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Mr. Miranda August 17, 2015

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WELCOME TO FIFTH GRADE

CONVOCATION

Welcome to fifth grade at Fresno Christian Schools.   I am excited to meet this year’s incoming fifth graders. Some of you are familiar faces from last year. Parents, family, and friends are invited to join our school for our opening Convocation in Peoples Church Sanctuary at 7:55 AM on Monday, August 17, 2015.

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Each week on Monday you may go on-line to read our class newsletter.  The newsletter will  contain our weekly areas of study in core subjects, scripture verse, spelling words, school wide information  and special activities like field trips.  Beginning this Monday students will be taking home a Yellow Homework Folder . Homework will be assigned M-Th.

BIBLE                             boy reading bible

The memory verses in the following weeks will be based on the theme of Grace. The Bible verse will be posted on Mondays and will be from the NIV version used at school.   Bible verse tests are  on Fridays every week.  Third grade students will be asked to write from memory the Character Trait, Reference, and Bible Verse.  You will want to help your child  practice writing the verse each week at home.   My hope this year is that each child will continue to grow to know Jesus in a deeper way and hide His Word in their hearts.  As we seek to know Him, we will do so by participating in daily class worship,  searching and reading God’s word, studying the powerful stories of Old Testament patriarchs, participating in chapel,  studying memory verses, and praying together. ( See bottom of page)

CHAPEL

Grades 1-6 will meet every Monday morning for Chapel and Worship from 8:15-8:45 AM in the North Lobby Chapel.

ELECTIVE

Sign ups for Electives will be the first week of school. Students will be given specific information on the electives that are available and the days they take place on. They will take the information home to discuss the best choice with their parents and a parent signature will be required in order to process the selected choices. Electives will start the second week of school.

HOMEWORK FOLDER

Each student will be given a homework folder sent home on Mondays.  Please look in this RED homework folder for your child’s graded work from the previous week.  It houses  a newsletter, possible flyers, and weekly math homework assignments.  Please take the opportunity to go through the work together and correct any mistakes.  Please return the folder with the math homework  each Thursday.  This is part of your child’s effort grade for responsibility. Also, any daily work not completed in class, such as math, reading or spelling, is considered homework.  Students will have a yellow folder for transporting daily work not finished in class.  Please return the completed work the following day.

SUPPLIES

Please help your child to succeed by limiting unnecessary clutter and distractions.  Some children bring so many things that they are burdened by their supplies and some use them as toys.  In this case they will be asked to take them home. Thank you!

**For hygiene purposes we are also in need of lots of tissue, unscented hand sanitizer,  and disinfectant wipes for the classroom.  We use these throughout the year to stay healthy as a class working closely together.  If you are able to donate any of these items, please send them to school with your child. Thank you!  

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

I look forward to seeing each of you at “Parent Back to School Night” Tuesday, August 25th. Together, here at FCS, we pledge our sincere effort to continually help your child grow spiritually and academically while under our care.   Thank you for your encouragement and prayers.

RECESS AND LUNCH 

Morning recess is scheduled  from 10:20-10:50 AM daily.

Lunch and afternoon recess is from 11:45 AM-12:35 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

On Thursdays lunch/recess will be from 12:40 PM-1:25 PM.

P.E. FOR FIFTH GRADE

Tuesday 10:55-11:40

Thursday 9:30-10:15

Be sure to wear appropriate clothes and shoes that are for workouts.  Water bottles need be brought to school on a regular basis and kept in your child’s backpack. Please inform the office of any health concerns and notify me as well.   Students must have a written notice from parents or doctor to be excused from P.E. activities.

THURSDAYS ARE EARLY RELEASE DAYS

Please note that every Thursday is an early release day with dismissal at 2:05 PM due to Staff Professional Learning Communities.

POWER SCHOOL

Power School offers a variety of information including attendance, grades, and special notes to parents. This is a SECURE website and therefore you, as a parent, may access your child’s information confidentially.

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL

School begins at 8:00 AM sharp.  Students who arrive later than 8:15 AM must report to the office for a tardy slip.   Students go directly to the play area north of building 5 in the mornings starting Tuesday, August 18.  After the 7:55 AM freeze bell and unfreeze whistle, they will line up on the playground with their teacher and classmates.  Children should only be upstairs before school in the hallway escorted with a  parent or with a restroom pass from the early morning yard duty teachers

School ends daily at 2:45 P.M.   Please arrange pick up promptly.  Children not picked up by 3:00 P.M. will be taken to the office to call parents and wait. The pick-up location at the People’s campus is between Building 5 and the Peoples Church preschool playground.   All children must wait with the teacher until an adult walks over to pick them up.  They may not go and meet you at your car.

