A Weekly Fifth Grade Class Newsletter

Michael Cholette

St. Joseph School 100 Spring Street Fairhaven, MA 02719

508-996-1983

email-Mcholette@sjsf.dfrcs.org


St. Joe's lunch menu link: http://fairhavenps.nutrislice.com/menu/st-joes/

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ZOO TRIP REMINDERS

St. Joseph School’s fourth and fifth grade have schedule a day at the New Bedford Buttonwood Park Zoo for Friday June 8th. We will leave promptly after attendance and morning prayer. Please be on time to school. We will spend the day there as well as participate in an educational class with zoo educators. We have need for a limited number of parent chaperones whose CORIes are up to date to spend the day with a group of students.


  • Students may wear their PE uniforms, or if they qualify for the dress down week, they may wear dress down attire. Please, for safety reasons, NO FLIP FLOPS AT THE ZOO!
* Bring a lunch and a drink; drinks are available by vending machines by the education building
* Students requiring inhalers need to have them in school.
* Hats and sunglasses are o.k., but no sun screen, per school policy.
* Students are not to bring expensive electronics.
* Cameras are o.k, but ask permission to take photos of classmates, and no posting photos on social media
per school policy.
* Students may bring money to visit the zoo gift shop.
* It is forecasted to be a nice day, but you may bring a jacket.
* Students are not allowed to purchase food/ drink in the cafeteria. Parents may not purchase food or drink
for students in the cafeteria.
* Students will stay with their assigned groups and chaperones.

Hope you are looking forward to this trip!


IXL MINUTES

Congratulations to Avalyn for completing the most IXL Math minutes for March!
Congratulations to Ava for completing the most IXL Minutes in Language Arts for March!
By completing the most minutes each month will receive a certificate which will be displayed on the Class Math Wall of Fame in the hall for all to see and an ice cream treat, too!

Students will also be completing 60 minutes for Language Arts, too! Remember, it counts for a quiz grade!

Students should be working to complete 60 minutes by the end of each month on IXLmath.com!


STUDENTS NEED THEIR ROSARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY AS WE WILL PRAY A DECADE OF THE ROSARY EACH MORNING IN HONOR OF MARY!


Sweaters/ sweatshirts

Students have been reminded that they are to have their SJS school sweater and sweatshirt inschool to wear if they are cold. They must wear the sweater on dress up days. They may not wear the hooded sweatshirt in the school building per the school rule. They should have both items in school this winter that if they are really cold they may wear both. The kids can keep them in their cubby!

Dismissal Procedures Reminder Dismissal on Half Days

Students should know who is picking them up and where they are to go at the end of the school day- Out the back door, Aftercare, or an after school activity.

Dismissal time for grades 4-5 on Half Days is 11:20 AM

Mrs. Piazza would like teachers to remind parents not to arrive in the pick up car lane before your child's pick up time. Also, please do not park on the street while waiting for the right time to drive up as the back up could be a safety issue in preventing emergency vehicles from getting through. Thank you.

Materials for Spanish class

Mrs. Lopes would like all her students to have a binder or folder, a notebook as well as ear buds for quiet use of the computer for her Spanish classes. Thanks!

MESSAGES

I will check my email before and after school as well as during planning periods.


Websites/ Online Programs

We have practiced logging on to the class wiki page, IXL Math, Class Dojo, Spellingcity.com and PearsonRealize.com in the computer lab this week. Ask your child to show you how to do it!




BOOK COVERS
Textbooks should be covered at all times to protect the book from being damaged. A flyer is in the first Tues. Envelope.

CLASS SCHEDULE:

A class schedule has been revised and sent home. Please post it where you can refer to it.

Water bottles

Children may have water bottles in class as long as they do not play with them.

CORIES

Parents wishing to chaperone class field trips, assist at bake sales, the Holiday Bazaar, or classroom activities need to be CORIed. Parents may contact the school office to obtain information to become CORIed or renew their CORI.

Homework Folder and Agenda Book

Students should be using their Agenda Book to write down homework. We have time to write it down during the day and at the end of it, too. They are being asked to put work to be finished on one side of their Homework Folder and work to be turned in on the other. Please ask them before taking things out of the folder!

Logging on to computer programs

We have practiced logging on/ using our pass words for pearsonrealize, classdojo and Ixlmath.com in the computer lab. We logged on to Spelling city and to our class wiki page, too. We will start spelling this week; tests are on Fridays.

School Handbook and Calendars

Parents should reference the St. Joseph School Handbook and calendars on the School website. Please take note of the school uniform policy. Please use the link to the Lunch Menu and breakfast menu.







Tuesday Envelope
Please remove the contents of the Tuesday Envelope, read them and be sure to sign and return the envelope to school that we may send it home again next week! Thank you!
Uniforms
Students may wear shorts as part of the daily uniform and do not have to wear the sweater. They will still need to wear long pants to school as part of the dress uniform for mass and special occasions. We understand you may still be waiting for some items from the Uniform shop. Please order missing items ASAP!



https://www.ixl.com/community/IXL-Envision-Math-G5.pdf

This is a link to the IXL Math outline correlating IXL Math and Envisions Math Textbook skills.

Parents may find it helpful when guiding their child to completing IXL math skills that we are currently working on in math.

STUDENTS SHOULD BE ANSWERING QUESTIONS IN COMPLETE SENTENCES USING CAPITALS AND PUNCTUATION. POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM ASSIGNMENTS WHEN THEY DO NOT FOLLOW THESE DUIRECTIONS! THEY ARE REMINDED EACH TIME WORK IS ASSIGNED!

CURSIVE WRITING
Students will be reviewing their cursive writing using their new penmanship books. Cursive writing is a standard to be assessed on the report card. Students will be assessed in their wbk as well as on the required assignments. Students work should be neat and the best effort made to form the letters correctly, slant to the right, space letters and words, use a good line quality, as well as writing neatly and spelling correctly when they copy. Students have the whole week to complete the assigned pages in their wkbks.