Welcome to 5th grade!!!
Communication: Parents can expect to receive weekly updates regarding their student’s classroom performance. Take-home folders, missing homework notes, and a weekly newsletter will be sent every Tuesday. The weekly newsletter will be sent as an email attachment to all parents. Please check Power School periodically to monitor student assignments and grades. The website link to Power School can be found on the school website under the parents link. Your teacher will provide you with a username and password. If you have any additional questions please email or call us.
Rules: Every student and adult should be given RESPECT. When a student is being disrespectful we will utilize the Nurtured Heart Approach.
Step 1: The student will be given a verbal “reset.” This is a helpful hint to get the student back on track.
Step 2: The student will be given a written “yellow reset.” This is an opportunity for the student to think about his/her actions and consider what measures need to be taken to cease the situation.
Step 3: The student will be given a written “red/pink reset" that results in a loss of recess the following day. When receiving a red written reset, parents will be notified.
Homework: Students can expect weekly reading homework. These will be sent home on Tuesday and are due to Mrs.Shurboff by Friday. Homework is a way for students to reinforce what they are learning in class and for parents to stay involved with the current concepts taking place in the classroom. It is the student’s responsibility to finish any assignments not completed during class time. Unfinished assignments are expected to come back the following school day. School policy states that missing assignments can only be turned in up to two weeks after the due date.
Take Home folders: Take home folders will be sent home every Tuesday. Included in this folder will be an assignment note that states any incomplete/missing assignments from the previous week and will require a parent signature. Other important school information will be sent home in this folder as well.
Lockers: Students should have a school bag to carry belongings to and from school. Students will be given a locker. If a locker does not have a combination, students may provide one. Their school bag must fit inside their locker.
Birthdays: Students are welcome to bring birthday treats. Please provide napkins and utensils for 25 students. All red liquids are prohibited!
Book Orders: Book order forms will be sent home monthly. Please make checks payable to Scholastic Book Clubs.
Money: If sending in money, please enclose it in a sealed envelope with the child’s name, teacher’s name, purpose, and amount enclosed.
Field Trips: We will go on several field trips this year. You will get notice of the trips in the newsletter and with special field trip forms that will come home. Our hope is that all students will be able to attend the field trips. Behavior and Academics can affect whether or not a student goes on a field trip. Field trips are an extension of the classroom learning.
Snacks: Students are encouraged to bring a morning snack. Please provide your student with a healthy snack. Snacks loaded with vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber help provide energy so your child can perform their best in school. Chips and candy will not be allowed as a snack.
Attendance: Your child’s attendance is critical to his/her school success. In the case of an illness or emergency, a missing work note will be placed in the student’s mailbox. Assignments should be returned promptly. It is the student’s responsibility to check their mailbox for missing work.
Supplies & Desks: Students are welcome to bring their own school supplies.
Supplies to have: Backpack, pencils, erasers, scissors, glue sticks, colored pencils, pencil box, ear buds/phones.
Donations: Please help our classrooms by donating any of the following items. Thank you!
We can use extra: tissues, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, paper towels, ziplock storage bags, pencils, erasers, and glue sticks.
Fun: It is my hope that 5th grade will be a year of learning, a year of gaining independence, and a year of fun experiences and activities!
Read, Read, Read, Read, Read, Read,Read, Read, Read, Read,Read,Read, Read, Read, Read, Read, Read!!