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Kids making a card castleStudents are required to complete weekly study island.

Please allow your children to use this website to help them with their weekly spelling words.

They can practice spelling tests, play fun games with their words, and other activities. It’s a great resource. All the spelling lists have been uploaded for entire year! We have week 1 spelling test this Friday. Check the website out!

The list is under Ms. Hess’s name.

Upcoming Field Trips:

The next field trip will be as follows:

  • September 27th to the Perez Art Museum
  • September 28th to the Perez Art Museum

Kids making card towerPrevious News:

8/21 Newsletter: Students will have Spanish every day this year. Please reinforce classroom learning by having a conversation daily about what they learned. Ole! In math we are learning place value, rounding and will be diving into PEMDAS. In science we are discussing the scientific method and the steps necessary to be inquiring scientists. In history we began with some discussion on immigration and will being learning about the colonization of our country. Lastly, in Language students are beginning to work on Figurative language – similes, metaphors, and personification. We are reading Orphan of Ellis Island.

*Students have been given a green folder to bring home each night. Please be sure to check this folder each evening for any important information or paperwork needing to be signed. Students need to bring a backpack, lunch, water bottle, and their green folder every day to school. Students must wear closed-toe shoes daily (especially in order to play on playground). If your child wears boots or dressy flats, they must bring sneakers in their backpack for playground.

*Please note that Aftercare is available Monday-Friday until 5:30 p.m. for a fee. Clubs will begin the first week in September. Ms. Cathy will be running a craft club on Wednesday’s 3:30-4:30. It will cost $40 for 10 weeks. It is open to 3-5th graders – 15 spots available. Ms. Hess is running a drama club on Thursday’s from 3:30-4:30. It will cost $40 for the 10 weeks. It is also open to 3-5th graders – 15 spots are available. Please look for sign-up sheets outside on the school bulletin board. Other clubs will be beginning around this time as well ,such as Media club and engineering club. Look at the sign-up sheets if they pertain to our age group.

*Back to School Night: September 5th from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

We will send weekly emails, so be sure to frequently check for them. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Hope to see everyone at Back to School Night!

Maria Montessori’s birthday is Aug. 31st. Class birthdays will also be on this day. If your child has a birthday this month, please let me know if you would like to contribute to our lunch (a non-sugar item).

P.E. is on Wednesday (tomorrow). Students should wear a uniform and tennis shoes along with a water bottle clearly marked with their name. They will be partaking in Tennis or Team Sports.

Summer reading project will be due Friday, August 24, and is simply a summary of a book your child read over the summer. The rubric and a guide is going home tonight.

4/5 students will begin Study Island on Friday. All assignments are due the following Saturday by the end of the day.

Students will have their first spelling/vocabulary quiz this Friday. Please check green take-home folders for any information or homework assignments. Information in the sheet protectors should remain in the sheet protectors.

Upcoming Dates:

Aug. 21–Board Meeting 5:00 p.m.

Sept. 3–Labor Day: No School

Sept. 5–Back to School Night: 5:30-7:30

Kids in crafting clubOther:

AYSO soccer sign ups go through August 31st – signup at

Season begins Sept 14th/15th

Community service opportunity: Reef Clean-up Aug. 20-25 any questions contact Billy 305-394-3731

Thank you, and have a great week!

Ms. Cathy and Ms. Hess

Lead Teachers 4th and 5th grade