5TH GRADE NEWS

August 27 - 31

IMPORTANT DATES

Thursday, 8/30 -- House Competition - Wear your favorite Jackson Spirit Wear!

Monday, 9/3 -- Labor Day - No School

Wednesday, 9/5 -- 2nd Annual Greek & Latin Roots Superhero Conference

Thursday, 9/6 -- Field Trip to the Apple Store 10:00-12:30 (Mrs. Akin's Homeroom)

Friday, 9/7 -- School House Huddle @ 7:45-8:05 AM

Thursday, 9/13 -- House Competition - Pajama Day

Wednesday, 9/26 -- House Competition - Wear your house colors!

Thursday, 9/27 -- Picture Day

Tuesday, 10/16-- Field Trip to the Apple Store 10:00-12:30 (Ms. France's Homeroom) *NEW*

ASSESSMENTS

Wednesday, 8/29 -- Write Score Pre-Assessment

Friday, 9/7 -- ELA Test - Greek & Latin Roots

Monday, 9/10 -- SS Test - Turn of the Century (Cattle Drives, Black Cowboys, Inventors, Spanish American War & Panama Canal)

GREEK & LATIN ROOTS SUPERHERO CONFERENCE

Students were given information about this project in class last Monday, 8/20. See attachments for details. This project will be due on Wednesday, 9/5. Students are encouraged to get CREATIVE!

CLASS DOJO

At the end of August, any students who have earned at or above 85% positive DOJO points, will earn a special treat. All students will start at zero at the beginning of each month and will have a fresh start.


Students will also be given their DOJO cash at the end of each month and can use their DOJO dollars to purchase from Mrs. Akin's class store. If you would like to donate items to the class store, please contact Mrs. Akin. Thank you!

VOLUNTEERING

If you're interested in volunteering in the classroom, there will plenty of opportunities all year long. In a few weeks we will need A LOT of parent support to pull off the Ellis Island Simulation. More information to come next week.


This week, Mrs. Akin could use a few people to help with laminating and cutting. If you're able and willing to help any time on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of this week, please email Mrs. Akin.