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Fifth Grade Center Newsletter August 17, 2017
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Welcome Back Parent Coffee

Join us tomorrow morning in the commons area at the FCG from 9:00 to 10:00 am to mingle with other parents and sign up for school committees and activities.

Check out the LWPA SignUpGenius to see some of the volunteer opportunities available. (Note that the SignUp lists chair and co-chair positions, but more parents will be needed to help out with many events and projects.) Can’t stop by but would like to volunteer? Contact Sarah McGinn at

Also, watch for separate emails and/or SignUpGenius invitations for Library Volunteers, Room Parents, and for staffing the Dragon's Den (the FGC school store, open on Fridays during lunch.) 

Bus Routes & Stops Posted

Bus routes have had some minor updates since they were first posted a week ago. Stops and pickup and drop-off times for the 2017-2018 school year are now posted on the Ladue School District website. The Fifth Grade Center routes can be viewed here.

Remember that even in fifth grade, students need a bus pass to ride home with a friend, or even to get off the bus at a stop other than their assigned one. Bus passes should be turned in the day before the student wishes to ride the bus.

Meet the Teacher Night at the FGC

Welcome to the FGC/Meet the Teacher Night will be Thursday, September 7th from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

This evening is an opportunity for you to learn about our school, and to meet and listen (as a group) to the teachers on your child's team as they explain about curriculum, communication and expectations for the coming year.

This parents-only event starts with welcome remarks and information applicable to the entire school in the gym, followed by the team presentations.

Ladue School District Tennis Carnival

The LWPA invites you to get your game on with a Tennis Carnival at the Frontenac Racquet Club on Saturday, September 9th. All skills levels are welcome - including "I have never touched a racquet."

The Saturday evening event combines tennis skills with games like dodgeball and capture the flag and a pizza supper will be served. The carnival is open to all Ladue elementary students and costs $25 per student - and all proceeds support our parent associations.
See the flyer for more information - and sign up today!

Who: Students from Conway, Old Bonhomme, Reed, Spoede and the Fifth Grade Center
What: An evening of tennis fun, pizza and games
Where: Frontenace Racquet Club
When: Saturday, September 9th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Registration is limited. Come get your game on and support LWPA!

Save the Date: FGC Parent Party

Mark your calendars now and save September 23rd for the Fifth Grade Center parent party.

Plan to join the fun, see old friends and meet the parents of the new kids your student talks about! More details to follow, but this evening event is always a lot of fun.
Stay Connected with the LWPA

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and visit our website with the links below!
Dates to Anticipate:
Friday, August 18
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
LWPA Back to School Coffee 
All parents invited

Friday, August 25
School Pictures

Friday, September 1
12:00 p.m.
Early Release Day

Monday, September 4
Labor Day
No School

Thursday, September 7
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Night (Parents)

Saturday, September 9
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Tennis Carnival

Saturday, September 23
7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
FGC Parent Party

Friday, October 6
7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
LEF Community Breakfast

Saturday, October 7
8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
LEF 'Due Run


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Ladue Schools Calendars
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