News & Notes

Parent Communication  

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Weekly Emails:  I will send out weekly emails. The emails will consist of important reminders, upcoming events/dates, and any other important information that I think you need to be aware of. 

Thursday Folder:  I will send home the Thursday Folder on a weekly basis. Please make sure that you review the papers with your child, sign the log, and have your student return the folder on Friday. If you have any questions about the papers in the folder, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone.
 *Please ONLY return the papers that require a signature. Thanks in advance.*

ClassDojo: I will send out an invitation for you to join ClassDojo. This will allow you to receive updates about your child throughout the week. I post updates/reminders/pictures on the thread, so please make sure that you check ClassDojo often. Instead of using the "message" feature on ClassDojo, I prefer that you message me via email at

Grade Notification for Math Assessments: I keep all of the Math Assessments in a student portfolio at school. After each assessment, I send home a notification form with your child's grade. Your child will have the opportunity to review their assessment in class and ask any questions that they may have. I ask that you review the grade with your child at home, sign the form, and have your child return it to school. 

Grade Notification for Science Assessments: Science is a big focus in Fifth Grade. All of the unit assessments will be given online. The great thing about this format is that I can send the assessment home with your student. It allows you and your child to review the assessment information at home. Your child's grade will be in the top right hand corner of the assessment. The assessment can be kept at home for your child to review.

Grade Notification for Weekly Reading Assessments: We give a Weekly Reading Assessment each Friday. The assessment is very short, and measures mastery of the standards that were taught in class that week. If your child is having difficulty with a particular standard, they will be pulled into a small group for more support and direct modeling. The grade will be written directly on the top of the assessment. The assessment will be sent home in the Thursday Folder. Please keep all of the assessments at home for your review.

Content Vocabulary Assessments: Your child will be given a list of vocabulary words that they are responsible for learning. They will have the opportunity to work with the words throughout the week. I will grade the assessment, and send it home in the Thursday Folder. Most of the words are related to the Science Curriculum. At the end of the year, we like to pull in Math and Reading content words as well. 

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