Friday, June 8, 2018

Thank you Everyone!


Group Camp Photo

A Classroom and School Somewhere Under the Rainbow


Thank you so much for all the gifts at the end of the year!  They were amazing, but the kind words and notes you and the kids left in the cards were the real keep sakes!   I have truly enjoyed getting to know your kids!  I hope they come back to visit me early and often.

Thank you for all the support this year.  Knowing that our parking lot is filled with parents on the past special days recently makes me reflect on what an amazing school district and community we have.  It takes a village!  I will miss all of these kids, but I am so excited for what their future holds.  I’m excited to hear about all the great things they will do and see. 

Have a great summer!  Enjoy all the time and experiences.  For those of you who have younger siblings still coming, I look forward to getting to know them as well! 

Thank you again from all of us here at the Q!  We will see you soon!

 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Finn is Free/ Camp Packets








Finn slowly swam away last Saturday (see video via email).  We had a good showing of people for the release.  It’s always a reverent time as we can directly see how we’ve made a difference for this iconic species.  Thank you everyone for your enthusiasm and support!
Field Day this Friday:  Superhero theme this year.  Kids dress in their favorite super hero wear if they’d like!  
The camp packets went home earlier this week.  If you haven't seen it yet remind your student to bring it home, or pull it out of their backpack.  
Camp Reminder:  Prescription meds should be in their original container and sealed in a zip-lock bag with the child’s name on it.    2 pairs of lace up shoes are a great idea.   Activity groups and cabin assignments were shown to the kids, and will come home soon.  T-shirts are in and go home the day before camp.  



Upcoming Important Events:

· “The Talk” May 18th 2:00pm

· Field Day May 25

· Camp Pendalouan May 30 - Jun. 1

· 5th Grade Graduation Jun. 7th  10:00am

· Last Day of School Jun. 8th





Thursday, May 10, 2018

“Finn” Release / Camp Packets

Planetary  Distance Scale in Sidewalk Chalk




Sturgeon release is this weekend!  I’m excited to finish our mission and release “Finn” with a few of you!  That make’s our fifth year!  Thank you for all your support!
Camp med. forms are almost all in.  Just a few still need to turn them in.   Reminder:  Prescription meds should be in their original container and sealed in a zip-lock bag with the child’s name on it.  
Camp Packets will come home this coming week.  Note the packing list and items that the kids should have.  Big one:  2 pairs of shoes that lace up or cover their toes (in case one pair gets wet.)  Chaco’s and other sandals are fine for a third pair, but running around in the woods all day with sticks and bugs can be an issue if the shoes don’t protect the kids feet.  Gonna be a blast!  :-)  



Upcoming Important Events:

· Sturgeon Release/ Onaway MI   May 12

· “The Talk” May 18th 2:00pm

· Field Day May 25

· Camp Pendalouan May 30 - Jun. 1

· 5th Grade Graduation Jun. 7th  10:00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Thursday, April 26, 2018

Sturgeon Release / Earth Day Celebration




We finished MSTEP this week!  I’m proud of how hard the kids worked on these tests.   Hopefully, all of our hard work will pay off. 
Sturgeon release and camping trip will be May 12th.  Please see the note attached to the email.  There is a paper copy coming home as well.   If you think you’ll attend send me an email so we can get a head count. 
We celebrated Earth Day last Friday by spending some time in our wetland water testing, painting with water colors, and cleaning up litter from all around.  It’s great to see the kids so excited to get in the wetland again and be outside.  It was a nice break after  a week of testing. 



Upcoming Important Events:

· Box Tops Due May 9

· Sturgeon Release/ Onaway MI   May 12

· “The Talk” May 18th 2:00pm

· Field Day May 25

· Camp Pendalouan May 30 - Jun. 1

· 5th Grade Graduation Jun. 7th  10:00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Friday, April 20, 2018

MSTEP / Camp Payment / Sturgeon Release

Tommy and Brody having fun with Science

More new releases from


We continued with the MSTEP this week.  The kids took the science and social studies test 1.  Next week we will be taking the social studies test 2 and the math MSTEP.

Camp Payment Due April 23rd.  Only a few more kids to pay for camp.  If you have any questions shoot me an email or call.  We are getting excited for this great end of elementary school experience.



Sturgeon release and camping trip is tentatively planned for May 12th.  With all the new snow up there we might have to back the trip up one weekend.  Stay tuned, more information will be coming soon.  If you think you’ll attend send me an email so I can get a head count. 

Scholastic Book Orders:

Class Code:  RH78M

Order online:  https://clubs.scholastic.com/5th-grade-2/

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Upcoming Important Events:


· Camp Payment Balance due April 23


· MSTEP Testing through April 26


· Sturgeon Release/ Onaway MI   May 12


· Box Tops Due May 9


· “The Talk” May 18th 2:00pm


· Field Day May 25


· Camp Pendalouan May 30 - Jun. 1


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spring Break / MSTEP/ Thrilla




I hope everyone enjoys their spring break!  Whether you are staying here or going somewhere enjoy the time together with family and friends.
When we return from break 5th grade students will begin taking the MSTEP state standardized test.  Remember, a good nights rest and proper nutrition can really make a difference.  These tests can take a long time and the kids will need some stamina.  They are going to do great!
Thrilla Dog Sled Race is this weekend, I’m excited to share this experience with a few families, and I’ll put together some pics and video of the event. 
Thank you for all your help, kids and parents at the Spring Fling!  We couldn’t do it without you!