Oct. 14 – 18, 2019

Monday is a STUDENT HOLIDAY

Tuesday is PICTURE DAY.

GRADED PAPER FOLDERS were sent home Friday. Please review the papers and keep them at home. Return the signed cover sheet and the folder on Tuesday, please.

Parent Access:

Students and parents can access most of what we are doing at school from their electronic devices at home. I tend to link most of my programs (No Red Ink, Study Island, etc) via Schoology. Schoology and PowerAssess -as well as the programs previously mentioned – can be accessed from home via Clever. Here’s how:

Family Access to Clever

Instructions for PowerSchool Parent Portal Account – Having a parent portal account will help you view your child’s grades. All families will need this later in the school year in order to sign up for middle school courses.

Please complete this 2019-2010 Field Trip T-Shirt Order Form if you have not done so yet. The school will collect these forms instead of individual classroom teachers, and more sizes are available.

Parents are also asked to complete the 2019-20 Parent Beginning of the Year Survey

Book Orders:

I’ll accept book orders through Friday. Our class code is HHW4Q, which you can use at https://clubs.scholastic.com/

On the topic of books, here are some book recommendations from Brightly:

50 Best Books for 9- and 10- Year Olds

50 Best Books for 11- and 12- Year Olds

Other:

PTA Membership Contest

Please consider joining the PTA if you have not already! It’s $5 to join. This year, the class in each grade level that has the highest percentages of families who have joined PTA by Friday, October 25th, will be able to vote on getting Dr. S in a special costume and choose to have her either eat lunch with the class in the classroom, read a story, or join them for recess to play kickball! The grand reveal of the class winners will take place on Monday, October 28th at the first Buzzy Bash of the year!

Dates to Note:

Mon, Oct. 14 – Student Holiday – Columbus Day

Tues, Oct. 15 – Fall Picture Day

Wed, Oct. 16 – Trombone Shorty Assembly

Wed, Oct. 16 – Green Team Meeting

Fri, Oct 18 – Fall Festival 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Mon, Oct 21 – Dance Factor Registration Opens

SUCCESS Week Activities:

Mon, Oct 21 – Professional Day: Come to school dressed as your future profession

Tues, Oct 22 – Mix It Up Day: Wear mix-matched socks

Wed, Oct 23 – Wellness Day: Wear workout gear

Thur, Oct 24 – Red Ribbon Day: Wear red

Fri, Oct 25 – Stinger Spirit Wear Day

Mon, Oct 21 – Mon, Oct 28 – Canned Food Drive

This Week:

Reading / Writing / Social Studies

In whole group lessons this week students will be conducting research on a person, place, event, or industry important to Henrico County History. Reading, Research, and Writing skills will be incorporated in this independent research project. Students will have time during whole group instruction and during their literacy block later in the week to work on this, so if they utilize their time wisely they won’t have to work on it outside of class.

In our small group time, students will be introduced to “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” commonly known as “The Headless Horseman.” We will look at characterization and inferencing closely with this text.

Students received their Lesson 3 Vocabulary words last week and they’ll begin working with the words this week. A great study tool site for all of these lists is my Quizlet page which can be found here: Mrs. McGee’s Wordly Wise Quizlets

The lists for this week’s units can be found here:

Mrs. McGee’s Book 4 Lesson 3 Word List & Activities

Classroom Wishlist:

Feel free to find something to contribute to our classroom on Mrs. McGee’s Wish List: Mrs. McGee’s Amazon Wish List

Have a great week!

Andrea McGee

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October 7 – 11, 2019

I’m so proud of how my homeroom students performed on their Henrico Geography Quiz last week. They had the highest average of the three classes that I teach. This was because of THEIR hard work, not from any special treatment from me or additional time in class preparing for it. Way to go, students! Keep up this work ethic and you’ll go far!

I was also excited to see all the book reports as they rolled in and was impressed with how many students turned them in early! That would not have been me at 10 years old. This is more evidence that you are already helping your children to develop those executive functions of planning, goal setting, etc.

Congratulations to Gavin and Bella who were elected by their peers to be our PTA Classroom Representatives this year. Also congratulations to Riley who received the third highest number of votes though she had only been at our school for three weeks.

I need all parents – even those who kindly completed this form last week – to complete this 2019-2010 Field Trip T-Shirt Order Form The school will collect these forms instead of individual classroom teachers, and more sizes are available.

