News From 5th Grade!

Ms. Katie, Ms. Hannah, Ms. Lesley, Ms. Beth, Ms. Rose

Field Study Update

Due to PARCC testing, our field study to Mt. Vernon has been moved from Friday, April 8th to Monday, April 4th. This means we will be traveling the first day we return from Spring Break. We will depart at 8:45am so it is important that students arrive on time.

Students will need to dress appropriately for the weather since a good deal of the trip is outdoors. Students will also need to bring a small backpack to carry their belongings for the day. Lunches will be left in the gatehouse. Students who receive school lunches will have bagged lunches provided.

Parent Night: Navigating Social Media

Interested in hearing more about some of the phone apps that seem to have your student stuck on their cell phone or computer? Want to hear more about what kids are tweeting, liking, following, kiking and snapping all from their handheld devices? This is an opportunity for 4th-8th grade parents to join in a discussion about social media and the way students are using it to connect to each other and leave their digital footprint.

The event will be held on Thursday, March 24 from 6:00-7:30 in the middle school. If you are interested in attending or would like more information please contact, NaKeisha Jones-Helton at or (202) 543-8477. #TTYL

PARCC Schedule

The annual PARCC test will begin when we return from Spring Break. Please help us help students through the block of testing by making sure that they get a good night of rest beforehand and arrive to school on time so they do not need to makeup testing days at the end of our sessions.

PARCC testing will run from Tuesday, April 5th through Friday, April 22nd.

We will be off for Spring Break Monday 3/28 - Friday 4/1. See you on April 4th!