Fifth Grade

Greetings Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back from Mid-Winter Break! Now that we are in March, we will be focusing on getting ready for the state exams coming up in the spring. Please be sure that your child practices the strategies they have learned in class while doing their homework. It is also important that your child reads every night and increases their stamina.


5th Grade Team

Rigorous Instruction

Instruction is customized, inclusive, motivating, and aligned to the Common Core. High standards are set in every classroom. Students are actively engaged in ambitious intellectual activity and developing critical thinking skills.

Units of Study:

Science: We will be studying the makeup of matter and atoms.

Social Studies: Geography: We will be studying the about European explorers and their contributions.

Reading: Teacher’s College: We will be doing close reading of texts and short passages.

Math: We will be multiplying and dividing word problems.

Writing: Informational: We will be writing short and extended responses.

Supportive Environment

The school establishes a classroom and school culture where students feel safe, supported, and challenged by their teachers and peers.

Students of the Month:

5-1: Janna Javier

5-2: Kevin Altamirano

Celebrations or Events:

March 12th: Trip to New Victory Theater

March 27th, Post show workshop

Strong Family-Community Ties & Collaborative Teachers

School leadership brings resources from the community into the school building by welcoming, encouraging, and developing partnerships with families, businesses, and community-based organizations.

Parent Workshops:

Ongoing Parent/Teacher Conferences

Important Events:

March 5: Parent Teacher Conferences

March 24: Star Awards (By Invite Only)

March 25-26: NYS ELA Assessment

Every Tuesday: Goal Setting with Parents 2:40-3:15 (Please connect with teacher to make an appointment to speak about your child)

Teachers Contact Information

5-1: Ms. Laurenzano:

5-2: Mr. Roberts:

Ms. Abdelaal: