CES 5th Grade Newsletter

May 2-6, 2O16

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Challenger Elementary

Testing Dates: May 2nd – 5th

We would greatly appreciate you making sure the following things happen at home:

-Make sure your child gets plenty of rest.

-Make sure your child is at school by 7:30 am, especially, if they’re planning to eat breakfast at the school.

-Avoid scheduling appointments during the week of testing.

-Make sure computers are charged nightly and nothing is downloaded.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation,

Challenger Administration

Other Things to Know...

-There will be no homework during testing week.

-All cell phones will be taken up and placed in a Ziplock bag during testing (including the teachers'), so please encourage your child to leave their phone at home if at all possible.

-If a student leaves the room for a tech issue, it becomes a make-up test.

-If a student leaves the room for restroom, he/she may return, but will not be able to make up for lost time.

-If a student leaves the room due to illness, then the student must make up the test.

We are unable to remove students from testing unless it’s an emergency!!!

Testing Schedule

Monday, May 2: English (40 minutes), Writing (30 minutes)
Tuesday, May 3: Reading (65 minutes)

Wednesday, May 4: Math (65 minutes)
Thursday, May 5: Science (60 minutes)

Every day testing will start at 8:30 am.

Mark your calendars

May 2-6-Teacher Appreciation Week and ACT Aspire testing

May 9-ALL library books due

May 4-Bike/Walk to School Day (if you would like to volunteer, email Monnica Wingate)

May 16-20-SchoolNet Testing

May 18-Last day for AR testing

May 20-Field Day

May 23-5th Grade Skate Center Party @ 10am-2pm
May 24-Behavior Beach Party Blow Out

May 26-5th Grade Graduation @ 1pm/Last Day of School

Please Read!

Do not ask your child to wait to be picked up at the middle school entrance, even if they have a sibling at the middle school. This is for their own safety as there is no one there to watch them since CMS dismisses later than us. Our elementary students who are waiting for rides at CMS are also causing a distraction for CMS students and staff. Students who are at school passed 2:45pm must go to short term after school care. Thank you for your cooperation!

Our 5th graders must choose from a list to read this summer if they are entering 6th grade in Huntsville City Schools next year. More information is available here: http://2016summerreading.weebly.com/middle-school.html

There is also a required project to be completed on the book they choose. Information on the projects is available here: http://2016summerreading.weebly.com/middle-school-projects.html

ALL 6th grade honors English students also must read Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. (That list is here: http://2016summerreading.weebly.com/honorsap-courses.html)