5th Grade Weekly Update
Week of Oct. 30-Nov. 3
We're excited about another week of learning with our 5th graders!
We strive to create an environment that helps our students to meet their highest potential.
Please read our newsletter each week to get important updates and reminders.
Ms. Valentin 5A
Ms. Bradley 5C
Ms. Kinney (Reading Specialist)
Mrs. Sledge (IRR)
Mrs. Powell (Math EIP)
Mrs. Stanton-Cooper (ESOL)
Mrs. Turturro (ESOL)
What did we learn this week?
We took our Unit 2 Math test this week and we prepared to start a new unit on multiplication and division.
We've been reading to learn about forces of nature and how they can create and destroy landforms. As we read about earthquakes and volcanoes, we discussed various text structures. We began to write opinion essays about which force of nature we think is the most dangerous.
We ended our unit on volcanoes and prepared to begin our new unit about animal classifications.
What are we learning next week?
Be sure to review converting measurements. We will begin a new unit on multiplication and division.
We will continue reading to learn about forces of nature and how they can create and destroy landforms. As we read about earthquakes and volcanoes, we will analyze various text structures. We will publish opinion essays about which force of nature we think is the most dangerous.
We will be learning about the Spanish American War and we'll also be studying the Panama canal.
We will begin a new unit about animal classifications.
Mark your calendars!
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:
11/2: Marrieta Parent University 6:00 – 7:30pm
11/3: Coffee with the Principal 8:30am
11/7: Election Day (No School)
11/9: Blue Devil Showcase Rising 6th Grade Parent Information Night
6pm @ Marietta 6th Grade Academy
11/9 & 11/10: Write Score Writing Test
11/15: 1st and 2nd Grade Thanksgiving Lunch
11/16: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Thanksgiving Lunch
11/20-11/24: Thanksgiving Break (No School)
Marietta City District ESOL Family Night is soon!
Who: ESOL families NEW to Marietta City Schools
When: November 2, 2023 @ 5:30pm
Where: Marietta Sixth Grade Academy
What: Learn what to expect for your child
Families will receive help accessing Aspen, school schedules, understanding your child’s language progress, connecting with your child’s school, and more.
Reading Support Corner
EIP Math Corner
We will be beginning the skill: "Order of Operations." Students will be solving equations and real-world word problems using the sequence found in the chart. We will also be building our multiplication skills (up to 3 digits X 2 digits). Please review your multiplication facts each night.
Lunch Bunch !
Students in Mrs. Powell's Lunch Bunch are working hard with a partner to solve "The Great Pumpkin Heist" escape room challenge using our place value skills.
Next Donut Day- Friday, Oct. 27
Buy a donut for $2.00 to help support the PTA!
Weekly Communication Folders are sent home each Thursday, to be returned on Friday. Inside the folders you will find your student's weekly homework. Your student is expected to complete all homework AND read 20 minutes each night. Homework is turned in on Thursdays and will be graded.
Park Street Dress Code
Arrival / Dismissal
Change of Transportation
If there is a change in transportation arrangements, we require notice from the parent before allowing students to be transported by anyone other than a parent. You may send in a note with your child or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of the change. We do not allow students to walk or to ride home with unauthorized people.
At dismissal time bus riders will be put on the school bus unless a parent is present for pick-up, or the parent has notified the school office of another arrangement.
Students are not permitted to change buses to ride home with friends without a note from their parent. Please make arrangements for your child before he/she comes to school. If you must make a change during the day, notify the school office staff before 2:30 p.m.
Pick-up by Car in the Afternoon
Anyone picking up a child must have his/her Panther Car Tag. If you do not have a Panther Car Tag, you may get one at Sneak-A-Peek or by coming to the front office.
Please do not park across the street and have your child designated as a “walker”.
This is extremely dangerous, and teachers on duty will stop children crossing the street
unescorted by a parent or adult. If you need to come into the building, please park in a parking space.
When a student arrives late (after 8:30), an adult must sign the student in at the office.
Please limit early pick-up of children to emergencies and appointments. If a child is out for any portion of the school day, the missed time is recorded as a tardy. A note sent in the morning will help us to have your child ready. To avoid interruptions to instruction, no student
will be released between 2:45 and 3:15. Parents will be asked to wait for the dismissal bell. Come to the office to check out a student. Please be prepared to present photo identification upon request. No student will be released to an unknown or unauthorized person.
Students waiting to be picked up will be supervised until 3:30. After 3:30 they may be sent to the After School Program if they are pre-registered ($10 fee). Regular after school charges will apply. Many parents sign up for the program so their children can attend in case of emergency.