Staples Classroom Rewards Program

Dear Parents/Guardians:

I have signed up for the Staples Classroom Rewards Program. Please read below from the Staples website.

Give back to your kids’ teachers by taking advantage of the Staples Classroom Rewards. This program runs during the back-to-school season and allows parents to gift 5 percent of their total purchases to eligible teachers of their choice. Qualifying items extend beyond school supplies. Participating parents must visit the Classroom Rewards page on the Staples website to make their purchases count. From the Parents section, add the receipt(s) and select the teacher you’d like to support.

By participating in this program you will help me purchase the “extras” needed for our classroom.

Thank you!

Summer Reading

The following lists are suggested titles for summer reading. You must read two books during the summer… the one in bold noted as “mandatory” and one of your choice. There will be an assessment on the mandatory book upon return to school in September. Do not read the 2019-2020 in-class book. However, you may purchase the book ahead of time. Please make sure you locate the correct edition of the book for the in-class read by using the ISBN numbers noted.

Grade 4 entering Grade 5

– Frindle (Mandatory Summer Book)
– Capture the Flag (2019-2020 in class book – ISBN 978-0-545-41974-1
The Magician’s Elephant
The Wind in the Willows
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Wild River
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Peter Pan
The Call of the Wild
Black Beauty
Call it Courage
Mary Poppins
The Sword in the Stone
The Princess and the Peabodys
Once Upon a Marigold
Peter and the Starcatchers
The Magic Thief
Bud, Not Buddy
The Jungle Book
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Tall Story
The Penderwicks
The Invention of Hugo Cabaret
Number the Stars
Confetti Girl
Maniac Magee

Grade 5 entering Grade 6

– Holes (Mandatory Summer Book)
– The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2019-2020 in-class book to be purchased for September) # 978-0-06-440499-0
The Giver
Freak the Mighty
Bridge to Terabithia
My Dog Lala
Tuck Everlasting
Number the Stars
Treasure Island
Devil’s Arithmetic
The Mighty Miss Malone
The View from Saturday
The Watson’s go to Birmingham
Tuesdays with Morrie
A Wrinkle in Time
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Egypt Game
Where the Red Fern Grows
Bud, Not Buddy
Woods Runner/Paulsen
The Shakespeare Stealer
The Pigman
The Hobbit
Lily’s Crossing
My Brother Sam is Dead
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Cay
Percy Jackson-Lightening Thief
Peter and the Starcatchers
The Phantom Tollbooth

Grade 6 entering Grade 7

– Outsiders (Mandatory Summer Book)
– The Little Prince (2019-2020 in-class book to be purchased for September) #978-0-15-601219-5
The Pigman
Freak the Mighty
The Lottery Rose
Esperanza Rising
The Hobbit
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Walk Two Moons
A Slightly Tilting Planets
My Brother Sam is Dead
The Pearl
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
The Giver
Animal Farm (A Fairy Story)
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
And Then There Were None
The Westing Game
The Outsiders
5 People You meet in Heaven
The Wednesday Wars
Nothing but the Truth
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
The Diary of Anne Frank
Game Changer
Touching Spirit Bear
Fever, 1793
Light in the Forest
Freak the Mighty
The Little Prince

Grade 7 entering Grade 8 (Note: 8th grade may read two class novels; the second will be announced before Christmas break)

– The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Mandatory Summer Book)
– And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie – trimester 1 to be purchased for September (ISBN 9780062073488)

The Diary of Anne Frank
The House on Mango Street
Heaven is for Real
Fahrenheit 451
The Pearl
Of Mice and Men
The Outsiders
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
A Christmas Carol
Merchant of Venice
Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Five People Yu Meet in Heaven
The Westing Game
Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Flies
The Man Who was Poe
Lost Horizon
Tuesday’s with Morrie
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Giver
Flowers for Algernon
The Shack
Treasure Island
Julius Caesar
Twelve Angry Men
Chinese Cinderella
West Side Story
The Little Prince
Romeo & Juliet
Our Town
Of Mice & Men
Graveyard Book

Heartfelt Thanks and Summer Wishes!

Wow! The year went by so fast! I am grateful for having spent it with your children. They have learned so many new things and have grown so much. Remember how worried they were about lockers and locks, busy schedules and many different teachers? Well now they’re “pros” and ready for 6th grade. Kudos to all 5th grade students and parents!
Thank you so much for the very thoughtful and generous gifts! I am truly grateful. Please know that your support this year is greatly appreciated. Also, many thanks to my class parents who worked so hard to make our celebrations “sweet” and our class trip enjoyable and safe.
Enjoy your summer! Hike, bike, swim, read, create… or whatever makes you happy. Get some rest and be prepared to return to school in September refueled and ready to go. Have fun and stay safe!

Ms. Klein

Thursday and Friday

Tomorrow is our end of the year party and dismissal at 12:10. Students may bring in board games or cards.

Locks should be brought home tomorrow. Please take a piece of masking tape and write the combination down. Tape the combination to the lock and keep in a safe place for September.

