Opportunities for leadership, community service and social engagement abound. These special activities and programs aimed exclusively for the 5th grade students make this end-of-the-elementary-school year memorable.
Fifth Grade is a fun-filled year at all the Winchester elementary schools. There are so many ways to make this year special for our kids, and it requires a lot of participation from parents. And a lot of fundraising too.
Fifth Grade Events
These events are a wonderful way to cap off their elementary school years and are really enjoyed by the kids.
A day at the Project Adventure facility
A pool party at the Lexington Pool
A moving up ceremony
Each student receives a year book & a video of K-5 memories
Fifth graders have an opportunity to participate in Mentor night
Each student receives a class t-shirt that can be worn on field trips, project adventure and field day.
In addition to these end-of-year celebrations, the fifth grade class is a leader in the school and takes on more responsibility. Here are some of the opportunities fifth graders have to lead:
Being a buddy to the kindergarten classes.
Assist Kindergarten teachers in classroom.
Plan, organize and speak at all-school assemblies
Participate in the student council
The 5th graders also participate in multiple community service projects throughout the year, including:
Running some of the games at the annual Fall Festival
Delivering the Thanksgiving baskets to the Woburn food pantry
Making Valentine cards for a local nursing home.
Donating and packaging snacks for the Arlington EATS program
Spring clean-up at Wright-Locke FArm
Donating “Spare Change” to a voted on class charity.
PMC for kids
The Fifth Grade Committee is a self- funded program within V-OPA. In order for these wonderful events to happen you have to have successfully fundraised. Some fundraising opportunities might be an Election Day bake sale, selling cash calendars or a parking spot raffles.
Leadership for Fifth Grade
The chair of the Fifth Grade committee recruits parents for subcommittees and provides overall leadership for the activities and programs.