Dear 5th Grade Families,
Welcome to 5th Grade; this is a BIG year for both your child and you. It will be full of opportunities to celebrate and as the PTO, we want to prepare you for the various traditions and opportunities to be involed.
Because of their special status as the "big kids" in school, there are several big events that are reserved for 5th Grade only.
In order to cover the costs for these extra-special events, 5th grade caregivers and students are encouraged to help fundraise. These events are fun and offer an opportunity to build community connections while earning the funds to support these traditions. Of course, none of this can happen without the help of our 5th Grade Caregivers, please plan to attend a brief meeting on August 29th to get the planning underway.
Here is a glimpse into what is planned for this year:
8/29 5th Grade Caregiver Meeting @ Talayna’s Restaurant, 68 Four Seasons Shopping Center, Chesterfield
9/14 GT Carnival - 5th Graders and Caregivers can volunteer to help sell food, potted mums and dunk tank (for students)
5th Graders in Dunk Tank at GT Carnival
Date TBD Fall/Spring Family Portraits - local photographer and former GT parent, Inocencio Boc to take family photos at a local park.
Date TBD Fall/Spring Car Washes - Sat/Sun in the fall, usually held at GT Methodist Church parking lot, fundraiser, looking for a caregiver to organize and 5th graders to work
Car Wash Fundraiser
10/3 - Fall conference babysitting - caregivers and 5th graders to work shifts to care for children during Fall conferences. We charge $5/child and use as a fundraiser
10/26 - Trunk-or-Treat - 5th graders have sold pizza as a fundraiser, this years event is an afternoon (2:30-3:30 pm) event so thinking we sell donuts, cider and water. Looking for caregiver to help organize and 5th graders to work
Date TBD - Fall/Winter Bingo Night - new event idea, could be on a Friday evening at GT, family event/fundraiser for 5th grade
12/19 - 5th Grade Luau party 2:00-3:00 pm. Looking for caregivers to help organize and volunteer at the event. Special fun event for 5th grade
2/6 - Passport Night - 5th Graders sell water bottles at the event as a fundraiser
3/5 - Spring conference babysitting - caregivers and 5th graders to work shifts to care for children during Spring conferences. We charge $5/child and use as a fundraiser
5/15 - 5th Grade Last Recess - the party of the year for our 5th graders. We usually have Inflatables, KONA Ice truck, Pizza, Music, etc
Last Recess Fun
Please consider joining us in helping to plan and execute these fun events! Hope to see lots of people at our 5th Grade Caregiver meeting Thursday, August 29th, 7 pm at Talayna’s Four Seasons.