5th Grade

Keefe, Kingsley & Ward

Upcoming Events

February 8th: 4 Opportunity for Science due (optional for Ward's class)

February 8th: 1 Bag of Candy for Buddies

February 8th: Sports items for Ecuador

February 9th: D.A.R.E. Homework due (Watch Superbowl commercials & p. 32 Journal)

February 12th: Book Orders due (more information below)

February 12th: Kindergarten Buddies (Please bring in one bag of candy prior to this date)

February 22nd: Yearbook forms are due

February 24th: Six Flags Reading Logs are due

March 1st: Picture Day for new students

March 14th: Spring Conferences (optional, more information to come)

March 23rd: D.A.R.E. Graduation


As part of the BizTown preparation, students need to bring in a note card with their full name and full address. A parent signature is required for accuracy. This information will be kept confidential. The purpose of this activity is for preparation needed for job application skills. Please have this by Monday, February 8th.

Author Visit

Author Ben Mikaelson will be visiting Horizon Elementary on Tuesday, March 8th. You will have the opportunity to pre-order copies of two different books to be signed by our author on the day of the visit. Order forms will be sent home with the kids next week. The two books that you can order are Stranded ($6.00) Touching Spirit Bear ($7.00).

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. As a class, we will be celebrating the holiday on February 12 at the end of the day. Students are not required or expected to bring in a treat. However, if your child would like to celebrate by bringing in valentines, please be sure that there is one for every child (there are 27 students in each of our classes). There is a class roster attached to be sure you don’t miss anyone. We would like to discourage any additional gifts being given or exchanged in order to avoid hurt feelings and exclusivity.

In class, students will decorate a paper bag in order to collect and take home their valentines. If students would like to bring in special paper, hearts, stickers, etc. to decorate with and share with their peers, they are welcome to!

Mrs. Ward's Classlist

Mrs. Kingsley's Classlist

Pewaukee Community Fair

Community Day, on Sat., Feb. 20, 10 am-3 pm @ PHS, is offering many new carnival games made by high school students, fabulous prizes, business vendors, face painting by the ASA Clark Art Club, inflatables, cake walk, free arts & crafts by Champions, delicious food vendors, terrific silent auctions and raffles, book fair, and so much more! Free childcare provided by Champions with donation to the Pewaukee Food Pantry.

Six Flags

Horizon is participating in an exciting program that encourages our students to read for fun. Read to succeed is a free program sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks. Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading before the school's deadline (February 24th) is eligible for a free admission ticket valid at one participating Six Flags Theme Park.

Here is a link for more information and reading log sheet.


All fifth grade students are currently writing a persuasive letter to Mr. Gull on the topic of keeping or banning chocolate milk in our school district. This is a topic that is controversial in many school districts around the nation. Although our school district is not truly considering this, we ask that you are a part of motivating our students to realize how their words and writing carry power. In particular, students have been working on answering Mr. GUll’s mock letter that asks students’ opinion if “schools should ban chocolate milk from being served and a lunch option.” I am thoroughly impressed with our students’ logical reasoning as they provide evidence and explanations in their writing. At the end of this writing piece, students will present their writing to a panel of health officials, district officials, parents and community members.

Unit 9 Spelling Packet is due on Feb. 12 (this is a Friday).

Social Studies

Kingsley: Our town meeting was a success. As a community, it was decided that it would not be in our best interest to build a new meetinghouse in our New England colony. Students played their parts extremely well and it was a meaningful simulation!

Accelerated Math - Mrs. Quick

This week in math, we continued solving multiple-step word problems. We have one more quiz to go, and then we’ll take the assessment on this unit, which will be at the end of next week. We also spent the remainder of our $100,000 dollars on our selected stocks! The stock market had a few rough days this week, so we’re hoping to recoup our losses in the upcoming weeks! Any tips on great stocks to buy?! Share them with your child!
Band Practice Schedule

Please help us out by looking into your student's band schedule. Remind them of the day of the week they have practice and the time. Next week will be the "black week."