5th Grade News

Mon., Sept. 19, 2016

Dates to Remember


Fri., Sept. 30 >Teacher PD -- No School

Thurs., Oct. 13 > 5th Grade Field Trip > TBA

Student Progress

Students should be at least half way in their AR and AMath Goals. We will have a reward party at the end of the nine weeks for those students who have made each of their goals. Students who do not make their goals will be given time to work on AR and AMath during this time.

Congratulations for making your AMath Goal - - - Abby / Rilee / Adriana

Congratulations for making your AR Goal - - - - - Rilee

Redo /// Correct and Return

You may find an orange Redo or green Correct and Return note on one of your student's papers. This is their opportunity to improve their grade. Please see that they review and or complete the work. Your signature on the note lets me know you are aware of their work. When it is completed and returned, their grade will be adjusted. Thank you for assisting with this process.

Field Trips and Class Parties

The holidays are coming up faster than you think! And that means we are close to having our first field trips and class parties of the year!


For those of you who wish to attend or help with a class function during school hours, you will need to fill out a Volunteer Application.


Please be sure to fill out the application completely. The items indicated with arrows are necessary in order to run the background check.

Application FAQs:

I filled one out last year. Do I still need to do this?
Applications are required on a yearly basis. Even if you filled one out last year, you will need to fill a new one out for the 2016-2017 school year.

How long does it take to process my application?
Applications take 7 days to process, so the sooner you get yours filled out, the better! Please do not wait until a couple days before a field trip/class party to submit your application. Get it done now so the office does not have to turn you away on the day of the event.

Will I be notified once my application has been approved?
You will only be notified if something was flagged on your background check that prevents you from attending events during school hours. However, once you have waited the 7 days for processing time, you may call our Bush Office (573) 590-8400 to verify that your application has been approved!

I have kids in multiple schools within the district. Do I need to fill one out for each school?
No. One application can be used district-wide!

Why do I need to fill out a background check?
The safety of our students is a top priority here at Bush Elementary. We require background checks to ensure our students will be safe with any of our volunteers. If you have further questions about this matter, you may contact our Central Office (573) 590-8000.