May 13 – 17, 2024

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Hello Families,

I’m so proud of our students’ hard work and determination, especially over the past week. Each and every one of them are giving their best effort, digging deep, and showing so much grit as they work through their RISE testing! Here are a few details and key dates you will want to make note of as we countdown to summer:

  • We are completing the second half of our RISE Testing this week. Please try to make sure students are at school and well rested. Thank you for your support!
  • Students will be working on a Biography Report and Speech in class this week. Each student has chosen a famous person who has had a positive influence and impact for good to research for this project and then to present in class in a wax museum on Wednesday morning, May 22nd. They should practice their speech (1 minute or less) at home over the weekend. On Monday, May 20th, students should bring their costumes for the wax museum to school. Please try to keep these simple! It is not necessary to spend money on an elaborate outfit. Look in closets at home and have students use their imagination to think of a way to adapt an outfit into a costume their famous person might have worn. Costumes will only be worn for the wax museum on the morning of May 22nd. Students are still required to wear their school uniform.
  • The Math/Science Olympiad will be held on Monday, May 20th, from 2:15-3:00 pm in the Q1 gym. If your student has been chosen to represent our class in the Olympiad, you will receive a separate email from me.
  • 5th grade Field Trip to The Ogden Junction – Tuesday, May 21st. Please see this form for more details, including lunch choices, and also be sure to fill out The Junction’s waiver here. Thank you to all of those who made this opportunity possible with your generous donations! Students will need to be dropped off at the Roy Frontrunner Station at 8:30 am and picked up there at 2:15 pm that day.
  • Wax Museum (in class) and Bounce Houses – Wednesday, May 22nd
  • School Talent Show – Thursday, May 23th, 9:50 am (Early out 1:20 pm)
  • Last Day of School (can you believe it?!) – Friday, May 24th (Early out 1:20 pm)

If you have any special things you would like me to write in/sign for the end of the year for your student, please let me know and I will be happy to do it. Please let me know if you have any questions. These kids are absolutely amazing! I love being their teacher!

Thank you always,
Mrs. Shaw

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April 29 – May 3, 2024

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Hello again Families,

We’re on the countdown now! I am so proud of your students’ courage and hard work as they dig deep and prepare to show what they know!

A few updates:

So far we have raised $120 of our $500 class goal for a special 5th Grade Field Day at The Ogden Junction. Thank you for your generosity if you have already made a donation. Our overall grade level goal is $2000 total, so we still need your help to make this happen! We are asking for a minimum contribution of $20 per student. Donations can be made in the office or with the following link:  https://secureinstantpayments.com/sip/cart/event.php?EID=1468. We are trying to raise the money for this incredible opportunity by this Friday, May 3rd. If we are unable to meet our goal, please rest assured that any donations will be used towards another engaging field day activity for our 5th graders.

If you haven’t done so yet, please sign this permission slip regarding RISE Testing, food items for End of Year instructional activities, and a waiver for other End of Year activities. As a reminder, students may also bring one snack from home for themselves (they may not share with their friends) each day during RISE Testing if desired.

As you know, we will be doing iReady Diagnostic and Acadience Reading Testing this week. RISE Testing will follow beginning next week. Again, please make sure that your students have a functioning pair of headphones in class, that they are getting enough sleep at home, eating a good breakfast, coming to school on time, and staying at school for the whole day.

Please note that the last day of library will be Tuesday, May 7th. Please check with your student to ensure that all of their library books have been returned by that day.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!

Thank you,

Mrs. Shaw

Please mark your calendar:

  • May 8, 2024 RISE Testing begins
  • May 17, 2024 RISE Testing ends
  • May 20, 2024 Math/Science Olympiad
  • May 24, 2024 Last Day of School
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Fun With Fitness – Community Opportunity

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April 22 – 26, 2024

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Families,

It’s go time! Next week we are beginning iReady Diagnostic and Acadience Reading Testing! We will also be working hard to review and prepare for the following week’s RISE testing (May 8th-10th and May 13th-17th)! Please check with your student to make sure they have a good, reliable, working pair of headphones. If not, please make sure they have some as soon as possible. They will need them everyday for the next few weeks!

During RISE Testing, we will be having 2 major testing sessions each day. Testing can be very demanding, so in between sessions students will be allowed to relax, listen to music, doodle, build puzzles, play board games, read, sleep—whatever they need to let their brain rest until the next testing session.

Thank you for your support from home: making sure students are getting enough sleep, eating a good breakfast, coming to school on time, and staying at school for the whole day. All of this helps with their success in showing the growth they have made this year. I am cheering for them! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 

Signing this permission slip will let me know that you are aware of the schedule and proceedings of RISE Testing and that you are giving your child permission to consume the food items listed as part of End of Year instructional activities. Students may also bring one snack from home for themselves (they may not share with their friends) each day during RISE Testing if desired. Finally, the permission slip also contains a waiver for other End of Year activities for which more details will be sent.

Thank you again,

Mrs. Shaw

Please mark your calendar:

  • Apr 26, 2024 Dollar Dress Down
  • April 29, 2024 iReady Diagnostic and Acadience Reading Testing begins
  • May 8, 2024 RISE Testing begins
  • May 17, 2024 RISE Testing ends
  • May 24, 2024 Last Day of School

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Future Quest Academy Cheer Team

Congratulations to all of the students who tried out for cheerleader and those who will be representing Quest next year. GO RAMS!

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Future 6th Grade Student Council Representatives

Congratulations to all of the students who ran for student council and those who will be representing the 6th grade class next year. GO RAMS!

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5th Grade Field Day

Dear Parents and Families,

We hope this message finds you well. We have some exciting news about our upcoming 5th Grade Field Day at The Ogden Junction. Our students will have the incredible opportunity to enjoy activities such as iRock, iFly, FlowRider, and Bowling. It’s sure to be a day full of fun and memories for our children.

