Wilson's Creek 5th Grade News

January 30 - February 3, 2023

Important Dates:

2/3 Mid-quarter celebration

2/3 Mid quarter reports sent home

2/10 Madagascar Jr. Play at Kickapoo

2/14 Valentine Exchange

2/20 President's Day

Principal's Pride Post

Our very own Kaylee Jarman, 6th grader, won the audition for the privilege of introducing author, J. Scott Savage to Wilson’s Creek. He visited us to share tips on story writing and introduce his new book coming out, Graysen Foxx.

Student Council News

During the month of February, our school will be raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We are planning some awesome events to raise money and have fun at the same time! Stay tuned for more details.


We are looking for local businesses who are willing to donate raffle prizes for our fundraiser events. If you know anyone who may be interested in doing this, please contact Mr. Kennedy at jdkennedy@spsmail.org. Thank you!

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PTA


PTA News

Volunteer's Needed to help run activites for the make up 2nd Quarter Celebration make up being held on Friday, February 3rd. Sign up through this link -

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AADAE2CA4FBC34-2ndquarter1


YEAR BOOKS


2022-2023 Yearbooks are on sale now. Purchase online only at: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob


School code: 12307823

Notes From the Nurse:

Medication policy reminder:

Students are not allowed to transport medication. Please do not send medication with your child to school or in their backpack. This is a safety issue not only for your child, but also for other children as they could potentially receive a medication in error. A parent has to bring the medication in to the nurse and sign paperwork to give us permission to administer. If we need refills of a medication, an adult has to bring it in every time. We are allowed to give three doses of an over the counter medication. After three doses, we need a doctor’s note to be able to continue to administer it. As always, feel free to call us with any questions! Our goal is to keep all kids safe!

Math Team

Thanks for those who came to the qualifying after school this past week. Everyone is invited to attend Math team on Monday or Tuesday each week after school from 2:30-3:00. Mondays we will meet in room 157 with Mrs. Stafford, and Tuesdays we will meet in room 126 with Mrs. Lockhart. Each week we will work on a different practice test for the types of rounds that will be like the contest in the spring. The contest will be “in school” sometime around the end of February/beginning of March.

Music

Students will need to have a soprano recorder from amazon or a local music store. Do not buy a dollar store recorder as they will break easily and not produce correct notes. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Parker.

Wilson’s Creek Art News

5th grade students are continuing to develop their “Falling for Foreshortening” portraits. The first week we learned and applied perspective techniques to a portrait. Last week, we added face features using correct proportions. This week and next week we will be adding patterns to the shoes of the portrait and completing our portrait drawing with color!

ART CLUB

ART CLUB with Mr. Zimmerman on-line registration is open for 5th and 6th graders. Interested in having your child join afterschool ART CLUB? Please follow the link for easy on-line sign up! Seating is limited. https://www.parkboard.org/751/Clubs-Programs?loxi_pathname=%2Fmr-zimmermans-art-club-4-3732

Computers

COMPUTERS

Our focus for the month of January is Typing and Digital Citizenship. This week, students are talking about how to make sure their online gaming communities are safe, fun, and friendly. Ask them about their swag they have earned. Students are working towards being able to type 25 words per minute by the end of fifth grade year with 90% accuracy without looking at their keyboards. Our focus this week was the history of the shift key and it’s uses.

Go to the 5th Grade Wilson Creek IT Canvas page for more information on our technology topics for the year. You can also contact me through Class Dojo for any questions or concerns.

Ms. Southard

jerickman@spsmail.org

Library

5th Grade Library Class

Students will learn how opinions affect point of view and/or bias in Social Studies topics. This lesson is in collaboration with Social Studies and students will receive a Social Studies grade for it.


Mark Twain Readers Award Program

Students who read at least 4 of this year’s Mark Twain nominated books and who successfully complete the online form will win a prize bag. You can view video trailers and additional information about the books nominated for this award here. The deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 14th.


Contact Information and Links:

E-mail: amelson@spsmail.org

Twitter: @WCreekLibrary

5th Grade Library Class Canvas page

School Library Canvas page

School Library website

P.E.

We will continue our hockey skills unit! We will practice the striking skills by participating in various lead-up games, skill building activities, and partner challenges.

Coach Neville

E-mail: lmneville@spsmail.org

Twitter: @levipsu32

Counselor

We are in the process of Scheduling for 6th Grade. Your student should have received a Confirmation of Parent Notification Form for you to sign and return to their homeroom teacher.

This form is due by January 31st. Questions? Call Mrs. Wilson 523-7960 or email jrwilson@spsmail.org

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