The 5th grade STAR

Walk in Faith with Mercy and Grace

News to Know.....for the week of March 14, 2016


The kids enjoyed learning about PI and all things circular through reading, math, and art today. Thanks to all of you who sent in foodstuffs for the kids....(note to self: not every students needs to bring in enough for the whole was way too much for us to consume!) For those of you who had leftovers, I hope your family will enjoy them.

Unfortunately, in all the busyness of the day, I completely forgot to pull out my camera... :(


Remember that Friday is early dismissal day for conferences. If you want to discuss your child's progress this past trimester, you can sign up for a conference via Sycamore.


We have a lot of volunteers to drive next week to the Discovery Science Center (THANK YOU!!!) Since 4th grade is going with us, I will see if they have enough drivers for their kids - we may mix classes if necessary. If there is anyone who volunteered who would rather not drive if it weren't necessary, let me know. But again, I appreciate all of you who are so willing to volunteer your time! :)

What We're Learning

RELIGION: Lent section of textbook (no chapter test on Friday)

Stations of the Cross test next week!

LITERATURE: We're finishing Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe this week.

Final test next week - including vocabulary and AR test

GRAMMAR: Continuing with Verbs Unit

SPELLING: No contract/test until after vacation

MATH: Fractions - Curriculum Guide coming home soon

SOCIAL STUDIES: Ch. 6 - The Mid-Atlantic Colonies

SCIENCE: Continuing Discovery Ed. lessons - planetary movement/tides

Altar Serving Schedule:

Tues. 3/15: Ethan and Luke

Weds. 3/16: (established servers)

Thurs. 3/17: Kyle and Aaron

Mon. 3/21: Joanna and Joseph

Tues. 3/22: Bella and Alex

Weds. 3/23: (established servers)

Thurs. 3/24: No Mass (Holy Thursday)

All 5th grade servers must be trained in how to serve on Sundays. If they did not go to training today, they must go either tomorrow (Tues.) 3/15 from 4-5 pm, or during vacation on Thurs. March 31 at 9:15 am. Thank you!

Need to Contact Me?

I'm available before school (except Thursdays) or after school for kids who need help on assignments or need extra help with skills/concepts we're learning.

"Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God." (Micah 6:8)