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5th grade transition letter


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5th grade transition letter

  1. 1. Sperreng Middle School February 1, 2013April 2—Sappington 5th GRADE TRANSITIONParent Night Dear Parents:6:00-7:00 pm It is hard to believe that in a few short months we will welcome a new class of sixth gradersApril 16—ConcordParent Night into Sperreng Middle School! We hope that you are equally excited to begin the transition6:00-6:40 pm to middle school. While this transition can prove to be unsettling for some parents, rest as- sured that the support and activities to ease this transition will enhance your student’s suc-April 16—Kennerly cess in middle school. We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities availableParent Night in an effort to prepare both you and your child for middle school. Listed below is an over-6:45-7:45 pm view of each of the activities that will take place over the next several months.April 29—5th GradeParent Orientation 5th Grade Parent Visits (March-April)—The middle school principals, Dr. Eggers7:00-8:00 pm and Mr. Walker, will provide an informational presentation regarding the middle school pro- gram. They will allow time for questions and offer support or resources should you requireMay 9—5th Grade additional information. These meetings will be held at each elementary school in coordina-Student Orientation tion with the school’s PTO. Kennerly parents will meet on April 16, Sappington parents will meet on April 2 and Concord parents will meet on April 16.August 8—6th GradeTransition Day8:00 am-2:00 pm 5th Grade Student Visits—In February, the middle school counselors, Ms. Chris- tanell and Mr. Swatosh, provided informational presentations regarding the middle school program and nature of the school day. Students begin the course selection process. 5th Grade Parent Orientation (April 29—7:00-8:00 pm, Sperreng Cafeteria)— Dr. Eggers and the entire administrative and counseling team will offer a brief presentation (similar to that given at the elementary schools) and offer a tour. This is a great opportunity to see the school. 5th Grade Student Orientation (May 9)—All fifth grade students will have an opportunity to tour Sperreng, learn about the middle school program, meet teachers, and see group performances. This activity is held during the school day and brings all three ele- mentary schools together to begin thinking about the transition to middle school. 6th Grade Transition Day (August 8—8:00 am-2:00 pm)—All sixth grade stu- dents are invited to spend a day at Sperreng to have the entire campus to themselves. They will tour the building, begin to make new friends, interact with teachers and student leaders, and get their class schedule. This will be a great day to practice the full middle school experience. (More details will be forthcoming on this day’s activities.) We are looking forward to getting to know and serve your family! Please feel free to contact the office at any time with questions about the aforementioned activities or any supports that are available as your student transitions to middle school. Welcome to Sperreng Middle School! Sincerely, Mark Eggers, Ed.D. Principal WELCOME TO SPERRENG MIDDLE SCHOOL!