Ms. Then's Newsletter

May 23rd

Important Dates

  • 5/20: Spring Book Fair begins

  • 5/25- EOG testing for Math- All library materials are due to the library.
  • 5/26- EOG testing for Reading
  • 5/27- Muddy Sneakers at Weaver Park in the morning. 9-12 Lunch at school.
  • 5/30- Memorial Day Holiday- No School
  • 6/1- EOG testing for Science
  • 6/2- Field Trip to Asheville Middle School- Everyone is welcome to visit the new site.
  • 6/3- Field Day at Memorial Park
  • 6/6- Fifth Grade Service Project- Campus Clean up! (We will need popsicles! )
  • 6/7- Claxton's Museum of American History 10-12
  • 6/7- Awards Ceremony (Time to be announced)
  • 6/8- Fifth Grade Graduation!! 9:00 and we dismiss at 12:00
  • EOG Breakfast items needed for Wednesday and Thursday.

    Please sign up on the link to bring in healthy breakfast snacks for our students during End of Grade Testing.

    These items are going to be used as a Brain Boosting Breakfast Snack. Students should have a healthy breakfast before arriving to class every morning.

    • Berries (prewashed)
    • Bananas
    • Cubed cheese
    • Crackers
    • Granola bars
    • cups

    Spring Book Fair May 20th-25th

    Trade in your old books for new ones!

    We are currently collecting book donations for our BOOK SWAP at the end of the school year!

    All Claxton students will be invited to come into the Media Center and select donated books to take home. Help us find happy homes for your books and help our students have a ton of great books to choose from!

    Cougar Step Up program at AMS

    Friday, June 3rd is the due Date for Applications for Cougar Step Up! 6th-Grade Transition Camp--Please take advantage of this opportunity for your upcoming Asheville Middle School student to attend a day camp for two days in which they will meet teachers, receive an orientation to the new campus and their daily school schedule, participate in team-building activities with their peers, and get organized to prepare for the first days of middle school. Transportation and meals are provided, and the program is designed to improve the transition experience for upcoming sixth graders. I highly recommend registering your AMS student for this program!

    TESTING begins at 8:30. Please make sure your child arrives to school on time for testing.

    Internet safety

    It has come to the fifth-grade teachers' and Ms. Dechant's attention that some students are bringing unauthorized technology to school and showing their friends at least one inappropriate application that they say is a free download from the internet. We found the content of this app quite offensive for its strange cartoon-like marketing towards children of scenes that are certainly not age-appropriate and/or school-appropriate. We had a classroom discussion about keeping one's own phones, tablets, etc. either at home or turned off in the backpack. We also discussed being wise about our technology choices, avoiding sites that are demeaning to women and/or any other group, and making sure that parents/guardians approve the content that students download onto their devices. Please let me know if you have any questions about this incident. I encourage you to continue this conversation with your students at home.