Thursday, May 30, 2019

Goodbye Elementary Students....Hello Middle Schoolers!

Well, this is it folks. The day of the last blog. What are you ever going to read with your coffee daily now?? I type this with a choked up throat and watery eyes. It has been an absolute joy to partner with each and every single one of you this year. Watching your kiddo grow in all areas has been wonderful. I can't tell you how much I will miss this group. I hope they keep in touch and come see me for years to come! They are ready though for Middle School, and I have to let them fly! Please know that I am only a text away at anytime. If you get to Middle School and you can't get answers, please let me help you. Make sure teachers are always challenging your kiddos and to keep on top of Power School online. If a teacher has a Remind option for communication, sign up for it!!!!! I wish you all the best!

Graduation is tomorrow morning at 9. The commons won't be set up until at least 8:30, so please don't arrive until then. We did a run through today, and kids know where to pause in the walk so you can get a picture! They know that they are to take this ceremony serious and not be crazy waving at people.

Kids are dismissed after the ceremony is over, BUT they do need to see me for their final report card and a hug! ALL kids also MUST be signed out by a legal guardian to leave.

All 5th graders were gifted with a year book today from PTSA.

 Thank  you to those that were able to make game day today. It was so fun to watch you with your kiddo!

Have a fantastic summer and welcome to Junior High Years!!!

Mrs. Grewell

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Family Game Night Moved To 9 AM Tomorrow Morning! 1.5 Days left to learn!

Hello there.

What a fun day to be a 5th grader or a 5th grade teacher!

After math, we journeyed to Optimist Park. We had such a great time playing all sorts of games, blowing bubbles, and playing on the new playground equipment!

Then, we walked over to Sam's Club for lunch. The kids were once again so well mannered. We all agreed that we think this should be our cafeteria every day! A special thank you to Daniel who bought me a much needed Mountain Dew! What a sweet kid!

Finally, we made our last stop at Ponderosa Park on the way back to school. We warned them that the merry-go-round was probably not the best choice right after eating lunch, but some kids had to test the theory. Hopefully, tummies return to normal soon. We did eventually close down the "ride" and kids had fun playing in the field instead!

 I texted everyone about tomorrow night's family game night. It has been changed to tomorrow morning. We know that some of you work at 9, but we are hoping some of you can still come. We will be in the commons with the games ready to go. The staff running the night had to bow out, so Mr. Slavish and I decided to do it anyway during the day. We would LOVE to see as many parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings, whomever! Come spend some time playing some pretty fun games with your kiddos. Sorry for the short notice!

Lastly, kids know that tomorrow is clean out day. All supplies will come home. Every year, I ask that kids consider donating old markers, colored pencils, scissors, etc. Many kids had to borrow these supplies this year, and I always depend on the year before to replenish them. If you don't want your kiddo to donate, please tell them tonight. If you do, please tell them tonight. I will collect them tomorrow. Kids will need their empty back pack to bring home all their stuff from their desks and lockers tomorrow. Heavy load home. :0)

Have a great night!
Mrs. Grewell
Code Word: 1.5

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

2.5 Days left to Learn!

Hey there.

Tomorrow is our 5th grade outing to the park and Sam's Club. Kids need to bring their own lunch money for Sam's. $5 generally does the trick. We will be off campus all day, but I will have my phone if you need me.

Today was tie tying day! The kids watched a youtube and then Mr. Herron came in to teach them how to do it. Most of them got it. They are going to look so great! I can't wait...but I am getting a little more sad each day thinking about losing this group to Riverside!:0(

Upcoming Events:
Thursday: Cleaning out desks and lockers. Need to have backpack! Last day for Planners.

Thursday Evening: 5th grade family fun night. Games galore! 6:00-7:00 in the commons. All 5th graders and their families are welcome to join!

Friday: Graduation. 9:00 am. Kids may leave afterward with a guardian.


Have a great night!
Mrs. Grewell
Code Word: 2.5!

Monday, May 27, 2019

Last Busy 3.5 Days!!!

Hi there.

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you were able to get out and about to one of the many celebrations around town. The one in Joliet was fantastic! It always makes me proud to be an American!

The weather is less than desirable, but by Wednesday it is supposed to be perfect for our final outing. We will head to Optimist Park in the morning to just be 5th graders one more time! We will then walk to Sam's Club for lunch. Kids will need to bring their own lunch money. $5 is always enough. If kids don't want to do Sams, we can sure drop them back at school for lunch at Ponderosa. We will hit Ponderosa Park on the way back. This is always a fun time away for us to be together one last time before graduation on Friday.

That being said, there is one last time for you as a family to come together for one last night before graduation. Thursday night, we will have a fun family game night at Ponderosa. All 5th graders and their families are welcome to come join in on the fun this Thursday from 6 to 7 pm in the commons. It will be a blast!

Tuesday through Thursday are regular full days of school.

Thursday will be clean out day. Kids will bring home everything from their desks and lockers.

Friday is our 5th grade promotion/graduation celebration. Kids need to come to school dressed nicely. Boys (and four girls) will put their shirt on at school along with their ties. Girls will add their hair bows upon arrival, but need to have their hair ready to go. They planned it out and practiced putting them in the other day at school. They will be pressed and ready to go. will tie their own ties!!! :0) Remember, we do have a dress code this year for this important ceremony.

Boys and 4 select girls: Button down shirts, ties, nice slacks or jeans, and nice shoes.

Girls not wearing ties: A dress or a nice shirt with nice slacks or skirt and nice shoes.

All Kids: NO jeans with holes, sweat/exercise pants, or shorts. No t-shirts or sweatshirts please. Kids have been reminded that showering that morning is a plus. :0) I can't wait to see them all spiffed up! We believe it makes all their effort even that much more important!

The celebration begins at 9 a.m. Kids may leave after with a legal guardian. They need to make sure and find me for their final report cards, yearbooks (gift from PTSA), and a last hug of good luck. Students that aren't accompanied by a legal guardian will stay with me until our regular 11:45 dismissal time on Friday. 5th graders LOVE getting to leave before everyone else though! :0)

Have a wonderful Monday. I will see everyone tomorrow. I will blog all week.

Have a great night!
Mrs. Grewell
Code Word: 3.5

Thursday, May 23, 2019

5.5 Days of Learning Left!

Hey there.

Fun day of rockets. I only got a few pictures as I was on crowd control duty! :0)

We did part two of our light/water refraction science lab today. Kids had to try to spear a sweedish fish using what they now know about refraction. If they aimed right below where they thought it was, they were successful! They also were able to do the money in the jar one again, and this time with success. Fun!

Tomorrow, is the general music black light show. It will be at 9:00 in the gym. Please feel free to join us. It is pretty cool!

Have a great night!
Code Word: 5.5