To make this event possible, we are asking for a minimum contribution of $20 per student. Our grade level goal is to raise $2,000 total, or approximately $500 per class. Your support will help cover the costs associated with these fantastic activities and ensure every child can participate.

In the event that we are unable to raise enough funds for the entire 5th grade to attend, rest assured that all money collected will be used towards another engaging field day activity for our 5th graders.

Your generosity and support are sincerely appreciated. Together, we can make this field day a memorable experience for our students. Thank you for being part of our school community and for your continued involvement in your child’s education.

Donations can be made in the office or with the following link: https://secureinstantpayments.com/sip/cart/event.php?EID=1468. Please make this donation for your student as soon as possible. More specific information will follow in the future.

Warm regards,
5th Grade Teachers

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April 8 – 19, 2024

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Hello 5th Grade Families,

I hope you had an amazing Spring Break! It’s hard to believe we are down to our last few weeks of school! They are some of our busiest weeks of the year. We are going to be putting our hard work to the test and practicing our growth mindset! Challenge is an adventure!

Please remember that the 5th grade maturation program is this Friday, April 12th. Parents, please make every effort possible to attend this program with your child. Your attendance is not required, but is highly encouraged. Girls’ instruction will begin at 8:35 am and boys’ will be at 9:30 am.

This week and next week in ELA, we are going to be learning about how different groups can contribute to a cause, studying heroic examples from World War II. We are also finishing our last math lesson and diving deeper into the world of geometry by learning about properties and relationships among categories of two-dimensional figures.

Math tutoring for the remainder of the year will be held by invitation only in order to maximize this learning time for those who need it most. If your child can benefit from this extra support, you will receive a separate email from me for specific tutoring sessions, otherwise at home IXL practice is always a welcome choice!

RISE testing will begin Wednesday, May 8th, and will continue through Friday, May 17th. Please check with your student to make sure they have a functioning, reliable set of headphones in class. If you are aware that your child is going to be missing learning time in the next few weeks, please let me know as soon as possible so that make-up resources can be prepared ahead of time.

Next Friday, April 19th, will be a bonus dollar dress down day. The junior high will also announce the future 6th grade student council representatives and cheer team that day. Best of luck to all of our candidates and teammates! We are so very proud of your courage and hard work.

Thank you so much for your continued support and please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any concerns,

Mrs. Shaw

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March 18 – 29, 2024

Hello 5th Grade Families!

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Welcome to the 4th Quarter! I can’t believe the year has flown by so quickly. This class team is incredible and I’m so proud of their determination and hard work. They are growing leaps and bounds. We’re on the countdown to Spring Break (April 1st-5th) and we’re going to make the most of it!

This week and next, we will be doing RISE benchmark testing in ELA, science, and writing. I want our team to feel empowered, confident, and prepared to tackle the summative tests in May. This will be a great way to see how far we’ve come. Please check with your child and make sure they have good functioning headphones. If not, please replace them as soon as possible as we will use them everyday. Blue light glasses are also a welcome tool as well if you feel your child could benefit from them as well.

In math, we will be learning all about evaluating, writing, and interpreting expressions and the order of operations. There will be no math club (tutoring) this week or next as I have administrative meetings to attend. Please feel free to have students use IXL or, even better, help in the kitchen using fractions at home. Please also encourage those mighty minutes of reading every night! They do make a difference!

By way of announcement, there will be a mandatory 5th grade parent meeting next Wednesday, March 27th, at 4 pm, for all students interested in participating in student council next year at the Junior High. At this meeting, students will get an application. The application is due on Friday, March 29th. Those chosen to advance to the next round will be notified by the Junior High advisors. If for some reason a parent is unable to attend the meeting, or if you have any other questions regarding the election process, please email Ms. Emilia Cook at ecook@questac.org.

Next Friday, March 29th, is a Dollar Dress Down Day. It will also be the last day to order a yearbook.

Finally, please save the date for the 5th grade maturation program on Friday, April 12th, in the Q1 cafeteria. Girls will meet from 8:35-9:25 am and boys will meet from 9:30-10:20 am. Parents are encouraged to please make every effort possible to attend the maturation program with their child! A permission slip will be sent home with your child this week. Please sign and return it as soon as possible.

As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Mrs. Shaw

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March 11 – 15, 2024

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Hello Families,

Your students are working hard and I am so proud of the progress they are making! I hope they can keep shining bright, challenge themselves, and encourage their teammates along the way! Thank you for your support with take-home reading passages and math review homework as we begin to prepare for end of year testing. Please work with your student for a few brief minutes as needed on these topics and be sure to continue 20 minutes of reading everyday. It really does make a difference and consistency is key to their confidence!

This week, Math Club (tutoring) will be held Wednesday afternoon only immediately following school until 3:35 pm by invitation only please to best serve our teammates 🙂 Thank you again for your patience with my family emergency on Monday.

This week we will be working on making and interpreting line plots in math, analyzing argumentative text and citing specific details to support an author’s claims in ELA, and wrapping up our study of food webs and ecosystems in science. This week marks the end of 3rd term.

As you know, we will be having a lockdown drill this Thursday, March 14th, with the Weber County Sheriff’s office. I am choosing to focus on helping the students feel empowered by being prepared. Please contact the office or I if you have any questions regarding this drill.

This Friday, March 15th, is Spring Picture Day. Students are welcome to wear clothing of their choice for photos. Also, Friday evening from 6-8 pm is the POQA sponsored Daddy-Daughter Dance. The Mother-Son Dance will follow next Friday evening, March 22nd. Tickets for both events may be purchased in the office or by scanning the QR code below. Once again, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Mrs. Shaw

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