Fifth Grade

June 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It was great to see you at our MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL in May. June is yet another busy month for us in 5th Grade. This month our students are focused on working on 5th Grade EXIT projects and getting ready for the 6th Grade. We can’t believe how fast the year has gone. It is mind boggling to look at our 5th grade students and remember them as Kindergarteners in the school. They have changed from grade to grade and have grown into fine young people who are now ready to begin the new adventures of middle school. Thank you for your continued support throughout this past year in helping our children achieve their goals. We are proud of our 5th graders and wish them the best of luck in the next phase of their educational journey.


Ms. Spencer

Ms. Laurenzano

Ms. Browne

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: Solar System: Scientists will develop and use models to demonstrate how scale proportions can be used to predict the size of surface features on planets

Social Studies: European Exploration: Explorers will investigate the motivation of different European explorers in the Western Hemisphere.

Reading: Science Fiction: Readers will use the chapters of George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy & Stephen Hawking to understand the overall structure of a text.

Math: Getting Ready for Grade 6: Mathematicians will extend their skill sets by exploring fractions, decimals and percents at the 6th grade level.

Writing: Research Report Writing: Writers will write an informational text that teaches others interesting ideas and important information about the Solar System

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: Ciana Sockwell

5-2: Justin Liz

E33: Alfel Castro

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.

Celebrations and Events

Camp Getaway Trip- June 18th

Field Day- June 21st


Teachers Contact Information

5-1: Ms. Spencer:

5-2: Ms. Laurenzano:

E33: Ms. Browne: