Ms. Then's Newsletter

Week of September 14th

Binders and Homework

Your students should have brought home a blue binder with an agenda inside. This binder should travel to and from school on Thursday's. Homework, graded work, communication from class, lunch menus, and Thursday's Flyers from school will be sent home in the binder on Thursdays. Please sign your child's agenda weekly to verify they are spending 30 minutes reading each evening,

Students will write assignments into their agendas. You can view our weekly assignments by following the link...

Reading Homework and Book Reviews

What should your student be doing to become a better reader? They should be reading something they like every evening for at least 30 minutes. Students will track their reading at school in their Reading Notebook. This year students have a requirement of reading 40 books. Our notebooks are built to track their progress and preference in reading genre which will be shared with you during parent/teacher conferences. Students will write reviews for each book they read during classtime instead of ansewering questions each evening. This will allow them to develop an authentic love for reading.

The Fifth Grade Haunted House

Fifth Grade will present their ‘Howl at the Moon’ Haunted House on October 30th at the Claxton Fall Carnival. Please send in the following items:

Glow Sticks

Black light bulbs

Red light bulbs

Strobe lights


If you are willing to donate old Halloween decorations they would be greatly appreciated. We will also need volunteers to help collect tickets at our entrance. Please follow the link to sign-up for volunteer opportunities.

Remind Sign up

For quick reminders please text the number 81010 and enter the message @msthens

Important Dates

  • 9/17 Back to School Dance 3 pm & 5th Grade Open House 6 pm
  • 9/22 International Potluck 5:30 pm

    9/25 NO SCHOOL (parent-teacher conf. day)

    9/28 NO SCHOOL (teacher work day)

    9/30 Health Fair (during school)

    10/16 Fall School Pictures and Early Release Day

    10/26 -NO SCHOOL (teacher work day)

    10/30 Fall Carnival/Haunted House