Fifth Grade Year
Fifth grade, the final year at Bonny Slope, is a special year for our oldest students. Several programs and events are designed to help commemorate and celebrate the achievements of the departing class.
In order to attend the much-anticipated Science School, 5th graders have the opportunity to raise money to offset the cost of the trip. With the help of an adult volunteer committee, 5th graders serve hot pancakes, sausage and juice to hungry families in the Bonny Slope Cafeteria. Each year, the pancake breakfast has raised thousands of dollars towards Science School.
Science School is an off-site science experience designed specifically for fifth graders which aims to enhance their science inquiry skills while teaching about mountain ecosystems. In 2018, students will visit Mazamas Mountain School for 3 days and 2 nights. Learn more here: https://mazamas.org/lodge/mazama-mountain-science-school/ Note: This is not the same as Outdoor School which Beaverton School District has moved to 6th grade.
The PYP Exhibition is a culmination of the Primary Years Programme and draws on all the things Bonny Slope 5th Grade students have learned, the attitudes and behaviors they have developed, as well as the skills they have developed over their entire school experience. Exhibition is a rite of passage from the PYP to the MYP and is a celebration of learning.
Class Gift to Bonny Slope Community
5th graders plan and prepare a departing gift to the school so they will be remembered at Bonny Slope in years to come.
Send Off Party
At the culmination of their elementary school years, 5th graders get to relax and have fun at their very own 5th grade party in June. These parties typically have special themes with accompanying games, lunch, a DJ and photo booth. The students get to enjoy each other one last time on Bonny Slope turf before heading off to middle school.