5H Weekly News

6th December 2015

Dear Parents,

Thank you to the parents who were able to come and help make Christmas ornaments on Friday. They look wonderful!


A couple of notes for this week:


- On Thursday 10th December, the DLCs (Digital learning Coaches) are running a stand-alone after school coding session, in honor of the 'Hour of Code' initiative. This will be run in the Middle School Media Center at 3:15, and 5th graders are invited to attend and take part if they would like to.


- The Elementary School office has asked that parents who need to give their children a message before the end of the school day call the office before 1:45 pm if possible, so that the office can get the message to the students. It is harder for the office to locate students when they have gone to specialist lessons. So they feel that they need to have the message by 1:45 in order to pass it on.

The Week Ahead

In math we will begin our next unit as students completed their assessments last week. We will be learning how to find the base, height, and area of a triangle.


In writing students will finish drafting and revising their reports on climate change. We may be able to publish these reports before the end of the week.


In reading, we will definitely finish our novel study of The Witch of Blackbird Pond this week. We will do some work on the skill of summarizing the key ideas in a text/story.


'Hour of Code' will be happening this week. This is an initiative in which students around the world try a coding tutorial for an hour during the week beginning December 7th.


In band and choir there will be several extra practices this week, to prepare for the concert on Friday. See below for more information about the concert.

Band and Choir Concert Information

- Friday 11th December, 1:15 in the Lyso Center.


- Students should wear concert attire. This consists of:

Top: Solid white long sleeve button shirt or blouse/sweater

Bottom: black pants/skirt/leggings

Shoes: black closed toe, leather shoes (no sneakers/boots) black socks/tights


- Students should bring their instruments to school on Monday 7th, as extra practices will begin.


- Parents invited to attend.