SAS 5th Grade News Nov 6

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The St. Anthony's Annual Food Drive Begins This Week!

Please send in canned goods (boxes tend to get damaged in transport, wasting food) in bags. If you have extra brown bags you can donate, please send those in with food donations. Thank you for your support during the holiday season!

Students may earn extra credit for bringing in cans. For every 2 cans students will earn 1 extra credit point up to 10 points. Food Drive will run through Friday, November 16.

In the Classroom This Week:


We are beginning Unit 2- We Celebrate the Eucharist discussing how we come together to celebrate. In this chapter we will read why the Eucharist is a celebration and what the words Eucharistic Liturgy, liturgical year, and Roman Missal means.

Students who have turned their saint in already will be earning extra credit. They have until the 14th to turn them in for extra credit.

Language Arts

In Writing and Grammar, students will learn the specific rules for making both singular nouns and plural nouns possessive. They will practice converting regular nouns to possessive nouns. They will also learn how to identify an appositive (a word or phrase that identifies or explains a noun) in a sentence.

Students will take a Unit 6 vocab test on Friday.


Students are beginning chapter 6, Multiplying Decimals. This week students will be multiplying decimals by 10, 100, and 1,000, estimating the product of a decimal and a whole number, and working on numbers sense with decimal multiplication. Students will have a quiz on Friday covering these topics.

We encourage that students review their class notes nightly.

Social Studies

Students began Unit 2 yesterday. We will be discussing why Europeans began to look for a sea route to Asia and how technology made ocean exploration possible. We will also be discussing why the Europeans explored the Americas and what they found. We will look at the obstacles and accomplishments of these early explores too.


In Science, students will use diagrams to represent atoms of elements. They will be able to identify organic and inorganic elements and identify the elements in a chemical formula. Reminder: the “Element” project will be due on November 13th. Students will present their projects November 13th – 16th.


SchoolSpeak Grades

We are finalizing grades, conduct, effort, etc. for report cards distribution on Tuesday, November 13. Grades will be published by the end of today. Please sign report cards next week, and return them by Friday, November 16.

Students need 28 points to be on Honor Roll.

Raider Run

Students' run on Thursday from 12:55 - 1:45. Students are allowed to wear Thursday shirts and uniform bottoms (shorts are recommended). Please check the Tuesday newsletter for the pledge form. Students who bring in $35, will earn a Raider Run t-shirt. All money raised will go directly to the class account. We are challenging the students to a 100% class participation. Money must be paid through the website. Money can be collected through the 30th of November, this way it gives the students time to see their relatives and ask for donations. The student with the most money brought in will get to be teacher for the afternoon. Thank you!

Second Trimester

Just a few changes for the Second Trimester....

Weekly reading logs (100 minutes minimum) still required on Monday mornings.

Late work will still be accepted within 10 days of collecting with a penalty.

Schedule Reminders

No school, Monday, November 12, in honor of all our Veteran's.

5A goes to Catholic Charities from 8:30- 11:30. Permission slips are coming home today. Please return by Thursday, November 8th.

Tuesday, November 13- Report Cards go home and need to be signed and returned by Friday November 16th.

Thursday, November 15, - the Academic and Fall Sports Awards will be held in the gym.

Thanksgiving break is from Monday, November 19, through Friday, November 25 to remember and enjoy our many blessings!

MLK Toy Drive begins Monday, November 26th.

5A Hot Lunch is Friday, November 30th.

We will begin assembling blankets for Catholic Charities in the afternoon. (Supplies need to be brought in on this day) Friday, November 30th.