Wow, it is hard to believe that it is October already! Things are in full swing here in 5th grade! Students have received their first book report project. If you have not signed the bottom of the orange sheet and returned it to school, please do so on Tuesday.
Students were very excited for Picture Day on Thursday, which consisted of many wardrobe changes!
Another thank you to all the families that participated in the Papa John’s fundraiser. On Tuesday, our school received a pretty big check both in terms of size and amount.
In reading, this week we continued learning about the main idea and how to find supporting details. This goes right along with our writing lessons. In the writing process, we are learning to include descriptive details that support our topic sentences. This week students are trying to persuade me that their favorite candy is the best candy of all! We shall see if I can be persuaded!
Students also received their first Pizza Hut Book It calendars. This is optional but a great and yummy way to increase reading stamina! Read more about Book it. http://www.bookitprogram.com/
I am very excited that next week we will start reading buddies with Mrs. Waters’ first grade class. We will meet once a week on Friday and 5th graders will model good reading and hopefully hear some good reading from their little buddy!
In social studies, we learned about the history of the Citie of Henricus and created postcards from that time period. If you signed up for the Henrico Explorers program, your child should have brought a passport home this week.
Lily did an awesome job caring for Kipper on her first weekend away from school. She even came back with new accessories, fresh from beach and ready for Halloween! Great job, Lily!
Reminders and Important Dates:
The Reflections Committee would love to see artwork from our talented Springers! We have a great new theme this year of “Heroes Around Me.” This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National PTA Reflections Program. Please submit your original piece of work in 1 of 6 categories: Dance, Film, Literature, Music, Photography and Visual Arts. Flyers with detailed rules and entry forms will be distributed next week. They will also be available on the PTA website (www.springerpta.com) under the Programs/Reflections tab. Entries are due by Friday, October 12th. They can be turned in to your teacher or Mrs. Cogbill. This is a great chance for students to express themselves and have fun with the arts! All participants will be recognized during our November 13th PTA meeting. If you have any questions you can email Kimberly Campbell at email@example.com.
*I told students that if they submit a Reflections entry, they will receive a homework pass!
Trunk or Treat is coming! An email from Lily’s mom will be coming your way very shortly. I have heard a lot of great things about Trunk or Treat at Springfield Park. I am excited to attend my first one!
Parent referrals for gifted identification will be accepted in October for students in grades 3, 4, and 5. Students can be referred between October 9 and October 26, 2018. No referrals will be accepted after October 26, 2018 for students in grades 3 – 5. Please submit referrals in writing (email is acceptable) to our Gifted Resource Teacher, Teresa Atkinson, firstname.lastname@example.org, during the appropriate referral period. The subject line of the email should state Gifted Referral, and the email should include student’s first and last name, grade level, teacher, and area of referral (English, Math or Both areas). An email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please call the school
10/8 Student holiday
10/12 Reflections entries due
10/26 Trunk or Treat
10/29 Book Report Projects due
11/5 End of First nine weeks/evening parent conferences
11/6 Student holiday/morning parent conferences
Have a great long weekend!