Please be mindful of students with allergies. We are a peanut/nut free classroom. Please keep in mind if you eat a breakfast containing these ingredients it would be helpful to wash your hands thoroughly before getting to school. If your child is allergic to nuts and not required to sit at the nut free table during lunch, please be sure to send in a note.
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The Switlik Staff, JEA Pride Committee, and the Switlik PTN invite you to CELEBRATE………
READ ACROSS AMERICA FAMILY NIGHT
Switlik’s “DINO DARE” Game Show!
Some other activities include:
- Treats and prizes
- Raffle Basket Giveaway
- Scholastic Book Fair hosted by the Switlik PTN
Thursday, February 28th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
There will be only 1 session this year.
Gym doors will open promptly at 6:30.
We ask that families enter the building through the doors near the gym.
Shop in the Scholastic Book Fair and please wait to enter the Gym.
Please check the schedule below for our lunch and specials for the week. Always refer to my class page, the planner, and Remind App for important notices and upcoming events.
Our Weekly Schedule : Lunch -12:15
Monday - Music
Tuesday - Computers
Wednesday - Gym
Thursday - Art
Friday - World Language
** If you have a nut allergy you must bring in a note from a parent on the first day of school stating you do not have to sit at the nut free lunch table.**PLEASE COME TO CLASS PREPARED WITH A PENCIL, ERASER, READING MATERIALS, AND READING LOG! COMING PREPARED IS HALF THE BATTLE.It is highly recommended that ALL STUDENTS read nightly! In order to show growth and continued progress students must be practicing at home. C'mon, don't you want that GOLDEN BOOK AWARD?"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." -Helen Keller"Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners." -Laurence SterneKeep saving your box tops! Box tops=$$$ for our school
Welcome to 5th Grade!
Please come to class within the first week prepared with a pencil and eraser. Some suggested materials are as follows: 3 composition marble notebooks (1 should be a hard cardboard cover as we will decorate it for Writer's workshop and Mod Podge), two 2 pocket folders (1 to bring home important papers, homework dittos, graded assignments, and any information necessary to be sent home) and (1 for your reading log and reader's workshop handouts), a zippered soft pencil case (that will fit in the desk), highlighters, pens, post-its, a gallon ziplock bag, and 2 books on-level. If you're unable to gather these materials please let me know and I will be happy to assist.**** Parent/Guardians please check their folder and planner every night and send it back with them for the next day. The students are required to write their homework in their planner everyday and get it signed every night until I begin to phase it out, to foster independence for middle school.****The planner can also be used as a way to contact me and make sure we are doing our very best to work as a team to help your child reach their fullest potential.
Homework: Please show your child that homework is extremely important. Make it a priority; provide necessary supplies and a quiet work environment. It is a valuable aid in helping students to reinforce what is learned in the classroom and make the most of their learning experience. Set aside a daily homework time and provide praise and support. If I can offer any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Classroom supplies are always appreciated, such as tissues, baby wipes, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, and pencils/erasers.
Thank you for your cooperation. I look forward to collaborating with you to make 5th grade a wonderful experience for your child.
**REMINDER FOR READING LOGS**
YOU MUST BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR READING LOG IN SCHOOL EVERYDAY!
I WILL BE CHECKING READING LOGS WEEKLY! In my experience you should be reading 20 steps or more per week to show optimal growth this year! If you choose not to read over the weekend, then you should be sure to complete your reading during the week. So be sure to log all the steps you read to receive proper credit for all your hard work!
BE A BUCKET FILLER, NOT A BUCKET DIPPER!!!! Have you been a bucket filler today? You can be a bucket filler in many different ways... By trying your best in school, giving respect to all your peers and adults, helping someone in need, and treating others the way you want to be treated.
THE KEY WORD AND ACT IS RESPECT!! RESPECT FOR OTHERS AND RESPECT FOR YOURSELF!
Wednesday: Gym (Be sure to wear your sneakers)
Friday: World Language
I believe that the class benefits from a mid-morning snack to help the students maintain their focus during lessons. Since we will be working through snack, I ask that you limit the snack to one healthy food item per day. (Some examples: one piece of fruit, carrot sticks, pretzels, crackers, yogurt, etc. (if snack requires a utensil please be sure to send one in with your child). Thank you for your cooperation!