Thanks Alexis!

Who is Alexis and why are we all thanking him? He is our 27th fifth grader and why the school board office has approved a second fifth grade teacher at Henry for 2015-16! I will keep you posted when I know who he or she is :)

Henry Elementary Rising 5th Graders Summer Reading Incentive!

Hello, rising 5th grade parents! I just wanted to wish you well on all of your summer adventures and encourage you to keep your child reading over the break. The fifth grade class website, , will be where you can see nightly homework assignments, news articles, and pictures from school. It will also have an online reading log page. But before we get into all of that, I wanted you to know that the “reading log” page is now called “Summer Reading Log” in a tab on the top of the site. If your child finishes one whole book, or more, (any length/size/topic) over the summer and fills out the Summer Reading Log online form, he or she will have a special surprise waiting for them on Business Day. That’s it! Just read ONE book and fill out the form :) Of course I wouldn’t mind more than just one entry! Have a great summer. – Mr. Paquette

Fifthgradenews doesn’t take the summer off!

Rising fifth graders and their families should stop by throughout the summer for the latest news from Henry Elementary fifth grade.

For example, who will be the fifth grade teacher(s)? Mr. Paquette is definitely teaching fifth grade next year, but it is unknown at this time who might be the other teacher. It depends on our enrollment numbers whether there will be two teachers or one.

Where is our field trip for 2015-16? We will be going to the Haw River Program in Browns Summit, NC. It is an outdoor education center that is fantastic and affordable. They have just renovated the cabins too. We are booked for Tues./Wed. September 29-30, 2015. Check out their website The price will be $65 per student. Only fifth graders are going on this trip, which I have been on four times and it’s awesome!