Fifth Grade Newsletter

March 14, 2016

Message to Parents,

Below is a link that you can use to familiarize yourself and your child with the format of the online Georgia Milestones End of Grade test. It will allow your child become comfortable with the format, tools, and types of questions that may appear on the assessment. The login information is on the home screen of the website.

Additionally, each teacher has created and assigned Georgia Milestones End of Grade practice for your child on Your child knows how to long onto this site if you are interested in spending time practicing for the test with your student.

Due tomorrow!!!

If your child is attending the A.D.V.A.N.C.E. program, their posters are due next Tuesday, March 1st. Direction: Using a standard sheet of construction size paper or poster board, design a theme of safety based on what you've learned in A.D.V.A.N.C.E. An example would be to be safe and don't drink or smoke. Use your imagination!

A.D.V.A.N.C.E. essay directions: A.D.V.A.N.C.E. Pledge: On a standard sheet of notebook paper, create a five paragraph pledge on the following topics:

  • How you feel about the A.D.V.A.N.C.E. program;
  • What you've learned in A.D.V.A.N.C.E. to stay safe
  • Why is it important to be drug, gang, and violence free.

The start of the new quarter means a new round of book responses due by the end of the grading period. Most classes require 7 books per grading period.

We will be collecting baby pictures (under 1 yr old) of 5th graders for the yearbook. You can email them to or send them in for us to scan. Please send them in NO LATER than Friday, February 26!

Science News: Wandrum/Walker

Plant and animal classification; single and multi-celled organisms

Social Studies News: Bass/Smallwood


Reading News:

Response to literature; book reviews - the next pep rally for students who are meeting their reading goals will be March 31st.

Math News:

This week in math we will be finishing up orders of operations and starting coordinate grids. We will be playing the game Battleship on Friday for coordinate grids.

Writing News:


Important Dates:

March 15th - Chili's Spirit Night

March 18th - Mother/Son Night of Fun

March 22nd - 24th - Kindergarten Round-up (registration)

March 25th - No School for Students

March 29th - Magnet school parent meeting 9AM

March 30th - Spring Pictures/ Class Pictures - prepaid so look for an order form to come home in Monday Folders

March 30th - All Medieval Times payments are due ($30 per child/$30 per adult)

Georgia Milestones End of Grade Testing

April 19th – ELA 1 & 2

April 20th – ELA 3

April 21st – Math

April 25th – Science

April 26th – Social Studies

May 6th - Tentative date for Medieval Times field trip

May 13th - Tentative date for ADVANCE graduation

May 24th - 5th grade graduation:

Graduation 8:30-9:30

Showcase 10:00-11:15

Celebration 12:00 until check-out

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