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Fifth Grade Center Newsletter August 17, 2017
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School Pictures Tomorrow

School picture day at the FGC is tomorrow, Friday August 25th.

Order forms for school portraits came home in your student's backpack last week, and portrait packages can also be purchased online at Click the "Shop" menu item at the top right of Wagner's home page, then enter password "LFGC" (twice, you will be prompted again after the first time).

All FGC students will have their pictures taken, whether or not they are ordering prints, for the yearbook and the school record system. So look sharp, FGC dragons!

Volunteer at the FGC

Thanks to everyone who has already signed up for LWPA committees and projects and/or to be Dragon's Den helpers, Library Volunteers and Room Parents.

If you haven't signed up, please check out our SignUpGenius pages and find the volunteer role that's right for you:

Dragon's Den School Store - Shifts in our school store are one hour and fifteen minutes long and scheduled during lunch and recess on Fridays throughout the school year.

Library Volunteers - Shifts are 60-65 minutes and cover two homerooms' library time. FGC library volunteers commit to helping once every 4 weeks or more.

Room Parents - Plan Halloween and Valentine's Day parties for your child's homeroom, recruit other parents to help at the parties, and organize a simple birthday celebration for your homeroom teacher.

LWPA Event and Committee Chairs - we are still looking to fill a few roles: Funds for the Fifth (fundraising event), School Skate/Family Fun, Outdoor Beautification, Teacher Appreciation, Yearbook, Holiday and Year-end Teacher Lunches, Parent Volunteer Coordinator, and our Field Day/Last Day of Fun.

Thanks for helping make this a great year for our fifth graders!

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.

MySchoolBucks - the Easy Way to Pay Your LWPA Dues

LWPA can now accept online payments by credit card on This is a convenient way to pay your LWPA dues.

With our "One Check" approach, we ask FGC families to support LWPA at a higher dues level if you can, but we promise NOT to ask you to sell anything or to make financial contributions to multiple small campaigns. (We will still invite you to our one fundraising event, Funds for the Fifth, and to contribute to teacher and staff gifts.)

Click here for instructions on setting up a MySchoolBucks account or to add LWPA to your existing account. Thank you for supporting LWPA!

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

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Dates to Anticipate:
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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