Dear School #5 Families,
The School #5 Walking School Bus
Spring is officially here and it brings with it sunny school days filled with wonderful experiences! During the month of May, you may have browsed displays of student learning at our Annual Curriculum Fair, joined our teachers for a morning stroll on our Walking School Bus or played a hybrid game of Kickball at our Parent-Staff Kickball Game. I’m pleased to note that from our Kickball Game we raised over $1,800 for the Voices Against Brain Cancer organization. These were just a few of the amazing events that took place this May. Of course, we also held our monthly Morning Meeting, which was extra special for a number of reasons. Firstly, we invited the administrators from South Nassau Hospital and presented them with an art piece created by our students. This was our way of giving thanks for embracing us during our emergency evacuation. Secondly, our sixth grade students ‘passed the torch’, an annual tradition during which they provided parting words of wisdom to their fifth grade peers, who will soon assume the position of our senior role models.
May was spectacular and June promises to be just as special. Among other events, we look forward to Field Day, Flag Day and the Spring Concert. Of course, the learning continues, as does our emphasis on the importance of reading. Please encourage your child to join The Great Readers Club (reading logs are available from their teacher). We had 151 members last round and have challenged our students to exceed that number. Finally, as summer approaches, be sure to emphasize the importance of reading over the warm summer days by encouraging your child to join the School #5 30/30 Summer Reading Club. To join, students need torecord 30 minutes of reading, each day for 30 days. Be on the lookout for the flyer in your child’s report card envelope.
As we approach the last weeks of school, I’d like to take a moment to thank our wonderful PTA Co-Presidents, Kathleen Kurtis and Tommy Beirne for their hard work on behalf of our students and school. I would also like to extend my thanks to the dedicated Morning Valet volunteers who warmly welcome our students every morning. Finally, on behalf of my staff, I thank all our School #5 families for another year of partnership, support and trust. Watching our students learn and grow across the year is truly a gift; they bring a smile to our faces every day!
Parent-Staff Kickball Game