Sunday, December 10, 2017

Wonder Week

Our Fifth Grade Musical is Monday night at 6:30. Students should arrive by 6:15 and Ms. Rispoli would like students to wear black bottoms and white tops, black dresses or black and white dresses. Hope to see you all there!

Our field trip to the Hampton AMC to see Wonder is on Tuesday morning. Please remember to send in a bag lunch unless you signed up for a school bag lunch. Thank you for getting those permission slips and movie fee in so quickly so that so many students are going to be able to go! We are very excited!

Our holiday party is on Tuesday, December 19. Thank you for those of you who signed up to donate. We really appreciate it and will let you know if there is anything else we need.

Next Wednesday, December 20 is Early Close and our vacation is from December 21-January 1.

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

December News

Movie Night is this Friday from 4:00-6:00. Students must have permission slip to attend.

The Fifth Grade Winter Musical Showcase is next Monday at 6:30. Students should arrive by 6:15 and Ms. Rispoli would like students to wear black bottoms and white top, black dresses or black and white dresses.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Spirit Week

This week is Spirit Week at SGC-
Monday- Color Day- Fifth Graders wear BLUE!
Tuesday- Crazy Hair Day
Wednesday- Role Reversal Day- Teachers dress like students, Students dress like teachers
Thursday- Nerd Day
Friday- Ugly Sweater Day

We are also collecting Toys for Tots.

Thank you for not seeing Wonder yet! We are still working on arranging a trip to see it and will update you with details as soon as we can.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Report Card Week

Hi everyone!

Report cards are coming home Monday. Please sign the envelope and send it back to school.

We are having an author visit on Monday. Students may buy autographed book for $15.

We are having the Book Fair this week. Students are invited to bring money in order to buy books.
Our class will be going on Tuesday and Wednesday this week during class time but students are also invited to go before school any day this week.

We are requesting that families not go see the movie Wonder as we would like to see it as a group after we finish reading the book in our classrooms.

The Family Lunch is this Thursday from 11:35-12:15. We hope you can make it!

Family Fitness night is this Thursday after school from 6:00-8:00.

We are collecting nonperishable food and monetary donations to be given to the Salvation Army. We are taking donations from now until November 20. Thank you for anything you can spare.

Thanksgiving Vacation is next week- No school on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

Please see our updated Wish List- Thank you for all of your donations to our classroom!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Mad Science and CSA's

CSA tests are this week so please study and prepare!
Tuesday- Language Arts
Wednesday- Science
Friday-Social Studies

And just to add a little fun we are having a Mad Science opportunity for students to be the scientists on Tuesday afternoon. There is a sign up on Google Classroom and students are encouraged to do a fun science experiment or demonstration for their classmates.

Finally, remember the Elements Project is due Monday. This is worth a test grade and ten points are taken off each day it is late.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

CSA Testing Next Week

Next week is CSA testing so use this time to review and prepare for your tests.

The schedule is:
Tuesday, October 31- Language Arts
Wednesday, November 1- Science
Thursday, November 2- Math
Friday, November 3- Social Studies

Monday, November 6 is an Early Release Day and the last day of the quarter.
There will be no school on Tuesday, November 7 for students. Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Monday and Tuesday afternoon of next week. Please sign up if you are interested in meeting with me. E-mail me at or sign up through the Sign Up Genius link sent via e-mail.

Thank you for the donations to the classroom!
Fall Carnival is Saturday!
Scholastic Book orders are coming home. Please order online and use class code: HN8DW or go directly to

Sunday, October 15, 2017

This week in our Homeroom

We will have a visitor from the Virginia Air and Space Museum and Guidance with Mrs. Adams.
CSA's will be the last week in October for all 4 subjects. Start studying!

Students in my Language Arts and Science classes can always ask to come see me during Intervention to make up missing work, improve a grade or get extra help. Intervention is on Day 3 and Day 6 during Long Resource.

We could really use pencils, student scissors, books for our library, Scotch tape and Duck tape.
Thank you very much!