IOWA Testing

IOWA testing will take place Monday, September 11 through Thursday, September 14.  The IOWA tests are norm-referenced tests, which means that your student’s results will show you how they did on the test compared to all the other fifth graders in the nation who took this test at the same time.  The IOWA is a basic knowledge test, so there is no need to stress or study over the weekend!  Just make sure your student gets a good night’s rest and eats a good breakfast before coming to school.  Encourage them to do their best, but to not get frustrated if there are items on the test they do not know.  They should use their good test taking skills and skip over any questions they don’t know and come back to them if they have time.


Testing will take place in the morning block.  We will have an adjusted schedule for the remainder of the day and week in order to make sure every block gets an equal amount of instruction time in all subjects.  Thank you in advance for your flexibility with these schedule changes.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Drive

Cobb County Schools has partnered with United Way and other organizations to help send supplies to families in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey.  We will be collecting these items on Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12.  Please see the list below to see if there is anything your family can donate to our drive.  Thank you in advance for your help and compassion!


Baby products (wipes and diapers)





Feminine hygiene products

First aid items (bandages and Neosporin)

Flip flops



Reusable water bottle








Underwear (ALL)

Wash cloth

Class Shirt Orders

Please return your class shirt order form and payment by THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8.  We are looking forward to wearing these on our field trips and for school functions this year!  These make a great souvenir for your child’s fifth grade year!  Make sure you don’t miss out! =)

Progress Reports

Progress reports for Quarter 1 will be coming home TODAY, September 6.  Please be sure to review these with your student, and then sign and return them to your student’s homeroom teacher tomorrow.  Thank you in advance!