5th Grade is Super!

February 12, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

Update: Ryan Petit Fundraiser

We are happy to report that with the twin and silly sock day fundraiser hosted by 5th grade, over $600 was raised for the tree for Ryan. Way to go PMES Sparrow Hawks!

Specials Rotation (Week of 2/15)

Tiller: Art

Clinkscales: Music

Thetford: PE

Westog: Split Class

Ittner: RRT

Stringer: PE

Williams: STEM

News from the Nest

Outside Fifth Grade Activity: Jumpstreet

Our next optional, outside fifth grade activity is going to be at Jumpstreet! This event will be on February 22nd at 4:30pm at the Lawrenceville location. Tickets include 2 hours of play, 2 slices of pizza, and a bottle of Gatorade. Just a reminder that this is not a school sponsored event and each child must have a parent or chaperone present and cannot be dropped off. Tickets are $16 and the deadline to purchase is February 17th! Paperwork must be returned with payment and are attached below and in your Friday Folders.

ACTION NEEDED: Blue Ridge Field Trip Information!

As the second payment of the field trip comes closer, we are trying to make sure that all students who are attending the field trip have the necessary paperwork filled out for this fun-filled day. Please be sure to review the paperwork and return it soon. You MUST return all colored forms ASAP (yellow, blue, and green). Any forms turned in Monday get a special treat. They have also been linked below in case you are in need of an additional copy of the forms that must be returned.

Please note that due to a scheduling conflict that class dates have switched!

Monday, May 2nd: Westog, Thetford, Stringer, and Williams

Tuesday, May 3rd: Ittner, Tiller, Clinkscales, and Williams

Onward to Osborne!

We are starting to receive information from Osborne Middle School for our rising 5th graders.

Osborne Middle School Parent Orientation: May 3rd at 6:30pm at OMS

5th Grade Student Orientation at OMS: May 4th at 9:30am

5th graders will ride buses to OMS on Wednesday, May 4th and will go through orientation and learn about next year. This is a student only event and will be chaperoned by the 5th grade teachers.

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Lucky to Be a Sparrow Hawk T-Shirts

Show your PMES support while helping a great cause!

•Buy your “Lucky to be a Sparrow Hawk” short sleeve shirt!

•Shirt is $12. A portion of the proceeds from each shirt goes to support Relay for Life.

•Make checks payable to PMES.

•Orders due by Friday, February 19th.

Sparky's Sprint 5K and Fun Run

Puckett's Mill will be hosting the Sparky's Sprint 5K and Fun Run on March 5th at 8am. To register and for more information visiting www.sparkyssprint.com. PLEASE NOTE: The flyer that went home in Friday Folders states PM for the schedule of events and it should be listed as AM.

Upcoming and Continuing Units of Study

GA Milestones Study Guides

Georgia Milestones study guide are now available from the GA DOE. They have been posted online through the link below. This is a great resource in preparing students for the upcoming test in April.


We will continue our study of Historical Fiction.


Comparing and contrasting can be tricky! We are working on perfecting this in writing class.

Word Study

New vocabulary words were given out. The test over Word Study Sort #28 will be Wednesday, Feb 17th.


We will be continuing our measurement unit. Be sure your child has been reviewing the measurement conversions. The Quarter 3 Math Resource Round-Up has been linked below. Be sure to check this document frequently as it is updated as we move through the Quarter 3 units.

Science/Social Studies

We will be continuing our science unit on physical and chemical changes.

Important Dates

February 15th: Teacher Planning Day/Student Holiday

February 17th: Jumpstreet Paperwork and Payment Due

February 22nd: Optional Jumpstreet Outside Fifth Grade Event

February 24th and 25th: Early Release/Conferences

March 5th: Sparky's Sprint 5K and Fun Run

May 2nd: Blue Ridge Field Trip for Stringer, Thetford, Westog, and Williams

May 3rd: Blue Ridge Field Trip for Clinkscales, Tiller, Ittner, and Williams

May 3rd: Parent Orientation at Osborne Middle School at 6:30pm

May 4th: Student Orientation at Osborne Middle School at 9:30am