Mrs. Gilmore's Class- 5th Grade

February 2020

Kindergarten Screening

Attention incoming Republic School District Kindergarten families! Kindergarten screening and enrollment dates have been set for the 2020-2021 school year! Schofield will have appointments available on March 25th. Any child who resides in the Republic School District boundaries that will be 5 on or before July 31 is eligible. Visit for details. Call 417.732.3610 now to make your appointment! We are excited to welcome the class of 2033 to school!

MAP Testing

The window for MAP testing is April 27th- May 8th. If at all possible, PLEASE do not schedule doctors appointments during this window. MAP testing will start at 8:45 promptly, it is important for students to be on time to class during these days and ready to start testing!

Closer to time, I will send out a schedule for breakfast sign ups. I like to feed all students a healthy breakfast at school so I know they're starting their tests with a full belly!

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Leadership Binder

Leadership Binders will be sent home Friday, February 28th. I will include a "Data Chat" sheet to serve as a conversation starter for you and your child. Sign and return the leadership binder ASAP as we use these frequently. Let me know what questions you have!

Parent Involvement

*Background checks must be completed YEARLY in order to attend class parties, field trips, and field day. Please see the front office or the district website for a form.

Schofield has many opportunities for families to volunteer and be involved during the school day. If you are interested in the below parent involvement opportunities, please contact Ms. Markie Bravestone, Schofield’s Assistant Principal, at

  • Watch D.O.G.S. Dads

    • Dads spend the day mentoring students and helping around the school.

  • Super M.O.M.S.

    • Greet students at the beginning of the day

    • Help with breakfast of lunch

    • Help in the art room or library

    • Read to your lifelong learner’s class

In addition to the above opportunities during the school day, parents can attend PTO Meetings, assemblies, special building events and serve on the Parent Lighthouse Team. Communication about these events are on Schofield’s Facebook page and in monthly building newsletters.

Building Improvement Plan and School Performance

It is Schofield Elementary's goal to make sure more than 80% of students are proficient with Missouri Learning Standards for math and literacy.

Literacy: We will begin comparing/contrasting and analyzing various texts. We will start a short study over several Shel Silverstein's poems.

Writing: Students will continue our research on classes of vertebrates. We will revise our papers to include good word choice and descriptive phrases.

Math: We will continue our learning on how to multiply decimals.

Science: We will further our study on plants and animals by looking at how plants get what they need through a process called photosynthesis.

WIN Time (What I Need): We will focus on regrouping and renaming while adding and subtracting fractions while


Schofield's proportional attendance rate for the month so far is 95.69%. Our building level goal is to have a proportional attendance rate of more than 95%.

Classroom Celebrations!

We are working our way to proficiency (81% or more of our class) with being able to add and subtract fractions. We went from 0% proficiency to 71%!

Counselors Update from Mrs. Fenske

The School Counselor will visit our classroom next week. She will talk about the following topic:

  • Applying the Skills of Transitioning Between Educational Levels
  • Develop an understanding of educational tasks and skills necessary to make a smooth transition to the middle school structure.
  • Your student will be bringing home a selection form that will need to be signed and returned in order to be enrolled in the classes your students prefers.

Your student will be bringing home a portfolio, at the end of the year, showing you EVERYTHING we did.

Upcoming Events

March 13: Spring Party 1:15-2:15 pm

March 16-20 Spring Break!

March 27-Spring pictures

Daily Schedule

8:30- Specials (P.E. 8:35-9:30)

9:40- WIN

10:10- Reading Workshop

11:45- Math


1:10- Math

2:00 -Writing Workshop

2:45- Content

3:30- End of Day

*Early Release EVERY Friday- 2:30 pm.


Monday- Library

Tuesday- Computer

Wednesday- Art

Thursday- Music

Friday- PE

Wake Up, Learn Stuff, Be Awesome!