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Summer Welcome Letter

Dear Students,

We hope you have a wonderful summer!  We are looking forward to your upcoming fifth grade year. We have many exciting activities planned for you. Please get a jump start on fifth grade and practice your multiplication facts for a short time each day. You will need to know the multiplication tables to do fifth grade math.

The following is a list of supplies you will need for your classes. Please bring the supplies on the first day of school.

5th Grade Supply List

  • Blue Jay Folder *                            

  • Assignment Pad *

  • 6 Blue or Black Pens

  • 12  Pencils

  • 1 Soft Pencil Case

  • Theme Paper   

  • Glue, Scissors, Markers / Crayons

  • 6 Jumbo Book Sox

  • Pencil sharpener with plastic cap  (that catches the shavings)

  • Ruler

  • 1 - 1 Subject Spiral Notebook ( Math)  

  • 1 - 3 Subject Spiral Notebook ( Religion, Science, Social Studies) 

  • 1 - 5 Subject Spiral Notebook ( Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Writing, Novels)

  • 3 Folders  

**The items marked with an asterisk must be purchased at St. Dominic School. 


During the Fifth Grade year you will be reading several novels. You will need the book to complete your assignments.  

They will be:    Number the Stars     by Lois Lowry

                       Holes     by Louis Sachar

                       Walk Two Moons     by Sharon Creech

                       Wonder     by R.J. Palacio. 


Your summer reading books are:   Frindle     by Andrew Clements and   Crash    by Jerry Spinelli  .  You will be tested on both books and projects will be assigned the first week of school.  Make sure you finish reading both books before school starts.

Please see tab on eBoard for Summer Math IXL assignment.


Please know you may bring a snack for half days. We hope you enjoy this summer time with your family and friends!


God Bless,

Mrs. Fondonella & Ms. Schifano