Welcome to the fifth grade at Our Lady of the Lake School!
I am very excited to work with this group of young people. It is the same fabulous crew from last year, and that is wonderful.
We will be going over rules and expectations for fifth grade this week and early this year. I will give you an overview of that information on Back to School Night.
P.E. CLOTHES: Beginning in fifth grade, students change into gym clothing for P.E. Mr. Cimino will give additional guidelines for this clothing in his P.E. contract. Students will change back into uniforms before returning to class. Students need to dress down for P.E. every day, including free dress days. Today we talked about how, as we get older, sweat can smell worse. Your fifth grader may want to ask if stick deodorant is a good option (no aerosol allowed). Our first day of P.E. this year is Wednesday- tomorrow! Students should bring in their P.E. clothes to dress down.
OMSI CAMP: Fifth graders will be going to OMSI Camp next spring at Camp Kiwanilong near Seaside. We will be there from April 23-25. I will give more information about this camp in coming weeks, at Back to School Night, and at a meeting a few weeks before departing. Remember that Called to Protect needs to be completed right away if you are interested in being a chaperone for this or any other field trip. Check the dates and make sure you are caught up.
The camp costs $155.00 per person. We have an opportunity to sell and serve some lunches before the school lunch program begins and on Wednesdays. If you are interested in making that happen, you can contact Mrs. Allori about how it works. Ideas need to go through her.
PLANNERS: We will write homework in our planners near the end of each day. It will also be written by a student on a poster at the front of the room. All students need to get planners initialed by a parent or guardian daily for the first trimester. If they are responsible about it, signatures won’t be necessary after that although they must still fill them out. Homework is due each morning at 8:10.
“ME COLLAGE”: Students will be getting guidelines for our first longer term project today. The expectations and due date are included. Pictures can be printed, drawn, or cut to complete this project.
BIRTHDAYS: Birthday celebrations will be a little different this year. You can set up a time to bring in treats (before 10:00 recess or just after lunch at 12:30- just let me know ahead of time). Treats may not include cake, cupcakes, or other things that will stain and get in the carpet. It is best if all treats are the same.
Summer/Outside of school birthdays can celebrate on their “half birthday” or on a date near their half birthday for treats.
Students will have free dress to celebrate their birthday on a date with all others celebrating during their birthday months. This will normally be the first Friday of every month, but July, August, and September birthdays will be celebrated with free dress on Friday, September 13.
LOCKERS: Each student will have their own locker this year. Decorations may be hung with magnets, but no tape or sticky items may be used. There can be no marks or writing in the lockers.
I look forward to a wonderful week and year!
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