SNACKS

Snacks may be eaten during the morning  recess only. (Special exceptions apply to students with medical reasons). Fruit, veggies, crackers, cheese, chips, yogurt, and fruit snacks are some suggestions.  We will save our dessert foods for lunch.  Because of various children’s food allergies, we are not allowed to share or trade food.

MILK & JUICE CARDS

Milk and juice will be offered for K-6 students. Milk and juice are 40 cents each. You may purchase a Milk or juice card for $8.00 each. Each card is good for 20 drinks. These are available in the Elementary Office. You will be notified when it is time to purchase a new one. This is offered as a convenience to you and is not mandatory.

BIRTHDAYS

You may bring a treat and drink if you choose.  Your child and you may choose and there are no restrictions, whatever is a favorite to your child.  We  celebrate at 2:30-2:40 PM.  Just let me know a few days ahead of time if you want to celebrate at school.   If your child has a summer birthday, he/she will not be forgotten.  We will find a day for them.  It can be on their half birthday or any day that works for you.

CONTACT AND CLASSROOM HELPERS

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at:  dmiranda@fresnochristian.com.      You may also send a note with a child.  I check emails  daily and I will return your email promptly.   In the event of an emergency, please call Lisa Dooley, elementary secretary in the Elementary  Office,  at 299-1695.

SUSTAINED SILENT READING

Please have your child bring a favorite literature book to read during “Silent Sustained Reading”  every day.   The book should be kept in his or her backpack at all times for easy access on a daily basis.  Once our library time is scheduled, students may choose a book from there as well.

SPIRIT DAY!    

Every Friday is SPIRIT DAY  at Fresno Christian.  So if you have a shirt that says “Fresno Christian, FCS, or has the FCS Eagle on iT , be sure to wear it on Friday.  Our whole class will be getting class t-shirts with Fresno Christian’s name for field trips in a few weeks.  It was included in your tuition.   If you wish to purchase other FCS Spirit Wear your children or adults, go to our school website.

MATH

This week we are learning about Place Value to Hundred Thousands, Writing Numbers in Standard Form, Written Form, and Expanded Form.

SOCIAL STUDIES

We begin with Early Americans and theories about why and how they migrated.

WRITING

We will do lessons in grammar as we prepare to develop our writing in the genre of Personal Narrative.

SPELLING TESTS

I will be sending out a weekly list each Monday.   Start practicing your spelling words early to ensure good results on Fridays.

SPELLING: Spelling Lesson 1 words will be tested this Friday, August 21.

  1. expect
  2. o’clock
  3. electric
  4. 4. assembly
  5. chest
  6. suggest
  7. whisper
  8. attic
  9. industry
  10. umbrella
  11. sandwiches
  12. linen
  13. cabinet
  14. telegram
  15. catastrophe

Challenge Words

  1. coconut
  2. punished
  3. recently
  4. chilly
  5. ridiculous

Memory Verse:

2 Peter 1:1

“To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours;”

DATES TO REMEMBER:

  •       Happy Birthday Micah Friesen August 14     yellow-birthday-cake-thumb
    •       Convocation Peoples Church Sanctuary: Monday, August 17 @ 8:00 AM
    •       Back to School Grades 3-6: Tuesday, August 25 @ 7:00 PM
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Mr. Miranda May 18, 2015

BMX SHOW:

The BMX show will be on Monday, May 18 at 10:30 A.M.

AWARDS ASSEMBLY:

Please plan on joining us for our awards assembly on Thursday, May 22 at 10:30 A.M. in the G.L Johnson Chapel. Character trait awards will be handed out in the classroom after the assembly. Parents are invited to attend both events.

END OF YEAR SWIM PARTY:

 Thank you to Mason Beal’s parents for hosting our end of year swim party Friday, May 15. They blessed us with generous hospitality despite their own busy schedules. Thanks also to Mrs. Brooks for organizing the day. Several parents were able to join us. Despite the weather forecast, it was a great day of swimming and fun activities for our  students. It was also nice time to socialize with parents.
 MATH:

We conclude with a review of positive/negative integers and algebra functions. There will be no test.

SCIENCE:

We conclude our study of nutrition. There will be no test.

BIBLE: We conclude Unit 7: Luke Writes About the Early Church.

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SCRIPTURE MEMORY VERSE:

The memory verse for this week is Isaiah 40:31 and the test will be on Wednesday, May 20. Students will be graded on writing the verse accurately, including correct wording, spelling, punctuation, grammar and scripture reference.

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

SPELLING: Spelling Lesson 36 words will be tested this Wednesday, May 20.

