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5th Grade Panoramic Picture Day is Tuesday, May 8

5th Grade Panoramic will be taken Tuesday, May 8, 2018. 

The panoramic will be taken promptly at 8:00 a.m.PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME.

10 x 20 photo can be pre-purchased for $15.00.  Laminate photo for an additional $5.00.
Payments are due on picture day.
Make checks payable to GCI Portraits.
Questions:  Contact GCI Portraits at 770-428-3717.
Order forms are being sent home in Thursday folders.

Week of April 30th

Happy Monday!
Human Growth and Development Forms- Please return the permission form for your child to take part in the Human Growth and Development curriculum classes.  Return the forms by Monday, April 30th.
-Garden Gala- It’s almost time for the Garden Gala! Join us Thursday, May 3rd from 6-8 pm.  This is the biggest event of the school year, with every single student having something to showcase.  Please check out the website and the interactive map! Use the map to help you plan your night. www.bigshantygardengala.weebly.comhttps://www.thinglink.com/scene/1043507632414916609
Progress Reports were sent home Friday.  Please review, sign, and return.

STEM Day is May 4

We are gearing up for our most important STEM Days yet! A team from AdvancED will be visiting our school to consider us for international STEM certification! Please help us by sending in donations of the following materials by May 9th. Your support makes exciting days like this possible!


·Vegetable oil ·Masking tape ·Empty Water Bottles ·Zip top sandwich or quart sized bags ·White Plastic or Styrofoam
Disposable Bowls ·Light colored knee high hose ·16 plastic cups ·Boxes of Aluminum Foil ·Bubble Wrap ·Coffee filters (round) ·White Poster Board ·Cotton Balls ·Kitchen sponges without
scrubber/scratchy side ·Thin Dowel Rods or Chopsticks <

Comcast Cares, Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Dear Parents,
Our yearlong STEM project about erosion took place as Watershed Wonders Wednesdays. Your child has been a steward of a Big Shanty 10’ x 10’ area outside our classroom window. Every Wednesday, our class collected data, observed the erosion problem in our 10’ x 10’ area, and brain-stormed possible solutions. With the assistance of Mr. Parker from the EPA and Mr. Michael Kahle from Cobb County Watershed, we came up with solutions to our area’s erosion problem. We will be laying river rocks in our area to help reduce erosion on Saturday, April 21, from 8 am - 10 a.m. This is also our school-wide Comcast Cares Day from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please join us on this day. The white volunteer registration form needs to be filled out for your child, whether you attend on April 21 or not. Your child earned his or her Comcast tee shirt for the work they already did.
Thank you for your parental support!

More Information about the Garden Gala

Physics Day

Comcast Cares at BSI is Saturday, April 21

Fieldtrip: Chattahoochee Nature Center

We are excited to announce our field trip to the Chattahoochee Nature Center.  The students will be participating in their Water’s Ways and Wild Wetlands programs.  The permission slip, behavior contract, and $30 payment is due by Wednesday, March 14th. We apologize for the quick turnaround, but the nature center requests the non-refundable money within 2 weeks of booking the trip. 
We will ask for chaperones privately and individually.  Those chaperones will need to pay $30 and drive themselves to the nature center.  They are welcome to carpool and follow the buses from the school.  Again, wait until you hear directly from your child’s teacher for chaperone confirmation.  Check your child’s information sheet for more specifics.  Feel free to let us know if you have any questions. 
Thank you for supporting a fun, safe, and educational experience for the students.

Rocking It Out on STEM DAY in PE

For STEM DAY, we made electromagnets!

Be sure to ask your child about the electromagnet that their team made for our school's STEM Day challenge.

Team 2 Team 7 Team 1 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5

Week of February 5, 2018

This week, the students learned about finding the volume of composite figures in Math. We also began our measurement unit starting with length, with a focus on half and quarter inches. The students are in the process of typing up their final drafts of the persuasive essays on zoos for Language Arts. We did a reading comprehension skills handout on comparing and contrasting. Our grammar skill’s focus was similes. Science is about cells and microorganisms. Be sure to check out the picture of our sandwiches in bottles. We will update with a picture of the mold and bacteria growing in the permanently sealed bottles. We finished our World War I unit in Social Studies.
Next week is Kindness Week and Hoops for Hearts. February’s winter break is from February 19 – 23. Students should return to school on Monday, February 26.
Happy Friday!