Week of Nov. 12- Nov. 16

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

Important Reminders:

Our School’s Veteran’s Day Assembly is scheduled for Monday (11/12) at 9am. All families are welcome to join. The Assembly will take place outside on the blacktop, so students are encouraged to bring a towel or blanket to sit on.

Language Arts:

Students will receive and complete two reading rotation menus this week. The first one is due on Wednesday morning. The second one is due next Monday morning.

Students will continue practicing with Wordly Wise Unit 4 vocabulary. There will be a test next Monday.

Science: We will continue learning about Oceans this week. There will be an Ocean Motions on Tuesday. There will be a unit test on Friday.

Let’s make it a great week!! 🙂

Week of Nov. 5- Nov. 11

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

Important Reminders:

Collection for Blue Star Families: Short Pump Elementary has a tradition of collecting items to send to our troops overseas. We do this in collaboration with the Blue Star Families of Richmond, http://www.bluestarrichmond.org, a chapter of a national organization of families with loved ones who proudly serve our country. Each grade level is assigned specific items to collect. Our goal is to collect 200 of each item in order to complete 200 care packages for active duty military personnel in combat zones and various USO sites. 5th grade is assigned tuna/chicken in foil packages, crossword puzzle books, and playing cards. Students may bring in items October 29 – November 9.

Tuesday, Nov. 6th is a student holiday due to Election Day.

Our School’s Veteran’s Day Assembly is scheduled for Friday (11/9) at 9am. All families are welcome to join. The Assembly will take place outside on the blacktop, so students are encouraged to bring a towel or blanket to sit on.

Language Arts:

Students will receive and complete two reading rotation menus this week. The first one is due on Thursday morning. The second one is due next Monday morning.

Students will continue practicing with Wordly Wise Unit 4 vocabulary.

Science: We will continue learning about Oceans this week. There will be an Ocean Motions quiz next Tuesday.

Let’s make it a great week!! 🙂

Week of Oct. 29- Nov. 2

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

Important Reminders:

New HCPS Safety Lunch Policy: This year, HCPS has changed this policy to help make your child safer. Only adults who are on the child’s authorization for pick up list are allowed to eat with your children unless you have provided a written note to the school authorizing your permission. For example, Grandma, who’s from out of town, comes to visit your child and wants to eat lunch with him. The only way she can eat lunch with your child is if you have placed Grandma on the authorization for pick up or have written a note.

Collection for Blue Star Families: Short Pump Elementary has a tradition of collecting items to send to our troops overseas. We do this in collaboration with the Blue Star Families of Richmond, http://www.bluestarrichmond.org, a chapter of a national organization of families with loved ones who proudly serve our country. Each grade level is assigned specific items to collect. Our goal is to collect 200 of each item in order to complete 200 care packages for active duty military personnel in combat zones and various USO sites. 5th grade is assigned tuna/chicken in foil packages, crossword puzzle books, and playing cards. Students may bring in items October 29 – November 9.

Language Arts:

Students will receive and complete two reading rotation menus this week. The first one is due on Wednesday morning. The second one is due Friday morning.

Students will continue practicing with Wordly Wise Unit 3 vocabulary. There will be a test on Friday.

Science: We will continue learning about Oceans this week. There will be an Ocean Floor quiz on Tuesday.

Let’s make it a great week!! 🙂

Week of Oct. 22- Oct. 26

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

Important Reminders:

New HCPS Safety Lunch Policy: This year, HCPS has changed this policy to help make your child safer. Only adults who are on the child’s authorization for pick up list are allowed to eat with your children unless you have provided a written note to the school authorizing your permission. For example, Grandma, who’s from out of town, comes to visit your child and wants to eat lunch with him. The only way she can eat lunch with your child is if you have placed Grandma on the authorization for pick up or have written a note.

