5th and 6th Grade News

November 30, 2015

Hello Fifth and Sixth Grade Families!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! It was great to get a chance to speak with so many parents and families of our fabulous fifth and sixth graders during conferences. Thank you for taking the time to come in and discuss your student's progress!

Today, we began talking about Advent - a time of anticipation and preparation for the coming of our Lord at Christmas. It is a season in which we focus on how we can get ourselves ready for Jesus’ return as we celebrate Jesus’ coming into the world. We hear the words of the prophets and John the Baptist and come to a greater appreciation for who Jesus is and how he comes into our lives daily.

At the same time, December seems to be the busiest time of year. We are frantically shopping for Christmas gifts and running from here to there. Let's try to remember the reason for the season. With the celebration of Advent each year, everything old can be new again. Each year gives ourselves and our family an opportunity to remember and anticipate the celebration of the birth of Jesus on Christmas morning.

Here is what is going on this week:

Monday, 11/30:

  • Band

Tuesday, 12/1:

  • P.E.- Students can bring weather appropriate clothes (NO SHORTS) to change into for P.E.
  • Choir practice for new Mass songs

Wednesday, 12/2:

  • Band
  • Picture Retakes

Thursday, 12/3:

  • All School Mass

Friday, 12/4:

  • Pay to Dress $2

  • Spelling Test - Unit 2 Review
  • "Ta-Na-E-Ka" Quiz
  • P.E.- Students can bring weather appropriate clothes (NO SHORTS) to change into for P.E.
  • Fulcrum Tuition Assistance for 2016-17...Due Dec. 4th!!

    The window of time has opened for next year's tuition assistance application. This is an opportunity to receive $1100 for each child in grades K - 8, based on a family's income level. You can apply at: http://www.fulcrumfoundation.org/apply-for-grant/assistance/. This application is available in both Spanish and English. As we prepare for tuition contract meetings this Spring, please note that families will not be eligible for any financial assistance through Holy Rosary school UNLESS they have first applied through the Fulcrum Foundation.This means that no contracts will be negotiated without applying first through Fulcrum. Berenice (at the Front Desk) is happy to help parents complete the online application. If you need to schedule a time to meet with her to go through the application, please email her at office@hrrsjda.org. Applications must be completed by Friday, Dec. 4th.

What are we learning this week?

    • We are focusing on Advent and how we can prepare for Jesus' birth!
    • We are practicing responses for Mass!

    Language Arts:

    • We have started a new story, "Ta-Na-E-Ka" and are focusing on analyzing character traits and conflict.
    • We are also working on comparison and contrast.
    • We are starting Vocabulary Unit 7 which we will be working on for the next two weeks.
    • Spelling is review this week-- no new words, just focusing on reviewing our Unit 2 words.

    Social Studies:

    • We are beginning to move into early civilizations and tool making and how our ancestors have changed over time.
    • This week we will be making our own primitive tools in class and creating cave art!


    • 6th Grade Math - this week we are returning to ratios.
    • 5th Grade Math - this week we are working on changing fractions to decimals and adding subtracting mixed numbers.

    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