Fifth Grade

Welcome to the Fifth Grade Home Page!

Ms. Mahar is extremely excited to be the fifth grade teacher at St. Anthony of Padua School. Born and raised in Riverside, CA, Ms. Mahar attended Riverside City College (RCC), where she graduated with her Associates Degree in Social and Behavioral Studies in 2012. Deciding that she wanted a change of scenery, Ms. Mahar moved across the country to Poughkeepsie, New York to work on her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Special Education from Marist College. While Ms. Mahar attended Marist College, she student-taught in multiple local school districts, working with multiple grades such as; K-2 Special Education, 3rd grade, 5th grade, and with high school students in grades 10-12 teaching Science.

Currently, Ms. Mahar is working on her Master’s Degree from Loyola Marymount University in Educational Studies, and is also in the PLACE Program. She is excited to bring what she will learn at LMU to her classroom.

Outside of the classroom, Ms. Mahar is very athletic, she was a varsity athlete in water polo at RCC and Marist. While in college she won a State Championship in Water Polo at RCC. At Marist, Ms. Mahar made the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) All-Academic Team. Currently, she runs Disney Half Marathons, and is working on competing in her 3rd half marathon in November.

Ms. Mahar has always had a talent in teaching and realized it was her calling while she was in college. She is very excited to teach and has great expectations for her students.

“Let us thank all those who teach in Catholic schools. Educating is an act of love; it is like giving life.” – Pope Francis

Quick Links

Ms. Mahar’s Email: jmahar@stanthonygardena.org


11/21/2017

Hello Fifth Graders, The only homework for tonight is to finish the "Save the Turkey" Final Draft if not done so in class. Half day of school tomorrow with a 12pm dismissal. -Ms. Mahar … [Read more...]

11/16/2017

Hello Fifth Graders, Sorry for not posting yesterday. Here is yesterday and todays homework. Math Workbook pages 71 and 73 Religion- Chapter 9 "quiz" Spelling- spelling notebook Mass is tomorrow, please come in correct uniform. I will be doing uniform checks. -Ms. Mahar … [Read more...]

2017 Christmas Show Information

SAP Christmas Flyers

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all doing well!  Attached is some important information about our upcoming Christmas Show on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6pm in the Church.  Students are asked to wear Christmas red (formal) and show up at their classroom at 5:30pm.  There is more information in the letter, please read it thouroughly and let me know if you have any … [Read more...]