January 9, 2020


 January 9, 2020


Dear Fifth Grade Parents!


I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!! It was so great to have a break with family and friends. Now we are back in the swing of things here in 5A!!



1/10 – Uganda $1.00 collection

1/10 – Free Dress for Seahawks colors and/or gear!!



We are currently reviewing the school-wide expectations (PBIS Matrix): Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful. Each class is reviewing as we come back from Christmas break..


In January, we will be working with Father Oakland to teach students about the four parts of the Mass.  Father Oakland will use the school Masses as a teaching tool to teach about each part of the Mass as well, so kids will get a common message from their religion teacher and him each week regarding a specific area of focus.


The order will be:

1/8:   Introductory Rites

1/15:  The Liturgy of the Word

1/22:  The Liturgy of the Eucharist

1/29:  The Concluding Rites


Next week we will begin Chapter 15, the Sacraments of Healing. We will be learning about Reconciliation and the Sacrament of anointing of the sick. Students will be working on the study guide for this chapter in class. Looking ahead the test for this Chapter will be on 1/16.




1/10 – Ch. 5 L. 9 Hands On – Subtract Decimals using models.

1/13 – Ch. 5 L. 10 Subtract Decimals

1/14 – Ch. 5 Chapter Review

1/15 – Ch. 5 Pre-Test

1/16 – Ch. 5 Review packet

1/17 – Ch. 5 Test



Mr. Schreck

Chapter 6, Multiply & Divide Decimals

Friday: Lesson 8, Multiplication Properties

Monday: Lesson 9, Estimate Quotients

Tuesday: Review Lesson 6, 8, 9

Wednesday: Quiz, Lessons 6, 8, 9

Thursday: Lesson 11, Divide Decimals by Whole Numbers



Mrs. H

Happy New Year, and welcome back!  We began our first chapter of the sixth grade book on Monday.  Our first chapter is on rates and ratios.  The students have their new books, and assignments will typically be in this book.  Remember you can look online to the math website, math.holyrosaryws.org, to see the pages and problems we are doing nightly.  Next week, the students will get their usernames and passwords to the online book so that they can look up the ebook online.


Social Studies

We are beginning Chapter 7, Comparing the Colonies. We are working in groups to create “billboard” advertisements to lure people from England to move to the colonies. Each colony group will make a presentation to go with their billboard. The test for this Chapter will be on 1/23. A study guide will go out one week prior to the test.



We will begin reading Number the Stars, a historical fiction novel by Lois Lowry. It is about the escape of a Jewish family from Copenhagen, Denmark, during World War II. Students will be participating in Literature Circles during this unit, taking turns leading their group.  Much of the reading is expected to be completed at home.



Lesson 7 Spelling Quiz is tomorrow on Friday, January 10th. Words can be found on my website: https://6b.holyrosaryws.org/5th-la/.  Next week, we begin Lesson 8 and there will be a spelling and grammar quiz, on conjunctions, for this lesson on Friday, January 17th. Back to back quiz weeks because we will begin to dedicate time the following week to prepare for the school Spelling Bee, January 30th.




Students will be participating in a special kind of science fair called the Invention Convention. The mission of the Invention Convention is to inspire curiosity, critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills in our students.

Students will invent a new product or develop a new method for doing something. Instructions and a grading rubric have been handed out in class. A copy is also available on the 5B website (http://5b.holyrosaryws.org). Inventions are due Friday, January 24th. They will be displayed in the hallway for Catholic Schools Week.


Students are looking at microbes (volvox, blepharisma, and vinegar eels) under the microscope. They will learn the characteristics of each.

Students will take a quiz on these organisms based on the notes they have taken in class next Friday, January 17th.


Girls On The Run

Do you have a girl in 3rd-5th grade who is interested in a great program just for girls that focuses on self-confidence, social emotional skills, and service? Then, Girls on the Run is for you! Registration opens Friday, January 10th and closes on January 24th. To register, please visit https://www.gotrpugetsound.org/Program-Registration. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Benson at kbenson@holyrosaryws.org.


Please read this note from our library teacher Mrs. Weythman:



This year Holy Rosary is hosting a competition to see who can design the best bookmark for Catholic Schools Week (CSW).  The winning bookmark design will be reproduced and sold at our CSW Grandparent’s luncheon and all proceeds will go to benefit our Uganda mission.  There will be an honorable mention announced from grades K-2, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8.

This is an optional competition, not mandatory.  



  • Design a bookmark in the rectangle template on your entry form. (These were sent home, but extras can be found in the front office.)
  • The design should be something that highlights Catholic Schools Week or Holy Rosary.
  • Art work should be completed with care and appropriate for school.
  • Only one entry per student allowed.
  • Any 2D art medium may be used (crayon, markers, colored pencil, etc.) Please no computer generated images or 3D materials (glitter, glued items, etc.)
  • Words and numbers may be included in the design, however please do not put your name anywhere on the bookmark.
  • Do not use copyrighted characters


Deadline:  Turn in your whole entry form intact (do NOT cut out bookmark).  Be sure to submit your entry to the front office by the morning of Wednesday, January 22nd.




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