Week of March 18- March 22

Hi Everyone! Here is a look forward to this week and what we will be covering in each subject:

Important Reminders:

Our Nauticus Field Trip is scheduled for Friday, March 22nd. Students need to arrive at school at 7am. The buses will depart at 7:15am. Students need to pack two nut-free snacks and lunch. We will return to SPES at 4:30pm.

Friday, March 29th marks the end of the 3rd 9 weeks.

Friday, March 29th is a half day of school.

Spring Break is the week of April 1- April 5.

Students will take the end of the year reading MAPS test on Thursday, April 18th.

Friday, April 19th is a 1/2 day for students.

Monday, April 22 is a student holiday.

Q3 report cards go home on Tuesday, April 23rd.

Students will take the end of the year math MAPS test on Wednesday, April 24th.

Field day is scheduled for Friday, April 26th.

Language Arts:

Students will continue working with novel studies this week. Students will receive and complete two reading rotation menus this week. They will be due Wed. and Mon. mornings.

There will be a Unit 5 G/L roots test on Monday, March 25th.

Science: Students will take their Solar System test on Wednesday. Their solar system projects are due on Thursday. We will begin our sound unit at the end of the week.

Math: Refer to Mrs. Gosney’s website: https://mrsgosneyssuperstars.weebly.com/

Social Studies/English: Refer to Mrs. McGee’s blog: http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/armcgee/

Let’s make it a great week!! 🙂

Week of March 11- March 15

Hi Everyone! Here is a look forward to this week and what we will be covering in each subject:

Important Reminders:

Our Dancing Classrooms Culminating Event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12th at 1:00 PM. Parents are encouraged to come!

Our Nauticus Field Trip is scheduled for Friday, March 22nd.

Friday, March 29th marks the end of the 3rd 9 weeks.

Friday, March 29th is a half day of school.

Language Arts:

Students will continue working with novel studies this week. Students will receive and complete two reading rotation menus this week. They will be due Wed. and Mon. mornings.

There will be a Unit 4 G/L roots test on Wednesday. Students will then begin working with G/L roots Unit 5.

Science: Students will take their Force, Motion, Energy test on Wednesday. We will then begin our Sound Unit.

Math: Refer to Mrs. Gosney’s website: https://mrsgosneyssuperstars.weebly.com/

Social Studies/English: Refer to Mrs. McGee’s blog: http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/armcgee/

Let’s make it a great week!! 🙂

Week of March 4- March 8

Hi Everyone! Here is a look forward to this week and what we will be covering in each subject:

Important Reminders:

SPES is celebrating Dr. Seuss Week March 4-March 8th! We will have the following spirit days:
Monday: Wear rainbow colors for My Many Colored Days
Tuesday: Wear crazy socks for Fox in Socks
Wednesday: Wear pajamas for I’m Not Getting Up Today
Thursday: Wear a hat and/or red, black & white for The Cat in the Hat
Friday: Wear your SPES spirit wear and say “Hooray for Short Pump Day” for Hooray for Diffendoofer Day
Saturday: SPES Book Fair at the Short Pump Barnes & Noble from 12-3

Our Dancing Classrooms Culminating Event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12th at 1:00 PM (***Subject to change). Parents are encouraged to come!

Our Nauticus Field Trip is scheduled for Friday, March 22nd.

Friday, March 29th marks the end of the 3rd 9 weeks.

Friday, March 29th is a half day of school.

Language Arts:

Students will continue working with novel studies this week. Students will receive and complete two reading rotation menus this week. They will be due Thurs. and Mon. mornings.

There will be a Unit 3 G/L roots test on Monday. Students will then begin working with G/L roots Unit 4.

Science: Students will take their matter unit test on Tuesday. We will then begin our review of the Force, Motion, Energy Unit from 4th grade. There will be a test next week.

Math: Refer to Mrs. Gosney’s website: https://mrsgosneyssuperstars.weebly.com/

Social Studies/English: Refer to Mrs. McGee’s blog: http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/armcgee/

Let’s make it a great week!! 🙂

Student Information Spring Update: Open now!