Students and parents can access most of what we are doing at school from their electronic devices at home. I tend to link most of my programs (No Red Ink, Study Island, etc) via Schoology. Schoology and PowerAssess -as well as the programs previously mentioned – can be accessed from home via Clever. Here’s how:

Family Access to Clever

Instructions for PowerSchool Parent Portal Account – Having a parent portal account will help you view your child’s grades. All families will need this later in the school year in order to sign up for middle school courses.

Parents are also asked to complete the 2019-20 Parent Beginning of the Year Survey

PTA Membership Contest

Please consider joining the PTA if you have not already! It’s $5 to join. This year, the class in each grade level that has the highest percentages of families who have joined PTA by Friday, October 25th, will be able to vote on getting Dr. S in a special costume and choose to have her either eat lunch with the class in the classroom, read a story, or join them for recess to play kickball! The grand reveal of the class winners will take place on Monday, October 28th at the first Buzzy Bash of the year!

Simple Ways to Build a Reading Routine Your Busy Family Can Enjoy

Mrs. McGee loves this:

American Academy of Pediatrics Family Media Plan Worksheet

Dates to Note:

Thursday, October 10 – Reading Quiz

Friday, October 11 – Wordly Wise Lesson 2 Quiz

Monday, October 14 – Student Holiday – Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 15 – Fall Picture Day

Wednesday, October 16 – Green Team Meeting

Friday, October 18 – Fall Festival 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Monday, October 21 – Dance Factor Registration Opens

November 1 -11 – Collection for Blue Star Families

This Week: 

Reading

In whole group lessons this week students will use the SMBST (Somebody Wanted But So Then) strategy to summarize fiction texts. Students will also look at characterization and making inferences about characters.

In our small group time, students are reading closely in “The Goose that Laid Golden Eggs” text. They’ll have a quiz on this text Thursday or Friday.

Social Studies

Now that we’ve concluded our study of Henrico County Geography, we’ve moved on to learning about Henrico County History. This week students should enjoy learning the history behind some of the names, places, and street names in Henrico County.

English / Writing

In writing students will continue working on crafting quality ACE Writing Responses. Additionally, they’ll have a Quick Write to build writing fluency.

Students received their Lesson 2 Vocabulary words last week. The quiz on this Wordly Wise vocabulary unit is this Friday, October 11. A great study tool site for all of these lists is my Quizlet page which can be found here: Mrs. McGee’s Wordly Wise Quizlets

The lists for this week’s units can be found here:

Mrs. McGee’s Lesson 2 List

Mrs. Crews’ Lesson 2 List

Notice that there are multiple things that students can do with the words in each list on Quizlet from learning and flashcards to games and quizzes.

Other:

A Site for parents to find answers about their children’s media habits:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/screen-time/age/tweens

Classroom Wishlist:

Feel free to find something to contribute to our classroom on Mrs. McGee’s Wish List: Mrs. McGee’s Amazon Wish List

Have a great week!

Andrea McGee

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Sept 30 – Oct. 4, 2019

It was wonderful to see so many parents at Back to School Night. Thank you for coming and staying informed and involved in your child’s education. I hope you enjoyed watching your children’s FlipGrid videos as much as I did.

Graded Paper Folders

Graded Paper Folders were sent home on Friday for the first time this year.

  • Sign the blue cover sheet to indicate that you have seen the graded papers. Feel free to write comments or questions. I many write comments or questions here occasionally also.
  • Keep all the graded papers at home. You may wish to keep them in a safe place to review at the end of the year.
  • Return the folder to school on Monday with the signed blue cover sheet.

Reviewing PowerSchool Assessments On-Line:

You’ll need your child’s student number and the password on the top right of the Grade Report Sheet. The number is unique for each child and each assessment.

Parent Log In to review PowerSchool Assessments:

Click Here for Parent Log In  (Please let me know if this link doesn’t work.)

PTA Membership Contest

Please consider joining the PTA if you have not already! It’s $5 to join. This year, the class in each grade level that has the highest percentages of families who have joined PTA by Friday, October 25th, will be able to vote on getting Dr. S in a special costume and choose to have her either eat lunch with the class in the classroom, read a story, or join them for recess to play kickball! The grand reveal of the class winners will take place on Monday, October 28th at the first Buzzy Bash of the year!

Free T-Shirts !!!

