Bienvenidos a Quinto Grado 2018-2019

  • !Bienvenidos a Quinto Grado!   Estamos muy emocionandas de estar con Uds. este año.  

    El Equipo de 5to Grado:

    Sra. Martinez:  Lectura

    Sra. Nordby: Estudios Sociales

    Sra. Guzman:  Escritura

    Srta. Ahida Aguirre Arbelaez: Interna de Amity

    Cada maestra enseña una clase de matemáticas y luego se enseña su especialidad en rotaciones por la semana.



    Weekly Announcements

    Fifth Grade

    December 18, 2018

    Happy Holidays!

    The 5th Grade Team wishes you and your family a very happy holiday season!  This Friday begins our winter break.  Students return to school on Wednesday, January 2.

    Spanish Speaking Male Concordia Chaperones Needed

    We are still looking for at least two more male chaperones for Concordia.  We would much prefer all chaperones speak Spanish, but we will invite any dad/uncle/grandpa/older brother who would be able to join us.  Please let us know asap if you are able to join us February 12-15, 2019!

    Monthly Evaluations and Wednesday Study Hall Day

    Today you will be receiving the Nov/Dec Monthly Evaluation.  All missing work can be found online on Schoology.  Students who have missing work in any class will have time to make it up during class tomorrow.

    All parents should have been given a guardian number (g username) at conferences to be able to log into Schoology to look at your child’s turned in work from each class.

    How to log in to Schoology:

    Alternative Education; American Indian Education Program; AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Belwin Outdoor Science; Boys Totem Town; Business and Financial Affairs

    scroll down and click on the Schoology Logo (A big S in a circle)

    Then go to the login.  Use your gXXXX number and reset your password if needed.

    The classes students have work assigned to are:

    Literacy 5:  Reading with Sra. Martinez

    Literacy/Partner Language:  Writing with Sra. Guzman

    American History:  Social Studies with Sra. Nordby

    Mathematics:  Math Class

    December Reading and Calendar

    The December (English) reading calendar is due when students return back on Wednesday, January 2.  All reading done over winter break will be counted as Extra Credit!!

    Upcoming Tour/Shadow days and Highland Park Showcase Night

    • Tour days

    It is not necessary to sign up for tours.  They all begin at 8:00 AM.

    Wednesday, January 9

    Wednesday, January 16

    Thursday, January 24

    Thursday, January 31

    Thursday, February 7

    • Shadow Days

    Families need to sign (their student) up for these on the HPMS website as there is limited spaces on each date.  Go to the website ( and scroll down on the right to “Shadowing Dates for Prospective Students.”

    Small teams of students and staff make our school a place where middle school students experience a strong sense of belonging and connection. Our WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) program develops eighth grade students into leaders and mentors to our sixth graders, supporting them in a successful transition to middle school.

    The shadow dates are:

    Wednesday, January 9

    Wednesday, January 16

    Thursday, January 24

    Thursday, January 31

    Thursday, February 7

    • HPMS Showcase Open House is on Thursday, January 10 from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM.

    Things NOT to bring to school

    Students are not to bring gum, candy, toys (including slime or things that look like fidgets) to school.  It causes a big distraction to have these items at school.  These are a rule we have set with the students at the beginning of the year.  Please check their backpack as many students have a lot of gum in their bags.

    Please Dress Your Student in Cold Weather Outdoor Gear

    It is COLD out and the kids get cold at recess.  All students are required at minimum to have a winter coat, hat and gloves.  If they want to play in the filed they must wear snow pants and boots.  Please label all your gear and send it in a bag if possible to avoid losing items.


A Look at 5th grade

Links to fieldtrips and handouts