The Nordtvedt News

April 10th-14th


Report card envelopes will be coming home in Monday folders this week. Please sign and send back by Friday.

Inside the report card envelope, there is a red card that says, "My Wish." Please write a short message to your child on this card. Don't overthink it. They'll be excited to see whatever you write. This card is going to be included in an end of the year project that each student will be making, and hopefully it will be a neat keepsake of their 5th grade year. Please return it in the report card envelope or with your child by Friday. THANKS!

MCA Testing

Super Important! Monday-Wednesday this week, we will be taking our Math MCA Test. Please help remind students to get lots of rest, eat a good breakfast and lunch (we test in the afternoon), and to do their BEST!

It is also helpful for students to have a good chapter book here at school, so that they have something to read in case they should finish early within the session.

Spring Carnival Silent Auction

You should have received an email from Maria Weness this week about our silent auction basket. If you are able to donate, that would be great. Our theme is "Hello Kitties." Please send donations to school by this Friday, April 14th. The silent auction will be taking place at the spring carnival on Saturday, May 6th.

Chaperones Needed

We are in need of a few chaperones for our field trip to the Lowry Nature Center on Thursday, April 27th. Please let me know if you are interested in going.

What Are We Working On This Week?

Character Education: In April, we are working on the traits of Fair/Equity.

Reader's Workshop: MCA Review

Spelling/Word Study: Due to MCA Testing this week, we will NOT have a spelling list this week.

Writer's Workshop: Writing for Argument (Chocolate Milk vs. White Milk)

Math: MCA TEST and Unit 7- Multiplying and Dividing Decimals

Science: Unit 8 - Changes to Earth's Surface

Social Studies: this subject is taught by Mrs. Kornder. Please check your child's agenda daily to see if they have homework in this area. Questions, please

For Those Students in Band:

Final band concert is Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:30pm at Eagle Creek in the gym. Students should be here no later than 6:15pm.


*April 10th-12th - Math MCA Test

*April 17th-19th - Reading MCA Test

*Thursday, April 27th - Field Trip to the Lowry Nature Center (need a home lunch)

*May 3rd & 4th - Science MCA Test

*May 12th - Field Day @ 1:30 (if rain, the makeup day is May 16th)

*May 17th - Visit 6th Grade Center (afternoon)

*May 23rd - 5th Grade Send Off

*May 25th - The LAST Day of School!