Dear 5th Grade Parents,

We are now in the final stretch of the school year and there are lots of exciting things ahead for our graduating 5th graders. This e-mail is to give you some more information about what to expect during these final weeks.
Throughout the year there have been several fundraisers to benefit 5th grade culmination activities including Pali Camp, Field Day, Culmination Ceremony, and a Graduation Party. On Friday, a letter went home with your students asking for a suggested donation $40 per 5th grader to supplement the funding of these activities, DUE MAY 24THMake your donation online now HERE!
What to expect:
June 10th – Culmination Ceremony 10am on the Big Yard. School begins at normal time and students usually dress up for the occasion. Seating will open at 9:30am and is first come first serve. A slideshow will be presented in the auditorium immediately following – to submit photos Email Wendy Meyer at takenoteon@yahoo.com and please include the year of the photo.  Thanks!
June 11th – 5th Grade Field Day (Students Only Event). Students will be provided a BBQ picnic lunch at noon followed by an afternoon full of fun activities and games for the rest of the school day. If they do not want the hamburger/hot dog lunch they may bring their own. Have your students dressed in athletic clothes/shoes, sunscreen, and they will be provided with a commemorative class t-shirt and color war items that will split them into teams. They will rotate in stations to participate in different activities and a Kona Ice shaved ice truck! Ninja Nation will be hosting 3 of the stations and your student will need to submit a waiver in order to participate. WAIVER ATTACHED BELOW. PLEASE PRINT AND HAVE YOUR CHILD RETURN TO SCHOOL ALSO BY THE MAY 24TH DEADLINE. (If your child chooses not to participate please contact Val Vestman immediately so that we can organize alternate activities for your child vvestman@gmail.com) To view more about Ninja Nation mobile CLICK HERE!
June 12th – Grad Party (Students Only Event) On the last day of school from 10am-12pm the 5th graders will have a fun dance party in the auditorium. A buffet style lunch will be provided, there will be a DJ, and a fun red carpet style party with a photo booth. No specific dress requirements but the theme is ‘Hollywood’.   Though the Sign Up Genius is full, we still have ways for parents to get involved.  If you would like to volunteer with food preparation and/or be our “paparazzi”, please contact Kathykane@aol.com.
Notes: All adults must sign in through the office to attend the ceremony or volunteer at any of these events. If your child leaves after any of these events early they must be signed out through the office.
Please submit your signed waiver and donation by May 24th to your teacher and contact Val Vestman with any questions at vvestman@gmail.com
Happy countdown to graduation,
Your 5th Grade Activities Planning Committee