Unit 2 MATH TEST!

The Unit 2 Math Test is Friday October 20th.

Please be sure your student gets a good night’s sleep and is able to have a good breakfast that morning at home or at school.

There will be NO HOMEWORK Friday, October 20th due to the test.

First Quarter Writing Assessment

Wednesday, October 4th, 5th grade students will be doing their First Quarter Writing Assessment. Students will be asked to Write a descriptive paragraph using imagery, sensory words and figurative language.

We’re putting the LPS back in Healthy…

Ok, there isn’t an LPS in “Healthy” but that doesn’t mean Healthy can’t be in LPS. We encourage our students to eat healthy all the time. Here is a link to the LPS Nutrition Resources–Check it out!

Nutrition Resources

This is Unit 1 Week 6 in Reading…

That means this is the week of our UNIT ASSESSMENT.

There will be NO SPELLING this week but we will be working through the Unit Assessment all week. Please help your student(s) out but making sure they are getting a good night’s rest and have an opportunity at home or at school to eat a good breakfast. Thanks.

Remember: We use Standards-Based Grading for all areas in Elementary School. A “4” is NOT equivalent to an “A” and a “3” is NOT equal to a “B”.

The Elementary Report Card (ERC) is a standards-based report. That is, students are measured against an absolute standard/expectation, not their progress toward meeting that standard. In mathematics, students’ progress is measured in four different content strands: Number (NUM), Algebra (ALG), Geometry (GEO), and Data (DAP). Students are also given a score for work/study habits.

• A mark of “3” for a strand shows that a student has met grade level expectations with respect to the strand. In order to earn a “3” for a content strand, students must demonstrate mastery (fluency, flexibility, and retention) of content within that strand. A mark of “3” indicates that the student is well prepared for content in subsequent grade levels. Mastery of grade level standards is the primary goal of mathematics instruction.
• A mark of “4” for a strand shows that a student has exceeded grade level expectations with respect to the strand. In order to earn a “4” for a content strand, students must demonstrate mastery (fluency, flexibility, and retention) of content within that strand with a minimal amount of re-teaching and successfully complete the appropriate performance tasks for the strand. See Assessment section for more details. A mark of “4” indicates that a student is working above grade level and should be rare.
• A mark of “1” or “2” for a strand shows that a student has not yet met grade level expectations with respect to the strand. A mark of “1” or “2” indicates that the student is not yet prepared for content in subsequent grade levels. Teachers must provide additional instruction for students who have not yet mastered grade level standards. It is important to communicate concerns about student progress to parents well in advance of assigning a mark of “1” or “2” on the ERC.

FAMILY LEARNING NIGHT IS SEPTEMBER 7TH

Don’t miss out on Family Learning Night. September 7th. There will be 2 sessions one at 6:00 and one at 6:45 so that parents with more than one student at Prescott can attend at least two grade-level sessions.

5th Grade sessions will be held in Room 205 and Room 102.

Family Learning Night is coming up on September 7th

There will be two sessions! 6:00-6:45 and 6:45-7:30…

Please make plans to attend! This will be an opportunity to meet teachers and talk about the curriculum.

We look forward to seeing you there!

More Saltdogs Information

Hello Parents/Guardians,

The 5th grade Saltdogs field trip is next Wednesday, August 23rd. We wanted to give you information so that you can plan accordingly. Students need to decide if they are going to bring a lunch from home or get one from school. We need to put in a lunch count to the cafeteria tomorrow. We eat our lunch at the Saltdogs stadium upon arrival.

A few things to keep in mind:

1.) Due to space, parents cannot sit by their student’s class during the game.

2.) You may purchase a Saltdogs baseball ticket, and sign your child out with your child’s fifth grade teacher if you want them to sit by you (in another location).

3.) If a parent would like to sign their child out at the conclusion of the Saltdogs game they may do so, however they will need to get us a note or letter ahead of time.

4.) Students are encouraged to wear their walkathon t-shirt from last year.

5.) We ask that student please do not bring money to the game.

For the field trip students should bring a water bottle, and a hat if they wish. Sunscreen should be applied at home before the child comes to school.

Thank you,