Grade 5 Happenings

Dear Parents,

       The class did a wonderful job preparing for and participating in the November school Mass. Congratulations to them all, especially to Ariana Johnson, Riley Wichman, and Nicole Raymond for representing the fifth grade as readers.  I was very proud of them, and I look forward to seeing other members of the fifth grade participate as readers in upcoming school events.   

December will be a busy month.  The students have been practicing with Mrs. Jalinskas for this year’s Christmas Show.  It will be on December 14th, at 7:00 p.m. in the school’s gym. Students are to wear a white shirt, blouse, or sweater and dark pants or a dark skirt. Please do not have your child wear any jeans, leggings, or sneakers. Students should arrive in their classrooms by 6:45. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will take place on Dec. 21, 2016 at 7:00.

The class has been busy creating ornaments for the Christmas tree raffle.  Our theme is the saints.  You can purchase tickets on the night of the Christmas Show.  All proceeds will go to charity.  Thanks to Mrs. Petruzzi for donating items for our tree.  We are still in need of a star/tree topper and a small tree skirt.  Old or used ones will do. 

Many thanks also to the room moms and other parents who donated food and paper goods for our Thanksgiving feast.  We learned a lot about the first Thanksgiving and enjoyed a meal together that included our homemade butter and corn muffins. 

Thank you all for commenting on our poetry book.  The students enjoyed reading your notes.  Right now, we are putting together a children’s book called The ABC’s of Christmas. Hopefully you will all get a chance to read it before the Christmas break.

On December 21st, the students will be treated to a Christmas pizza party hosted by the Ladies Guild in honor of Mr. Joseph Angelillo.   If your child does not eat pizza, you will need to send a lunch in with him/her on that day.

 This year every student in the school will be participating in the Science Fair.  I have sent instructions home and have gone over in detail all the steps needed for the project.  The due date is January 26th

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy holiday season.                                      


                                                                                          Mrs. Whalen

                                                                        Secret Santa

The students have expressed an interest in participating in a Secret Santa gift exchange.  We will choose names and students will buy three small gifts for their secret pal.


                  December 8th   - $3.00 to $5.00           

                  December 15th - $3.00 to $5.00                                                                                        

                  December 22nd - $5.00 to $7.00


Remember, it’s a secret!


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