It's hard to believe, but this is our final blog post for the 2017-2018 school year! It has been a great year and we have enjoyed being a part of your lives. We wish you all a safe and fun summer vacation and hope to see you next year! For those families moving on to their next great adventure, we truly wish you all the best!
Please find below some important reminders and dates.
- Grade 5 Moving On Ceremony begins at 7:55 on Sunday, June 3rd in the ES Hall. We ask that students are here earlier so that they have time to prepare.
- Report cards and returning books
We would like to finish the year on a positive note and need your help with this. Reports are not issued for students who have not returned all books/library materials. You have this weekend to look under sofas, beds, home bookshelves, in-between seats, anywhere and everywhere! Please make sure they are returned by . Sometimes books cannot be found. An invoice will be issued and needs to be paid to get the report card. We will be calling families as we want to make sure everyone has a great end of the year and can receive reports.
- Important Message From The MS:
- Summer Reading: The HMS Library has issued all grade five students and reading challenge for the summer. Reads Without Walls is a reading challenge to all readers. Please follow this link for more information: https://www.slj.com/2017/03/diversity/comfort-zone-an-original-comic-by-gene-luen-yang/#_
- Summer Reading Opportunity: NEWSELA, a site that is popular with both teachers and students, is encouraging students to read as much as they can during the summer. Students can access this site to read articles that are on their level. You can sign up to participate in their summer reading challenge as well.
Preparing for Math Next School Year
- Math Practice: To avoid the dreaded 'summer slide', don't forget to practice your math skills. Mathletics and sites like Khan Academy, as well as IXL are great to use over the summer.
- Also, please see an excellent resource called, 'Getting Ready for 6th Grade Math' linked here.
The ‘Week of Inspirational Maths Lessons’ will be available in time for school to begin.Online Student CourseResearch shows that students who take this course:Report more positive beliefs about mathEngage more deeply in math in classPerform significantly better on standardized testsA home learning opportunity to begin the year? Summer learning? It’s free. Link here
Lost PropertyA final plea to check lost property before the end of school. All remaining items will be boxed on Wednesday, 6 June and given to charity. Encourage your child to pass by the tables and racks.
ES Yearbook 2017-2018 Sales (June 4th & 5th)For those who already purchased and paid for the Yearbook, they will be delivered to students in class on June 4th and 5th.
If you have not yet purchased your Yearbook, the sales will take place all day on June 4th and 5th in the ES Office.
Please note that after May 31st the price goes up to L.E. 650
MONDAY: Grade 5 students will be helping the PreK class with their Maker Day and with their Water Fun activities. We will also visit the MS Library so that students can check out books from the summer reading challenge list. The last of the class computers will be cleaned and returned in the afternoon. Students will have a chance to sign each other's yearbooks- so please remind your students to bring them on Monday. Students will help to tidy up classroom libraries and pack any of their remaining items to bring home.
TUESDAY: This is our last day of school. We have an assembly at 10:30 and students will be dismissed from the assembly at 11:30.
From the Library:
End of year dates for the ES Library
May 27 - the first day of summer checkout
Available to all students and parents who:
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