Newsletter: Week 10 of 37

November 4 - 8, 2013
   Honored Guest Morning is this Friday! No need to RSVP... just have your special guest show up at 8:45am (or a little before, for those who don't walk as fast as they used to!). If you haven't yet reserved a time slot for Parent-Teacher Conferences, please read the details below. Make it a great week, everyone!

Upcoming Events

  • Nov 08 - Honored Guest Morning (8:45-10:45am) (info here)
  • Nov 11 - No School (Veterans Day)
  • Nov 22 - Harvest Party! (2:10-2:50pm)
  • Nov 25,26 - No School (Parent-Teacher Conferences)
  • Nov 27-29 - No School (Thanksgiving Break)
  • Dec 05 - Chorale Concert (6pm, Washington Square Mall)
  • Dec 06 - Wear West Hills Day! Show School Spirit! 
  • Dec 13 - Christmas Concert (7-8:30pm)
  • Dec 17 - Christmas Band Concert (7-8:30pm)
  • Dec 19 - Christmas Party! (2:10-2:50pm)
  • Dec 20-Jan 03 - No School (Christmas Break)
  • [more] - click to view calendar

Curriculum and Exams

  • Bible - Lesson 3: Jacob Is Transformed | Quiz 11/7: Lesson 3 & Ephesians 4:24 (link)
  • Math - Chapter 1 (cont.)
  • Science - Space Unit (cont.) | Due 11/14: Space Project (details below)
  • Social Studies [Mrs. Proulx] - Mesopotamia Unit (cont.)
  • Reading - Complete sample book report after reading Pigsty | Due 11/18: Finish reading realistic/historical fiction for book report
  • Writing - Dress-Ups in Booklice paragraph (cont.)
  • Spelling - Unit 7 core words: color, war, fly, yourself, seem | Tests given weekly
  • Grammar - Begin Adjectives Unit
  • Music [Mrs. Brumley] - No updates

Space Project

The Fifth Graders are designing and constructing models of space projects to present in Science Lab on November 14, 2013. The projects are to be made at home using materials found in the home. Please do not go out and spend money on this project. Legos and similar toys can be used as part of the project if the design is original. No pre-made projects please. The projects should be small enough to fit on the top of a desk. Ideas may include but are not limited to:

  • Design and build a model of a space station. Be sure to include information about the inside if not shown.
  • Invent or improve on a device to help astronauts eat or drink in space.
  • Design a space suit for a person or a pet.
  • Build a model of a biosphere on the moon. Show the inside.
  • Design a space shuttle to take the general public to the moon.
  • Design a model of a robot or a Rover that can be used to collect samples and information on a planet or the moon.
  • Create a tool that could be used in space.
  • Design a store for a space colony.
  • Design a sport to play in space or modify an earth sport to play in space.
  • Design a biosphere that people could live in while on the moon.

Please e-mail any questions you might have about the project. Thank you for your help.
Susan Swain & Mr. Riedl

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Please sign up for a time slot to meet with me (and Mrs. Proulx, if necessary) if you haven't already. Feel free to click on the image to look at the schedule (I took the picture this morning) and email me to sign up for a spot. I'll even go down and personally write in your name on the sheet myself! What a deal! :-) If you want to write in your own name, the schedules are hanging across the hall from the restrooms by the auditorium. Thanks! I look forward to meeting with you all.

Person of the Week

Jacob Leonetti!

Other School-wide Events

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Teacher Contact

Mr. Riedl | | 503-609-0109 |
Mrs. Proulx | visit her website | 503-977-5488 |

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