"Through it All"

Philippians 4:8-13

Welcome to 5th Grade! As a team, one of our goals is to help students on their journey toward taking personal responsibility for their work here at school. There are many new additions to the 5th grade school day like band, dressing out for P.E., as well as switching classes. This year your child will have three classroom teachers. Each day will begin and end in the homeroom class where math, Bible, grammar, writing, and spelling will be taught. Students will switch daily for reading with Mrs. Taylor, science with Miss Fast, and social studies with Ms. Wierenga.

This website is designed for you to be able to see what your child's homework is in each class as well as important events, dates, and links. Above, you will find a page for each homeroom, as well as a "Switches Page".

We are looking forward to our journey together through 5th grade!

The Fifth Grade Team


Homework Assignments: Students are expected to write their homework down in their assignment notebooks each day and bring necessary items home to complete their work. Homework does not just mean daily work, but also long term assignments and test preparation. Students will be notified of these assignments well in advance and will need to plan accordingly. Daily posts of assignments can also be found on each homeroom page.

Chromebooks: Chromebooks MUST come to school charged and ready for use each day. If a Chromebook is broken, the student must notify the teacher as soon as possible. Mr. Houseward will contact the parents about a replacement for a fee. In an emergency, students may use loaner Chromebooks at school, but they are not allowed to be brought home.

P.E Clothes: In 5th grade, students dress out for P.E. These clothes must be brought to school and returned home to be washed each week. We recommend students bring deodorant to apply before and after P.E class.

Binders/Organization: Each student is required to have a binder with dividers to help them stay organized. Please resist the urge to organize the binder for your student as the year goes on. This will help ensure that important papers don't get thrown away.

Excused Absences: Students who are absent due to illness may have work picked up at the end of the school day in the office. Please notify the teacher or front office. Students will have as many days to complete their work as were missed due to illness. Please see Handbook Link here for more details.

Unexcused Absences: If your child is absent due to vacation they will be provided with their missed work upon returning. The students and parents are responsible for getting work as soon as possible. Please see the Student Handbook link for more details.


  • FACTS /FAMILY PORTAL: link Parents should be logging in with their child weekly to check grades. During 5th grade, students will create accounts so they will be able to login and check their grades themselves. This link included many resources!

  • Clever Page link. If students access this page, they will find all the links and apps used by their homeroom teacher.

  • Library Page link Here you will be able to search our school library, check AR, and much more.

  • Spelling Bee info. Here is the link to the 4th - 6th Spelling Bee.