Weekly Update 5th Grade
Week of Oct.16-20
We're excited about another week of learning with our 5th graders!
We strive to create an environment that helps our students to meet their highest potential.
Please read our newsletter each week to get important updates and reminders.
Meet the Team
Ms. Valentin 5A
Ms. Bradley 5C
Ms. Kinney (Reading Specialist)
Mrs. Sledge (IRR)
Mrs. Powell (Math EIP)
Mrs. Stanton-Cooper (ESOL)
Mrs. Turturro (ESOL)
This week is early dismissal. Students will be dismissed at 1:15pm.
Parent Conference Week 10/16- 10/20
This week is conference week! We are excited to meet with you to discuss your student's progress. Reach out to your student's teacher if you are unsure of time/date of conference.
Conferences will be held in your students' classroom unless you need a translator. Families who are in need of a translator will be directed towards the cafeteria. Please plan to be on time as conferences are scheduled back to back.
What are we learning this week?
We worked on measurement conversions.
We continued reading to learn about what life was like for people who immigrated to America in the early 1900s. We analyzed characters, setting, and plot in the story we are reading. We determined the theme.
We investigated Earth changing agents, such as hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, and tornados.
What are we learning next week?
We continue working on converting customary measurements. We will also take our quarterly AMP math assessment next week.
We are reading to learn about constructive and destructive forces of nature. We’re analyzing the purpose of images and graphics as we read.
We continue studying plate tectonics and how they cause earthquakes and volcanos. Our final activity will be building and erupting volcanos outside.
Mark your calendars!
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:
10/23-10/27: Red Ribbon Week
11/3: Coffee with the Principal 8:30am
11/7: No School (Election Day)
11/20-11/24: Thanksgiving Break
Reading Support Corner
Marietta City District ESOL Family Night is soon!
Who: ESOL families NEW to Marietta City Schools
When: November 2, 2023 @ 5:30pm
Where: Marietta Sixth Grade Academy
What: Learn what to expect for your child
Families will receive help accessing Aspen, school schedules, understanding your child’s language progress, connecting with your child’s school, and more.
Dinner and childcare provided.
Math EIP Corner
Weekly Communication Folders are sent home each Thursday, to be returned on Friday. Inside the folders you will find your student's weekly homework. Your student is expected to complete all homework AND read 20 minutes each night. Homework is turned in on Thursdays and will be graded.
Teachers will be using Classroom Dojo to reward positive behaviors. Students earn points and are able to "shop" with their points to purchase items. Teachers also use Classroom DoJo to send quick text messages when needed.
Park Street Dress Code
Arrival / Dismissal
Change of Transportation
If there is a change in transportation arrangements, we require notice from the parent before allowing students to be transported by anyone other than a parent. You may send in a note with your child or email email@example.com with the details of the change. We do not allow students to walk or to ride home with unauthorized people.
At dismissal time bus riders will be put on the school bus unless a parent is present for pick-up, or the parent has notified the school office of another arrangement.
Students are not permitted to change buses to ride home with friends without a note from their parent. Please make arrangements for your child before he/she comes to school. If you must make a change during the day, notify the school office staff before 2:30 p.m.
Pick-up by Car in the Afternoon
Anyone picking up a child must have his/her Panther Car Tag. If you do not have a Panther Car Tag, you may get one at Sneak-A-Peek or by coming to the front office.
Please do not park across the street and have your child designated as a “walker”.
This is extremely dangerous, and teachers on duty will stop children crossing the street
unescorted by a parent or adult. If you need to come into the building, please park in a parking space.
When a student arrives late (after 8:30), an adult must sign the student in at the office.
Please limit early pick-up of children to emergencies and appointments. If a child is out for any portion of the school day, the missed time is recorded as a tardy. A note sent in the morning will help us to have your child ready. To avoid interruptions to instruction, no student
will be released between 2:45 and 3:15. Parents will be asked to wait for the dismissal bell. Come to the office to check out a student. Please be prepared to present photo identification upon request. No student will be released to an unknown or unauthorized person.
Students waiting to be picked up will be supervised until 3:30. After 3:30 they may be sent to the After School Program if they are pre-registered ($10 fee). Regular after school charges will apply. Many parents sign up for the program so their children can attend in case of emergency.