Dear Parents and Guardians,
WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF 5TH GRADE!!!!!! We are excited about the new school year and hope that you are to. It is our hope that this will be an awesome and fantastic year for you, your child, and us. We have looked forward all summer to working with your children and are ready for the task of preparing them for the CRCT test and sixth grade. This year concludes your child’s journey through elementary school, and although we all may face challenges throughout the year, we are here to make it as successful as possible! Below are a few things that we would like to share with you:
v Parent/ Teacher Relationships are necessary!!! It is absolutely necessary for us to have a relationship with you. We need you to assist students with homework, encourage them to do their best, ensure they are studying each and every week, and remind your child about the proper behavior that should be displayed at school each school day. Please feel free to contact us about student progress, or any problem or challenge that may come up, and update any contact information as it may change throughout the year. We must have a working phone number or way to get in contact with you at all times. Always check for teacher letters and reports.
v HOMEWORK!!!!! Homework will be given each and every night, Monday- Thursday. Please ask your child to share and show their homework to you. We ask that you make sure that your child is completing their homework every night. This is an important part of learning and should be taken seriously. Your child should write their homework down on a daily basis! Be sure to sign their daily homework sheet.
v CRCT TESTING!!!!! The CRCT Test is very important this year. Each 5th Grader must pass or meet state requirements on READING and MATHEMATICS. These subjects are very crucial this year. If you know that your child struggles in one or both of these areas please work with them and keep in constant contact with your child’s teacher to ensure success throughout the year and on the test.
v BEHAVIOR!!!!!!!! Enclosed within this packet are a list of our school rules as well as the consequences and rewards system for following as well as not following the rules. Please review the rules, consequences, and rewards with your child to ensure that there is a clear understanding of what is expected at all times within our school. A behavior report will be sent home to you each night notifying you of your child’s behavior for the day. Please take a few moments to look it over and sign it daily.
v Departmentalization!!! This year the fifth grade team has decided to departmentalize. This is a process in which each teacher teaches a different content subject. Each child will rotate to each teacher’s class for that subject. English/ Language Arts will be taught by Ms. Horton, Mathematics will be taught by Ms. Howard, Social Studies and Science will be taught by Mr. Lampkin. Please look forward to your child’s schedule as it will be sent home soon.
We look forward to meeting each and every one of your over the course of the school year. Please do not hesitate to call your child’s teacher or visit our classrooms. We hope that this year will be a great experience for you and your child. If there are any questions or concerns, each teacher can be reached via the school at (404)802- 5700. Thank you for your time and cooperation.
The Fifth Grade Team
Ms. Howard, Ms. Horton, & Mr. Lampkin