Fifth Grade Newsletter

March 21, 2016

Message to Parents,

Kindergarten Registration Information: Tuesday - Thursday

In order to start the registration process for Kindergarten, we need the following document(s).

_____ Birth Certificate/Certified Copy

_____ GA Certificate of Immunization (Form #3231) - current

_____ GA Certificate of Ear, Eye, Dental & Nutrition (Form #3300)

_____ Copy of Social Security Card

_____ Proof of Residence – Utility Bill or Signed Closing Documents/Lease

If your child’s immunization form expires before the first day of school, we must have a current immunization form before your child may attend.

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.

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. Students need to be making progress towards their end-of-the quarter book review goals in order to attend the reading celebration on April 1st.

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

Microorganisms and Inherited Traits/Learned Behaviors

Social Studies News: Bass/Smallwood


Reading News:

Close reading of informational text; book reviews - the next pep rally for students who are meeting their reading goals will be April 1st.

Math News:

This week in math we will be working on solving fraction word problems

Writing News:


Important Dates:

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

March 24th - Enrichment

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 this week's Monday Folders

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

April 1st - Reading celebration

April 4th - 8th - Spring Break

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

CMCSI School Newsletter, Date of Events, & Lunch Menu

Contact Us

School phone number: 770-967-3121

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