The countdown has begun… 20 days

Dear Families,

I am hoping that everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving with their families and friends.

We are on the countdown-only 4 more weeks until Christmas and we have much to accomplish.

We continue reading our novel Hatchet.  Our vocabulary Qwest #2 will be on December 6th.

In Religion, the stories about their birth are due Wednesday.

Their Science quiz will be on Friday.

Our Christmas giving project information will go home in the Eagle Express.  We will be supporting Youth on Their Own which is an organization that helps homeless teens get through high school.  We are asking for gift cards from certain stores (the list will be on the Wednesday flyer).  So if you are out and can pick up a gift card, it will help make a teen’s Christmas special.  It can be any denomination.  We are looking for 100% participation for this organization that does so many wonderful things to help these teens.

The Chapter 6 Social Studies test is tomorrow.

And finally, in Math, we continue looking at fractions and all we can do with them.


There will be a short science quiz on Friday, November 30 over shadows and our Earth’s rotation.  Students will have a review on Wednesday.



Goodnight Moon…..Our journey to the moon is complete and now we are moving on to our next investigation:

5th Graders will be exploring our solar system when we return from Thanksgiving break.  They will classify planets by their various properties and be able to record and display the organization of the solar system graphically.   We will then move on to learning about some of the 88 constellations.


Happy Thanksgiving

Have a Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Families,

This is a heartfelt thank you for all of the donated canned goods and money for the Food Bank and for the church’s pantry.  It is so important that the students feel a part of this opportunity to help others.  There was a total of over 6,000 cans and dollars collected.  This should go a long way in helping others who are not as fortunate.  Thank you again!

The 5th Grade Goal was 440 cans and we went above and beyond collecting 662 cans!

In the Monday morning assembly, we all had an opportunity to give thanks. Samia read: “Ms. Hayward’s class is thankful for our health and safety and that we live in Tucson where we are away from many natural disasters like tornadoes, mudslides, hurricanes, and more. We are thankful for all who love and look after us.”

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Ms. Hayward

Reminders! We still need cans! Hoping for 100% PARTICIPATION!

Dear Families:

I know everyone is so busy this time of year.  I just wanted to give you a heads-up on a couple of dates to keep in mind.

  1.  Thank you to everyone who has so generously donated to our canned food drive for the Food Bank and the church’s pantry.  Our goal was 100% participation, and we are almost there!  The last day to bring in either canned goods or money is Monday.
  2. Our Qwest #1 vocabulary test for Hatchet will be on Tuesday, November 20.  Students have made their vocabulary flash cards and should have been studying.
  3. Our Social Studies Chapter 6 test will be November 27.  We have definitions for the vocabulary, Chapter Review questions answered, and have read all of the chapter.  Students should be reviewing all of this plus their Practice Books.
  4. There will not be a Spelling unit next week as it is such a short week.

Thank you for all you do!


Social Studies Chapter 5 test is tomorrow.

Math Test Chapter 3 is Thursday.

If your child is going to be absent Friday 11/9 or Monday 11/19 or Tuesday 11/20 PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL ASAP so I can plan accordingly.

Our canned food drive started today and will run until Monday, November 19.  Any canned or dry goods or money will be gladly accepted.

Friday is Field Day.  Field Day t-shirts will go home on  Thursday.

We will finish by 11:45am that day.

No Lunch but there is Aftercare.

Also, the first trimester ends on Friday.

Amazing Chapel!

So proud to be part of this community. I hope your children share many things about today’s chapel. Senora Van Straalen again did an amazing group! It was a FULL house!