Dear Parents and Fifth Graders,


Welcome to 5th grade! I am Mrs. Zuno and I look forward to meeting you and your child this fall as we begin our academic journey together. Fifth grade is an exciting year of growth and achievement which builds upon the important skills children have previously attained. I look forward to what God has in store for us.  I anticipate a memorable, spiritual, and triumphant school year. I am honored to be your teacher; together we will make this an amazing school year.

This is my fourth year teaching fifth grade and my thirteenth year in education. I have one year of experience in being a substitute for grades preschool through fifth, one year teaching preschool, two years in first grade, one year in third grade, and four years of experience in fourth grade, and three years of experience in fifth grade.  I am excited to teach fifth grade again and can’t wait to see what is in store for me!

I’ll send out weekly newsletters to inform you on what we will be learning that week for each subject.  There will also be dates of tests, quizzes, and events in the newsletter to keep you informed. As the children enter into the fifth grade, they are expected to arrive knowing their multiplication and division facts and to be at a minimum fourth grade reading level.

Students, I have high expectations for you.  I want you to know that you are unique individuals, each with special talents to offer our classroom.  I will work very hard helping you find out what your talents are. Parents, I am asking for your support; I would like to work as partners in your child’s education.  I look forward to interacting with your child to discover the best method he/she learns and will provide ways to enhance his/her learning style. I will be making reading, math, and writing a top priority this year.  I will implement expository (information), opinion pieces, and narrative (story) writing in our day-to-day schedule.

Reading daily is important for many reasons.  Through reading, we discover new things. Reading is vital in developing a good self-image and confidence.  Being able to read is a crucial skill in being able to function in today’s world. It is also important because it cultivates the mind and fosters imagination.  Through our Accelerated Reader (AR) program, your child will be provided with a book level that he/she should be reading at. I will be STAR testing them the first two weeks of school.  I encourage your child to read as many books as he/she can over the summer. Students who read often and reach their reading goals will be rewarded and be able to participate in the school’s rewards every quarter.

Fifth graders, working as a team is second nature to the St. Frances of Rome teachers. One goal for you will be to work as a team both within your class and across the grade.  I hope you enjoy learning about some fifth grade activities.

I cannot wait to work with you this year! My email is mrszuno@sfrchurch.org and is specifically for my students and parents. My phone number is (626) 334-2018 Ext. 1005. I am really looking forward to this school year and working together as a team to make 2019-2020 the best year ever! God Bless you.




Mrs. Zuno



“What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.”

~George Bernard Shaw