All library books due to Mrs. Hessian must be in tomorrow. If you have any textbooks at home that belong to SHS please return them tomorrow.

Friday is 9:00am Mass and 10:30 dismissal. Students are to wear their summer uniforms. No gym clothes please.
Report cards will be given out on Friday at dismissal.


Due to the inclement weather field day will take place at school. If you would like, please bring in board games, art supplies, playing cards, etc. to keep busy in between participating in activities in the gym.

Exam Schedule

8th Grade
Monday, June 3rd
Social Studies/Religion

Tuesday, June 4th

Wednesday, June 5th

5th, 6th, and 7th Grades
Friday, June 7th
Social Studies

Monday, June 10th

Tuesday, June 11th

Grade 7 Final Exam

– Icarus and Daedalus
– Demeter and Persephone
– Gift of the Magi
– The Little Prince

3.1 – Person, Number, and Gender
3.2 – Subject
3.3 – Object
3.7 – Agreement of Pronouns and Antecedents
3.8 – Interrogative and Demonstrative

8.4 – Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses
8.6 – Noun Clauses as Subjects

9.1 – Coordinating
9.2 – Correlative

Unit 1 – dynasty, interrogate, adjacent, interminable
Unit 2 – indignant, unscathed, dissuade, firebrand
Unit 3 – culminate, oration, constituent, goad,
Unit 4 – alliance, orthodox, buffoon, hostile
Unit 5 – anecdote, fallible, entreat, fugitive
Unit 6 – inimitable, quaint, dynamic, frustrate
Unit 7 – paradox, vigilant, perjury, proficient
Unit 8 – insubordinate, swerve, disputatious, ordained
Unit 9 – gruesome, persist, ratify, entice
Unit 10 – futile, beneficiary, dismantle, surplus
Unit 11 – ajar, emblem, gigantic, misdemeanor, infamous, pact
Unit 12 – heartrending, rant, quest, random

8A and 8B Final Exam

100 Terms from Session 1 – Session 25
– All terms can be found in the glossary

Grade 8 Final Exam

– The Road Not Taken
– O Captain My Captain
– On Woman’s Right to Suffrage
– The Vision of Maya Ying Lin

5.1 – Participles
5.2 – Placement of Participles
5.3 – Gerunds
5.6 – Infinitives

Units 10, 12, 12
Definitions, Synonyms, Antonyms

Grade 5 Final Exam

– Wings for the King
– King Midas
– R.M.S. Titanic

1.1 – Common and Proper
1.2 – Singular and Plural
1.4 – Possessive

2.2 – Personal
2.3 – Subject
2.4 – Object

3.1 – Descriptive
3.3 – Articles

4.1 – Action and Being Verbs
4.2 – Verb Phrases

7.1 – Kinds of Sentences
7.2 – Simple Subjects and Predicates
7.3 – Complete Subjects and Predicates

Units 9, 10, 11
Definitions, Synonyms, Antonyms

Grade 6 Final Exam

Literature (Study from Tests)
– The Tiger Who Would Be King
– Mythology
– The Fun They Had / Feathered Friends

1.4 Subjects and Subject Complements

2.1 – Personal Pronouns
2.4 – Subject Pronouns
2.5 – Object Pronouns

3.1 – Descriptive Adjectives
3.2 – Definite and Indefinite Articles
3.3 – Numerical Adjectives
3.8 – Demonstrative Adjectives

4.2 – Regular and Irregular
4.3 – Troublesome Verbs
4.10 – Agreement of Subject and Verb

6.3 – Kinds of Sentences
6.4 – Simple and Compound Sentences

Unit 1 – besiege, oaf, forsake, misgiving
Unit 2 – adverse, sheepish, incomprehensible, stamina
Unit 3 – bigot, sage, enigma, waylay
Unit 4 – plight, reverie, elusive, revocation
Unit 5 – refute, synopsis, fray, tarry
Unit 6 – amiable, Oracle, compliant, partisan
Unit 7 – persevere, writhe, illicit, prevaricate
Unit 8 – cascade, taut, cringe, template
Unit 9 – deluge, saunter, cede, discretion
Unit 10 – null and void, subsequent, initiative, unerring
Unit 11 – distort, inevitable, ingrained, replenish

Thank You!!

I would like to say thank you to my 5B students and parents. What a wonderful teacher’s day!! I am grateful for all that you do, and your generous gift is greatly appreciated! Have a wonderful weekend! Looks like it’s going to be a sunny one. Enjoy!

Ms. Klein

Final Exam Review

We have begun our review in class. Students will receive a printed review sheet on Monday listing everything that will be tested.
All students are to bring index cards next week to create “flash cards” for vocabulary and grammar.



According to the permission slip from the Lyndhurst Police Department, a check is required, not cash for the trip. If you have sent in cash I will return it. Please write the check to: Lyndhurst PBA Local #202.
All permission slips and check are due by June 3rd.
Thank you.

Ms. Klein

8A and 8B Religion

Bring index cards next week to begin Final Exam review of 100 terms.