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  • 4/3/20
    Good afternoon!
    As we break for Holy Week and Easter break,
    I want to wish each and every one of you a very happy, holy, and healthy Easter.
    I wish blessings on you and your family and will continue to keep you in my prayers.
    Rest, relax, rejuvenate, and READ, READ, READ!
    I look forward to working with you again on Monday, April 20!
    Take care!
    Mrs. Chorazak
    Jesus Happy Easter
     
    4/3/20
    A note from Mrs. Lanzalotto -
    "Please visit the SMS Library website for lots of book recommendations and literacy resources.
    AR Quizzing will be active throughout our break. AR Quizzing will remain open 24/7 to students in grades 1-8. 
     
    For fans of Harry Potter, check out Harry Potter At Home hub
    through the SMS website where you'll find all the latest magical treats
    to keep you occupied - including special contributions from Bloomsbury
    and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!),
    fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers,
    as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world.
    We're casting a Banishing Charm on boredom!"
    -- 
    Stephanie Lanzalotto
    St. Matthias School Library
     
    “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. Rowling
     
     
     
    4/2/20
    Good morning!!
    I have been asked by your "specials" teachers to remind you to make sure
    that you complete the assignments posted from the last 3 weeks.
    Please check the Google Classrooms or teacher websites for
    Music, Art, Spanish, Gym, and Computers.

    Also, please make sure to catch up if you are missing any assignments in Math, SS, or Religion.
    As you know from reading the Wednesday Envelope and letter from Miss Brett yesterday,
    the unused "snow days" previously included in the school calendar will be used
    next Monday-Wednesday.
    So this Friday, April 3rd will serve as the last at-home
    learning experience until at-home learning resumes on Monday, April 20th.

    Please continue to READ daily (don't forget about the awesome GetEpic site) and
    take this time to recharge your batteries and enjoy the beautiful springtime weather.
     
     
    3/30/2020
    Good morning, dear students!
    I hope that you had an enjoyable weekend and were able to do something fun.
    I am sure that you are eager to jump into the 4th quarter with renewed enthusiasm and a sense of purpose.
    I am amazed at how well you have adapted to this remote learning phase of our school year.

    Here are some reminders as we continue learning remotely:

    1. Please READ all of the instructions, tips, and directions CAREFULLY in each assignment.

    2. Please click the "TURN IN" (not the "share") button when the assignment is completed.

    3. Pay attention to DUE DATES and make sure that you are checking in your "Classwork" tab daily.

    4. If you have a question about a specific assignment, it is best that you send me a
    message inthe "PRIVATE COMMENT" of the assignment.
     
    5. Communication is very important at this time.
    Please make sure to READ messages that I send you in the "PRIVATE COMMENTS."
    I have left reminders to students in the comments, and I don't think that they are always read.
    Thank you!

    Please remember to always do your BEST WORK. You are AWESOME!!
    Have a great week!
     
     
     
    3/27/2020
    Dear 5th grade parents, 
    Thank you to those who submitted the
    Epic Reading Google Form
    in the Religion Google Classrooms.
    Once you send us your email through that form,
     I will have Get Epic send an invitation by email. 
    The next step is to login with the parent email address
    and create an account. 
    To the best of my understanding,
    I was instructed that the students
    should always log into the parent side
    of the account and not the student side as seen below. 
    epic login
    Once you create an account, teachers get a message saying
    that you are "enabled" and ready to read!
    This site will soon be used in the ELA classes
    so it is vital that all students are enrolled. 
    Please let me know if you have any questions.
    Thank you for your help and cooperation.
    Wishing you all God's abundant blessings
    Mrs. Chorazak

    read to succeed  
     
    3/23/2020
    I hope that you all had a fun and/or relaxing weekend, 
    and that you are all ready for another week of learning. 
    Please know that I continue to hold you and your 
    families in my deepest prayers. 
    Also remember that you may contact me at my 
    email address (pchorazak@stmatthiasnj.org) or 
    through Google Classroom with any questions.
    Wishing you all a very happy and healthy week ahead. 
     
    May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
     
     
    3/20/2020
    Great job this week, fifth graders (and parents)!
    I have seen excellent work being done this week, and I
    applaud your diligence, flexibility, resiliency, patience, and great work ethic.
    Please continue to work daily and "Turn In"
    the assignments in Google Classroom in a timely manner. 
    Thank you.
     
    3/19/19 Feast of St.Joseph 
    Thank you to those who joined us in prayer.
    Continue to pray for each other and ask for the intercession of St. Joseph. 
     
     
    3/17/2020
    **Special Announcement**
    This just in...you may now take
    AR Quizzes from home!
    Mrs. Lanzalotto has sent this information:
     
    "To access AR quizzes from home, go to: 
    Students enter their User ID and Password
    (NOT google login), and they will be able to take quizzes.
    If you have any questions,
    please direct them to me @ slanzalotto@stmatthiasnj.org"
     
     
     
    3/16/2020
    Please take note and make use of Miss Brett's Memo for at-home learning. 
     
     
    3/16/2020 1:00 pm
    Boys and girls,
    I am so happy that so many of you have already submitted your assignments
    for today in Google Classroom! I am checking them all throughout the day.
    Thank you for your patience and your hard work.
    Great job!!
    strength
     
    March 13, 2020 
     
    Dear 5th grade students and parents, 
    As SMS will be closed from March 16-27,
    I will be posting assignments each day on this homework website
    as well as in the Google Classrooms.
    I will have each day's assignments posted by 8:00 am. 
    There will be assignments posted in the Google Classrooms
    that will need to be "turned in"by the given due dates.
    Please feel free to email me (pchorazak@stmatthiasnj.org)
    send a message in in the "Private Comments" box in Google Classroom.
    Be well and God bless you! 
    Best regards, 
    Mrs. Chorazak  
     
    p. s. To the students who were absent on 3/13:
    In addition to completing the assignments next week, 
    please continue to review for the chapter 8 math test that you missed. 
    You will take the test when you return to school. 
    Thank you.
      
     
    Irish Blessing   
     
     
     
     
     

     
    5th Graders:
     
    Please bring the following supplies to school each day:
    -pencils 
    -black or dark blue pens
    -red pens
    -soft pencil case
    -glue stick
    -scissors
    -ruler
    -colored pencils
    -highlighters
    - 1 jumbo sock
    -index cards (optional)
    -white out (tape only, please-no liquid)
    -8 pocket folder (an accordian style expandable folder or one with at least 6 pockets is acceptable as well)
    For Art- 8.5 x 11 or 9 x 12 spiral bound sketch pad
    For Media Center- All students are required to have ear buds or headphones for class. They should remain in school through the year. 
     
     

     
     
     
     

     Homeroom Reminders

     1) Please remember to check your supplies often.
    2) Tissues- Keep a supply of tissues and an empty baggie in your backpack. 
    3)  Bring a snack on half days.
    4) 5B Specials:
    Monday- Gym
    Tuesday- Art
    Wednesday- Music
    Thursday- Spanish
    Friday-Computers and Library