Welcome to Mrs. Whtesell's 5th grade class!



Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!

My name is Michelle Whitesell and I am so excited to be at Gold Rush Elementary. I can't wait to get to know your family this year!

Below you will find important information about upcoming events to help kick off our school year together. Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions as you explore our class website and start thinking about all things FIFTH GRADE!!!

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 5th

MEET YOUR TEACHER & PICTURE DAY (GRADES 1-5 ONLY)

Friday, August 5

8:30-8:45

8:50-9:05

9:10-9:25

9:30-9:45

9:50-10:05

10:10-10:25

10:30-10:45

10:50-11:05


I cannot wait to discover more about each student as a learner and as a thinker! I am looking forward to meeting you during our Meet The Teacher appointments on August 5th. Please CLICK HERE to sign up for a time to meet with me. The schedule opens July 18th and closes July 29th. Please note the password is digger. School supplies should be brought to Meet the Teacher to ease first day jitters! The sign up is first come first serve, so please sign up as soon as possible if you have a preferred time or you wish to align siblings’ times. If you ordered school supplies through the PTO they will deliver them directly to our classroom. Click here for a map of teachers’ classrooms.


Monday, August 8th

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL & FLAG CEREMONY (GRADES 1-5 ONLY)


The first full day of school for students in grades 1-5 is Monday, August 8th. Students will meet their teachers on the front blacktop on the first day of school for an opening flag ceremony that begins at 8:30 AM. Click here for a map of your classroom location for our opening ceremony. All teachers will have a sign with their name on it. We will walk directly into our classroom after the ceremony! Fifth grade fun will be underway!

August 24 @ 4:30-5:00 or 5:10-5:40

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT


Classroom teachers will provide parents with an overview of the school year on Wednesday, August 24th, during the following two Back to School Night sessions: 4:30-5:00 PM or 5:10-5:40 PM. The principal will share school celebrations and upcoming goals for the year in the gym from 4:15-4:30 PM. We hope you will join us for these informative sessions.