I hope you have all had a wonderful spring break! I had a great break and I'm excited to see all of your kiddo's smiling faces and hear all their stories on Monday!
It's hard to believe, but we only have 9 weeks left of school. This last quarter of fifth grade just flies by, and I will be emailing a lot about end of year activities.
As I wrote earlier, we start the state required PARCC testing this week on Tuesday. We will test from 10:30 - 12:15 Tuesday through Friday this week in language arts and math. Next week, we will finish math and then take science. We will test everyday from 10:15 - 11:15 the 10th through 14th, and also on Thursday the 13th from 2:00 - 3:00. Please avoid pulling your child from school at these times if at all possible, and please make sure everyone is well rested and well-fed. We will modify the amount of homework due to testing for these two weeks.
At the beginning of the year on the school supply list, we asked for each 5th grader to have a personal set of headphones or earphones. Some students never had their own set and have been using a few of the schools, and many others have been taken home or some have broken. Can you please make sure your child has a set of headphones or earbuds at school starting Monday? Some of the PARCC tests have videos or audio components and we need to make sure every student has access to them. Thank you for your help with this!
Finally, it is time to start preparing for the end of fifth grade activities. One of these is our annual trip to Stone Canyon Outdoor Education. This is a day filled with wonderful group activities and exciting and challenging adventures such as zip-lining and a ropes course. Our class will be going on Monday, May 22nd.
The link to register your child is now open through our RevTrak online payment system. Also, please know that it is Outdoor Ed's policy that we do not bring parent chaperones on this field trip.
- In order for your child to participate in this field trip/program you must register (includes online permission form) & pre-pay on-line by going to: RevTrak > Elementary Schools > Elementary Schools E thru L > Gold Rush > Field Trips. The RevTrak link can be found on GRE’s website under Parent Info or click here. Registrations MUST
be completed by Friday, May 19, at noon.
- Online registration is for your student only- please do not register yourself or younger siblings.
- Free/Reduced students will have the option of selecting "no payment" but must still register.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!