Monday, December 19, 2016

Ten Marks Challenge 2017

The Ten Marks Challenge 2017 begins today and runs through Monday, January 2nd. Students will need to answer 200 questions related to everything we've learned so far this year. 

Do you have what it takes?

***This is an optional assignment.***

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

5th Grade Conferences

If you have NOT met with the fifth grade team this year, please schedule a conference time. You will be meeting with all three academic teachers.

You have the choice of an in-person meeting, phone call, or Skype call.  If you would prefer an email update about your student's progress, please let us know.

Use the above link to schedule a time to meet.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Photos can be directly downloaded using the link 
or they can be emailed to Amy Knott at  
If you only have an actual photo please place it in an envelope clearly marked with the child and teachers name (it will be returned!!)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Screenagers Movie

Tuesday, October 18, 7pm - “Screenagers” Movie Community ScreeningThe Briscoe PTO, Elementary PTOs and BHS PTSO have collaborated to bring this special screening of the documentary, “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” for parents of Beverly students in grades 5-9 and students at parents’ discretion. Save the date and watch school communications for more details. Free admission. Learn more:

Monday, September 26, 2016

Journaling Homework begins today, Monday, September 26!

Check the writing tab for more information!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Ten Marks Homework

Today is the first day Ten Marks has been assigned as homework. Students are responsible for completing their entire set of questions by Friday.

See Mr. Chruniak with any questions. Work hard and have fun!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Bio Bags!

Last Thursday, fifth grade teachers shared their Bio Bags 
with the students!  

Starting Tuesday, September 6 ALL students 
will begin to share theirs.

What goes in to a Bio Bag?
First, students choose a bag that represents them, maybe a sports bag, a beach bag, or even a bag from their favorite store.
Secondly, students choose 5, only 5, items that teach us more about who they are.  Ideas could be: 
a pet's toy to show your love of a family pet; 
seashells to show your love of the beach;
a baseball to show your love of the game; 
a photo of family or friends to show your love of those individuals;
a book to show your love for reading.

Be creative, have fun and teach us more about you!

Students should bring in their bio bags on Tuesday ready to go.  They will come home once they've had a chance to share.

Friday, June 17, 2016

All Borrowed Books Must Be Returned

If you have any books from Mrs. Hall or Mrs. Paguyo, please return them by Monday.

Message from the YMCA

YMCA Field Trip - Tuesday, June 21

All students should bring a small backpack that includes:

- clothes for the weather (layers work well)
- t-shirt
- long-sleeve
- comfortable pants/shorts (longer shorts are more comfortable for wearing harnesses)
- sneakers/clothes-toed shoes (students with open-toed shoes will not be able to participate fully)
- refillable water bottle
- bug spray
- snack (peanut free)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Upcoming field trips!

Permission slips have been sent home for two upcoming field trips:

Thursday, June 16th: Old South Meeting House/Freedom Trail (Boston)
Tuesday, June 21st: Beverly YMCA End of Year Trip

We need all forms back ASAP. 

Rio Party

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Important Notices!

All students will be coming home with the following forms which needs to be returned ASAP:

- Rio party permission slip
- DVD order form (play and graduation)
- Cast pizza party permission slip
- Spirit Day volunteer form

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Olympic Spirit Day

If you are willing to volunteer for our upcoming 5th Grade Spirit Day, please click here and choose a time slot.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Important Dates!

We have some fun and exciting events coming up. CLICK HERE for all the important dates.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Get your Yearbook!  Orders are due by May 13!

Also, if you haven't sent in a baby picture, please do so ASAP!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Markers needed!

We are in need of some more dry erase EXPO markers. If you are able to donate a pack, it would be greatly appreciated. #Math

Friday, March 4, 2016


We have wrapped up our study of the different forms of energy.  We spent time in "expert groups" learning a form of energy and then teaching our peers about it.  Students were able to create their own set of test questions and was given this past week.

We are now moving onto our next unit of study which revolves around food chains/webs, adaptations and composting!  We are experimenting with composting by constructing a compost that uses newspaper with food scraps, dried leaves with food scraps, and dead grass with food scraps.  We will see which one progresses quickest!

In thinking about our study of food chains/webs we are going to be creating mini terrariums!  I have asked students to bring in ONE of the following:  a 2L soda bottle, a large mason jar, or a large spaghetti sauce jar.  If we could get those next week that would be great!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Yearbook Photo Request for 5th grade parents/guardians

Please submit ONE baby picture of your 5th grader to be published in this year's North Beverly yearbook.  There will again be a section of baby pictures in the yearbook dedicated to our 5th graders.

If you have a digital photo:
     Email directly (as an attachment) to:

If you have a hard copy photo:
     Send in a sealed envelope to school marked "Yearbook Baby Photo".  Make sure to include student's name and teacher.

Deadline for submission is Friday, March 18

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Valentine's Day
Questions have arisen regarding 5th graders and passing out cards.  We will not have a party; however, if students would like to pass out cards they are more than welcome to do so.  We will give them time on Friday to pass these out.  We ask that if a student chooses to do them that they bring enough for each student in their homeroom.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Putnam Street Penguins Need You!

Captain Chruniak and Private Anderson are looking for brave souls to plunge into the Atlantic all for a good cause.


Be sure to choose "PUTNAM STREET PENGUINS" as your team.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Ten Marks Challenge 2016

Congratulations to these hard working kids on their accomplishment!