We are reviewing intensely for the California State Tests. Here is the schedule of when the tests will be given. Please try to make sure that you child is in school on these days. The tests will be given from 10-12.
May 2, Tuesday CST English Language Arts
May 3, Wednesday CST English Language Arts
May 4, Thursday CST Science
May 5, Friday CST Science
May 8, Tuesday CST Math
May 9, Wednesday CST Math
If you would like to see a sample of the test you can do a google search of - CST released test questions grade 5.
You child can also log on to study island to review and practice skills.
Other important dates
May 16 All School Assembly
May 16 Multicultural Event
May 17 Field Trip to Bancroft Musical Theater
May 23 Open House 6pm
May 25 and 28 No School
May 29-June 4 Reading Fluency Testing Early Out
May 31 Field Trip Marine Science Institute (We will return late to school – estimated time 5pm)
May 17 Bancroft Musical Theater at SL High Performing Arts Center
This is a walking trip, but we still need a few chaperones to accompany us. Nora and Breanna will be performing in this show. We will leave at around 11:15.
May 31 Marine Science Institute - departing from Redwood City
We will take a 4 hour voyage on a 90 by 30 foot research vessel on the San Francisco Bay. Our voyage is from 1pm to 4 pm. It is a safe and stable vessel. Students will spend half a day as field researchers to discover the multitude of life in the bay. The students will rotate through several stations and use real research equipment to capture and examine plankton, collect water samples, and run tests. They will haul in a net to catch, identitfy, and then release a wide variety of fish species.
Permission slips will be sent home soon
Please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in chaperoning for this excursion. We will leave around 11am and have lunch at the Marine Science Institute. I expect some traffic returning to school and so I estimate our arrival time to be approximately 5pm.
I used my gift certificate from the class for Christmas and bought a lovely, soft and warm, wool blanket made by my favorite Norwegian sweater designer. Hooray! Thank you so much!
Last Book Project due May 18