Welcome to 5th Grade!


A Message from Your 5th Grade Teachers!

Dear Parents,

We are excited to meet you and your child in September for the 2022-23 school year. Fifth grade brings with it many opportunities for growth, learning, and fun. We look forward to supporting the students and watching them soar!

Summer Reminders:

  • Summer Reading and Math Work (Complete by Thursday, September 8th)

  • Student Supplies (due Thursday, September 8th)

  • Book Day (Wednesday, September 7th)

  • Take some time to relax and have fun!

We welcome your partnership throughout the school year. Should you have any questions during the summer, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Stay safe and healthy!

Mrs. Cooper (jcooper@gmaelem.org)

Mr. Kelly (ckelly@gmaelem.org)

Mrs. Lofgren (slofgren@gmaelem.org)

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Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary has bundled tuition which includes field trips, school pictures, yearbook, and student planners. Below is a list of supplemental supplies your child will need for 5th Grade:


Please place in a large Ziploc bag labeled with your child's first and last name.

  • 1" Black Binder

  • Colored Pencils - Crayola - 24 Ct
  • Composition Book - Wide Ruled - Black - 100 Ct
  • Composition Book - Wide Ruled - Blue - 100 Ct
  • Composition Book - Wide Ruled - Green - 100 Ct
  • Composition Book - Wide Ruled - Purple - 100 Ct
  • Divider - 5 Tab - Plastic - 2 Pkt - Big Tab Insert - Multi-color Avery
  • Dry Erase Markers - Expo - 4 Color Set - Chisel
  • 3 Elmer's Glue Washable Sticks - Jumbo
  • Highlighter - Pen Style - Chisel - 3 Pack - Yellow, Blue, Pink
  • Markers - Washable - Crayola - Assorted - 12 Ct - Thin
  • Looseleaf Paper - College ruled - 200 Ct
  • Pencil - Mechanical - BIC - .7mm - 10 Pk
  • Pencil - Mechanical - BIC - Refill - .7mm - 30 Pack
  • Pens - BIC - 2 Pk - Red
  • Pens - Erasable - Papermate - Black - 12 Ct
  • Ruler - 6 Inch - Plastic
  • Scissors - Fiskar - 6 Inch - Big Kids


  • Calculators are required for 5th-8th grade students. The 5th grade calculator model is the Texas Instruments TI-30XA.
  • One pair of earbuds/headphones with 3.5mm (not bluetooth or Apple lightning) with case
  • One reusable water bottle
  • Individual or pocket-sized hand sanitizer
  • Individual tissue packets
  • Optional: Wireless mouse to be used with Microsoft Surface tablets


  • Disinfecting wipes

Gwynedd-Mercy Academy is an environmentally friendly school. Please be sure lunches are packed in reusable lunch bags with two cloth napkins for use. Snacks may be in their original packaging or in reusable containers/bags. We appreciate your attention to this as we all work together to care for the Earth.

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Click below to access your summer reading assignment!


Each year, Mrs. Phiambolis, our Librarian, creates an *optional* reading challenge for students. This is separate from the grade level summer reading assignments and a great way to keep children reading. Recommendations are below. Have fun!

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Summer Assignment Information and IXL Tracking Sheet

Click the link below to access IXL!

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