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10/16 Weekly Newsletter

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.

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9/18 Weekly Newsletter

Hello Families!

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!


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9/11 Weekly Newsletter


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!

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Weekly Newsletter

Hello families!

Happy Friday!

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!

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First week of school update


Hello families!

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!