Welcome to 5th Grade

Welcome! Mrs. Connell’s 5th grade classroom is located in Rm. #7, in the middle school wing area.  I am very happy to spend this year with you teaching and learning! LIFE IS ALL ABOUT LEARNING, and we can enjoy this journey observing, questioning, inquiring, researching, analyzing, sharing and creating answers together in God’s world.

Our 2021/2022 school theme:

“Be Humble, Be Simple, & Bring Joy To Others”

Upcoming Reminders


• Monday January 17 NO SCHOOL MLK Jr. Day Observed
• Sunday January 30 SMS Open House Catholic Schools Week Kick-Off
• Monday January 31-Friday February 4 Scholastic Book Fair!
• Monday January 31- Friday February 4 National Catholic Schools Week
• Monday February 14 St. Valentine’s Day! Non-Uniform dress day!
• Monday February 21- Friday February 25 MIDWINTER BREAK NO CLASSES


  • Thursday October 14 MOVEATHON
  • Friday October 15 NO SCHOOL
  • Friday October 29 SMS Celebrates Halloween!
  • Monday November 1  All Saints Day Mass 9am
  • Monday November 8  NO SCHOOL
  • Monday November 22  Noon dismissal for parent  teacher conferences
  • Tuesday November 23  Noon dismissal for parent  teacher conferences
  • Wednesday November 24- Friday November 26.  NO SCHOOL


  • Tuesday September 7 First Day of School
  • Tuesday September 14 Picture Day
  • Thursday September 16 – Queen Ann Catering, our Hot Lunch program will begin. Queen Ann catering will now use an online ordering system for all orders. Please note that you need to have your child’s order placed by 8:00 am the morning of lunch! Details about the program can be found at www.queenanncatering.com
  • Thursday September 16 Back to School Night (Parents ONLY)