5 –  Lit – read “Thunder Rose pages 46-63 and vocabulary unit 1 pages due Monday 9/16

6 -Vocabulary unit 1 pages due Monday 9/16

7 -The Outsiders project and vocabulary unit 1 pages due Monday 9/16 / LA – GUM pg. 9 #4-19 odds and pg. 13 # 1-10 odds

Vocab. – Choose 10 words from Set A or B and write one sentence for each word.

8 – Novel project and vocabulary unit 1 pages due Monday 9/16

Homework – LLA

5 – Frindle Project Due Fri., 9/13

Vocabulary Unit 1 Due Mon., 9/16

6 – Holes Project Due Mon., 9/16

Vocabulary Unit 1 Due Mon., 9/16

7 – Outsiders Project Due Mon., 9/16

Vocabulary Unit 1 Due Mon., 9/16

8 – Vocabulary Unit 1 – 5 Sentences/2 Vocabulary Words per sentence.

GUM – pgs. 9, 11, 13 (evens)

Five People Project Due Mon., 9/16

Work on narrowing down your research topic



Forms on Thursday Folder

Please go to the Thursday folder and print out the following:

  1.  Parent Permission Slip for Google Account Use (Grades 5-8)
  2. Acceptable Use Agreement for Technology
  3. Individual Pupil Request for Liam if Textbooks

Fill out the forms and return to school as soon as possible. Thank you!

5 – Frindle Project Due Friday, 9/13

Vocabulary – Unit 1 Due Monday, 9/16

6 – Hole Project Due Friday, 9/13

Vocabulary – Unit 1 Due Monday, 9/16

7 – The Outsiders Project Due Friday, 9/13

Vocabulary – Unit 1 Due Monday, 9/16

Research Paper Topics Due Tuesday, 9/10

8 – Five People You Meet in Heaven Project Due Friday, 9/13

Vocabulary – Unit 1 Due Monday, 9/16

Research Paper Topics Due Tuesday, 9/10


Homework – Grades 7 and 8

Due Tuesday – 9/10

2-3 Research Paper Topics – Typed

Grade 8 Accelerated ELA

Choose 3 topics for research. Type up your list and turn in by Tuesday, 9/10.

Please keep in mind that research includes a question and that your topic is not something you readily know a lot about.

We will discuss your topics in class, and make the final decision on your choice.

Forms (Thursday Folder)

Please print out the forms included in this week’s Thursday folder. Fill out all necessary information and send back to school. Thank you.


I would like to welcome back all of our SHS students and parents. 5B had a good day and we’re gearing up for classes. I look forward to working with your children in class and in art club.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding procedures or work please do not hesitate to contact me.

P.S. – All students in 5B should practice opening their locks tonight. All parents/guardians must fill out the emergency cards and return to school ASAP. Please print neatly. Thank you.

Back to School 2019-2020

Hi everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the summer break! My garden is growing and my dog, Shelby, is enjoying some extra walks. I’ve been drawing, painting, and teaching myself bookbinding. I can now make my own art journals…. sweet!

School is slowly creeping up on us and I want to keep you updated on what is needed for the upcoming school year. Check out Staples because they substantially lower their prices to start the back to school supply feeding frenzy. With that in mind, I have signed up for the Teacher Rewards program. For every receipt you scan on their site, I will receive 5% back to my account. This will help me to fund the extras we always need each year.

What you will need for the 2019-2020 school year…

Homeroom: 2 boxes of tissues, 1 roll of paper towels, 1 container of hand wipes, 1 container of sanitizing wipes, and 1 ream of copy paper. I have enough lined paper so no need to purchase that .

Locker: Please enclose $5.00 in an envelope with your name on it for your lock. Purchase a locker shelf (I recommend the metal ones, they fit better in the lockers and are sturdier).  No locker decorations please.

ELA / Reading (5th Grade), Literature (Grades 6-8). 2 one subject notebooks. If you can color coordinate these it definitely helps with organization. (Ex. Red notebook and folder for ELA and Green notebook and folder for Reading/Literature).  You will also need the following:

Large book socks for textbooks (Quantity 2). Please make sure you purchase the large size. The smaller book socks break the spines of the books because they are too tight.

1 pack of 5 x 7 notecards

Black or Blue stick pens (no gel pens or “click” pens). Red stick pen (no gel pens or “click” pens) – At least 2 of each.


#2 Pencils with erasers.

Religion: 3 one subject notebooks (1 for each trimester). Bring only 1 at the beginning of school. Black or blue stick pens and a folder. Again, if you can color coordinate the folder with the notebook it will help keep you organized.

Miscellaneous: You will need a pencil case for your pens, pencils, and erasers. You will also need some art supplies (markers, crayons, colored pencils and glue sticks). They will be needed for in school and at home projects.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

See you in September!

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