Fifth Grade Newsletter

February 1, 2016

Message to Parents,

We are collecting Blow Pops to sell as a candy grams next week. We are selling the candy grams to raise funds for students who cannot afford the end of the year field trip, and to contribute to the cost of the Fifth Grade Celebration. Please send in any amount you are willing to donate. Thank you,

Fifth Grade Team

The fifth grade will have a Valentine's Day card exchange in the afternoon on Friday, February 12th. The students will need to decorate a box or bag at home to collect cards from their classmates. Homeroom teachers will send home a list of with number of students and first names so you can fill out the cards. We will not have a party, but you are welcome to send in individually wrapped treats if you like.

We will be collecting baby pictures (under 1 yr old) of 5th graders for the yearbook. You can email them to or send them in for us to scan. Please send them in NO LATER than Friday, February 26!

A lot of students have returned to school at this midway point without school supplies. Please check with your child to see if they need more notebook paper or pencils. Teachers have a limited supply to share with students.

Please return the Child Speak Up, Be Safe permission slips as soon as possible. Mrs. Stewart will be starting these classes this month. Students who do not return permission slips will be sent to an additional study hall.

For this Fridays daddy/daughter dance we will be selling long stemmed white roses with personal tags for your daughters! They will be $3 only please!

The PTO still needs volunteers for decorating during school as well as after on Friday the 5th. If you can be available any time please contact right away!

Thank you all for support!
Kristy Folkers
CMCSI PTO President

Social Studies News:

Walker/Wandrum's - WWI

Science News:

Smallwood/Bass: Animal and plant classification

Reading News:

Nonfiction text structures: Compare & contrast, cause & effect, problem & solution, description, and sequence (chronological) order.

Math News:

This week in math we are learning to divide fractions.

Writing News:

The students will be learning how to take more in depth notes from research and to write an argument essay from their research.

Important Dates

February 1st - 4th - Jump Rope For Heart

February 1st - Last day to RSVP for the Father/Daughter Date Night

February 5th - Father/Daughter Date Night, 5:30-8:00

February 12th - 2nd Enrichment Cluster

February 15th - No school

February 26th - No school for students

February 29th - March 4th - Book Fair

March 4th - 3rd Enrichment Cluster

May 6th - Tentative date for Medieval Times field trip

May 13th - Tentative date for ADVANCE graduation

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