Ms. Then's Newsletter

April 18th

Thank you to all who helped make our trip such a great success!!

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Important Dates

  • 4/16 5:30 pm ACS Foundation fundraiser Celebration of Champions - get tickets here!
    4/16 9am-noon Spring Grounds Work Day

  • 4/18- Last Day of Spring After School Arts

  • 4/18- Individual and Group Picture Day
  • 4/28 9:30-11 Battle of the Books competition at Vance Elementary
  • 4/28- Family Voices/Community Outreach - Grant Center, 5:30-7:00pm
    4/29- Friday Claxton's Spring Musical: The Nifty Fifties 6:00 pm
    4/30- Saturday Claxton's Spring Musical: The Nifty Fifties 6:00 pm
    5/1- Sunday Claxton's Spring Musical: The Nifty Fifties 1:30 pm
  • 5/2-5/6- Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5/12-5/15- LEAF Festival
  • 5/14- 5K for the Boys Running Group "Let Me Run"
  • 5/16-5/20 EOG Spirit Week
    5/20: Spring Book Fair begins
  • 5/24-6/7 -EOG Testing window
  • 6/8- Fifth Grade Graduation!!
  • Currently working on...

    In Math we will continue to work on subtracting fractions from numbers between 1 and 2.

    In Reading we will practice making annotations in the margins of our informational texts to help support finding information to answer questions.

    In Writing we will be spending our afternoons narrating our trip to Washington DC and making our final revisions to our twist on Romeo and Juliet stories.

    In Science we are exploring heredity. Vocabulary words: feature, inherit, life cycle, reproduce, trait, transfer.

    Homework is due on Thursday.

    EngageNY Grade 5 Module 3 Lesson 8

    5th Graders to Perform at LEAF

    M.A.K.U. Soundsystem
    Global Rhythms – 3 days

    Genre: Folklore, Punk, Funk, Rock, Roots

    Outreach Dates: May 11 - 13

    Format: M.A.K.U. Soundsystem is an immigrant band now hailing from New York City, sharing their powerful performance lineage with the Asheville community through music that combines authentic Columbian Folklore and Caribbean grooves. During their dynamic performances, M.A.K.U. Sound system explores how multicultural communities can grow together through a positive perspective encompassing love, hardships, and the embracing of different cultures. Their various musical backgrounds allow them to truly exemplify the idea of World Fusion and bring together a diverse room of listeners through their empowering sound. M.A.K.U. Sound system brings their unique collaborative way of life to each performance, as well as to this workshop, where students will learn about the immigrant experience, the power of art in the lives of everyday people, and the “D.I.Y.” lifestyle involved in composing and performing music. Youth performance at LEAF is Saturday, May 14th, 11 a.m. at Lakeside Stage.

    Free Yearbooks for Fifth Graders!

    2016 Claxton Yearbooks are now on sale! All fifth graders get a free yearbook (no need to order). Additional, yearbooks are $20, and supplies are limited. They will be distributed near the end of the school year. To order, go to

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