Collection for Blue Star Families: Short Pump Elementary has a tradition of collecting items to send to our troops overseas. We do this in collaboration with the Blue Star Families of Richmond, http://www.bluestarrichmond.org, a chapter of a national organization of families with loved ones who proudly serve our country. Each grade level is assigned specific items to collect. Our goal is to collect 200 of each item in order to complete 200 care packages for active duty military personnel in combat zones and various USO sites. 5th grade is assigned tuna/chicken in foil packages, crossword puzzle books, and playing cards. Students may bring in items October 29 – November 9.

Language Arts:

Students will receive and complete two reading rotation menus this week. The first one is due on Wednesday morning. The second one is due Friday morning.

Students will begin practicing with Wordly Wise Unit 3 vocabulary.

Science: We will continue reviewing Plants and Flowers this week and will have a test on Wednesday. From there, we will begin our Oceans Unit.

Let’s make it a great week!! 🙂

Week of Oct. 15- Oct. 19

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

Important Reminders:

New HCPS Safety Lunch Policy: This year, HCPS has changed this policy to help make your child safer. Only adults who are on the child’s authorization for pick up list are allowed to eat with your children unless you have provided a written note to the school authorizing your permission. For example, Grandma, who’s from out of town, comes to visit your child and wants to eat lunch with him. The only way she can eat lunch with your child is if you have placed Grandma on the authorization for pick up or have written a note.

Collection for Blue Star Families: Short Pump Elementary has a tradition of collecting items to send to our troops overseas. We do this in collaboration with the Blue Star Families of Richmond, http://www.bluestarrichmond.org, a chapter of a national organization of families with loved ones who proudly serve our country. Each grade level is assigned specific items to collect. Our goal is to collect 200 of each item in order to complete 200 care packages for active duty military personnel in combat zones and various USO sites. 5th grade is assigned tuna/chicken in foil packages, crossword puzzle books, and playing cards. Students may bring in items October 29 – November 9.

Fall Fiction book reports are due this Thursday, Oct. 18th.

The Week of Oct. 15- Oct. 19 is Success Week. We will have the following spirit days that week:
Monday: Global Day – wear colors that represent different country or heritage
  Tuesday: Dress for Success Day
  Wednesday: College Day
 Thursday: Book Character Day
  Friday: Stinger Gear Day

Friday, Oct. 19th is Trunk or Treat at 6pm.

Language Arts:

Students will receive and complete three reading rotation menus this week. The first one is due on Tuesday morning (finishing last week’s menu). The second one is due Thursday morning, and the 3rd is due next Monday morning.

Students will continue practicing with Wordly Wise Unit 3 vocabulary. There will be a test next Monday.

Student book reports are due Thursday, Oct. 18th.

Science: We will begin learning about rocks and the rock cycle this week. There will be a UNIT TEST **WEDNESDAY** covering layers of the Earth, plate boundaries, types of rock, and the rock cycle. We will then begin our review of the 4th grade plants and flowers unit.

Let’s make it a great week!! 🙂

Week of Oct. 9- Oct. 12

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

Important Reminders:

Wednesday, Oct. 10th is Fall Picture Day.

Thursday, Oct. 11th is Stinger Stroll Day (5th grade will participate from 10-10:20am.)

Friday, Oct. 12th is Trunk or Treat at 6pm.

Fall Fiction book reports are due Oct. 18th.

The Week of Oct. 15- Oct. 19 is Success Week. We will have the following spirit days that week:
Monday: Global Day – wear colors that represent different country or heritage
  Tuesday: Dress for Success Day
  Wednesday: College Day
 Thursday: Book Character Day
  Friday: Stinger Gear Day

Language Arts:

Students will receive and complete two reading rotation menus this week. The first one is due on Thursday morning. The second one is due next Monday morning.

Students will begin practicing with Wordly Wise Unit 2 vocabulary. There will be a test next Friday.

Student book reports are due Thursday, Oct. 18th.

