Ms. Then's Newsletter

Week of November 30th

Washington DC Update

Please send in a deposit for your students Washington DC Field Trip. If possible, please use our online payment service.

50 States and Capitals

For the next several months, your student will be learning about the geography of North America. Next week we begin by learning the location, capital, and state initials for the southeast region of the United States. Students will bring home practice sheets to complete for homework.' Stack the States' is a free app that can be downloaded to a device. Please help your child study for at least 10 minutes each evening.

EOG Projected Dates

Asheville City Schools will conduct EOG testing during the last 10 academic days of school. Currently, that means beginning on the 24th of May and concluding on the last day of school, June 7th. This certainly is contingent on snow days, so fully expect for these days to shift later into June. Your fifth grader will be assessed in reading, math, and science.

Holiday Shoppe for students

This year we will host the Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe fromTuesday, Dec. 15th, through Thursday, Dec. 17th. Students are encouraged to earn and save their own money between now and then.

We will send home a list to help them make a holiday shopping list, and then on the day their class goes to the shop, they may bring a few dollars and shop for their loved ones! Volunteers will help them check out and "wrap" their gifts in festive gifts bags.

No fundraising here - just a fun opportunity for our students! And everyone will be included, even those who may not normally be able to shop. If you give a couple of hours on one (or more!) or these days, please check out the signup sheet here and add your name. Thank you to the parents who've already signed up!!

Washington D.C. Information

Your child has brought home information about their trip to Washington D.C. Please read, sign, and return the slips in regards to reserving, payment and scholarship needs. Online payments are available on our ‘Claxton’ Homepage under the parent tab.

"Remind" Sign up

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

Important Dates

  • First Payment for Washington DC Due- $100.00 (online payment available)

  • 12/10- Storytelling Festival
    12/11 - Winter Holiday Meal
    12/15 - 17 - Holiday Shoppe (student gift shop)
    12/16- Winter Dance 3:30-4:45
  • 12/17: 1-5 Winter Concert
  • 12/21-1/4 Winter Break