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Welcome to Back To School Night

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  1. Welcome to Back To School Night * Please make sure you sign up for a November conference. Sign-ups are on the side table near the back of the room. * Feel free to make a surprise bookmark for your child! Place it in the wire bin on the back table when you are finished. * The small index card on your desk is for any questions you may have for us. These too can go in the wire bin when you are done with them.

  2. Who are Miss Petravage and Miss Donahue? What school did Miss Petravage graduate from? What school did Miss Donahue graduate from? What is our class quote for the year? What is the name of Miss Petravage’s favorite American? When is Miss Donahue’s wedding?

  3. Educational Philosophy • Your children and their success as a person is our top priority for the year. • Our hope is that, at the end of the year, your child has grown not only in their knowledge, but also has grown as a responsible person. • Foster and further develop the idea of respect for themselves and others in the school, at home, and in the community.

  4. Homework Expectations • Approximately 50 minutes per night • Math homework nightly • Reading for at least 30 minutes • Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies as required • Please review the homework book nightly • You do not need to sign the book each night. We will initial the book so you know that we’ve seen that your child has copied the correct homework. • If homework is taking longer to complete than the recommendation, please contact us!

  5. 5th Grade Curriculum • Math • EnVisions • Student book is online • Tailored to differentiate instruction • Students able to review book on their own with personal log-in • (works best with Firefox) • If an Enrichment page is sent home, it is OPTIONAL extra credit

  6. Curriculum Continued… • Science • Microworlds • Mixtures and Solutions • Matter and Chemistry • Ecosystems • Social Studies • Geography • Early explorers • Development of America up to the Revolution • (Hopefully) the Revolution (the T ‘s favorite)

  7. Curriculum Continued… • Language Arts • Use of new program called Journeys (also online!) • Class will be on a five day schedule • Comprehensive program includes • Grammar • Writing • Reading • Spelling • Vocabulary • Students can log-into their account from home

  8. SFE Behavior Matrix This will also be our classroom rules. Please take home your owl tonight. Both you and your child should sign and return this owl tomorrow to show that you discussed our school-wide behavior plan.

  9. Home/School Communication • Please attach any notes to the homework book if you have any questions or concerns. • We will respond to you as quickly as we can. • Please feel free to e-mail us at or • If you need to call during the day, please call the office and we will return your call as soon as possible.

  10. Absences • Please send a note in with your child when he/she returns to school. • Absence notes are able to be submitted electronically on the SFE homepage.

  11. Birthday Celebrations • We are a nut free and peanut free classroom. If you are sending in treats, please be aware of this. • If you are sending in treats, please also send in any plates, napkins, cutting tools that we may need. We don’t have them in the classroom! • Summer birthdays will be celebrated during the last few weeks of school. • We have 29 students in our classroom this year.

  12. Scholastic Book Clubs The monthly Book Clubs are a wonderful opportunity to encourage your child to read. You only need to write one check (to Scholastic Book Club) regardless of how many clubs you choose from. Books orders are due one week after the form is first sent home and the books usually arrive within two to three weeks.

  13. Final Thoughts We look forward to this coming year and working with your children to further foster their growth as young people. Thank you and we hope you enjoy the rest of the evening!