Cub News

Happy Spring Everyone!!!!!


  • Kilee Sims--April 8
  • Ajoneay Carol--April 9
  • Taja Colbert--April 23
  • Hector Garcia--April 23
  • Camryn McCarthy--April 24

Happy birthday to all of you!! ~~Camryn McCarthy

5th Grade Cubbies

Mr. Nerino added something to our hallways... Cubbies! These Cubbies allow 5th graders to share their opinions about certain questions. The first question was: Which sport would you add to the Winter Olympics? The best answer we thought was by: dontcrosstheline215, they said, "they would add Snowtubing!" I also agree. I think this would be a fabulous idea! The next question was: How would you feel about another snow blizzard in March? The best answer in our opinion was by: chickenfriedhotsauce215, "If there was another snow blizzard, I would freak out and scream." The last question was: What do you think the expression, like a lion to the lamb means? The best answer in our opinion was by: Jpets215 who said, "I think it means March goes fast but ends slow." Those were our most recent questions and we hope we get more soon! ~~Reilly Dunn

PSSAs and Pep Rally

The Pep Rally was on March 24th, 2014. It was lots of fun! We danced with the East High cheerleaders and we did the Cupid Shuffle. It definitely got us pumped up! Mr. Nerino, Mr. Micheals and Mr. Doi dressed up like grandmas and danced around with the students. We hope everyone did a fantastic job on the PSSAs! ~~Graycen Macon

Talent Show

I interviewed Ann Ariano, the organizer of our Rutherford talent show. Here are the questions I asked her about the talent show.

  • Question 1: What is the best part about running a talent show? Working with all of the talented kids here at Rutherford!
  • Question 2: Do you think the acts this year will be entertaining? Yes, I think they will be very entertaining. We have a wide variety of acts this year.
  • Question 3: What made you want to have a talent show? I knew that other schools in our district were having talent shows. I wanted to give our Rutherford kids a chance to showcase their talents.
  • Question 4: Are you going to miss running the talent show? Yes, very much. My husband and I have loved working with our Rutherford students and their families. We look forward to coming back and watching the show for many years to come.
  • Question 5: What words of advice do you have for the performers? Take a deep breath, relax, and most of all have fun!!!!!!!!!!! Hope to see you all at the talent show.

~~Nicoletta Ariano

Teacher Spotlight

Hey guys! This month for the newspaper we have a new part and it is called the TEACHER SPOTLIGHT. We decided to ask our 5th grade teachers 5 questions! They are:

  1. How many years have you been teaching?
  2. What is your favorite thing about teaching?
  3. What do you like the best about your students?
  4. Did you have a dream of being a teacher when you were little?
  5. How do you think you can improve yourself as a teacher?

~~Daniela Garcia

Mr. Nerino

  1. 12 years
  2. Working with students, teaching them new things, and challenging them .
  3. They are unique and each of them present a different challenge .
  4. No, in college I thought about being a teacher .
  5. Finding better ways to help students learn and helping 5th graders to be more patient.

Miss Lightner

  1. 20 years
  2. Helping children learn
  3. When they smile
  4. Yes because I had 10 cousins who always played school and I never got to be the teacher and now I am!
  5. Make my lessons more relevant to students lives .

Miss Brown

  1. 4 years
  2. Helping students become successful
  3. I like how hard most of my students work and how everyone tries to do their best
  4. Yes, I always wanted to be a teacher. When I was little, I would play teacher with my stuffed animals!
  5. I continue to take more classes and learn new ways to help my students be fabulous.

Survey--Favorite Apps for Devices

This month we chose to poll the students about their favorite app. The app games students could pick from were: Candy Crush, Flappy Bird and Minecraft. For Mr. Nerinos class the most popular app was Candy Crush. For Miss Browns class the most popular app was Minecraft. For Miss Lightners class the most popular app was Flappy Bird. Weird right?


Barbie's 5th Grade Dream Houses

The 5th grade did this awesome math project with area and perimeter. We got to make a first floor plan for our Dream Houses. Our 5th grade teachers thought it was a fun and educational way to make the kids learn about area and perimeter. If you come down our 5th grade hall you will see a sign that says Barbie and Ken's 5th grade Dream House Gallery. The 5th graders had a lot of fun doing this and I hope you go check them out!

~~Melinda Hill