Spring Newsletter

May 2016

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Film Festival for State Reports

This year we have decided to move away from the traditional board presentation, to a more interactive and engaging tour guide video. Students are currently researching and creating tour guide videos for their states. Each student will create an entertaining 3 min iMovie to share at the 1st Annual PCE Film Festival on June 9th. Details to come regarding class show times. The students are excited to show off their 21st century learning skills.

Human Growth & Development

As part of our health Education Curriculum, the Tustin Unified School District

is providing a unit of instruction on human growth and development for fifth grade students. Peters Canyon will have its instruction on Friday June 10th. This unit is conducted separately for boys and girls and is optional and voluntary. Permission slips will be given out in June.


Parent Preview of the videos will be showing are on Wednesday June 8th from 1:45-2:15pm


  • parents of girls: Mrs. Morgan Room 403
  • parents of boys: Mrs. Solomon Room 402


*please note these are for parents only to preview the videos shown to the student who have permission on June 10th.

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Wonder by RJ Palacio

We are currently reading Wonder by RJ Palacio. This is a great book to teach many reading skills, but also social skills about accepting others and being kind. The students are really seeing the effects of how we treat others. Each student is borrowing my class copy that also has the Julian chapter, written from the perspective of the "bully" Julian. We are having some great conversations here are school and hopefully it is spilling over to the dinner table! It is a long book and will take us through the end of school to complete.
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Upcoming events

  • May 24th-Field Day
  • May 25th-Open House 6pm-7pm Come early for the ice cream social at 5:30!
  • May 27th-Minimum Day
  • June 1st-Volunteer Tea (invitations to follow)
  • June 3rd-Pioneer Day
  • June 6th-iPad recollection (instructions will be sent in the next few weeks)
  • June 6th-Trimester Awards
  • June 8th-Parent preview of Human Growth videos
  • June 9th-5th Grade State Film Festival
  • June 10th-Human Growth & Development optional class lesson
  • June 14th-5th Grade Party @ Holiday Skate Center
  • June 15th-Summer class bday party
  • June 16th-States of the States & Classroom Clean out (info to follow)
  • June 17th-Promotion Ceremony & Reception