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5th Grade Events

FEES – because the 5th graders have extra events, there are extra costs. he 5th grade PTA fees are included in the Student Fees & Ask form.

The 5th grade camp is a MI School District Program and will be January 16th-18th, 2017 at Islandwood on Bainbridge Island.

There are several exciting activities and programs for 5th graders throughout the year.   Please read this welcome letter from Denise Thomas, the Chair of Fifth Grade Programs. If you are interested in volunteering, please email

5th Grade Musical

The 5th Grade Musical is an annual production involving all fifth grade students with the direction from Musical and Show directors.

Volunteer Opportunities: The committee chairs work to recruit parent volunteers and help the 5th grade teachers to coordinate costumes, stage design, and event production in the early Spring.

5th Grade Sweatshirts

Your child may purchase a Lakeridge keepsake sweatshirt with the names of all district fifth graders printed on the back.

Volunteer Opportunities: The committee coordinates the data entry of all fifth graders names for printing on sweatshirts.  They create a contract with vendor to produce and deliver sweatshirts. They are responsible for distribution of fifth grade sweatshirts. This position works with the other island elementary schools to coordinate.

5th Grade Giving Campaign

During the past few years, the kids have raised money to donate to a charity of their choice and/or leave a legacy gift to Lakeridge.

Volunteer Opportunities: The co-chairs with the student council, principal, and students to make this a meaningful experience.

5th Grade Slideshow

There is a slideshow that typically takes place during the all school musical at the end of the year.

Volunteer Opportunities: The committee chairs are responsible for collecting the pictures of all 5th graders (one from kindergarten and one from 5th grade); work with school music director on timing of show.

5th Grade End of School Year Celebration

This celebration is a field day specifically designed and catered to 5th grade students only.  It is a time to sign yearbooks, participate in games and activities and socialize with friends.  This event is held on campus.

Volunteer Opportunities: The committee chair recruits volunteers, plans the party, contracts the vendors and coordinates the end of the year festivities/carnival for students and staff.

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