Parent Conferences are this Wednesday, September 25th, and Thursday, September 26th. Last week I sent home a yellow conference slip with each student with the scheduled time for our parent conference. I look forward to meeting with each of you to discuss your child's progress this year. Remember that we will have early dismissal on both conference days (12:30) as well as on Friday (as usual). Extended School Day is available on each of these early dismissal days.
The first midterm was this past Friday, September 20th. As was stated in the fifth grade policies at the beginning of the school year, there will be no late work accepted from this point on. Students who do not turn in assignments on time will receive a permanent 0% on that assignment. Of course, absences are exceptions to this. Absent work must still be turned in by the Monday after the assignment is noted on the weekly green sheet. As well, if a student forgets to put their name on a paper, they will still be able to reclaim it from the unclaimed work drawer in class, write their name on it, and turn it in for late credit.
Updated on September 22nd for the week of September 23rd.
For school-wide news, make sure to read the latest Eagle's Nest Newsletter.
Advice and Reminders
Sept. 25th - 26th - Parent Conferences in the afternoons - early dismissal (12:30) on both days.
Oct. 7th - 8th - No School (Fall Break)
Oct. 11th - End of 1st Trimester
Oct. 14th - Beginning of 2nd Trimester
For more information on dates of school-wide events, please see the Happenings or the School Calendar pages on the school website.
A New Year
Fifth grade is a year of much growth and development, both academically and physically. I love seeing the students grow, mature, and become responsible, independent learners. It is hard work to transition into an independent student. To aid parents in helping their fifth graders, I have several sections/pages/links on this website that provide useful tips, tools, and advice. Please feel free to browse all the sections for anything you might find helpful. Also feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
The Importance of Homework
Homework provides much needed practice and feedback to prepare students for the tests that follow. More than just lowering a student's average in a given subject, missing homework assignments may also result in gaps in learning. In the first days of school, students were given papers discussing our classroom policies, including homework policy. Please do not hesitate to stop in if you have any questions.
Fifth Grade Newsletter
The Classroom Notes section at the top of this home page is the fifth grade newsletter. It is usually just a couple paragraphs. It is updated weekly, usually on Sunday nights, but it may be updated earlier in the weekend. As well, the curriculum pages are updated every weekend to reflect what will be taught in the coming week. This advice and reminders section is often left up as reminders, and is not necessarily new. However, if you see a new heading, you know that the information provided under that heading is newly provided.
Check RenWeb Frequently
Please make sure to check your child's grades frequently on RenWeb (at least once a week). If you have any problems accessing RenWeb, please check with the office as soon as possible. RenWeb is your quickest, most up to date access to your child's performance on assignments/tests. If you have any questions about your child's progress, please let me know and we will sit down and discuss your concerns.
Students must follow the dress code as outlined in the Student Handbook. Repeated violations of the dress code will result in a detention. If you have any questions, visit the Dress Code pages of the school website.