Fifth Grade Promotion



We can't believe that the school year is almost half-over and that it is time to start thinking about 5th grade promotion.  We have formed a great committee to plan the several activities surrounding promotion and are looking forward to celebrating our 5th graders together as the school year comes to an end.

Below are the activities surrounding 5th grade promotion: 


  • Promotion Ceremony: The promotion ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19th from 4:30 to 5:30 in the Discovery Gym (children will be asked to arrive 15 minutes early at 4:15 pm. We know that the turnaround could be difficult for some bus riders, so we will start as close to 4:30 as possible, but no later than 4:45 pm). The ceremony lasts approximately 1 hour. We are expecting families to take their 5th graders off campus to get dinner and come back at 7:00pm for the Celebration. 


  • Celebration: The celebration will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday, June 19th from 7 to 8:30 pm. The celebration will be in the Discovery Dining Commons/covered veranda/small turf area off of veranda. At the celebration, we will have a DJ in the Dining Commons, and another activity (some sort of inflatable course/game) on the turf outside the Dining Commons. We will need 5th grade parents to chaperone this event. Stay tuned for a Sign Up Genius. 


  • Field Trip/Pool Party: The fifth grade celebratory field trip is scheduled for Thursday, June 20th from 9:30 to 2:30  at Upton Hill Regional Park: Once we get closer to the date, we will add a link to a Sign-Up Genius for chaperones. We will need lots of drivers and chaperones, as school buses are no longer available this late in the school year.


  • Community Service Project: Kristen Douglas will be chairing the 5th Grade's community service project. If you would like to be involved, please contact her at More details to follow.


  • Class Gift: Sheri LaBonte will be oranizing the 5th grade class gift this year. If you have any ideas or would like to be involved, please contact Sheri at


  • Class T-shirt: Each student will be given a class t-shirt with all the kids names or signatures on it. Please fill out this form to order your class shirt. 

  • Class Photo: THE CLASS PHOTO WILL BE TAKEN ON MARCH 12th. We are hoping to have the 5th grade class t-shirts before then so that the kids can wear them in the photo (but only if they want to!).


  • Baby Picture Display: Julie Verry & Ashley Leonard have created a Google Photos Album to add your kiddo(s) baby picture. Click here for the link to the baby pictures upload site. The instructions are all there.


  • Slideshow: This will be a slideshow set to music and will be of the baby pictures, the current yearbook pictures, and also some photos of activities that 5th graders did over the course of the year; the musical, the Outdoor Lab, etc. It will run throughout the school on the TV’s the last week of school. Katherine Leon will be creating the slideshow. Her email is


    Many of these activities cost money, and while the PTA will be helping to cover the cost of the field trip/pool party, we are asking that each family contribute $30 towards 5th grade promotion activities payable through the PTA website (link) or by check made payable to “Discovery PTA” and having your 5th grader give this check to their teacher/drop off the check in the main office. Please pay this by April 1, 2019.



    If you have any questions about 5th grade promotion, please e-mail Magin Urdanick (


    The 5th Grade Promotion Committee

    Lara Meadows – Chair, Promotion Ceremony and Celebration Chair

    Anne Cherouny – Chair, Promotion Ceremony and Celebration Chair

    April Maddox – Field Trip Chair

    Kristen Douglas – Service Project Chair

    Sheri LaBonte – Class Gift Chair

    Colette Chipman – Class T-Shirt Chair

    Julie Verry – Baby Pictures Display Chair

    Ashley Leonard – Baby Pictures Display Chair

    Jane Totten – Class Picture Chair

    Magin Urdanick – 5thGrade Promotion Coordinator

    Katherine Leon - Slideshow Chair