Ms. Scott

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

Room 377

April Newsletter!


How is it April already?? I feel like I just sent the March one out last week! Crazy to think we are in the home stretch for this year!  


Outdoor Ed.

Our time for Outdoor Ed. is approaching fast! We will be going from April 27-29th. Over the next few weeks we will be sending out some emails with much more specific things they will need to take with them, i.e. hiking boots or good tennis shoes, warm layers, pillow, sleeping bags, changes of underwear and socks (you’d be surprised how much these get left behind!). Please watch out for an email about this so you don’t miss anything important! If you have not signed up yet, please do so as quickly as possible through MySchoolBucks. Below I have attached the website to Stone Canyon where you can find more specific details about the pack list, the instructors, and what it is like there.


Students also need a negative Covid test 1-7 days before we go. We will be doing student tests at the school for free the morning before we leave if you would like them to get tested here. This form does need to be filled out and returned to me if you would like us to test them. This form is ONLY for this one test to Outdoor Ed. as well.

Informed Consent Form


CMAS State Testing

Starting April 4th, the students will be taking their CMAS tests for the year on Monday- Wednesday for the next two weeks. They will take math and language arts the first week and science the second one. Please try and have your kids eat a healthy breakfast, get lots of sleep, and bring a water bottle so they are prepared to do great! I have sent out a Sign-Up Genius for some extra snacks for them to have before, between, and after the tests. Feel free to sign up for some snacks if you would like! If they could be brought in by next Monday that would be amazing! We do start very quickly in the morning, so please try to make sure that your student is arriving at school on time!  


Hawk Quest

IHE’s 5th-grade has been given a great opportunity to see a presentation through Hawk Quest. This group brings several different species of birds ranging from small to big to teach the kids about the different ways they live, how they adapt to their conditions, and much more! We will be having this presentation on the 14th!


End of Year Party

Our end-of-year party will take place on May 25th from about 9 am to 12 pm. We will be having the annual clap out on this day as well starting at 8:45 as a way to send the 5th-graders off to their party and middle school! The 5th-graders also have a half-day on this day as an extra celebration of completing elementary school! Parents will be able to pick students up from the party around that time. If your student is a walker, busser, or you are unable to get them at noon, they will be able to stay with us teachers and just have a calm afternoon until normal dismissal time.


We are looking for a couple of parents to help us plan and facilitate the party. If you are interested in helping out, please reach out to me so I can put you on the list of volunteers!


Important Dates:

4/4-4/6 CMAS

4/11-4/13 CMAS

4/14 Hawk Quest

4/22 No School

4/25 No School

4/27-4/29 Outdoor Ed.


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



Marissa Scott

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