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Mrs. Mercer has been teaching for 26 years and has spent the last 17 years at East Elementary. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Western Michigan University with teaching endorsements in Elementary Education, Mathematics, and Science. She went on to earn a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University. Prior to teaching fifth grade, Mrs. Mercer taught kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and a multi-age K-2 classroom. Mrs. Mercer participates on the school Positive Behavior Intervention Support Committee and with the BE NICE Anti-Bullying Program.
 

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This Week's News 5-30-17

Welcome to the final two weeks of fifth grade!  There are many important dates to remember, as well as two permission slips to return.
 
One permission slip is for Bowling and needs to be returned.  The second one is for watching two movies next week and it only needs to be returned if you do not want your child to watch them.
 
Reminders:
Tonight, May 30th  Writing Gallery in the gym from 6:00-7:30.  Come view your child's writing and have a treat.
 
Thursday, June 1st Field Day - We participate in the morning 9:00-11:15am; bring a water bottle and wear tennis shoes.  Also wear clothes that are appropriate for the weather.  Currently, the forecast looks great!
 
Wednesday, June 7th School Picnic/ROAR Celebration - Kids do not need a lunch that day.  
 
Thursday, June 8th Bowling with KDG Buddies - Kids do not need a lunch this day. Permission slips and $7.00 due.

Friday, June 9th Last Half-day with Awards Assembly in the morning - Parents are invited to the assembly @ 9:30M.  School is dismissed at 11:36am.  Happy Summer!
 
Thank you for helping your child enjoy the final days of this school year.  
Report cards are sent home on the last day.  If your child is not in school on that day, it is mailed to your home.

This Week's News 4-21-17

Next week there are a few important things taking place.
 
On Monday, we are beginning our end-of-year BIOGRAPHY PROJECT.  This finishes with a WAX MUSEUM in the Gym on WED. MAY 17th.  Please take note of the letter and grading rubric that was sent home with today's Friday Folder notes.
 
MONDAY - PTC POPCORN SALE ENDS. Please return all orders and money.
 
TUESDAY - BOOK ORDERS will be taken through today (even though the due date said 4/21/17.) You can order online @ http://clubs.scholastic.com using our 5th grade level code GQ4JW
 
WEDNESDAY - NED ASSEMBLY = Yo-yo's and other items available to purchase; please see the note that came home in today's folder.
 
WEDNESDAY - SECRETARY'S DAY - if they would like to, have your child write Mrs. Boom a nice note
 
WEDNESDAY - 6th GRADE MUSIC (Band, Orchestra, Choir) slips due to Mrs. Mercer or Mr. Merritt
 
THURSDAY - POPCORN PICK UP DAY
 
FRIDAY - REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH VIDEOS and lesson; please let us know your intentions by returning the permission slip with your child.
 
FRIDAY - TWO AR TESTS for April are due. One is a Biography. One is a Graphic Novel.
 
Thank you for taking note of these items and helping your child be ready for each of them.

This Week's News 3-23-17

Please Take Note: 

Just a reminder to return the permission slips and/or money for our upcoming trips.

TOMORROW, Friday March 24th, all 5th graders from all schools in Grandville will be attending a music concert at Grandville High School.  This is to inform students about their options for beginning music in 6th grade.  No money is needed but a permission slip must be signed in order for students to ride the bus.

NEXT WEEK Wed. March 29th, both 5th and 6th grade East students will attend a Circle Theater play. There is a cost of $4.00. We want all students to attend. If cost is an issue, please make a note of it on the permission slip or have your child tell their teacher - PTC can give some scholarships so that all students can attend. We do not want any student to miss out!!! Circle Theatre puts on amazing productions!

Also, BOOK ORDERS were due today. You may order online tonight until 9:00pm. Go to  www.scholasticbookclubs.com and use our class code: GQ4JW.  The order must be in today if we want to receive the books before spring break.

TALENT SHOW is tomorrow, Friday night at Grandville Middle School. It begins @ 7:00pm.  Don't miss out! Plan to come and cheer your friends on.

 

 

This Week's News 3-3-17

February has come and gone already! Wow!  That just means the real spring weather is right around the corner!
 
Last week, the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades presented an all-school Black History Assembly.  Students researched information, learned speaking parts, and performed beautifully!  They learned about many important people from the past and present. Today, we culminated the month by viewing the motion picture "Hidden Figures."  It is a very dynamic and informative movie!  The students seemed to really enjoy and be attentive to the history of a period of time they were not around to witness. If you have not personally seen this movie, we would highly recommend it!
 
Also, congratulations to Ayush Bhattrai and Michael Medawis = 5th grade Students of the Month for February!
 
Next week:
Monday = 1/2 day for students.
Monday = Social Studies Test = complete the Study guide because it is an open note, but not open book, test.
 
Tuesday = Bingo for Books (free event) at East from 6:30-8:00pm.
 
Wednesday = RSVP for the Parent CAFE' McDonald's breakfast.
 
Friday = 7:45am Parent CAFE' in the gym; be sure to order food items by Wed.
 
Monday-Friday = return the yellow conference form; Parent Teacher Conferences are Mon. and Thurs. March 13 & 16.
 
Saturday = Battle of the Books at Grandville High School from 10:00-2:00pm. Good luck to both of our 5th and 6th grade teams!!!
 
Have a nice weekend, and as always, let us know if you have any questions.