Last Day of School

Thank you all for a wonderful year. I have had so much fun learning with all of you! Have a super summer and good luck in middle school.

Math SOLs are Wednesday and Thursday

The last of our SOLs are this week. Math will be broken up into 2 days, Wednesday and Thursday. Students spent today rotating to the different 5th grade teachers to review key concepts. Students played games in small groups to review adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals.

5th Grade Graduation Announcement

Hi 5th Grade Parents,
Hopefully you’ve received the forms home for 5th Grade Graduation.   In case you haven’t, it is scheduled for
June 4th @ 9:00 am at RES.
 Attached are the relevant flyers:
Information / Order Form Flyer
YMCA Pool Permission Slip
YMCA Waver Form
 These have to be signed and turned into your Homeroom teacher for your child to attend the pool party by Friday, May 23rd.
If you can come and VOLUNTEER to serve food to the graduates the day of the party please sign up on the link below.

Calling All Permission Slips

We have a lot of upcoming events that require permission slips.

1) Our field trip to Pamplin Park is THIS FRIDAY- If you haven’t, please send in the permission slip or a note saying your child won’t attend.

2) 4/5 Social is May 30th.

3) Family Life class is May 30th. Please return the form.

4)Graduation and YMCA forms (both sides).

4/5 Social

The 4/5 Social has been rescheduled for May 30th from 3:30-5:00. It will be sports themed, so wear your favorite team apparel. A permission slip will be sent home Tuesday, May 13th and will be due Monday, May 19th. We are looking for parent volunteers. If you are able to help out please email Beth Ferguson.

5th Grade Graduation Update

Hi, 5th Grade Parents.
Hopefully you’ve received the forms home for 5th Grade Graduation.   In case you haven’t, it is scheduled for
June 4th @ 9:00 am at RES.
 Relevant flyers:
Information / Order Form Flyer
YMCA Pool Permission Slip
YMCA Waver Form
 These have to be signed and turned into your homeroom teacher by Friday, May 23rd for your child to attend the pool party.
If you can come and VOLUNTEER to serve food to the graduates the day of the party, please sign up on the link below.
Lastly, a slide show will be shown prior to the start of the graduation ceremony. We are looking for pictures from K-5th grade. We would like candid shots of your child participating in RES activities and with RES friends (no yearbook photos, please). Please send digital photos in JPG format (no larger than 1 MB per photo) to Kendall Hoffler at khoffler@comcast.net
All photos must be submitted by Saturday,May 17th. 
THANKS SO MUCH!

SOLs

Dates:

May 8th- Reading

May 15th- Science

May 28th and 29th- Math Part 1 and 2.

  • We will also be giving an end of year history exam in May. I will announce the date of this later.

Here are some good practice sites to visit:

All content areas: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/released_tests/archive.shtml

Math:  http://education.jlab.org/solquiz/, https://www.khanacademy.org/‎, mathfrog.ca

Science: http://education.jlab.org/solquiz/, solpass.org

History: solpass.org

Apr. 28-May 2

Language Arts:

Spelling- test will be on Friday. Please complete at least one spelling practice activity a night.

Writing- Our writing prompt will be a due a week from today.

Reading- We are starting new stories this week. We will have a test on these stories next Friday, May 9th. We will be looking at cause and effect relationships in these stories. There will be a “cold read” on Friday.

Math: We are finishing up patterns this week. Terms to know: repeating pattern, growing pattern, numerical pattern, geometric pattern, term. Please make sure to use t-charts to solve for growing patterns. There will be a test next Monday, May 5th. mathfrog.ca has some fun pattern games.

History: This is our last week of history. We will have our test on colonial America on Wednesday. It will be on the original settlements, 3 colonial regions, and the 6 types of people. Next week we will start reviewing 4th grade science to prepare for the upcoming  science SOLs on May 15.

Field Day Update

Hi everyone.
  
(Sorry for sending out the wrong Sign Up Genius link this morning – below is the correct link) 
The RES Field Day is this Friday, April 25th and we are in NEED of 63 more VOLUNTEERS!   It clearly takes a lot of volunteers to have a successful Field Day and we are in need of your help!!! 
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the volunteer link, it is listed below (if it does not send you directly to the site, please copy and paste it to your browser).   If you have already signed up to volunteer for the outside games, please consider signing up to volunteer for the inside games as well.  Don’t worry about the 15-minute overlap – it’s there only as a buffer. www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F45A9AC28A20-resfield Thanks, again, for all of your support!    Please feel free to contact Leigh Paulinleighpaulin@comcast.net  or Kerri Nagle naglekerri@gmail.com with any questions. 
Take care,
Caroline Juran
RES PTA