5th Grade News

August 14th - 18th

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, 8/21 -- Delayed Dismissal @ 3:00 (Solar Eclipse)

Friday, 8/25 -- 5th Grade Class Picture

Friday, 10/20 -- Field Trip

ASSESSMENTS

Thursday, August 17th -- Social Studies: Amendments Test *NEW DATE*

Friday, August 18th -- ELA: Unit 1 Affixes Test

STAR TESTING

Throughout this week, students will be given STAR Reading and Math tests online. These assessments along with others (ie: Fountas & Pinnell) will help us gauge students' strengths are as well as areas in need of growth.

DELAYED DISMISSAL - MONDAY, 8/21

A message from Dr. Carstarphen, superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools...


As you know, on Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will be visible (weather permitting) across all of North America. The eclipse is expected to be viewable in Atlanta from 1:02 p.m. to 4 p.m., with a total eclipse occurring at approximately 2:30 to 2:40 p.m. Because this timing overlaps with dismissal, APS will delay dismissal by 30 minutes for all students.


We expect every classroom to use this rare opportunity to engage our students in instruction. Our teaching and learning team has made available various grade-band-specific activities and instructional lessons for teachers. Additionally, the district has ordered more than 50,000 special purpose filters known as “eclipse glasses” for students and staff to safely view the eclipse. Those glasses will be delivered to your school prior to August 21.


Schools will receive letters to send home to parents. Safety is paramount for all students and staff. You may find a list of safety tips here. If parents have concerns with their children viewing the eclipse, we will provide them an option to not participate.

Parent Consent Form

A few students still need the parent consent form completed. If you did not complete this form last week, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you.

STEAM TRUCK

Last Friday, students participated in various S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) activities. They learned a lot and had fun too!