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Fifth Grade Center Newsletter September 7, 2017
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Meet the Teacher Night at the FGC

Welcome to the FGC / Meet the Teacher Night is tonight!

Join us from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. 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.

The Dragon's Den Opens Tomorrow

The Dragon’s Den will be open for the first time this year tomorrow during lunch and recess. The Den has lots of new stuff: shirts, shorts, socks, water bottles and lots of fun pens and pencils.

The Dragon's Den accepts cash and checks (made out to the LWPA) and all proceeds support the LWPA. So send some money with your little dragon!

Questions? Contact Laura Whalen at

Ladue School District Tennis Carnival

This Saturday at the Frontenac Racquet Club, the long-awaited Tennis Carnival welcomes Ladue elementary and FGC students. All skills levels are welcome.

Saturday's 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 and FGC students and costs $25 per student. 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: Frontenac Racquet Club
When: Saturday, September 9th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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

FGC Parent Party September 23

Plans are shaping up for the Fifth Grade Center parent party, coming up on Saturday, September 23rd. Come meet the parents of the Class of 2025!

We have an amazing space on the rooftop of the Maryland Walk building. Stop by before or after dinner - or hang out all night long.

7:00 - 11:00 PM
Saturday, September 23
8025 Maryland Blvd.

Bring your favorite adult beverage - and a dessert or appetizer to share, if it's easy. The LWPA will provide ice, cups, water, soda and mixers. And free parking is available on the street and in the parking garage behind the building. *Please note, this is not a family event - make your childcare plans now!*

The LEF Annual Community Breakfast

Make plans now to attend the Ladue Education Foundation's Annual Community Breakfast:

   7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
   Friday, October 6th, 2017
   Hilton St. Louis Frontenac

Join us for the 11th annual Community Breakfast as we come together as a community to celebrate our successes, learn about current initiatives, and support our future programs.

The LEF will be honoring Coach Phil Brusca at the Breakfast! Coach Brusca, 90, spent 25 years as Track and Field Coach at LHWHS. He also has a citywide track and field event in his name, has coached an Olympic Medal winner, and has been inducted into the Missouri Coaches Hall of Fame and the U.S. Track and Field Masters Hall of Fame.

If you'd like to include a quote about Phil in a book that will be presented to him, please email Photos for a slideshow and/or collage are also being collected and can be sent to

Register for the breakfast here.

'Due Run 4 Education

Lace up your shoes and join us for the LEF Annual 'Due Run for Education on Saturday, October 7th!

After the run/walk, the festivities will continue at the finish line, with attendance prizes, music, food and drinks. Please continue to enjoy homecoming festivities throughout the day.

Register now to secure your spot, guarantee your t-shirt size, and save $5 on fees! Early bird registration available until September 24.

The 'Due Run 4 Education is a community-wide event supporting the Ladue Education Foundation's mission of advancing the excellence of the Ladue School District by expanding opportunities for student success. Your sponsorship is a crucial source of funding for the LEF. We depend on donors  like you, who come together as a community to celebrate our successes, learn about current initiatives, and support our future programs.

Register as a family or individual for the 'Due Run, or sign up your team here!
Stay Connected with the LWPA

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Dates to Anticipate:
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

Friday, October 13
Early Release

Wednesday, October 18
4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
FGC Teacher Conferences

Thursday, October 26
Early Release

Thursday, October 26
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
FGC Teacher Conferences

Friday, October 27
No School


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