What happens in fifth grade?
Being a 5th grader is momentous for Laurel students. It's a status that they've worked hard to achieve that comes with events that they've looked forward to since Kindergarten. The Fifth Grade Committee is a group of 5th grade parent volunteers who work together with the school staff to ensure that every child has an extra special 5th grade experience during their last year at Laurel.
The Fifth Grade Committee plans the pool party held at the Fiesta Gardens pool each* year, involving reserving the pool, planning food, games and fun at the event.
The Fifth Grade Committee also organizes a pancake breakfast at the end of the school year. Students sign yearbooks and exchange contact information for each other, and say one last goodbye to Laurel Elementary.
The Fifth Grade Committee also helps plan the Graduation Ceremony which takes place at the end of the year. Parent volunteers are responsible for planning the event with the Principal, creating invitations and decorations, coordinating refreshments and overseeing the logistics of the ceremony with the Principal.
One of the biggest undertakings of the 5th Grade Committee is the creation of the 5th Grade Yearbook. This involves collaboration between parents, teachers and volunteers. Some of the responsibilities include collecting, organizing and selecting photos submitted by parents, obtaining and organizing information for each student page, designing and creating layouts for the book, as well as working with the 5th grade teachers to publish content submitted by the students. The finished product is a professionally published yearbook for students and families to cherish for years to come.
The Fifth Grade Committee is also responsible for creating custom t-shirts for the students. The t-shirts will be worn by 5th graders on Field Day - another Laurel tradition that the children look forward to and enjoy tremendously.
Would you like to get involved?
The success of the 5th Grade Committee is driven primarily by parent volunteers. We understand that not everyone will be able to or interested in being a part of the committee, however, we're hoping that those that are will volunteer as little or as much time as possible. We will be holding meetings periodically and will be creating sub-committees to oversee the various initiatives (i.e., yearbook, t-shirts, Graduation Ceremony, etc.).
If you would like more information or you would like to volunteer to be a part of the 5th Grade Committee, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Except during the COVID-19 pandemic and/or consequent Public Health Orders.
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