5th Grade is Super!

February 5, 2016

Specials Rotation (Week of 2/8)

Tiller: STEM

Clinkscales: RRT

Thetford: Art

Westog: Split Class

Ittner: PE

Stringer: Music

Williams: PE

News from the Nest

Six Flags Reading Logs

Six Flags reading logs are due Friday, February 12th. We know you are reading... get credit! Submit a log totaling just 6 hours to get a FREE Six Flags ticket!

Outside Fifth Grade Activity: Jumpstreet

Our next optional, outside fifth grade activity is going to be at Jumpstreet! This event will be on February 22nd at 4:30pm at the Lawrenceville location. Tickets include 2 hours of play, 2 slices of pizza, and a bottle of Gatorade. Just a reminder that this is not a school sponsored event and each child must have a parent or chaperone present and cannot be dropped off. Tickets are $16 and the deadline to purchase is February 17th! Paperwork must be returned with payment and are attached below and in your Friday Folders.

ACTION NEEDED: Blue Ridge Field Trip Information!

As the second payment of the field trip comes closer, we are trying to make sure that all students who are attending the field trip have the necessary paperwork filled out for this fun-filled day. Please be sure to review the paperwork and return it soon. You MUST return all colored forms ASAP (yellow, blue, and green). Any forms turned in Monday get a special treat. They have also been linked below in case you are in need of an additional copy of the forms that must be returned.

Please note that due to a scheduling conflict that class dates have switched!

Monday, May 2nd: Westog, Thetford, Stringer, and Williams

Tuesday, May 3rd: Ittner, Tiller, Clinkscales, and Williams

Onward to Osborne!

We are starting to receive information from Osborne Middle School for our rising 5th graders.

Osborne Middle School Parent Orientation: May 3rd at 6:30pm at OMS

5th Grade Student Orientation at OMS: May 4th at 9:30am

5th graders will ride buses to OMS on Wednesday, May 4th and will go through orientation and learn about next year. This is a student only event and will be chaperoned by the 5th grade teachers.

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Relay for Life Movie Night

Mark your calendars for February 12 Movie Night 5:30 – 9:00!

Parents don’t miss the chance to have a Friday night to celebrate Valentine’s Day early with a relaxing dinner out while your child has fun watching a movie under the supervision of our wonderful PMES teachers. This event is sponsored by PMES Relay for Life. Students will have fun, receive pizza, and a drink all for only $15 per student. ($10 for each additional sibling). Please see the form attached below or on the PMES website. Forms/Payment due by February 8th!

Upcoming and Continuing Units of Study

GA Milestones Study Guides

Georgia Milestones study guide are now available from the GA DOE. They have been posted online through the link below. This is a great resource in preparing students for the upcoming test in April.


We are spending time learning about Historical Fiction through the Great Depression.


We continue to work on traits that make our writing stronger.

Word Study

New spelling words were introduced this week (Sort #27) with the 'er' sound. The test will be Wed. February 10th.


We will be leaving our geometry unit and moving to measurement. Be sure your child has been reviewing the measurement conversions. The Quarter 3 Math Resource Round-Up has been linked below. Be sure to check this document frequently as it is updated as we move through the Quarter 3 units.

Science/Social Studies

We will be finishing our unit over the Roaring 1920s and The Great Depression. We will be picking back up with science and beginning our chemical and physical changes in matter unit.

Important Dates

February 6th: PTA Father/Daughter Dance

February 15th: Teacher Planning Day/Student Holiday

February 17th: Jumpstreet Paperwork and Payment Due

February 22nd: Optional Jumpstreet Outside Fifth Grade Event

February 24th and 25th: Early Release/Conferences

May 2nd: Blue Ridge Field Trip for Stringer, Thetford, Westog, and Williams

May 3rd: Blue Ridge Field Trip for Clinkscales, Tiller, Ittner, and Williams

May 3rd: Parent Orientation at Osborne Middle School at 6:30pm

May 4th: Student Orientation at Osborne Middle School at 9:30am