• Eclipse

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 4/8/2024

    Monday, April 8th, 2024

    A partial solar eclipse is happening today. Please watch this short video on eye safety during this event!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvDVUga21bU

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  • Week of 3.18.24

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 3/18/2024 5:00:00 AM

    Welcome back, 5th Grade Families! I hope everyone had a restful spring break. I am so excited to jump into the last 9 weeks of the year. This quarter is packed with events and tests, so here is a quick list to reference in the coming weeks. I have listed important school events along with the most important class assignments and assessments for ELA and Social Studies. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

     

     

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  • Updates

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 1/22/2024
    Good Afternoon Fifth Grade Families,
     
    I hope you are all doing well. 2024 is well underway and we have exciting things coming up! Please excuse the long email and do not hesitate to reach out if you need further clarification.
     
    1. New Book Study: Last semester we worked our way through "The Tale of Despereaux" and we are now working on "The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler." We are enjoying this study so far and are going to be picking up the pace towards the end of January. Book studies are allowing us to focus on multiple ELA standards at once, while also enjoying a good story! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
       
    2. Literacy Week: Next week is Celebrate Literacy Week! I sent students home with a copy of our activities for next week and I have also uploaded the handout to this email for you to reference.
       
    3. Field Day: Please see the attachment for more information about our upcoming Field Day and let me know if you have any questions.
       
    4. Homework: You may have noticed that your child is coming home with a reading packet. This will be our homework procedure for the remainder of the year. I am asking students to read through each packet and answer ONLY the "Check for Understanding" questions that accompany the story. They can also listen to this story online on SAVVAS.I will still upload videos that relate to our classwork and homework packet.
       
    5. Writing: As we move into the last couple weeks in January, we will be focusing heavily on writing instruction. Our FAST writing test will take place in April, and I want to ensure that everyone is confident and well prepared. To help with this, I highly encourage every student to write in a journal at home. Informal writing is a great way to build writing stamina and confidence.
     
    Again, feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. I appreciate your support and am excited for all that 2024 will bring!
     
     
    All the best,
     
    Paige Centers
    5th Grade ELA and Social Studies
    Conley @ Southwood
     
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  • 4-H Class Presentation

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 11/26/2023 3:00:00 PM

    4-H Speech Coming SOON

    Students will be working on this speech (both the written and verbal portion) in the classroom for the next two weeks.

    Students will present on 12/8/23. Winner will be acknowledged the following Monday, after the teacher has evaluated students' scores based on the 4-H speech rubric.

    *Students should be paying close attention to how they can continue to prepare for the presentation at home! Please see the handout that was provided at the beginning of November as well as the assignments tab. Students should work on editing their writing and should practice presenting at home as well.

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  • 11/17/23

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 11/17/2023 3:00:00 PM

    Good Afternoon Parents!

     

    Conley Elementary will be closed next week for Thanksgiving Break!  Our office will reopen on Monday, November 27th at 7:30am. We hope you and your family have a restful break!

     

    Book Fair

    Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them on their journey to becoming lifelong readers. AND—as always—every purchase at the Fair benefits our school.

     

    Here’s what you need to know about the big event, which will take place in the media center from November 27 – December 1, 2023. On Monday through Friday, the Book Fair will be open in the media center between 8:30 until 2:30, and on Tuesday, the times will run from 8:30 until 6:00.  Say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.  If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Book Fair online. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Every online purchase will also benefit our school.

     

    Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping at https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/conleyelementaryschool8

     

    Spreading  Holiday Cheer

    Our Conley Family is working to provide a few gifts for families in need.  If you are interested in contributing, please click the link below to sign up. All gifts will need to be wrapped brought to school by December 10, 2023.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0845A8AB2BABF9C25-46244807-conleys  

     

    Winter Break

    We have an unusual break this year. Please be mindful that the last day of school this semester is Tuesday, December 19th.  We will resume on Monday, January, 8th.

     

    Breakfast

    Students must be dropped off by 8:25 in order to get to class on time each day.  Breakfast begins each day at 7:45 and closes at 8:20 in order for students to get to class on time. Students must be at school by 8:15 in order to receive breakfast. We are having an increased number of students arriving each day which is interrupting their daily instruction. Please arrive on time each day!

     

    Food Donations

    We are accepting can food donations at all times for distribution to other Conley families in need.  If your family has a need for food on the weekends please contact cssoffice@leonschools.net

     

    Future Dates:

    11/20-24 – Thanksgiving Holiday – No School

    12/6 – Picture Retakes

    12/20 – 1/3 – Winter Holiday – No School

    1/4-5 – Teacher Planning Days

    1/8 – Students return to school/Beginning of the 3rd 9 Weeks

     

     

     

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  • Book Fair

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 11/15/2023 5:00:00 AM

    The Book Fair will take place from November 27th-December 1st.

    If you would like to volunteer, please follow this link and sign up and help out!

    Volunteer Sign Up Link

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  • Spelling Bee!

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 11/15/2023 5:00:00 AM

    Quick Reminder!

    Students will be participating in our classroom spelling bee this Friday, November 17th.

    Students have been given a packet of words to study for two weeks and we have also discussed the spelling bee procedure in class and watched sample videos. We will conduct a practice round so that students understand how the spelling bee will operate and then we will begin!

