"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground."

                                        -Theodore  Roosevelt-

Welcome to 5th grade for the 2017-2018 school year! Our classroom aide is Mrs. Jeannette Lizarraga.
 This is a very busy year for the students as they prepare to transition from elementary school to Junior High. Please check this site regularly for important updates, class information, homework, special projects or classroom needs, etc. 
 Alerts can be found at the top of the page in red.

 We need your help in partnership with a few things to ensure a great year for all of us.  Please,
  • help your child to build studying into his/her nightly homework routine to strengthen and reinforce concepts, skills, information, etc. by reviewing class notes each night (the goal is to get information into long-term memory for easier recall);
  • make sure your child is in complete uniform each day (this includes boys having belts and their shirts tucked in);
  • remind your child to use the restroom and get a drink when the first bell rings at the end of each recess period before returning to class (this helps to avoid missing instructional time); and finally, 
  • if you have any questions, concerns, issues, etc., we ask that you come to us first so we can have a conversation and work together to resolve the situation. 
 Please feel free to contact us via e-mail.  Our addresses are avitello@stfrancisds.org and jlizarraga@stfrancisds.org  We will do our best to get back to you within 24 hours of reading your e-mail.  Thank you!