Seven students made the Principal’s List and ten were on A/B Honor Roll this past nine weeks, WOW! Even though report cards looked great, we (students and teachers) still have to work very hard to prepare for SOL testing in the spring. One change we have made that will start next week is that Mrs. Burnette and Mrs. Altice will be teaching 5th grade Virginia Studies for the remainder of the year. Mr. Paquette will be teaching 4th grade science. It will be super to have classes of only about 12 students per teacher in social studies!
Our SFA reading program is really showing significant growth in our students’ comprehension levels. Please continue to sign reading logs and be sure your child is reading for a full twenty minutes each night.
Don’t be afraid, parents, it’s just the fractions unit! This is our longest unit of the year, 30 school days. Fifth graders will learn how to compare, simplify, add, and subtract fractions this year. Here is an example of the hardest problem we will have: 2 1/4 – 1 3/8 = ? Students who turn in the correct answer to this may clip up twice and get a prize from the prize box!
We are learning about the 20th century now. Mrs. Burnette and Mrs. Altice are now teaching 5th grade Virginia Studies. Mr. Paquette is now teaching 4th grade science.
We have now finished most of the 5th grade science units, but we still need to review all of them. A large study guide will be coming home soon that covers ALL of 4th and 5th grade science units to prepare for the SOL test.
“You do not ‘go’ with anyone to this dance. It is a fun social event, not a prom!” is what Mr. Paquette announced this Thursday.
Valentine’s dance FAQ:
When is it? Thursday, February 12th from 1:30-2:55 PM in the gym.
May parents come? Yes.
Do you need to dress up? No. Students usually wear something a little nicer than usual.
May we send in snacks/chips/treats? YES, we need donations, but we already have music, decorations, and punch covered. We are in need of munchies for the snack table.
Does 5th grade still do Valentine’s cards? Yes, and there are 25 fifth graders: Julia, Daniel, Grace, Taylor, Drake, Kayleigh, Harley, Rianna, Isaiah, Alex, Jacob, Chris, Alan, Colby, Tatyana, Matthew, Sally, Evan P, Jaelin, Genesis, Dalena, Tina, Evan W, William, Hannah.
Jamestown Reminder/Payment Due
The second payment of $75.00 is due February 1. The original cost was $150.00 per student and $183.00 per adult. We were hoping to lower the cost with the Trunk or Treat hot dog sales and some other small fundraisers, but since we definitely need two buses now, those funds will cover that additional cost. The price, unfortunately, is still the same. If you already paid a child deposit of $75, you owe $75. If you paid an adult $75 deposit, you still owe $108.