WEEK 24- January 17-21

Walk Through American Revolution is THIS week!

Students bring costumes and props to school on Tuesday, Jan. 18th for our dress rehearsal. Our performance is Thursday, Jan. 20th. Here is a list of assigned parts. In this document, you will also find links to costume and prop suggestions.

Classroom Wishlist

I am trying to update the art supplies in our classroom. If you would like to help, here is my Amazon Wishlist. Thanks!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1FU3RU4IV55Y?ref_=wl_share

Upcoming

1/20 Walk Through American Revolution, 12:10-2:55 pm

2/11 Valentine's Day Party

2/14 Lincoln's Birthday- No School

2/21 President's Day- No School

2/25 Trimester Two Ends

Scholastic Book Orders due Jan. 31

With a $25 order, you can pick a FREE $5 Book (use code: READS).

Shop Our Class Page: https://orders.scholastic.com/GTDPZ

Shop Digital Flyers for Our Grade with Your Child: https://clubs.scholastic.com/grade5

Class Code: GTDPZ

Party and Photos!

Wow! Our room parents did it again. They planned an amazingly fun party for our students. Fun was had by all! Photos from our holiday party have been uploaded to our shared Google Photo site. Please let me know if you need help accessing or downloading photos.

WEEK 23- January 10-15

Walk Through American Revolution is next week!

Your child has been memorizing their lines and gathering their props and costumes. Please help them practice their lines this week. Our performance is next week on January 20th. Here is a list of assigned parts. In this document, you will also find links to costume and prop suggestions.


Upcoming

1/20 Walk Through American Revolution, 12:10-2:55 pm

2/11 Valentine's Day Party

2/14 Lincoln's Birthday- No School

2/21 President's Day- No School

2/25 Trimester Two Ends

WEEK 18: - December 6-10

Upcoming

12/22 Minimum Day, WInter Party

12/23-1/9 Winter Break- No School

1/17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday- No School

1/20 Walk Through American Revolution (details soon)

2/11 Valentine's Day Party

2/14 Lincoln's Birthday- No School

2/21 President's Day- No School

2/25 Trimester Two Ends


WEEK 17: November 29 - December 3

Upcoming

12/22 Minimum Day, WInter Party

12/23-1/9 Winter Break- No School

1/17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday- No School

1/20 Walk Through American Revolution (details soon)

2/11 Valentine's Day Party

2/14 Lincoln's Birthday- No School

2/21 President's Day- No School

2/25 Trimester Two Ends


WEEK 14: November 8-12

Upcoming

11/11 No School- Veterans Day

11/12 No School

11/15-11/18 Conference Week- Minimum Days, 8:20-11:50 am

11/19 Conference Week- no school for students

11/22-11/26 No School- Thanksgiving Break


Report Cards

From our Assessment department: In an effort to streamline your access, we are recommending that you use the Illuminate Student Portal to view your child's report card. Elementary Report Cards will be published in Illuminate Student Portal on NOVEMBER 19, 2021 AT 4:00 P.M.

Directions to access student report cards.

WEEK 13: November 1-5

Upcoming

11/1 No School- Staff Development Day

11/11 No School- Veterans Day

11/12 No School

11/15-11/18 Conference Week- Minimum Days, 8:20-11:50 am

11/19 Conference Week- no school for students

11/22-11/26 No School- Thanksgiving Break

Halloween Party and Parade Photos

Special thank you to our room parents, Mrs. Constantino and Mrs. Kitts for decorating our room and planning a super fun party! Photos have been added to our shared Google Photos folder.


WEEK 12: Oct. 25 - Oct. 29

Upcoming

10/29 Minimum Day, 8:20-11:50 am (grab and go lunch will be available)

11/1 No School- Staff Development Day

11/11 No School- Veterans Day

11/12 No School

11/15-11/18 Conference Week- Minimum Days, 8:20-11:50 am

11/19 Conference Week- no school for students

11/22-11/26 No School- Thanksgiving Break


Fun Run!

