Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy Summer!

It's been a great year, and I will miss you all! Enjoy the summer and don't forget to write or visit!

Here is a link to Marshall Simonds and the Summer Reading requirements.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sense of Accomplishment

We celebrated many accomplishments at our assembly today.  Congratulations to all our fifth graders who volunteered to present their work!  
From room 13: Matt, Anthony, Makenna, and Anthony
 Great Job!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Marching into The American Revolution

These military drills are just one part of our fantastic Independence Day celebration of learning!  Students presented their research on topics ranging from Deborah Sampson to The Battle of Long Island to African Americans in the War.   Loyalists and Patriots competed in academic battles, showing they have learned so much about our country's beginnings.  A highlight for all was Human Anagrams led by our generals: Matt S. Mitchell D. Charlie A. and Emily S.  They were ably assisted by captains Tanush N., Makenna S., Ilex F., and Zack H. Though Patriots held the lead coming into the day's battle, the Loyalists won the day and the competition.  Congratulations to all our students for their sportsmanship, cooperation and teamwork! 




Friday, June 9, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Math Night Games

Click here  for  Games from Math Night

Upcoming Events

Tomorrow is "Independence Day".  Fifth graders will present their poster projects on the American Revolution and we will participate in academic "battles" to show all we've learned about our nation's birth!  Who will win: Loyalists or Patriots?

Next week is Spirit week, and a notice regarding each day and its special significance has been sent home

Field Day is Monday, June 12; fifth graders are asked to wear green.

Thursday, June 15 is our Fifth Grade Reception.

Friday, June 23 is the last day of school.  Dismissal is at 11:35.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Visiting Middle School

Today we will be visiting Marshall Simonds for a tour of the school.  I am sure everyone is excited about the big changes ahead.  Think about questions you may have so we can talk about them! 

There will also be a parent information session this evening at MSMS.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Meet Delilah!

Delilah is a dwarf hamster.  We are enjoying having her visit our class for a few weeks!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Say Cheese!

The fifth grade class will have a group photo taken on Friday at 8:45. Bring your smiles!!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Field Trip Tomorrow!

Please have your child prepared for some rainy weather tomorrow.  We will be outdoors for a portion of the trip, so rain gear is essential!  Students will also need to bring a snack and a lunch.  We will eat lunch when we get back to school, later than our usual lunchtime, so students should make sure they have a filling snack for the morning.

Monday, April 3, 2017


Rest up!  MCAS testing in ELA this week: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.  

Friday, March 24, 2017

Happiness Is Giving

Thanks to everyone who donated coins for epilepsy research.
Watch for more fundraisers from Fifth Grade Student Council!

Click here to see how a group of friends feels about giving!

Great job Sofia, Rue, Ashley, Caroline & Annaliesa, 
recorded by Hannah and Meghna

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Help the Fifth Grade Help Those with Epilepsy

The Kindness Committee of the Fifth Grade Student Council is starting a fundraising campaign to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation. The money supports research to treat the disease and find a cure. 
The committee has several fundraisers planned for the spring. The first is a coin drive that begins Monday, March 6. We have donation bins placed in each pod and one in the school lobby, as well. 
Friday, two of our students made a school-wide announcement about the campaign. We hope you will talk with your child about this worthy cause. Please consider sending your child to school with loose change or a dollar bill to contribute to our fund raiser. 
Thank you!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fox Hill Heroes

Today we honored special individuals as well as community helpers.  Our sincere thanks to Mrs. Magnarelli, Mrs. Walsh, Mrs. DeRosa, and to our Burlington Police and Firefighters.  

You all make a difference in our community and it is a privilege to honor you!

Fifth graders enjoy a visit with a fire engine!


Your child has been assigned a science project in Mrs. Jaffe’s class. The project was started in class and involves illustrating the reproductive parts of a flowering plant and writing/typing of summary of that process. Both the written portion and the illustration were modeled in class last week; students were even given time in class to start the illustration. To complete the work, your child will need his/her science journal and folder that contain important printed resources. Please talk with your child about this project. The directions and grading rubric are very clear. Feel free to contact Mrs. Jaffe ( if you have any questions.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Tis the Season!

We begin the new year refreshed and ready to dive into new learning! This also means some testing.  We had DRA in ELA, in December, and now I-Ready tests will be administered in January.  Following I-Ready will be Symphony in Math.
This Spring we will also be administering MCAS 2.0.  Teachers have been asked to share the following dates:
Grades 3-5 ELA: Tuesday, April 4, Wednesday, April 5, and Thursday, April 6
Grades 3-5 Math: Tuesday, May 9, Wednesday, May 10
Grade 5 Science: Tuesday, May 16, Wednesday, May 17

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Welcome 2017!

A new year is here! I hope everyone enjoyed a fun-filled and relaxing vacation. We have lots to look forward to in 2017.  I wish all of our Fox Hill Families a new year filed with joy peace and good health!