Monthly Archives: May 2014

Fifth Grade News

Attention, fifth grade parents!

Important Dates Coming Up for Our Graduates

First is next Monday, May 12 – graduation photo day! There will be a group photo of the entire Class of 2014, with all our graduates in white tops and black bottoms.

Next, you’ve probably been hearing ALL ABOUT the annual trip to Club Getaway, which is May 21 and 22 this year. Your child brought home a packing list and permission slip today – please be sure to fill in the two pages of information and permission and send them in asap. As some of you may have heard, official photographer, zip-liner extraordinaire, and grad-wrangler Mary Bow cannot join the Club Getaway trip this year. (She actually loves her own daughter more than she loves us! The nerve!) If you are chaperoning the trip, we’re going to ask you to help us take photos so we can create a great section in the yearbook. Mrs. Latto will provide more information about Club Getaway in the half hour before the PTA meeting next week, so if you have questions or want the details, please come to school at 6:30 pm.

The 5th grade cruise is scheduled for June 4 – another big party day for our grads!

The big day, Graduation Day, is on June 20 at 9:30 am. The graduation committee has been hard at work for months planning a great finale to the PS41 experience, and it’s going to be a wonderful morning. Bring your hankies!

Contrary to what your graduate may tell you, Graduation Day is not the last day of school. Thursday, June 26, is the last day of the school year, so yes, there are a few school days after graduation. They will be fun days, and will include Yearbook Day, so be sure to let your child know that we’re on to them and that school does not end on Graduation Day!

Coming Events in May and June

Now that the state tests are over (whew!) we have a lot to do in May and June. Here are some important upcoming dates and events.

This Friday, May 9, is our annual Plant Sale, just in time for Mother’s Day. EAch class will do a little shopping for plants, which will be priced from $5 to $15. The schedule showing what times the classes will be shopping is herein case you missed it in the backpacks.

The Queens Botanical Garden is sponsoring an art contest celebrating the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fair. It’s called “The Gardens of Tomorrow” and is open to everyone in age categories from 5 to adult. Submissions can be drawings, paintings, videos, photography, and more. The flyer with rules can be found here, along with the entry form.

Mark your calendars for this year’s Hollyrock Brain Challenge Game Show! The daytime edition for the students is on Friday morning, May 16, but the evening Family Challenge has been moved to Tuesday, June 17, from 7-8:30pm. This family night game show is one of our most fun activities, so please save the date and try to make it!

Finally, next Thursday, May 15, is the annual PTA Board election, to be held at the May PTA meeting. Please come and vote for your 2014-15 PTA Executive Board.

See you at school!

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