    The winner of the class spelling bee will be provided with a packet of words to study and will move up to the school level competition.

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  • Parent Update

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 11/13/2023 3:00:00 PM

    Good Morning Parents!

    In addition to a few updates below I wanted to share a link that might be helpful for you.  If your child is in Kindergarten through 3rd grade you may have seen a UFLI Foundations Home Proactive sheet come home from time to time. This sheet is very helpful to the development of your child’s reading skills, but it is often confusing.  If you have been confused or just wonder how to do a part of the sheet, please click the you tube link below to watch the video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffnEROMGi2A

     

    Progress Reports

    Progress reports will be posted to the parent portal this Wednesday.  This report is just a snapshot of the grades at that time and current grades can be viewed at any time.

     

    Thanksgiving Holiday

    Conley Elementary will be closed next week for Thanksgiving.  Our office will reopen on Monday, November 27th at 7:30am.

     

    Book Fair

    Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them on their journey to becoming lifelong readers. AND—as always—every purchase at the Fair benefits our school.

     

    Here’s what you need to know about the big event, which will take place in the media center from November 27 – December 1, 2023. On Monday through Friday, the Book Fair will be open in the media center between 8:30 until 2:30, and on Tuesday, the times will run from 8:30 until 6:00.  Say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.  If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Book Fair online. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Every online purchase will also benefit our school.

     

    Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping at https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/conleyelementaryschool8

     

    Winter Break

    We have an unusual break this year. Please be mindful that the last day of school this semester is Tuesday, December 19th.  We will resume on Monday, January, 8th.

     

    Dimes for Down Syndrome

    Congratulations to Mrs. Fogler’s class for collecting the most dimes! They collected over $20 in dimes!

     

    Breakfast

    Students must be dropped off by 8:25 in order to get to class on time each day.  Breakfast begins each day at 7:45 and closes at 8:20 in order for students to get to class on time. Students must be at school by 8:15 in order to receive breakfast. We are having an increased number of students arriving each day which is interrupting their daily instruction. Please arrive on time each day!

     

    Food Donations

    We are accepting can food donations at all times for distribution to other Conley families in need.  If your family has a need for food on the weekends please contact cssoffice@leonschools.net

     

    Future Dates:

    11/20-24 – Thanksgiving Holiday – No School

    12/6 – Picture Retakes

    12/20 – 1/3 – Winter Holiday – No School

    1/4-5 – Teacher Planning Days

    1/8 – Students return to school/Beginning of the 3rd 9 Weeks

     

     

     

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  • Spelling Bee and 4-H Speech Contest

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 11/8/2023 3:00:00 PM
    Good Afternoon 5th Grade Families,
     
    I hope you are all doing well. I am reaching out because it is the time of year when 5th graders are hard at work preparing for our class Spelling Bee and 4-H Speech Contest! I have the dates listed below as well as important information about each event. I have also uploaded this information to my website, if you ever need to refer back to it.
     
    Class Spelling Bee: November 17, 2023
     
    Students have been provided with a list of spelling words (from 5th, 4th, and 3rd grade) to study for the class spelling bee. Students should prioritize the 5th grade words, but I also encourage them to look over the other grade level words. I distributed copies of these words on Monday, 11/6/23, and this has been their homework leading up to the contest on Friday, November 17th. The winner of the class spelling bee will go on to compete at the school level on 12/6/23.
     
    I have also uploaded the spelling list to my class website. The words are attached under the tab labled "Spelling Bee 2023." I have also linked example videos if students would like to watch real examples of Spelling Bee competitions.
     
     
    Class 4-H Speech Competition: December 8th, 2023
     
    Students have already begun brainstorming their speech topic in the class room. A packet of information is being sent home tomorrow with your child (11/9/23). If you have any questions about how to help your child prepare for the presentation, please do not hesitate to reach out.
     
    I have uploaded the judging rubric as well as helpful videos to my website. This information is linked under the tab labeled "4-H Speech Contest." Students will draft their speech in class and practice presenting it in the weeks leading up to the class contest. The winner of the class contest will go on to compete at the school level on 12/18/23.
     
    Again, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. These are great public speaking experiences and I am confident that students are going to grow so much as a result of their hard work!
     
     
    All the best,
     
    Paige Centers
    5th Grade ELA and Social Studies
    Conley @ Southwood
     
    *SUNSHINE LAW AND PUBLIC RECORDS CAUTION: Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Virtually all written communications to or from School Board of Leon County, Florida Personnel are public records available to the public and media upon request. E-mail sent or received on the LCSB system will be considered public and will only be withheld from disclosure if deemed confidential pursuant to State Law. Individual student records are deemed confidential.
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  • 10/30

    Posted by Paige (Elizabeth) Centers on 10/30/2023 5:00:00 AM

    Dimes for Down Syndrome!

    Dimes for Down Syndrome

    This week we are collecting dimes to support the Down Syndrome Foundation of Tallahassee. This foundation supports families in our community including Conley families.  As motivation to collect for this great cause, every student in the winning class will receive a fully punched sting card. Collection will occur in each class October 30th through November 3rd.  As part of this push we want to educate our students about what Down Syndrome is and how our students can interact with students with Down Syndrome.

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