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Welcome to 5th grade




June 19, 2020

Happy Summer everyone! Thank you for all your hard work and patience during the last three months of distance learning. Together we really made it work.
Over the summer, make sure you take time to read every day. (That goes for both you outgoing fifth graders and you incoming fifth graders!) I can't wait to hear in the fall about about all the great books you've discovered. IXL will also be available this summer if you want to get in a little extra math practice.
Have a wonderful vacation. See you in August!

March 11, 2020

Just a quick reminder that we have 2:00 dismissal tomorrow and no school on Friday. Enjoy the long weekend.

March 10, 2020

Tuesday folders and Brown envelopes are coming home today. Please sign and return.
Don't forget to keep selling those raffle tickets. There is no school this Friday so if you want to be eligible for the Jolly Trolley on Monday you need to turn in your raffle tickets by then.

February 26, 2020

We celebrated Mass for Ash Wednesday this morning. Thank you to 6th grade for doing a great job! 
Many students brought in raffle tickets this morning. Fantastic! There is still time to turn them in and qualify for the "early bird" prizes. Mrs. Ravenscroft has more tickets in the office if needed.
There is no new homework tonight. Please use this time to practice for your states and capitals test on Friday. Have a great night.

February 25, 2020

This morning after Mass we burned palms to make ash for Ash Wednesday tomorrow. Parents are welcome to join us at Mass at 9:30.
The end of the trimester is fast approaching. There are several papers with no name that will go in as zeroes if not claimed. I've encouraged them to check the board for their paper. I've also reminded them that the AR window for the second trimester is coming to a close. Those that need to take AR tests should be sure to do so ASAP.

February 24, 2020

It promises to be a busy last week of February. Parents are welcome to join us for Mass on Wednesday at is Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent.
Tomorrow we will celebrate Mass at 8:00 AM. Bradley will serve as Lector and Mathew, Helena and Sophia are serving as Altar Servers.
Our Scholastic News this week shares one boy's story of surviving the Holocaust. This is a difficult topic, and it may be something that you would like to talk more about at home. Let me know if you have any questions.

February 20, 2020

Mrs. Fritch came into class this afternoon and helped us celebrate Mardi Gras. Thank you Mrs. Fritch!
Be sure you are ready for your states and capitals test tomorrow!

February 19, 2020

Don't forget that our Fundraiser at Wood Ranch is tonight! If you go, ask for a kids'll find a fun states and capitals puzzle that you will know lots of answers to!! Hope to see you there!

February 11, 2020

Today we met with our school families and spent time together making Valentine's Cards for our parents and family. It was a fun afternoon.
Coming home today is yellow Tuesday folders and brown envelopes. Please sign and return tomorrow.
As noted in the weekly bulletin, Thursday is a relaxed dress day for grades K-5. Students may come to school in uniform, or they may come in non-uniform dress in "Valentine's Day" colors - Red, Pink, White, Purple. Please remember to follow all non-uniform dress guidelines as found in your parent handbook.

February 10, 2020

A few reminders for the week:
Students may bring money to school on Tuesday to purchase Valentine Grams from student council. They are $2.00 each and will be sold in class that morning after Mass. Helena and Steven are Altar Serving tomorrow.
Tuesday evening there is a meeting at 6:00 PM in the teacher's lounge for all parents interested in helping out with the auction in any way. It is a great way to earn parent hours, meet fellow parents, and help our school
On Thursday, students may bring in Valentine's to pass out to the class. We will visit the Middle School Dance after lunch for a few minutes (since we will be middle schoolers next year, we like to take a peek) and celebrate Valentine's Day with a class party right after. Dismissal on Thursday is at 2:00.
There is no school Friday the 14th and Monday the 17th in honor of President's Day. Enjoy the long weekend.

February 7, 2020

Next week is exciting, with both Valentine's Day and a four day weekend to look forward to. Don't forget to study your states and capitals of the west.
Just a reminder about boys haircuts from our parent/teacher handbook:

Boys’ haircuts should allow it to be off their faces, above their eyebrows, neatly trimmed around the neck, above the ears, and above the collar.

A few of them need a trim! Thank you.
Have a great weekend

February 4, 2020

This afternoon we participated in an earthquake/disaster drill. It feels good to know what to do in case of an emergency!
Student council is till accepting donations of deodorant through the end of the week, so if you haven't had the chance to donate yet there is still time to do so. Just drop it off in the yellow box in the hall outside the office.

February 3, 2020

Today was the 100th day of school this year, which means it was our 5th graders 1000th day of school. Nice job 5th graders - you've come so far. We are looking forward to the next 1000 days.
We also celebrated the feast day of St. Blaise. We received a special blessing and asked St. Blaise to pray for us to stay healthy.
We have Mass tomorrow. Bradley is Lectoring. Don't forget to study your states and capitals of the southwest. We have a test on Wednesday.

I am so excited to be a part of all the wonderful things happening here at Our Lady of the Assumption School and to be the 5th grade teacher. A little about me:  I graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a BA in English, then continued my education at Claremont Graduate University where I received a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and MA in Education. I've been teaching at OLA since 2012. Previously I taught elementary and middle school in Long Beach Unified School District.
Not only am I a teacher here at OLA, I'm a parent here too. I've been married to my wonderful husband since 1996. We have three sons, one at OLA, one at St. Bonaventure High School and one at UCLA.  I love the sense of family and community we have at our school and in our parish. I have two cats and one dog, so that plus my family and teaching keeps me pretty busy. In my spare time I enjoy reading and talking about books, exploring national parks, and singing songs from "Hamilton".  Stop by anytime to see what we are up to in 5th grade.
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