Our weekly video newsletter is now available:
Friday, October 23rd: NO SCHOOL
Monday, October 26th: Begin long division in math, school dress up day: Wear pajamas to Zoom!
Tuesday, October 27th: Wear Red for Red Ribbon Week
Wednesday, October 28th: Wear a sports jersey (Go Dodgers!)
Thursday, October 29th: Wear a hat
Friday, October 30th: Student of the month awards, virtual pumpkin carving contest, wear a Halloween costume to Zoom (no face coverings or weapons please).
Our Video Newsletter has all the information you need:
Wednesday, October 21st: Materials Pickup Day. Encourage your child to dress up and come to Columbus to get their supplies for November. It is very important that all families come and pick up materials on this day!
Friday, October 23rd: No School! Sleep in and take a Zoom holiday.
How to check your child’s progress and grades in Google Classroom, click here.
The fifth grade shirts are here!
You will be able to pick up your shirt on October 21st, which is also our next materials pickup day.
Make sure you come to Columbus on October 21st to pick up the fifth grade shirt and your child’s materials for November.
Our weekly newsletter is here.
Please save the date: Wednesday, October 21st will be the next materials pickup day. Students will be taking home materials for science, reading, and their fifth grade shirts.
Your student should practice their math facts with you to help improve speed and accuracy.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Hello Families! Happy Friday.
In this week’s video, I will show you how to check your child’s grades in Google Classroom, how to check if they have any missing work, and I will also show you an online multiplication practice website for students to use.
You can watch the video below:
Have a good weekend!
Next week, we will be starting working on multiplication in math. Memorization of math facts is very important for student success in fifth grade and in middle school.
Students who leave fifth grade without memorizing their math facts are more likely to struggle in middle school and be slowed down by all of the computations in their math class.
Starting next week, I highly suggest spending 5-10 minutes a few nights per week with your child helping them work on their multiplication math facts.
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
The video message is below – have a great weekend!
Hello families! Happy Friday!
Please submit your order form for your child’s fifth grade spirit shirt. These shirts are FREE thanks to leftover donations from last year’s fundraisers.
The order form can be found here inside your child’s Google Classroom.
I suggest ordering one size larger than your child normally wears so that they can grow into the shirt during the year. Please also note that these shirts are 100% cotton and they tend to shrink in the wash.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Have a great weekend!
Thanks for another wonderful week.
Next week –
NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 7th, for Labor Day holiday.
We will have a paperwork return day and materials pickup day on Wednesday, September 9th. Please return the back to school paperwork that was sent home with your child when they picked up their books.
If your child is missing any books or supplies, please email me as soon as possible so that I can put together a supply bag for you to pick up on September 9th.
Have a great three day weekend everyone! Stay cool in the heat!
Thank you for a successful first week of school. Even with a worldwide Zoom outage on Monday, it has been great getting to know all of you and your students this past week.
It was great to meet many of you during back to school night. If you were unable to attend, and you would like to view the recording of the meeting, please email me and I can send that to you.
Next week we will be starting the Benchmark Advance reading program and the i-Ready district assessment. Please note, it is very important that you allow your child to work on their own during this test. The test is designed to see what grade level a student is working at, and it will ask them questions at a 6th grade level to determine if they are above grade level. This is normal, and students will not be penalized for getting these questions wrong.
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me an email.
Have a great weekend!
Hello Families! Thank you for a successful first day of remote school. Although we had a few technical issues, I want to thank you all for your patience and understanding while we work to get all students connected.
We will continue to follow the district’s minimum-day “welcome week” schedule on Thursday and Friday.
All students can access the Zoom link in their Clever account.
A couple of questions that parents have asked:
What is the Zoom schedule starting next week?
The district’s remote learning schedule will be followed.
We will have about 2 hours of Zoom per day.
You can view the schedule at https://www.gusd.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=13880
When is Back to School Night?
Parent Information Night / Back to School Night will be on August 26th at 6:00pm, and again at 6:45pm. A Zoom link will be sent out early next week.
How do I get a Chromebook or WiFi hotspot for my student?
Please call the district technology hotline at (818) 478-2664 to reserve a Chromebook.
My student forgot their Chromebook login / Google login / Clever login.
Please send me an email and I will reset their login.
How do I contact Mr. Sasse with questions?
Please email me – I will answer my emails as quickly as I can.
Thanks again for all of your understanding and patience as we adjust to remote learning. We had a great first day and I am looking forward to a fantastic year.