Ms. Scott

Welcome to 5th grade! My name is Marissa Scott and this is my second year teaching at Iron Horse. I am so excited to have another wonderful year at this school and with all of you!


Room 377

On this site, you will find important updates, a calendar with important school dates and classroom dates and some pictures of what we're doing throughout the year! If you need to reach me, shoot me an email at mscott@dcsdk12.org!

 

March Newsletter!

 

We have reached March! Woohoo! This is always my favorite month of the year! The warm weather rolls around (cross your fingers for no March blizzards this year!), baseball season, and many fun activities during the school day! Who could ask for more!

 

Class Webpage

Please periodically check our class webpage for updates, pictures and a calendar that has important dates for parents and students! 

Cell Phones/Devices

The 5th grade teachers are aware that some students are spending school time discussing what they are doing on their cell phones after school hours.  We are asking for your help.  Please continue closely monitoring your child's cell phone activity including text messages and various apps. Almost every day we hear students talking about how they are on their phones texting in the middle of the night. 

We have also heard a lot about the app TicTok.  We know many students use that app but there are concerns in the news about child predators also using the app. Personally, I downloaded the app to see what the kids were talking about and was pretty surprised at what I saw.  We want student spending learning time discussing what they are learning and not what they are doing on their phones.  We also want to make sure students are learning to make safe choices outside of school.  Thank you for taking the time to review this with your child.

 

ODE Butter Braid Fundraiser

         Butter Braids will be delivered on March 5th at the end of the school day. They will be given to the kids in our special education room which is located next to the gym. If your child has sold more than 5, I highly recommend picking your child up that afternoon! The boxes are always very awkwardly large and heavy to hold, so trying to get several boxes on the bus or in their arms to walk home tends to not work out! The portion of the money they get from selling is in the process of being put on their accounts to help pay for Outdoor Ed. So keep an eye out for that on your bills within the next couple of weeks!      

 

Spring Conferences

       Please make sure to sign up for spring conferences as they are approaching very quickly! Time slots are filling up quickly! There are opening Monday through Thursday with the majority of them being on Tuesday and Thursday.  Use this link to sign up. The password is “engineer” in all lower cases. https://www.canyoncreeksoftware.com/scheduler/co/dcsd/

 

Homework

         With the end of the year becoming a closer date, I am still working hard with the kids to be completing and turning in their work that is due. We will still be having Friday Afternoon Club for those who need time to complete work. I am also planning to send home individual emails about missing work every other Friday so that everyone is on the same page about what they are missing. 

Kids are still expected to be reading 140 minutes a week and tracking it on their reading logs along with practicing their spelling words for the week. Math homework will still be almost nightly and their spelling sheet will be assigned every Wednesday.      

 

National Elementary Honor Society

         Our sock drive is under way! The kids have worked hard on creating amazing posters and doing a wonderful job cheering on the kids! As of right now, it looks like we are almost at 200 pairs already!

         Please remember that we will not have a meeting again until March 24th due to conferences and spring break.  

To access the Google classroom, the kids will need to log into Google under their DCSD account. If you are unsure of their email/password, please reach out to their classroom teacher for it! Then once they are logged into that, the class code is 5psf55c.   

 

Snacks

Make sure kids have at least one healthy snack to be eaten and a water bottle filled with just water! This will help them stay alert and energized which will help them do their best during the day!

If you have any unwanted cereal or other healthy snacks that are not being eaten at home, I would be more than happy to add them to our classroom snack supply! We tend to go through our supply every 2 weeks, so anything is appreciated!  

 

Important Dates

March 2-6- Book Fair in the library all week

March 6- Butter Braid orders arrive in the special education room

March 9-12- Spring Conferences

March 14-22- Spring Break

March 23- First day back

March 30-April 8- CMAS Testing

 

 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns!

 

Kindly,

Marissa Scott

mscott@dcsdk12.org