5th Grade is Super!

April 29, 2016

Blue Ridge Field Trip

Just a reminder that our Blue Ridge Field Trip is fast approaching! Stringer, Thetford, Westog, and portions of Williams' homeroom will be going on Monday, May 2nd. Clinkscales, Tiller, Ittner, and portions of Williams' homeroom will be going on Tuesday, May 3rd.

Please take the time to review the attached packing list and code of conduct with your child.

Specials Rotation (Week of 5/2)

Tiller: PE

Clinkscales: PE

Thetford: STEM

Westog: Split Class

Ittner: Art

Stringer: RRT

Williams: Music

Hats Off to our Weekly Sparrow Hawk Super Star Heroes!

The following students were recognized by their teachers and other PMES staff members based on the following leadership qualities:

* Persistent and positive "I can..." attitude

* Diligence in work and study habits

* Follows class and school rules

* Helpful to others

* Display of consistent respects for personal and school property

Clinkscales: Braden Cason

Ittner: Kayla Desir

Stringer: Luca Veni

Thetford: Olivia Carter

Tiller: Anslee Appling

Westog: Diego Vela

Williams: Curtis Thompson

News from the Nest


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

WHAT? 8th Annual Puckett’s Mill Elementary Kickball Challenge

WHO? 5th grade students and spectators (PMES Students and Families)

WHEN? Tuesday, May 10, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
WHERE? Puckett’s Mill Stadium (Puckett’s Mill playground)
WHY? To honor the fifth graders and benefit the Puckett’s Mill Relay for Life team.

COST? $2.00 for players or spectators

5th Grade Achievement Day Date Change!!

The 5th Grade Achievement Day has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 25 (the last day of school) due to the upcoming General Primary Election held in our building on 5/24/16. Please mark your calendar. We realize that the Mill Creek Graduation is the same evening at 8:00pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. More information to come from our Wonderful 5th Grade Room moms and in next week's newsletter.

Achievement Day Schedule of Events and Lunch Order Form

Please see the links below regarding details of our upcoming 5th Grade Achievement Day.

Spring Pictures

Spring pictures went home last week. There are a total of 5 sheets in the package. These photos have not been purchased yet. Please keep any sheets you would like to purchase and return unwanted sheets with payment.

IF you have NOT returned your child's pictures please do so as soon as possible. We do not want Lifetouch to charge you for the pictures if you do not want them. Thanks.

Onward to Osborne!

Osborne Middle School Parent Orientation: May 3rd at 6:30pm at OMS

5th Grade Student Orientation at OMS: May 4th at 9:30am

5th graders will ride buses to OMS on Wednesday, May 4th and will go through orientation and learn about next year. This is a student only event and will be chaperoned by the 5th grade teachers.

Please look for information about the student Osborne Middle School Orientation on May 3 in your child's Friday folder. If there is an issue and your child will not be attending the orientation, please let us know so we can make arrangements for them at PMES.

Fifth Grade Promotion and Milestones

Now that Milestones has finished, questions have been asked about scores and promotion requirements. Please view the attached document provided by the county. It has also been posted on the PMES website.

Headquarter Headlines

PMES Art News

Virtual Author Visit

On Tuesday, May 10th students will have the opportunity to Skype with artist and author Mark Gonyea. Mark has written several books including: A Book About Color; A Book About Design; Another Book About Design; and The Spooky Book. Most students are familiar with A Book About Color from art class. Students will have an opportunity to see Mark Gonyea’s studio, hear about his inspirations, and learn about the process for creating books. There will be time during the presentation for students to ask him questions. We are very excited to bring this digital learning opportunity to our students. If you'd like to know more about this artist, visit his website at http://www.markgonyea.com/.

The video conference sessions will be held in the cafeteria at the following times:

(K/1) 8:20 - 8:50

(2/3) 9:00 - 9:45

(4/5) 10:05-10:50

Do you have t-shirts and sweaters you’d like to donate?

We are collecting t-shirts (all colors and sizes) to be used for art shirts and for next year's Art Show. Consider donating your outgrown or old sweaters to a future art project. You can drop off t-shirts and sweaters in Ms. Dorian’s classroom.

PMES Summer Art Camp Information

Week 1- June 6-9

Week 2- June 13-16

Morning session: 10:30-1:00 (Grades 3-6)

Afternoon session: 1:00-3:30 (Grades K-2)

Cost: $75 per week

Upcoming and Continuing Units of Study

These last couple of weeks of school we will continue teaching and learning. There's still a lot of curriculum to cover. Please help us remind the students of our class and school expectations. We will complete the District Assessments starting the week of May 16th.


We are finishing up our poetry unit looking at songs and their use of figurative language.


We are starting an autobiography project. Please look in your child's Friday Folder for more details!

Word Study

Students were tested today on Spelling list #36. New word study words will be given next week (after the field trip) and the test over Sort #39 will be NEXT Wednesday, May 11th.


We will be working on reviewing concepts from the year and work on previewing 6th grade content in preparation for the DAs.

Science/Social Studies

We will be reviewing the science content from this quarter and will be completing a project in class to review circuits.

Important Dates

May 2nd: Blue Ridge Field Trip for Stringer, Thetford, Westog, and Williams

May 3rd: Blue Ridge Field Trip for Clinkscales, Tiller, Ittner, and Williams

May 3rd: Parent Orientation at Osborne Middle School at 6:30pm

May 4th: Student Orientation at Osborne Middle School at 9:30am

May 25th: 5th Grade Achievement Day