$5 Backpacks!

It’s only about a week away from Business Day and I’d like to save you some money on your back-to-school shopping. Last year, I did an experiment selling “car emergency bags” by buying a lot of items in bulk and passing on the savings to my coworkers. The sale went well, but I still have about 10 backpacks left over. I will have 5 different colors available on August 6th. Proceeds will benefit the annual $100 cost of fifthgradenews. Thanks! – Mr. Paquette


User Accounts Created

Rising fifth graders may now log in to gain access to the “dashboard”, private messaging, cloud storage, and ability to type papers. Your login username is your first name, starting with a capital letter, and your password is your lunch number. Be sure to read my message in your inbox about the rules first! Have fun and click around.

July News

We hope you are having a fantastic summer! Here are some updates from school:

  • Mrs. Campbell & Mr. Paquette are the fifth grade teachers
  • There are 3 new students, 29 total fifth graders
  • The schedule is SFA, writing, specials, lunch, math, sci/ss
  • There is a new p.e. teacher
  • Mr. Paquette’s classroom is “technology enhanced” in some interesting ways, but that’s top secret until Business Day!

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, fifthgradenews.com , 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 http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/hari/summit_main.php 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!