Tuesday, February 20, 2018

FIFTH GRADE NEWSLETTER FOR
FEBRUARY 21, 2018

Parents,
     The Famous American program that the fifth graders put on at the end of each year, is approaching quickly, and today your child will be bringing a list home of all the Famous Americans they can choose to be in the program.  We ask that you go through the list with your child and have them list their top 10 choices, with the first person on their list being their number one choice.  We put all the students names in a hat and call them out one by one.  When their name is called, they come give us their choice for their Famous American.  Some students may get their first choice and others may get their 10th choice, depending on if they are drawn at the beginning or at the end.  We will be drawing names on Friday, March 2nd.  We will send a report form home with your child once they have chosen their Famous American.  The students will need to find a couple of quotes from the Famous American they choose to be and just a little information on them, as well.  The report will need to be filled out and a handed back to their teacher by March 16th.
     We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd.  The celebration will be a short, school-wide, read-a-thon, so your child will need to make sure to bring a reading book to school that day.
     The final grade printout for third term will be Tuesday, March 6th.  All work for third term will need to be turned in by Monday, March 12th.  Teachers will need the missing work given to them first thing Monday morning.  The final book report (Mrs. Little and Mrs. Williams) for third term will need to be handed in by Monday, March 5th.  We will be swimming at the Aquatic Center on Tues., March 13 for our next Worker’s Holiday.  We are asking for a $2.00 donation for each student that qualifies for Worker’s Holiday.  This is to pay for renting the pool.  If your child has a pass s/he will not be able to use it on the day of this activity.
     Please keep recording reading time on the purple Kite Flight paper.
     Remember that students will not have school on March 8th and 9th.
Thank you so much for all the help you give us.  We appreciate you so much!

                                                                      Sincerely,

                                                                      Mrs. Little, Mrs. Payne and Mrs. Williams


We would like to make you aware of two excellent online websites available to Iron County students.
1. Utah’s Online Library is available for all K-12 students throughout Utah. Utah’s Online Library provides access to newspaper articles, magazines, professional journals, periodicals, encyclopedia content, animation, audio, videos, photographs, maps, charts, graphics, and more, for homework help, or just for their own enjoyment. This is an Internet resource your student can access wherever he or she has internet access.
       
While we all google to get information, students often come upon sites that are not appropriate or contain inaccurate information. Using Utah’s Online Database eliminates inappropriate sites and avoids advertisements.
Login: online
Password: reader   
2. OverDrive eBooks are available to all Iron County students, grades 3 through 12. OverDrive is a browser-based eBook reader that offers many titles in eBook, audiobook, and read-along book formats. You can check out books 24 hours a day, seven days a week, any place you can access the Internet. Books automatically check in, so they will never be late, overdue or lost.
In the Sign-In Box, select our digital library from the drop-down menu (Iron County School District - ID Login).
Then the student enters their student ID number.
We will be discussing these sites with your students. Please talk to them about using these opportunities, provided at no extra cost to you. In the future, if you forget the addresses, you can find these websites by going to the South Elementary webpage. Click on the Library link and then either “Utah’s Online Library” or “Download audiobooks EBooks from your library.”

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To access the Utah's Online Library from home: