Class 5A: Mrs. James


Post Conferences

     It was a pleasure to meet you all in person.  I hope the opportunity to speak face to face provided answers to any questions or concerns and helped you get a better sense of me and our goals for 5th grade.  Please reach out anytime through email ([email protected]) if you need anything, and look for a reply by the next day.  I am already beginning to see positive changes in some students’ habits, presumably as a result of our conversations. Thank you for your continued support. It is a high priority that students become proficient with completing and turning work in on time, interacting respectfully in class, and continue to practice kindness and respect.  Each of us fully doing our own jobs well is a wonderful way to show respect for ourselves and one another!  

     Our first book report is due Tuesday, Oct. 25.  The students were provided with an organizer and rubric to guide their submissions.  We continue to emphasize the skill of cursive handwriting, and those students who need extra practice are asked to continue with the material provided for such.  Of primary importance is writing one’s full name clearly.  

     Trunk-or-treat was again a welcome success!  Thank you to all who orchestrated the event as well as to the participants.  Pleas note that in 5th grade we hold an in-class acknowledgment of Halloween rather than a full out party.  Students will have a brief period to share treats with the class on Friday, Oct. 28, and we will be spectators to the Pre-K and K costume parade on the morning of Monday, October 31st. 

     REMINDER: Classes will enjoy outdoor recess time daily.  Please be sure to plan ahead for weather conditions. — Thank you.  

Past References:

I. HSA – Please sign up for the RaiseRight App. to purchase ONLINE gift cards only; Raise Right gift card code: YP8373HHBSKQ                ALL physical gift cards should be purchased through the school or church as done in the past. We are only using the app for digital purchase. Join the RaiseRight Facebook page and website ( – special discounts are announced often! For questions or concerns, please contact Stacie Behme ([email protected]m or 908.627.4411). Please DO NOT contact the main office, Mrs. Okula, or church. 

II. Teachers were asked to create an Amazon wish list as a replacement for the former School Store supply donation avenue. Thank you to all who have already generously sent in supplies and special items to start the year off and to those who will consider gifting items from our new wishlist!  I truly appreciate your generosity. (Please check back periodically as our classroom needs are continually evolving.) You can search Amazon wishlists by [email protected] Jane, my name, or click the link below.  Thank you.

III. The Remind group code for 5A is @kg9gb4h    Handy for quick communication.

Please utilize email for more serious communications. Download Remind from the App Store or Google Play to your phones or mobile devices. There is no limit to the number of devices that may join. Once you download the app, click Join a Class.  

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