Shortened  Spelling List Lesson 36 Star Wars

 

  1. Millenium Falcon
  2. Luke Skywalker
  3. Hans Solo
  4. Princess Leia Organa
  5. Death Star

 

Challenge Words

  1. Jedi
  2. C3PO
  3. R2D2
  4. Darth Vader
  5. Rebel Alliance

DATES TO REMEMBER:

      • BMX show Monday, May 18 @ 10:30
      • Happy Birthday Ainsley Thompson May 19
      • Grades 5 and 6 Awards Assembly: Thursday, May 21 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
      • Half Day/Noon Dismissal: Thursday, May 21
      • Yearbook Signing/Last Day of School/Noon Dismissal: Friday, May 22
        • Happy Birthday Derek DeGroot June 2
        • Happy Birthday Olivia Tucker June 10
        • Happy Birthday Carlee Zamarripa June 11
        • Happy Birthday Jordan Ott June 17
        • Happy Birthday Selah Obenauf June 30

 

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Mr. Miranda May 11, 2015

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MISSING ASSIGNMENTS:

Parents, please check PowerSchool for missing assignments, particularly in Math. All missing assignments are due this Friday, May 15th.

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Last week, Kopi visited our campus and filmed the K-6 students. The videos will air on Tuesday, May 12 from 5-10 am.  They will be on the KMPH website kmph.com that afternoon for an entire month.  Go to kmph.com, click on Great Day, click on Ten Day Forecast and Great Day Faces and everyone can see them on line. Everyone can also share the videos.

CHOIR UNIFORMS: children_choir

Parents, could you please send the choir uniform (skirt, vest, bow tie) to school in a ziplock bag with your child’s name on it? I am collecting them and only have about 10 returned. There is a $30 charge to replace the uniform. Thank you so much.
Mrs. Ainley

END OF YEAR SWIM PARTY:  canstock6355973 swim

 Thank you to Mason’s parents for hosting the year-end swim party on Friday, May 15, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Mrs. Garrett is providing  subway sandwiches.

Students do not need to come to school first on that day. If your child will need a ride from school to the swim party, please let me know, as we will not be organizing formal carpools. You will also need to pick up your child after the party is over, or make arrangements for them to get back to People’s Church. We will be going back to People’s Campus.  We will have games, art, snacks, and a movie in the afternoon.

 LIBRARY BOOKS:   girl-standing-behind-stack-of-big-books-thumb
As we come to the end of our school year, would you please encourage your students to return all items checked out from the Library. The final due date for all items is Friday, May 1. Reminders of items checked out will be sent to the students the week of May 4. There is a $25.00 fine for each item not returned. Many wonderful titles are lost each year because they are not returned. We greatly appreciate your assistance in getting books back in and onto the shelves so the collection is ready to go again in August. Thank you for your help!
Lin Brown, Librarian
FALL SOCCER 2015 SIGN-UPS: flaming-soccer-ball
The time to start signing up for FC’s elementary Fall 2015 soccer is almost here!  Sign-ups will take place by the pick up area on May 13th, and 15th.
READING:

The required reading for the month of May is student’s choice. Since this is a very short and busy month, there will be no written response.

MATH:

Review of Area of Complex Figures, Triangles.

SCIENCE:

We continue our study of the digestive system and nutrition.

BIBLE: We continue Unit 7: Luke Writes About the Early Church.

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SCRIPTURE MEMORY VERSE:

The memory verse for this week is James 1:19 and the test will be this Friday, May 15. Students will be graded on writing the verse accurately, including correct wording, spelling, punctuation, grammar and scripture reference.

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.

James 1:19

SPELLING: Spelling Lesson 35 words will be tested this Friday, May 15.

Lesson 35

  1. customary
  2. folklore
  3. wheelbarrow
  4. decadent
  5. distinguishable
  6. subscription
  7. technique
  8. divisible
  9. composite
  10. circumstantial
  11. cohesion
  12. spatial
  13. essential
  14. residential
  15. influential

Challenge Words

  1. capillaries
  2. tricuspid valve
  3. superior vena cava
  4. ventricle
  5. respiratory

DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • Elementary Drama “The Girl with the Golden Locks:”  Friday, May 15
  • Swim Party Friday, May 15
  • BMX show Monday, May 18 @ 10:30
  • Happy Birthday Ainsley Thompson May 19
  • Grades 5 and 6 Awards Assembly: Thursday, May 21 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
  • Half Day/Noon Dismissal: Thursday, May 21
  • Yearbook Signing/Last Day of School/Noon Dismissal: Friday, May 22
    • Happy Birthday Derek DeGroot June 2
    • Happy Birthday Olivia Tucker June 10
    • Happy Birthday Carlee Zamarripa June 11
    • Happy Birthday Jordan Ott June 17
    • Happy Birthday Selah Obenauf June 30
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Mr. Miranda May 4, 2015

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FINE ARTS FESTIVAL AND CLASSROOM OPEN HOUSE:         painting-musee-national-beaux-arts-fine-dining-package-hotel-chateau-laurier_2

Come and join us for a fabulous evening of Fine Arts, Music, and Open House on Tuesday, May 5.

5:30-6:30 pm

  • BBQ in courtyard between Building 5 & PC Gym ($2 suggested donation).
  • FC Art display in courtyard.
  • HS Cheerleaders will be selling dessert.

