Fifth Grade Farewell
Hello Fifth Grade Parents,
This is such an exciting year and the Fifth Grade Farewell Committee is already hard at work planning to make this year special for our graduates! We will be celebrating our kids in style throughout the year.
In order to make this year special, we are asking families to donate $50 ($51.40 if you use the online form) to fund the following events and keepsakes. You may write a check to the Wood Acres PTA with Fifth Grade Farewell in the notes section or use the link provided here:
Some of the events in the works are:
A Wider Circle: Our fifth graders will be participating in a donation collection for A Wider Circle. This will be their first introduction in to the Student Service Learning program (SSL). Dates: Friday, May 4 (8am-noon) and Saturday, May 5 (full day)
Memory Book: Each fifth grader creates a memory book page. These pages give the students a chance to show off their personal history (friends, family, activities, sports, etc). The students list some of their favorite things and display favorite photos. These pictures do not have to be school related. More information and instructions will follow later in the school year. Date: TBD May 2018
Pool Party: The PTA will host a pool party for the entire grade. Date: Monday, June 4th late afternoon. Rain date: Thursday, June 7th
Moving Up Ceremony: We will celebrate the class of 2018 with a graduation ceremony and party. Included in the ceremony will be a video slideshow. Date: Monday, June 11th early evening
Video Slideshow: In the coming weeks we will notify you of submission procedures. You may want to begin searching through your photos for the following:
- Then and Now: One photo of your child from kindergarten, one from fifth grade –these will be shown in a side-by-side then and now format.
- Candids from All Years: We will be asking for photos you have taken at school events or at the bus stop, showing students, teachers and staff from the school, past and present. We want pictures from kindergarten through 5th grade, so please dig deep into your photo archives. Field trips, field day, class parties, Halloween parade, secret reader, wax museum project, Tug-of-War, we want them all! Please do not submit photos from personal events like birthday parties or sports games.
NOTE: We are still in search of at least 2 volunteers to help create the video slideshow.
We are grateful for your contributions and support! Denise and Shari