5th Grade – Medema

March Newsletter

 

March is Reading Month
This year’s theme for March is Reading Month is “Camp Out With a Good Book.” There are some special events planned in hopes of making reading more fun for our students. We will have guest readers, contests, a book fair, and special dress up days. There is a calendar of activities coming home. If you bring the calendar back at the end of the month you’ll receive an extra Pizza Hut coupon.

Spirit Days: March 20th– March 24th

Monday- Comfy Clothes Day (sweatpants, yoga pants, sweatshirts, NO leggings or PJs)
Tuesday- College Sports Day (wear jeans and shirt of your favorite college team)
Wednesday- Tourist Day (dress as a tourist, the tackier the better)
Thursday- Dress for Success day (dress-up for what you want to be when you grow up)
Friday- Rainbow/Jean Day (5th grade’s color is red)

PE Day
Our Annual PE Day will be held on Wednesday, March 1st. All classes will get the opportunity to enjoy a fun filled activity in the gym.

School Wide Performance
Our school wide performance will be on Thursday, March 16th at 6:00 p.m. All students should arrive at 5:30 p.m. The theme this year is “Rock-N-Roll Forever.” More information about what to wear will be sent home soon.

Book-It
March is the last month for Book-It. Our classroom reading goal is 400 minutes. The calendar is attached. Please return the February calendar by Friday, March 3, 2016. Happy Reading!

PTO
Since March is Reading Month, the PTO is working hard on providing a lot of fun activities throughout the whole month. There will be popcorn sales and many activities throughout the month. They are also having a book fair the week of march 6th. The Book Fair will be open late on Thursday, March 9th.

Math Night
This year Math Night will be held on Thursday, March 9th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria (the same night as the PTO Book Fair). This will be a great opportunity to ask questions about the 5th grade curriculum or get ideas on how to help your child. More information will come home soon.

End of 3rd Quarter
With the end of the 3rd quarter approaching, and it being on Friday, March 24, 2017 there are many things we need to complete. We will be reviewing and reassessing all objectives. Please make sure your child is in school every day. Spring conferences will be held the week of March 27th.

Please see the attached sheet to sign-up for a conference time. Please choose 3 times that will work for you and return it as soon as possible. Conferences will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis. If you’d like us to coordinate with another teacher, please write a note saying soI will do my best to accommodate. Reminders will be sent home once I get word from all students. Thanks!

Character Counts
Congratulations to Nick on winning the Respect Award for the month of February. We also want to congratulate Kennedy for being Dojo Champion. For the month of March we will be looking for students who show they are trustworthy.

Helpful Hints
Student success in school starts at home. There are many things you can do at home to help students be successful at school.

  • Practice multiplication and division flashcards
  • Help them study their weekly study guides so they will retain what they are learning and do well on quizzes
  • Make flashcards from study guides
  • Read each day for at least 20 minutes
  • Write in a journal about your favorite spring activities
  • Play games in all subject areas on Study Island

Have a awesome month!
Mrs. Medema


 

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