6:30-7:10 pm

  • Classrooms Open

6:30-7:00 pm 

  • Mr. Brown will be hosting a meet & greet for families considering enrollment at Fresno Christian- invite people to attend!!

7:15 pm

  • Square Dancing in Courtyard

7:30 pm

  • Recorders, Choir, & Band performances in PC Gym.

END OF YEAR SWIM PARTY:                         canstock6355973 swim

Thank you to Mason’s Mom, Shauna Garrett, for hosting the swim party on Friday, May 15, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Students will bring a sack lunch. Mrs. Brooks will be sending out more information.

Students do not need to come to school first on that day. If your child will need a ride from school to the swim party, please let me know, as we will not be organizing formal carpools. You will also need to pick up your child after the party is over, or make arrangements for them to get back to school. We will be going back to People’s Campus and enjoy snacks, movies, and games.  Again, if you need help with transportation, just let me know.

LIBRARY BOOKS:              images books

As we come to the end of our school year, would you please encourage your students to return all items checked out from the Library. The final due date for all items is Friday, May 1. Reminders of items checked out will be sent to the students beginning the week of May 4. There is a $25.00 fine for each item not returned. Many wonderful titles are lost each year because they are not returned. We greatly appreciate your assistance in getting books back in and onto the shelves so the collection is ready to go again in August. Thank you for your help!

Lin Brown, Librarian

ELEMENTARY PICK UP AND DROP OFF:                car_riders

Parents, please remember not to use the parking lots at the east end of building 5. They are reserved, per our agreement with People’s church, for Kids Inc. drop off and pick up. Many families are not following this policy and it jeopardizes our relationship with the organizations we share the campus with.

READING:

The required reading for the month of April is student’s choice and the written response is a poster illustrating the protagonist and the antagonist, with a memorable quote from each, due Friday, May 1. Students will be given the poster paper in class. Please put the name of the book and the author’s name on the back of the poster.

The required reading for the month of May is student’s choice. Since this is a very short and busy month, there will be no written response.

Class time will be given every day for silent reading and students are expected to read a minimum  of 10 pages a day. If they are unable to complete this in class, then reading becomes homework.

MATH:

This week we review volume, area, and perimeter.

SCIENCE:

This week we continue our study of the circulatory and digestive systems.

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BIBLE: We continue Unit 7: Luke Writes About the Early Church.

SCRIPTURE MEMORY VERSE:

The memory verse for this week is  and the test will be this Friday, May 8. Students will be graded on writing the verse accurately, including correct wording, spelling, punctuation, grammar and scripture reference.

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19

Spelling Lesson 34

  1. possibility
  2. sheepish
  3. defendant
  4. alternative
  5. irritant
  6. assistant
  7. brilliant
  8. compliant
  9. extravagant
  10. ignorant
  11. migration
  12. agriculture
  13. breakable
  14. tolerable
  15. notable

Challenge Words

  1. circulatory
  2. aorta
  3. cardiovascular
  4. chamber
  5. pulmonary

SPELLING: Spelling Lesson 34 words will be tested this Friday, May 8.

 DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • Spring Open House: May 5
  • Year-end Convocation/Day of Prayer: May 7
  • Swim Party May 15
  • Elementary Drama “The Girl with the Golden Locks:” May 15
  • Happy Birthday Ainsley Thompson May 19
  • Grades 5 and 6 Awards Assembly: May 21 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
  • Half Day/Noon Dismissal: May 21
  • Happy Birthday Derek DeGroot June 2
  • Happy Birthday Olivia Tucker June 10
  • Happy Birthday Carlee Zamarripa June 11
  • Happy Birthday Jordan Ott June 17
  • Happy Birthday Selah Obenauf June 30

 

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Mr. Miranda April 27, 2015

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FINE ARTS FESTIVAL AND CLASSROOM OPEN HOUSE:         painting-musee-national-beaux-arts-fine-dining-package-hotel-chateau-laurier_2

Come and join us for a fabulous evening of Fine Arts, Music, and Open House on Tuesday, May 5.

5:30-6:30 pm

  • BBQ in courtyard between Building 5 & PC Gym ($2 suggested donation).
  • FC Art display in courtyard.
  • HS Cheerleaders will be selling dessert.

6:30-7:10 pm

  • Classrooms Open

6:30-7:00 pm 

  • Mr. Brown will be hosting a meet & greet for families considering enrollment at Fresno Christian- invite people to attend!!

7:15 pm

  • Square Dancing in Courtyard

7:30 pm

  • Recorders, Choir, & Band performances in PC Gym.

END OF YEAR SWIM PARTY:                         canstock6355973 swim

Thank you to Mason’s Mom, Shauna Garrett, for hosting the swim party on Friday, May 15, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Students will bring a sack lunch. Mrs. Brooks will be sending out more information.

