2020-2021 5th GRADE NEWS AND IMPORTANT DATES
Welcome to the 2020-2021 5th Grade News! On this page you and your 5th grade student can stay up to date on all great things going on for the LME 5th Graders.
Welcome 5th Grade Parents!
5th grade is a special time, as it marks the end of our children’s elementary school years and the beginning of a new chapter. Each year it is the goal of our PTA’s 5th Grade Committee to create everlasting memories and a fantastic send-off to conclude the school year. Traditionally a number of fundraisers take place to provide 5th grade students with a t-shirt, DVD keepsake, a beautiful graduation ceremony, and a fun-filled end-of-year (EOY) party. While this is a unique year and learning is different for each family, your 5th Grade Committee is dedicated to make this year just as memorable. We are striving to do this by keeping some of the most treasured 5th grade moments in place and changing some to align with dates and proper safety measures. While we are continuously monitoring and aligning with the school and county recommendations we will plan forward for our 5th graders. These projects take time, organization, community, and the help of all parents. Here’s a closer look at what we’ll be working on:
5TH GRADE SPIRIT T-SHIRTS: All 5th grade students will have the opportunity to enter a design competition for this year’s 5th grade spirit shirt. The winning design will be printed on the front, and the back will include each 5th grader’s name. These shirts are provided to students on 5th grade panoramic picture day (a keepsake gift for each student.)
In prior years, most of the 5th Grade actives were funded by fundraisers that, given the circumstances we are unable to do such as:
- Cold Stone ice cream is sold during lunch hours
- Family Fun Nights
- Candy Grams for Valentine’s Day and Winter Holidays – Assistance is needed to distribute order forms, assemble, and deliver orders to each classroom.
This year the committee will be tasked with coming up with unique ways to raise funds. Some ideas include:
- Coupon Cards
- Pancake Breakfast
- 5th Grade Family or Company sponsorships
- Donations for events and EOY gift bags. Help is needed to search out local companies to donate items or services to fill these bags. We are also looking for a donation of breakfast for 5th grade on the last day of school.
BUSCH GARDENS FIELD TRIP: Takes place in the second half of the year and is TBD. This effort is made alongside our teachers. We will keep every family updated on the second semester activities and any changes.
DVD KEEPSAKE: Included in each child’s EOY gift bag is a DVD compilation of pictures and music. Pictures are collected throughout the year and parents provide additional images of their child from years gone by. Pictures have to be collected to include all children so no one misses out. Then, the DVD has to be created, edited, and copied for distribution.
GRADUATION CEREMONY: Support for this event will include organization, creation, and printing of invitations, programs, and awards. Light refreshments are served at the end of the evening.
END-OF-YEAR PARTY AND CLAP OUT: Many of our 5th graders have looked forward to this event since watching it outside of their kindergarten windows! As with the other second semester events this is TBD
As you can see, there’s much to do and we need all hands on deck to make this 5th grade year the best one yet! What can you do to join in the fun we have in store? Join the committee to share your ideas, run one of the 5th event areas, and/or lend a helping hand.
- We will be holding our first 5th Parent Committee meeting on October 15th at 7PM. Sign up to receive the committee meeting details by filling out the signup sheet.
- Already have an interest in a specific area signup here to chair/co-chair a 5th areas
- Stay up-to-date by checking our 5th News page
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact email@example.com. Meeting days, time, and place ongoing meeting dates and times will be planned in the meeting.
Thank you to all that have already signed up! On behalf of the 5th Grade Committee, we look forward to working with you to ensure our children have a fantastic year!
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