5th Grade is Super!

May 6, 2016

Specials Rotation (Week of 5/9)

Tiller: STEM

Clinkscales: RRT

Thetford: Art

Westog: Split Class

Ittner: PE

Stringer: Music

Williams: PE

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: Mason Russo

Ittner: Anna Kay Brown

Stringer: Shelby Pint

Thetford: Ty Brown

Tiller: Bryson Guinn

Westog: Alexya Mateiu

Williams: Nathan Frampton

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.

Headquarter Headlines

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.

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/.

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 9th.


We are almost finished with poetry, and will be assessing reading levels for the end of the year.


We are starting our autobiographies on Monday. Please be sure to remind your student to return their packet by Monday!

Word Study

Our penultimate word study test will be on Wednesday. It will cover Word Sort #39


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

Science/Social Studies

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

Important Dates

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

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