Fifth Grade News

September 25 - 29

A Peek at the Week

Reading/Language Arts:


Author's Purpose

Greek and Latin Root Words

Narrative writing


Whole Number Operations


Mixtures and Solutions

Social Studies:

Colonization of America - Cornerstone Task

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for parents to volunteer for copying, laminating, cutting, take-home task, etc.

Love to read?? Sign up to read to your child's class on Friday afternoon. Please let us know when you are able to volunteer!

Mark Your Calendar

September 25th Choir 2:55 - 3:55

September 26th Parenting Center Workshop on Bullying - GES Cafeteria 6:30 p.m.

September 29th Bank begins 7:15 - 7:40 GES Cafeteria

October 2nd Boots and Blue Day, Choir 2:55 - 3:55

October 4th Vocabulary Test on Greek and Latin Root Words

October 5th Spelling Test on Greek and Latin Root Words, Choir 2:55 - 3:55, WOW Club 2:55 - 4:50

October 6th Student Holiday

A Note From Your Teacher

Beginning of the year conferences are well underway. If you have not made an appointment with your teacher, be sure to do so.

Please ensure that your child is charging their Chromebook nightly.

Please see below for teacher wish list:

Ms. Bradshaw's Wish List:

  • paper towels
  • colored file folders
  • colored thin felt tip pens
  • colored pens for students
  • Mr. Sketch Scented Markers
  • anchor chart paper

Mrs. Hendrickson's Wish List:

  • Hand-held Vacuum
  • Paper towels
  • Bath and Body hand soap
  • anchor chart paper
  • ziplock bags
  • Mr. Sketch Markers

Mrs. Palmersheim's Wish List:

  • Smelly Markers for Anchor Charts
  • Paper Towels
  • Hand Soap
  • Coloring Pencils

Mrs. Allen's Wish List:

  • Small hand-held vacuum
  • paper towels
  • hand soap

PTA News

There are only 10 days until the GES Auction items are due on THURSDAY OCTOBER 5TH and we need your help! We are asking each family to contribute something for our themed baskets to make this the most successful auction yet! Collection boxes are now in your child's classroom. Just send them to school with their items to be placed in the box. (Please note, donations of wine/beer cannot be dropped off at the school. Please contact your coordinator to arrange for pick up).

Ways to contribute:

*Ask a local business for a donation (or send us the name and contact information of someone you have in mind and we are happy to do it!)

*Purchase item(s) from the basket list

*Make a Cash or Gift Card donation

As a reminder the 5th Grade Basket Themes are: Teen Scene, Fab Dad, Staycation, Baker's Delight, and Camp Out!

There are still plenty of open spots to sign up on this link: Auction Sign Up

The grade with the most successful baskets at auction will win a Pajama Day from Mrs. Hilcher! Let's help our kiddos win the competition! If you have any questions, please contact our Auction Coordinator:


Carnival Sign-Up

Please see the link below to sign up as a volunteer for the GES Carnival!