Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Elizabeth Henry
Welcome to Fifth Grade! I am looking forward to a great school year here at Walter M. Senkow Elementary. This year marks my 18th year of teaching. I couldn’t be happier to spend my year with your amazing children.
It is so very important that your child is in school on time and every day. We move quickly through our material and even a missed morning or afternoon can be detrimental to your child’s education. With that said, please know that if your child is sick, they need to stay home to prevent the spread of their illness to others. When taking a sick day please make sure to call the school AND send a written excuse note when returning to school. After a 3 day absence, you will need to provide a doctor’s note.
According to the District policy 60 minutes of homework is requird for fifth grade students four nights a week. Your child will be given spelling, math, science or social studies review, and a reading requirement each night. Students will be provided with a planner to write down their homework. This is a great resource for parents to help your child plan and complete their work. Homework is given to reinforce and practice skills that have been taught in class. Your child is expected to give their best effort. I will check and review homework each morning.
Please have all supplies in school by Tuesday, September 3. Label all items with the student’s name.
The fifth-grade supply list for Ms. Henry’s class:
Two 12-pack of sharpened pencils (No mechanical pencils are allowed.)
Package of markers, colored pencils or crayons
One large eraser
Three boxes of tissues
One roll of Paper Towels
Three canisters of Clorox wipes.
Elmer’s glue stick/liquid
1 pack EXPO white board markers
Pencil case large enough to hold supplies (NO BOXES)
4 marble copybooks- Please no spiral notebooks
4 sturdy 2 pocket folders
Student dress code
Please follow the Upper Darby dress code policy. A copy is available on the district website under Senkow forms and documents.
8:15- 9:15- Morning Routine/work
9:15-9:45- Math MTSS
10:20- 11:20- Math
11:20-12:20- Social Studies (Sept-Jan), Science (Feb-June)
12:20-1:05- Recess/ Lunch
1:10-1:40- Language Arts MTSS
1:40-3:10- Language Arts
We work on a four-day rotation for specials. Please make sure your child wears sneakers on gym day.
A day- Phys Ed
B day- Library
C day- Music
D day- Art
I am looking forward to a wonderful school year this year. We have many things to learn and lots of fun as we learn it all. Field trips, science experiments, group projects and many other activities will happen during your child’s final year here at Senkow. Let’s make it their best year yet!