5th Grade is Super!

November 20, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Specials Rotation (Week of 11/30)

Tiller: Music

Clinkscales: Art

Thetford: PE

Westog: Split Class

Ittner: STEM

Stringer: PE

Williams: RRT

News from the Nest


We are very excited about our upcoming field trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains! 5th grade classes will be attending this field trip on either May 2nd or May 3rd, 2016. This year we are setting up two types of payment plans. The first type of payment plan is to pay the entire amount in full by November 18, 2015. The second payment plan is to pay the first half by November 18, 2015 and the second half of the payment by February 19, 2016. To view full information and cost of field trip, please see the attached flyer or check your students Friday Folder.

**Please note: The informational packet in Friday Folders has incorrect dates on it. The dates of the field trip are May 2nd and May 3rd, NOT May 1st and May 2nd.**


The 5th grade panoramic picture has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 1st. Please make sure that all 5th graders wear their class field day t-shirts on this day!

Headquarter Headlines

2015 GA Milestones Test Results

Test results for the school and district are anticipated to be released from the state on Monday. Schools do not yet have individual student score reports. These should arrive in the next few weeks. Individual score reports will first be released on the portal and then hard copies will be sent home. Please see the attached letter from the district for more information.

RFL Movie Night on December 11

Mark your calendars for December 11 Movie Night 5:30 – 9:00!

Parents don’t miss the chance to have a Friday night to shop for the holidays or have a relaxing dinner out while your child has fun watching Minions under the supervision of our wonderful PMES teachers. This event is sponsored by PMES Relay for Life. Students will have fun and receive pizza and a drink all for only $15 per student. ($10 for each additional sibling). Look for the flyer in this week’s Friday Folder.

Upcoming and Continuing Units of Study


We are continuing to take a look at Non-Fiction text. We will be learning how to understand complex text as we learn about volcanoes.


As writers, we will be creating a piece of non-fiction text that will be engaging and informative for our readers.

Word Study

We just finished a study of homographs, and our new Unit (Sort #15) will be starting in December.


We will be spending a great deal of time with fractions (the rest of Quarter 2). We will be continuing our unit over multiplying fractions and the test is scheduled for Friday, December 4th. Study guides will go home during that week.

Science/Social Studies

The Turn of the Century Test is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1st. Students received study guides earlier this week and it is also attached below.

In science, we will be moving into covering constructive and destructive forces.

Important Dates

November 23rd- November 27th: No School (Thanksgiving Holiday)

December 1st: 5th Grade Panoramic Photo (Wear 5th Grade T-shirt)

December 3rd: 5th Grade Chorus Show

December 11th: Relay for Life Movie Night

December 18th: Fifth Grade Winter Party

December 22nd- January 5th: Winter Break

January 6th: Students' First Day Back (Quarter 3 Begins)