Short Pump Orthodontics is providing free Field Trip t-shirts to all students at Short Pump Elementary School. All you need to do is provide your chld’s t-shirt size to me by this Friday. Here’s a form to enter the information:

Enter t-shirt size here

Dates to Note:

Monday, Sept. 30 – HALF Day for Students

Tuesday, Oct. 1 – Wordly Wise Unit 1 Quiz

Wednesday, Oct. 2 – Stinger Store opens

Thursday, Oct. 3 – Henrico Geography Quiz

Friday, October 4 – Fall Fiction Book Reports Due

Monday, October 14 – Student Holiday – Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 15 – Fall Picture Day

Wednesday, October 16 – Green Team Meeting

Monday, October 21 – Dance Factor Registration Opens

November 1 -11 – Collection for Blue Star Families

Moody I.B. Program Applications:

All 5th grade students in Henrico County Public Schools have the opportunity to apply to the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP).  Interested students can pick up an application before morning announcements from Mrs. Jones, the school counselor.  Applications should be returned to Mrs. Jones by Monday, Friday, November 15th, 2019.

Not sure if IBMYP is for you?  Parents and students are invited to attend the Open House at Moody Thursday, October 17th!

For more information please check out Mrs Jones `s Blog:

https://rswalkerblog.wordpress.com/ib/

Communication

If you have not already done so, please join our ClassDojo and MembershipToolKit sites.

This Week:

 Reading

I trust students are reading daily in their book report books both at home and at school.

In whole group lessons this week students are looking at three more Signposts to pay attention to when reading fiction. Such signposts are Memory Moments, Again and Again, Words of the Wiser and more. We’ll look closely at one signpost each day until we’ve learned all six of them. I sincerely believe that when students start noticing these signposts in their reading, it is going to help them become more skilled readers. I look forward to seeing their reactions.

In our small group time, I am enjoying getting to know the students individually as readers. They will have two Reading Choice Menus this week. Work for this should be completed at school but may also need to be completed at home

Social Studies

A study guide was sent home last week. The Henrico County Geography quiz is scheduled for this Thursday, Oct. 3, and it is hard because it involves identifying a lot of the counties around Henrico County in Virginia.

Click here for a game to review Henrico County Geography

English / Writing

In writing last week, we began looking at different formats for prewriting, starting with Webs. Students reviewed the basic components of a complete sentence (subjects and predicates) last week and have a graded assessment this week.

Students will receive their Lesson 2 Vocabulary words early this week. The quiz on the first Wordly Wise vocabulary unit is this Tuesday, Oct. 1. A great study tool site for all of these lists is my Quizlet page which can be found here: Mrs. McGee’s Wordly Wise Quizlets

The list for the first unit can be found here:

McGee’s Lesson 1 List

Mrs. Crews’ Lesson 1 List

Notice that there are multiple things that students can do with the words in each list on Quizlet from learning and flashcards to games and quizzes.

Other:

 More Reading:

Click here for an article on diverse books available or tweens.

Classroom Wishlist:

Feel free to find something to contribute to our classroom on Mrs. McGee’s Wish List: Mrs. McGee’s Amazon Wish List

Have a great week!

Andrea McGee

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Sept. 23 – 27, 2019

Dates to Note:

Tuesday, Sept. 24 -5th Grade Math NWEA MAP Test

Wednesday, Sept. 25 – Wellness Wednesday (Every Wednesday)

Thursday, Sept. 26 – PTA Back to School Night 6 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 30 – HALF Day for Students

Tuesday, Oct. 1 – Wordly Wise Unit 1 Quiz

Wednesday, Oct. 2 – Stinger Story opens

Thursday, Oct. 3 – Henrico Geography Quiz

Friday, October 4 – Fall Fiction Book Reports Due

 

 

Moody I.B. Program Applications:

All 5th grade students in Henrico County Public Schools have the opportunity to apply to the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP).  Interested students can pick up an application before morning announcements from Mrs. Jones, the school counselor.  Applications should be returned to Mrs. Jones by Monday, Friday, November 15th, 2019.

Not sure if IBMYP is for you?  Parents and students are invited to attend the Open House at Moody Thursday, October 17th!

For more information please check out Mrs Jones `s Blog:

https://rswalkerblog.wordpress.com/ib/

 

Communication

If you have not already done so, please join our ClassDojo and MembershipToolKit sites.

 

 

This Week:

 

Reading I trust students are reading daily in their book report books both at home and at school.

In whole group lessons this week students are looking at Signposts to pay attention to when reading fiction. Such signposts are Contrasts & Contradictions, Aha Moments, Memory Moments, and more. We’ll look closely at one signpost each day until we’ve learned all six of them. I sincerely believe that when students start noticing these signposts in their reading, it is going to help them become more skilled readers. I look forward to seeing their reactions.

