Thursday, January 17, 2019

Market Day!

Help support the 5th grade by purchasing handmade crafts and treats tomorrow, Friday, January 18th! The sale will take place in the upper elementary hallway immediately following lunch. Items will be priced between 25¢ to $2.00. Thank you for your support!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Parent-Teacher Conferences

It’s almost time for our second round of Parent-Teacher Conferences! Conferences will take place on Thursday, January 31, Monday, February 4, and Wednesday, February 6. Your conference time will take place on the same day and at the same time as it did in the fall in order to accommodate parents with multiple children at DES. Please look for the note in your child’s take-home folder today to see your assigned date and time. Please indicate if this time works for you by filling out the bottom of the form and returning it to school with your child. I only have a limited amount of wiggle room, so if your conference time does not work, we may have to get creative. I am willing to talk to you on the phone if necessary. Thank you!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Decorating Christmas Trees!

On Friday, December 21st, we will be decorating upside down sugar cones as Christmas tress. We will frost the sugar cones with green frosting, then decorate them with sprinkles and small candies. If you are interested in donating items for our project, please following the link below to my SignUp Genius.

Market Day is Friday!


Help support the 5th grade by purchasing handmade crafts and treats this Friday, December 14th! The sale will take place in the upper elementary hallway immediately following lunch. Items will be priced between 25 cents to $2.00. All profits earned will be used to help fund field trips. Thank you for your support!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Class Update

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving!

First a note from Mrs. Scholten who coordinates the Giving Tree (outside the office):

With today being giving Tuesday, I wanted to thank everyone who has supported the Christian Neighbors Christmas Project and the Giving Tree, by giving gifts to the tree.  
For those of you that do not know, these gifts will be brought back to CN next week, so that parents can actually "shop" for their children before Christmas.  I like this idea because parents know their children best, and can truly choose something they know their child would like for Christmas vs. a random gift.

As  a reminder, please note that all gifts are due to the Giving Tree on/before next week Monday, Dec. 3rd. 

*The remainder of December will be a non-perishable food and essentials drive. 
So if you didn't get a chance to give, there is still time. 

Thanks again for your generous support.

The book orders are due December 5th.  That way if you want gifts for the holiday they will arrive in time. If you are buying a book as a present, just send me an email to notify you when it comes in if it is a surprise. 

The holiday concert is at the HIGH SCHOOL, next Thursday, December 6th at 6:30 p.m. Kids will report at 6:10 p.m. to their teacher in the cafeteria (TK-2nd) and in the foyer (3rd-5th). Please drop off your student and find a seat in the gym. Afterward wait in the gym until ALL students have exited. Meet us back in the cafeteria.  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, make eye contact with me while checking your student out to head home. THANKS!   * FYI: We will also be going to the H.S. for rehearsal that afternoon. 

Also, many students choose to dress up for the event. I would suggest dressing your child in something not so bulky. The students all sit close together and it can get hot for them. 

Our class will be participating in holiday workshop December 11th. That way they have a gift from the heart to present to you!

For those of you that like to plan ahead... Second grade will be having Polar Express Day, December 20th. December 21st is ALL SCHOOL movie day. So your second grader gets to wear warm PJ's to school the last 2 days before break. Please make sure to continue to send outerwear, they will still have RECESS!   WOOHOO!

Holiday break will start December 22-Jan 2.       School resumes Jan 3. 

The busy SEASON has begun! Happy Holidays! 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Halloween Sign Up and Updates

It is almost that time of year already! If you are interested in helping with our Halloween party, please follow the link below. Thank you in advance for your help!

Friday is School Store. Students may shop at the School Store after they eat their lunch.

We have finished reading Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl. This week we will be watching the movie in order to compare and contrast it with the book. We will also write opinion pieces about which one the students liked best, providing evidence and examples to support our opinions.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Lots of Odds and Ends!

Good afternoon! Student council is sponsoring a hat day this Friday.  Students can bring $1 and wear a hat to school on Friday.  The money collected will be sent to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Michael relief.  I am sorry for the short notice. Remember every Friday is Orange and Blue day! 

Thursday we have a kickoff assembly for Brainstormers. This is our annual set of assemblies paid for by box tops for Education. The one in the spring is a favorite as it showcases stories written by our own DES students. This assembly will help get us inspired to "Think it Up and Write it Down!" It will start first thing in the morning. So ask your child about it tomorrow. Remember to keep sending in box tops all year to contribute to the success of this experience. All Box Tops turned in by October 31st will be turned in and the school will receive a check in December.

The little baggies with a note on it coming home today are from the Book Fair. Funds raised will go toward purchasing books for students and our school. 
Thanks, and have a great day!