Can you believe that it is just two full weeks until we head up to Sky Ranch! The kids are so excited about this week up in the mountains. Our 5th graders have been sharing stories of our epic adventure last year: snow storms, over 3 feet of snow and a curious moose! Elisa has been busy collecting all your paperwork and payments. Everything is due ( all forms and payment) by next Monday, May 7th. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to drive our students to and from the mountains. We appreciate all your help.
Thanks to everyone who donated to the Wild Animal Sanctuary. We were able to give over $250 to help with the care of the animals. It was a blustery day but we enjoyed seeing the animals in a more natural habitat.
The older kids are finishing up their research for their personal project and are moving onto the next stage. They will now decide which kind of writings they will do (three different writings are required) and how to present this information. We sent home an email on Friday with more information about this. Students will need to do some work as homework. We will communicate this in homework planners. We have a wide variety of topics interests from this year’s older kids.
We are in the process of organizing an evening for our 5th graders to help answer questions and ease any anxiety about moving onto middle school. Each year we invite previous Rivendell students to return to talk about their transition to a new school. This will happen after school at around 5:30, and, of course, we will have pizza! We are trying to set this up for Thursday, May 10th. Please save the date.
Please see below for other important dates.
May 1st – 5th graders need to submit to Holly 1st draft of 5th grade speech
May 3rd, 8th, 9th- MAP testing
May 10th – tentative date for middle school Q and A for 5th graders
May 14th-18th- Sky Ranch
May 21- Spring Program
May 22 – 8:00-9:00 AM, End-of-year Portfolio share for parents
May 23rd – Field Day
May 24 – EPIC
May 25 – last day of school – half day
Finish Vocab A-D
More research for personal Project and complete personal project planner
Math 25 minutes
Work on personal project 1st writing
Work on personal project 1st writing if not complete