On Tuesday, January 16th, the 5th grade students will attend a Performing Arts Field Trip. We will be going to Lassiter High School to watch the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra perform at the Lassiter Concert Hall. For this field trip, students are asked to dress accordingly for the type of event. Gym clothes and jeans are not appropriate, as formal attire is encouraged. We will eat lunch at school before leaving for the field trip. We will leave for the field trip at 10:45 am and arrive back at Mountain View around 1:30 pm. Students are not able to attend the field trip if their Performing Arts permission slip has not been returned, so please ensure that you returned this form or inquire with your child’s teacher if you need another copy.
5th Grade Teachers
Science Fair is Coming to Mountain View!
Mountain View Elementary is hosting our annual Science Fair on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018! We are excited for students in grades K-5 to have the opportunity to show off their curiosity and enthusiasm for science! The top six projects (no matter what grade level) will go on to compete in the District Elementary Science Fair on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Kennesaw Mountain High School.
If you wish to participate in the science fair please complete the Project Selection form and turn it in no later than Monday, January 8th.
Here are some things to consider as you begin:
Mountain View/Cobb County Science Fair Guidelines:
· Projects may be entered into the Mountain View Science Fair in one of two categories:
2. Science notebooks / journals are required for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade science fair projects, but are optional for Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade science fair projects.
3. At this time we will not be accepting Biological and zoological projects.
4. Experiments with molds or bacteria of any kind are not allowed, as these may be hazardous to student health.
5. Models of volcanoes or robots will not be accepted as experiments.
6. “Research only” projects or display boards about general interest topics are not allowed.
Science Fair Resources:
· Answer question(s)
· Support results with data
· Follow the Scientific Method
· Define the question
· Do some research on your question/topic
· Form a hypothesis
· Perform the experiment and collect data
· Analyze data
· Interpret data and communicate conclusion(s)
What makes a great project:
· Students come up with their own question based on their own interests
· Students design an investigation to answer their question(s)
· Use Best Practices
· Student initiated and completed
· Data-driven results analyzed and written by students in a journal
Displays should have:
· Quantitative data includes numbers and/or units of measure
· Measurements: height, weight, voltage, time, distance, quantity
· Data presentation: graph, matrix, table, etc.
· Comparative data that validates (proves) conclusions
· Display Board
· Notebook or Journal
Feel free to email Mrs. Campbell, Ms. Roge, Ms. Zimmerman, or Mrs. Taylor with questions.
Due: January 17, 2018
Honor Our Heroes in a writing program that encourages students to discover, honor, and write about real-life heroes - role models displaying generosity, trust, persistence, dedication, leadership, creativity, caring, bravery, imagination, service, gentleness, courage or compassion. Students are asked to redefine media-hyped and cartoon heroes such as professional athletes, movie stars, and rock musicians and instead recognize someone who has made a more personal impact on the student's life such as a family member, doctor, public safety officer, soldier, or teacher.
What a great opportunity to honor someone who may not even know what a difference they are making in your student’s life!
To be successful we need your help. As teachers, you are uniquely positioned to encourage MVE student participation in this program! Students who win in their grade are recognized in the yearbook and in our awards ceremony. Winning entries in each category will compete at the county level.
All entries are due no later than January, 17th 2018. Entry forms will be provided for each student in the email sent out and on the PTA website http://ecccpta.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/HOH-2017-2018-Student-Entry-Form-1.pdf . Information about the program is available at the County PTA website, http://ecccpta.org/honoring-our-heroes . Should you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact committee chair Mary Pearl Britto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: I am awarding students extra credit in ELA for quality participation in this program!
Thursday & Friday, December 14-15th
9:00-10:00 HG& D (Boys); Math (Girls)
10:00-11:00 HG&D (Girls); Math (Boys)
Monday, December 18th
8:00-9:00 Singalong Assembly
Tuesday, December 19th
12:30 Early Release
Wednesday, December 20th
8:00-9:00 Holiday Party
12:30 Early Release
Tuesday, December 19th STEM Day (Early Release)
Although STEM Day is weeks away, we are in need of supplies early on to create experiments with chemical and physical changes.
PLEASE help us out by visiting our SignUpGenius link for needed supplies. We are asking for them to be turned in THIS FRIDAY, December 1st so that we can plan the experiments based upon supplies.
Thank you in advance!
Thursday, November 16th
Tickets were sent home on Monday for the parents that ordered tickets (paper was sent home at conferences and due 11/10).
Due to K-2 Luncheon on Wednesday 11/15, we will eat in the classroom at 10:21 am.
Our Thanksgiving Luncheon is on Thursday, 11/16 at 12:20 pm.
Week of November 13-17
Please see letter sent home Friday, November 11th for more details.
Monday- Mismatch Sock Day
Tuesday- Crazy Hair, Don't Care Day
Wednesday- Show Our Compassion Day
Thursday- Caps for Compassion Day
Friday- Rock Your Pink & Yellow Day
*Please decorate your compassion heart and send it in by Thursday, November 16th.
Flyer sent home October 20th with more detailed information and pledge card.
Monday: Proud to be Drug Free!
Wear red to kickoff the week
Tuesday: One Way to Play, Drug Free
Wear your favorite team colors or jerseys
Wednesday: From Head to Toe, I'm Drug Free
Crazy Hair & Sock Day
Thursday: Your Choices are the Key to your Dreams
Friday: Have the POWER to say NO!
Super Hero Dress up day
Only prepaid guests will be allowed at the Thanksgiving Luncheon!