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

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Happy Last Week 5th Grade! I can't believe I only have 4 days left with you till you are 6th graders! Your only HW is to read "Holes" Chapters 37-40. Please actually read, as there may be a pop quiz tomorrow! Great work with Teach the Teacher and Presidential Reports today! I really enjoyed all that I learned today. We will continue more presentations tomorrow. -Ms. … [Read more...]


Hello Fifth Graders, Homework due tomorrow is Math Workbook page 227-228, Holes book club jobs, and your Presidential Reports (written or typed). You may email the reports to me if you are unable to print them. Your Presidential Reports will be docked by 10% for each day late. (Meaning on Monday you loose 10%, Tuesday - 20%, etc) If you have any questions, please let … [Read more...]