5th Graders Competing at the Colors of the Rainbow Dance Competition

Olivia and Patrick dance the tango.
  • Welcome to 5th grade. We are so excited to meet our students. Here are some things you might want to know about this school year.

    Ballroom Dancing: Our arts residency starts September 9th. This is the fourth year Global Arts Plus, formerly known as LMAP, will participate in the Dancing Classrooms program. All students participate in this residency. Ms. Mena’s class will have dancing on Mondays and Wednesdays. Ms. Turner’s and Ms. Kreitzer’s class will have dancing on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our performances will be on November 22nd in the morning at the lower campus and in the afternoon at the upper campus. There is also a competition in December where some students will compete against other schools in the program. We will be sending home more information closer to the events.You can learn more about the program at https://www.heartofdancemn.org .

    Recess: We will have recess every day unless it is storming or below -10 windchill. Please make sure students dress for the weather. There are some clothes available from our PTA. Let us know if you need anything. For students who choose to play soccer, basketball, or four-square, the expectation is they show good sportsmanship.

    Celebrations: Please check with the front office before bringing in any food for the whole class.

    Homework:The homework expectation is that all students read 20 minutes a night a book of their choosing or their book club book. All math homework will be sent out on Mondays.  It is not due until Friday. Students can get help with their homework any morning during breakfast Monday-Thursday. If a student has not done their homework by Friday, or not brought their homework on Friday, they will have a study hall time to complete the work.   

    5th grade lunch is from 11:30 - 12:00. Our specialist time is 2:23 - 3:10. 

    We look forward to learning with you this year.

    In partnership,

    5th Grade Team

    Ms. Mena, Ms. Turner, Ms. Hernandez, Ms. Kreitzer

    Please feel free to click on the teacher's name on the right hand side under "In This Section" to learn more about the teacher and their class.

  • Fifth Grade Schedule

    Non-residency days


    Breakfast and Morning Meeting








    Skills (ST Math/WTW)




    Specialist (Art/Theater/Dance)


    Music or SS/SCIENCE/Coding