Welcome Back

We had a fantastic day, and I look forward to working with each of these amazing students!

Thank you to those of you who sent me an email or letter about your child.  If you haven’t sent one yet I’d love to learn about your child from you, the expert!  Also, thank you to those of you who’ve returned the preferred contact form that came in the mail with my Back to School letter. I feel that it is very important for me to be able to stay connected with all of my 5M family and want to contact you in the way which is most convenient for you!

Another way to stay connected with daily reminders is the app REMIND.  I’m sending home a letter today as to how you can join.  You can also click the link below to sign-up if you choose.



Hello everyone!

My name is Miss Ioannidis and I will be your new teacher through the end of the school year. I am thrilled to be with you as you finish your journey in the fifth grade. Mrs. Martin has shared with me that you are a wonderful class and that you respect each other and work very hard on your schoolwork.

I am very excited to meet each of you tomorrow morning and start learning together. I look forward to an exciting start to the week!

See you all tomorrow!

Olympus Fun on Friday!

We celebrated Olympus Day in honor of our read-aloud, The Lightning Thief.  Sixth graders from last year’s 5M class planned the day for Team Martin.  They presented a skit, gave the students a quiz on the 12 gods of Olympus, Pinned-the-Eye on the Cyclops, had an Ares arm wrestling tournament, and ate a wonderful feast of grapes, cheese, and baklava!  Outside, we had chariot races, a javelin throwing contest, a discus throwing contest, and a CRAZY game of Capture the Flag.  The 5M captured the flag and won the game.

Thursday, April 5th

First, I want to let you know that tomorrow will be my last day for this school year.  I am taking a medical leave as per my doctor’s orders.  I did tell the class about this today.  They already have a substitute set to start on Monday. 

Second, I’d like to say that it has been a pleasure working with your children this year.  I truly enjoy each one of them and their unique qualities and talents!


On a different note, PSSA tests start next week.  On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday the students will be taking the ELA (English/Language Arts) portion of the PSSAs.  The following week, (the 17th and 18th) students will take their Math portion of the PSSAs.

You are welcome to send in a healthy snack for your child.  I have purchased water, Peppermint Patties, and mint gum for the students to have for each test day.


Also, students should have written this in their planner but they need to wear old sneakers tomorrow because we’re having our Olympus Day and the field may be muddy.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thank you to all of you for sending in donations for our buddy party!  We had a lot of fun…a scavenger hunt, making words, eating, and picking up candy hearts with toothpicks!



Read- 20 minutes

Spelling- List #18 test Wednesday 2/21

Spelling grade paper signed

Math for 5M- factors, greatest common factors, coordinate planes

Special- Library

Other important dates

2/21 Jump Rope for Heart

2/23 Career Day- dress up

2/27 Spring Pictures

3/1 Skating Party 5:30-8:00

Friday, February 9

Reading- 20 minutes      Spelling- list #17 test on MONDAY!
Special- Art on Monday

Buddy party on TUESDAY- please send in a donation for the party (if you’re willing) and a valentine for your buddy.  You may bring a small gift if you’d like, but it’s NOT necessary.

We’ve already had parents sign up to bring pretzels, chips, cookies, a container of juice, and another sweet treat.  We could still use plate, cups, napkins and another container of juice.

Wednesday, February 14th- 5M class Valentine exchange.   If you’re unable to purchase Valentine cards, please let me know!

Fine Arts Day is April 27th.  We could use plastic butter containers.  If you have any empty ones, please send them in.  Thank you!

February 7, 2018

Oh goodness, ANOTHER cancelled school day!  This means school will be in session on Friday, February 16; Thursday, March 29; Tuesday, April 3; and Friday, May 25. If we have anymore, I believe they will be added on to the end of the school year.

Our spelling test will now be on Monday, February 12th.

Our Valentine’s PARTY with our 2nd grade buddies will still be on Tuesday the 13th and our class will exchange Valentines on Wednesday the 14th.
If you are able to send in any of the following for our Tuesday party, please let me know.  Someone has offered to send in cookies already.   Thank you!
  • Juice or juice pouches
  • chips
  • pretzels

Also, thank you to whomever sent in tissues, Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer!