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We look forward to sharing this important year in your child’s life with you!

What’s Happening In Grade 5

This week, grade 5 teachers will be involved in a training session on Thursday and Friday. We will be learning about how to organize, teach, and present our Exhibition unit. This will be a valuable time for the teachers.

Also, next week will be our last swimming session in PE. After break, students will be moving onto a new unit. Our next time to swim will be December 1.

Our art rotation will begin next week. We will have two 1-hour blocks of art a week. This will give students more time, and they will be able to focus on producing high-quality work over a shorter period of time.

Please make sure your child is reading at least 30 minutes a night. Reading is an essential part of a student’s academic success.

What’s Happening In Grade 5

This week we are starting new units in writing and UOI,

We will be looking at writing reflections. Students will be immersed in mentor texts and finding out how writers write reflections.

Also, we will be looking at conflicts in UOI. Students have been working on a civilization project, and we will extend this to look at conflict and resolution. We have been having some wonderful discussions about governance.

In math, we continue looking at operations with decimals.

Goal Setting Conferences and Reminders

Hi families!

Just a reminder that goal setting conferences will take place this Friday. If you have not signed up yet, please do so. Please also remember that students must wear their formal uniforms. We look forward to seeing you!

An additional reminder that there is no school for students next week on Thursday and Friday (5th & 6th) of October.




A reminder about the school pictures schedule, if your class has not taken them yet. Please make sure your child comes in with their formal AAS uniform. We will take the yearbook, individual photo and the class pictures. Students need to have their shirts tucked in.

Please also note the swimming schedule. Please make sure your child comes prepared!

Finally, MAP testing begins next week. Please make sure your child has plenty of sleep and comes to school ready to do their best!