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5th Grade Summer Reading

Happy summer, rising 5th graders! Over the coming weeks, please take a moment to check the Summer Reading page of the school website for links to resources and information. In particular, make note of the required summer reading assignment that has been posted for students entering 5th grade this fall. Download the 5th grade summer reading assignment here, and the reading log here.
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Bags Needed!

As we wrap up the year and begin to clean out our desks and lockers, please send your child to school with a large bag or two on Tuesday. Thank you!
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Liesl Shurtliff and Mystery from Author Andrew Clements

As the school year is drawing to a close, our 3rd-5th grade students are getting very excited about Liesl Shurtliff’s visit to SFX this Friday. If your child would like their own personal copy of one of Liesl’s books, please fill out and complete the order form and return it to the office by Tuesday, June 5 along with a check made payable to the Book Stall. 20% from the sale of Mrs. Shurtliff’s book
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Athletics Registrations Due Wednesday

Dear 4th-7th Grade SFX Families, Athletic Registration for students entering 5th-8th grade during the 2018-2019 school year is due this week. Please return registration forms and fees to the school office no later than Wednesday, June 6th.  Both the Athletic Registration Form and the Athletic Permission Form must be on file before your child participates in sporting events at SFX. The Athletic Permission Form require
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Bike Safety Day

Bike Safety Day takes place tomorrow, June 4th at SFX! Fourth grade students will hear an informative presentation on Bike Safety. Second grade students should come to school with their bicycles and helmets tomorrow ready to take part in safety exercises in the school parking lot.
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Weekly Update, 6/1/18

Announcements: Tuesday, June 5- Social Studies Test Wednesday, June 6- Gillson Park Picnic (dress down) Thursday, June 7- Feed My Starving Children field trip Math – We have been working on our final chapter of the year, gathering and displaying data. Students are learning about how to survey, tally their information, and then display it using various charts. Reading – Reading groups have been working on their litera
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Today’s Bike Safety Day Postponed

Today’s Bike Safety Day event in 2nd and 4th grades has been rescheduled due to the poor weather forecast. This event has now moved to Monday, June 4th. Please make a note of this new date on your calendar. Thank you!
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SOCIAL STUDIES TEST

All 4th grade teachers will be giving CHAPTER 12 & 13 SOCIAL STUDIES TEST on Tuesday June 5, 2018.
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Weekly Update 5/25/18

Announcements: Monday, May 28- Memorial Day NO SCHOOL Tuesday, May 29- Chapter 13 Math test (all classes) Wednesday, May 30- Lemonade War! Friday, June 1- Field Day (Dress down in community colors) 4L is in need of more boxes of tissues if anyone is willing to donate! *Words Their Way homework is due every Friday.* Math – All three Math classes wrapped up chapter 13 this week, covering elapsed time, calendar, and tem
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“Look Ahead” Presentation

Thank you to the many 4th grade parents who joined us on May 22nd to learn more about what’s in store for our rising 5th graders this fall. Parents are invited to download a copy of this “Look Ahead” presentation here. Questions may be directed to christineelliott@sfx-school.org.
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Chapter 13 Math Tests

Our Chapter 13 Math tests will be on Tuesday, May 29. Students will have a pre-test in class at the end of this week.
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Putty

Hello Parents, I’m writing to request your help. Many of our students have been bringing in “thinking putty” on a daily basis. I’m aware that this putty is designated to help students who feel fidgety or need a way to release extra energy during the school day. Unfortunately, the putty has become more of a distraction than a benefit in the classroom. I have requested that students do not bring
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Look Ahead Night is Tomorrow

Parents of current 4th grade students are invited to join Mrs. Elliott, our Middle School Director, for a “Look Ahead” night tomorrow, May 22nd at 7pm in the Xavier Room. The purpose of this event is to provide context and information regarding your 4th grade child’s transition into 5th grade this fall, which serves as a bridge to our Middle School. Please note that this is a parent-only event. We h
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Liesl Shurtliff Author Visit Order Form

