Miss Dile's 5th Grade News

October 14, 2016


There are several important items making their way home this evening. The first is their progress report. This document has your student's grades as of this time in each subject. As you may know, Gwinnett has moved to a semester system, so this is not their final grade. The semester ends in December and a report card will be sent home at that time. We are halfway there, hence the progress report. I sent two copies. The highlighted copy is yours to keep. Please sign the back of the other and send it back to school with your student Monday. Also, please check your student's folder for returned assignments that have been graded as well as the Veteran's Day assembly being held especially for fifth grade. We would appreciate any forms of participation to make this a special event for our students. Thank you!

Reading Logs are due every Monday. Please encourage students to turn in their reading logs each week. We are trying to reach 100% participation and have fallen short each week so far. Speaking of reading, if you didn't get to shop at our recent book fair, new book orders were sent home this evening for the month of October. Check out all Scholastic has to offer!

This week at school...

Monday- PE

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- Music

Thursday- Music

Friday- Art

Reading- Text Structure; Daily Grade (Friday)

Math- Fractions (subtracting)

Science- Daily Grade (Monday)

Social Studies- DA (Thursday)

Word Study- pon, pos, posit

Writing- Informational Report

Grammar- prepositions

Important Dates

10/21- Book Orders Due (Friday)

10/26-28- ITBS Testing (No lunch visitors)

10/28- Bingo Night

11/2-3- ITBS Testing (No lunch visitors)

11/12- Gwin Oaks Work Day (8:00-noon)

A Message from our PTA...

Gwin Oaks Parents, we need your help! Our school is very lucky to have beautiful outdoor spaces where our children can learn and play. Many of you may have seen our courtyards, where we invite parents to join their kids for lunch. We also use the courtyards for one-on-one reading time and other learning opportunities. Beyond our courtyards, we have an outdoor classroom. The outdoor classroom has a long history of being a great place for lessons on science and the outdoors. Sadly, our teachers haven't used the outdoor classroom in a few years because it hasn't been maintained.

The county does not maintain these special green spaces at Gwin Oaks, so it falls to us, the Gwin Oaks community of parents, to pitch in and keep these spaces usable and attractive.

Please join us for a work day on Saturday, November 12th, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm. Please bring your work gloves, spades, weed eaters and hedge trimmers. We know Saturdays are busy days, so we welcome you to drop in anytime between 8:00 and 12:00.

Class with the largest parent turn-out will earn a free pizza party!

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.