5th Grade is Super!

March 18. 2016

Picture Day: Wednesday, March 23rd

Wednesday is picture day for grades 3-5. Flyers went home in Friday Folders on Friday, March 18th. Please return the attached slip indicating if you are purchasing the class picture (with payment) and select your individual pose. Individual pictures will be purchased after the photos are developed. You will then purchase and keep any sheets you would like and return any sheets you do not want.

Schedule for Wednesday, March 23rd:

Tiller: 9:06am

Clinkscales: 9:18am

Westog: 9:54am

Thetford: 10:06am

Williams: 11:18am

Stringer: 2:06pm

Ittner: 2:18pm

Specials Rotation (Week of 3/21)

Tiller: STEM

Clinkscales: RRT

Thetford: Art

Westog: Split Class

Ittner: PE

Stringer: Music

Williams: PE

News from the Nest

5th Grade Field Day!

This year’s 5th Grade Field Day will be held on Friday, March 25th, 2016. We are so excited to have Field Day at the Mill Creek High School Stadium! Although it means holding Field Day a little earlier in the year, we know it will make for a very special day that your 5th grader will remember for a long time!

This trip is an extension of the Physical Education curriculum, therefore, attendance is optional. Students will be transported to the high school by bus. The buses will leave PMES by 9:45 and come back at 12:45. Please let your child’s teacher know if you do not want your child to participate. Should we have bad weather, Field Day will be cancelled and rescheduled on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Mill Creek High School.

Please send in a sack lunch for your child or money to pay for a sack lunch from the cafeteria. Lunch costs $2.25.

5th Grade Outside Event- Gwinnett Braves

Take me out to the ballgame!!! It’s the bottom of 5th grade and our final event for this special year is here! Please join us on Friday, April 29th as we swing on over to the Gwinnett Braves game. Game time is 7:05 pm, tickets are $11 each and there will be fireworks after the game.

Please fill out the bottom portion of this form, fill out the PTA waiver, send both forms in with cash (no change will be given) or check (made out to PMES PTA) and return to school by Monday, April 11th.

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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Mill Creek Football and Cheer Registration

Please see the attached flyer for football and cheer registration through the Mill Creek Athletic Association.

PMES Art Camp

Save the date!!!

Here is the schedule for this Summer's PMES Art Camp, held here at PMES.

There will be two separate stand-alone weeks for PMES Summer Art Camp.

Each session is $75.00.

Flyers and registration form coming soon.

Week 1 – June 6-9

Focus on Drawing, Painting and Collage

10:30 am – 1:00 pm – Grades 3 thru 6

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Grades K thru 2

Week 2 – June 13-16

Focus on Sewing, Fiber Crafts, Weaving and Printing

10:30 am – 1:00 pm – Grades 3 thru 6

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Grades K thru 2

Flyers and sign up information will be coming soon. Questions?

Contact Joyce Dorian at joyce_dorian@gwinnett.k12.ga.us

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 starting a new unit on Monday- Poetry! This is a fun, interactive unit that the students will enjoy.


We are spending some time reviewing all of the writing styles and what all writing pieces should have.

Word Study

Word Sort #32 was introduced Wednesday, and will be tested on March 23rd.


We will be starting our unit covering coordinate planes. We will be working with plotting data and making conclusions on that data. Be on the lookout for the Quarter 4 Math Resource Round-Up coming soon!

Science/Social Studies

We will be continuing our science unit over electricity and magnetism. The test is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23rd. Please see the quizlet link below.

Important Dates

March 23rd: Picture Day for grades 3-5

March 25th: Fifth Grade Field Day at Mill Creek High School

April 11th: Money due for Gwinnett Braves tickets

April 29th: Gwinnett Braves Game for those who registered

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