Congratulations to our Students of the Month for November 2019

Each month (October through June) the classroom teacher for Grades 5-8 selects a deserving student to be honored as the Student of the Month. The criteria for selection will align with the school’s Vision and Values Statement and CARE qualities.

Grade 5 – Nathan Mercieca

Grade 6 – Katie Jampol

Grade 7 – Gabriel Mateo

Grade 8 – Peter Mellis

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5-208 November-December 2019 News

Dear Parents,

Your children have been working very hard over the course of the past few months.

We will start using google classroom for both class-work as well as homework.  the students seem to be excited and motivated to complete their work using the chromebooks. 

I wish you and your families a happy and healthy thanksgiving! 

ELA

We have been busy reading and writing!  After we finish The Tiger Rising, we will discuss possible themes and the children will be taught how to ‘dig deeper’ to fully develop their ideas.  We will begin working on creating an outline to help us organize our writing before drafting in a few weeks.  Final copies will be sent home once they are finished!  We will begin reading Maniac Magee around November 25th – please make sure your child has a copy of the book by then. 

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The SFACA Student Council begins….

On September 13, 2019 our newly formed Student Council for this school year was installed during our Opening School Mass.  Students from grades 6-8 compose the 9-member board of the student government. The final selection was made by the principal and middle school teachers. Criteria for nomination is based on leadership, responsibility, and the ability to relate to the faculty, staff, and the student body. The term of office is one year. The council meets monthly, discusses current school issues, and makes suggestions for additional school activities. Mrs. Cavera & Miss Biscaglia serve as moderators for the student council.

Congratulations to the 2019-20 SFACA Student Council, Katie Jampol, Angelopio Graci, Jayden Abela, Jordan Ceron, Isabella Cullinane, Grace Vano, Lawrence DiVittorio, Damia Pan and Katarina Mijat

 

 

Please join them as take on their first service project of the year. The Sudan Water Project by participating in a dress down donation day on Thursday, November 7th. Please be as generous as your means allow.

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Congratulations to our Students of the Month for October 2019!

Each month (October through June) the classroom teacher for Grades 5-8 selects a deserving student to be honored as the Student of the Month. The criteria for selection will align with the school’s Vision and Values Statement and CARE qualities.

Grade 5 – Vanessa Hosey

Grade 6 – Jordan Ceron

Grade 7 – Victoria Babcock

Grade 8 – Katarina Mijat

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5-208 & Early Civilizations

The 5th grade has completed their unit on Early Civilizations in the Americas. In groups, they used resources from online and in their textbooks to research the Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs. 

5-208 October 2019 News

Dear Parents,

Your children have been working very hard over the course of the past month and a half.  I have noted what we are working on and what is to come within the next few weeks.

Happy Fall!

ELA

Over the course of the past few weeks, we have read multiple tall tales and have used them as mentor text to creatively write our own “larger than life” tales.  Look for them to come home soon!

We will begin reading The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo shortly. 

In addition, we are working on Figurative Language; finding examples in texts, and using our knowledge to incorporate them into our writing.

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Your are cordially invited to Queens Borough President’s Parent Advisory Board Meeting Schedule for October 7, 2019…

Dear Parents, Parent Advisory Board members, PTA & PA members, Principals, Teachers, Parent Coordinators, Counselors and Community Education Councils:

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz would like to invite you to her next Parent Advisory Board meeting to be held on Monday, October 7, 2019 from 5pm to 8pm in the Atrium at Queens Borough Hall located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens, NY.  The event will include a High School Fair from 5pm to 8pm where parents will have an opportunity to learn more about the different high schools, their programs, the different admissions criteria for Zoned schools, Specialized high schools, performing arts schools, special program schools, special testing schools, schools that provide college credit, career and technical schools, and special needs accommodations. Some of the High Schools attending also have Middle Schools. We will also be hosting a workshop on the Specialized High School Admissions process, Testing, Criteria and the Dream Program (free test prep program) from 6pm to 7pm and  from 7pm to 8pm we will have a workshop on the general High School admissions process and their programs.  Continue reading “Your are cordially invited to Queens Borough President’s Parent Advisory Board Meeting Schedule for October 7, 2019…”

5th Grade Scholastic Reading Club

Dear Families,

This month’s Scholastic Reading Club flyers are now available! Please take a few moments to explore the selection together and let your child help choose books he or she is excited to read.

You can order online at scholastic.com/readingclub, where you’ll find a wide selection of quality children’s books that are just right for your child’s reading level and interests. You can also return your paper order form to me with a check made out to “Scholastic Reading Club.” Continue reading “5th Grade Scholastic Reading Club”

5-208 September 2019 News

Dear Parents,

Your children have been adjusting to the beginning of the new school year, and all that is expected of them in 5th grade.  As promised, I will be sending you a monthly newsletter where I will give you insight into what we are learning and what we will be working on.  Have a wonderful day! 

ELA

We are working on reading Thunder Rose and other tall tales.  We will be using them as mentor texts as we creatively write our own “larger than life” tales.  Look for them to come home during the next few weeks!

We will begin reading The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo.  Please ensure your child has a copy, in class, by October 1st.

In addition, we will begin to explore Figurative Language; finding examples in texts, and using our knowledge to incorporate them into our writing.

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