Grade 5

Week of December 9th – 13th

Hello Grade 5 Families!

This past week was the first week of Advent signifying Hope – we have hope because God is faithful and will keep promises He made us. We look forward to our time of waiting this Advent season, as we prepare to lead the assembly this Friday with our Grade 2 buddies.

Our featured image this week is from our Cookie Mining Experiment! As part of our Natural Resources unit, the children learned about how to mine for natural resources. As an exploration, the children were given a task to mine for chocolate chips. They were given $20 in play money and had to decide which cookie property and materials to buy and try and see if their mining company could make money. It helps them learn about the mining process and its implications; the costs, sustainability and environmental impact!


This week at a glance:


  • Hot Lunch Serving
  • French with Madame Caprilli
  • Music with Ms. Rumpel


  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Nature Walk with Kindergarten


  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Early Dismissal @ 2:00 pm


  • Christmas Concert Run Through
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Music with Ms. Rumpel
  • Buddies with Grade 2


  • Assembly @ 9 am – led by Grades 5 & 2
  • Grade 5 Advent Party @ 8:45 – 11 am – Room 1&2 in Parish Centre
  • PE with Mr. Kelly


Classroom Reminders:

  1. Read for at least 30 minutes each day
  2. Continue to check Google Classroom for work and assignments
  3. Secret Santa: The children have decided to partake in a wonderful community building activity of Secret Santa, within the class! Please refer to Google Classroom for the full Secret Santa gifting instructions. Our exchange date is on Friday, December 20th; but to ensure that each child receives their gift, please send the gift to school no later than Wednesday, December 18th. 

Friendly Reminders:  

  1. Christmas Concert Costume: A reminder that the Grade 5’s are asked to wear all black, any black is fine, and black dress shoes – the children can wear their school shoes! If you need some help locating some pieces, please let me know and I can help you! Please gather an all black outfit and send it to school in a clearly labelled bag by Tuesday, December 10th. 
  2. Advent Party: A reminder our Advent Breakfast Party is on Friday, December 13th right after our Grade 5 & 2 Assembly at 8:45 – 11 am in the Rooms 1&2  in the Parish Centre. Please refer to and Amy and Des’ email in regards to the party and be sure to fill in the spreadsheet she sent out! If you are unable to access and/or edit it, please email Amy and/or Des directly.

Upcoming Dates:

  1. December 17th – Christmas Celebration @ 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm
  2. December 19th – School Mass led by Grade 3
  3. December 20th – Last Day of School before Christmas Break – Dismissal @ 12 noon
  4. December 20th – Ugly Christmas Sweater Dress Down Day

Please let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns!



Miss Guevara