• Hello Families,

    The field trip was great.  I think the students had a great time, I know I enjoyed it.

    I apologize for not adding the following dates in my emails.  Next Friday, the 13th & the 30th of October, there will be no school for students.  We are having professional development days.  These are because we no longer have early dismissal. 

    If you have not scheduled a fall conference, please send me a quick note so we can set aside a time.  At this time, all openings are on Thursday, October 26th, 8:00 – 3:00. Please respond to this note and provide me with times on that day that work for you. 

    Thank you for all your support.  If you have any questions or concerns, please send me an email.

    Have a great weekend!

    Next week includes:

    Math - Topic 3 Multiplying Whole Numbers

    Reading – Continue Benchmark Unit 1 week 3

    Science – Consumers & Decomposers   

    This Week:

    Mon. Oct. 9th – Library checkout

    Fri. Oct 13th – No School for Students

    Dates to Note

    Conferences: October 23, 25 & 26

    Thursday and Friday, October 25 & 26 - No School for Students (conferences)

    Mon., October 30th - No School for Students – (Professional Development)

    October 31th - Fall Parade & Parties




    Hello Families,

    I hope you had a great weekend. 

    Our class had good week and the students are getting used to changing classes.  Transition time has been a little rough and in time it should go more quickly and smoothly.  Please encourage your student to move quickly and quietly through the halls.  With around 130 students moving at one time it can get loud in the pod, even if they are just talking in a normal voice.

    We will take the MAP test on Tuesday and Wednesday, @ 11:30.  If you are new to OTE, this test will provide a snapshot of where your student is academically. In the spring, when we test again, we will see their academic growth for the year. This test helps us see their strengths, areas where we may need support, and help students set goals for the year.  The results of the test will be shared with you during conferences.

    Back to school night was last Thursday night.  Thanks to all the parents that could attend.  It was good to see you.  If you were not able to attend I have attached the PowerPoint that we shared.  Parents also had the opportunity to schedule a fall conference time and provide their student’s shirt size, (for the field trip T-shirt.)  Please let me know your student’s t-shirt size and if you have a preferred conference time.  There is one opening on Monday, October 23, @ 7:40 and four openings on October 25, @ 4:00, 4:20, 6:40 & 7:00. I am open most of the day on Thursday, October 26th. Please let me know if any of these times work.

    Highlights of the week include:

    • Viewing the eclipse
    • Starting our math and reading rotations
    • OTE Spirit Assembly

     Thank you for your support. Please contact me through email if you have any questions or concerns.

    Have a great weekend.


    Plans for the week include:

    Math – Continue Topic 1 Place Value

    Reading – Comprehension Strategies

    Social Studies- The Constitution

     This Week

    Mon. August 28 – Library

    Tues. Aug. 29 – MAP Test (Reading) begins @ 11:30

    Wed. Aug. 30 – MAP Test (Math) begins @ 11:30

     Important Dates

    Mon. Sept. 4 – Labor Day, No School

    Tues. Sept. 12 – Fall Picture Day

    Fri. Sept. 22 – No School (Professional Development)

    Welcome to Fifth Grade!-3.pdf      eclipse pic.jpg