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Winding down the month of January doesn’t seem possible!

As you’ve probably heard….5th grade is now equipped with 1:1 technology!

We are so excited to have Chromebooks for each student!  Mr. Roush came in today to show us a few starting tips, and now we are ready to rock-n-roll!   For starters, each child received an emailed spelling list for the week!  Too cool!  We will continue to make a slow and steady progression into the digital classroom age.  I’m sure your kiddo will be eager to share with you, but as always, if you have questions/concerns please let me know.


1/25 Winter STEEP assessment

1/26 ACRE test for Archdiocese

1/27 Bloodmobile will be here!

1/28 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest 2:00pm

1/29-2/3 Catholic Schools Week (closing with P-N-R on Friday night)

1/29 Open House 12:30-2:30  SHARE THE WORD! http://stroseschool.stroselions.net/2017/01/19/open-house-2017/

2/8 Annual Fund Dinner

*Check the Google Calendar on the front page of our school’s website!


All 5th graders will take the Archdiocese mandated test from NCEA called ACRE. This is a standardized test used to measure the growth of our Children/Youth Religious Education and evaluate the faith  knowledge and attitudes of our students.   We will know the results in the spring and this has no bearing on your child’s report card.  Strictly helpful in identifying our strengths and weaknesses!



Chapter 10

Add with Like and Unlike Denominators

Social Studies– 

Chapter 7 The Southern Colonies

Students are keeping notes on their Chromebooks, but I have also printed each a hard copy.

Reading- Fiction

Maniac Magee

We will read chapters 22-32 this week.

Daily Language Review for ISTEP preparation

Spelling:  list of 15

**Implemented Reading Logs- 20 minutes daily/day.**  Students should be taking Accelerated Reading Quizzes to track growth!

Science- From the desk of Mrs. Tieken:

Landforms are constantly changing. This unit helps students understand what landforms are, how they form, and how different forces shape them over time. It introduces students to Earth’s structure, including the crust, mantle, and core. Hotspots and earthquake patterns are addressed, as well as how weathering, erosion, and people shape the land. The unit also addresses the three major categories of rocks-igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic-and explains how one rock type may change into another. We have had our vocabulary assessment and will have the assessment for pages 5-12 and 22 and 23 next Tuesday January 31.

Questions, comments, or concerns please email me at [email protected]  or I invite you to call me at home, your child has my number in their planner.

Peace and blessings



Monday:  Computer Lab 11:00-11:45; Music 2:00-2:45

Tuesday: PE 1:15-2:00

Wednesday: Library 12:30-1:15

Thursday: Mass 8:30-9:15, Art 2:00-2:45

Friday:  Band 10:15-11, PE 1:15-2:00