Final Weekly Update!

Wow! This year has gone so quickly. I can’t believe this is the final weekly update for the year.  This week’s update includes lots of important information, so please take a few minutes to look over it carefully.

Field Day – Tuesday, June 6

  • Please make sure your child has the following items:
    • Water bottle
    • Sunscreen
    • Sack lunch
      • If you ordered a sack lunch from food service on or before May 19, it will be delivered to the stadium.
  • We will leave school just before 9:00 to walk to HHS Eagle Stadium.
  • Events begin at 9:20 with the first round of tug-of-war.
  • Lunch is at 11:45.
    • If you are planning to pick up lunch for your child, please note that the Subway at 36th and Baldwin gets VERY busy at lunch time on this day; you will want to plan ahead.
  • We arrive back at school around 2:00.

Last Day of School

  • Friday, June 9 is our last day of school
  • Students will be dismissed at 12:15.

Miscellaneous

  • If your child has a yellow safety belt at home, please make sure it gets returned to Mr. Gort this week.
  • We’ve been slowly but steadily been cleaning out desks and lockers. Please make sure your child is emptying his or her backpack each night to make room for the next day’s load.

Report Cards

  • District-wide, elementary schools follow the tradition of mailing report cards out on June 16 with delivery on Monday, June 19.  
  • Teachers also have the option send report cards via email on Friday, June 16. I won’t have access to my computer or email that day since I will be enjoying Gettysburg and Hershey Park with Baldwin Street Middle School eighth-graders on the East Coast Trip, so look for your fifth-grader’s report card to come in the mail.

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 15

Miscellaneous:  

  • Look for some important papers coming home on Thursday:
    • Red note to come home regarding pick up arrangements for when we arrive at school after camp on Friday, May 19. Please fill out this sheet and return it by Tuesday, May 16.
    • Pink course selection sheet from the middle school. Please fill out and return it to your child’s teacher by Tuesday, May 16.
  • If you plan to visit while we are at fifth-grade camp, please notify your child’s teacher by Tuesday, May 16. Please include the time you plan to arrive (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • On Friday, May 26, the fifth-graders are off to Craig’s Cruisers to celebrate their time spent together at Georgetown Elementary.  We are in need of many chaperones for this fun trip. We would like to invite you to sign up to chaperone this fun trip we’ve arranged. Please click on the link below to sign up if you are able to help out.

5th Grade Celebration Sign Up

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 8

Miscellaneous:  

  • On Friday, May 26, the fifth graders are off to Craig’s Cruisers to celebrate their time spent together at Georgetown Elementary.  We are in need of many chaperones for this fun trip. We would like to invite you to sign up to chaperone this fun trip we’ve arranged. Please click on the link below to sign up if you are able to help out.

5th Grade Celebration Sign Up

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 1

Camp Reminders:

 

  • Camp waivers and medical forms will go home today. They need to be returned by May 2.
  • Parent meeting for fifth-grade camp is Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 PM in the multipurpose room at Georgetown.  A brief meeting for chaperones will immediately follow.
  • We will meet with fifth-grade students during the school day to provide them with the information they will need for camp, so students need not attend the evening meeting.
  • If you would like to visit Camp Henry while we are at camp, you are required to have a background check completed prior to May 8.  Details about visiting camp will be explained during our May 2th meeting. Contact your teacher for details if you plan to attend. Background Check Link

 

Miscellaneous:

  • April and May are very busy months for families of fifth-grade students. Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

 

Math

 

  • Measurement and Geometry

 

Social Studies

 

  • American Revolution

 

Science

 

  • Use data to come to a reasonable conclusion
  • Construct charts, graphs, tables, and summaries to record observations
  • Ask questions, makes predictions, and draws conclusions through observations and activities

 

ELA

 

  • Informational Writing

 

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of April 24

Miscellaneous:

  • Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 25) we will be visiting Baldwin Street Middle School. One of the highlights of the visit for students is that they get to eat lunch in the cafeteria there.
    • A letter was sent home a week or two ago regarding how you can make sure that your child has money in his or her lunch account for that visit.
    • Students are welcome to bring their own lunch that day, but they will be responsible for carrying and keeping track of it.
  • Parent meeting for fifth-grade camp is Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 PM in the multipurpose room at Georgetown. A brief meeting for chaperones will immediately follow.
    • We will meet with fifth-grade students during the school day to provide them with the information they will need for camp, so students need not attend the evening meeting.
  • April and May are very busy months for families of fifth-grade students. Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Math

  • Measurement and Geometry

Social Studies

  • American Revolution

ELA

  • We are beginning a research and informational writing project on topics related to our social studies curriculum.

