A Note From Your Fifth Grade Teachers
Fifth Grade Connections
January 12, 2017
What We Have Been Learning
Ask Your Child About

Talking with your child is the best way to support classroom learning. The following questions can help you get started.

  • What's the mental math strategy to divide 45,000 by 100?
  • How should I divide 41,400 by 300?
  • If I melt a bit of ice in a sealed bag, will the weight change after if melts? Why?
  • If I dissolve a spoonful of salt in a cup of water, will the weight change? Why?

When your child reads, you can ask or say:

  • Write down any words that may be tricky or they don't understand.
  • What are some character traits of the main character? How do you know this?
  • How has your character changed?
  • What is the problem the character is facing? 
  • Do you have any predictions? 
  • Summarize what you've read so far. 

Your child should be reading for 30 minutes each day!

Upcoming Events
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)
Monday, January 16th

Science Festival
Thursday, January 19th, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Kohrs Family Center

Parent Education Series: Managing Screen Time 
Friday, January 20th, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Think Tank
Learn about the latest research on digital media and our children, how/why we use digital media (information, education, connection, distraction, entertainment) and strategies for well-managed screen time. 

Lost & Found 
Friday, January 20th
Items will be put out to claim. Unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the day. 
Athletics News
  Winter I Sports season is almost over!
Big congratulations to all our student athletes!
  • Girls A1 Soccer Undefeated Champions!
  • Girls A2 Soccer Undefeated at the time of this newsletter!
  • Boys 8th Basketball Playing for Championship at the time of this newsletter!
We are collecting Fall and Winter I Athletics Photos for the yearbook! If you have some you'd be willing to share, please upload them to SmugMug.  It's very easy, just click here and drag your images. 

Please wash and turn in uniforms at the conclusion of your child's Winter I Season.
Winter II Sports season starts next week!
If you would like your child to participate in a Winter II sport, y ou must register them on TeamSnap:  Girls Basketball  or  Boys Soccer .  Individual schedules will be on TeamSnap when players are assigned to individual teams. Your child will be placed on a TeamSnap team once they are registered and their teams are determined.  Games will begin last week of January and run through the second week of March, 2017. Click here for more information.
Girls Basketball

First Practice:
  • 5th/6th grade: Tue., Wed. and Fri., 3:30-5:00 p.m. next week only. Please do not worry if your daughter cannot make any practice next week if it is due to a soccer game.
Regular Practice Days:
  • 5th/6th grade: Tue. and Thur. 7:00-8:00 a.m.
Boys Soccer

This winter we will be submitted two teams into the league for Boys soccer, an official league team and a scrimmage team. 

First Practice: Friday, January 20th, 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. in the gym.

Regular Practice Days: Both teams will practice together when practices are held. 
  • Monday and Friday mornings 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. in the Gym.
Rainy Day Recess
Thank You
Thank you to the parent community for your generous gifts to each of us during the holiday season as well as the winter birthday treats  on Thursday January, 5th.  We are so grateful for your thoughtful recognition of our work and for the strong support you provide throughout the school year!

~ Sea Crest Faculty and Staff
Additional Photos & Videos

Do you have photos or videos you'd be willing to share with the school? 

Please click here to upload them to SmugMug, or email us at communications@seacrestschool.org.
How to Reach Us

If questions ever arise, please do not hesitate to reach out! We are available by email at: apickens@seacrestschool.org and/or hdeweerd@seacrestschool.org. Email is our preferred method of communication. We will check our email after school daily. If there is an emergency, please call Cathy at the front desk, at 650.712.9892.

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