The last day for donations and pledges for the Lydiksen Fun Run is Wednesday, Oct. 27. Any additional prizes that the students have earned will likely be delivered at the end of next week or the beginning of the following week.

Red Ribbon Week is this week!

Monday: Wear Red

We’re ‘RED’-y to make good choices!

Tuesday: Our Future is Too Bright to Use Drugs!

Wear brightly colored clothing today.

Wednesday: Be Healthy & Get Moving!

It’s Walk & Roll to School Day!

Thursday: Sock It to Drugs!

Wear crazy socks today!

Friday: Say Boo to Drugs!

Wear your Halloween costume!

Here is a Red Ribbon flyer of scheduled events for Oct. 25-29.

Halloween Party and Parade

Our class Halloween party is on Friday from 9:00-9:40 am. The school-wide parade begins at 9:40 am. The party finishes up after the parade. Since parents will not be on campus, I will take lots of photos, and I will post them to the shared Google Photos folder.


WEEK 11: Oct. 18 - Oct. 22

Fun Run!

The Fun Run is this Wednesday! You can still register at MYBOOSTER.COM.

Healthy Kids Survey

Please return the Health Kids Survey permission slip by Tuesday, Oct. 19th.

Early Release this week for 5th Grade

Dismissal is at 2:00 pm this week, Oct. 18-22, for 5th graders. Students must exit through the gate off Sandalwood.

Red Ribbon Week is next week!

Here is a Red Ribbon flyer of scheduled events for Oct. 25-29.

WEEK 10: Oct. 11 - Oct. 15

Fun Run!

The Fun Run is coming! Each night during the program, your students will be given a Nightly Challenge! You will receive an update on the new nightly challenge each day so you can update your students and classroom families!


9/27 REGISTRATION & DONATION OPENS (Register at MYBOOSTER.COM!)

10/11 Fundraiser Kick-Off

10/20 Event Day


Healthy Kids Survey

Please check your child's yellow folder for important information regarding the healthy Kids Survey.

Early Release Schedule for 5th Grade 10/18-10/22

Dismissal is at 2:00 pm on 10/18-10/22 for 5th graders. Students must exit through the gate off Sandalwood.


Book Orders due Nov. 15th

You can choose to have your books shipped to your home or delivered to me with our class order. With a $25 order, you can pick a FREE $5 Book (use code: READS). Shop Our Class Page: https://orders.scholastic.com/GTDPZ

Shop Digital Flyers for Our Grade with Your Child: https://clubs.scholastic.com/grade5

Please share the Class Page link to extended family and friends. All orders also earn FREE Books for our class.

Thank you for your support!

Class Code: GTDPZ


WEEK 9: Oct. 4 - Oct. 8

Picture Day

Photos from Picture Day will be added to the 21-22 Yearbook! Order and customize your yearbook here. If you order in October, you'll save 5%! Make-ups coming soon.

Fun Run!

The Fun Run is coming!

9/27- REGISTRATION & DONATION OPENS (Register at MYBOOSTER.COM!)

10/11- Fundraiser Kick-Off

10/20 Event Day

Early Release Schedule for 5th Grade 10/18-10/22

Dismissal is at 2 pm on 10/18-10/22 for 5th graders. Students must exit through the gate off Sandalwood.


Scholastic Book Club

You can choose to have your books shipped to your home or delivered to me with our class order.

With a $25 order, you can pick a FREE $5 Book (use code: READS).

Class Order Due Date: 10/15/21

Shop Our Class Page: https://orders.scholastic.com/GTDPZ

Shop Digital Flyers for Our Grade with Your Child: https://clubs.scholastic.com/grade5

Please share the Class Page link to extended family and friends. All orders also earn FREE Books for our class.

Thank you for your support!


Class Code: GTDPZ


WEEK 8: Sept. 27 - Oct. 1

Picture Day

Photos from Picture Day are being added to the 21-22 Yearbook! Order and customize your yearbook here. Save 10% if you order by September 30th. If you order in October, you'll save 5%!

