Weekly Newsletter

Mrs. Tanzi's Class | November 1st

Our Week in 5th Grade

We had a great week in 5th grade! In reading, we looked at vocabulary strategies and how we can use affixes and Greek/Latin root words to solve unknown words. We also explored the benefits of close reading and practiced throughout the week. In writing, we discussed singular possessive nouns and took an assessment. During math, we began adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. In content, we began exploring Westward Expansion and the Oregon Trail.

This Upcoming Week

Reading: We will assess over our first quarter knowledge and begin our next unit in context clues.

Writing: We will discuss plural possessive nouns and use them correctly in sentences.

Math: We will continue adding and subtracting mixed numbers.

Science/Social Studies: We will continue our dive into Westward Expansion by exploring landforms, longitude and latitude, and hardships pioneers faced when traveling west.

Important Events and Info

Art Field Trip

The 5th graders will be taking a field trip to the Springfield Art Museum on November 8th. They will be traveling by school bus. In order for your student to participate, we must have your consent. Your student should have brought home a permission/consent form. If you need an extra copy or didn't receive one, please let me know. Permission slips are due on November 4th.

Health Unit

A letter from Ms. Bravestone was sent home on Tuesday regarding an upcoming health unit covering personal & family health as well as structure & functions of the body. The information contained in these lessons was developed in accordance with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Health standards. These lessons will be taught in the next few weeks. Boys and girls will be separated to allow for a male educator to lead the boys' session and a female educator to lead to the girls' session. If you have any questions or would like to view any of the lessons prior to this timeline, please let us know.

Thank You, Parents!

Parent Teacher Conferences - Thank you for taking the time and energy to meet with me regarding your student! I am very pleased with this group of kids and I'm looking forward to second quarter. I know they will continue to put their best effort into their learning and continue to grow as kind and thoughtful human-beings. Thank you for sharing them with me this year!

Fall Party - Thank you to Tricia Bremer and all of the parents who volunteered their time, money, and energy to help with the Fall Party! It was a success and the kids seemed to have a blast!

Chromebooks Coming Home

Each student has been assigned a district Chromebook to use both at school and at home if needed. As we approach the winter weather season, starting Tuesday, November 1, elementary students will begin taking these devices to and from school each day in the case of inclement weather.

While our district will still plan to utilize “snow days” in the event of winter storms, there is a limit to how many we are allowed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. In an effort to prevent our students and staff from having to make up missed days at the end of the school year, students taking devices home daily allows the district to be able to quickly implement an AMI Day (virtual learning), if needed. This will continue for elementary students through the month of March.

Elementary students should not have a need to utilize their school devices outside of school hours. Therefore, it's recommended they stay in backpacks at home when not needed for learning or when not charging. We ask that families send their students to school every day with their fully-charged Chromebook and charger.

If an AMI day needs to be implemented, directions from teachers will be shared with our families and students, which will ensure a smooth day of virtual learning.

Upcoming Events

Fridays: Early release at 2:30

November 11th: Veteran's Day Assembly @ 1:30

November 11th: Silent Auction donations due

November 18th: PTO Movie Night & Silent Auction

December 6th: 5th grade Winter Music Show, Schofield Gym (7:45 pm)

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Our Schedule

8:30 - Specials

9:40 - RTI / WIN Time

10:10 - Reader's Workshop

11:40 - Writer's Workshop

12:15 - Lunch

12:40 - Recess

1:10 - Math

2:35 - Science/Social Studies

Specials Schedule

Monday: Computers

Tuesday: Library

Wednesday: P.E.

Thursday: Music

Friday: Art

Birthday Directory

Please click here for the classroom directory. If you would like to be added or need to make a change, please email Mrs. Tanzi with the information.

Classroom Celebrations

September 12th - Our class was awarded the Golden Camper Trophy during the school assembly.

October 11th
- We celebrated 100 Tiger Badges! Students were rewarded with a trip from Ms. Bravestone and Ms. Bollinger's canteen store.

Our Counselor

Ms. Fenske will join us this Friday. We will be evaluating peer influence on problem-solving and decision-making skills. We will also be evaluating various coping skills for managing life changes or events.

Please ask your student what they learned about alcohol and the video they watched. Your student will be bringing home counseling information in their Leadership Binder.

Attendance Goal

Our building level goal is to have a proportional attendance rate of more than 95%.

Attendance is very important in our classroom. Please help support your student's education by ensuring they are on time and in attendance every day! (aside from illnesses of course!)

School Performance and Improvement Plan

It is Schofield's goal to make sure more than 80% of students are proficient with Missouri Learning Standards for math and literacy.

Free & Reduced Lunch Application

Free & Reduced Lunch Application - ALL FAMILIES

The application for free/reduced meals is also now available through the SISK12 Parent Portal. Take note, qualifications for this benefit may have changed. While this application was not required for the last two school years, it must be filled out to utilize this benefit during the 2022-2023 school year.

Even if your family does not anticipate qualifying for discounted meals, the free/reduced meal status of our students provides many other opportunities outside of meals. As noted in the graphic above, the percentage of students who qualify for free/reduced meals in our district allows our schools to receive important federal funding that supports student literacy growth, Leader in Me resources and various programs that provide needs for our most at-risk learners.

Go to https://rb.sisk12.net/RB360x3/parent to complete yours form!

Each class will earn an EXTRA RECESS when they reach 90% of students with a completed Free/Reduced Lunch Application!

Leader In Me

Students are setting and tracking goals in their leadership portfolios. Portfolios will be sent home about once a month or so that you can see their progress and celebrations!