A Note From Your Fifth Grade Teachers
Fifth Grade Connections
September 8th, 2016

Dear Fifth Grade Families,

Welcome to our first Classroom Connections! Please look for these emails every other Thursday. This is our primary way of keeping in touch.
We have greatly enjoyed getting to know your child(ren) over the past few days. These first weeks lay the foundation for the year to come. Already we have begun the work of building community, practicing routines, setting goals and learning the expectations in Fifth Grade. 

We will be providing you with information tonight at Back-to-School Night about daily routines, schedule specifics, curriculum, field trips and how you can help your child have the best year in Fifth Grade! 

We look forward to seeing you tonight!


Your Fifth Grade Team
Anastasia Pickens and Heather DeWeerd

We've had a great start to 5th grade! In these first few days we've:

  • Written about our names and the meaning behind them
  • Looked at various types of non-fiction books and texts
  • Looked at different types of maps and how to use the
  • Started our day with a fresh mind by practicing meditation

Math & Science
  We've had a great start to 5th grade! In these first few days we've:
  • Persevered to solve a ridiculously difficult problem with four 4's
  • Discovered patterns in visually represented numbers
  • Learned the difference between biotic and abiotic
  • Started our daily yoga practice
Important Reminders
** Tonight **
Thursday September 8th, 2016.
Parent-only event. Please arrive early.
  • Lower School Welcome Address, 6:30-6:50 p.m., Kohrs Family Center.
  • Session #1, 7:05-7:30 p.m., Last Name A-L classroom presentation.
  • Session #2, 7:35-8:00 p.m., Last Name M-Z classroom presentation.

  • Don't forget to visit enrichment teachers:
    • Visual Arts & Tech, 6:50-8:15 p.m., Innovation Lab.
    • Performing Arts & Spanish, 6:50-8:15 p.m., Think Tank.
    • PE/Athletics, 6:50-8:15 p.m., Front Lobby.
Upcoming Events

Picture Day:

  • 9/13  Grades K-3 & 5 - NOTE 5th grade photos will be taken on Tuesday due to Field Trip
  • 9/14  Grades 4, 6-8 
Important Note:
Sibling photos are optional (they will not be automatically taken) and registration is required. If you have more than one child at Sea Crest and would like a sibling photo, please register here.

Field Trips:

  • 9/14  5th Grade field trip to Pillar Point Harbor
  • 10/4  5th Grade Marine Science Boat trip / 7:15 a.m. departure!

Coastweek at Sea Crest:

  • 9/16  Kick-off Assembly for Coastweek at Sea Crest / Crab Cab & Shark Mobile visit campus
  • 9/19-9/23  Coastweek at Sea Crest
  • 9/23  Special "Ocean Adventure" Assembly / Coastweek Learning Share
  • 9/24  Sea Crest Coastal Clean-up Challenge

Limited Parking Available:

  • 9/13-9/15 Due to the installation of the solar panels, the parking lot next to the gym will be blocked off all day. Please give yourself extra time to park along Arnold Way and/or Main Street if needed and avoid delays during pick-up and drop-off. Thank you for your cooperation.

Other Upcoming Events:

  • 9/28  Lice check

Fall Sport Registration

Registering for Fall Sports is now underway at Sea Crest. If your child is participating, and you have not registered for a fall team, please do so by this weekend. All Sea Crest Teams are managed through TeamSnap. Just use the links here to register your child on the appropriate team:  Cross Country Girls Volleyball Flag Football , and  Golf .
Hungry Before Practice?

Athletes are often struck by the munchies in the afternoon and may be tempted to ask for snacks at Extended Day (or After Care -- which is it?). After Care snacks are only for those students registered for After Care. Please have your child pack a healthy, energizing snack for after school. Suggestions for snacks to fuel your athlete can be found in the  Athletic Handbook .
Athletics Billing

All team sport require a payment of $175.00.  If you have paid your child's athletic fee of $175.00 already via a check then this has been noted on your TeamSnap account. Otherwise, you will be billed by Sea Crest School in this amount via FACTS be end of next week.
Looking for the Practice Schedule?

All League info, including practice schedules can be found in the Athletic Handbook.
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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