December 11 – December 15

December 20 – K3/K4 Christmas Program

December 20 – ½ Day of School

December 21-January 3 – Christmas Break

January 4 – School Resumes

January 5 – BBS Spirit Day

  • K3/K4 Christmas program will be on Wednesday, December 20, at 9:00 a.m. in the school cafeteria.
  • Holiday Childcare

    Wednesday, Dec 20:  to follow early dismissal - 5:30

    Thursday, Dec 21:  7:30 - 5:30 (at the BX childcare area, due to plumbing repairs on main campus)

    Friday, Dec 22:  7:30 - 5:30

    Tuesday, Jan 2:  7:30 - 5:30

    Wednesday, Jan 3:  7:30 - 5:30 Students must be signed up for Holiday Care.

  • Students may be dismissed following their classroom parties on Wednesday, December 20.  Remember, this is technically a half-day of school. All students MUST be picked up by 11:30. 
  • Financial aid applications for the 2018-2019 school year are now being accepted. More information including the application link can be found on the "Financial Aid" section of our school website, which is located under the “Admissions” tab. 
  • Just a reminder that The Speech and Hearing Center will be at school next Tuesday, December 12th, to conduct speech and hearing screenings. If you would like for your child to be screened, please fill out the attached form and return it with $20 to your child's teacher.

Fifth Grade Overview

December 8, 2017

Winter Weather:  With winter weather making an appearance, it is very important that students are dressed properly each day.  We try to go outside for recess each day that it is dry and the temperature is above freezing.  Also, please make sure jackets, sweatshirts, gloves, and hats all have the student’s name on them so we can return them to the proper person.  

Middle School Visit Days:  Middle school visits should be coming to an end very soon.  If you have not scheduled any visits for your student, please do so ASAP.  If you feel that you need help in this process, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher and we can assist you. If you have emailed us concerning middle school visits, would you be so kind to send us a reminder a day or two before your child will be out of school.  Also, when students are given a makeup memo before being out, it is expected that the work be completed and returned the next day.  You should be in the process of completing the admissions process at the school(s) of your choice.  Teachers will be working on reference forms as they arrive from the various schools.  In the past we have received these reference forms by the beginning of Christmas Break.  We still have a number of students that we have not received any requests from.

Upcoming Events:

$$ Tybee Island:  The total cost is $250.00. You may subtract the payments you have already made and pay that amount in full if you would like to avoid monthly payments.  The next turn-in day of $30.00 will be Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

Christmas Party:  Wednesday, December 20, is a ½ day and will be our Christmas party.  We will have a light breakfast in Mrs. Gruner’s room provided by the parents beginning at 8:15 a.m.  We will leave BBS at 8:45 a.m. to go bowling at Spare Time on Brainerd Rd.  We will leave Spare Time around 11:00 a.m. to return to school by dismissal, which is at 11:30 a.m.  If you can help with party, please contact your child’s homeroom mom - Krisi Johnson, Heather Parente, or Rachelle Travis.  If you can drive students to and from the bowling lanes, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.  There was a letter from the homeroom moms concerning the party in a recent Tuesday’s folder.

Bible:  Continue working on our memory verse passage:  Ephesians 6:10-20 (ESV).  Our next verse test will be on Monday, December 18, 2017, for (5B) and on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, for (5A) and will cover the following verses:  Ephesians 6:13 (ESV).

13 “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.”

***  Students should be prepared for some kind of review quiz (verbal or word bank ) of verses 10, 11, and 12 so that we can keep the entire passage fresh on our mind.  

10 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”  12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

Music:  Thank you so much for your support and your help at home in preparing the students for Thursday’s Christmas performance.  They did a great job, and I am so proud of all of them!  Next week, we will simply be watching the performance in our music classes and having some fun celebrating a job well done!

F&F:   We have begun our new F&F unit.  The unit is Setting where we will explore the setting of several Christmas picture books.  All books are read in class so this is another great time to read a book at home for your enjoyment.  By Christmas break, every fifth grader should have at least 30 points on AR.  This is halfway to their goal of 60 points by early May.  The vocab test for setting will be on Monday, December 18, 2017. The skills & performance tests will be on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

Spelling:  Unit 6 test will be on Monday, December 11, 2017.  

Math: We will have a test over multiplying and dividing decimals on Friday, December 15, 2017.  A review sheet will be sent home on Wednesday before the test.

English: We are beginning a new unit covering adjectives. Students will first review adjectives and make sure they can identify them. Students will then learn different types of adjectives, how to compare with adjectives, and how to use adjectives correctly in their own writing. Throughout this unit, students will also practice using descriptive and exact adjectives to make their writing more interesting and informative. Our test over this unit will be on Monday, December 18, 2017.

Science: We will continue our study of chapter 5, “Interactions in Ecosystems.” We will focus on the 6 major Biomes.  Students will work on a “Biome Pizza” and turn it in by Monday, December 18.  This project will count as a test grade.

Advisory: During this quarter, students will be participating in Christmas play practice during our normally scheduled advisory time.