Peace Week


In honor of Peace Week (September 23 - 27) students may follow the dress up dates below to celebrate and participate.

Monday - Wear your favorite hat

Tuesday - Wear a green shirt

Wednesday - Wear your best fun or crazy socks

Thursday - Wear your best sunglasses

Friday - Wear school uniform for "Picture Day"

Prodigy Math Game

Dear Parents,

This year we'll be using an exciting educational game called Prodigy. While we will be using the program during school hours, students are encouraged to play with the same character at home to supplement their practice!

Help your child by registering a free parent account now.
1. Go to
2. Enter your account details to create your parent account.
3. Once logged in, follow the on-boarding instructions.
4. Add your child using their username and password (flyer sent home).

Real-Time Reports
A Prodigy Parent account gives you access to multiple comprehensive reports, daily and weekly usage data, and it will even email you from time to time about your child’s progress!

How does my child play Prodigy at home?
1. Go to on almost any Internet enabled device.
2. Select ‘Play Prodigy’ in the top-right corner.
3. Once the game loads, enter your child's username and password and select ‘LOGIN.’ Your child's username and password can be used to log into the game by following the instructions above

I will be assigning work based on what we are learning in class for students to complete as a review on their own time.

i-Ready Program

Students will be taking an i-Ready Reading and Math diagnostic test.  These test help to determine your child's current Reading and Math level for instruction.  Students are encouraged to complete at least 45 minutes of each subject weekly to show academic progress throughout the school year.

Click the picture below to learn more about the program.

Welcome to Fifth Grade!

Dear Parents & Students,

Welcome to Fifth Grade. It’s going to be a fantastic year!  This year will be filled with lots of learning excitement.  Students will be given tools and opportunities to expand their knowledge.  I believe that learning can be an enjoyable journey that leads to finding one’s strengths and passions. I value open communication between school and home. I will keep in constant communication with everyone to make this school year memorable and successful.  More information will be sent home with your child on the first day of school. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know. Enjoy exploring our class website!


Mrs. Valens