My gosh, I can’t believe that the school year is coming to a close! We only have 3 full weeks left! But those three weeks are packed with exciting events and opportunities to share some great memories from Indian Rock!
Tomorrow is our annual trek to Baltimore to experience Fort McHenry and the Maryland Science Center. We have a great day planned, packed full of exciting things to see and do. Though the weather doesn’t look too pretty, most of our field trip will be spent indoors. (This seems to be the year for rainy trips!) We will depart IR at promptly (I hope) 7:45 and return around 4:15. Please make sure there is a ride available for your child to get home!
Thursday is another important day, band and strings studnets will spend the morning at the middle school rehearsing for their evening concert and will remain there through lunch time until they are joined by the IR chorus. The kids will be practicing for their 7 pm performance.
Friday, the Susan Byrnes Center is visiting IR with stations for the kids to explore regarding puberty, hygiene, and hormonal changes. We are STILL in need of some chaperones willing to attend to the boys and their respective stations. I will be out of the building that afternoon conducting school business at the middle school so additional adults are always welcome! Please contact me if you are available and willing to help out with the boys’ side of things. (We’ve got the girlies covered) Additionally, book projects are due this Friday! Hopefully the last 6.5 weeks have been spent working a little bit at a time on this long term assignment!
Next week, Orange and Black Day will occur on Wednesday, the 25th. IR 5th graders will comete with 5th graders from East York in a track and field meet during the morning hours. Parents are welcome to come to the track to cheer on their children. We will be taking a school bus there and returning to IR before lunch time. Specific times are TBD.
Wednesday, June 1, 5th graders will be bussed to the YSMS for an orientation morning that includes a presentation by their middle school guidance counselor and a question and answer session with student representatives. Following this they will tour the building and briefly meet some of the 6th grade teachers.
June 2 is our 1st IR diversity event in which each grade level will represent a culture creating projects and sharing a light snack representative of that culture. You are invited to attend the event from 1-3:30 to tour our room as well as any others you desire to experiece a little piece of another culture. A flyer will be coming home asking for donations in regards to the snack.
Wed. June 8 at 2pm will be the 5th grade recognition assembly where each 5th grader is presented with an award by Mr. Gulley, some highlights of 5th grade are read by classmates, and the teachers send off the 5th grade class with a reading of “Oh the Places You’ll Go”. The entire event lasts about an hour.
June 9th will be the last day for backpacks and we will hold our last auction. We will need donations (for the last time!) to help make this a success. Students will also be bringing home their REPORT CARDS on this day. This is a change from past years. This way we can save substantially on mailing costs.
June 10th is a Friday. The studnets will arrive at school without backpacks for a field day. Lunch will be provided and students will leave at 1:15. Please, Please, Please slather your child with sunscreen, every year we have kids get terribly burnt! This is the student’s last day!!!! Here before we knew it! I hope you’ve enjoyed the year as much as I have. I’ve had the pleasure of watching 21 very special people grow, change, and mature over this school year and I can, with confidence, send them off to middle school knowing they will do great things! Congratulations!
The nurse’s office is in need of gently used clothing for those times when students need a change of clothes at school. If you are doing some spring cleaning and find some outgrown children’s clothes, please consider donating them to the nurse’s office. Here are some items that are needed: Jeans, sweatpants, elastic waist pants, sweatshirts, t-shirts, socks, and new packs of underwear. Sizes could be anywhere from size 5-14.