Fun Run!

The Fun Run is coming!

9/27- REGISTRATION & DONATION OPENS (Register MYBOOSTER.COM!)

10/11- Fundraiser Kick-Off

10/20 Event Day

WEEK 7: Sept. 20-24

Early Release Schedule for 5th-grades this week!

For 5th-graders, dismissal is at 2 pm this week, Monday through Friday. Students must exit through the gate off Sandalwood. The gate will be locked at the exit on Highland Oaks Drive (in the staff parking lot.)

Photo Day is This Tuesday, Sept. 21

Here is the link to order pictures: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000872515

Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 29th is the end of the first trimester. November 15th through the 18th are minimum days and there is no school on November 19th. These days are designated as Conference Days. Parent-teacher conferences provide time for teachers to meet with parents to discuss student progress and performance, as well as set goals for the year. I recommend that you attend, and I welcome questions, concerns, and input. Please click on this link to sign up for a 20-minute conference. Once the schedule is complete, I will send a confirmation email with a Zoom link. If conditions change, I may change the conferences to in-person.

If you prefer to conference by phone, please sign up for a slot and note in the comments that you would like a phone conference. I will call the number you provide when you sign up for a slot.


Fun Run!

Our Lydiksen Fun Run fundraiser will be on October 20th. Details will be shared soon.

WEEK 6: Sept. 13-17

Digital Classroom Management Program

To help keep your child more scholarly online, teachers may choose to use a digital classroom management program called GoGuardian.

What are classroom management programs and how are we using it? A digital classroom management program helps teachers support student work online, and can:

Help students stay focused on school activities when learning online

Help assess students’ progress towards class assignments

Facilitate communication between teachers and students during class time

When and how do these programs operate?

These web-based services operate on our school’s managed Google Suite for Education Chrome accounts, and will only be active on Chromebook devices that students log into with their PUSD Gmail account. This program will not operate on any personally owned Windows or Mac OS devices, or any personal Chromebook device that is logged into with a personal Gmail account.

PUSD enables teachers to use classroom management platforms with students in their classes only during school hours from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Please read this parent letter for more information.

Photo Day is Sept. 21

Here is the link to order pictures: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000872515

Scholastic Book Orders

Class Order Due Date: 09/17/21

Early Release Days Next Week

Early Dismissal for 5th Grade 8:20 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You will receive an email if your child will stay in school from 2-2:55 pm so I can perform additional assessments.

Monday, Sept. 20

Tuesday, Sept. 21

Thursday, Sept. 23

Friday, Sept. 24


WEEK 5: Sept. 6-10

Photo Day is Sept. 21

Here is the link to order pictures: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000872515

Scholastic Book Orders

Class Order Due Date: 09/17/21

The current book order catalogs were sent home Friday. Please place book orders online. There are many more catalogs available online. Shop Our Class Page: https://orders.scholastic.com/GTDPZ

Shop other Digital Flyers for Our Grade with Your Child: https://clubs.scholastic.com/grade

You can choose to have your books shipped to your home or delivered to me with our class order.

With a $25 order, you can pick a FREE $5 Book (use code: READS).

Please share the Class Page link to extended family and friends. All orders also earn FREE Books for our class.

Thank you for your support!

Science Camp Update- Funds due Sept 10th!

https://lydiksen.futurefund.com/store/campaigns/20426-science-camp-5th-grade-only

Students will have the opportunity to attend Science Camp May 24-27, 2022 provided the cost of the trip is covered by parent fair share donations. So far, $23,310 has been raised. Approximately $12,000 is needed by September 10th. If you have not contributed, please consider making a payment as soon as possible through Future Fund. Here is the payment information. Here is Science Camp Information.


WEEK 4: Aug. 30 - Sept. 3

Science Camp Update- Funds due in 7 days!

https://lydiksen.futurefund.com/store/campaigns/20426-science-camp-5th-grade-only

Students will have the opportunity to attend Science Camp May 24-27, 2022 provided the cost of the trip is covered by parent fair share donations. Here is the payment information. Here is Science Camp Information.


