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Author: Arzu Yildirim

About Week of 21-25 September

Dear Grade 5 Parents;
We have finished another week, we all worked hard and deserved a nice weekend.

Below please find some information about next week;

21st Sep Monday: Day2a, Huddle B on Campus
22nd Sep Tuesday: Day3a, Huddle A on Campus
23rd Sep Wednesday(Late start): Day3a, Huddle B on Campus
24th Sep Thursday: Goal Setting Conference Day
25th Sep Friday: Goal Setting Conference Day

Student Goal Setting Conferences: Students will share with their parents and teachers their academic, social and/or organizational goals for the semester. We look forward to seeing you together with your child via webex meeting.  A few reminders about the Goal Setting Conferences;
-Students should wear their formal uniforms (or appropriate attire if they do not have their formal uniform yet), even though the meetings will take place from home, as this supports the formal nature of these conferences.
-Meetings will include students in the center and the conversation will focus on settling in, goals and strengths.
-Meetings should be up to 20 minutes, as the teachers will be following a schedule to meet other students and parents.
-Please reach out to your homeroom teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

What’s Happening in Grade 5:
UoI: Unit 1 – We will continue working on Unit 1; “How We Organize Ourselves”. The HWOO Vocabulary Practice is here.
Literacy: Unit 1 – Launching Literacy. We are getting to know our students as readers and writers.
Math: For the last two weeks, we have been working on the Stanford Youcubed Math Program . We will start our first math unit next week, Unit 1 – Place Value and Decimal Fractions. For further information please check the followings; Math Tips for Parents, Unit 1 – Topic A, Unit 1 – Topic B

Have a great weekend!

Message from the Strings Teacher

Dear parents,
Below is a message from the Strings Teacher, Ms. Maria Lazareva;

“The Strings program sign-up is still open until the end of the week for those, who are interested!

Below are the two forms, that you should sign up to join the strings class:
1) Strings program sign-up:

2) Instruments rental:

Please contact me via email, if you have any questions! (
Many thanks!”

Message from our Librarians

Please visit Kris and K’s “digital libraries.
K is in a forest and Kris is in a meditation room, and we are bringing all the links.
Click around to enjoy.

Curbside Library is here!
What does “curbside library” mean?
Parents and High School Students can request books for pick up from the AAS library.
These curbside days will replace our upcoming Saturday open days.

Our next Library Saturday is Saturday, September 19!

How does it work?
1. Request some books that you would like on our handy form.
2. Wait for the “You’ve Got Books” email.
3. Come to school on the days we have indicated in the emails.
4. Drive to school (or walk, or taxi, or bus) with your badge to come to the Main Gate.
5. Give your name to the librarians and pick up what you’ve requested.
6. Return any books that you’ve finished.
7. Enjoy your books at home!

We look forward to helping you out!
Please email if you have any questions.

What’s Happening in Grade 5

Hi dear parents of Grade 5;

We completed the first week of hybrid learning, and it was great to have our students back on campus. The school is not the same without them.

One quick reminder; When your child is on the day when he/she is learning from home, please make sure they are following their class schedule and logging in to their class.

Here is the calendar for the next week;
14th Sep. Monday: Day 6, Huddle A at school
15th Sep. Tuesday: Day 6, Huddle B at school
16th Sep. Wednesday: Day 1, Huddle A at school
17th Sep. Thursday: Day 1, Huddle B at school
18th Sep. Friday: Day 2, Huddle A at school

Important: Starting from this week, we will have late start on Wednesdays. The instruction in classes will start at 9:15 am.

Here’s the overview of what we are working on in Grade 5:
Unit of Inquiry (UoI): We have started and will be working on Unit 1; “How We Organize Ourselves”. The HWOO Vocabulary Practice for the unit is here.
Math: We have started Stanford Youcubed Math Program last week and will be working on it next week as well. This program helps students with very important messages like; “everybody can be successful at math, it’s not about being a math person but studying effectively”, “challenges and making mistakes are good for our brain, they help us learn and grow”.

Literacy: We are and will be working on our 1st literacy Unit, Launching Literacy. We are getting to know our students as readers and writers.

3rd Week of School – Hybrid Learning Starts

Dear G5 Parents,
We have completed the first two weeks of school (Launching Learning) and now we are ready to move on to Hybrid Learning.

Monday, Sep. 7th (Day 3) – Last day of Launching Learning. (Your child’s teacher will be sharing with you your child’s class schedule.)

Tuesday, Sep. 8th (Day 4) – (First day of Hybrid Learning) Huddle A students will be at school;

Wednesday, Sep. 9th (Day 4) – Huddle B students will be at school

Thursday, Sep. 10th (Day 5) Huddle A students will be at school;

Friday, September 11th (Day 5) Huddle B students will be at school;

We will not have a late start on Wed next week. Late start on Wednesdays will begin from the week of September 14.

Your child’s teacher will soon be sharing with you your child’s class schedule for the next week.

We are looking forward to having our students at school. We hope you have a great weekend!

End of the First Week

Dear parents,
The first week of school has already passed, and we are very glad to inform you that we had a great start to the new school year.
Just a reminder; please do not hesitate to contact if you need help with the technical issues you experience.
Have a great weekend!
– The Grade 5 Team

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