Incoming Fifth Grade/ 2018-2019 School Year

To: Parents of 314

From:  Ms. Krecik

Room 314


Dear Parents:

My name is Ms. Krecik and I will be your child’s 5th grade teacher this year.  I am delighted to have your child in my class this year. I am looking forward to a very successful year and I know you are too. I have high expectations for your child, and I will do all that I can to help your child achieve those expectations.

This will be my eleventh year teaching at Ray School.  I hold a bachelor’s degree in Dance and a Master’s degree in Education, both from Columbia College in Chicago, IL.  As a result, expect your child to have an experience this year that is both creative and academically challenging.

I want you to know that one of my most important goals this year is to keep the lines of communication open with you. I am available most mornings to talk with you between 10:00 and 10:45 am. Please schedule a conference by contacting me via email: or contact me through ClassDojo.


Ms. Krecik


5th Grade Supplies

  • 50 #2 pencils
  • 3 Dry Erase markers
  • 2 pack erasers or 15 pencil toppers
  • 3 black or blue erasable pens
  • 1 pair scissors (metal not plastic)
  • 12” ruler (standard and metric units)
  • 6 glue sticks
  • 1 box fine tip colored markers
  • 3 highlighters
  • 1 box colored pencils
  • Zippered supply bag (no hard boxes)
  • 2 pack loose-leaf writing paper
  • 2 reams copy paper
  • 6 pocket folders (1 red (Reading), 1 orange (Social Studies), 1 blue (Writing), 1 green (Science), 1 yellow (Math),  1 student choice (homework folder)
  • 8 marble composition books
  • small personal dictionary
  • 3 boxes Kleenex
  • 2 Paper towels
  • 2 Clorox Wipes
  • Hand sanitizer

An update for the 2017-2018 Families:

Dear Parents,

It has been my absolute pleasure to teach this cohort of students this year.  Collectively, they show a curiosity for the unknown, compassion and kindness towards one another, and a love of learning that is everything a teacher could ask for and more.  In addition, thank you, parents, for all the chaperoning, classroom supply donations, and overall support throughout the school year.  I will truly remember this year as a hallmark in my career.

I am so happy to see that this cohort will stay mostly intact as they enter the demands of middle school.  Good luck to Isaiah who will be transferring next year— you will be missed.

Parents- please send your child to school with extra bags/shopping bags on MONDAY JUNE 18 so they may clean out their desks.  In addition, could you please return any reading books you see at home with my name – KRECIK- on the side.  Thank you.

Classroom Celebration is on Monday, June 16 at 11:10 am.  There was a note sent home about bringing some healthy snacks or contributing to the pizza fund for this.

Coco movie– We will be watching Coco in class on Monday!

All School Picnic – Don’t’ forget that Tuesday June 20th is the Ray all-school picnic.    Lunch will be provided by the PTA and students will spend most of the afternoon outside.  Students may bring blankets to school to sit on outside.

Weekly Overview/Homework 6/4-6/8

Dear Parents,

If you have not already done so please pay the student fee. You can pay online by clicking on the following link

  • Attendance-PLEASE make sure students are present and arrive to school on time at 8:45 everyday.  We begin reading instruction first thing in the morning, and students arriving late are missing an important portion of literacy instruction.
  • NWEA MAP testing will occur THIS WEEK:  June 6-7.  Make sure you student is present and on time each day.
  • Field Trip permission slip forms for our last field trip to the Brookfield Zoo are due this Friday, June 8.  The trip costs $7 and students should bring a bag lunch in a small bag or backpack, as they will have to carry it.  Students can bring a small amount of cash to spend on a souvenir or a treat, but they are responsible for their monies.  Chaperones, please meet us in front and f the main office at 9:15 am.
  • We are running a bit low on supplies. If possible, please send a box of Kleenex to school with your child.  We are down to paper towel.

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 8-8  NWEA TESTING NWEA TESTING  Unit 8 test
 Writing  312, 314, 315  Published Poetry Anthologies are due,
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading LogReading Log is due Monday