For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth. Colossians 1:16a

Dear Parents,

Welcome to fifth grade! It is always exciting and a privilege for me to start a new school year. Children are wonderful gifts from God and I am very blessed to have the opportunity to challenge their minds and abilities each day along with sharing the love of Jesus with them.

We welcome Rylinn and Tyson to our class and to our Hope family.

I am looking forward to the school year and the days ahead. My prayer is that we grow both academically and spiritually together as we follow our Lord in His ways.

Each Thursday students will come home with a large yellow folder. Typically, graded work from the school week will be in the folder. If any daily assignment (not quizzes or tests) comes home and is below a 75% students have the opportunity to make corrections and turn that paper back in for a better score.

Corrections will only be accepted on the following Monday. Anything later will not be accepted unless your child is not in attendance on that day or if the first day of our school week is not a Monday.

  1. Corrections need to be written on a separate sheet of paper with the subject, page number of the assignment, and the student’s name at the top of the page titled, “Corrections.”
  2. Students are to do only the part of the assignment that was incorrect.
  3. The correction paper should be stapled to the front of the original assignment.

My weekly note, our weekly spelling list, and memory work will be on our website. This has proven to be very helpful especially if students forget to bring their spelling list home for an assignment or forget to take their Catechism home for memory. It allows them availability at all times.

STARBASE is our first field trip starting on August 23. (August 30, September 13, 20, 27) Below is a description. I am in need of two drivers who can drive from Hope at 9:15 and pickup at 2:30. The location is the Lenexa Armory. Please email me if you are available to help with transportation.


DoD STARBASE is a premier educational program, sponsored by the Office of the
Assistant Secretary of Defense. At STARBASE students participate in challenging “hands-on, minds-on” activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). They interact with military personnel to explore careers and observe STEM applications.

DoD STARBASE’s primary focus is the program for fifth graders. The goal is to motivate them to explore STEM opportunities as they continue their education. The program engages students through the inquiry-based curriculum with its “hands-on, minds-on”; experiential activities. Each academy chooses a customized curriculum from a large offering of peer-reviewed learning opportunities in each STEM area, such as: Newton’s Laws and Bernoulli’s principle, robotics, and engineering as they use the computer to design space stations, all-terrain vehicles, and submersibles. Math is embedded throughout the curriculum and students use metric measurement, estimation, calculation geometry, and data analysis to solve questions. Teamwork is stressed as they work together to explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate concepts.

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Lastly, welcome to our Fifth Grade Hope family! I hope to see you all at the Ice Cream Social followed by Family Movie Night on Friday, August 20.

In Him,

Mrs. Kathy McIntosh