In our small group time, I am enjoying getting to know the students individually as readers. They will have a Reading Choice Menus. Work for this should be completed at school but may also need to be completed at home. Activities on the third menu are due first thing Thursday morning. Assignments on the fourth menu are due next Monday morning.

Social Studies

On Monday students will begin their study of the Geography of Henrico County. Look for a study guide to come home on Tuesday or Wednesday.  They will have a quiz on Thursday, Oct. 3.

Click here for a game to review Henrico County Geography

English / Writing

In writing this week, we’ll begin looking at different formats for prewriting, starting with Webs. Students will also continue to learn/review the basic components of a complete sentence (subjects and predicates).

Students are still working with the words in their first Wordly Wise vocabulary unit. Their quiz on these words is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 1. A great study tool site for all of these lists is my Quizlet page which can be found here: Mrs. McGee’s Wordly Wise Quizlets

The list for the first unit can be found here:

McGee’s Lesson 1 List

Mrs. Crews’ Lesson 1 List

Notice that there are multiple things that students can do with the words in each list on Quizlet from learning and flashcards to games and quizzes.

Other:

 

Back to School Night is on Thursday, September 26. Mrs. Gosney, Mrs. Blankenship, and I plan to hold our sessions together in the multipurpose room following the general meeting, so you can meet and hear from all three of us in one sitting.

Parent Log In to review PowerSchool Assessments:

https://aa.powerschool.com/Account/Login?redirectUrl=https://aa.powerschool.com/

You’ll need your child’s student number and the password on the top right of the Grade Report Sheet. The number is unique for each child and each assessment.

More Reading:

Click here for an article on diverse books available or tweens.

Classroom Wishlist:

Feel free to find something to contribute to our classroom on Mrs. McGee’s Wish List: Mrs. McGee’s Amazon Wish List

Have a great week! I look forward to sharing more information with you about our class next week at Back to School Night.

Andrea McGee

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September 16 – 20, 2019

Dates to Note:

Monday, Sept. 16 – Student of the Week Posters Due

Monday, Sept. 16 – Henrico Explorers permission slips and Scholastic Book Orders come home

Tuesday, Sept. 17 – 5th Grade Reading NWEA MAP Test

Wed., Sept. 18 – I.B. applications available

Wed., Sept. 18 – Green Team Meeting after school (with signed parent permission)

Thursday, Sept. 19 – Talk Like a Pirate Day  – Let’s Do This!!

Tuesday, Sept. 24 -5th Grade Math NWEA MAP Test

Thursday, Sept. 26 – PTA Back to School Night

Monday, Sept. 30 – HALF Day for Students

Friday, October 4 – Fall Fiction Book Reports Due

Moody I.B. Program Applications:

All 5th grade students in Henrico County Public Schools have the opportunity to apply to the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP).

Applications will be given to interested students starting on Wednesday, September 18th – Friday November 15th. Students can pick up an application before morning announcements from Mrs. Jones, the school counselor.  Applications should be returned to Mrs. Jones by Monday, Friday, November 15th, 2019.

Not sure if IBMYP is for you?  Parents and students are invited to attend the Open House at Moody Thursday, October 17th!

For more information please check out Mrs Jones `s Blog:

https://rswalkerblog.wordpress.com/ib/

Henrico Explorers

Fifth-Graders in Henrico County are invited to participate in the Henrico Explorers program in which students visit historic sites in Henrico County with family members or friends. Students who have permission to participate will receive a passport in which they will document evidence of visiting each site. If a student documents visits to at least 8 sites before the end of June, he or she will receive a free t-shirt. Permission forms to participate in this family experience are coming home Monday. They must be completed and returned to school by this Friday, Sept. 20 in order for students to receive their passports.

Scholastic Book Orders:

The first Scholastic Book Order flyers are coming home Monday, and the deadline for ordering from the September flyer is this Friday, Sept. 20. Many of the books in the flyers are very reasonably priced, and purchases contribute new materials to our classroom library. The preferred method for ordering is online. Use our classroom code  HHW4Q. Purchases may also be made by sending in payment by check made out to Scholastic Book Clubs. This month’s 5th Grade Flyer plus additional flyers can be accessed online at https://clubs.scholastic.com/

Communication

If you have not already done so, please join our ClassDojo and MembershipToolKit sites.

