5th Grade is Super!

May 9, 2016

Specials Rotation (End-of-Year Rotation)

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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: Trace Wilhite

Ittner: Hamp Childs

Stringer: Madison Whitehead

Thetford: Jenna Brown

Tiller: Jacob Wright

Westog: PJ Terry

Williams: Lauren Saylor

News from the Nest

Family Life Presentation Rescheduled

The 5th Grade Family Life Education Lessons have been rescheduled for Thursday, May 19th. A letter will be in your child's Friday Folder today. Please notice the dates regarding 1) preview of materials and 2) opt-out detailed in the letter. We apologize for any confusion caused by previous notification.

Promotion & Summer School Criteria

On May 5, 2016, the State Board of Education granted a waiver of promotion, placement, and retention requirements tied to the 2016 administration of the Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) tests. As a result, Gwinnett County Public Schools will use grades to determine promotion and retention for students at the elementary and middle school levels. Once final grades are determined, local schools will communicate with parents of students recommended for summer school. Below you will find the criteria the school system will use for promotion and to determine which students are eligible for summer school.

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

Please see below regarding details of our upcoming 5th Grade Achievement Day.
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Clinic Medication Pick-Up

If your child has any medications in the clinic, please make arrangements to pick them up by the last day of school. Any medication that is not picked up will be discarded by our School Resource Officer. Remember students CANNOT take medications home with them. Please contact Brooke Burnett in the clinic if you have any questions.

Book Return

We will be returning our books to the school in the next week or two. Please be sure all textbooks and library books are returned this week. Thank you!

Lunch Charges

As of Monday, May 9th, all lunch charges (negative balances) need to be paid, and a student will no longer be able to charge (owe money) on their lunch. Please make sure your child has money on their account accordingly. You can continue to send in cash or checks to apply to their accounts through the last day of school.

Art News

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)

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 9th.


Students should be reading their "Book and Movie Unit" books! Please read, sign, and return the permission slip to watch the movie that matches your child's book. Thanks!


We are continuing to work on our Autobiographies. Any pictures that need printed can be emailed to school or sent in on a flash drive!

Word Study

Our last word study test will be Wednesday, May 18th. The students were pretested on the 20 most frequently missed words! This is a tough test, but important words your child should know how to spell heading into middle school!


Classes will continue to take the Quarter 4 DAs. We will also continue review of 5th grade skills and preview of 6th grade skills.

Science/Social Studies

Classes will continue to take the Quarter 4 DAs. We will also continue review of 5th grade skills and preview of 6th grade skills. We are also finishing up circuit quiz board projects.

Important Dates

May 9th-May 20th: District Assessments (DAs) Testing Time Frame

May 25th: 5th Grade Achievement Day/Last Day of School