PGMS Newsletter 5th Grade Edition
Dear Fifth Grade Students and Parents:
This school year is quickly coming to an end and already we here at the middle school are looking forward to having you join us next year. We are beginning to plan for your arrival and want you to know how happy we are that you will join our school in only a few months.
We are visiting you this week at your school to talk with you about middle school and what you can expect next year.
As a sixth grader, you will take subjects similar to the ones you take now. Everyone takes English, History, Science, Math and P.E. For your elective class, you may choose to take instrumental music (band or strings), chorus, or the exploratory rotation cycle. The cycle classes are art, keyboarding, STEM, and home economics. Each of those classes lasts one quarter, and then you rotate to the next class. The biggest difference having to do with classes in middle school is that you will have several different teachers.
Here are some other things that are different about middle school. You will be assigned a hall locker for storing your books and belongings.
In P.E., you will be assigned a P.E. locker because everyone wears a uniform for P.E. and you will be required to change clothes. During morning break and lunch, you may bring your snacks and lunch from home or buy it from the cafeteria.
Parents, I would like to invite you to our Orientation Night on Wednesday, April 3, at 6:00 pm, in the Middle School Auditorium. Then, at 7 pm, you are invited to attend our Open House. We encourage you and your student to stay and look around the classrooms. Please put this date on your calendar.
In April and May, we will send via email a 5th-grade edition school newsletter for you and your parents to read. On Friday, May 24, the entire fifth grade will be invited to visit the middle school for a couple of hours, talk with some students here and take a tour of the school.
I hope you are all having a good year and that you are looking forward to middle school next year. It is an exciting time for you and your family. I am looking forward to meeting you soon!
5th- Grade Parent Orientation, Wed. Apr. 3
Outdoor Science School
Here is a little information about Outdoor Science School for the incoming 6th graders. Just to give you an idea of how much it is, the fee last year was $370 (we are not sure how much the fee will be this year). If your student wants to go, you are responsible for payment. The students leave here on a Tuesday and return on Friday at noon. We should have more information about Outdoor Science at our Registration Round-up at the end of July.
Per Board Policy, students must have a current sports physical on file in the office before a student can try-out or practice a PGMS Sport (this does not apply to the Physical Education class). Please make sure your student has a current sports physical. The physical form is available online.
No Sports Physical on file = No Tryouts.
• Fall Sports: Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country
• Late Fall & Winter Sport: Basketball
• Spring Sports: Golf, Wrestling, Track & Field, Tennis
• Cheer is available all year.
It really helps if your student turns in their physical at the beginning of school year. Sometimes the announcements of try-outs and practices are a few days before they happen. Volleyball, Soccer, and Cross Country usually happen within the first two weeks of school starting. If you have any questions please contact Apple in the office, email@example.com or 831-646-6568.
Community Service Hours
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Student Handbook
I need to pick up my child early from school, what do I need to do?
You will have to come to the office and sign your student out. We will ask for a picture ID so please have it with you. Teachers will not release the student unless they receive a pass from the office. You have several options:
1. You can send a note with your child to give to the office. It is your student's responsibility to remember to bring it to the office.
2. You can call the office on the day of to let us know.
3. You can come to the office to let us know when you sign them out.