5th Grade News

Mrs. Burmeister, Mrs. Millonzi, and Mr. Springer

Friday, January 15

It Is Time To Start Planning for Middle School!

On January 13th, the fifth grade team presented the following presentations to the fifth grade students. We wanted to provide these presentations to our Rose Glen fifth grade families.

Getting Ready For Middle School (English)

Preparándote para la Escuela Secundaria (Spanish)

Middle School Music Video This video goes through the various instruments of band orchestra, choir, and general music. On the Middle School google form your student needs to indicate their class music choice for next year.

Copy of Google Form (English) Every fifth grade student received a hard copy of this form that needs to be filled out and returned to the homeroom class by January 29th. Only use if you need a new copy.

Copy of Google Form (Spanish) Every fifth grade student received a hard copy of this form that needs to be filled out and returned to the homeroom class by January 29th. Only use if you need a new copy.

Parents/Guardians, if you have questions about middle school, the below information provides the School District of Waukesha Middle Schools Counselors.

Middle School Counselors

Debbie Cahill, Les Paul Middle School

6th and 7th grade school counselor


Karen Woelfel, STEM-Saratoga


Nicole Hosni, Butler Middle School

Last Names A-K


Kim Harrington, Butler Middle School

Last Names L-Z


Angie Jackson, Horning Middle School

House 6A, 7A, 8A and FLIGHT


Natalie Ramirez, Horning Middle School

House 6B, 7B, 8B and DUAL


Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences

Spring Parent/Teacher conference will be held virtually on 2/18 and 2/24 with an additional date of 2/25 for Mrs. Burmeister & Mrs. Millonzi.

Mrs. Burmeister & Mrs. Millonzi's Conference Sign-Up Link:


Mr. Springer's Conference Sign-Up Link:


Friendship Party

We will be doing our Friendship Party on Friday, February 12th. If students are interested in exchanging Valentines, they will need to bring one for everyone in the class. Those Valentines MUST be at school by Monday, February 8th in order to give them enough time to sit before we exchange and open them. All students must have a bag or can decorate their own Valentine box to bring their Valentines home. Homeroom class-lists with the student's names will be sent out the first week of February. If you have any questions, please let us know!


Unit question: Is imagination more valuable than knowledge?

We are closing our fantasy unit celebrating the fantasy stories that we have written and read. We have explored the elements of a fantasy story, the characters and settings of fantasy stories, have read and analyzed the language of poetry and have read stories thinking specifically about how the author wrote and used techniques to convey his meaning.

The students have enjoyed writing stories that let their imaginations go wild.

Fifth Grade Math Workshop

The fifth graders have been developing their skills with adding fractions with unlike denominators. They have been adding both fractions and mixed numbers. Next week, students will be working with subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.

The targets or big ideas for fifth grade are:

  • I can explain, recognize, and generate equivalent fractions.
  • I can use a variety of strategies to add and subtract fractions and mixed numberswith unlike denominators.

Family Letter

Social Studies

Fifth grade has started the US history portion of Social Studies. Students have learned about the settlements of Roanoke, Jamestown, and Plymouth. We will continue with the 13 colonies and then the American Revolution.

School Counselor, Mrs. Edwards

This month, the classroom guidance lesson addressed anger management and developing coping skills. Students learned to identify different emotions and strategies to help them manage their emotions. Coping skills help improve mental well-being and strengthen our abilities to handle difficult situations.The school counselor provides an activity done in class to further learning. Ask your student about this activity and the things they’ve learned from it.

Additional Parent Resources:January Parent Newsletter, Spanish January Parent Newsletter

Virtual or Absent Students

If your student{s} will not be present, they will continue to get the daily lessons and work on the district's Blackboard site or Bb. Student's have used this everyday in the classroom and are familiar with the fifth grade format. Have you child show you the BB9 app on his/her school iPad.

Electronic Assignment Notebook

Whether Face to Face or Virtual each class will continue to use the online assignment notebook. The teachers update the assignment notebook each morning. Just click on the Week of "date" and then scroll to the day you need.

5th Grade Assignment Notebook

Remember the Dates

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, January 18th - No School - Staff Development Day

  • Monday, January 18th - Culver's Dining Night
  • Monday, January 25th - No School - Staff Development Day
  • Thursday, January 28th - Papa Murphy's Dining Night
  • Wednesday, February 10th - Pizza Ranch Dining Night
  • Monday, February 15th - Panera Dining Night
  • Thursday, February 25th - Early Release Day
  • Thursday, February 25th - Papa Murphy's Dining Night
  • Friday, February 26th - No School

Stay Safe Everyone!

Darrin, Joelle & Nancy

Contact Information

Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Nancy Burmeister - nburmeis@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Joelle Millonzi - jmillonzi@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Darrin Springer - dspringer@waukesha.k12.wi.us