Marumsco Hills Eagle News

May/June 2022 Newsletter

MHES News and Updates

This newsletter will provide parents with updates and events at Marumsco Hills Elementary for the month of May and June.

School Calendar Dates: May and June

May

  • May 2-6: Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 2: School Closed
  • May 11: School Nurse Day
  • May 17: Parent Coffee for Summer School Registration (Choose the 10 AM session or the 5:30 PM session)
  • May 24: 6:00 Title I Summer Thrive Information Event
  • May 26: 6:30 5th Grade Strings Concert
  • May 27: PTO Sponsored BINGO Night 6:00-8:00
  • May 30: School Closed
  • May 31-June 3: AIMS End of Year Screener


June

  • June 9: 5th Grade Promotion (Rain Date is June 14)
  • June 13: Field Day
  • June 15: Last Day of School; Report Cards Available in ParentVue

MHES Spring SOL Testing Schedule


  • Thursday, May 5: 5th Grade Reading
  • Friday, May 6: 4th Grade Reading
  • Tuesday, May 10 & Wednesday, May 11: 3rd Grade Reading
  • Thursday, May 12: 5th Grade Science
  • Tuesday, May 17: 4th Grade VA Studies
  • Wednesday, May 18 & Thursday, May 19: 3rd Grade Math
  • Wednesday, May 18 & Thursday, May 19: 5th Grade Math
  • Tuesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 25: 4th Grade Math



Expedited re-takes for those students eligible will be held June 1-8.

Library News

All library books are due on May 27, 2022.

Please make sure your child's library books are returned to the library by May 27.

COVID Reminder

As a reminder, parents and guardians should continue to report positive COVID test results to their school or school nurse. PWCS guidelines for isolation is 10-days with the ability to return on day 11. Medical documentation or letter may end isolation earlier in your child's personal life, however PWCS requires 10-day isolation for school, school-based activities, and sports.

Illness - 24 Hour Requirement Reminder

As a reminder, if your child has any of the following illness, they must be fever or symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school:

  • Fever of 100 or more
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

Thank you for helping us keep our students and staff healthy.

School Supplies for Next Year - New Option

Great News! This year we will be offering the Teacher Tailored supply kit program which

offers pre-packaged, school supply boxes filled with the exact items requested by your

child’s teacher. Save yourself time by ordering a school kit. No shopping needed and it will be delivered right to the school.

Ordering forms will be sent home for your students and are also available in the office.


  • Order online by visiting www.shopttkits.com - account 93836
  • Order forms are due by June 3 and orders must be placed online by June 10.
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MHES Robotics Club

Congratulations to the 4th and 5th students who participated in Robotics club this school year! Our two teams, MHES Builders and MHES UFO Dragons, competed in a "Fun Day" competition at Osbourn Park High School on April 23rd. Both teams completed many missions in the "Cargo Connect" season challenge to earn points, presented projects they have researched throughout the year, and completed a team building activity. We are so proud of these students for showing EAGLE Pride throughout the year!

Thank you to Sarah Couture, Anne Glencer, and Mary Desjardin for their support of this club throughout the year!

PWCS Virtual Art Festival

Throughout the 2021-22 school year, students have continued to create amazing artwork. We are delighted to showcase these pieces in a fun and interactive format for all to enjoy. This year's exhibit is organized by level: elementary, middle, and high. Each level exhibit features links to the school exhibits. We encourage you to explore the exhibits to view a wide array of artwork from students in kindergarten through Grade 12.


The Virtual Art Festival is can be accessed using this link:

https://sway.office.com/7nuoagMzw27ELbIl?ref=Link

Art Update: MHES White Ribbon Award Winner

Every year each school has one student whose artwork is selected as the White Ribbon Award winner and their art gets shared by PWCS. Congratulations to Dannia D. in Ms. Dumford's class for being our White Ribbon Award winner this year.

Her artwork is pictured below.

