Hello Fifth Grade Families,
Happy weekend! Please read the information you need for this week.
Friends and families are welcome and invited to join us in our Catechetical Sunday at 11AM Family Mass. Students may come in their complete formal mass uniform to receive “free dress” pass.
FALL School Picture Day ! Students must come to school wearing complete Formal Mass Uniforms, Camera Ready. No PE sweaters, windbreakers, or Student Government sweaters, please.
Family Social and Fundraiser (09/26)
Save the Date! On Tuesday, September 26 at 6pm, we will be having our Family Social at El Pollo Inka (Gardena Location). On top of this, we would like for you to spread the word and invite your friends and families to support our class fundraiser. Monies will help support some of our class expenses. Please see attached flier for more information.
Missing and Incomplete Assignments
Last Friday, effort slips were given to students with incomplete and missing assignments. Kindly ask your child if he/she received one. Any assignments that are missing must be turned in by Wednesday, Sept. 20. If no work is submitted by Wednesday it will be marked ‘0’ and your child will not be able to make for the assignments.
Every Friday, I will now send out “effort slips” to any missing / incomplete assignments to avoid piling up work load. I highly encourage you to access GradeLink at least once a week. Your child should have access to GradeLink as well to monitor their own grades. I need them to have a sense of responsibility in terms of their academics & behavior.
● 3 effort slips will warrant a conduct warning. This accumulates over time.
● 2 conduct warnings will result in detention.
● 3 detentions will lead to 1st referral
Parent – Teacher Conference SignUp
Our conference is on October 2-5. Kindly sign-up on/before September 30.
Test corrections are meant to review their mistakes and will receive half-credit if returned with corrections to improve your child’s grade. Students have a week to complete corrections. They may turn them in any day of the week.
Recently, we have noticed an increase in the use of glassware for packing snacks and meals. While glass containers can be convenient and eco-friendly, they can also pose a significant risk of breakage and accidents, especially in a school environment.
To ensure the safety of all our students, I kindly request that you avoid packing snacks and lunch in glass containers. Instead, please use plastic, metal, or other non-breakable materials for your child’s meals. This simple change can help prevent accidents and potential injuries, as well as reduce the risk of shattered glass in common areas.
Hands, Feet Object (HFO)
In our efforts to create a safe and inclusive learning environment, I kindly ask that you remind your child about the following guidelines daily:
- Keep Hands, Feet, and Objects to Themselves: It’s crucial that students refrain from touching or handling objects that belong to others without permission. This includes maintaining physical distance and not engaging in physical contact like hugs or holding hands.
- Stay in Their Bubble: Encourage your child to respect the personal space of their classmates. I want everyone to feel comfortable and safe in our school, and this begins with respecting one another’s boundaries.
As their teacher, I will do my best to reinforce these reminders regularly in the classroom. However, your support at home is invaluable in reinforcing these essential lessons.
Coughing and Sneezing
Parents, I need your help reminding our fifth grade students of the importance of practicing good health habits, especially during this season when we have seen an increase in illness among our students.
First and foremost, I kindly request your support in emphasizing to your child the importance of covering their coughs and sneezes at all times. This simple yet vital habit can significantly reduce the spread of illnesses within our school community. Encouraging them to use a tissue or their elbow when they cough or sneeze can go a long way in preventing the transmission of germs.
Additionally, please reinforce the importance of avoiding putting objects in their mouth and touching their face with their hands. These habits can help minimize the risk of infection.
Furthermore, if your child is experiencing symptoms like colds and coughs, I kindly ask that you keep them home until they are feeling better. It is essential that we prioritize the health and well-being of all our students. If you decide to send your child to school while they are recovering, we strongly recommend having them wear a mask to prevent the potential spread of any contagious illnesses.
* Science — Matter and Energy Quiz
* Social Studies
– Chapter 1: A New World (pp.13 – 23 only)
* Social Studies (Chapter Test)
– Chapter 1: A New World (pp.1 – 23)
**Vocabulary Words (Spelling and Application)
– debate, prodded, gradually, decorated, beckoned, scanned, inflated, stalled, shaken, hesitated
— Comprehension (Off and Running)
– Chapter 1: Place Value, Multiplication, and Expressions
— Matter and Energy in Plants (Application)
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.
Thank you and God Bless,