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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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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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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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“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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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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Week of 5.28.18

4S Parents Announcements: Welcome June! 6.5.18 – CH 12/13 Social Studies Test 6.6.18 – 4th grade Picnic @ Gillson Park 6.7.18 – Field Trip to FMSC Reading – We have wrapped up our Lemonade War series and Congratulations to our 3/4 graders on a Great job bringing in over $700 for our charities!  Our students were so proud of their Lemonade Stands and worked hard on their posters.  Thank you to
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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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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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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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week of 4-30

4S Parents Well, I’ve guess you probably already heard our big news of the week – the arrival of the anoles!  Students were absolutely THRILLED for their arrival and we spent over an hour transporting them to their new homes, observing them, recording our observations, coming up with names, and feeding them crickets.  One of the anoles escaped overnight; however, we found her during our morning PledgeR
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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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Nifty Fifty Project Information 4/30/18

Dear Parents, As you may have heard from your student or from reading our classroom blogs, we have been hard at work on our “Nifty Fifty” states project. The next component of the project involves making a 3-D map of each student’s state. In order to participate in this part of the project, students will need to bring in a few things to school: An old tee shirt or smock to wear over our uniforms while making the 3-D
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Last Call for Bluestem Reading Challenge Completed Forms

Just a quick reminder the deadline to complete the Bluestem Challenge is this Tuesday, May 1. Any SFX 3rd-5th grade student who reads all of the 20 Bluestem nominees and turns in the Bluestem Reading Challenge form to me no later than May 1st will get to attend a special pizza party in the library at the end of the school year. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions. Mrs. Sawyer Libr
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Week of 4.23.18

4S Parents: Announcements May 2 – 1:45 dismissal; Box Top Dress Down Day May 4 – May Crowning Mass Math –  4S are started measurements this week.  I have asked my students to practice measuring objects over the weekend.  They should have their 12.1 Enrichment sheet.  This should be a FUN activity for them! Please help your student with homework, if needed.  I would also ask that each student continue to p
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Support Our 3rd-5th Grade Runners!

Join us as we cheer on our 3rd-5th grade SFX girls as they run their season-ending 5K! This race takes place through Wilmette this Saturday, April 28th at 9am. Signs, bells and other fan paraphernalia welcome! The Girls on the Run, SFX Edition race begins and ends at our school, at 808 Linden Avenue. We are grateful to the Wilmette Police Department, who will be stationed at the corner of Sheridan Road and Michigan A
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Bluestem Reading Challenge Deadline is Approaching

I hope you had a blessed Easter and are enjoying the Easter break. Just a reminder the deadline for the Bluestem Challenge is approaching.  I encourage all students in grades 3-5 to take the Bluestem Challenge. The Bluestem Award is an Illinois Readers Choice award for students in grades 3-5. The nominee list is created by librarians and educators from across the state.  Any SFX 3rd-5th grade student who reads all of
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