Science: We will begin learning about rocks and the rock cycle this week. There will be a UNIT TEST next **WEDNESDAY** (this is a change) covering layers of the Earth, plate boundaries, types of rock, and the rock cycle.

Let’s make it a great week!! 🙂

Week of Oct. 1- Oct. 5

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

Important Reminders:

The Stinger Store will be open on Wednesday, Oct. 3rd from 7:50am-8:10am.

Monday, Oct. 8th is a student holiday.

Wednesday, Oct. 10th is Fall Picture Day.

Friday, Oct. 12th is Trunk or Treat at 6pm.

Fall Fiction book reports are due Oct. 18th.

The Week of Oct. 15- Oct. 19 is Success Week. We will have the following spirit days that week:
Monday: Global Day – wear colors that represent different country or heritage
  Tuesday: Dress for Success Day
  Wednesday: College Day
 Thursday: Book Character Day
  Friday: Stinger Gear Day

Language Arts:

Students will receive and complete two reading rotation menus this week. The first one is due on Wednesday morning. The second one is due Friday morning.

Students will continue practicing with Wordly Wise Unit 1 vocabulary. There will be a test on Friday.

Student book reports are due Thursday, Oct. 18th.

Science: We will continue learning about Earth and Plate Tectonics this week. There will be a quiz on Thursday.

Let’s make it a great week!! 🙂

Week of Sept. 24- Sept. 28

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

Important Reminders:

Students will take two MAPS tests (measures of academic progress) this month. Students are not expected to study or prepare for these tests. They are just meant to get a gauge of each student’s current level in math and reading. Students will take these tests again at the end of the year with the hopes of improving their scores. The Reading MAPS test is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 18th. The Math MAPS test is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 25th.

The Stinger Store will be open on Wednesday, Oct. 3rd from 7:50am-8:10am.

Monday, Oct. 8th is a student holiday.

Wednesday, Oct. 10th is Fall Picture Day.

Friday, Oct. 12th is Trunk or Treat at 6pm.

Fall Fiction book reports are due Oct. 18th.

The Week of Oct. 15- Oct. 19 is Success Week. We will have the following spirit days that week:
Monday: Global Day – wear colors that represent different country or heritage
  Tuesday: Dress for Success Day
  Wednesday: College Day
 Thursday: Book Character Day
  Friday: Stinger Gear Day

Language Arts:

Students will finish presenting their classmate interview presentations.

Students will receive and complete two reading rotation menus this week. The first one is due on Thursday morning. The second one is due next Monday morning.

Students will continue practicing with Wordly Wise Unit 1 vocabulary. There will be a test next Friday.

Student book reports are due Thursday, Oct. 18th.

Science: We will continue studying the scientific method and scientific investigation this week. There will be a quiz on Tuesday. Then, we will begin studying layers of the Earth.

Let’s make it a great week!! 🙂

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 be eligible to receive a free t-shirt. Permission forms to participate in this family experience were sent home Friday. They must be completed and returned to school by this Friday, Sept. 21 in order for students to receive their passports.

Week of Sept. 17- Sept. 21

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

Important Reminders:

Wednesday, Sept. 19th is a half day.

Back to School Night is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20th at 6:30 pm.

Students will take two MAPS tests (measures of academic progress) this month. Students are not expected to study or prepare for these tests. They are just meant to get a gauge of each student’s current level in math and reading. Students will take these tests again at the end of the year with the hopes of improving their scores. The Reading MAPS test is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 18th. The Math MAPS test is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 25th.

Language Arts:

Students will finish presenting their classmate interview presentations.

Students will receive and complete their first reading rotation menus this week. The first one is due on Thursday morning. The second one is due next Monday morning.

Students must select a book report book by Thursday, Sept. 13th. The book report is due Thursday, Oct. 18th.

Science: We will begin studying the scientific method and scientific investigation this week. Students will take a scientific method test next Tuesday (Sept. 25th).

Let’s make it a great week!! 🙂