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Welcome to Fifth Grade!


Band Lessons
Friday, January 18th
Group H - 10:00 a.m. 

Catholic Schools Week will take place the week of January 28th.  This week begins with a Liturgy, Open House event, and Glee Club performance on Sunday, January 27th.  The following activities will take place during CSW week:
Monday, January 28th: 
Opening Prayer Service
Glee Club performance
Open House for Nursery - 2nd Grade
Tuesday, January 29th:
Student Assembly
NJHS Ceremony
Open House
Wednesday, January 30th:
Open House
Thursday, January 31st: 
Kids Day
​Friday, February 1st: 
​Teacher Appreciation Day
Closing Liturgy
​Saturday, February 2nd: 
SEASon to Believe Gala

We will be having a working snack in our classroom each day.  Please ensure that your child has a healthy snack and water to drink.  Thank you!

If your child is absent for school for any reason, please contact the nurse's office to report their absence.  In addition, when they return to school, please send in a note stating the reason behind their absence.  Thank you!

In Religion, we will be learning about Abraham and God's chosen people.  We will also learn about Sarah, Jacob, Esau, and Joseph. We will attend Mass, as a class, on Thursday, January 17th.  Please feel free to join us. 

In Health, we will begin to learn about nutrition.  We will learn about the six classes of nutrients and about proper nutrition.  The students will complete some projects to look at the amount of sugars and carbohydrates in cereals, as well as the proper serving amounts for each food group. 

The Multiplication of Whole Numbers will be our next area of focus in Math.  The students will learn how to use partial products, how to use the Distributive Property and Area Models, and how to multiply one- and two-digit numbers. 

We will continue our learning journey in Science by transitioning from Earth's Systems to Earth's Water (Topic 4).  The students will learn about the water cycle, and about freshwater and ocean water.  They will participate in a STEM Project where they will plan and build a water filtration system.   In addition, the STEM Projects for the DRVC STEM Fair are currently underway.  At this point, all the of topics and partner agreement forms should have been submitted, and the students should be in the  middle of working on their project.  Mrs. Sileo and I will provide the tri-fold boards for them to use for their presentations.  In addition, the students will be given time in class to put their boards together. If you have any questions regarding the STEM Fair, please let us know.

Thank you for all of your support!

Mrs. Franzese


"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.
Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal."
- Mother Theresa


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