March 2, 2107

March 2, 2017


Dear Fifth Grade Parents,


We are very busy in 5th grade, focusing on our Lenten goals, getting ready for our next accreditation visit, and finishing up the second trimester.




March 10 – No School/Teacher Inservice

March 17 – Second Trimester Report Cards (Please turn in Overdue Library Books before this day!)

March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Mass 8:45am

March 20 -22 – Accreditation Site Visit



Mark Your Calendars!!!

  • 5A & 5B to attend Morning Mass for Lent on March 8th – 7:45am!!! (Next Wednesday)
  • Patrick’s Day Mass – 5th Grade 8:45am
  • Camp Seymour is May 3-5, 2017. We will be having a parent informational meeting on March 29th at 6pm in the school library. It should be no more than 1 hour.



Sock Drive for Homeless Children

We will be collecting socks to be distributed to homeless children from a Seattle Public School near Capital Hill. Of it’s student population, 25% are homeless. Please feel the love in your heart to bring in children’s socks all throughout Lent. More details to come in the near future.



We have begun Chapter 18, Liturgy of the Eucharist. We are discussing how there are many children in the world who go without food. We will be talking about how food nourishes us physically and the “food” in the Eucharist nourishes us Spiritually.



March 3 – Ch. 7 Lesson 9 Graph Patterns

March 6 – Ch. 7 Chapter Review

March 7 – Chapter Test

March 8 – Chapter 8, Lesson 1, Fractions and Division

March  9 – Chapter 8, Lesson 2, Greatest Common Factor

March 10 – No School


Social Studies

The Fifth Graders are currently working on Chapter 9, Williamsburg Virginia. They are travelling throughout various centers to learn about the locations in Williamsburg. The test for this Chapter is March 9th. A study guide will be handed out on 3/3.


Language Arts

This week in language arts the focus for spelling was changing the final y to i. In grammar, students learned about prepositions and prepositional phrases. Students began learning about character description writing this week. We discussed elements to focus on when writing a character description: using concrete words, sensory details, and dialogue.



Students will investigate the niche of the barn owl by dissecting owl pellets. Students will use a bone chart to identify the species of small animals that barn owls prey upon.



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