Fifth Grade News!

Welcome to Fifth Grade! 


Want to be in the know? Register for the Remind App to receive important reminders from the 5th grade team. Click the link below to sign-up. If you need help registering, we are happy to help you!

Click here for REMIND texts from 5th Grade.

To the left under the blue drop down bar there is a link from Open House with important information. Check it out if you were unable to attend!

Remember to check the Monday Memo weekly for important dates and information


SPACE CAMP: Tuesday, December 4th. We will be leaving school at 7:30 AM and arriving back around 6:00 PM that night. Please be on the lookout for more info via remind app, Monday Memo, and NP website! 

If you would like to help out with 5th grade parent responsibilities, the room mom for the grade level is Meghan Campbell. She can be contacted at Sign up for remind notifications here:


Exhibit Night: December 18, 2018

Hello, grocery shoppers! As of Oct. 1st, Publix will no longer be swiping key tags to give our school a portion of your quarterly shopping totals. Don't fret! The program is still active, but here's what you need to do to continue helping our school. It's 4 easy steps and 3 of them you only have to do once!
  1. Go to and in the upper left corner Sign Up for a free account. (If you already have an account with Publix, please log in.
  2. Once logged in, in the upper left corner, click the down arrow next to your name and then "Go to my Account". Make sure you fill in your phone number if nothing else.
  3. In the middle column towards the bottom, look for "My Publix Partner" and choose a school. We are listed as Normal Park Magnet School - Chattanooga, TN.
  4. Every time you shop, you'll need to key in your phone number at checkout so they can give us credit for your shopping trip.
If you have any questions about the Publix program or need help getting it set up, please contact Angie Nye Our school has received over $23,000 over the last several years from the Publix Partners program. Please help us continue to benefit from it! Thanks for your support!

Lightening Letter: Be sure that you are signed up to receive the Lightening Newsletter via email on Mondays each week. Please email Heather Cockerham and she will add you to the email list. The Lightening Letter is filled with important dates, volunteer opportunities, and news to keep you up to date with wonderful happenings at NPMM.

Learning Expedition Fees: As quarter 2 learning expedition permission forms and fee requests arrive in student folders, please note that you can pay these fees online by clicking here This is an easy way to pay those fees and it saves you having to write a check or worry that cash made it safely. Please note that we are unable to give change back from cash payments, so if you send cash, please be sure it's exact. If you have any questions, please contact the bookkeeper, Angie Nye, at Thank you!

Related Arts: We are looking forward to an amazing year in Related Arts! Students will attend Spanish, Library, Technology, PE, Art and Band or Chorus each week. As part of our teaching, we will be utilizing Google Classroom at , click the + symbol and join with the class code b67qtv. The student will need to be signed in with their HCDE email address to access the site. If you encounter difficulty, we will help them log in during class. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at Open House August 30. 

Band: Band is off to a great start! Please add this Remind code to get up to date news. Information will also be available on the school's website . Band will always be on Tuesdays and Fridays this year. Please be sure your child is taking home their instrument every day after band. We are currently reviewing pages 6-7 in the Traditions of Excellence book. 



This year we have brand new modules for fifth grade! Your child will now have Social Studies and Science class everyday with a combined Travel Journal to showcase on exhibit night! We are so excited about our new modules and look forward to letting your child's imagination go wild as they build student created pieces for exhibit. Exhibit night will be magical and we cannot wait to share it with you!

Module 1: Tennessee "Matters"

In Social Studies, students will travel across Tennessee learning about all the people and places that make Tennessee so unique and special. We will get messy in Science learning about all the properties of matter!

Module 2: The New Frontier

We will be blasting off to space and exploring Earth's place in our universe in Science module, while also learning how our nation begins to progress forward toward the future. 

Module 3: Opposing "Forces"

Students will discover how conflict provokes change by studying WWI and WWII in Social Studies. They will also explore different forces of matter to see how it affects motion.

Module 4: Innovation Within A "Nation"

In Science, students will be studying evidence of fossils and how scientist use it to learn more about different species and their unique characteristics. Social Studies class will give students the opportunity to explore different innovators in history!

Our Philosophy

We are looking forward to a wonderful year in fifth grade! If you have any question or concerns, or if you would like to visit our classrooms, schedule a conference, or volunteer to help out, send us an email! Class time is extremely important to our success, so please understand that we will get back to you at our earliest convenience.

We are looking forward to an amazing year with you!

-Jamie Jorgensen

-Dabney Brock

-Kelsey Batts

-Colby Henderson-Black

Normal Park Museum Magnet Upper School

1219 W. Mississippi Ave.

Chattanooga, TN 37405

Phone: (423) 209-5914