5th Grade – Medema

May/June Newsletter

M-Step Testing
Everyone worked really hard on the M-Step this year. I am so proud of each and every one of the kids for their hard work and dedication through out this busy and stressful time.

NWEA Testing
We will complete Spring NWEA testing in the next few weeks. It is very important for everyone to get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast. Please encourage them to do their best, but try not to stress out over their scores. We are very proud of their hard work throughout the whole year. Watching them grow and learn throughout this school year has been awesome!

Character Counts
Congratulations to Gabe and Brendon on winning the Integrity award for the month of April. We also want to congratulate Nevaeh for being Dojo Champion. In the month of May, we will be looking for students who show honesty.  In the month of June we will be looking for students who show cooperation.

Kindergarten Open House
Forest Academy will be having a Kindergarten Open House on Wednesday, May 17th from 4-6 p.m. If you know of any young kids ready for kindergarten; spread the word. Thanks for your help in advance.

The final PTO meeting of the year will take place on Tuesday, May 16th at 5 p.m. Election for next year’s representatives will take place at this meeting. Interest forms have already been sent home if you are interested in being a part of the team.

Girls on the Run
The Annual Girls on the Run 5K is on Thursday, May 25th. If your daughter is running in this exciting event, we need your help. We are looking for parent volunteers to run in the race or be at the start or finish line. Please see Mrs. Curry, Mrs. Rhodes, Ms. Trebing, Mrs. Watters, Ms. Stryker, Ms. Durecki, or Ms. Ells for more details.

Memorial Day
Please note that there is no school on Monday, May 29th.  We hope everyone enjoys their three day weekend!

Science Fair
The Science Fair will take place on Thursday, June 1st from 3:30-5:00. If you are interested in participating keep an eye out for information to come home.

Growlers Game
On Tuesday, June 6th we will be going to the Kalamazoo growlers baseball game. We will leave Forest at 9:30. The game will start at 11:05 a.m. and we will return to school immediately following the game. Lunch will be provided for all students. If you are chaperoning please plan on staying the entire time. Weather this time of year is unpredictable, so plan on all outcomes.

Field Day
Field Day will be held on Tuesday, June 13th in the afternoon. This will be an afternoon full of fun. More information will be sent home as we get closer.

Last Day of School
The last day of school will be a full day on Wednesday, June 14th.  It’s hard to believe it’s right around the corner! Report cards and summer enrichment activity packets will be in your child’s folder.

Summer Enrichment Packets
We will be sending home Summer Enrichment packets again this year. These will be in your child’s folder on the last day of school. Please have them work on them throughout the summer to prevent summer loss. We will also be providing a Summer Reading List as well. There will be a check point in the summer to help keep you on track.

The Year has drawn a close
I have both really enjoyed working with your children this year.  Time has truly flown by as we all grew and learned together.  I hope you have a fun and safe summer in the sun!  I will be looking forward to seeing you sometime in September.  Make sure you stop by and say “Hi”!  I’ll miss you all!!

Helpful Study Hints Over Summer

  • Work on the Summer Enrichment Packet that is coming home.
  • Multiplication and Division Flashcards
  • Read for 20 minutes each day and write a summary for mom and dad (activities for summer months are attached)
  • Write in a journal, especially after a fun outing!

Love Always, Mrs. Medema