Halloween party

Dear Parents/ Guardians

Our first party for your child’s fifth grade year will be Tuesday, October 31st. Your child is invited to wear their costume to school for the day. For costumes, please remember there are no masks and it has to be school appropriate. Our party will take place in the afternoon and will consist of a G movie, and treats and snacks to eat. We are asking for your help in bringing in any of the following items to make our party a success

There will be a sign up sheet on sign up genius if you are able to contribute.


Thank You 

Team 5th Grade


Fall Contest Mobymax 

A new fall contest on Mobymax that begins today and runs through January 10, 2018.  

I can demonstrate leaning key topics by working on MOBYMAX and gaining points.(I will choose good-fit areas to increase my points. Spelling will not count!)  

Top 25 will have a pizza lunch with Mrs. Bush  


Week of October 16th-20th 

Please remember to turn in your Weekly Reading Logs every MONDAY. There are copies on my blog if your child loses theirs throughout the week. I will no longer accept hand written forms. Any student who does not return their log on Monday will have to walk the track during recess.

Book bags and response journals must be done every night and returned everyday. This is part of our reading at home program there’s no excuse. 
Reminder that this Wednesday, October 18th is a Late Start day. The first bell will ring at 9:35 a.m.

Reminder that children should not be dropped off earlier than 8:25 in the morning. Students must go directly to their line on the playground with no playing on the playground.

Reminder that PICTURE DAY is tomorrow (Tuesday). If you’ve lost your order form, there are extras in the office.


Picture Day Tues Oct 17th 

SAY CHEESE! Picture Day is on Tuesday. Oct. 17th. Lifetouch envelopes went home last week. Please return them on or before picture day! Thank you!

Yearbook form went home today. You do not get a yearbook with a picture purchase, they are separate. This is the only time to order a yearbook. 


PTA Reflections Contest: Let’s make this OUR Year!!!

PTA Reflections Contest: Let’s make this OUR Year!!!!
Every year the National PTA Council sponsors a contest for students. They say, “PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2017-2018 Theme: Within Reach.

The arts—and the National PTA Reflections program—support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community with Reflections.
National PTA Reflections welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.”
The Art Department participates from Snow, but in the past there have been few to zero participants in most categories. This year we are hoping students will catch the bug and find a category they are interested in AND create something they will submit. 
Each classroom has a handout on the specifics for the categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. The information is also posted by the Art Room and in the Lobby. 
Please encourage your children to find something of interest and be creative. If you have questions please see or email Mrs. Reagan Davis, Snow Reflections Chairperson, davis.reagan@gmail.com , or Ms. Jo Anne Zechar, zecharj@dearbornschools.org. 
ALL entries are due to Ms. Zechar by the end of the day, Tuesday, November 21!!!!


Reading bags and reading response journal

Ask your student to see their Book Bag and explain to you how to use it (See image and details below). Each bag contains books appropriate to their challenge level, a response notebook, and a pen to write with. Students should be reading 30 minutes every night and writing a response to their reading complete with the title of book, pages read, and date. 

Book bags are to return to school everyday Thank you,

Ms. Sherlock 

Snow School is launching a Read at Home Plan. With our new Book Room, every Snow student will go home with “Good Fit” Books daily! “Good fit” books are books that are not too hard and not too easy. The expectation is that students improve their reading skills and develop a love for reading.
Snow School Read at Home Plan

Reading Book Bags will go home daily with “Good Fit” Books

Students must read daily:

Grades (K-1) 15+ minutes daily
Grades (2-5) 30+ minutes daily

Reading Logs- Signed daily by parents and checked by teachers.
MobyMax (Students can login through CLEVER on Dearborn Schools home page. 

Please contact Mrs. Bush bushm@dearbornschools.org for assistance if needed.
Thank you!!


Week of Oct 9th-13th 

Reminder that all Weekly Reading Logs are due on Monday. Many students are misplacing their logs and just writing it down on any sheet of paper. Please go onto my blog and print off a new Weekly Reading Log if your child misplaces the new one they get on Monday. We are building responsible students in our classroom!
Reading Bags will be going home at the end of this week. Your child is expected to read the book assigned to them from their reading bag. This should be used as part of their minutes on their Weekly Reading Log.
Thank you to the wonderful chaperones that attended Camp Pinewood: Mrs. Holt, Mrs. DeTone, Mrs. Beydoun, and Mrs. Clarke. We couldn’t have done it without your help! THANK YOU!!!

There’s a Half Day Friday 13th 

Thank you!
Ms. Sherlock