This is the final week of quarter 1. Please make sure that your student is checking in with their teachers and are up to date on all of their assignments. Grades close on Friday, November 3rd.
The Powerschool Portal will be closed between Monday, Nov. 6th and Wednesday, Nov. 15 for teachers to input grades and comments. If you have any questions about report cards, please contact one of your student's teachers.
Also, conference letters will be sent out this week. The 5th grade team will not be meeting with all parents. If you have any questions, or would like to request a conference to discuss a specific need, please contact your student's homeroom teacher.
For many years now the 5th grade celebrates the day of Halloween by participating in our own Fall Festival. The Fall Festival is a celebration of all things fall, and is connected to reading, writing, and math.
The students will be able to participate in a variety of activities, including a special snack. Coming home this week will be a form to sign up. This form invites you to sign up for a special snack. When choosing what you want to bring in, please keep in mind that we have many students with food allergies. We will collect forms, and send back the for highlighted with what we would like you to bring in the following week. Please make sure to send in the ingredient list on the day off
Also on the form it invites to to come in and participate even in the morning or afternoon activities. If you are interested, please indicate that on the form. We look forward to a fun day!
I can't believe we are already well into a month of school. I have been really impressed by students' willingness to try new things, challenge themselves in new ways, and be able to go with the flow with all of our new schedule changes.
This Friday is our first minimum day. There will be modified schedule that I will share with students earlier in the week. There is a special "recess games" time scheduled into the day, so please send students with sneakers.
I have inserted our presentation from curriculum night on Wednesday in case you missed it. Please contact any of the 5th grade teachers if you have questions.
I have been teaching for twelve years, and eleven years in the town of Willington, CT.