Students do not need to come to school first on that day. If your child will need a ride from school to the swim party, please let me know, as we will not be organizing formal carpools. You will also need to pick up your child after the party is over, or make arrangements for them to get back to school. We will be going back to People’s Campus and enjoy snacks, movies, and games.  Again, if you need help with transportation, just let me know.

LIBRARY BOOKS:              images books

As we come to the end of our school year, would you please encourage your students to return all items checked out from the Library. The final due date for all items is Friday, May 1. Reminders of items checked out will be sent to the students beginning the week of May 4. There is a $25.00 fine for each item not returned. Many wonderful titles are lost each year because they are not returned. We greatly appreciate your assistance in getting books back in and onto the shelves so the collection is ready to go again in August. Thank you for your help!

Lin Brown, Librarian

ELEMENTARY PICK UP AND DROP OFF:                car_riders

Parents, please remember not to use the parking lots at the east end of building 5. They are reserved, per our agreement with People’s church, for Kids Inc. drop off and pick up. Many families are not following this policy and it jeopardizes our relationship with the organizations we share the campus with.

READING:

The required reading for the month of April is student’s choice and the written response is a poster illustrating the protagonist and the antagonist, with a memorable quote from each, due Friday, May 1. Students will be given the poster paper in class. Please put the name of the book and the author’s name on the back of the poster.

The required reading for the month of May is student’s choice. Since this is a very short and busy month, there will be no written response.

Class time will be given every day for silent reading and students are expected to read a minimum  of 10 pages a day. If they are unable to complete this in class, then reading becomes homework.

MATH:

This week we continue a review of division of fractions.

SCIENCE:

This week we continue our study of the circulatory and digestive systems.

god-so-loved

BIBLE: We continue Unit 7: Luke Writes About the Early Church.

SCRIPTURE MEMORY VERSE:

The memory verse for this week is Galatians 6:10 and the test will be this Friday, May 1. Students will be graded on writing the verse accurately, including correct wording, spelling, punctuation, grammar and scripture reference.

The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.

Zephaniah 3:17

SPELLING: Spelling Lesson 33 words will be tested this Friday, May 1.

Lesson 33

  1. orbit
  2. convert
  3. refrigerator
  4. inconvenience
  5. confidence
  6. conclude
  7. suite
  8. guarantee
  9. recommend
  10. rational
  11. continuous
  12. inscribe
  13. aggravate
  14. succeed
  15. resign

Challenge Words

  1. hospitable
  2. vanquish
  3. obnoxious
  4. exceptional
  5. manipulate

 DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • Spring Open House: May 5
  • Year-end Convocation/Day of Prayer: May 7
  • Swim Party May 15
  • Elementary Drama “The Girl with the Golden Locks:” May 15
  • Happy Birthday Ainsley Thompson May 19
  • Grades 5 and 6 Awards Assembly: May 21 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
  • Half Day/Noon Dismissal: May 21
  • Happy Birthday Derek DeGroot June 2
  • Happy Birthday Olivia Tucker June 10
  • Happy Birthday Carlee Zamarripa June 11
  • Happy Birthday Jordan Ott June 17
  • Happy Birthday Selah Obenauf June 30

 

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Mr. Miranda April 20, 2015

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FIELD TRIP THANK YOU:

We had a wonderful time visiting the Railroad Museum in Sacramento last week. Thank you to our grandparent- and parent-chaperones for helping: Mrs. Davidson, Mr. Loeffler, Mrs. DeGroot, Mrs. Aguirre, and Mr. French.

SWIM PARTY:

Hosting a swim party is a lot of work, as I’m sure you are all aware.  If any parent is willing to provide a pool for our 18 students, please let me know. You have all been a tremendous blessing to my class and me this year. I am thankful for your generosity expressed through cards, pumpkin bread, movies, gift cards, coffee and coffee mugs and on and on. My hope is to speak words of encouragement to each student as we wrap up a great year of growing in “loving one another.”

 

ELEMENTARY PICK UP AND DROP OFF:          car_riders

Parents please remember that, per the school’s agreement with People’s Church, we are to use only the Alluvial Driveway and the parking lot behind Building 5. If you are currently using the east side driveways and parking lot, please adjust your routine to be in compliance with this policy.

 

Musical:    

Fresno Christian Drama students present the musical Music Man April 21-23. Please support our talented students with your attendance. Tickets are $10 General/ $5 Students and Seniors. See the link below for more information.

https://docs.google.com/a/fresnochristian.com/document/d/1_cFv3vQ8KjRcRce7cOSxOGLpRMARJDOF7JmuK3HasQo/edit

 

READING:

The required reading for the month of April is student’s choice and the written response is a poster illustrating the protagonist and the antagonist, with a memorable quote from each, due Friday, May 1. Students will be given the poster paper in class. Please put the name of the book and the author’s name on the back of the poster.