What’s Coming Up – Week of April 17

Miscellaneous:

  • Your children are working so hard on the M-STEP! Please take a few minutes to congratulate your child for his or her efforts.
  • We have two more testing days this week:
    • Tuesday, April 18
    • Wednesday, April 19
  • On Thursday, April 20, we will be providing the fifth-grade students with a pizza lunch to celebrate their completion of the M-STEP.
    • Two pieces of pizza will be provided for each student. If students wish to have a side item or a drink, they are welcome to bring something from home.
    • Please remember that Georgetown is a pop free school.
  • Next Tuesday, April 25, we will be visiting Baldwin Street Middle School. One of the highlights of the visit for students is that they get to eat lunch in the cafeteria there.
    • A letter was sent home last week regarding how you can make sure that your child has money in his or her lunch account for that visit.
    • Students are welcome to bring their own lunch that day, but they will be responsible for carrying and keeping track of it.
  • April and May are very busy months for families of fifth-grade students. Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

What’s Coming Up – Week of April 10

Welcome back! I hope all of you had a restful and relaxing spring break. Can you believe there are only nine weeks left in the school year? These last few weeks of fifth grade are packed with events and activities, so please make sure you are checking the blog for important dates and details. You can also find a list of upcoming dates for fifth grade students and parents here.

Miscellaneous:

  • Fifth grade will be taking the M-STEP on the following dates:
    • Tuesday, April 11
    • Wednesday, April 12
    • Thursday, April 13
    • Tuesday, April 18
    • Wednesday, April 19
    • Thursday, April 20
    • Friday, April 21
    • Please avoid making appointments that would cause your child to miss school on these dates.
    • Please make sure your child is getting plenty of rest, eating a healthy breakfast, and bringing a morning snack to school. This is important every day, but it is especially on the M-STEP testing days.
  • Early release Friday, April 14.

Reading:

  • While it is still the expectation that fifth grade students read outside of school for at least 20 minutes five times per week (100 minutes per week), I realize how busy the last weeks of school can be for families, so I will not be asking parents to sign a reading log for the remainder of the school year.
  • To keep your child interested and to make reading feel less like a chore, it is a great time of year try something different. Audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, and sharing a book on a topic of interest with a parent or sibling can all be useful strategies for refreshing the home reading routine.

 

What’s Coming Up – March 27

Miscellaneous:

  • Health movie on March 30.
  • Once we return from spring break, fifth grade will be taking the M-STEP on the following dates:
    • Tuesday, April 11
    • Wednesday, April 12
    • Thursday, April 13
    • Tuesday, April 18
    • Wednesday, April 19
    • Thursday, April 20
    • Friday, April 21
    • Please avoid making appointments that would cause your child to miss school on these dates.

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 13

What’s Coming Up-Week of Mar. 13

Miscellaneous:

  • I’m looking forward to seeing all of you at conferences this week.
  • Report cards were sent home with students today. Since the end of year report cards will be mailed or sent by email, there is no need to return the envelopes.
  • Book Fair is this week. We had a chance to preview today, and students made wish lists. Our class will shop on Wednesday, March 15.
  • We had a guest reader today! Dr. Ceglarek came to our classroom and shared a favorite book of his, The Magician’s Hat, by Malcolm Mitchell, and avid reader and a member of the New England Patriots football team. Dr. Ceglarek introduced the book with this video. We really enjoyed learning about Malcolm Mithcell and reading his book.
  • Health movie on March 30.

Math

  • Operations and Word Problems

Social Studies

  • Road to Revolution

ELA

  • Students are wrapping up their own historical fiction stories.

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 6

Miscellaneous:

  • Early Release on Friday, March 10.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences on March 13, 14, and 15. You can double check your scheduled conference time here.
  • Book Fair is the week of conferences. Watch your teacher’s blog for your class’ time.
  • Colds and flu are running rampant, and all three fifth grade classrooms are running low on tissues and disinfectant wipes. Any donations of these items for our classrooms would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping us keep your children healthy!