5th Grade – Medema

April Newsletter

April showers……..

Thank you!
March is Reading month was a big success!  Everyone worked hard to reach our reading goal, and earn the reward.

Spring Break
Spring break will take place Monday, April 2nd – Friday, April 6th. School will resume on Monday, April 9th. Have a great break and enjoy the weather!

Blissful Book-It
March Book-It calendars are due back Monday, April 9th. Congratulations to everyone who participated in Book-It this year. Awesome job reading!

April Weather and Recess
With April upon us we anticipate showers and mud! Due to our lovely unpredictable weather, we will continue to ask that all students continue to bring boots or a change of shoes for outside recess until further notice. We want to keep our school as clean and as nice as possible.

Spring NWEA Testing
Spring NWEA testing will start Tuesday, April 10th. With any test your child takes it is really important that they feel ready for it. Please make sure your child is in school every day. A good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast are a great jumpstart to anyone’s morning. Please encourage your child to do their best, but try not to stress out about their scores. We like to see progress and as long as they have gone up it lets us know they learned something this year. Thank you for your help with making a successful school year for your child.

The 5th graders will be starting M-Step testing the week we return from Spring Break. Please make sure everyone is here and on time. With NWEA and M-Step going on at the same time, it will be difficult to do make-ups.

Kindergarten Open House
Forest Academy will be having a Kindergarten Open House on Wednesday, April 11th 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 April PTO meeting will be on Tuesday, April 17th at 5:00 p.m. Come and hear about all the fun things that are planned for the end of the year.

Box Tops/Soup Labels
We are still collecting box tops and soup labels. Please send them in!

Character Counts
Congratulations to Brenden and Justina on winning the Trustworthy award for the month of March. We also want to congratulate Camus and Joshua on winning Dojo Champion. In the month of April, we will be looking for students that show Integrity.

Helpful Study Hints

  • Practice multiplication and division flashcards
  • Go to prepdog.org (practice for M-step and NWEA)
  • Go to prodigygame.com (math game)
  • Go to nitrotype.com (build fluency with typing)
  • Read aloud for 20 minutes each day
  • Write a summary about what was read

Mrs. Medema and Ms. Kilgore