Monthly Archives: April 2015

Heroes Fair is Coming!

The fifth grade is having its Heroes Fair on Friday, May 29.   There are a few reminders below to help you remember some of the due dates.  The students will be introduced to the Heroes Fair today….

Due Dates:

1.  Monday, May 4 – The students need to pick three heroes they would like to research. One will be chosen on Tuesday, May 5.

2.  Thursday, May 7 – Students need to bring in a picture of their “personal hero.” (Ex: mother, uncle, baseball coach, etc.).  This will be for a smaller, side project that we are doing.

3.  Friday, May 15 – All research on the assigned hero should be completed.

4.  Monday, May 18 – Tri-fold backdrop needs to be at school (It does not have to be completed.)  Tri-fold backdrops can be found at the Dollar Tree, AC Moore, Staples, etc.  If you have an issue purchasing a tri-fold, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.

5.  Week of May 18-22 – Work on constructing hero book and tri-fold in school.

6.  Tuesday, May 26 –  Book, tri-fold, and costume due

The Heroes Fair will have three sessions for families and students to attend. We hope that you will be able to attend one of the following sessions:

 Friday, May 29:  9:30-10:00 am,  10:15-10:45 am,  1:00-1:30 pm

Once your child brings home the information about the Heroes Fair, please contact either Mrs. Eckroat or Mrs. Falk with any further questions about the project.

We are o-FISH-ally done with testing!

Wow!  What hardworking and determined fifth graders we have at Conestoga!   This week we completed three days of PSSA Mathematics testing, and we are o-FISH-ally done!


This past week, the students were reminded each morning to “kiss” those testing jitters goodbye, to double check their work, and to show what they know!

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The students seemed to enjoy their daily “reminders” each morning throughout the past two weeks!

A few fifth grade reminders…

IMG_5703We definitely have a group of hardworking “smartie pants” in fifth grade!  We ended the ELA testing today, and the students should be extremely proud of themselves.

A few reminders for next week….

1.  If you have not returned your child’s report card envelope, please try to return that to school next week.

2.  The permission slips that were sent home regarding the human growth and development discussions on May 11 need to be returned by May 1.

3.  Return the permission slip in order for your child to watch “Ember” next Friday, April 24.  We need permission from parents since this movie is rated PG.

4.  The fifth graders will be reading a Readers’ Theater this coming week called “The Invention Convention.”  Along with this story, the students are going to have their own Invention Convention next week.  We want them to start thinking about a problem they can solve with a simple invention.  This could be a problem at home, school, for a family member, etc.  The students are going to design, write about, and create their invention next week.  (Depending on what their invention is, we do not expect for the invention to actually work…it can simply be a model of what they would like to invent.  But, it must be a 3D model.)  Students can begin bringing in supplies for the model of their invention beginning on Monday.  The classes will construct their inventions on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons with the Invention Convention on Friday morning.

Please let us know if you have any questions about any of the above information.  Have a great weekend!

Your kids are on a “roll”

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As the fifth graders came in to school yesterday and this morning, they were greeted with two more “treats” to remind them that they are “stars” and they are on a “roll”….Starbursts and Tootsie Rolls!

The students have continued to do their best on the ELA tests this week with more writing today, and tomorrow is the last day of ELA testing.

Don’t forget that mathematics testing will be next week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings!




“Donut” Stress

FullSizeRender   The fifth grade students arrived to their classrooms this morning and found a message on each of their desks…”Keep calm and donut stress.”   Something for all of us to remember right now as PSSA testing begins at Conestoga.

Your children have worked tremendously hard this year, and now is the time for them to try their best.  That’s all we ask!

A few things to remember during the next two weeks:

*No homework until testing is over next week!

*Testing will continue the rest of this week with ELA (English Language Arts).

*Mathematics testing will take place next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (April 21-23).

*A good night’s sleep and a great breakfast is a fabulous way to start each day.

*Students may bring a water bottle from home, as well as a snack.  (Snacks will be provided if your child forgets).  Chewing gum is also allowed during the test.

Any other questions, feel free to contact either Mrs. Eckroat or Mrs. Falk.  A huge thank you to each and every one of you for your continued support of your children.