5th Grade – Medema

January Newsletter

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a wonderful break. We had a fantastic, relaxing break with our friends and family.

December Book-It calendars are due back by Friday, January 12th. January calendars were sent home in the December newsletter. If you’ve misplaced it and need another one just let me know.

The January PTO meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 16th at 5:00 p.m. Please come and hear about all the fun things in store for Forest Academy this year. We are also collecting Box Tops, Campbell’s Soup Labels and Coke Rewards.

NWEA Testing
We will be taking the mid-year NWEA measurement of progress in math and reading to see how we are progressing. The testing will begin the week of January 15th. Please make sure your child is here and on time every day.

End of 2nd Quarter
We will be reviewing and reassessing objectives during the weeks of January 8th and January 15th. The end of the 2nd quarter will be Friday, January 19th. Report cards will come home that day as well.

Winter Weather Advisory
Just a reminder! We will be going outside for recess everyday as long as it is warmer than 10 degrees (temp and wind chill). Please make sure mittens/gloves, hats, scarves, snow pants, and boots continue to come to school each day. All students will go outside. Students should also have a pair of gym shoes in their locker, in case they forget anything. A doctor’s note is needed to keep them inside.

Character Counts
Congratulations to Mary and Ayannah on winning the Perseverance award for the month of December. We also want to congratulate Daniel and Justina for being our Dojo Champions. In January, we are going to look for students that show Fairness.

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 and write a summary about what they read
  • Write in a journal

Mrs. Medema