ICSAtlanta 5th grade

Holiday market next saturday, Dec 11

We are SO excited to host a community event again! We will have the Hoilday Market and Chorus next Saturday, December 11 from 3-5pm. There will be food from each specific language track, student made crafts, ICSAtlanta ornaments, and student-created stickers for sale.

5th graders will sing with their langauge track (see schedule) AND as the GRAND FINALLE for the event. Please plan to stay until 5pm if possible.

*Note: This is an outdoor ONLY event. Please dress appropriately.

Holiday Market Electronic Flyer (2).pdf

Thanksgiving Break Nov 22-26

Enjoy a wonderful week off! We will see everyone back at school on November 29.

career day rescheduled

5th grade students will be able to dress up with their future career plans on Friday, Nov 12.

annual coat drive!

Help support our German track and the Hope House with our annual Coat drive! Now accepting:

  • coats

  • mittens

  • scarves


Reminder: no toys!!

Please do NOT allow your student to bring ANY toys to school. This includes toys for recess. Students are spending way too much time worried about playing, trading, and returning toys and they are not focusing on classwork.

This includes fidgets and poppers.

career day dress up: Friday, 11/5

5th graders can dress up on Friday, November 5 to represent their future career goals. Please remember to follow the Out of Uniform Dress code (p. 13-14)

  • No leggings without a skirt or shorts

  • Shorts/skirts cannot be shorter than 2' about the knee

  • No tank tops, crop tops, or holes in clothes


Lab experiments

We are starting our chemical and physical change unit in science! Ask your student about the experiments we did today! We will continue more experiments next week and write lab reports in L2 and English.

Parent Teacher conferences coming soon!

Conferences are Oct 18-22. Please look for a sign up from your student's teacher to pick your time.

All conferences are virtual.

Students will be dismissed at 12:20pm on Conference days.

Fall break next week!

Enjoy your Fall Break from September 27-October1

We will see you back at school Monday, October 4th. The Week at a Glance is posted for the week we return.

summative week!

We are finishing up our first unit this week! Please read the email from your English teacher with additional information about the summative project. Students will need to print some pictures at home this weekend. Students will also have a spelling test, Social Studies test, and math quiz this week before we head in to Fall Break!

spelling stars

Your student should now be connected to Spelling Stars via their Spelling Google Classroom. We've had a few glitches with the new platform, but it should be working for all students now. Please email your teacher if you cannot access SpellingStars.

Students can play games to practice their words. You can also see or print out all of your words by going to Handouts and then List Handouts. You can even make fun practice at home like word searches and fill in the blank! Our first spelling test will by Tuesday, Sept 14.

upcoming events: Pictures & spelling

School picture day is Thursday, September 9!

Wear your UNIFORM for yearbook photos!

Spelling starts next week!

  • Make sure your student joins the new spelling Google Classroom (titled Spelling Wolves, Spelling Wizards, etc)

  • Spelling lists will be posted Monday. The first Spelling Test will be Tuesday, Sept 14.

  • Students were given a spelling assessment in school last week to determine their understanding of spelling patterns. Word lists will be assigned based on knowledge of these patterns. Some words may be "easy" to spell, but we want students to learn the pattern and be able to apply it to both familiar words (from their spelling list) and unfamiliar words when they are reading and writing.

No toys in 5th grade

5th graders are off to a great start, but we are noticing that MANY students are distracted by too much "stuff" and spend more time thinking about their materials rather than completing work, following directions, and participating in class. Please leave the following at home:

  • Any toys, including Poppers. *These are marketed as helpful, but are actually VERY distracting to most students! Contact your teacher if your student has a specific in need or 504 plan.

  • Extra Marker and Pens. Students should have a few different colors for taking notes, but many have entire boxes and bags of "special" pens. These are not needed in 5th grade.

Please start checking your student's grades in Infiinte Campus through the Parent Portal. Some students already have missing work that needs to be completed.

Curriculum NIght Success!

It was great to see so many of you at Curriculum Night! Thank you for joining us. If you missed it, please see the presentation for your student's class linked below:

Ms. Cairns & Mme. Devine

Ms. Warmath & Ms. Hou

Ms. McCoy & Sra. Gonzalez

curriculum night: Thursday, August 19

Join us on (virtually) on August 19 at 5pm for Curriculum night to learn more about 5th grade topics and expectations. You can join via the following Google Meet nicknames:

5:00-5:45 PM Warmath (Hou - L2 & SC/SS)

Nickname: Warmath

5:00-5:45 PM Cairns (Devine L2 & SC/SS)

Nickname: Cairns

5:00-5:45 PM McCoy (Gonzalez - L2 & SC/SS)

Nickname: McCoy

L2 Breakout Session:

L2 teachers will have a drop-in session from 5:45-6:15 PM to answer questions or give further specifics for their subject(s). Nickname: Hou, Devine, Gonzalez, McCoy

Off to a GREAT start!

Woohoo!! 5th grade is off to a great start! We are SO excited to have all of your students back in school and ready to learn! A few reminders for next week:

  • Practice signing into Google Classroom & Clever

  • Buy and agenda if you don't have one yet--$10 at the front desk

  • Order a school jacket if needed! Students are ONLY allowed to wear uniform jackets in the classroom (see uniform policy in student agenda and online)

  • NO TOYS or Poppers!! Please do not bring any toys to 5th grade unless as a reward that is communicated with your student's teacher.

  • Read the Week at a Glance for information about next week!

welcome to 5th grade!

Welcome to fifth grade! We are so excited to "see" you next week. This year may look a little different, but it's going to be GREAT!

Check the "Week at a Glance" tab for weekly updates and each teacher's page for a little about them and their personal daily schedule.