Lydiksen Spirit Wear- Monday is the last day to order!

The Lydiksen spirit wear store is open until Monday, Aug. 30. Go shopping for Lancer gear at https://lydiksenspiritwearfall2021.itemorder.com/sale

WEEK 4: Aug. 30 - Sept. 3

Science Camp Update- Funds due in 7 days!

https://lydiksen.futurefund.com/store/campaigns/20426-science-camp-5th-grade-only

Students will have the opportunity to attend Science Camp May 24-27, 2022 provided the cost of the trip is covered by parent fair share donations. Here is the payment information. Here is Science Camp Information.


Lydiksen Spirit Wear- Monday is the last day to order!

The Lydiksen spirit wear store is open until Monday, Aug. 30. Go shopping for Lancer gear at https://lydiksenspiritwearfall2021.itemorder.com/sale

WEEK 3: August 23-26

This Week

This week, students continue taking the MAP test (Measures of Academic Progress.) No studying is required since I want to know where students are currently performing. The results of these assessments will be used to guide instruction.

Science Camp Update

https://lydiksen.futurefund.com/store/campaigns/20426-science-camp-5th-grade-only

Students will have the opportunity to attend Science Camp May 24-27, 2022 provided the cost of the trip is covered by parent fair share donations. So far, $20,445 has been raised. Approximately $17,000 is needed by September 10th. If you have not contributed, please consider making a payment as soon as possible through Future Fund. Here is the payment information. Here is Science Camp Information.

Class Supplies

The requested donation is $60 per student to cover the cost of supplies for the year. You can also write a check payable to Lydiksen. I have purchased supplies and will be turning in my receipts for reimbursement soon. Every student will have access to supplies regardless of their family's ability to donate.


Teacher Help Funds

https://lydiksen.futurefund.com/store/campaigns/13204

These funds help pay for classroom supplies and materials that enhance your child’s learning experience. Literature books, 3D printing supplies, and art supplies are examples of items purchased with these funds.


Stay in the Know

  • Sign up for classroom text updates (text @g8dbcb to the number 81010)

  • Sign up for school text updates (text @lydiksen to 81010)

  • Follow our school Twitter account at @LydiksenSchool or our Instagram account at @LydiksenSchool


Lydiksen Spirit Wear

The Lydiksen spirit wear store is open until Monday, Aug. 30. Go shopping for Lancer gear at https://lydiksenspiritwearfall2021.itemorder.com/sale

WEEK 2: August 16-20

This Week

Homework for the week is located on this website under "Homework." The posted homework may change, so it is important that students write their homework in their homework agenda books during class each day. Reminder: Students bring charged Chromebooks to school daily.

This week, students begin taking the MAP test (Measures of Academic Progress) and a math inventory test of 5th-grade skills. No studying is required since I want to know where students are currently performing. The results of these assessments will be used to guide instruction.

Mark Your Calendars


Regular Schedule

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 8:20 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.

Wednesdays: 8:20 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Early Dismissal for 5th Grade 8:20 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students may be asked to stay 2-2:55 pm so I can perform additional assessments. The schedule will be shared in early September.

Monday, Sept. 20

Tuesday, Sept. 21

Thursday, Sept. 23

Friday, Sept. 24

Monday, Oct. 18

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Thursday, Oct. 21

Friday, Oct. 22


Minimum Days 8:20 to 11:50 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 29

Monday, Nov. 15

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Wednesday, Nov. 17

Thursday, Nov. 18

Wednesday, Dec. 22

Friday, March 4

Friday, May 27

Friday, June 3

Back-to-School

Here are the Back-to-School Night Slides I presented on Aug. 12th. Please send an email if you have questions. Also, if you are interested in serving as our Room Parent, please send me an email this week. This role may be shared.

