During the next few weeks, we have lots of exciting events that will be impacting our schedule. We have an opera preview visit to the school, followed by a field trip to the opera after April vacation. We also have the closing ceremonies for our successful month of Reading Olympics, as well as a reading celebration. In addition, SBAC testing is approaching, and are schedule will be modified during the few weeks following April vacation to accommodate the testing schedule.
We have a lot of fun events planned as we start to near our last quarter of the school year. Students will have our closing ceremonies for the Reading Olympics of April 6th. We will celebrate and recognize all of the amazing achievements that have occurred during the last month. Please make sure that you are signing, and students are bringing in their reading log daily.
Students will be going to see the opera Jack and Jill, on Tuesday, April 24th at Hyde Cultural Center. They will have a preview at school on April 3rd. Please keep an eye out for a permission slip around April 2nd.
We are also looking to visit Plimoth in May when students are learning about the colonial time period. Keep an eye out for updates about this trip as well.
The Reading Olympics is in full swing. Please make sure to sign your student's log nightly in order for them to earn their minutes towards their goal Hopefully your student was able to accomplish a bunch of reading during the snow days.
SBAC testing: You may be receiving information regarding this topic via Digital Backpack or other forums during the next few weeks. SBAC testing is scheduled for when the students return from April break. All we ask of students is to do their best, and try their hardest. We will honor this hard work by limiting or eliminating homework and trying to plan some enrichment activities to participate in when they are not testing. Please try to make sure that your child: gets a good nights rest, eats breakfast, and comes with a snack. Don't hesitate to reach out to a 5th grade teacher with anymore questions.
Opera: Students will be traveling to the Hyde Cultural Center for experience with the arts right after April vacation to see the opera, Jack and Jill. They will get a preview of the performance by a singer and a pianist the first week in April. Please keep your eye out for the permission that week as well.
Due to the early dismissal on Friday, the opening ceremonies will take place on Monday, March 5th. Please have your students wear their class color, and bring a book to school.
Keep an ear out, and ask your students about upcoming events that will be happening throughout the entire month of March during the Reading Olympics.
Students will have a math quiz on multiplying and dividing fractions at the end of the week, and a performance task applying their knowledge at the beginning of next week.
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