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A Message from Mr. Sasse

Dear Families,

For many of us, these last few weeks have been a stressful and difficult time. My first concern is for the health and safety of your student and family, and I hope that all is well in your homes. This week, teachers in Glendale (and around the country) have been having online meetings to plan and prepare for the weeks ahead of “virtual” and “remote” learning. This is new for all of us, and I ask for your patience and understanding while we work through these challenges together. I miss my students, and I look forward to being back in the classroom with them again. This week is considered an “extended spring break” for students based on the district’s guidelines. We will begin remote instruction on March 30th. If you have any questions, concerns, or if you just want to reach me, please contact me. I am available daily via email and ClassDojo from 8am – 3pm.

A special video for Students, from Mr. Sasse:


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Materials Pickup for Distance Learning

Good evening families,
As you heard from Dr. Rojas’s phone call, materials and chromebook pickup will be this Wednesday, March 25th. All fifth graders will need to pickup their math workbooks and reading books on this day, as we are not scheduled to return to the classroom for 6 weeks.

To promote “social distancing” , pickup times are by last name.

8-9am: A-G
9-10am: H-M
10-11am: N-U
11am-12pm: V-Z

Please stop by the school during this time. Bring your student and a backpack to bring materials home.

Thank you for your understanding during this transition to remote learning. Remote learning will begin on March 30th. If you have any questions, please contact me.

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Update regarding extended school closures

Please see this important update from Superintendent Dr. Vivian Ekchian regarding extended school closures:


Families: Rest assured that I will do the best that I can to be here to support your student and your family during this difficult time. This will be new, challenging, and scary for many of us, but together we will triumph in this difficult time. As always, I am available via email and ClassDojo to communicate. In the coming days, look for updated information about how fifth grade will proceed with distance learning. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns and I will do my best to address them.


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Happy Spring Break!

Next week is spring break! Have a safe and wonderful spring break.

Student spring break study packets are due the day we return – no exceptions.


AS OF RIGHT NOW, there are no planned closures in the Glendale Unified School District. Students will return to school on Tuesday, March 24th at the end of spring break as scheduled. If the situation changes, I will update all families as soon as possible. 

Please visit the announcements page for the latest updates.



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Welcome to Fifth Grade!

Hello students and families! Welcome to fifth grade! Fifth grade is a fun and exciting year for students. It is also a year of transition, challenge, and change, as we get students ready for middle school. This year is going to be a year filled with hard work, but we’ll have lots of fun also 🙂

Some quick first-day announcements:


  • Just a reminder, please complete the registration paperwork and lunch application as soon as possible. These forms are due back Friday, August 23rd.


  • Mark your calendar: Back to School Night is Thursday, August 29th, at 5:45pm. This is a time to come and meet your child’s teachers and learn more about the classes they are in.


  • Additionally, on Tuesday, September 3rd, we will be hosting a parent information night for all of the school activities such as Orchestra, Math Club, GATE, Robotics, Afterschool Sports, ASB, and more. The presentation will begin at 5:30 and will last for about 1 hour. This is a great time to learn how you and your child can participate in the programs our school offers.


  • If you would like to be notified by email of our class announcements and daily homework assignments, you can sign up for our class newsletter using the subscription link on the side or bottom of the page.



I look forward to working with you this year and being your child’s teacher. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.