Wednesday- 5th Grade Celebration


The 5th grade walk is proudly brought to you by the 5th grade teachers,

the Big Shanty PTA and three local businesses: Speedy Wiz Transport, Electro Painters and Brandi Sanders May Atlanta Communities Realty.


All students will receive a 5th grade shirt at school on Tuesday and we ask that ALL 5th graders wear that shirt on Wednesday for signing and the walk!


We can always use more hands on deck so if you would like volunteer to help we would love to have you.


Schedule of Events:

May 25th 9am to Noon

Walk 11:30 to Noon (line up on the black top)


8:30am Volunteers arrive in Cafeteria


9am to 11:00 all 5th graders in the cafeteria with parent volunteers for Superlatives, a dance Party, 5th grade shirt signing, a Jammin Pie Pizza Party and Ice Cream and an address from Mayor Easterling.


11:00 kids return to classrooms and prepare for their walk


11:30 beginning with Mrs. Douglas and Karen Orr Wright‘s classes at the far end each class will be picked up and line up for their walk. They will be led by Cobb Solicitor Barry Morgan and his brass accompaniment.


The route will exit the 5th grade hall to the blacktop where a path will be marked and coned. This is where we ask all parents to line up on both sides.

After walking all the halls they will exit back out to the blacktop to walk back through the line of parents and each class will be dropped back into their rooms for pick up or dismissal.


Please allow the kids to go back to their classrooms for dismissal and only check out once they have returned to their rooms.


Awtrey’s Parent Night for Special Education


Awtrey parent night

Awards Ceremony Tuesday, May 24th at 8:15


ALL parents are invited to attend the ceremony on Tuesday. Students will be performing and receiving awards from specialists and for academic/behavior/attendance.


The ceremony will take place at 8:15 in the cafeteria.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Real-life class project


Homework Assignment Due Thursday, May 19, 2016

You will need to bring in a real-life product for an assignment due Thursday, May 19th. This product could be a recipe, a product or nutrition label, a sports schedule, a magazine subscription, empty shampoo bottle, etc.  You will analyze this product to generate questions.

Memory Book Project


Memory Book Project

In class, the kids are creating an elementary school memory book.  It has specific requirements and topics for them to write about while they reflect upon elementary school and prepare for middle school.  This is an in-class project.  One of pages does require some materials to be gathered from home.  One page is a collage of words and symbols that represent who they are.  This does NOT mean photographs of them.  It means looking through magazines, newspapers, pictures online, etc… to find words (determined, motivated, inspirational, nature, reading, “quotes”, etc…) and symbols (pictures of books (if they are a reader),  baseball items (if that is their passion), hiking trails or supplies (if they hike a lot), etc…).  This should be gathered from home and brought back to school in either a Ziplock bag or a paper bag, so the items don’t get lost.  The due date for these items is Monday, May 16th.  They may bring these items in earlier.  Additionally, one of the pages asks for the kids to think about a big headline or news story that left an impression on them.  They may choose to find some info on that and bring in clippings or Internet info to include on that page.  It could be great to have that, so when they are older and look back they will have all of the information.  All should be brought in by Monday, May 16th.

May dates to mark on your calendars


Week of 5/2-5/6:

5/6- Mock Relay during specials (dress for being out and walking on the track)

Week of 5/9-5/13:

5/10- 5th grade panoramic photo (see info below & in your Thursday folder)

 5/13- Field Day (dress for being outside)-

         -ALL Eagle Eyes due!!!

Week of 5/16-5/20:

5/16- Memory Book items due

5/19- Real life class assignment item due

5/20- Yearbook signing for 5th grade (tentative date)

Week of 5/23-5/27:

5/23- 5B Awards @ 8:15 am

          -Clean out desks- EVERYTHING MUST go home today!!!!

5/24- 5A Awards @ 8:15 am

         -Early Release (no book bags NOR paper allowed at school nor going home)

5/25- Last Day of School

          -Early Release (no book bags NOR paper allowed at school nor going home)

          -5th grade celebration & walk (11:00)

5th grade panoramic picture


The 5th grade panoramic picture is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  The 10 x 20 picture can be purchased “in advance” for $15.00.  Check your child’s Thursday folder for this order form.

Career Lesson Project


Career Exploration Websites– many sites are found within this one/ GA College 411 is found here

DOE Cluster lessons – -Great site!  All Clusters, activities, games can be found on this page. Links to other sites are also included. – look under “jobs”, site has videos and games – has short videos of different career clusters – videos from various career fields– lessons, printables, resources

Helpful links for 5th grade portfolios:  – students must create an account and can explore various careers – Career information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics – great for 5th – lots of info – Great site! This link has project based books, journals, news stories, etc. that may be good for their projects.; great site for sixteen career clusters, and it also has videos.; career website from Powder Springs Elementary  This website has some great videos (some of them free, some not)… high interest to the 4-5th graders. for third through fifth grades; resources based on specific career clusters.

Friday, April 22nd- Spring Carnival


Remember, Saturday is the Spring Carnival!  There is a fundraiser for a teacher’s child involving the Pie in your Face portion of this carnival.  Information on this went home in your child’s Thursday folder.  Additionally, you can click on the link below to see information about this.

Robichaux Pie Fundraiser

Sign-up for Comcast Cares Day at Big Shanty


Saturday, April 30, 2016

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Please go to Big Shanty’s website ( and sign up to help beautify our school!

 –Free t-shirt to all who volunteer!

 –Refreshments will be sold. 

 -Bring the whole family to PLAY IN THE DIRT!

-Students who attend will earn a homework pass

-You do NOT have to stay for the entire time.  Every hour helps.  🙂

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