Back to School
Welcome to Fifth Grade!
We are off to a great start to the school year! The children are learning the classroom routine as we all get to know each other. It is wonderful for me to become acquainted with each of them and their unique personalities.
A few things to keep in mind:
Homework should take one hour each night Monday thru Thursday. Children should break their homework time into two or three sessions but they should work for the full 60 minutes even if homework assignments are complete. If your child finishes school assignments in less than 60 minutes, then please have them study for upcoming tests, practice math facts, write some creative sentences, identify parts of speech in something they are reading, etc. Students should write homework assignments in planners. Homework will also be posted online. Please follow (and bookmark) the EduConnect link to find the assignments.
If on any day there are changes in your child’s dismissal please let both the office and me know.
Please plan to attend Open House on Tuesday September 12. This is an important evening. I will be discussing what you and your children can expect for the year ahead. Curriculum, (including Family Life,) homework, projects, and much more will all be explained.
Please consider volunteering either as a lunch/recess helper or room parent. As a lunch/recess volunteer you can come in once a week, twice a month, once a month, or whatever fits your schedule. Room parents work with HSA on helping with their many activities including the auction. Another role of a room parent is to provide help to the teacher in planning parties and other class activities. Please let me know if you can help in either of these capacities. Thank you!
Check the website often for classroom updates, home and school happenings, and all other important school info.
If you have any questions or concerns please email me.
September Dates to Remember
September 1 – no school
September 4 – Labor Day, no school
September 6 – band lessons begin
September 10 – New Britain Bess
September 12 – Open house 6:00
September 13 – Photo Day pre-K to grade 5
September 13 – HSA meeting 7:00
September 17 – Outdoor Mass followed by parish picnic
September 23 – Blood drive in memory of Nicholas LaTorracca 8A.M. – 1 P.M.
September 24 – New Family Reception
September 25 – No school for students – teacher conference
September 25 – Golf Tournament
September 29 – Stuff-A-Bus
Monday: Physical Education
Tuesday: Spanish and Music