This Week:

Reading I trust students are reading daily in their book report books both at home and at school.

In whole group lessons this week students will learn to differentiate and identify different genres of literature. On Tuesday, students will take the NWEA MAPS Reading Test, and on Thursday we’ll heartily embrace “Talk Like a Pirate Day” while practicing language arts skills. Students are encouraged to dress like a pirate. Aargh!

In our small group time, I am enjoying getting to know the students individually as readers. They will have a Reading Choice Menus. Work for this should be completed at school but may also need to be completed at home. Activities on the first menu are due first thing Thursday morning. Assignments on the second menu are due next Monday morning.

Social Studies

This week students should receive the Henrico Explorer permission slips. They will begin studying the Geography of Henrico County towards the end of this week.

English / Writing

In writing this week, students will continue lessons on ACE writing response. This week we’ll focus on the A (Answer the question) and the C (Cite evidence). Students will also learn/review the basic components of a complete sentence (subjects and predicates).

In addition, they will be introduced to their first Wordly Wise vocabulary unit. Students will have multiple exercises to complete during each unit, some at home and some at school. A great study tool site for all of these lists is my Quizlet page which can be found here: Mrs. McGee’s Wordly Wise Quizlets

The list for the first unit can be found here:

McGee’s Lesson 1 List

Mrs. Crews’ Lesson 1 List

Notice that there are multiple things that students can do with the words in each list on Quizlet from learning and flashcards to games and quizzes.

Other: 

Back to School Night is on Thursday, September 26. Mrs. Gosney, Mrs. Blankenship, and I plan to hold our sessions together in the multipurpose room following the general meeting, so you can meet and hear from all three of us in one sitting.

Teachers

Mrs. Gosney’s and Mrs. Blankenship’s web sites may be accessed from our school websites, but here are some quick links for now:

Mrs. Gosney

Mrs. Blankenship

Feel free to find something to contribute to our classroom on Mrs. McGee’s Wish List: Mrs. McGee’s Amazon Wish List

Classroom Community Goals:

  • Treat people respectfully
  • Treat others as you want to be treated
  • Be flexible

Have a great week! I look forward to sharing more information with you about our class next week at Back to School Night.

Andrea McGee

 

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Sept. 9 – 13, 2019

What a great first week of school we had. The students got organized and began switching classes. We are going to work very hard on maintaining this current organization throughout the year.

 

There are multiple ways you can stay informed on what is going on in your child’s classes and around the school.

 

Membership ToolKit is replacing MySchoolAnywhere as a communication tool in our school this year, so please sign up. Also, the 5th grade teachers utilize ClassDojo as a means of communicating with parents. Invitations have already been sent home, and many of your have signed up. Thank you.  If you need another invitation, please just let me know. My email address is armcgee@henrico.k12.va.us

In addition, Mrs. Gosney, Ms. Powell, and I each have blogs that we update regularly.

Dates to Note:

Monday, Sept. 19 – Deadline to select book report book and get parent and teacher signature

Monday, Sept. 9 – MY Henrico History assignment due

Tuesday, Sept. 17 – 5th Grade Reading NWEA MAP Test

Tuesday, Sept. 24 -5th Grade Math NWEA MAP Test

Thursday, Sept. 26 – PTA Back to School Night

Monday, Sept. 30 – HALF Day for Students

This Week:

Las week students organized supplies, got to know their classmates and teachers a little, switched classes, and agreed on some classroom community goals:

  • Treat people respectfully
  • Treat others as you want to be treated
  • Be flexible

 

Reading

While we will be continuing to discuss and practice rules, procedures, and expectations over the next few weeks, we are also beginning instruction in our content areas. In reading this week students will practice the strategies of making predictions, visualizing, and making connections as they read fictional texts. They will also be introduced to the Book Head, Heart framework.

Students will also be introduced to the technique of highlighting where evidence of answers are found in text. On Wednesday, they will be reading two articles about the events of Sept. 11, 2001, so you may want to be prepared to answer questions on that topic.

By Monday (Sept. 9) students in my homeroom should have selected a fictional novel to read for a book report which will be due in early October. A sheet with details was sent home last Tuesday. Parent signature and teacher approval of the book selections are due by Monday. It should be a book they have not read before. Students should read in this book both at school and at home.

Social Studies

Students also brought home a Social Studies assignment Wednesday called “My Henrico History.” For this first assignment they will NEED PARENT INPUT. This homework assignment is due Monday (the top HALF only). The “data” collected from this will help us analyze geography concepts such as why people live in certain areas. Students will use the information on this assignment to work with and introduce a classmate.

