Saturday, November 18, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

The Brainstormers provided a “tasty recipe” for writing a story. They will return in March after we have submitted our ideas and stories for their next performance.

CONFERENCES CONTINUE
Parent-teacher conferences continue on Monday, November 20, and Tuesday, November 21. Please call the school at 616.850.5600 if you need to check on the time for your conference.

CLASS CHRISTMAS PARTY

Mr. Chittenden will again host the class Christmas party at his house in Spring Lake. Dressy-casual is the attire for this student-only potluck on Thursday, December 14, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. More information will be sent home after Thanksgiving break.

Mrs. Petersen helps pour milk for our cereal brunch this morning. What about those turkey toenail crunchies?

ACCELERATED READER
The following students have currently earned at least 15 Accelerated Reader points in fifth grade.

84.5 McKenna Mahacek
51.9 Stuart Velarde
36.0 Brandt Gruizinga
26.8 Arden Clark
21.7 Edwin Melendez
20.0 Miranda Petersen
18.8 Caleb Staskiewicz
16.5 Drew Cannon

Stuart and Arden focus on the Monopoly board during our first compliment party.

- HAPPY HOLIDAYS -

Monday, November 06, 2006

November News

Kerri, Marah, and Emily take notes during their observation of various seeds during a special science class with a guest speaker.

CLASS HELPS UNICEF
Students in our class raised $165.25 for Unicef this Halloween. As a result, Mr. Chittenden lost a few more hairs on his head when student teacher Mr. Myaard provided him with a haircut in class.

Mr. Chittenden presents former Lake Hills’ student Jordan Chusid with the UNICEF collection boxes after his special haircut. Thank you for your support of kids helping kids.

SNOW CAMP DATE SET
Outdoor Education is always an integral part of the fifth grade experience at Lake Hills. Both of our classes will be attending Snow Camp at the YMCA Camp Pendalouan on January 30-31. Tuition cost is only $45 and includes transportation, meals, and all activities. Many students have already raised sufficient funding through the recent chocolate candy bar sales.

PTA FOOD DRIVE
The annual PTA Thanksgiving Drive begins on Monday, November 6. Students may bring non-perishable food items to school until Friday, November 17. Items will be distributed to local families the week before Thanksgiving.


Stacey works with her geometry template to complete several math problems.

CLASS AWARDED GRANT
The North Bank Communities Fund notified us today that we are the recipients of a $334 grant to help support a classroom multimedia project this winter. The project is called Assumed Identities: Revisiting Colonial Leaders. The grant is provided through the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation. Congratulations, class!