February 20-February 23

February 22&23 – Class Group Pictures

March 5 – Re-enrollment Due Date

  • The 2018-2019 Online Re-enrollment is open. The Re-enrollment deadline is March 5.  Please note, after March 5, the re-enrollment fee is $250. You can read Mr. Corcoran’s blog for more information regarding re-enrollment
  • FACTS has enhanced their system to allow our families to print their payment history for the 2017 year tax season.  Simply follow these instructions.

               1.   FACTS customer will sign into FACTS at

               2.   Payment Plan and Billing select ‘View Details’.

               3.   Under Activity Details select ‘View Payment Summary’.

                Page will open in another window or tab.

                 4.   Select the year & then ‘Print’.

               NOTE: This report will show the total paid for each of the accounts (i.e. Tuition,

               After School Care, etc.). You can select a year or a date range for this summary.

               This will also include the Schools Federal Tax ID and address.

Fifth Grade Overview

February 20, 2018

Upcoming Events:

Dress Code:  As we are progressing through the year, we should review the Dress Code policies.  Click on the attached link and it will take you to the school’s website concerning Dress Code.  

Class Picture Day:  Thursday, February 22 -  Don’t forget we want ALL fifth grade students to wear a navy BBS polo shirt and khaki pants, skirts, or shorts.  This is their last elementary class picture, and all fifth graders will be in this picture.  It always looks so nice when everyone is in the same colors.  I’m sure you will want to purchase this great memento of elementary school.

Tybee Island:  The total cost is $250.00, which is to be paid by March 1, 2018.

Tybee Island Info:  There was a “What to Bring” list in a recent Tuesday folder.  This should help you as you plan for our trip to Tybee Island April 8-11, 2018.

Auction:  March 16 - Please purchase your tickets for the dinner and raffles.  

Bible:  Continue working on our memory verse passage:  Ephesians 6:10-20 (ESV).  Our next verse test #8 is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, 2018, for (5A) and Thursday, February 22, 2018, for (5B) and will cover the following verses:  Ephesians 6:15-16 (ESV).

15 “and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;”

***  Students should be prepared for some kind of review quiz (verbal or word bank) of verses 10-14 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.  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. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,”

F&F: We have begun a new unit titled “Fact & Opinion.”  This will be a short unit relating to Black History month.  There will not be a vocabulary test or skills test for this unit.  However, there will be a performance test on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Book Report:  Students have been assigned a book report.  They are to write a “book review” of a book they have not previously read.  They have a handout with the requirements and deadline.  The deadline for this report is Monday, February 26, 2018.

Spelling:   No spelling until after Winter Break.

Math:  We will begin a chapter on adding and subtracting like and unlike fractions.

English: We are starting a new unit on pronouns. In this unit, students will learn how to correctly use pronouns in their own writing. This will include the correct usage of I and me, possessive pronouns, contractions with pronouns, and the correct usage of we and us.

Social Studies: We will continue our study on World War 1.  There will be a a quiz over Chapter 7, lesson 1 on Friday, February 23.

Music:  5th Grade has been learning about chords and chord progressions in music class.  They have been using the chimes and resonator bells to put to practice what they have learned.  On Wednesday, February 21, they will accompany the worship time in chapel on the song on which we have been working in class.

Advisory: Below you’ll find a few powerful quotations from chapter four of Ten Powerful Phrases for Positive People, “I believe in you.” We hope you are able to talk with your student(s) about the things we covered earlier this week. It’s been encouraging to hear their thoughts and personal experiences with these phrases.

“We typically say ‘I believe in you’ to our family and close friends. But we need not always say the words. We can demonstrate ‘I believe in you’ through our actions. Sometimes simply our presence at an event or support of a cause says, ‘I believe in you’” (53).

“We may only have one chance to perform in ways that leave a positive impression. We may not get a second chance to tell people ‘I believe in you’ or act in a way that lets them know they are important to us. If we miss that opportunity, it’s gone” (58).