Crozet 5th Grade Newsletter

Issue #25

Announcements and Reminders:

  • Monday, March 23rd-Running Club begins

    Eagle Time Running Club needs your help! Running Club is a very popular program with the students of Crozet Elementary and is only possible with a large number of parent volunteers. The club meets on Mondays and Thursdays after school.

    Volunteer responsibilities are pretty simple and listed below:

    1) Help take attendance at the begin of the session

    2) Serve a course monitor while students are running

    3) Help connect parent with children at the end of the session.

    Please visit the link below and Sign up today!

  • Tuesday, March 24th-Drama Chorus/Club Practice 2:30-3:30/2:30-4:00p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 25th-Yearbook club (2:30-3:30p.m.) and WEKids Orchestra (4:30-6:00p.m.)
  • Friday, March 27th -Variety Show Rehearsal 2:30-4:00p.m. and
  • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND THIS FRIDAY...Luau Party formerly known as the Sock Hop. 6:30-8:00p.m.!
  • Friday is Career Day! Students can dress up as what they might like to be when they grow up. It could be as simple (chef's hat, firefighter's hat, stethoscope, carry a stuffed animal and be a veterinarian, paintbrush for an artist, camo for a soldier) or as elaborate as the students would like.

    GRADUATION IS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 8th at 9a.m.! Mark your calendars!

    Pencils are in short supply - if you'd like to help us out, please send in some Ticonderoga #2's!

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Congratulations to our Bus Lines Poetry Contest Winners, Zack and Sydnie!

We are so proud of their achievement! They read their works aloud in front of an audience and were able to take home a printed piece displaying their poetry!

Art Supply Drive for UVa Children’s Hospital

  • March 23-27

    Crozet Elementary Leadership Club is collecting the following supplies for the families and patients being treated at the University of Virginia Children's hospital. The hospital staff asked for these particular items. Everything should be new and unopened. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

    o Non-toxic crayons (8-24 count)

    o Coloring books

    o Decorative duct tape

    o Fancy edging scissors

    o Glitter glue

    o Glue sticks

    o Paint by number kits

    o Washable markers

Someone forget their homework? Don't Forget To Log Into Blackboard!

Under Staff, click on Blackboard on the right-hand list.

Student will log in with his/her username and password.

Caregivers can log in with same information given through Parent Portal

Click on CRES 5th Grade

All content is listed under each teacher

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Don't Hide Your Artistic Side!

As we continue our growing partnerships with local businesses and organizations, students are welcome to submit their artwork for a chance to become a permanent part of our Crozet Community Orchestra.

The Crozet Community Orchestra is asking for your best artwork to promote their organization. Between now and May 1st, Crozet Community Orchestra is looking for artwork to promote their theme: “Building Community Through Music.”

Ms. McReynolds will be collecting your projects by May 1st and the Crozet Community Orchestra will choose the best artwork for their marketing and website materials.

Your work can become their logo!

Act Now and Your Artwork Can Be Seen All Over Our Community!

Reading-Close Reading Example

Close Reading of President

Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address

I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

"Mystic chords" could mean a series of musical notes, like a chord on a harp or guitar; it could mean to agree, to be in accord, it could be a line segment joining two points on a curve, or it could be an emotional feeling. All somewhat work. One works best, but which one?

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Perimeter, Area, Volume, Circumference...Oh My!

Try to solve:

A square has an area of sixteen square centimeters.

What is the length of each of its sides?

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Virginia Studies

We've been studying the civil rights movement, from its historical context to the continued impact on society today. As a grade level before we leave for spring break, we will watch "Remember the Titans", a story based on a real-life school integration in Virginia. Please sign and return the permission slip in your child's Tuesday Folder.


  • We are checking in on Figurative Language and preparing to begin a five-paragraph, expository essay on a lesser-known science contributor of your student's choice. Hint: you may have peeked at the "Padlets" that were on display during Community Night. Stay tuned!


Students will be introduced to sound and light this week.

SOL 5.2 The student will investigate and understand how sound is created and transmitted, and how it is used. Key concepts include

a) compression waves;

b) vibration, compression, wavelength, frequency, amplitude;

c) the ability of different media (solids, liquids, and gases) to transmit sound; and

d) uses and applications of sound waves.

SOL 5.3 The student will investigate and understand basic characteristics of visible light and how it behaves. Key concepts include

a) transverse waves;

b) the visible spectrum;

c) opaque, transparent, and translucent;

d) reflection of light from reflective surfaces; and

e) refraction of light through water and prisms.

Students will also be taken a science quarterly assessment on Wednesday, March 25th. This assessment will be used to break down the skills that are still in some need of help. Thanks so much!!! Have a great week!!!

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SOL Test Dates

We prefer to see our students relaxed and confident during our assessment dates. We appreciate your help in planning ahead for the following dates to avoid make-up testing days closer to graduation time:

May 5th-Reading

May 12th & 13th-Math (split into two parts)

May 18th-Science

May 21st-VA Studies