Fifth Grade News

Dear Families,

This is a special message for the parents of fifth graders!

It’s a big week coming up, with the much-anticipated Ballroom Dancing recital on Thursday evening. I don’t know what’s going on in your homes, but there has been a LOT of dancing in mine lately! It’s extremely gratifying (not to mention cute) to see our youngsters waltzing and fox-trotting around the house. I know I can’t wait to see it on Thursday.

We’d like to be sure to have a gift ready for Ms. Aviva, the wonder woman who coaxed our kids into dancing. If you haven’t returned the envelope that went home in backpacks last week, please do so tomorrow if you can. This woman deserves it! If you can spare $5 as a thank-you gift, it will be much appreciated.

Also this week, we’re getting started on yearbook planning. Those of you who already volunteered to be on the yearbook committee, or those of you who would like to be on it, please email me at We need to set up our first meeting, and I have a couple of assignments that can be done remotely. When you email me, please let me know if any of these dates work for you for an in-person meeting:
- Sunday evening, Dec 15
- Monday evening, Dec 16
- Wednesday morning, Dec 18
We’ll find the date and time that works best for the greatest number – and remember, some of the tasks can be done remotely, so please don’t hesitate to volunteer even if you can’t make any of those possible meeting dates.

We are in search of great photos for the yearbook, so take a look in your personal archives to see if you have any you’d like to submit. We’re looking for all grades, all events – so if you have great shots of a field trip you chaperoned back in first grade, send it in! The only thing we ask is that it include several students – space is tight and it’s just more efficient to choose photos that show as many students as possible.

Finally, we need to round up those baby pictures! I know it seems early, but we need to reserve time later in the year to plan yearbook pages for events that actually come later in the year, like Club Getaway. We need a baby picture of each child who’s graduating – it can be any pose, any age up to a year old, and it can be electronic or print. Prints will be returned! (Be sure to put the child’s name on the back.)

For event photos AND baby pictures, send prints in to your class parent or email high-quality images to Mary Bow at Please be sure the images are clear and well-focused, and electronic images need to be large enough to print well (several hundred K at least).

See you at school,

Roseann Foley Henry

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