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! 

December Newsletter!


Happy Holiday Season! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break full of good food and rest! We only have a short 3 weeks until the kids are officially half way done with 5th grade! Crazy how fast it has gone by so far! I can’t wait to see the kids finish up this semester strong!


Class Webpage

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


Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books has started! Ms. Young will be in charge of it for 5th grade and is hoping to have her final team picked before break. If you have any questions about it, please reach out to her. If you would like to help out our battle team, we are still looking for volunteers to read the books are write questions that the kids can practice with. Please either let her or I know if you are interested in helping out!


ODE Butter Braid Fundraiser

         Our Outdoor Ed. Butter Braid Fundraiser is a way for families to offset the cost of Outdoor Ed. We have had many in the past sell enough where they don’t have to pay anything for their trip!  Butter Braid sales will start on February 6th and go through the 21st. All forms have to be turned in by the 21st and late forms will not be accepted. The delivery date of the items will be March 5th at 2pm. If your child sells a good amount, please plan on picking them up from school that day as these boxes can get extremely large and heavy! We will be sending out more information about this later in the year as well!



         Please make sure your child is finishing the semester out strong with their work! I have received many missing assignments from kids which is great! Please make sure they are finishing up what they are missing before winter break. Their homework will be reflected on their final semester grades as well.     


National Elementary Honor Society

The kids took a vote on several community service ideas and the winner was volunteering in a retirement community! I am in contact with place located very close to school and just waiting to hear about the final details. I will be sending out an email once everything is set in stone for this. Plan on this taking place sometime mid-December before winter break!

Make sure kids are working on their volunteer hours and tracking them on their sheet! We will be checking their progress the meeting before winter break! They need a total of 10 hours for the year, so please don’t stress if it is not finished already! They have plenty of time to complete this.


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.   



Make sure kids have at least one healthy snack to be eating throughout the day 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

DECEMBER 4: IHE Restaurant Night at Chick-Fil-A
DECEMBER 10: Winter Program (1st and 2nd Grade Only) 6:30-7:00pm in the Gym
DECEMBER 13: Choir Concert 6:30-8:00pm in the Gym
DECEMBER 17: SAC Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
DECEMBER 18PTO Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
DECEMBER 19: Assembly for Student of the Month: Be Fair 9:00-9:20am in the Gym
DECEMBER 19: Polar Express Night 5-7:30 in the Gym
JANUARY 6: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day

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


Marissa Scott