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Instructional Corner - Check Out What Our Students Are Learning The Rest of This Month

Kindergarten

Language Arts

  • Author Studies

Math

  • Fractions
  • Data Collection and Graphing
  • Number Sense Review

Science

  • Living/Non-living
  • Life Processes of Plants and Animals

Social Studies

  • Memorial Day
  • Seasonal Changes
  • Flag Day
  • Juneteenth


First Grade

Language Arts

  • Author Study (Eric Carle, Kevin Henkes, Laura Numeroff, David Shannon)
  • Foundational Skills: Vowel Teams

Math

  • Computation and Estimation (subtraction and addition strategies, fact families)
  • Numbers and Number Sense (skip counting, fractions, place value, compare tow numbers between 1 and 110, order three or fewer sets up to 110)
  • Patterns, Functions, and Algebra (patterns)
  • Measurement (weight, capacity, length, money)

Social Studies

  • Virginia Events and People
  • Contributions of Virginians
  • People Associated with Holidays - July 4th

Science

  • Force, motion, and energy


2nd Grade

Language Art

  • Descriptive Writing
  • Poetry/Author Study

Math

  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Rounding
  • Number Sense
  • Measurement
  • Geometry

Science

  • Plant and Animal Life Cycles
  • Plants as Resources

Social Studies

  • Innovations in Communication and Technology


3rd Grade

Language Arts

  • Review of all Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry Standards

Math

  • Geometry and Review of All Standards

Science

  • Soil
  • Earth's Water
  • Human Impact and Conservation

Social Studies

  • Ancient Greece and Rome
  • Ancient Mali
  • Government


4th Grade

Language Arts

  • Reading SOL Review
  • Expository Writing

Math

  • Decimals
  • Measurement
  • Patterns

Science

  • Living Systems (Plants and Animals)

Social Studies

  • Reconstructions
  • 20th Century
  • Virginia Government


5th grade

Language Arts

  • SOL Review: Characterization, locating information, summarizing fiction and nonfiction
  • Students will continue to practice comprehension with different passages and questions that show deeper understanding of all standards throughout the year
  • We will work on writing activities including short free writing: narrative, informational, and persuasive. We will also work on spelling words and activities to improve spelling in writing and spoken vocabulary

Math

Students will continue learning about numerical patterns.

Students will continue to learn about probability and read sample spaces.

We will start our unit on geometry to finish up the school year.

Continued practice for SOL on:

  • Multi step word problems
  • Mean, medium, mode, and range
  • Operations with fractions
  • Decimal addition and subtraction
  • Long division

Science

We are reviewing both 4th and 5th grade science standards for the upcoming SOL. The topics for review include:

  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Matter
  • Geology
  • The Engineering Process
  • Weather
  • Solar System
  • Food webs

Social Studies

Unit 9 Central America

  • 10a Key political features
  • 10b Physical, climate characteristics
  • 10c Natural resources and economic activity
  • 10d Population
  • 10e Life today

Unit 10 Caribbean Islands

  • 11a Key political features
  • 11b Physical, climate characteristics
  • 11c Natural resources and economic activity
  • 11d Population
  • 11e Life today

There will be an end of the year Central America country project after SOL testing


Art

The focus for May/June is combining skills we've developed throughout the year to make art independently. For all grade levels, we are working on following a set of directions on our own, to complete a project.


PE

  • Kindergarten: Soccer Skills- Kicking a ball at a target and dribbling with feet.
  • 1st Grade: Soccer Skills- Kicking a ball at a target and dribbling with feet.
  • 2nd Grade: Soccer Skills- Kicking a ball to a target or teammate and foot dribbling while moving.
  • 3rd Grade: Soccer Skills- Kicking a ball to a target or teammate and foot dribbling while moving.
  • 4th Grade: Soccer Skills- Kicking a ball to a target or teammate and foot dribbling while moving using both feet.
  • 5th Grade: Soccer Skills- Dribbling, passing, and shooting in game-like situations.



Music

In May and June, all students will be Using Foley Sounds to tell stories and Music Around the World.