English / Writing

In writing this week, students will be practice the ACE format to writing responses. Additionally, students will complete their first writing prompt of the year. (It’s kind of like our writing pretest to see what skills the students already have.)

 

Teachers

Mrs. Gosney’s and Ms. Powell’s web sites may be accessed from our school websites, but here are some quick links for now:

Mrs. Gosney

Mrs. Blankenship

Feel free to find something to contribute to our classroom on Mrs. McGee’s Wish List, especially playground balls for use at recess:

Mrs. McGee’s Amazon Wish List

Have a great week! I look forward to sharing more information with you about our class  at Back to School Night.

Andrea McGee

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Sept 2, 2019

Hi Parents,

Our new Communication platform this year is Membership Toolkit (MTK). Please make an account and join our class in order to receive important communication updates:

Click here for flyer with instructions

 

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August 30, 2019

Welcome to the new school year! I’m thrilled to have met most of you at Open House, and I look forward to us having a great year together. I’m glad you’ve found my blog. You can find out more about me on the “Mrs. McGee” tab. I just began updating my blog for this year, and I’ll continue working on that in the next week. Look for a blog post to come out on Sunday or Monday with information about the week ahead.

I’ve shared a link to my Amazon Wish List on the “Important Links” page, but here it is again for your convenience: Mrs. McGee’s Classroom Wishlist

It would be most helpful for students to come in with their school supplies on Tuesday, as we will be organizing materials on the first day. The supply list can be found here: Short Pump Elementary Supply List

Finally, our lunch is at 12:25 each day, so students may bring a healthy, nut-free snack to “feed their brain” sometime in the morning. We’re going to have a great year together. Enjoy your weekend!

Mrs. McGee

 

 

 

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Summer Reading for Middle School

This information came home in report card folders, but here it is online also:

HCPS Summer Reading Directions

Here is a template that can be used

Here is Mrs. McGee’s Template – File > Copy > Before you can edit

Further Clarification from Pocahontas Middle School English Teachers

Thank you for a phenomenal 5th Grade Celebration and a super school year!

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June 10 – 14, 2019

As this is my last blog post or the year, I want to say how much I have enjoyed this class of students and parents. Thank you for being so supportive of your children, their teachers, and our school. It makes ALL the difference. I hope you will keep in touch.

Friday, June 14 is a Half Day for students. Report cards are sent home with students on this day also. Please be on the lookout for these report card envelopes and other important documents enclosed.

5th Grade Crossover – The Crossover Celebration for 5th graders is this Wednesday at 1:00 in the Multi-purpose room. Bring your camera and your Kleenex. Students should dress in nice clothes as follows:

BOYS

  • Collared Shirt
  • Nice pants or shorts – Pants without cargo pockets look more formal.
  • NO ATHLETIC SHORTS

GIRLS

  • Dress or skirt – fingertip length or longer, no spaghetti straps
  • Sandals are okay, not high heels.

 

** All clothes MUST follow the HCPS Dress Code! **

5th Grade Celebration – This is scheduled for Thursday. Students should wear the Rainbow tie dye t-shirts that came home Monday afternoon.

Library Books – Please assist your children in looking around their bedrooms and homes for any remaining school or classroom library books that should be returned ASAP.

4 Question School Survey

Summer Reading –

Here is the link for the Henrico County Schools Summer Reading Requirements for rising 6th graders:

https://henricoschools.us/wp-content/uploads/SummerReading6-8.pdf

Here are some other links with reading suggestions:

Barnes & Noble “Unstoppable Kids” Book Recommendations

Page Turning Classics for 9 – 12 Year Olds

How to Help Kids Tackle Required Summer Reading

Have a great summer! Best wishes to you all, and I hope you’ll come back to visit!

Andrea McGee

Dates to Note

Monday, June 10 – Bean Marketplace

Tuesday, June 11 – Student Holiday

Wednesday, June 12 – 1:00 5th Grade Crossover (Parents invited)

Thursday, June 13 – 5th Grade Celebration

Friday, June 14 – Final ½ day (Report Cards distributed)

Thur, Aug 22 – Hawk Hill Camp 9:00 – noon at Pocahontas Middle School

HCPS Back-to-School Kickoff

Vision:

At Short Pump Elementary School, our purpose is to develop compassion, critical thinking, and lifelong learning within our students to become productive, caring citizens of the world.

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