Mrs. Rustin's Leaders

Newsletter October 9, 2015

IOWA Testing is next week.

Students will be taking the IOWA Standardized test October 19-23. The test will begin each morning at 9:00 and will finish around 11:00 each day. Please make every effort to be at school and on time each day of the testing. Students should get a good night's sleep, eat a good breakfast, and try their best.

5th Grade T-shirt orders

Fifth Graders don't miss out on your class shirt!! Show your school spirit by ordering yours today! You must purchase a class t-shirt to participate in the t-shirt signing. The deadline was extended to Friday, October 16, 2015.

Please consider ordering one. We would like for everyone in our class to have a shirt for our field trip and field day. Let me know if you have any questions.

Visit the following website for a copy of the order form.

End of Nine Weeks

The first nine weeks ended on Friday, October 9, 2015, however, students will still be completing District Assessments this week. The new grading period begins on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Report cards will come home on Friday, October 23, 2015.


We are a PEANUT FREE classroom due to food allergies. Please refrain from sending in snacks that contain peanuts or nuts. In addition, if sending a treat for the whole class, please make sure the treat is peanut and nut free.

Cafeteria News

If your child would like to celebrate a birthday here at school, please bring PEANUT FREE cupcakes or an individually wrapped PEANUT FREE snack to share at lunch. Please do not bring anything that has to be cut, as time is limited. Remember to share with our class only. Currently, we have 27 students.

Agenda Books

Please continue to sign agenda books nightly.

Shout Outs

Congratulations to Elizabeth on being a Junior Captain last week! Our word this month is responsibility.

Parent University

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 5-6pm


PTA Meeting/STEAM Night

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 6-8pm

Pharr Elementary School

Iowa Testing

Monday, Oct. 19th, 9am to Friday, Oct. 23rd, 11:30am


5th Grade Cluster Wide Bowling

Friday, Oct. 23rd, 6-8pm

479 Brightwell Court

Loganville, GA

This Week's Curriculum

Reading - Determine theme of a story, drama or poem from details in the text.

ELA - Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships including similes and metaphors.

Writing - Informational Text

Math - Add and Subtract fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators

Science - Harmful and Beneficial Microorganisms

Social Studies - Turn of the Century: Inventors and Inventions


  • Lunch is at 11:13
  • Ice cream is $1
  • Please send a quick/healthy snack daily
  • Students may bring a water bottle
  • Please check Friday folders and take out all work/flyers!
  • Transportation changes need to be done in the office or with a written note.
  • To ensure the safety of our students, please sign in and have your visitor’s badge visible at all times.
  • Please sign agenda nightly.