Fifth Grade Updates

December 3, 2015

Dear parents,

Wow! I can't believe it's already December! We have lots of upcoming events before winter break so please make sure to read our entire email.

Upcoming Tests

We will be having a Topic 7 and 8 math test on December 7. Students will complete this test when they are not taking the reading MAP test. The test covers prime and composite numbers, equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, mixed numbers, and addition and subtraction of mixed numbers and fractions. In order to prepare for the test, students may work on any blue pages in the math textbook. These pages are labeled "homework" at the top and students are welcome to work on these at any point at home.

A science vocabulary test will be on December 14. It will cover vocabulary from the beginning of the year until Thanksgiving. Your child was given a list of the vocabulary words today. Good resources to find information on these words include Discovery Education, your child's ScienceSaurus, their notebook, and a dictionary.

Happy studying!

Environment Cleanup

Environment Cleanup- Saturday December 5th. Come over to Skaggs along with your friends between 2-4 pm and earn sparkles, while helping keep the school and the surrounding areas clean. Make sure you wear gloves and keep warm.


Parents here is your chance to order the year books at the special price of $25 from now until the new year at Skaggs Elementary PTA. The price increases to $30 in 2016

Upcoming Dates

Dec. 7: Reading MAP, Math Test

Dec. 8: Hour of Code in science class

Dec. 9: Language MAP

Dec. 11: Martin Luther King Jr. Optional Writing Contest Entries due

Dec. 14: Science MAP, Science Vocabulary Test

Dec. 17: iCode Event

Dec. 18: Assembly, Winter Party, Report Cards, Early Release at 12:00


Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Contest

PTA Check Writing Campaign

Secondary Transfer Requests (for Middle School)