Graded Paper Folders came home Friday. Please review these and then sign and return the cover sheet and the folder. Thank you!
Student picture packets also came home on Friday. These have NOT been paid for. After viewing the photos of your child please select which ones – if any – you would like to keep and pay for. Return all others to school by Thursday. The three options are
1 – return all pictures
2 – keep all pictures and send in the payment
3 – keep the pictures you want to pay for and send in the payment and the remaining pictures.
Green Student Information Records came home with some students over a week ago for those families that did not complete the updates online. Please review, make corrections if needed, sign and return the forms ASAP. There are still many of these that have not been returned.
NAUTICUS FIELD TRIP is THIS FRIDAY – We now have 4 chaperones. I wouldn’t mind one more chaperone, especially the mom or dad of one of our boys. Send me an email if you’re interested. Look for a sheet of reminders to come home Monday. Students should arrive at school on Friday by 7:00 AM and be picked up at 4:30 PM. They will need to pack a nut free lunch, snack, and two drinks. They should wear shoes comfortable for walking and wear layers. (They will be outside during parts of the day.)
Your child should finish reading in the teacher assigned novel this week, either Because of Winn Dixie or Bud, Not Buddy. Please check in with your child as to whether he/she is completing the assignments. The final quiz this Monday will cover through the end of the book.
March Book Reports
March book reports will be completed at school next week (March 25 – 28). Parents, please assist in making sure your children are reading these novels at home each night or at least making progress. Students should complete these books by next Monday, March 25.
Happy St Patrick’s Day
Students are encouraged to wear something green on Monday. It is an SCA spirit day.
Both of our classroom electronic pencil sharpeners are now out of order. If any one feels called to donate a new one, it would be much appreciated, especially by the students.
Family Learning Night will take place on Tuesday, March 19 from 5:30 – 8:30 at Henrico High School.
5th Grade Calendar of Events (Click on link to left)
Dates to Note
Fri, March 15 – Graded Paper Folders Sent Home
Mon, March 18 – Please return signed Graded Paper Folders to school
Mon, March 18 – SCA Wear Green Spirit Day
Mon, March 18 – Novel Quizzes
Tues, March 19 – TDaP Clinic
Tues, March 19 & Wed, March 20 – SPES Spirit Night at Tony’s Italian Restaurant
Tues, March 26 – SPES Parent Workshop on hot topics, including Screen Time, Testing, and Safety – 6:00 pm PLEASE COME !!!
Thur., March 28 – Career Day
Fri, March 29 – 9 AM Buzzy Bash #3
Fri, March 29 – ½ Day for Students
Fri, March 29 – End of the 3rd Quarter
In Academics This Week:
In whole group students will continue to examine author’s word choice and tone as we begin to look at poetry forms.
Students will continue their tour of the Midwest Region this week.
English / Writing
Students are working in Unit 5 Greek & Latin root words this week. Here is a study site for the Unit 5 Roots and Words: https://quizlet.com/377172847/greek-latin-roots-unit-5-flash-cards/ . The quiz on these words will be early next week.
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.
Have a great week!