SOL Schedule


Below is our SOL Schedule. Please let me know if you have any questions. I’ll be adding review content to my blog nightly, as I come across good resources. If there is something you’d like to see, send me a message and I’ll do my best to find the material. Thank you all for supporting your kiddos. They (and I) are really lucky.

Week of April 16th!

Wow… we have a busy week ahead. I’ve attached the class newsletter for 4.16 – 4.20. There are a lot of things coming up, but Mrs. Tucker asked me to remind everyone that photos to be submitted for graduation are due 4/20 (Friday). If you have any questions, she will gladly answer anything.

I hope you all have a lovely week.


newsletter 4.16

April 9-13th Newsletter

newsletter 3.26

(I know it says the wrong date, but it’s correct, I promise!)

Click on the newsletter that will go home today with Tuesday folders. Please note that there is an additional piece of information about the 5th grade ceremony that will also go home today. It includes a timeline of things you’ll want to know about. Let me know if you have questions.

Market Day Newspaper


A few of our students were mentioned in today’s paper. Way to go!





Here’s this week’s newsletter!

newsletter 3.26



Week of March 26th


This is the last week before Spring Break! We have a lot going on, but I’m sure it will fly by.

  1. We have Market Day on Tuesday at VCU. I look forward to seeing the kiddos in action.
  2. Wednesday, March 28th we will have a test on Sound Energy. Please review with your child. I have review games on my blog if you’re interested.
  3. Make sure you have all permission slips and payment for the Maymont field trip in this week. It will be our last trip.
  4. If you’re interested in helping out for the 5th grade graduation ceremony, there is a parent committee that is in need of assistance and I’m sure would love your help.
  5. Tuesday folders will go home this week… sorry about last week! I just couldn’t make the newsletter happen. I appreciate your flexibility. 🙂
  6. Your children are wonderful. I’m very lucky.

Market Day


Just a reminder that VCU’s Market Day is coming up soon (March 27th) and students have the ability to stay after school on Wednesday and Thursday until 4pm to work with their groups as long as their permission slip is signed.


What Novel Should We Read Next? :)

Mrs. Goldman”s Class,

After listening to the summary of the books, choose two you’d like to read next. If you want to suggest one, there is a place at the bottom for that.

There’s a good chance we’ll be able to read 3 of these books (if not more) before the end of the year. So if yours doesn’t get picked, hold out… we’ll get to it 🙂

The survey is here.

Mid February Updates


With one benchmark test down, we have two to go! This Thursday and Friday, students will take their math test. Friday, Feb. 23rd, we are scheduled for science. Please be sure to review, or have students practice on my blog for each subject. Study Island is also an option for math.


A reminder that all Northeast state floats are due on 2/20 so we can have them for the Social Studies Showcase.

Parent Portal for Middle School

Starting after 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, the PowerSchool Parent Portal will open for 5th grade students and their families to make course selections for the fall of 2018. Students and their families can review core course recommendations made by teachers and make course selections by accessing the “Class Registration” icon in the portal. Both core and elective course selections can be made. The course selection window for students who are currently in grade 5 will close at 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9


Use these links to get started:

Direct link to PowerSchool Parent Portal:

Additional information:


Parents of current 5th graders who do not already have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account will need to create one. Directions for creating a Parent Portal account can be seen on the PowerSchool page:


The course selection window for students who are currently in grades 6-12 opens on Feb. 5.


Questions may be directed to the portal administrator or school counselor at your 5th grade student’s school.