Class time will be given every day for silent reading and students are expected to read a minimum  of 10 pages a day. If they are unable to complete this in class, then reading becomes homework.

MATH:

This week we review multiplication and division of fractions.

SCIENCE:

This week we begin our study of the circulatory and digestive systems.

BIBLE: We begin Unit 7: Luke Writes About the Early Church.

SCRIPTURE MEMORY VERSE:

The memory verse for this week is Galatians 6:10 and the test will be this Friday, April 24. Students will be graded on writing the verse accurately, including correct wording, spelling, punctuation, grammar and scripture reference.

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Galatians 6:10

SPELLING: Spelling Lesson 32 words will be tested this Friday, April 24.

Lesson 32

  1. certificate
  2. attractive
  3. affectionate
  4. fertile
  5. genuine
  6. objective
  7. ineffective
  8. submarine
  9. trampoline
  10. adequate
  11. separate
  12. discourage
  13. accurate
  14. versatile
  15. determine

Challenge Words

  1. centimeter
  2. millimeter
  3. numeral
  4. numerator
  5. denominator

 DATES TO REMEMBER:

Music Man musical April 21-23

  • Happy Birthday Paul Cross April 19
  • Happy Birthday Avery Loefler April 19
  • Happy Birthday Luke Evans April 20
  • Open House: May 5
  • Year-end Convocation/Day of Prayer: May 7
  • Elementary Drama “The Girl with the Golden Locks:” May 15
  • Grades 5 and 6 Awards Assembly: May 21 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
  • Half Day/Noon Dismissal: May 21
  • Swim Party/Last Day of School/Noon Dismissal: May 22

 

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Mr. Miranda, April 13

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CALIFORNIA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM FIELD TRIP:

ON TUESDAY, APRIL 14th Mr. Miranda’s and Mrs. Vander Kooi’s fifth grade classes will visit the California State Railroad Museum in Old Town Sacramento. This is a change from the original date of Thursday, April 16th. We were unable to secure a bus reservation for Thursday and so had to change the date of the field trip.

Parent-Chaperones

Thank you to Mrs. Ott, Mr. Loeffler, Mr. Castiglione, Mrs. Degroot and  Mr. French who have volunteered to chaperone students. If you would also like to be a parent-chaperone, you will have to take your own vehicle as the bus is now full. Just a reminder that parent-chaperones must pay $9.00 upon entrance to the museum. Teachers will not collect this money ahead of time.

Departure from Fresno

Students will report directly to the fountain in front of Peoples Church at 6:45 A.M. The bus will leave promptly at 7:00 A.M.

Arrival in Sacramento

We will visit the Railroad Museum from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 noon. Students will be assigned a parent-chaperone during this time.

Lunch and Exploration

Students will eat sack lunches at the tables located outside the museum and then explore Old Town Sacramento with their parent-chaperone until 1:45 P.M.

Return to Fresno

We will board the bus at 2:00 P.M. and arrive back in Fresno at approximately 5:00 P.M.

What to Bring

Students should bring:

  • walking shoes
  • appropriate clothing depending on the weather forecast
  • brown bag lunch and drink
  • morning and late afternoon snacks for the bus
  • water bottles
  • spending money if desired

What Not to Bring:

  • any electronic devices including iPods, MP3 players, cell phones, or electronic games
  • chewing gum

Location of Railroad Museum:

The California State Railroad Museum is located at the corner of Second and “I” Streets in Old Sacramento.

Parking
A small number of limited-term, metered parking spaces are available on the streets of Old Sacramento. However, these spaces are not suitable for guests visiting longer than 90 minutes. All-day parking is available in the large public garage at the I Street entrance to Old Sacramento, for a nominal fee.

Fresno Christian High School Drama Presents:

Meredith Wilson’s “MUSIC MAN”

April 21, 22, and 23 at 7:00 pm

Peoples Church Auditorium, 7172 N. Cedar Ave.

Tickets at the door: $10 General, $5 Students/Seniors

READING:

The required reading for the month of April is student’s choice and the written response will be a poster illustrating the protagonist and the antagonist, with a memorable quote from each, due Friday, May 1. Class time will be given every day for silent reading and students are expected to read a minimum  of 10 pages a day. If they are unable to complete this in class, then reading becomes homework.

MATH:

This week we review Division of Whole Numbers. There will be a test on multiplying and dividing fractions/mixed numbers this Thursday, April 16.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

This week we conclude our study of the American Revolution.

BIBLE: We continue Unit 6 which focuses on Gospel Writings: Jesus’ Death, Resurrection and Ascension.

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SCRIPTURE MEMORY VERSE:

The memory verse for this week is Ephesians 6:19 and the test will be this Friday, April 17. Students will be graded on writing the verse accurately, including correct wording, spelling, punctuation, grammar and scripture reference.

Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel.

Ephesians 6:19

SPELLING: Spelling Lesson 31 words will be tested this Friday, April 17.

Lesson 31

  1. absence
  2. mischief
  3. antisocial
  4. unpleasant
  5. antibiotic
  6. uncommon
  7. uncomfortable
  8. irregular
  9. irrelevant
  10. abnormal
  11. unfortunate
  12. mistreat
  13. nonpoisonous
  14. exercise
  15. misrepresent

Challenge Words

  1. commence
  2. committee
  3. community
  4. commute
  5. condemn

 DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • Happy Birthday Evan Miller April 7
  • Sacramento Field Trip: April 14
  • Happy Birthday Paul Cross April 19
  • Happy Birthday Avery Loefler April 19
  • Happy Birthday Luke Evans April 20
  • Open House: May 5
  • Year-end Convocation/Day of Prayer: May 7
  • Elementary Drama “The Girl with the Golden Locks:” May 15
  • Grades 5 and 6 Awards Assembly: May 21 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
  • Half Day/Noon Dismissal: May 21
  • Swim Party/Last Day of School/Noon Dismissal: May 22

 

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Mr. Miranda April 7

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EASTER THANK YOU:                            

Thank you to our room moms, Mrs. Brooks and Mrs. Thompson, who organized our Easter Party. They conducted fun engaging games. Our class was very entertained. Also, thanks to the many parents who were in attendance or sent food. We appreciate you!

CALIFORNIA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM FIELD TRIP: railroad museum

Mr. Miranda’s and Mrs. Vander Kooi’s fifth grade classes will visit the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento on Tuesday, April 14. We will leave school at 7:00 AM and tour the museum from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. After eating sack lunches, students will have the opportunity to explore Old Town Sacramento before boarding the bus for home at 2:00 PM. We should return to school about 5:00 PM. We will need parents to chaperone groups of students. Parent-chaperones must pay $9.00 upon entrance to the museum. Teachers will not collect this money ahead of time. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are willing to chaperone and if you want to ride the bus with the students as there is limited room. The California State Railroad Museum is one of Sacramento’s largest and most popular visitor destinations. With over 225,000 square feet of total exhibit space, the buildings within the California State Railroad Museum complex use stimulating exhibits, enthusiastic and knowledgeable docents, and beautifully restored railroad cars and locomotives to illustrate how railroads have shaped people’s lives, the economy, and the unique culture of California and the West.

READING:

The required reading for the month of April is student’s choice and the written response will be a poster illustrating the protagonist and the antagonist, with a memorable quote from each, due Friday, May 1. Class time will be given every day for silent reading and students are expected to read a minimum  of 10 pages a day. If they are unable to complete this in class, then reading becomes homework.

MATH:

This week we Review: Multiplication of Whole Numbers. The test will be on Friday, April 10.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

This week we continue our study of the American Revolution.

BIBLE: We continue Unit 6 which focuses on Gospel Writings: Jesus’ Death, Resurrection and Ascension.

SCRIPTURE MEMORY VERSE:

The memory verse for this week is 1 John 5:12 and the test will be this Friday, April 10. Students will be graded on writing the verse accurately, including correct wording, spelling, punctuation, grammar and scripture reference.

Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

1 John 5:12

SPELLING: Spelling Lesson 30 words will be tested this Friday, April 10.

Lesson 30

  1. operation
  2. annual
  3. prescription
  4. emergency
  5. thermometer
  6. examination
  7. appointment
  8. disease
  9. insurance
  10. inoperable
  11. routine
  12. epidemic
  13. penicillin
  14. surgery
  15. ambulance

Challenge Words

  1. physician
  2. surgeon
  3. trauma
  4. recuperation
  5. convalescence

 DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • Happy Birthday Hayden Trevino March 2
  • Happy Birthday Isaiah Garibay March 25
  • NO SCHOOL – Easter Break: March 30 through April 6
  • SCHOOL RESUMES – Tuesday, April 7
  • Happy Birthday Evan Miller April 7
  • Sacramento Field Trip: April 16
  • Happy Birthday Paul Cross April 19
  • Happy Birthday Avery Loefler April 19
  • Happy Birthday Luke Evans April 20
  • Spring Open House: May 5
  • Year-end Convocation/Day of Prayer: May 7
  • Elementary Drama “The Girl with the Golden Locks:” May 15
  • Grades 5 and 6 Awards Assembly: May 21 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
  • Half Day/Noon Dismissal: May 21
  • Swim Party/Last Day of School/Noon Dismissal: May 22
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Mr. Miranda March 23

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SAT 10 TESTING:

Students will be tested in the areas of Language Arts and Math during the mornings this week. It is very important that students be on time each morning, get plenty of rest the night before and eat a healthy breakfast. 

railroad museum

  CALIFORNIA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM FIELD TRIP:

Mr. Miranda’s and Mrs. Vander Kooi’s fifth grade classes will visit the California State     Railroad Museum in Sacramento on Thursday, April 16. We will leave school at 7:00 AM and tour the museum from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. After eating sack lunches, students will have the opportunity to explore Old Town Sacramento before boarding the bus for home at 2:00 PM. We should return to school about 5:00 PM.

