Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Report cards were distributed in school today.
It was a GREAT year!
Have a fun and safe summer!

Below you will find a copy of the supply list letter for incoming fifth graders.


May 31, 2017

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Incoming Fifth Graders,

          As we come to the end of the school year, the fifth grade teaching team has information it would like to share with you for the next school year.  We believe a key part of your child’s success in fifth grade depends upon organization.  Students in fifth grade are required to follow a color coded folder system in which papers and notebooks for each class are stored in specific folders.  With the support of the fifth grade parents in the past, we have had great success with this system. 
Below you will find a list of items that you may purchase over the summer for the next school year.  In addition to folders and notebooks, we have included the basic items that your child will need as he or she starts fifth grade.  From our experiences as teachers and parents, we have found that students sometimes tend to want to purchase a great deal of unnecessary items for school—extra folders and notebooks for example.  We have found that these items hinder rather than help with organization.  

School Supply List for Fifth Grade at North Schuylkill Elementary
ü  four solid colored folders with two pockets
*RED for Reading/Language Arts
*BLUE for Math
*GREEN for Social Studies
*ORANGE for Science
 (You may want to purchase several of each colored folder as they often need to be replaced during the year.)
ü  4 wide ruled blue or black marble notebooks (not spiral bound)
ü  many many many number two pencils (Regular pencils that can be sharpened are preferred.  Lead pencils that can not be sharpened can be a distraction.)
ü  many many many pencil top erasers
ü  crayons (16 or 24)
ü  colored pencils
ü  highlighters
ü  glue stick
ü  soft pencil case
ü  A donation of a box of tissues would be greatly appreciated!

Please do not purchase binders as they take up a lot of space in your child’s backpack and locker.  Also please do not purchase backpacks with wheels.  We have found that these can be tripping hazards when changing classes.

During the summer, please encourage your child to read.  If your child is reluctant to read, consider reading a book with him or her.   This will have positive effects on your child’s reading and writing skills when we return to school.  In addition, practice math facts.  It is expected that incoming fifth graders are proficient with their basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.  Flashcards and computer games are often helpful with memorizing these facts.  Students should also be able to recite the first 12 multiples of the numbers 2 to 12.  For example, the first 12 multiples of 3 are 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, and 36.

We look forward to meeting you and your child in August.  Thank you
in advance for your interest and support!

Sincerely,


The Fifth Grade Teaching Team

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Math--Periods 1 and 2--There is no homework.
Science--Periods 3 and 4--There is no homework.
Homeroom Reminders--Tomorrow is our last day and also Day 7--Art class.
One full day to go!
Have a fantastic evening!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017
Math--Periods 1 and 2--There is no homework.
Science--Periods 3 and 4--There is no homework.
Homeroom Reminders--Thank you, PTO parents, for all you did to make our Carnival possible!  We appreciate all that you do!  Spartan communication folders were not sent home today.  When we return to school on Tuesday, it will be Day 6--Music class.
Over the weekend, think about the Service Men and Women who have done so much for our country.
Have a fun and safe long weekend!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Math--Periods 1 and 2--There is no homework.
Science--Periods 3 and 4--There is no homework.
Homeroom Reminders--There are still a few students who need to return library books.  Please check at home for any school library books and return them to school ASAP. Tomorrow, we have Carnival.  Don't forget your bagged lunch from home if you did not pre-order a school lunch from the cafeteria.  Also, parent volunteers are asked to park at the lower lot of the high school tomorrow.  Thank you, PTO parents, for making Carnival possible!
Have a great evening!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Math--Periods 1 and 2--There is no homework.
Science--Periods 3 and 4--There is no homework.
Homeroom Reminders--There are still a few students who need to return library books.  Please check at home for any school library books and return them to school ASAP. On Friday, we have Carnival.  Don't forget your bagged lunch from home if you did not pre-order a school lunch on Friday from the cafeteria.  Tomorrow will be Day 5--Phys. Ed.
Have a fantastic night!
Four Days to Go!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Math--Periods 1 and 2--There is no homework.
Science--Periods 3 and 4--There is no homework.
Homeroom Reminders--There are still a few students who need to return library books.  Please check at home for any school library books and return them to school ASAP. On Friday, we have Carnival.  Don't forget your bagged lunch from home if you did not pre-order a school lunch on Friday from the cafeteria.  Tomorrow will be Day 4--Library class.
Have a great evening!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017
Math--Period 1--Complete review sheet number 121.  Use the hints we discussed in class today to help you.
Math--Period 2--Complete your individual assignment with HW 5/22 written at the top.  Everyone in the class has an assignment related to multiplying mixed numbers.
Science--Periods 3 and 4--We will have our test tomorrow on the skeletal and muscular systems.  Study your skeleton as well as your skeletal and muscular systems study guide.
Homeroom Reminders--There are still a few students who need to return library books.  Please check at home for any school library books and return them to school ASAP. On Friday, we have Carnival.  Don't forget your bagged lunch from home if you did not pre-order a school lunch on Friday from the cafeteria.  Tomorrow will be Day 3--Computer class.
Have a fantastic night!