1/13/23 News From Fifth

Hello 5th grade parents and families,

Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed the Christmas season, and are excited for the rest of the school year. We sure are!


The i-Ready Diagnostics will take place the week of 1/17/23. Both fifth grade classrooms will take the diagnostic tests on Wednesday and Thursday, 1/18 and 1/19. Make-up diagnostic testing will take place in the classroom on Friday, 1/20. Please ensure that your child has wired headphones to use on these days as they are necessary for the diagnostic tests. Students- don’t forget to get a good night’s sleep and have a healthy breakfast to prepare for your tests! You are all capable of great things! Emoticon Smile Emoji - Free image on Pixabay


Social Studies: Students are learning about settlements of North America, including the Lost Colony of Roanoke.

Science: The Invention Convention is almost here! With Catholic Schools Week right around the corner, students should be continuing progress on their inventions. The project is due Wednesday, January 25th. We have completed our Engineering unit, and will be reviewing and assessing this content in the coming weeks.

Grammar/Writing: We will be learning and practicing different verb tenses. We continue to review conjunctions and other parts of speech.

Reading: Our poetry unit is wrapping up, and will be complete with a final assessment next week. Following this, we will return to the Pearson curriculum with the short novel The Road to Freedom, which explores the history of the Underground Railroad.

Religion: We learned so much studying our final sacrament, Holy Orders. We also spent some time in SEL reflecting on 2022 and making plans, hopes, and goals for 2023.

Math: Time to add and subtract fractions! After some review, we are applying what we’ve learned with fractions so far in order to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators. Students are practicing finding the lowest common denominator, finding equivalent fractions, and adding/subtracting and simplifying fractions.


Other exciting information: Our D.A.R.E program has started and will continue Thursday mornings from 9-10 AM. Students should have brought a permission slip home this week. Guardians, please sign this form and send it back to school with your students.

Additionally, all fifth grade families are asked to register online for CARDINAL PALOOZA! Registration is free and can be completed by following these steps:

  1. Go to palooza2023.givesmart.com
  2. Click on “Become a #Cardinalpalooza VIP”
  3. Create your personalized fundraising page!

Once registered, please sign the Cardinal Palooza form that went home with your child, and send it back to school with them. If every student within one homeroom registers, that homeroom will earn a treat for the class!


Thank you for all your support at home. It’s a great day to be a Cardinal!

Mrs. Wrodarczyk and Mrs. Witkowski