Monday, June 5, 2017

5J Presents...

5J Presents Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

All performances in 5J!
Tuesday 6/6 for the Fifth Graders at 11:00am!
Wednesday 6/7 for Parents at 10:00am!
Thursday 6/8 for Buddies at 10:00am!'

Friday, March 10, 2017


5th Grade Orientation Activities _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

The end of the year is quickly approaching and many of the graduates of our elementary schools will soon become the Elm Place Class of 2020!  We are excited to welcome the new students and have a variety of activities planned.  

5th Grade Welcome Night at Elm Place
May 1st, 2017 ~ 6:00pm - 7:30pm ~ meet in the Auditorium
All parents of the Elm Place Class of 2020 are invited to attend this evening
to learn important information regarding student life at Elm Place Middle School.

5th Graders Step-Up Lunch at Elm Place (Field Trip)
May 16 ~ 9:15am - 11:00am ~ meet in the Auditorium
The 5th grade students will visit Elm Place for a fun-filled morning and lunch.During this field trip, Elm Place Ambassadors will share their experiences and answer questions. Sherwood and Indian Trail students attend. Students will eat lunch and return to their school.

Shadow Day for 5th Graders with Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
April 24th ~ 9:00am - 11:30am ~ Meet in Library
Incoming students with an IEP will come to school, take a tour, visit classes, and meet staff. Fifth grade case managers or staff will bring students and this will be arranged at the school level.

Parent Office Hours for Incoming  IEP/504 Plans
May 8 & May 9 ~ 9:00am - 12:00pm
Incoming parents have a chance to sit down and chat with the special education and related services team members.  Parents can schedule these during the welcome night on 5/1 or they can contact the associate principal below.

Camp 6th Grade
Friday, August 18th ~ 9:00am - 12:00pm  at Elm Place
To ease those first day 6th grade jitters, Elm Place will hold a “Meet and Greet”
for all 6th grade students the Friday before the first official day of school.

Questions?  Please contact Luke Livingston, Associate Principal Elm Place,

or visit our Elm Place website here

Thursday, March 9, 2017


Friday, April 7, 2017
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Bingo Cards are $5.00
Music and Dancing and Prizes
Pizza & Snacks For Sale
Purchase Bingo Cards and Pizza in advance online until April 5th:
volunteers needed: 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

iRead for 112 Foundation

The iRead for 112 Foundation begins this Saturday, January 7, with a kick-off at Highland Park Library.  Today, students were given the form where they will log their reading: book titles and minutes read.  Each student in fifth grade at Indian Trail is expected to read at least 30 minutes a day, for a total of 750 minutes (25 days:  1/7 - 1/31).  We discussed that the reading doesn't have to occur daily, but overall the total should be 750 minutes or more, and that this reading will be completed outside of school.  While this is a fundraiser for the 112 Foundation and donations are greatly appreciated, students and their families/friends are not required to do so.  However, they are required to read, to keep track of their forms, and to return the forms to me by Friday, February 3.  HAPPY READING!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

CogAT Testing is January 10

The fifth grade will be CogAT testing on Tuesday, January 10, starting at 9:50.  We will take all nine subtests that day, so please do what you can to not schedule any appointments that day.  Make-up testing will take place later in the week.
It's not a test that can be studied for, but to allow for students to familiarize themselves with the types of questions they'll be asked to answer, we'll have some practice sessions this week.  They will be prepared!  Thanks for your support:)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Today during buddies, we read Olive the Other Reindeer, about a dog who thinks she's a reindeer and then, by helping Santa, earns her own set of reindeer antlers.  We then each made our own set of reindeer antlers.  Oh what fun...!