August 21 - August 25, 2017

A new beginning...

Today was an incredible first day for our traditional 5th grade students. However, it wasn't a typical first day. As a grade level, we collaborated to "Break Out" of an infinite time loop, built towers, made common connections, and were able to view the solar eclipse with the help of some certified glasses. Here are a few pictures of our amazing day.

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If you are able to and would like to help support our classrooms with extra supplies, please visit our Amazon Wish Lists that we have for our classes. Since, we consider all 64 students to be all of "ours", we often share our supplies. This is a quick and easy way to send supplies directly to the school! Thank you so much for your support as we head into a GREAT year!


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Today your students received their new Chromebooks. Chromebooks are a Google based laptop computer and are very beneficial to our learning in the classroom. Here are a few helpful ideas and topics of conversation as you talk about Chromebooks with your child.

1. Please talk with your children about internet safety. We have already begun those conversations and will continue to do so throughout the year. The reminders and added talks will help our students be great internet citizens.

2. Chromebooks are very delicate and need to be handled with care. If you are able to provide a "sleeve" for your student, then please do so. It is not a requirement, but some have found it helpful as our students switch classes.

3. Each student has a charger that will be labeled with their number in class. This is to help students keep track of their laptops and chargers.

4. The expectation is that students come to school with their laptops fully charged.

5. If you still have your iPad or iPad charger at home, please send that with your child ASAP.

6. It is important for our students to practice their keyboarding skills. There are many websites that you may visit to practice and review any keyboarding skills. Two that I recommend are and

Upcoming Dates

Thursday 8/31: Curriculum Night - Library

Friday 9/1: Spirit Day/ Pep Rally

Student Interns

We are lucky enough to have TWO student interns with us this year. They will be with us for the first 8 weeks of school and the first 8 weeks of the 2nd semester. Here is a little information about Mrs. Munoz and Ms. Sutton.


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We are incredibly excited to be your child's teacher this year!

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