10/3 Newsletter

October 3, 2019


Dear Fifth Grade Parents and Students,

Holy Rosary will present a sexual abuse prevention program, the Touching Safety program, to your child later this month. This program is provided to us by the Archdiocese of Seattle. Parents have the opportunity to opt their child out of this program (please see below).

Here’s a look at the week ahead:


Mr. Schreck

Friday: Lesson 10 Multiply by 2-Digit Numbers

Monday: Review Lesson 10

Tuesday: Chapter 2 Test: Multiply Whole Numbers

Wednesday: Chapter 3, Divide by a One-Digit Divisor

Lesson 2, Hands On Division Models

Thursday: Lesson 3, Two-Digit Dividends

Ms. Semandiris

10/5 – Check My Progress Quiz L, 1-4

10/7 –  Lesson 8, Estimate Products

10/8 – Lesson 9, Multiple by one-Digit Numbers

10/9 – Lesson 10, Multiply by Two Digit-Numbers

10/10 – Fluency Practice p.143

Mrs. Heuer

Next week we will complete our second 5th grade unit, which focuses on multiplying and dividing decimals.  We have prepared for this by looking at some multiplication and division patterns.  We have also talked about using compatible numbers to help us estimate products and quotients and see if our answers are reasonable.  Before our unit tests, we typically take two full class periods to review and synthesize the information, helping the students feel prepared for the test.  The best way to prepare for the test is to put in good effort into each assignment.  We have been talking about the importance of neat and clear work to help students’ accuracy.  It was another productive week of learning!

Science: Students will take a quiz next Thursday. It will be based on their experiments with pendulums (also called swingers) and notes they copied in their science launch logs.

Social Studies: Tomorrow 10/4 is the Chapter 1 Social Studies test. Students should have been reviewing for this test to be prepared for tomorrow. We have begun the next lesson Ch. 4 Why Europeans Left for the New World. Students will become Deep Sea Divers and Research Scientists, excavating artifacts from a sunken ship dating back to the Age of Exploration. During class students will be identifying the artifacts and reading about them in their textbooks. Next they will take notes in their Interactive Notebook much like a Research Scientists would in real life. Looking ahead, the test for this Chapter will be on 10/25.

Religion: Students have discussed how faith makes it possible to believe in God and the things he has revealed to us. Faith is both a gift from God and something we choose. Students will learn how St. Augustine was a person of tremendous faith.

Second Step:  Students will learn that bystanders have a responsibility to help stop bullying. They will learn that bystanders can choose to either help stop bullying or become part of the bullying problem. Students will then learn to decide and practice positive bystander responses to bullying.

Language Arts: Lesson 2 Spelling Quiz will be tomorrow, Friday 10/4. The words are posted to my website for easy access. We have continued to study and share opinion writing this week by explaining point of view with reasons and information.  Students are continuing to utilize organizational structures in which ideas are logically grouped to support their opinion. The next Spelling Quiz will be October 18th Lesson 3, including challenge words!

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Have a good weekend!


TO:            Parents

FROM:                Holy Rosary School

SUBJECT: Opportunity to “opt your child out” of the Touching Safety program

DATE:                10/3/19

Holy Rosary School will present a sexual abuse prevention program, the Touching Safetyprogram, to our students. The creators of the Protecting God’s Children™ program developed the Touching Safety program. This program is provided to us by the Archdiocese of Seattle and is a part of our ongoing effort to help create and maintain a safe environment for children and to protect all children from sexual abuse.

The scheduled lesson is being offered to all students at Holy Rosary School. As a parent, you have the right to choose whether your student participates. If you have questions about the program or the lesson, please contact Holy Rosary School. If you determine that you DO NOT want your child to participate, please complete the “opt-out” form at the bottom of this page, and return it to your child’s teacher no later than 10/10/19

For more information on the Touching Safety program, visit the VIRTUS Online™ website at www.virtus.org.

Opt-out form for use with the Touching Safety program:

Holy Rosary School does not have my permission to present the Touching Safety program, to my child whose name is _____________________________________________________________________________.


Parent’s name (printed):  

Parent’s Signature:







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