• Peters' Newsletter

    Posted by Shannon Peters on 8/21/2017 3:05:00 AM

    Important Information


    Volunteers Needed

    *Upcoming Volunteer positions across the school*


    Field Day: https://tinyurl.com/y2aqyat3

    Milers Club: https://tinyurl.com/y4hn89mu

    • Graduation slideshow  Click on this to make sure your student is included in the end of year slide show!
    • On this page, you will find the information for the goings on in my specific classes. If your child has another fifth grade teacher for a particular subject, please see that teacher’s page for information. Or email them at DBrownrigg@birmingham.k12.mi.us, GHaines@birmingham.k12.mi.us or JCrooks@birmingham.k12.mi.us.
    • Should you need something or have a question that needs my attention, please feel free to email me at speters@birmingham.k12.mi.us.


    • We are designing our "Dream Classroom". We are utilizing our knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions and decimals. Plus we are converting measurements and finding volume and area of rooms and furniture. 
    • The students ability to remember their basic facts will help make this upcoming unit much easier on them, so remember to have them complete their xmath at least three times a week.
    • Please make sure your child is completing xtramath.com at least 3 times a week. The sooner the students learn their basic facts the sooner they can begin to worry more about a concept rather then their times tables, and math will be much less stressful for them.


    • The students have picked groups and a battle book from past years, they will read the book and create a presentation that reviews the main idea of the book and the theme. Once there written work is complete the kids will create a trailer on the book they read.
    • Please have your child bring a book to school everyday of the school year. They will have opportunities throughout the day to read and enjoy the book that they have choosen.


    • The students will have Mr. Haines for Science this year. If you have any questions or concerns please contact him at GHaines@birmingham.k12.mi.us.


    • The kids are working on alchol, tobacco and other drugs. We will be working on the Power of Choice-making good decisions.

    Social Studies

    • We are going to learn about the Revolutionary War as well as the Constitution. This will wrap up our Social Studies lessons for the year.

    Important Dates:

    • June 6th-Field Day Rain Day Make up
    • June 7th- Spirit Day-Flip Flop Day
    • June 10th-Fiesta
    • June 13- All Day 5th Grade Graduation Party
    • June 14- Breakfast/Graduation starting at 8:15


    Monday, June 3rd - C Day (Instrument)

    Tuesday, June 4th- D Day 

    Wednesday, June 5th- A Day(Instrument and Gym Shoes)

    Thursday, June 6th -B Day (Gym shoes)- Field Day-Wear Blue

    Friday, June 7th-C Day 

    Monday, June 10th- D Day (Fiesta)

    Tuesday, June 11th - A Day (Gym Shoes and Instrument)

    Wednesday, June 12th - B Day

    Thursday, June 13th - All day party at Zap Zone

    Friday, June 14th - half day -breakfast (8:15) and graduation (9:00)


    Special’s Schedule from 9:55-10:40 everyday
    A Days- Gym
    B Days- Spanish
    C Days- Music
    D Days- Art

    On D Days we also have Spainsh from 1:05-1:50

    Band and Orchestra are on A and C days Monday thru Thursday from 2:50-3:35

    Lunch is from 12:10-12:50 Daily

    Allergy Alert! We have students in the 5th grade this year with allergies to peanuts and tree nuts. As we switch classes so often, the entire 5th grade is NUT FREE. You may send in a snack for your child to eat during our celebration!

    CELL PHONE SCHOOL POLICY: Cell phones are to remain in the student's backpack until the end of the school day. They are not to be in the classrooms or on the student unless they are being used for instructional purposes. If a student is found with a phone, it will be taken to the office until the end of the school day.

    Students are not to be in the building in the morning, prior to the bell. Students found roaming the halls or in unsupervised classrooms will be sent to Kids Club.

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