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5th Grade Page

This page has been created to make sure that 5th grade parents have a place to access all information, celebrations, and special events related to their 5th graders.  Bookmark this page to stay up to date with all things 5th grade!

URGENT REMINDER:  You must be an approved St. Johns County volunteer to come and be a part of the 5th grade fun this year!  Apply and get approved -----> HERE


KICKBALL GAME & COLOR RUN - Friday, April 5 

All 5th graders are invited to play in the first round of kickball games hosted by Coach Sledge during WOW Wednesday on March 6th.  Coach Sledge will be dividing the kids up into teams of 12.  The top 2 teams from this day will advance to the "semifinals" on Friday, April 5th @ 5:00pm.  These teams will play against each other in a quick 3 inning game and the winning team will then face off against the DCE faculty team!  

-----> Your child must be present on March 6th to play in the kickball game during WOW Wednesday in order to be eligible to play on April 5th.  Sorry, no exceptions will be made.

If your child has qualified to be part of the kickball games on April 5th, your child will be bringing home a permission slip.  This permission slip must be filled out and sent back to school ASAP, so that alternates can be found if your child is not available to play.

Even if your child is not playing in the kickball game on Friday, April 5th, your child won't want to miss the opportunity to come and cheer on the 5th grade team playing against the DCE faculty team!  Add this event to your calendar now.

After the kickball games are completed, ALL 5TH GRADERS ARE INVITED to run in the most exciting event of the year -- THE COLOR RUN!!

The Color Run is an annual tradition at DCE and is for 5th graders only.  Parents and siblings are invited to throw color at the kids as they run through the course!  Pre-orders for color are coming soon.  

The 5th graders will run through a course similar to the Fun Run.  The kids will wear white t-shirts (Fun Run shirts would be perfect!) and eye protection will be provided courtesy of Dr. Ann Nguyen (Target Optical or Lens Crafters).

At the conclusion of the Color Run, the 5th graders will meet in the middle of the course together and throw their own color up in the air to end a super fun evening!

PLEASE NOTE:  Food and snow cones will be available to purchase.  Gates will open at 4:30pm to allow all APPROVED VOLUNTEERS to sign-in and get out on to the field in time for the first kickball game to begin.

****Only pre-approved volunteers will be able to enter this event and the front office will NOT be open to sign-in on the computers.  When the form to have your volunteer printed ahead of time comes home, please fill it out and send it back.****  

You can also find this form here [coming soon!].

How can you help?  We're looking for volunteers and a few supplies to help out during the evening of April 5th.  The sign-up list will be posted here soon!



The 5th grade end of year trip is to Wild Adventures!  The 5th graders will board buses early in the morning and return in the evening (more details about exact times will come closer to the field trip).  If you have any interest in chaperoning this end of year field trip, you must be an approved volunteer.

More information about Wild Adventures can be found HERE.


To celebrate the great accomplishment of finishing elementary school, all parents, grandparents, family friends, etc. are invited to celebrate our 5th graders at the awards ceremony during the evening of May 23rd!  The awards will begin at 6:30pm.

During the school day, the 5th graders will enjoy a day of food and fun during their end of year celebration!  More details coming soon, but just a heads up...only the parents who have helped out on the 5th grade committee during the school year will be invited to help out at the 5th grade celebration.  

If you want to help out with the 5th grade committee, please contact Christie or Bonnie for more information!




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