Twice a year we ask families to please check that the student information we have in our database is correct. The window to check that what we have on file is correct or to make changes is from 2/25/18-3/3/19 . Please log in and check whether you think you have changes or not. You will be updating these forms through Rycor. Parents with students in grades 2-12 can access Rycor Online Forms through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Those with students in grades ‘PK-1 Only’ must access Rycor Online Forms directly. Directions are available on the Henrico county website listed below. If you are unable to update online, a manual form will be sent home the week of March 11th. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Link for the connection to Rycor:

Back-to-School Forms

Week of Feb. 25- March 1

Hi Everyone! Here is a look forward to this week and what we will be covering in each subject:

Important Reminders:

Picture Day is Wednesday, Feb. 27th. If you would like to order a class photo, you need to order that in advance. (Order forms sent home 2/21.) All students will have their individual photos taken. Once they are printed, you decide whether or not you would like to purchase them or send them back to school.

SPES is celebrating Dr. Seuss Week March 4-March 8th! We will have the following spirit days:
Monday: Wear rainbow colors for My Many Colored Days
Tuesday: Wear crazy socks for Fox in Socks
Wednesday: Wear pajamas for I’m Not Getting Up Today
Thursday: Wear a hat and/or red, black & white for The Cat in the Hat
Friday: Wear your SPES spirit wear and say “Hooray for Short Pump Day” for Hooray for Diffendoofer Day
Saturday: SPES Book Fair at the Short Pump Barnes & Noble from 12-3

Our Dancing Classrooms Culminating Event is scheduled for Friday, March 15th at 1:00 PM (***Subject to change). Parents are encouraged to come!

Our Nauticus Field Trip is scheduled for Friday, March 22nd. (Info and permission slips will be sent home within the next week or two.)

Friday, March 29th marks the end of the 3rd 9 weeks.

Friday, March 29th is a half day of school.

Language Arts:

Students will continue working with novel studies this week. Students will receive and complete two reading rotation menus this week. They will be due Tues. and Thurs. mornings.

Students will continue working with G/L roots unit 3. There will be a test next Monday (March 4th).

Science: We will continue our matter unit this week with our discussion about atoms, elements, and compounds. There will be a quiz on Monday. We will then cover mixtures and solutions. There will be a matter unit test next Tuesday (March 5th).

Math: Refer to Mrs. Gosney’s website: https://mrsgosneyssuperstars.weebly.com/

Social Studies/English: Refer to Mrs. McGee’s blog: http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/armcgee/

Let’s make it a great week!! 🙂

Week of Feb. 18- Feb. 22

Hi Everyone! Here is a look forward to this week and what we will be covering in each subject:

Important Reminders:

Monday, Feb. 18th is a regular school day.

Thursday, Feb. 21st is Wellness Night from 6-8pm!

Picture Day is Wednesday, Feb. 27th. If you would like to order a class photo, you need to order that in advance. (Order forms sent home 2/21.) All students will have their individual photos taken. Once they are printed, you decide whether or not you would like to purchase them or send them back to school.

Language Arts:

Students will continue working with novel studies this week. Students will receive and complete two reading rotation menus this week. They will be due Thurs. and Mon. mornings.

Students will begin working with G/L roots unit 3. There will be a test next week.

Science: We will continue our matter unit this week with our discussion about atoms, elements, and compounds. Students will continue working on their “atoms and elements mini-projects” which will be due Tuesday. There will be a quiz either the end of this week or the beginning of next depending on how quickly we move through the information.

Let’s make it a great week!! 🙂

Week of Feb. 11- Feb. 15

Hi Everyone! Here is a look forward to this week and what we will be covering in each subject:

Important Reminders:

Q2 report cards are going home on Monday. Please review with your child and sign and return the envelope. The actual report card itself is yours to keep.

Students are welcome to bring valentines for their classmates on Thursday, Feb. 14th! If they choose to do so, please make sure your child makes one for every student in the class. Unfortunately, students are unable to bring in candy or other food items.

