5th Grade is Super!

March 24, 2016

Specials Rotation (Week of 3/27)

Tiller: Art

Clinkscales: Music

Thetford: PE

Westog: Split Class

Ittner: RRT

Stringer: PE

Williams: STEM

Hats Off to our Weekly Sparrow Hawk Super Star Heroes!

The following students were recognized by their teachers and other PMES staff members based on the following leadership qualities:

* Persistent and positive "I can..." attitude

* Diligence in work and study habits

* Follows class and school rules

* Helpful to others

* Display of consistent respects for personal and school property

Clinkscales: Makayla Brewer

Ittner: Marianna Ramos

Stringer: Atiana Matthew

Thetford: Gabriela Mider

Tiller: Emily Ruehman

Westog: Ryan Chang

Williams: Khiem Tran

News from the Nest

5th Grade Outside Event- Gwinnett Braves

Take me out to the ballgame!!! It’s the bottom of 5th grade and our final event for this special year is here! Please join us on Friday, April 29th as we swing on over to the Gwinnett Braves game. Game time is 7:05 pm, tickets are $11 each and there will be fireworks after the game.

Please fill out the bottom portion of this form, fill out the PTA waiver, send both forms in with cash (no change will be given) or check (made out to PMES PTA) and return to school by Monday, April 11th.

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.

Headquarter Headlines

Mill Creek Football and Cheer Registration

Please see the attached flyer for football and cheer registration through the Mill Creek Athletic Association.

PMES Art Show Extravaganza

Mark your calendars – Thursday, April 14th is the Annual PMES Art Show Extravaganza from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

We hope you can join us as we transform Puckett's Mill into a gallery showcasing the beautiful 2-D and 3-D art that our amazing, talented, and creative students have worked on all year.

There are fun things to do at the Art Show – students can go on a scavenger hunt through the art, add a brush stoke to our Collaborate Painting, make an Infinity scarf, get creative as you decorate a cookie, take a fun selfie in our Selfie Photo Shop, take a picture with your face in a famous painting, and watch “ceramic pot wheel throwing” demonstrations. Of course, the highlight is the Framed Art Gallery, where the gorgeous artwork is available for purchase all framed and ready to go home with the family that evening.

If you would like to purchase your child’s artwork from the Framed Art Gallery, you can pay with cash or check made payable to PMES. This year we will accept payment through MyPaymentsPlus. Please bring a copy of the receipt or confirmation if you choose this option.

We are collecting t-shirts (all colors and sizes) that will be transformed at the Art Show into Infinity scarves. You can drop off t-shirts to Ms. Dorian’s classroom.

See attached Art Show flyer.

PMES Art Camp

Save the date!!!

Here is the schedule for this Summer's PMES Art Camp, held here at PMES.

There will be two separate stand-alone weeks for PMES Summer Art Camp.

Each session is $75.00.

Flyers and registration form coming soon.

Week 1 – June 6-9

Focus on Drawing, Painting and Collage

10:30 am – 1:00 pm – Grades 3 thru 6

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Grades K thru 2

Week 2 – June 13-16

Focus on Sewing, Fiber Crafts, Weaving and Printing

10:30 am – 1:00 pm – Grades 3 thru 6

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Grades K thru 2

Flyers and sign up information will be coming soon. Questions?

Contact Joyce Dorian at joyce_dorian@gwinnett.k12.ga.us

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 are continuing our unit on Monday- Poetry! This is a fun, interactive unit that the students will enjoy.


We are reviewing strategies for constructed response.

Word Study

Spelling sort #34. Test is on Wednesday, March 30th.


We will be continuing our unit covering coordinate planes. We will be working with plotting data and making conclusions on that data. Test is tentatively planned for Tuesday or Wednesday.

Science/Social Studies

We will be covering in social studies the aftermath of World War II leading into the Cold War and proxy wars (Vietnam, Korean, etc.)

Important Dates

April 1st: Teacher/Student Holiday (Unused Snow Make-Up Day)

April 11th: Money due for Gwinnett Braves tickets

April 29th: Gwinnett Braves Game for those who registered

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