November 19 – November 30 

November 19-23 – Thanksgiving Break

November 30 – Santa Pictures

December 4 – K5-2 Grade Christmas Program

December 6 – 3rd-5thGrade Christmas Program

December 7 – Last Collection Day “Share Your Christmas” Food Drive

December 7 – BBS Chorus Performance at Ringgold “Down Home Days” 

                           7:30 P.M.

December 21 – K3/K4 Christmas Program

December 21 - ½ Day of School – Christmas Break Begins

  • Santa pictures will be made on Friday, November 30.  Students may wear Christmas attire.  Please be sure to follow all BBS Dress Codes.  Students will be sent down by classrooms to have their pictures made.  If you would like to have sibling pictures made, you must bring them to room #18 between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Siblings must be accompanied by a parent.  Please notify your teacher if you wish to have a winter scene or picture with Santa.  Students can do both.

  • Every year Brainerd Baptist School participates in WRCB’s “Share Your Christmas” canned food drive.  We will be collecting Monday, November 5, through Friday, December 7.  Student Council will then deliver the canned food to the Tennessee Pavilion Friday, December 7. 

  • Brainerd Baptist School offers need-based financial aid for students in K5 through 5th grade on a yearly basis.  Financial aid applications are now being accepted via FACTS.  It is very important for parents to complete the application before January 31.  No late applications will be considered.  Click here for the link and more information.

Fifth Grade Overview

November 16, 2018

Guys’ Night Out: Thank you to Mr. Creed for opening his home for GNO.  It sounds like it was a well attended and fun evening.

Middle School Visit Days:  As middle school visits begin to increase, please remember to email your student’s homeroom teacher with the date and time.  Letting us know ahead of time allows us to create a makeup memo of your child’s missed work. Would you please send us a reminder a day or two before the actual day?  This will help us since we have a lot of students to keep up with. We will get a makeup memo to your student the day before with work expected to be completed and returned the day after the visit.  

Tybee Island:  The fourth payment of $30.00 was due today, Friday, November 16, 2018.

Bible: We are continuing our study of the Gospel of John. We’ve focused on Jesus’ claim that he is both fully God and fully man. We’ve looked at a few OT prophecies, John the Baptist, Nicodemus, and a few of the miraculous accounts.

Music:  Our next AFTER SCHOOL rehearsal for the Christmas musical, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” is FRIDAY, November 30, from 3:15-5:00.  Every student needs to plan to stay for rehearsal unless told otherwise.  Pick up will be at the 3rd-5th grade drop-off circle. Students not picked by by 5:05 will be taken to after care.  



Also, you should have received an email that explains what your child needs to wear for the Christmas musical.  Links to the music for the show were also attached to that email. Please have your student listen to the music at home.  Angels - please bring in your costume money ASAP. Thank you!!!

F&F:  Character Vocab test will be Wednesday, November 28, 2018.  Character Skills test will be Thursday, November 29, 2018, & Character Performance test will be on Friday, November 30, 2018.  We will begin our next unit, Setting, in December.  These books are Christmas picture books so students will not have required reading to do at night.

Spelling:  Unit 6 test will be December 14, 2018.  These words relate to the setting unit which is related to several Christmas books we will be reading in F&F.  Students were given this list yesterday and it has been published on Spelling City. The grades on unit 5 indicate that students are not studying enough for the spelling tests so I would recommend that they spend some time during Thanksgiving break preparing for the Unit 6 test.

English: We are continuing our unit on verbs. We’ll wrap up our unit by working with irregular verbs and some frequently confused verbs.

Math: We will continue our unit on multiplying and dividing decimals when we return from Thanksgiving Break.

Social Studies: We will finish chapter 5, New Industries and People.  We will focus on the growth of cities and the labor movement. The test over chapter 5 will be Thursday, November 29.