Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!
We're Swimming through 5th Grade!

Important Dates to Note:

April 30 - Donations for Camp Flintlock due
May 2-4 - NSMS Cheerleading Try-Outs (for rising 6th-8th graders) 3:30-5pm
May 9 - Camp Flintlock Visit at Richfield
May 11 - Mid-Term Progress Reports
May 15 - Parent Info. Night for Rising 6th Graders 6-7pm at NSMS gym
May 21 - Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser
May 28 - No School (Memorial Day)
May 29 - NC Final Exam in Soc. Studies
May 30 - Math EOG Test
May 31 - Reading EOG Test
June 1 - Science EOG Test
June 2 - Free Physicals (rising 6th graders & up) at CHS Stanly - register online
June 7 - 5th Grade Awards & Celebration 9:30am

New NC Grading Scale:
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = below 60

How Can I Help My Child???

1. Make sure your child is reading DAILY!!!  This is the single-most important thing to help your child become a better reader.  I know schedules keep us busy, but even having your child read for 10-15 minutes each day is beneficial.  Make your child stick to the same book (preferably a chapter book) until he/she finishes it.  Talk about the book together. 

2. Make sure your child is doing his/her homework EVERY night.  This includes nightly reading, math, spelling (practice words daily; quiz each Wednesday), and studying science & social studies vocabulary.

3.  Encourage your child to read EVERYTHING to you.  Make him/her do the work.  Have your child practice math in daily situations (grocery store math, elapsed time, fractions in cooking, etc.).

4.  Use web resources to practice and reinforce skills that have been taught.  (Especially as the EOG tests are approaching!) By 5th grade, students should know basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts, and be able to recall them quickly. 

5.  Have your child review his/her notes from reading, science, social studies, and math classes.  Remember EOGs and Final Exams are cumulative and include all topics/skills taught during the year!

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Please use the website listed below to practice various skills that students will be learning this year in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies:

(Click above to see the English/Language Arts Common Core Standards for 5th Grade)

Terrific Tigers
Responsibility (September) - Kylie S.
Good Judgement (October) - Rylan F.
Self-Discipline (November) - Laney L.
Kindness (December) - Alyssa B.
Perseverance (January) - Becca B.
Respect (February) - Jacob W.
Citizenship (March) - Katelyn F.
Integrity (April) - 
Courage (May) -

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