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Thursday, February 26, 2015 All Prince William County Public Schools closed due to inclement weather in certain areas. Code Red for employees. All school division activities including Professional Development sessions are cancelled. SACC will not open. Telework subject to policy. The Budget Meeting scheduled by Board Member Gil Trenum is also cancelled, but will be rescheduled.
  Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Prince William estarán cerradas debido al mal tiempo en ciertas zonas. Código Rojo para los empleados. Se cancelan todas las actividades de la división escolar incluyendo las sesiones de desarrollo profesional. SACC no abrirá. Teletrabajo sujeto a la política. Tất cả các Trường Công lập Quận Prince William đóng cửa do thời tiết khắc nghiệt trong một số vùng. TÍN HIỆU ĐỎ cho các nhân viên. Tất cả mọi hoạt động hệ trường bao gồm cả các buổi thuyết trình Phát triển Chuyên nghiệp điều bị hủy bỏ. SACC sẽ không mở cửa. Chính sách nầy áp dụng cho mọi nhân viên và hoạt động từ xa.  

Fifth Grade Summer Reading Program
                                                                            Fannie W. Fitzgerald
The purpose of the PWCS Summer Reading Program is to encourage students to enjoy quality literature and to continue developing their independent reading skills. Student participation in the program is voluntary. Students who choose to participate in the program are required to complete a minimum of three books.
Students in Fifth Grade who participate will complete a list of books read. The documentation is to include the name of the author, the title of the book, an explanation of the general topic or plot of the book, and a parent or guardian statement that the student has completed the reading.
Fifth Grade students who participate in Prince William County Public Library's Summer Reading Program, the Public Library documentation will apply. Students will receive an extra “A” (100) for each book completed, for a total of three. The summer reading documentation will be submitted by the student by the end of the first week of school.
Lexile Levels
To help in choosing books that can promote reading growth, this year each child’s 2013 English SOL score will include a Lexile Level. The Lexile Level is based on a student’s SOL score on the English portion of the SOL and approximates his/her reading level. This means a child should be able to read and understand books in a Lexile range of approximately 100 points below to 50 points above the designated score.
Knowing a child’s Lexile range can help to locate books that he/she might enjoy reading. Student interest and motivation for reading books that are age appropriate are critical factors to consider as book choices are made. Remember that nothing replaces conversation with the student, his teachers, and librarians in making great choices.
It is important to note that the Lexile measure does not address the content or quality of the book. Many other factors affect the relationship between a reader and a book, including its content, the age and interests of the reader, and the design of the actual book. The Lexile measure is a good starting point in the book-selection process, but parents should always consider these other factors when making a decision about which book to choose.

PWCS Fifth Grade Summer Reading Program

Suggested Reading

The following titles are suggestions for summer reading. Other books selected by the student with guidance from a parent/guardian and/or librarian are also acceptable. Participation in the PWC Public Library Summer Reading Program and its documentation are also acceptable.
Lexile Score
Winerip, Michael
Adam Canfield of the Slash
While serving as co-editors of their school newspaper, middle-schoolers Adam and Jennifer uncover fraud and corruption in their school and in the city's government.
Creech, Sharon
The Castle Corona
Two orphaned peasant children discover a mysterious pouch, the contents of which lead them to the majestic Castle Corona, where their lives may be transformed forever.
Baillett, Blue
Chasing Vermeer
When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.
Paratore, Colleen
The Wedding Planner’s Daughter
Willa, a romantic girl who wants a father, tries to find a husband for her mother, Cape Cod’s most popular wedding planner
Paulsen, Gary
The Time Hackers
When someone uses futuristic technology to play pranks on twelve-year-old Dorso Clayman, he and his best friend set off on a supposedly impossible journey through space and time trying to stop the gamesters who are endangering the universe.
Bauer, Joan
With the help of his grandmother, his dead father’s best friend, and his own best friend, a math genius, ten-year-old Mickey prepares to compete in the most important pool championship of his life, despite his mother’s reservations.
Pullman, Philip
The Scarecrow and His Servant
A scarecrow and his boy servant, Jack, set off on a dangerous adventure as they try to outwit the crooked Buffaloni family and stake their claim to a valuable Spring Valley.
Funke, Cornelia
Igraine the Brave
The daughter of two magicians, twelve-year-old Igraine wants nothing more than to be a knight; and when their castle is attacked by a treacherous neighbor bent on stealing their singing magic books, Igraine has an opportunity to demonstrate her bravery
Gutman, Dan
The Homework Machine
Four fifth-grade students—a geek, a class clown, a teacher’s pet, and a slacker—as wellas their teacher and mothers, each relate events surrounding a computer programmed to complete homework assignments.
Curtis, Christopher Paul
Elijah of Buxton
Eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada—a haven for slaves fleeing the American South in 1859—uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family’s freedom.
Brensdorff, Bodil
Children of Crow Cove
Grandmother, a young orphaned girl leaves her house by the cove and begins a journey which leads her to people and experiences that exemplify the wisdom her grandmother with her.
Clements, Andrew
The Report by Andrew Clements
Fifth-grader Nora Rowley has always hidden the fact that she is a genius from everyone because all she wants is to be normal, but when she comes up with a plan to prove that grade are not important, things begin to get out of control.
Clements, Andrew
Room One: A Mystery or Two
Ted Hammond, the only sixth grader in his small Nebraska town’s one-room schoolhouse , searches for clues to the disappearance of a homeless family.
Clements, Andrew
Lunch Money
Twelve-year-old Greg, who has always been good at money making projects, is surprised to find himself teaming up with his life long rival, Maura, to create a series of comic books to sell at school.
Sage, Angie
Jenna learns that she is a princess fund as a baby by the man she believed was her father and now she and Septimus, who was taken at birth by the midwife, are being threatened by the evil wizard, DomDaniel who intends to finish off the entire royal line.
Babbitt, Natalie
Jack Plank Tells Tales by Natalie Babbitt
Because he is too nice to be a pirate, Jack Plank looks for a new career, but each night he tells tales of why the one job he looked into that day is wrong.
Selznick, Brian
The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures
When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toy seller and his goddaughter, his biggest secret are jeopardized.
Cleary, Beverly
In a series of diary entries, Leigh tells how he comes to terms with his parents’ divorce, acquires joint custody of an abandoned dog, and joins the track team at school.
Gantos, Jack
Joey Pigza Loses Control
Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship.
Park, Linda Sue
Project Mulberry
Julia, a Korea-American, and her friend Patrick learn about tolerance, friendship, and patience while working together on a project about silkworms.
Park, Linda Sue
A Single Shard
Tree-ear, a thirteen-year –old orphan in medieval

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