Mitchell's Minutes

Week of May 22nd, 2017

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Dear Parents,

Our field trip yesterday was a smashing success!  The weather forecast concerned me as late as Wednesday, but we enjoyed a rain-free day with a bit of a breeze. Our bus driver was reliable, our guides were knowledgable, and our chaperones were AMAZING! Please thank Holly Guess, Cheng Wooster and Stephaine Oberhoff the next time you see them. Finally, my class’s behavior was top-notch. Thank you for sharing your wonderful kids with me this year.

Volunteer Breakfast is Monday
Have you been a room mom this year? Did you help serve at the Fiesta? Were you a Watch Dog? Did you volunteer in the library? Did you help with RoboLab? Were you a volunteer at the Balloon Launch? The list goes on and on....

The CCE staff is hosting a breakfast FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS this Monday morning, May 22, from 7:15-8:45 in the library. Drop in for as long as you can during that time frame so we can show you our gratitude for the many ways you have helped this year.

Third Annual Fifth Grade Scrabble Tournament
All students will participate in our Third Annual Scrabble Tournament on Thursday and Friday, May 25 and 26. So, get out those scrabble boards at home and start practicing. We will have a competitive bracket and a recreational bracket.  It’s going to be fun!

Grisham Q&A is Friday, May 26
Please join our counselor for a Q&A about middle school....all 5th grade parents are invited.  We will meet in the library starting at 7:45 a.m. on Friday, May 26.  Information about GMS will be given and this is your opportunity to ask any question that you have about middle school.  What is their schedule like?  Does my child have to shower in PE?  Again, no topic is off limits so please join us--especially if this is your first to attend middle school!

Fifth Grade Awards Assembly
Be sure that 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, is blocked off on your calendar. That is when the Fifth Grade Awards assembly will be. Many, many volunteer hours have gone into planning this very special event.

Character Trait of the Month: Motivation

This Week:
Math:  Pre-Algebra Activities
Language Arts: Vocabulary Practice
Social Studies:  The Civil War
Important Dates
May 22     Volunteer Breakfast - To Thank CCE’s Wonderful Volunteers
May 26     Parent Q&A about Middle School and Grisham @ 7:45am
May 25     Third Annual 5th Grade Scrabble Tournament
                Preliminary Rounds 1 and 2
May 26     Third Annual 5th Grade Scrabble Tournament
                Finals Round 3 and 4
May 29     Memorial Day - No School
May 30     Field Day
May 31     5th Grade Award Ceremony
June 1      Last Day of School
June 2      Congratulations - You have a middle schooler on your hands!

Stay dry!

Rebecca Mitchell