Mrs. Combs' & Mr. Kirk's Newsletter

January 16th, 2018

Math and Science - Mr. Kirk

Math - We are ordering, adding, and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers. There will be a math quiz Thursday or Friday, depending on weather.


Science - We are talking about Ecosystems.

Reading & Virginia Studies - Mrs. Combs

Reading- We are working on character development.


Spelling-no spelling this week


Writing-We will be learning how to use hyphens.


Virginia Studies- We are reviewing 4th grade material, starting with VS 2 Geography and Native Americans. Students can use https://sites.google.com/a/solteacher.com/olteacher-com/home/4th-grade to study. That website has all information broken down into standards (VS 9a, VS9b, etc.) with fun games to play to review.



I would like to welcome, Ms. Cruse, from Bridgewater College, to our classroom as our student teacher. She was here in the fall completing a practicum and will now be with us through April finishing her requirements to obtain a teaching degree.

From the PKVES Office

Yearbook Sales: January 16th - January 29th

If you did not purchase a yearbook in August on “fee day,” your child will be bringing home a yearbook order form. Until January 29th, the cost of a yearbook is $14. If there are extra yearbooks at the end of the school year, the cost will be $18.


*There is no intramurals on 2 Hour Delay days.


*Family Life is January 19th for 5th grade.




Stock the Makers’ Space: Learn how you can help stock our Makers’ Space room and turn your trash into our treasure, please click on the link below.

https://docs.google.com/a/rockingham.k12.va.us/document/d/1xSWPiko6c0kkwoKOB5WTygnue1JverfEdj8GO2NXIz0/edit?usp=sharing

Important Dates

Friday, Jan. 19-Family life for 5th grade


Thursday, Jan. 25-Report cards go home


Thursday, Feb. 1-1:00 dismissal

Parent Teacher Conferences 1:30-7:30 (link coming soon)



Friday, Feb. 2-No School for students