Welcome to 5th Grade
We would like to welcome you and your child to the wonderful world of 5th grade at Oster School! The three of us plan to collaborate closely to give each of your children an inspiring year of education that will be challenging, rewarding, fun, and most importantly, prepare them for middle school and beyond. We will discuss the curriculum, policies and expectations next Wednesday at Back To School Night on August 25th. But before that, there are a few things you can do to ensure that the school year starts off on the right foot.
Please make sure that your child has a sturdy binder with six sections labeled- ENGLISH, MATH, HISTORY, SCIENCE, ETC. and SAVE. A zipper pouch to hold pencils and an eraser is much preferable to a pencil box. Standard pencils and a box of colored pencils are appreciated too. Other items (glue sticks, staplers, etc.) aren’t necessary. Each child should also have three spiral notebooks labeled LANGUAGE ARTS, MATH and SCIENCE as well.
Starting tonight, please review and sign the planner. These will serve as great conduits of communication throughout the year in addition to our website. And of course, help your child transition out of summer mode by adjusting bedtimes, setting aside a quiet hour each night for reading and homework and providing a healthy breakfast and lunch each day.
We look forward to working closely with all of you to make this the most amazing year of schooling your child will ever have. Thank you in advance for all your support and cooperation!
Mr. Sinclair Mr. Hickey Mr. Tarshis