We will go on our Aquatic Safety Field Trip this Thursday (Feb. 14th). Students need to bring a towel, bathing suit, googles (optional), and bag to hold their wet bathing suit.

Language Arts:

Students will continue working with novel studies this week. Students will receive and complete two reading rotation menus this week. They will be due Tues. and Fri. mornings.

Students will continue working with G/L roots unit 2. There will be a test this Friday.

Science: We will continue our matter unit this week. There will be a quiz on Tuesday covering states of matter and changing between states of matter. We will then begin our discussion on atoms, elements, and compounds.

Social Studies Update from Mrs. McGee:
Last week students completed the Geography Challenge of the Northeast Region. Their quiz on the geography of the region is this Friday, Feb. 15. Here is a great game site for studying: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm

Students will continue their exploration of the Northeast later this week, reading about the construction of the Erie Canal and the life of Milton Hershey as well as other topics.

Let’s make it a great week!! 🙂

Week of Feb. 4- Feb. 8

Hi Everyone! Here is a look forward to this week and what we will be covering in each subject:

Important Reminders:

Parents may log onto PowerSchool to review teacher selected courses, and select an elective for middle school from Tuesday January 29 – Friday February 8th.

The mid-year science benchmark test will take place on Tuesday, February 5th.

We will go on our Aquatic Safety Field Trip on Feb. 14th. Please send in the 4 forms and $4 by Thursday, Feb. 7th.

Language Arts:

Students will continue working with novel studies this week. Students will receive and complete two reading rotation menus this week. They will be due Thurs. and Mon. mornings.

Students will take the G/L root unit 1 test on Monday. We will then introduce and begin working with unit 2.

Science: Students will take the science benchmark test on Tuesday. We will then begin our matter unit.

Let’s make it a great week!! 🙂

Week of Jan. 29- Feb. 1

Hi Everyone! Here is a look forward to this week and what we will be covering in each subject:

Important Reminders:

Our Dancing Classrooms program has begun! We are very excited about it!! It will take place every Monday and Friday for 10 weeks.

Parents may log onto PowerSchool to review teacher selected courses, and select an elective for middle school from Tuesday January 29 – Friday February 8th.

The mid-year math benchmark test will take place on January 30-31.

The mid-year science benchmark test will take place on Tuesday, February 5th.

We will go on our Aquatic Safety Field Trip on Feb. 14th.

Language Arts:

Students will continue working with novel studies this week. Students will receive and complete two reading rotation menus this week. They will be due Thurs. and Mon. mornings.

We will continue working with Greek and Latin Roots Unit 1 this week. There will be a test on Monday.

Science: We will continue our review of the 4th grade unit of watersheds and resources. There will be a test on Wednesday. After that, we will review concepts learned throughout the year in preparation for teh science benchmark test.

Let’s make it a great week!! 🙂

Week of Jan. 22- Jan. 25

Hi Everyone! Here is a look forward to this week and what we will be covering in each subject:

Important Reminders:

Our Dancing Classrooms program has begun! We are very excited about it!! It will take place every Monday and Friday for 10 weeks.

There will be a Pocahontas VIP planning meeting at Pocahontas on Thursday January 24th.

The mid-year reading benchmark test will take place on January 23-24.

Friday, Jan. 25th marks the end of the 2nd 9 weeks.

Friday, Jan. 25th is an athletic wear spirit day.

Monday, Jan. 28th is a student holiday.

Parents may log onto PowerSchool to review teacher selected courses, and select an elective for middle school from Tuesday January 29 – Friday February 8th.

The mid-year math benchmark test will take place on January 30-31.

The mid-year science benchmark test will take place on Tuesday, February 5th.

Language Arts:

Students will continue working with novel studies this week. Students will receive and complete one reading rotation menu this week. It will be due Fri. morning.

We will begin working with Greek and Latin Roots Unit 1 this week. There will be a test next week.

Science: We will review the 4th grade unit of watersheds and resources. There will be a test next week.

Let’s make it a great week!! 🙂