5th Grade – Medema

May/June Newsletter

……..Bring May Flowers!!!!

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 throughout this busy and stressful time.

NWEA Testing
We will complete Spring NWEA testing this week. 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 Kylee and Daniel on winning the Integrity award for the month of April. We also want to congratulate Mars and Hayden for being Dojo Champions. 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.

The final PTO meeting 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.

Science Fair
The Science Fair will take place on Thursday, May 17th from 2:30-4:00. Keep an eye out for information coming home.

Girls on the Run
The Annual Girls on the Run 5K is on Thursday, May 24th. 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, Ms. Trebing, Ms. Norton, Ms. Stryker, Mrs. Rhodes, Mrs. Richardson, or Mrs. Bottema for more details.

Memorial Day
Please note that there is no school on Monday, May 28th.  We hope everyone enjoys their three day weekend!

Field Day
Field Day will be held on Thursday, June 14th 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 Thursday, 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 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