5th grade NEWS!!!

I am so excited for our new year together!!

We are going to grow together as a community and are going to have fun while doing it!

Mrs. Munstock Rm. 119


Welcome Back!

The Fifth Grade team at Marrama is excited to welcome this year’s senior students in our elementary school. We hope your summer was restful and happy. All of us are excited to begin another school year full of learning and growth, in order to prepare you for success in middle school and beyond.

Because fifth grade is the last grade before middle school, it is important that students really solidify all of the concepts they need before the more challenging classes in secondary education. That requires a lot of hard work and dedication on behalf of students and parents.

Remember that an easy way to keep in touch with your student’s teacher is to use ClassDojo. That will allow you to monitor your child’s behavior and to send quick messages to the teacher if you have any questions or concerns. Remember: ClassDojo has nothing to do with grades, it is a behavior system alone. Grades will be addressed separately.

Here are a few quick reminders about what we as a Grade Level Team at Marrama expect:

Students need to be at school on time, well rested, and ready to learn. Breakfast starts at 7:45 and ends at 8:15. The school day begins promptly at 8:00 and the tardy bell rings at 8:10. We start the day with important content right off the bat, so students need to be here promptly.

Students are expected to read every night at home. Reading high-quality books that they enjoy will help to foster a love of reading, which will ensure success in middle school and high school.

Homework will be addressed by each individual teacher.

End of school day procedures have changed this year. There will be no playing allowed on the playground after school. Teachers will work to ensure that the playground empties quickly. You are welcome to come back and play after 4:00 or on the weekend. Students need to be picked up by 3:15. Parents who show up later than that will need to fill out a late pick-up slip. Remember that teachers need time after school to prepare for the next day. Please be prompt in picking up your students.

We are going to have a great year focusing on community, peace, and kindness as a school. We hope to help to develop our students into conscientious and caring individuals.

Remember that 5th grade is the year for Balarat, so be on the lookout for information about the over-night experience that students always love.

Communicate with your child’s teacher about any concerns or worries you might have. We are here to help!