We are fast approaching Christmas Break, and these next two weeks will be very busy and hectic. We are still working on academics, however we are also practicing for our Christmas Program and will need to have flexibility in our schedule.
This Thursday there will be a fundraiser at Peter Piper Pizza. Thursday will also be ugly sweater day. For $2, students may choose to wear an "ugly Christmas sweater" with jeans. Students who wear their ugly sweater to the Peter Piper fundraiser that same night will receive free tokens. See the flyer for more details on the event.
We are still collecting for St. Vincent de Paul. Fifth graders are assigned canned fruit for this collection, but we will accept all donations. Each student that donates will receive a link to help build our paper chain garland for the school Christmas tree.
Updated on December 9th for the week of December 10th.
For school-wide news, make sure to read the latest Eagle's Nest Newsletter.
Advice and Reminders
December 13th - Peter Piper Pizza fundraiser 4-7pm
December 19th - Christmas Program
December 20th - Pajama Day
December 21st - Last day of school for the first semester (half day as normal for Fridays)
December 22nd - January 6th - Christmas Vacation
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.