Sharing some fun summer activities & other events happening in town –
- Bethel Farm Camp – FREE! Contact Stormy Smith (email@example.com / 541-607-9853) for camp dates. Deadline to register: July 5th.
- Free Rec Swim June 21st – all pools
- Echo Hollow 1:15-3:15 pm
- Sheldon 1:30 -3:30 pm
- Amazon 2-5 pm
- Other fun activities like Movies in the Park, check calendar here
- Free Lunch for kids in the summer – Visit Petersen Barn from 12-1 pm June 24-Aug. 16 for a free lunch. Other sites here
We are down to our last full of school! We have lots of fun events this week. Library card applications were mailed out last week. Please have your student bring their completed application in that envelope on Wednesday. Please let me know if you would like to join us on any of the activities or trips this week! I appreciate it! Thank you!
We are also going to spend the week learning & reviewing about digital citizenship, digital safety and consent. Some things we’ll be discussing are:
- Our digital footprint
- Think before posting
- What is cyber bullying and what to do to prevent it
- personal space
- Ask first before hugging, poking, etc
These topics are super important to me as students have been telling me about things that are occurring on social media and on recess. I hope that as head off to summer, students will be safe online and with each other in person. Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns. Much of what I am covering is from Common Sense Media. I’ll share my slides via Class Dojo.
Reminders & Important Dates:
- Please have students bring in extra bags to take things home on Tuesday & Wednesday
- Return classroom library books & library books
- Please take a look in lost & found for any missing clothing items or lunch boxes
- Mon. 6/17, 1-2 pm: 5th Grade Commencement
- Tue. 6/18 Last day of School, Field Day & early dismissal 11:15 am
It’s hard to believe that it’s June! We are in the middle of drafting our final essays and will be drafting speeches to present on Friday.
I’m hoping to be able to squeeze in one more science project this week and some lessons about digital citizenship before we end the year.
Our science project will be to build a boat that is able to sail across a small pool. We also are trying to be creative and build boats with household/classroom materials & recyclables. If you have any empty salad containers, milk jugs, etc, please send them with your student!
Friday will be Ms. Huynh’s last day. We’ll be having a celebration on Friday afternoon. Students may bring snacks to share with the class.
- Last Day to turn in Library Books – Fri. 6/7 (Also, start to gather up classroom books!)
- Echo Hollow Pool (5th grade trip) – Tue. 6/11, 12:45 – 2:00 pm
- Trip to Public Library, Bethel Branch – Wed. 6/13, 9:45 -11:45 am
- Effort Box Celebration – Thurs. 6/13 & Fri. 6/14
- 5th Grade Commencement – Mon. 6/17, 1-2 pm
- Field Day & early dismissal (11:15 am) – Tue. 6/18
We’ll be visiting Cascade Tuesday morning! There will be an informational night at Cascade on Wednesday.
We should be wrapping up State & District assessments this week. We have a few more big assignments including an essay & speech before we begin to wrap up the school year.
Effort Box – We have been working hard and are close to opening the box! If you are available/ interested in helping during the Effort Box celebration, please let me know. I’ll need a few volunteers on Thursday, June 13th (morning) & Friday, June 14th (morning). I’ll send more details after the box is opened….
5th Grade Commencement – June 17th
We are working hard on our Westward Expansion unit. Students will be producing an essay and speech for their final projects.
In addition, we are wrapping up state testing but will need to complete district assessments. Please keep encouraging your child and remind them that we have an Effort Box to open! (Here are some hints to what may be in the box: yummy treats, involves tickets, it’s a more than one day extravaganza, colorful, messy.) More hints to come!
- Mon., May 20 – Cascade Music Visit
- Thurs. May 23 – Bethel Bike Ride for 5th graders & families 3:45 -5:30 pm. Meet at Bethel District office. (Form was sent home on 5/17)
- Fri. May 24 – Newport trip 6:30 am – 3:45 pm [Track meet @ 4 pm]
- Tue. May 28 – Trip to Cascade 9-10 am
- Wed. May 29 – 6th Grade Informational Night @ Cascade Cafeteria 6- 7 pm
We have a lot going on this week. We are in the middle of our district writing assessment, math state test begins this week and we have our Jog-a-thon on Tuesday! **Volunteers are needed for Jog-a-thon. We are running on 5/14 from 10:15-10:45. Let me know if you are able to join us.
Reminders to students:
- get a good night’s sleep
- eat breakfast
- pack an extra snack & water bottle
- stay positive
Newport Field Trip – Friday, May 24
Permission slips are coming home in Tuesday folders. The trip includes a boat ride & 2 classes at the Hatfield Marine Center. We have a limited amount of space on the boat but please let me know if you would like to join us and be a chaperone for the day. It costs $24 for chaperones. Thank you!
The District has arranged for free breakfast and lunch to be served on Wednesday at Cascade Middle School to any Bethel student (Child supervision will not be provided.).
- Breakfast is from 9:00 – 9:30 a.m
- Lunch is 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
In addition, the Bethel Health Center will be open Wednesday.
More information –> here
We’re back in the classroom and back to usual school routine. This week, we’ll be spending time reviewing and getting ready for the Math State Test next week. We’ll also be working on our Outdoor School reflections and hopefully creating a book for the upcoming 5th graders! Please check Class Dojo for the link to pictures!
A reminder that schools will be closed on Wednesday (with some exceptions). This missed school day will not be made up at the end of the school year in June. Read more about Wednesday here. I will update if there is more information.
Reading homework for this week can be found here. (We do have spelling words this week!)
This week is Screen Free Week ! I’ll be encouraging the class to participate in the Screen Free pledge. Their challenge is to not only go screen free all week but to also outlast me! I hope families will join in too! It does help that we’ll be at Outdoor School for a part of the week.
It’s finally the week of Outdoor School. I’m excited and also feeling a little nervous. I know we’ll all have lots of fun! How are you feeling?
Outdoor School information can be found here
On Wednesday morning, we will need a few volunteers to help 5th graders label their bags & sleeping bags before we load the bus. Please let me know if you can help. Prior to arriving to school that day, please label your student’s personal belongings.
This week’s homework can be found here. (We’ll pick back up on spelling next week.)
We have a little more than a week before we head to Outdoor School! We’ll be spending this week getting ready and previewing the Outdoor School classes. All information (including a packing list!) about Outdoor School can be found here. *Paper copies of the packing list will be given to students today & will be in Tuesday folders.
As a part of Outdoor School especially since we will be meeting lots of new friends and adults, we will be reviewing what does it mean to be a good friend and respecting others. This does mean we will go over respecting pronouns. We had this conversation at the beginning of the year but it feels important to revisit it. I will be reading the book, They, She, He, Me: Free to Be! by Maya Gonzalez & Matthew SG this week. Please contact me if you have any questions/concerns.
- State testing continues this week
- Outdoor School – May 1 – 3
- School closed May 8th – Read more about this here