August 4, 2015
Dear Students and Families,
Welcome to 5th grade! We’re excited about the opportunity to get to know you, and we’re looking forward to a happy and productive school year.
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The 5th Grade classes are departmentalized this school year. Departmentalization is defined as teachers teaching specific subjects. Please note the list below.
Ms. Thomas– Reading/Language Arts and Social Studies
Ms. Holloway – Mathematics and Science
Please make note of the following information below.
Breakfast – FREE – Served 8:00 – 8:15 in your Homeroom Classroom
Class Begins at 8:15
School Dismissal 3:00
(All students must be picked up on time.)
*If your child’s dismissal routine changes please notify the teacher IN WRITING before a change can take place.
Studies show that parental involvement in a child’s education is one of the strongest indicators of student achievement. We know you will make it a priority this school year to support your child’s education.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact any teacher at 416-4342 or email us. We will respond within 24 hours.
Homework gives your child the opportunity to practice skills that have been taught at school. Homework should require minimal parental help and only require 45 to 50 minutes to complete.
Your child will receive homework Monday –Friday at the teacher’s discretion.
The basic grading system for subject area is expressed by the letters “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, and “F” according to the numerical values listed under the Grading Scale below. Language Arts grade is calculated by 50% Reading, 30% Writing, and 20% Spelling/Word Study.
Biweekly Folders– Graded Papers are sent home biweekly on Tuesdays and returned on Wednesdays. It is very important that you return the folder with all graded papers still inside to keep your child’s file complete at school. Please sign graded papers acknowledging that you have seen them. Class work & participatory assignments that are reviewed and not recorded in the grade book may be sent home on various days, please keep these papers at home.
Conduct- Daily conduct will be sent home either on a Conduct sheet or in your child’s agenda. (Conduct of E, G, S, N, or U will be signed in the agenda daily). Feel free to send any notes to school attached to the Conduct sheet or in the student’s agenda.
5th Grade CLASSROOM RULES
- Follow instructions the first time given.
Example: Raising your hand before speaking, working quietly, no talking in the halls, no getting out of your seat w/out permission, & etc.
- Show respect for everyone.
Example: No bullying, fighting, or name calling. Being helpful to other students and speaking respectfully to adults and classmates.
- Always do your best.
Example: Giving your very best effort on work, turning in homework and classwork on time, being responsible with materials.
|-Warned twice-Conduct change-Parent notified
-Referred to administration team if conduct is a U
|-Positive praise-Positive note to parent-Homework pass or Free coupon|
Once again, welcome to 5th grade! Let’s work together to make this an outstanding year!
5th Grade Teachers