We will need parents to chaperone groups of students. Parent-chaperones must pay $9.00 upon entrance to the museum. Teachers will not collect this money ahead of time. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are willing to chaperone and if you want to ride the bus with the students as there is limited room.

The California State Railroad Museum is one of Sacramento’s largest and most popular visitor destinations. With over 225,000 square feet of total exhibit space, the buildings within the California State Railroad Museum complex use stimulating exhibits, enthusiastic and knowledgeable docents, and beautifully restored railroad cars and locomotives to illustrate how railroads have shaped people’s lives, the economy, and the unique culture of California and the West.

READING:

The required reading for the month of March is autobiography or biography. Students will dress up as their person and give a first person oral report this Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26. Instructions for the oral report and a grading rubric were sent home several weeks ago.

Class time will be given every day for silent reading and students are expected to read a minimum  of 10 pages a day. If they are unable to complete this in class, then reading becomes homework.

MATH:

This week we will review concepts from Chapters 1-10.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

This week we begin our study of the American Revolution.

BIBLE: We continue Unit 6 which focuses on Gospel Writings: Jesus’ Death, Resurrection and Ascension.

boy reading bible

SCRIPTURE MEMORY VERSE:

The memory verse for this week is  Colossians 4:5-6 and the test will be this Friday, March 27. Students will be graded on writing the verse accurately, including correct wording, spelling, punctuation, grammar and scripture reference.

Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

Colossians 4:5-6

SPELLING: Spelling Lesson 29 words will be tested this Friday, March 27.

Lesson 29

  1. circumference
  2. octagon
  3. quartet
  4. interstate
  5. interfere
  6. transfer
  7. universal
  8. multitude
  9. multiple
  10. semiannual
  11. pentagon
  12. binoculars
  13. transparent
  14. monorail
  15. mural

Challenge Words

  1. miscellaneous
  2. jealousy
  3. occasionally
  4. exceptionally
  5. misconception

 DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • SAT 10 Testing: March 23 through March 27
  • Cal Poly Choir Festival: March 27
  • NO SCHOOL – Easter Break: March 30 through April 6
  • SCHOOL RESUMES – Tuesday, April 7
  • Sacramento Field Trip: April 15
  • Spring Open House: May 5
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Mr. Miranda March 16

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• Auction Night
• Thank you to all the parents who contributed to our class barbecue basket! Thank you Mrs. Brooks and Mrs. Thompson for your hard work. Students, thank you for your participation in the class picture. I will update you soon on the bid results for our class items.

SAT 10 TESTING:
Students will be tested in the areas of Language Arts and Math during the mornings next week. It is very important that students be on time each morning, get plenty of rest the night before and eat a healthy breakfast. Students may bring some hard mints to help alleviate stress. No gum or candy!
READING:
The required reading for the month of March is autobiography or biography. Students will dress up as their person and give a first person oral report on Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26. Instructions for the oral report and a grading rubric were sent home last week.
Class time will be given every day for silent reading and students are expected to read a minimum of 10 pages a day. If they are unable to complete this in class, then reading becomes homework.
MATH:
This week we continue Chapter 10: Geometry. This Friday’s test will be entered for fourth quarter.
SOCIAL STUDIES:
This week we begin our study of the American Revolution.
BIBLE: We begin Unit 6 which focuses on Gospel Writings: Jesus’ Death, Resurrection and Ascension.

SCRIPTURE MEMORY VERSE:
The memory verse for this week is 1 Peter 3:15 and the test will be this Friday, March 20. Students will be graded on writing the verse accurately, including correct wording, spelling, punctuation, grammar and scripture reference.
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.
1 Peter 3:15
SPELLING: Spelling Lesson 28 words will be tested this Friday, March 20. Lessons 27 and 28 test scores will both be entered for the fourth quarter.
Lesson 28
1. performance
2. chorus
3. orchestra
4. scenery
5. microphone
6. theater
7. admission
8. entertainment
9. congratulation
10. musical
11. symphony
12. auditorium
13. director
14. script
15. bravo
Challenge Words
1. reservation
2. publicity
3. delightful
4. choreography
5. intermission
DATES TO REMEMBER:
• Town Hall Meeting: March 23
• SAT 10 Testing: March 23 through March 27
• Cal Poly Choir Festival: March 27
NO SCHOOL – Easter Break: March 30 through April 6
• SCHOOL RESUMES – Tuesday, April 7
• School Resumes: April 7
• Spring Open House: May 5

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