Class Supplies

The requested donation is $60 per student to cover the cost of supplies for the year. You can also write a check payable to Lydiksen. I have purchased supplies and will be turning in my receipts for reimbursement soon. Every student will have access to supplies regardless of their family's ability to donate.


Teacher Help Funds

https://lydiksen.futurefund.com/store/campaigns/13204

These funds help pay for classroom supplies and materials that enhance your child’s learning experience. Literature books, 3D printing supplies, and art supplies are examples of items purchased with these funds.


Stay in the Know

  • Sign up for classroom text updates (text @g8dbcb to the number 81010)

  • Sign up for school text updates (text @lydiksen to 81010)

  • Follow our school Twitter account at @LydiksenSchool or our Instagram account at @LydiksenSchool


Lydiksen Spirit Wear

The Lydiksen spirit wear store is open until Monday, Aug. 30. Go shopping for Lancer gear at https://lydiksenspiritwearfall2021.itemorder.com/sale

Week 1: August 11-13

Welcome, Families!

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at Lydiksen Elementary School. My name is Mrs. Boveda, and I am excited to be your child’s 5th-grade teacher. I can't wait to see our students back on campus! Back-to-School night is virtual and is scheduled for Thurs., Aug. 12th at 6 pm. For now, here is information regarding the first day of school.

The first day of school is Wed., Aug. 11th. School starts at 8:20 AM and ends at 2:00 PM on Wednesdays. School ends at 2:55 pm on other days. Our classroom is located in one of the two new buildings: B Building, Room B2. The entrance to the school is at the back loop off Sandalwood. Once students enter the back gate of the school, our building is directly in front to the right. Lydiksen staff will be on the playground to welcome and direct students. Drop-off/pick-up procedures can be found on our school website: https://lydiksen.pleasantonusd.net/

Please have your child wear a mask and bring a backpack and a refillable water bottle. Other materials, such as pencils and paper, will be supplied by the teacher. Students will be issued a Chromebook soon, but for now, we will be starting the year without the use of the devices in the classroom. Once students receive Chromebooks, they will be expected to bring them back and forth to school each day and charge it at home.

Don't hesitate to reach out to me at lboveda@pleasantonusd.net. For now, it would be very helpful if a parent could complete this FORM so I can gather some information about your child.

Virtual Back-to-School Night

I look forward to meeting parents and guardians during our virtual Back-to-School Night on Thursday, August 12, 6:00 - 6:45 PM. You will receive an email explaining how to join our Zoom meeting.

Classroom Schedule

Here is an overview of our classroom schedule: Boveda Schedule 2021-2022

Classroom Digital Support

CLEVER: Students use their Google login to access assignments posted in Google Classroom, resources, and learning apps. To access CLEVER students first sign in to their Google account.

Google Classroom: Students access and turn in assignments. Students access Google Classroom through CLEVER, from their Google Drive, or at drive.google.com. Students will receive sign-up instructions soon.

Ms. Boveda's Website: Weekly updates and resources are posted here.


Overview of Curriculum

Community Building

To build our classroom community and to get to know each other, fun and engaging activities have been planned for the first two weeks.

Math

In this first module of Grade 5, we will extend 4th-grade place value work to multi-digit numbers with decimals to the thousandths. During week two, students will take an assessment called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and results will be analyzed so that remediation and advanced math activities can be planned.

English Language Arts (ELA)

We begin by reading Benchmark Universe Unit 2, “Developing Characters’ Relationships.” In this unit, your child will read and respond to several excerpts from Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyers in which he or she compares characters and analyzes their relationships with each other. Writing, grammar, and spelling are integrated into the daily ELA lessons.

Science

Our science teacher, Mrs. Farahmand is starting the year teaching Earth Science during Science Lab lessons. Classroom lessons supplement Science Lab instruction.

Outdoor Education/Science Camp: Students will have the opportunity to attend Science Camp May 24-27, 2022. Science Camp Information and payment information.

Social Studies

We begin the year by learning about the geography of the United States.

Character Education

We are using the district-adopted curriculum, Second Step.