Mitchell's Minutes

Week of May 29th, 2017

Dear Parents,

The faculty and staff were treated to one last Friday Feast by the PTA today. If you are a first grade parent who contributed to this delicious meal, thank you.

Scrabble Tournament
Our Third Annual CCE Fifth Grade Scrabble Tournament ended today with very close games! The gold medal winners in the Recreational Division were Floria and Emily. The silver medals went to Paras and Ayushi. The Competitive Division’s gold medal winners were Daniel G. and Mira, and the silver medal went to Disha and Andrew L. Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Friede awarded the medals and certificates in the library at a grade-level assembly. If you don’t have a Scrabble board already, you may want to invest in one for the summer!

Field Day
Our annual field day is Tuesday, May 30.  We are looking forward to a day full of new and exciting activities!  We are asking the students bring a towel, a change of clothes, and wear closed-toed shoes or water shoes (no flip-flops, please). Some of our activities will involve getting wet! Students are allowed to wear swimsuits as long as they wear t-shirts or cover ups that follow our district dress code policy. The new Comets Field Day t-shirt would be a great choice as a cover-up!  Please apply all sunscreen at home, as teachers are not responsible for this.  Students should also bring their refillable water bottles to stay hydrated.

If we have bad weather, Field Day will go on with indoor activities.  Rain is in the forecast, but we're hopeful that we can go with our original plans!
Career Week
Many thanks to Mrs. McCall and Mrs. Castaneda who organized our Career Week. The children were given interest inventories to help them determine what type of career they might like to pursue. They were given the chance to explore different universities. They even looked into the cost of attending college. Boy, there were some surprised looks in the crowd! Finally, a few of our parents provided short video clips telling about their career. Many thanks to Tracy Arrington, Nathan Wooster, Lori Riethmiller, Nabeel Farhataziz for their videos.

Fifth Grade Awards Assembly on May 31 @ 8:30
Many, many volunteer hours have gone into planning this very special event. The children are expected to dress nicely for this occasion. Be sure to bring a camera and some Kleenex.

That day students will need to come to school nicely dressed and bring a change of clothes for our picnic in the park.  Students will also need a lunch and a drink to eat once we get to the park.  

Last Day of School
You are encouraged to come to the picnic at Trailhead Park on May 31; however, there is no-end-of-year party on June 1 for the fifth grade parents to attend. After all the excitement on Wednesday, the fifth grade teachers will keep our kids to ourselves on Thursday. We will have pizza, drinks, and dessert paid for with the funds which were collected by our homeroom moms at the beginning of the year.

**We will be watching a movie on the last day of school.  Students are encouraged to bring a movie from home so that we have a selection to choose from when we decide what to watch.  

Our last auction will be on the last day of school.  Round up that Comet Cash!  If you would like to donate any movie candy or candy bars, they will gladly be accepted.  

Character Trait of the Month: Motivation!        
This Week:
Social Studies:  Civil War activities
Important Dates
May 29     Memorial Day - No School
May 30     Field Day
May 31     5th Grade Award Ceremony, Trailhead Park Picnic open to all
June 1      Last Day of School - Pizza party for students and teachers only

Three days to go! May you have a wonderful three-day weekend.

Rebecca Mitchell