Dear 5th Grade Parents & Guardians,
This is a big year for SLES 5th graders! The staff and administration are busy preparing the
students for their academic and social transition to middle school, while we prepare our kids
(and ourselves!) to enter the tween years. Part of this transition is the official conclusion of
their time as elementary schoolers. The rite of passage from elementary to middle school
within the SLES community is the 5th grade promotion ceremony and the festivities that
surround this year-end milestone.
***Mark your calendars – this will all take place on JUNE 6, 2019!***
Preparing for this exciting day is a thrill but calls for lots of support from both the 5th grade
students and parents alike. What is the 5th grade promotion all about? Traditionally, SLES 5th
graders have enjoyed a promotion ceremony followed by a celebration that has been known to
include games, a DJ, photo booth, lunch and snacks, inflatables and take-away items such as
T-shirts. We rely on donations and sponsorships to help with this fun and memorable day.
With so many moving parts to this year-long project, we sure could use your help! Please
support our efforts by attending our events and encouraging your 5th grader to be involved in
earning this big celebration!
We will keep you informed of important dates, upcoming events, and specific needs that we
may have. Please look for updates on this page.
Facebook users, search for “SLES 5th Grade Promotion 2018-19” and request to be added to our
Some of the exciting events to look forward to are:
Atomic Trampoline Spirit Nights
Movie Night
Chorus Concert Flower Sales
Skate Night Bake Sale & Skate Buddies
If you are able to join the 5GP Steering Committee, we’d love to have you! Please email
In advance, thank you for your support!
Emily Chapman and Leanne Peterson
5th Grade Promotion Committee Co-Chairs
SLES Class of 2019