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Jackson 5th Grade Families, 
As you know, this Wednesday, May 23rd, is 5th Grade Graduation. The following are some very important updates for the big day.
First, due to a high percentage of rain in our forecast, the graduation ceremony will be inside in the gym. Graduation begins at 10am. Please be aware that space is limited in the gym. We will seat as many as possible, but be prepared to stand when we run out of space. 
 
Second, There will be an awards celebration in your student's homeroom before graduation begins from 830-930 on Wednesday morning. You MUST check-in at the office to attend this celebration! Please allow time extra time to have you ID scanned into our new check-in system if you have not visited your child's classroom or picked them up early since Christmas break. If this applies to you, you may want to consider coming to the school before Wednesday to take care of this process. At 930 you will be led to the gym to find a seat for the graduation celebration. Once you are seated in the gym, you will not be able to go anywhere else in the school. 
 
Third, All picture opportunities will be in your student's homeroom celebration. After the graduation ceremony is complete, students will march out with their homeroom class and straight back up to homeroom. Parents who wish to check their students out after graduation will need to go through the office to do so. Students will be called down from their homerooms to meet parents in the office. 
 
Fourth, If you are coming only for the graduation ceremony at 10am please be aware that you DO NOT have to sign in at the office! You will be able to enter the doors by the gym at 9:40am. Simply sign in at the table as you enter. You will NOT be able to go to any other location in the school except for the gym once you enter. 
 
Fifth, Please be aware that at the end of graduation ALL visitors, no matter where you signed in, will exit out the doors at the gym. NO ONE will be allowed to go back through the school. You will need to go outside and enter back through the office doors to sign out through the computer system or to check your student out early. 
 
Finally, THANK YOU for helping us make this a very special day for our 5th grade leaders. We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday!!!
Mrs. Lamb
 
 
May 23rd is graduation day!!! We would like to welcome you to your student's homeroom for a pre-graduation awards ceremony from 8:30am-9:30am on May 23rd!! At 9:30 you will make your way outside to find your seat for graduation. Graduation will be outside at 10 am. IN CASE OF RAIN, we will have to move the ceremony indoors to the gym. Please be aware that in this case there will be a lot of standing room only. We have 100 5th graders graduating and a gym/chairs for about 260 or so to be seated. I just want to make you aware that standing room only may be a reality if we are rained out. 
Tron Tag finals at 2pm!
 
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May 23rd is graduation day!!! We would like to welcome you to your student's homeroom for a pre-graduation awards ceremony from 8:30am-9:30am on May 23rd!! At 9:30 you will make your way outside to find your seat for graduation. Graduation will be outside at 10 am.
Tron Tag finals at 2pm!
 
 Old News... 
 
Families, please continue to use Remind as a way to contact me whenever you have a question, but also know that I am intentionally trying to "unplug" a little bit more when I am at home in order to spend time with my family. If you message me after 6pm and do not get a response until morning, please know that is why. I can also be reached by email and am in my classroom until 5pm each school day. <3
 
Lamb's Are Famous!!
 
I hope that your student has shared with you that we have been discussing past and present testing data. I am getting ready to enter some grades into Power School that reflect one of these benchmarks that we recently took. It is titled "Penguins". These test are based on standardized testing scales that are converted to letter grades (clear as mud I know). The scale below shows you what each letter grade you see in my grade book means in the standardized testing (TCAP) world. This is not an exact science, but this keeps me from having to enter scores like 44 in the grade book. My goal for testing is to MOTIVATE and not to defeat. Every score is an opportunity for improvement. We will be taking benchmarks all year long. 
 
A(97)=Mastery/Advanced
B(89)=On Track/Proficient
C(81)=Approaching/Basic
D(74)=Below/Below Basic
 
This Week In Literacy and Social Studies (05/21-5/24)
 
Field Trips, Tron Tag tourny, and graduation practices all week! 
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