Tuesday, February 20th

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wThgZHDGhrzhiIDNVrG9ujCtI_vbSk3a5lgd6drltxc/edi

Academic Focus
Reading: Predictions (Dix) Compare and Contrast (Anderson)
Math: Angles
Science: Living Systems 5.5- Kingdoms (Test for Dix 2/22 and Anderson 2/23)
Social Studies: Northeast Region
English: Today, Fifth Grade- Tomorrow, The World Essays

AQUATIC SAFETY FIELD TRIP
The fifth grade students will head to the Patrick Henry YMCA for the Aquatic Safety field trip. (See dates below.) Please fill out ALL three forms that came  home last week in Tuesday folders. Send in forms and $4.00 by Friday, March 2nd. Checks should be made payable to Kaechele Elementary.

Benchmark Testing:
Math- February 20th and 21st

Photos needed for 5th Grade Video! We would like ALL 5th graders to be included in this keepsake of their last year in elementary school. The video will be played at the 5th Grade Completion Ceremony on June 14th.

Please select 3 photos of your 5th grader at different life stages: 1) baby age 3-18 mos, 2) current age, and 3) age in-between. Email photos to osheachris67@gmail.com and include 1) Name and 2) Teacher.

Please send as high-resolution photo as possible without cropping. Also, please do not take a photo of a printed photo. If you do not have a scanner, please email osheachris67@gmail.com to make arrangements to have it scanned for you.

FEBRUARY (Random Acts of Kindness Month and Read Aloud Month at KES) 

MARCH
1      ½ day of school for students- dismissal at 11:00 AM
1      PTA Spirit Day at Chick-Fil-A at Short Pump 
7      Aquatics Field Trip (Anderson and Dix)
8      Aquatics Field Trip (Straus and Terry)
8      Parent Internet Safety Program at 6:30
23    Spring Pictures (individual only) 
27    VCU Market Day
29    Festival of the Arts: 6:00-8:00 PM

APRIL
2-6  Spring Break Week
10   PTA Board Meeting in library 6:30-7:30 PM
13   Nauticus
16   Career Day (½ day of school for students- dismissal at 11:00 AM)
19   Kindergarten Registration
27   Field Day

 

Tuesday, February 13th

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1exHp8ovmXiFezzjVBR4jGwhCZ4Al6Bl7phCAnkFm8Gg/edit

Academic Focus
Reading: Main Idea
Math: Variables (Quiz Friday)
Science: Living Systems 5.5- Kingdoms
Social Studies: Northeast Region (Quiz Friday)
English: Today, Fifth Grade- Tomorrow, The World Essays

AQUATIC SAFETY FIELD TRIP
The fifth grade students will head to the Patrick Henry YMCA for the Aquatic Safety field trip. (See dates below.) Please fill out ALL three forms that will come home in Tuesday folders. Send in forms and $4.00 by Friday, March 2nd. Checks should be made payable to Kaechele Elementary.

YOUR JUNK CAN BE TURNED INTO ART
This year, we are excited to have professional artist Charlene Woods join us the first week of March to help each class create a beautiful, collaborative art piece for the  Art Festival.

Game pieces, figurines (broken pieces especially), toys, doll pieces, nuts, bolts, wing nut washers, gears, jewelry, old electronics that can be disassembled (typewriters, VCRs, calculators), dominoes, Legos, small toys (plastic, not rubber), building set pieces (metal and plastic), small springs, wooden cut outs (broken is fine), plastic forks, knives and spoons, toy soldiers, zippers, beads, buttons, wooden puzzle pieces, paper clips, and the list goes on!  The rule of thumb should be flat is fine, long is fine, if neither then the piece should fit in the palm of your hand easily. Even broken pencils and pens and really short pencils will work!

We will head outside EVERY day we can unless it is raining or snowing. Please make sure your child is prepared for the cold. A heavy coat, long pants and gloves are highly encouraged. 

Valentine’s Day-  The valentines can have treats/candy attached but the students will not be allowed to eat them at school. We are exchanging valentines on February 14th. 

Benchmark Testing:
Math- February 20th and 21st

**What are some things you can donate from your junk drawer or old games? Send your homeroom teacher an email and your child will get to sign the Bingo Board. Please have your response emailed to your homeroom teacher by Thursday at 8 am. 

