Fifth Grade

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 Bake Sales

Throughout the year, the Fifth Grade will offer bake sales to help offset the cost of the costs of all the activities. Find us at the PTA Fair, Back to School Picnic, Art Fair, Bingo Night, International Night, and other PTA sponsored events.

Fifth Grade Events & Activities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Visit to North Bethesda Middle School
  • Class photo — Each student receives a free copy of a panoramic photo of the entire 5th Grade.
  • 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.
  • DJ dance party — A fun night of dancing, games & prizes only for the fifth grade class.
  • 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.

One-Time Parent Fee*

Parents are being asked to contribute a one-time student activity fee which will provide the following for each 5th Grader:

  • One KP Yearbook for every 5th Grader
  • One t-shirt for every 5th Grade Student which is to be worn for the class photo and field trip
  • 5th Grade Class Gift (Art Project)
  • The 5th Grade baby picture game
  • Snacks for the school-organized trip to Philadelphia
  • The 5th Grade Class Promotion Ceremony
  • DJ Dance Party

* Note: parents will be notified when the activity fee payments are expected (the specific amount is contingent on the success of the fundraisers).