Fifth Grade

5th Grade News

March 8, 2019

Remember to “spring forward” this weekend.

Parent-Teacher Conferences:   My schedule is full now, but please contact me if you would like a phone conference next week.  

No vocabulary or spelling next week.

JA Biztown:   Next week, I’ll begin teaching the curriculum for our May 2nd simulation visit to Junior Achievement Biztown.  This covers many new concepts for students: circular flow of an economy, business and personal financing, consumerism, entrepreneurship,  the tax system, and the role of all individuals living and working together in a community.

I will need at least 5 parent volunteers that can stay for the full 5 hours at Biztown on May 2nd.  Volunteers will help facilitate the students’ day in their assigned businesses. Volunteers will also need to attend a training session at the JA center, or complete most training online with on-site training an hour before Biztown opens up for us on the day of our arrival.  I will be sending home a letter next Thursday that outlines more information.

If you are interested in being an all day volunteer, let me know as soon as possible.  I will fill the spots as I receive requests to help out.

3rd Quarter:  Today is the end of the 3rd quarter.  I will have to close all grades by the end of Tuesday next week.  Grades posted now are not final, and there will be a handful more to add before then.  


Home & School Fundraiser:   A CKS Night at Green Hills Grille is scheduled for March 11th between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.  Home & School will receive 10% of the sales.

Please mark your calendars for the Spring Car Wash.  All proceeds will support the 8th grade class trip to Washington, DC.  Tickets are available from any 8th grader. 8th graders will also be selling tickets after masses on March 23 and 24.   Thank you for your support!

March 23rd – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

March 30th – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

March 31st  – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  


From the Office: Please update your information in the SchoolMessenger system if you have had a change of phone number or email address in the past year. Visit and choose the "Sign Up" menu option. Sign up with your primary email address. You'll be sent a verification email, and after you respond you'll be ready to login.  Then you can make updates whenever needed.

Coming up next week, students may Go Green for our environmental initiative. Wear a green top or outfit next Thursday that meets out of uniform guidelines from our handbook p. 24. Students are signing an Earth Pledge this week and learning to reduce, reuse, and recycle. #CKSCaresForCreatio

Next Week

Tuesday 3/12 3rd Quarter Grades Finalized

8:15  School Mass

Thursday 3/14 Talent Show @ 1:30

Wear Green day

Friday 3/15 NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences

3/16 thru 3/24 Spring Break