Friday Feature (5/13)

Dear Parents,

Thank you all for your cooperation with the numerous camping forms required for the class trip. We know there are a lot of forms going home recently, and we appreciate your time and attention to these important items. 
Students’ presentations about the gods and goddesses this week were excellent. The students took notes on four presentations of their choosing, and they will use these notes to write a persuasive piece explaining why a particular god or goddess would make a good president. 
Everyone is also busy with their Greek Festival projects for social studies. Be sure to ask your child which project they have chosen to work on; these are due this Wednesday. We finished our read aloud book this week and enjoyed the ending to the mystery novel, When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead. With limited time remaining in the school year, we are hoping to start a short story next. 
Our class is partnering with other 5/6 classrooms on a service learning project that addresses a global issue of access to clean water. Please read the letter below from Mr. Hershiser and Ms. Breitenfield’s students about a fundraising opportunity you may be interested in.
During the past couple of weeks our classroom has been working on their service learning project. Their project goal is to donate money that they will earn through various fundraisers. The money will go to The Water Project and it will be used to create a well in the country of Uganda. This well will provide the community with clean drinking water. The first fundraiser will be this Saturday, May 14th. If you would like to volunteer to make baked goods for this bake sale you may sign up on this link.

The bake sale will take place at the Prairie Crossing Farm from 10 am- 1 pm. We need three parent volunteers for this bake sale. If you can volunteer please sign up on the link below. 

The permission slip below is to let us know if it is all right for your student to bake goods for the bake sale. 

Thank you! Have a great week-end!
Ms. Turner and Mrs. Neil