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    I am so happy to be back at school.  I have enjoyed getting to know your children.  They are great.  Both groups have already earned their first compliment party from me.  
 
 
 
Welcome! I am so excited to be teaching your student math and science this year. You should be able to find useful information here. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me at fsartor@colliervilleschools.org
 

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Announcements

We are in the middle of testing this week.  We completed the math portion today, and we will be taking the science tomorrow and Friday.  Your kids are doing a great job.
 
We will be celebrating "May the 4th Be with You" on May 4th.  Watch for more details on this.  
 
We have so many fun and exciting things planned for the 5th graders in May.  I hope you are all ready for the last month of elementary school for your child.  

This Week at a Glance

In science this week we will be wrapping up our study of cells and begin learning about relationships in ecosystems.  
 
In math we will convert metric units. This is not a difficult skill because the metric system is based on the base ten number system. 

Safety

Please remember that skateboards are not allowed at CES, and helmets are required for bike and scooter riders. 

This week at a glance.

This week in science we will be studying about cells.  In math we will be learning about coordinate planes. 

Next Week at a Glance

Monday - Field Day 11:30 - 1:00 (Parents welcome)
Tuesday - Yearbook signing - 2:45
Wednesday - Volleyball Tournament 1:30 - end of school (Parents welcome)
Thursday - 1:30 - 2:30 Parent Luncheon
                   2:30 - 3:30 Dance (students only)
Friday - 1/2 day

Science this Week - May 2 - 6

This week we are reviewing symbiosis.  The students will have a quiz on Thursday that covers symbiosis and the vocabulary that we have been reviewing in class.  The list is here. We have been practicing these, so most of the kids know them. 
rotation
revolution
conduction
convection
radiation
physical property
chemical property
mantle 
core
crust
ecosystem
inherited trait
heredity
trait
volcano
prey
predator
commensalism
parasitism
mutualism
photosynthesis
condensation
evaporation
cell wall
cell membrane
cytoplasm
nucleus
cell
potential energy
kinetic energy
gravity
adaptation

This Week in Math

In math this week the students are working on projects using quadrilaterals.  They are designing a playground and a floor plan for a house.  The work will all be done in class. 

Field Day

Save the date!!! Fifth grade field day is Monday, May 23rd from 11:30 - 1:00.  

Parents, please look for the letter that came home from Mrs. Vick today.  We only have a couple of things for our basket.  Let's all help to make it really nice. Thanks in advance for your support. 

Fair in the Lair

Hello Parents,
It is approaching our big CES spring fundraiser. "Fair in the Lair 2016” Mark your calendars because there is a lot of planning going on and it is going to be FUN!! Think….. fair food, games, moon bounces, dunk tank, book fair, silent basket auction, and much more!
Our class is sponsoring a “_____gardening____” basket for the silent auction. This is a fun way for our kids to help raise needed money for their school.  We need you to send in donations for our basket. Here are a few ideas… potting soil, spray fertilizer, seeds, hand tools, gift cards--get  creative and use your imagination. If you don’t have time to shop around and would like to send in a cash donation (Attn: Susan Vick/auction) I can do your shopping and put it towards our basket items!!!
Please send in donations by April 7 and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I will show the class what they have gathered and package up to represent our awesome class!! Hope to see you at the fair!
 
Thank you again,
Susan Vick
Room Parent for Mrs. Sartor's class

JA Biz Town is coming up.  Please have your student at school no later than 9:00 Friday morning. Students should dress appropriately for the job that they have. CFO's and CEO's should dress nicely or wear "business attire". Students do not need to bring a back pack to school. Lunches should be in a paper bag with the student's name visible. Do not bring drinks.  Students will not be allowed to bring a water bottle.  But do not worry. Water will be available all day. The drinks will be provided for lunch as well. We are going to have a great time!!!
 
Thanks to all of our parents who volunteered to go to training and to attend with us. We could not do it without you!

Parents, this came in our weekly staff email.  Please review this.  I will have to make calls if your child is not dressed appropriately.  This is always more difficult for the girls.  Please note that leggings are not appropriate with out a tunic type top or dress over them and shorts must be long enough. Thank you.
 

As warmer weather is upon us, please review the student dress code (from student handbook) with your students (and enforce):

o Pants must be worn at the waist and must be appropriately sized and at a safe length.
o Head apparel (such as hoods, hats, etc.), except for religious or medical reasons, must not be worn inside the school building.

o Footwear is required and must be safe and appropriate for indoor or outdoor physical activity.
o Clothing or accessories must not display offensive, vulgar language or images and must not advertise products which students may not legally purchase.

o For students in Grades 3-5, “short shorts”, mini-skirts, and skin-tight outer material such as spandex are inappropriate attire.

oNo shorts or skirt shorter than 4 inches above the knee are allowed.


o Shirts, blouses, and dresses must completely cover the abdomen, back, and shoulders, and skirts or tops must cover the waistband of pants, shorts, or skirts with no midriff visible and must be no longer than wrist-length.

o Waist length sweaters, sweatshirts, and lightweight jackets (appropriately sized) can be worn inside school for warmth.

Parents, we are still in need of volunteers for JA Biz Town. Please let me know if you might be able to help us out.  Thank you. 

Thanks to all the parents who sent pies, drinks, and came and helped serve pie for out Pi Day celebration. We all had a great time, and I think that the kids will remember that pi = 3.14 for a long time.