Boomerang Newsletter: May 12, 2023

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,


As you know, we are halfway through our Third Trimester of school.  This trimester the fifth and sixth grade teachers will be notifying parents of students earning any grades of C- and below.  Please check Alma to view your child’ grades in Alma.


I hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day this weekend!


  • May 19th – Talent Show
  • May 19th – Gator Bowl
  • May 26th – Noon Dismissal, Field Day
  • May 29th – No School, Memorial Day
  • June 2nd – 8th Grade Pizza
  • June 8th – 8th Grade Graduation
  • June 13th – Kindergarten Graduation
  • June 14th – New Parent Orientation
  • June 15th – Noon Dismissal
  • June 16th – Last Day (10am Dismissal)

The following is a curriculum update for the week of May 15 – 19, 2023:



Next week we will be assembling our Dream Meal Collages which is part of our Chapter 18, The Liturgy of the Eucharist. After that we will swiftly move on to Chapter 19, The Call to Serve. In this chapter we will learn about the Sacraments of Holy Orders and Matrimony.


Math – Ms. Semandiris

Monday (5/14) – Chapter 8 Review and Pre-test

Tuesday (5/16) – MAPS TESTING

Wednesday (5/17) – Chapter 8 Test

Thursday (5/18) – Chapter 8 Test

Friday (5/19) – Aleks/Talent Show


Math – Mr. Schreck

Chapter 10, Multiply & Divide Fractions

Monday: Review Lessons 1-4

Tuesday: Quiz, Lessons 1-4

Wednesday: Lesson 6, Multiply Fractions

Thursday: Lesson 7, Multiply Mixed Numbers

Friday: No Math-Talent Show

Math – Mrs. Heuer

Monday: *3D Shape Lesson (not in book)

Tuesday: *MAP Testing

Wednesday: *10.2 Volume of Triangular Prisms

Thursday: *10.3 Surface Area of Rectangular Prisms

Friday: *No class – Talent show

Social Studies

Next week we will begin Chapter 12, The Declaration of Independence. Students will be learning some interesting facts about the Declaration of Independence as well as translating the five excerpts into fifth grade language.


Students have completed a study guide in class to prepare for a short quiz on the solar system next Thursday (5/18).

Students will use and other classroom resources to research a planet of their choosing. Students will complete an informational brochure of their chosen planet.


Hello HRS families. Last week, students completed a compare and contrast write for Wonder, the novel and film. I’ve been encouraging students to self-assess as practice for next year, and there is a checklist to support them on this (Google Classroom). I want students to “whisper read” their writing to listen for flow, identify errors, and check for run-on sentences. Next week, we will continue genius hour. Students may be thinking about their topic choices, but should not begin researching or putting together a presentation until instructed by me. I’m still modeling skills needed for this unit. I’m looking forward to seeing students explore a topic they are passionate about, and teaching the class using their presentation. Have a great weekend.