As part of our upcoming spring book fair, which is taking place June 6th-8th at the SFX Library and the Book Stall, we will be hosting author Liesl Shurtliff here on Friday, June 8th. She will be speaking with our 3rd-5th grade students about her newest book, Grump. If your child would like an autographed book, please fill out the order form and return it to the library no later than June 5. A portion of the proceeds
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Weekly Update 5/18/18

Announcements: Tuesday, May 22- Middle School Look Ahead night for 4th grade parents Wednesday, May 23- Food Chains and Webs Science test Thursday, May 24- Art Fair 6-8PM 4L is in need of more boxes of tissues if anyone is willing to donate! *Words Their Way homework is due every Friday.* Math – After taking our chapter 12 tests at the beginning of the week, classes moved on to chapter 13, learning about calendars an
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Look Ahead Night

Parents of current 4th grade students are invited to join Mrs. Elliott, our Middle School Director, for a “Look Ahead” night on Tuesday, May 22nd at 7pm in the Xavier Room. The purpose of this event is to provide context and information regarding your 4th grade child’s transition into 5th grade this fall, which serves as a bridge to our Middle School. Please note that this is a parent-only event. We
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Great America Read to Succeed Tickets

The tickets for the children who completed the Great America Read to Succeed Reading Club have arrived and will be sent home this week via your child’s classroom teacher. Please note the dates listed on the vouchers for the eligible time frame to use the free admission passes as they expire before the end of summer. If for some reason, the voucher doesn’t makes it way home, please don’t hesitate to
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3, 2, 1, Blast Off!

SFX 4th graders are invited to join us this summer for “3, 2, 1, Blast Off!” as we work together to map out the transition into Middle School. Students will review critical academic content while also practicing essential Middle School skills in order to become better readers, writers, mathematicians, and all-around students. We’ll devote 2 hours per day to Math and Language Arts, while also taking
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Little Free Library

As spring is now here and the weather is finally starting to feel spring-like, I would like to draw attention to our new Little Free Library. It popped up over the winter and is located in front of the school on Linden Avenue. Last school year, our then 3rd grade students (along with their fellow Poetry Pals partners from two other schools) created the tiles that make up the outside of the library. Much thanks to SFX
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Food Chains and Webs Science Test

All 4th grade classes will take the Food Chains and Webs Science test on Wednesday, May 23. A study guide will go home this Friday, and students will have time to study in class early next week in preparation for the test.
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Weekly Update 5/11/18

Announcements: Monday, May 14- FMSC permission slip due 4L is in need of more boxes of tissues if anyone is willing to donate! *Words Their Way homework is due every Friday.* Math – We wrapped up our work in chapter 12 this week, covering measurement and conversion in both customary and metric units. Loebbaka and Jones Math classes have tests on Tuesday, Sack Math class test is Wednesday. Reading – We have made great
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Chapter 12 Math Test

Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Loebbaka’s Chapter 12 tests will be given on Tuesday, May 15th. Ms Sack’s math class will have their test on Wednesday, May 16th.
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Book Cafe in May

What fun we had last week during our Book Cafe. The students did a great job discussing our featured book and decoding ciphers from the book. In May, we will meet on Thursday, May 31  during 3rd-5th grade recess and lunch. Dessert will be provided.  The discussion is open to all students in 3rd-5th grade.  We will be reading Jack the Fairly True Tale of Jack and the Beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff. Ms. Shurtliff will be
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Weekly Update 5/4/18

Announcements: Tuesday, May 8th- “Artifacts” due for salt maps Thursday, May 10th- Culver’s menu due for FMSC field trip lunch Friday, May 11th- Nifty Fifty State Fair in the 4th grade classrooms- 2:15-2:50 4L is in need of more boxes of tissues if anyone is willing to donate! *States and Capitals quizzes are given every Friday. Words Their Way homework is due every Friday.* Math – This week students learned how to c
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Please Join Us- Nifty Fifty State Fair!

Please Join us for of Nifty Fifty State Fair! Click the link below for details: Nifty Fifty Flier 2018
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