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Week of 12-16 October

Dear G5 parents,
Here is how next week will look like;
12th October Monday: Day 2b (Day 2, Week b)
13th October Tuesday: Day 3b
14th October Wednesday: Day 4b
15th October Thursday: Day 5b
16th October Friday: Day 6b

Distance Learning Next Week

All students will be learning daily through synchronous online lessons with all of their teachers. The only session that will not take place is swimming. If your class has swimming scheduled next week, you’ll have extra information about it on your child’s class schedule.

Important Dates:

Saturday, October 10 – Last day for Mug Competition Design submissions to the PTO

October 12 to 16 – Distance Learning for all students.

October 19 to 23 – Autumn break – No school

November 26 & 27 – 3 Way Conferences (Parent-Student-Teacher)

What’s Happening in 5th Grade?
Unit of Inquiry: Unit 1 – How We Organize Ourselves. If you want to chat with your child about what they learn during UoI Unit 1, this resource would be a good place to start; Vocabulary for Unit 1 – HWOO


Literacy: Please remind your child that reading is an expectation every night – including weekends and holidays. A minimum of 30 minutes is recommended.

Math : Unit 1 – Place Value and Decimal Fractions – Please check the parent newsletters for Math Unit 1; Math Tips for Parents, Topic A, Topic B, Topic C, Topic D, Topic E, Topic F

We wish you a great weekend!

G5 Team

What’s happening in Grade 5

Dear Grade 5 Parents,
We’ve completed another week, worked hard and deserved a nice weekend. Below please find some highlights about the next week;

Next week’s Schedule;
5th October Monday – Day 6a – Huddle B at school
6th October Tuesday – Day 1b – Huddle A at school
7th October Wednesday(late start) – Day 1b – Huddle B at school
8th October Thursday – No school for students – PD for teachers
9th October Friday – No school for students – PD for teachers

Swimming;
The pool has opened for swimming and we are looking forward to getting into the water with the kids as soon as possible! ES students will have swimming on “b weeks”.

Here are swimming dates for Grade 5:

5YS – October 6th / 7th

5PL – October 29th / 30th

5BL – October 29th / 30th

5CA – October 27th-28th

Please read this letter to make sure your child is prepared for their first swimming lesson.

Photo Days;
Some groups have already had their photo days, and others will have in the coming weeks. Please make sure your child comes to school in formal uniform on the photo day.

We wish you a nice weekend!

Grade 5 Team

Week of 28 September – 2 October

Dear G5 Parents,

Next weeks schedule is as follows;

28th Sep Monday: Day4a, Huddle A on Campus
29th Sep Tuesday: Day4a, Huddle B on Campus
30th Sep Wednesday(Late start): Day5a, Huddle A on Campus
1st Oct Thursday: Day5a, Huddle B on Campus
2nd Oct Friday: Day6a, Huddle A on Campus

MAP Begins Next Week
In the coming weeks, our students will take the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment which will provide our teachers with another view into your child as a learner. The children will take three tests; Math, Reading, and Language Usage.
This is not an assessment that your child can study for. In order to help your child do their best, please ensure that your child gets enough sleep and eats a healthy breakfast before starting the school day. According to the testing schedule, we’ll have the testing sessions in the morning, that’s why it is very important that your child arrives school on time.

You will receive information about your child’s performance on the MAP assessment after all students have completed the tests.

There will be MAP assessment make-up dates in between the scheduled dates for those students not able to attend on the days listed above. All MAP testing, including make-ups, will conclude on October 15th. Families who are not in Moscow or in quarantine will be contacted regarding “home MAP assessment procedures.”

Yearbook Photos
Starting next week, and for the next three weeks, AAS students and staff will have their photos taken in the Mally Theatre.
These portraits will be included in the AAS Yearbook and will be used for school access badges.
Parents and classroom teachers have been informed about the details on the date and time of each child’s photo.
AAS will be taking all of the necessary safety precautions during photo days. There will be no group photos due to social distancing requirements. Students will only take their masks off briefly to take the photograph.

Don’t forget! Formal uniforms are required for school photos.

We wish our students and families a great weekend!

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:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5bXjktVF6NA_HpVgCKjRIoGhiAsfxEedERUfh9396f495Lw/viewform?usp=sf_link

2) Instruments rental:
https://plife.aas.ru/login

Please contact me via email, if you have any questions! ( maria.lazareva@aas.ru)
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 library@aas.ru 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 distance.learning@aas.ru if you need help with the technical issues you experience.
Have a great weekend!
– The Grade 5 Team

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