FEBRUARY (Random Acts of Kindness Month and Read Aloud Month at KES) 
12    Report Cards Go Home
14    SCA Spirit Day for Valentine’s Day (wear red or pink)
15    Family Fun and Fitness Night
19    Full day for students (This is a change due to snow days)

MARCH
1      ½ day of school for students- dismissal at 11:00 AM
1      PTA Spirit Day at Chick-Fil-A at Short Pump 
7      Aquatics Field Trip (Anderson and Dix)
8      Aquatics Field Trip (Straus and Terry)
23    Spring Pictures (individual only) 
29    Festival of the Arts: 6:00-8:00 PM

Window for Parent Portal Deadline is February 9th

This is a reminder that the Parent Portal course request window will close for parents of 5th graders at 10 PM on Friday, February 9Should you need assistance please reach out to Karen Shaia KES school counselor she is happy to help. Also,  should you need directions to access the portal they are located on the KES school counseling blog

http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/kaecheleschoolcounseling/transition-to-grade-6/

 

Tuesday, February 6th

Courier Link for week of 1/29-2/2/18: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wUHKAaaqL64lkMazihq_48nls3qs4Q3MyIVe53SWrqw/edit?usp=sharing

Academic Focus
Reading: Main Idea
Math: Variables and expressions
Science: Living Systems 5.5- Kingdoms
Social Studies: Northeast Region
English: Today, Fifth Grade- Tomorrow, The World Essays

Middle School Dates:  
January 30th- February 9th– Parents log in to PowerSchool for course selections

Valentine’s Day- A letter detailing Valentine’s Day in 5th grade went home in the Tuesday folder three weeks ago. The students should bring in their Valentines starting February 7th to be exchanged on the 14th. The Valentines can have treats/candy attached but the students will not be allowed to eat them at school.  Students should also bring in stickers and/or foam hearts to decorate their bags by February 6th.  Please use the nList sign up that your teacher or room parent has made for supplies the students may use for the bags.

Benchmark Testing: There has been a change of schedule due to the days we were out for snow.

  • Reading- Feb. 7th and 9th
  • Math- February 20th and 21st

We will head outside EVERY day we unless it is raining or snowing. Please make sure your child is prepared for the cold. A heavy coat, long pants and gloves are highly encouraged. 

 

                                                             School Counseling Week
                                    Thank you Mrs. Shaia for all you do for our students. 

**When is our next PTA Spirit Day? Email your homeroom teacher by Thursday at 8:00 am with the answer and your child will get to sign the Bingo Board. 🙂

 

 

FEBRUARY (Random Acts of Kindness Month and Read Aloud Month at KES) 
8      World Read Aloud Day and Reading Rally   
12    Report Cards Go Home
14    SCA Spirit Day for Valentine’s Day (wear red or pink)
15    Family Fun and Fitness Night
19    Full day for students (This is a change due to snow days)

MARCH
1      ½ day of school for students- dismissal at 11:00 AM
1      PTA Spirit Day at Chick-Fil-A at Short Pump 
23    Spring Pictures (individual only) 
29    Festival of the Arts; 6:00-8:00 PM

 

 

Middle School Course Selection

Parents: Just a reminder the Parent Portal is now open for parents to select course recommendations and electives.  Parents need to help students choose 2 electives and alternate.  In addition, parents need to select the recommendations for the four core classes.  A hard copy of directions were sent at the beginning of January in orange folders. If you have lost the directions to make course selections

Please visit http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/kaecheleschoolcounseling/transition-to-grade-6/ on Karen Shaia’s school counseling blog.

January 30th Update

Courier Link for week of 1/29-2/2/18: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wUHKAaaqL64lkMazihq_48nls3qs4Q3MyIVe53SWrqw/edit?usp=sharing

Academic Focus

Reading: Main Idea
Math: Stem and Leaf plots, line and bar graphs, Mean/Median/Mode/Range  *Test Friday*
Science: Living Systems 5.5- Classifying
Social Studies: Northeast Region
English: 2nd Quarter Alternative Assessment- writing to inform

Middle School Dates

January 30th- February 9th–  Parents log in to PowerSchool for course selections

Scholastic Book Orders– went home 2 weeks ago.  We would like to place orders by Wednesday.

Parent/Teacher Conferences– are scheduled for this Thursday, Feb. 1st.  Mrs. Patterson sent out and email last week with  the link to use for signing up for a conference.  Please use that link if you feel the need to discuss middle school courses and/or grades and behavior.

Valentine’s Day- A letter detailing Valentine’s Day in 5th grade went home in the Tuesday folder 2 weeks ago. The students should bring in their Valentines starting February 7th to be exchanged on the 14th. The Valentines can have treats/candy attached but the students will not be allowed to eat them at school.  Students should also bring in stickers and/or foam hearts to decorate their bags by February 6th.  Please use the NList sign up that your teacher or room parent has made for supplies the students may use for the bags.

Benchmark Testing: There has been a change of schedule due to the days we were out for snow.

  • Reading- Feb. 7th and 9th
  • Math- February 20th and 21st

JANUARY
30      Boomerang Spirit Night 

FEBRUARY (Random Acts of Kindness Month and Read Aloud Month at KES) 
1      Parent Conferences; 2:30-6:00 PM 
8      World Read Aloud Day and Reading Rally   
12    Report Cards Go Home
15    Family Fun and Fitness Night
19    Full day for students (This is a change due to snow days)

MARCH
1      ½ day of school for students- dismissal at 11:00 AM
1      PTA Spirit Day at Chick-Fil-A at Short Pump 
23    Spring Pictures (individual only) 
29    Festival of the Arts; 6:00-8:00 PM