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First Days for 5a and 5b

Dear parents of our new fifth graders,

Your child will enter the Middle School level of the DSW very soon. We would like to celebrate this important milestone by inviting you and your child to a welcoming event on Monday, August 31, at 8:15 am, in the music room (behind the Aula in the Main Building).

The first two days of school will follow a special plan, which is shown below. On Tuesday morning, we are holding a breakfast for the fifth graders and their parents at 8:15 am in the cafeteria. Please bring something to share!

On Monday, your child will get his/her own locker at the main building. Your child should bring a combination lock (please program the number for the lock in advance together with your child). A list of required school supplies is available at CAMPUS LIFE > Bookstore > Materials. The list is also available as a hard copy at the main office.

We are very much looking forward to getting together with you and your child on August 31!


Antje Linnenbrink

Lead-up days for classes 5a and 5b August 31 and September 1, 2015



8.15 am –

8.55 am

-       welcome for parents and fifth graders by Mrs. Palenzatis  (upper school Music Room)

-       welcome from the new classroom teacher

-       singing  with Ms. Linnenbrink

-       class picture (at the Aula)

8.55 am –

9.40 am

-       In the classroom

-        nametags, seating order, lesson plan

-        distribution of lockers

-        emergency-slips for students (Please bring back on Tuesday!)

9.40 am –

9.55 am

-       meet  the teachers for different subjects

10.00 am  —  11.25 am

-       in the classroom:  Arts class

11.35 am – 12.15 pm

-       5A: DSW-Rally (together with 7th  grade buddies); 5B: in the classroom with homeroom teacher

12.15 pm – 12.40 pm

-       lunch in the cafeteria: Please bring lunch pass or lunch ticket!

12.45 pm – 13.30 pm

-       5A: in the classroom with homeroom teacher; 5B: DSW-Rally (with 7th grade buddies)




8.15 am – 8.55 am

-       breakfast with fifth graders and parents in the cafeteria

-        8.35am: Meet the student representatives (SMV)

-        8.45am: Meet members of the administration (Mrs. Wagner, Ms. Uhar)

8.55 am – 9.40 am

-       lesson with the new classroom teacher

On Tuesday, the weekly schedule will begin with the 3rd period. Regular lessons end at 1:30 pm on both days; after that, please pick up your child if he or she is not enrolled in the Afternoon Program.

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