Homeroom 5-1

Welcome to 5th Grade!

NEWS & INFORMATION

Dear Parents,

   The PowerSchool parent portal will be opening again at the end of this week. For those of you who are unaware, the PowerSchool parent portal is where you are able to track all of your child's grades.

    In October the school mailed home an envelope containing your child's access codes for the PowerSchool Parent Portal as well as a list of all their username and passwords for their online textbooks and online websites used by teachers (almost all classroom textbooks are available online). The list was also pasted in the back of each students’ agenda in grades K-8.

      As was presented during “Meet the Teacher Night”, it is the parents’ responsibility to check their students’ grades. When you sign up with the PowerSchool parent portal you can set up your account to receive email messages of grades that have been updated. This can be an email every day or once a week. You can also log on through the website or app to check your child's grades daily.

And in every class you will be able to view daily or weekly participation grades, if your child is handing in homework, and of course their grades in tests and quizzes. 

  PowerSchool Parent Portal is a wonderful program where the teachers and parents work together to keep the students on track. If you need another copy of your access information, or need help in understanding the PowerSchool parent portal please contact

Mrs..McHugh-Schreiber at bmchugh-schreiber5622@ollschool.org 

She will be happy to assist you in any way possible. 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Louise Jane Krol 


**Spring Enrichment Club information can be found "In the Backpack".

As of today, Friday, October 14, the students will be responsible for bringing home their agenda each day.  Inside the agenda is their list of usernames and passwords for all of their online textbooks, iXL, readtheory.org, and Google Classroom.  That same list with the addition of PowerSchool sign in was sent home to the parents.
We want to encourage students to be responsible for their own usernames and passwords and will not be responding with their information for these websites as of today.  
If there are any problems with the websites or the username/password is not working, please email the teacher and we will resolve the problem.  But please do not ask for the username or password, it is now the student's responsibility.


If you are having a problem with an online assignment due to technical difficulties, please email the teacher that assigned it to let them know.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

3/1
Ash Wednesday
School Mass

3/3
Stations of the Cross

3/6
1/2 Day
11:30 AM Dismissal

3/10
Stations of the Cross

Academy Dance
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

3/15
Spelling Bee (Grades 5-8)
12:15 pm 
Parents are welcome!


3/17
Stations of the Cross

$1 Dress Down in Green

End of the second trimester

3/20
Start of the third trimester

3/23
NO SCHOOL

3/24
Stations of the Cross

3/27-3/31
ELA Testing

3/31
Stations of the Cross




CLASSROOM INFORMATION

Parents, Please check below for a note from each teacher as to what your child is learning this month in class. If you have any questions, please email them. All teacher emails are the firstinitiallastname@ollschool.org

 

 

 


 

ELA Class -

​Email:
​ ​jzalenski5622@ollschool.org

Students are researching information to enhance their persuasive essays.

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The 5th grade students reviewing for an upcoming assessment.
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Math Class- ​​kgribbin5622ollschool.org


Religion Class -
The students have been learning about the many ways to discover how God reveals Himself to us. 
Vocabulary: Lord, Christ, Incarnation, Mother of God

 

bsheehan@ollschool.org


Science Class - rpatch@ollschool.org

​Students will begin by reviewing lab safety and scientific methods and procedures.



Social Studies- srekowicz@ollschool.org
Students are learning about Native Americans.

Spanish Class- spanishteacher@ollschool.org

Art Class - vmontella@ollschool.org


Music/Chorus Class - jboulay@ollschool.org
As we continue covering basic rhythms and note values the students will engage in the discovery of melody and harmony. Please feel free to contact Mr. Boulay at jboulay5622@ollschool.org with any questions or concerns.


Physical Education Class - dtobin@ollschool.org


Health Class - dtobin@ollschool.org


Theatrical Arts - dtobin@ollschool.org


Orchestra/Band- emurphy5622@ollschool.org 
Check Orchestra/Band class page. 

 

The Google Classroom assignments should be planned out over five to six days to complete.  To me, that is the best way to approach this work.  The first assignment is assigned on Wednesday, so I would set up the work in this order:
Wednesday: Complete the vocabulary section of the assignment
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Complete the reading for that assignment
Sunday (or Sunday/Monday): Complete the questions for the assignment.
For the assignment on Friday, I would set up the work in this order:
Friday (or Saturday): Complete the vocabulary section of this assignment
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday (or Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.  The day the student completes the first assignment, they should begin reading a few pages of the next assignment): Complete the reading for that assignment.
Wednesday (or Wednesday/Thursday): Complete the questions for the assignment.
The goal for Google Classrooms is to have the student completing a small piece of the assignment each day.  This way, they do not get overwhelmed.  This also helps them to not leave the assignment for the last minute.
The Google Classroom assignments should be planned out over five to six days to complete.  To me, that is the best way to approach this work.  The first assignment is assigned on Wednesday, so I would set up the work in this order:
Wednesday: Complete the vocabulary section of the assignment
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Complete the reading for that assignment
Sunday (or Sunday/Monday): Complete the questions for the assignment.
For the assignment on Friday, I would set up the work in this order:
Friday (or Saturday): Complete the vocabulary section of this assignment
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday (or Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.  The day the student completes the first assignment, they should begin reading a few pages of the next assignment): Complete the reading for that assignment.
Wednesday (or Wednesday/Thursday): Complete the questions for the assignment.
The goal for Google Classrooms is to have the student completing a small piece of the assignment each day.  This way, they do not get overwhelmed.  This also helps them to not leave the assignment for the last minute.