Weekly Parent Letter

Week of October 14, 2019

T. Williams 

5th Grade  

Class Mission Statement  

In this class we are a family because we respect our differences, care about one another, and listen to each other.  We want to make sure that we don’t hurt the feelings of others so that we can learn and grow together.

Weekly Wrap Up

Well it finally happened, we had our first indoor recess this week...boo hoo!  Congratulations to Savvi and Addison for their fire safety posters that earned 1st and 3rd places in their age division.  In science we learned how to make bar and line graphs on the computer. The kids seemed to enjoy using the graphing technology.  

AR:  Accelerated Reader

Your child will track their AR progress in their Leadership Binder each week.  Please look over your child’s AR progress. Their test accuracy should be an 85% or higher, and your child should be at 95.54% of their AR goal.  You may view your child’s AR progress and bookshelf online at https://global-zone50.renaissance-go.com/studentprogress/homeconnect?t=713970

D.A.R.E. Graduation

Our D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony will be on November 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the elementary gym.  We are asking each fifth grade student to donate $1 or $2 for a thank you gift for Deputy O’Fallon.  If you would like to supply a dozen cookies for the reception, that would be greatly appreciated. Please write a note if you plan to bring cookies the night of the ceremony.  Please send in all money and cookie notes by November 8. Thank you! 😊

A Look at Next Week

Communication Arts


“Our Beautiful Town is Gone”:  text structure; nonfiction signposts; summarize


List 5:  prefixes- uni; bi

Your child has access to SpellingCity which allows them to practice their spelling words on the computer.  All SpellingCity assignments are due the day of the tests.  


Language and Writing

Parts of speech focus:  a djective; adverb

Personal narrative draft writing


Review of graphing; mixtures and solutions

Social Studies 

(Mrs. Gerling)

Chapter 5: Colonization: analyzing the structures of colonial government

Social Studies test over unit 3 will on Friday, Oct. 18. This will cover material from pages 177-249.


(Chapter 2:  Divide Whole Numbers):  The chapter 2 test will be on Tuesday.  The test will cover lessons 2.1-2.9. A great way to prepare for this test is to have your child review the first 2 pages of every lesson and look over items that were missed on homework pages.  Their graded homework pages should be in their math folder. Your child has access to ThinkCentral. There will be a math facts quiz on Friday over subtraction facts.

(Chapter 3:  Add and Subtract Decimals):  thousandths; place value of decimals


  • Tuesday:  math test

  • Friday:  math facts quiz, 


  • October 14:  No School Professional Development for Teachers

  • October 15:  Last day of 1st quarter

  • October 21:  Red Ribbon Week Spirit Days:  PJ Day: Don’t get cozied up with drugs.

  • October 22:  Red Ribbon Week Spirit Days:  Career Day: Don’t go down the wrong path with drugs.

  • October 23:  Red Ribbon Week Spirit Days:  Tye Dye Day: Don’t get tied up with drugs.

  • October 24:  Red Ribbon Week Spirit Days:  Kids / Teacher Dress Swap Day:  Teachers don’t do drugs.

  • October 25:  Red Ribbon Week Spirit Days:  Shamrock Spirit Day: Shamrocks don’t rock with drugs

    • PTO Trunk or Treat 6:00 p.m.


Enjoy the weekend!

T. Williams