5th and 6th Grade News

February 1, 2016

Dear Fabulous Fifth and Sixth Grade Families,

Thanks so much to everyone who volunteered for Catholic Schools Week activities this weekend!

Progress Reports and Conferences: Progress Reports will be going home on Wednesday, February 3rd. Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Friday, February 12th. There is no school for students that day, so conferences will take place during regular school hours. I will contact parents individually if a conference is required for their student, but parents can also request a conference if they would like to discuss anything. Conferences must be scheduled by Friday, February 5th. Feel free to email me and request a time.

Please remember: All students not in an adult-sponsored activity (orchestra, tutoring, etc.) must either be picked up by 3:15 or they will be sent to Extended Care (and families will be charged).

Catholic Schools Week is here!

Monday, February 1st: Pajama Day

Tuesday, February 2nd: Sports Day

Wednesday, February 3rd: Flip-Flop Day, the students dress like the teachers and teachers dress like the students!

Thursday, February 4th: Grandparents Day (Grandparents are invited to attend school with their students from 8:00 - 12:00, there will be activities in the classroom, Mass, and an appreciation ceremony for grandparents), full Mass attire uniform

Friday, February 5th: COLOR WARS ASSEMBLY!!!

Pre-K 3 -- Blue

Pre-K 4 -- Purple

Kindergarten -- Red

1st Grade -- Orange

2nd Grade -- Yellow

3rd Grade -- Pink

4th Grade -- Green

5th Grade -- Black

6th Grade -- White

7th Grade -- Gray

8th Grade -- Turquoise

Here is what is going on this week:

Monday, 2/1:

  • Band

Tuesday, 2/2:

  • P.E.- Students can bring weather appropriate clothes to change into for P.E.
  • 6th Grade Math Quiz on Percents
  • Unit 9 Vocabulary Test; flash cards and workbook due

Wednesday, 2/3:

  • Band
  • Progress Reports go home

Thursday, 2/4:

  • All School Mass - please make sure students are in appropriate Mass attire

Friday, 2/5:

  • P.E.- Students can bring weather appropriate clothes to change into for P.E.
  • "The All American Slurp" Reading Quiz
  • Spelling Unit 3 Review Test

Other upcoming events:

  • Registration Opens for Current Families: February 1st - 26th
  • No School for students on February 12th; Parent - Teacher Conferences
  • No School February 15th and 16th

What are we learning this week?

  • We are practicing responses for Mass and preparing for Lent.
  • We will also be discussing the role of Catholic Schools and why we celebrate Catholic Schools Week.

Language Arts:

  • Spelling Lesson 17 is a Unit Review. There will not be any spelling homework during the week except to study for Friday's test.
  • This week we are starting a new Collection in our Literature Anthology. We will be focusing on "theme" and making inferences.
  • No Reading Log this week.

Social Studies:

  • This week we will be looking at civilizations from Sumer and Mesopotamia.


  • 6th Grade Math is continuing to work on percent and will start Algebra shortly.
  • 5th Grade Math is starting on Pre-Algebra.
Looking forward to a great week! If you have any questions, please let me know!

Thank you!

Mrs. Scott

Holy Rosary Regional School - Juan Diego Academy