Greetings Fifth Grade Families! I am sorry I am out today and tomorrow. My son is having surgery today to fix his broken nose. Unfortunately, the break was bad enough that he would have had future breathing and development problems. I hate to miss school, but your kids are in good hands with our substitute teacher. I will be back in on Wednesday. I wanted to also thank ALL of you for your generous donations to our food drive last week! It was a huge success. Our class did not win the top prizes, but we still did a lot to help out the community. Our MEco reducing trash campaign also kicks off today and runs all week. We are encouraging students to help take care of the environment throughout the entire month of May. This week, your student will be tracking how much trash they clean up around campus! SBA testing also started today, but not for our fifth graders just yet! Their tests begin on Monday May 15th with ELA and continue through the end of the month. Feel free to send a special healthy snack that week, a nice encouraging note, a water bottle, or gum to chew!