5th Grade – Medema

February Newsletter

Weather Reminder
Please remember to be prepared every day with all the necessities to go outside. Everyone will go outside if the temperature is 10 degrees or above (including wind chill).

In the event of a snow day you can find the school closings on Channel 3 and 8 and their websites. Televised and online school closings are normally posted by 6:30 a.m. Please do not call the school regarding school closings. Keep in mind that just because Comstock is closed, doesn’t mean we will automatically close.

Valentine’s Day Party
Our Valentine’s Party will be on Tuesday, February 14th. We will pass out valentines, eat treats, and watch Charlie Brown or Alvin and the Chipmunks.  A class list for the Valentines is attached. We will also need donations of cookies, frosting, and other decorating goodies. We are going to have a great time!

Family “Sock” Hop
Forest Academy’s Annual Family “Sock” Hop will be on Friday, February 10th from 5:00-7:00 pm. This fun-filled family event will include a lot of dancing (in socks), punch, and sweet treats. We will also be having a memorable photo shoot. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 per family. Your family’s ticket price includes refreshments (cookies & punch) and a night full of dancing (in socks!) We are looking for families to donate baked goods.

The Book-It calendar for February is attached. Please notice the goal for the month has increased. January calendars are due back by Friday, February 3, 2017. Happy Reading!

The February PTO meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 8th at 8:20 a.m. This is a great opportunity to hear about all the fun things that are happening at Forest Academy.

Kalamazoo Symphony
On Thursday, February 16th students in grades 2nd-7th will be attending the Kalamazoo Symphony. All students will be getting on the bus at 10:50 a.m. and arriving back to school around 1:30 p.m. A lunch plan is being made to accommodate our attendance at the concert.

Family Fun Night
On Thursday, February 2nd we will be hosting a Family Fun night at Chuck E Cheese from 4-7 p.m. Join us for a night of pizza and games while supporting Forest Academy.

No School
There is no school on Friday, February 24th.  We hope you enjoy your extra day off. School will resume on Monday, February 29th.

Character Counts
Congratulations to Micah on winning the Fairness award for the month of January. We also want to congratulate Marques on winning DOJO Champion. In February, we are going to look for students that demonstrate Respect.

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 subject and what your favorite unit is thus far.

Have a great month!
Mrs. Medema

Valentine List