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Fifth Grade Center Newsletter September 21, 2017
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Sign Up for Teacher Conferences - Starting Tomorrow

Fall conferences will be held at the FGC on Wednesday, October 18th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.and pm Thursday, October 26th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Conference sign up opens tomorrow afternoon. Visit the FGC website and click through the Team Conference Sign Up links (links may not be visible until noon tomorrow). Sign up early to ensure a convenient time slot!

Conferences are organized so that you meet with all four of your student's core subject teachers in one 20-minute time slot, so it is essential to arrive early and leave ample time for parking and navigating to your child's classroom.

FGC Parent Party Saturday

Hope you've made plans to join us for the Fifth Grade Center parent party this 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.

*Parents and guardians only, please! This is not a family event, so please make other childcare plans.*

Hurricane Help for Texas - Cowboy Day Tomorrow

In support of victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the FGC is coming together as a community to adopt a school in need from each of the affected areas (one school in Texas and one school in Florida.) Students are invited to participate by bringing in a monetary donation to help raise funds for these schools, and by dressing up in support of all those affected by the recent hurricanes.

Tomorrow, Friday September 22nd, FGC students and staff are invited to show their support for all those affected by Hurricane Harvey by dressing in their Cowboy/Cowgirl Best, or by wearing their favorite Texas sports team clothing or colors. *Any monetary donation will be greatly appreciated.*

Next Friday, September 29th, FGC students and staff are encouraged to wear their best (school appropriate) beach wear, tropical colors or patterns, or the clothing or colors of their favorite Florida sports team. *Any monetary donation will be greatly appreciated.*
Donations will be collected in the Commons in the morning and grand totals will be reported by the end of the day. Once funds are collected, the students will vote on which items to purchase for each designated school.

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 this Sunday, September 24th!

Ladue Sport Club Opportunities for FGC Students

The Junior Rams Boys Basketball Club is holding a tryout session for 2 fifth grade teams on Thursday, October 5th from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. The Junior Rams play through the fall and winter (practices start in middle October.) See the attached flyer or visit for more information.

Ladue Running Club is a competitive running team offered to boys and girls, grades 3-7. The Running Club's mission is to introduce track and field training or cross country in a safe, positive and supportive environment to young athletes. In case you missed it, practices for the fall cross country team began September 6th. Practices are held at Tilles Park from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. See the attached flyer or visit the Ladue Running Club website for more information or to register.

The Ladue Swim Club begins workouts in early November. The Ladue Swim Club is a fun, non-competitive organization open to swimmers 5-14 years old that have not begun high school. The winter session 2017-2018 will be limited to 50 swimmers per age group. Swim club is designed to provide healthy activity and to help swimmers improve their strokes. Registration for the 2017-2018 winter season is scheduled to be turned on at 8 AM tomorrow, Thursday, September 21st. Visit the swim club website for more information.
New Arrivals at the Dragon's Den

The Dragon’s Den will be open tomorrow (Friday). Stop by and see the new items we have - like this t-shirt, available in lots of colors and sizes for $15.

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)! Plus, check out our locker decorations and fun school supplies! 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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