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Fifth Grade Center Newsletter September 7, 2017
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Join us at the 'Due Run for Education

Attention all 5th Graders! Come join us for the annual 'Due Run for Education 5K run & 1 mile fun run/walk! Wear your FGC "Class of 2025" shirt to show your school spirit.

8:30 am, Saturday, October 7th
Ladue Horton Watkins High School

Register online or visit for more details. Early-Bird registration available until September 24th!

(See below for more details)

FGC Parent Party September 23

Hope you've made plans to join us for the Fifth Grade Center parent party, coming up next Saturday, September 23rd. Come meet the parents of the Class of 2025!

RSVP through our FGC Parent Party evite.

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!*

New Arrivals at the Dragon's Den

The Dragon’s Den will be open this Friday during recess!  Stop by and see the new items we have - locker decorations and fun school supplies! 

Don’t forget to show your Dragon spirit with our water bottles ($7.50), girls’ shorts in green and blue ($20), dragon shirts in lots of colors ($15) and Ladue socks ($15)! 

We accept cash and checks made out to LWPA.

There are still opportunities to volunteer in the Dragon’s Den!  Click here to sign up!

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.

If you have school age children and want to attend the breakfast, you can drop them off at their respective schools as early as 6:45 and head on to the breakfast! This is available at all four elementary schools. At the FGC, you may drop off as early as 7:00 a.m. LMS allows drop off as early as 7:30 and we are working with the school to allow drop off at 7:15 for the morning of the breakfast. We will update everyone once we have approval for a 7:15 drop off.

Sign up here for elementary school childcare! No need to sign up for FGC or LMS Students.
Stay Connected with the LWPA

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Dates to Anticipate:
Saturday, September 23
7:00 to 11:00 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

Tuesday, October 31
Halloween Classroom Parties

Thursday, November 2
7:00 p.m.
FGC Band Concert

Tuesday, November 7
No School

Saturday, November 11
Funds for the Fifth


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