Ready. Set. Graduate!
Where did all the time go? Seems like just yesterday we were changing diapers, and now we're fundraising to send our fifth graders off in style.
Fifth Grade Events & Activities
There are several events and activities that are specific to fifth grade and while they may look different this year, we hope to make them as special as possible.
We are planning on the following for the coming year:
Class gift given to KP from 5th grade.
Baby photo guessing contest — photos are displayed in 5th Grade Hallway in the last month/weeks of school and are included in the yearbook.
5th grade t-shirts — A t-shirt is designed by students to commemorate their final year at KP. T-shirts are worn during the Class Picture and on the Philadelphia Field Trip.
Goody Bags — we will deliver a goody bag to every student for Halloween and Valentine’s Day.
Yard Signs — We will provide a yard sign to each home!
Class photo — Each student receives a free copy of a panoramic photo of the entire 5th Grade. Note: we will be working with Freed photography to see how this can be done.
The following events are TBD:
Philadelphia field trip — The Philadelphia field trip is a KP/MCPS-organized event (budget permitting) that blends history with science. The trip Includes a morning walking tour hosted by guides of the historic district and viewing of the Liberty Bell. After lunch students enjoy the afternoon exploring the Franklin Institute with its “Train Factory,” and “Air Show” as well as traveling exhibits and Planetarium. Air conditioned tour buses, snacks and a stop for dinner are included.
Class picnic — 5th grade organizes a special class picnic.
Promotion ceremony — A graduation-type ceremony is planned with light refreshments afterwards and a slideshow to commemorate their 6 years at KP. All parents and loved ones are invited. Note: In lieu of an in-person promotion ceremony, the class of 2020 organized a parade along Kensington Parkway.
DJ dance party — A fun night of dancing, games & prizes only for the fifth grade class.
Visit to North Bethesda Middle School
Clap out — This is a KP tradition. The 5th grade students walk down the hallway for the last time. Students & teachers in lower grades stand outside their classrooms and clap for the departing students.
Room Parent Coordination
We want to make things easier for fifth grade room parents and will plan grade-wide Halloween and Valentine’s Day parties.
In the past the fifth grade used to fundraise by putting together bake sales at KP events. Since we can’t have bake sales right now, we will be looking into alternative types of fundraising activities.
One-Time Parent Fee*
Parents are asked to consider giving a one-time student activity fee of $70 ($45 for fifth grade activities and $25 for class contributions for class parties, teacher appreciation, etc.). This will help provide all of the great benefits listed above to every KP 5th Grader!
The suggested donation of $70 can be made online via PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kpclass2021 .
Please email KPClass2021@gmail.com if you are interested in any volunteer opportunities!