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Franklin Borough School
Grade 5


Teachers can be contacted by calling (973)-827-9775 and entering the extension next to their names.


Teaching Staff

 Ms. Jessica Garris - ext. 403

Ms. Mary Hocking - ext. 471

Mrs. Mary Jordan - ext. 432

Ms. Andrea Kovalsky - ext. 435

Mrs. Diane Menzel - ext. 433

Mrs. Kim Panaite - ext. 423

Mr. Jason Samiljan - ext. 456

Ms. Stephanie Sapio - ext. 406


Ms. Garris



Ms. Hocking

June 2017

Wow! This year flew by, and summer is right around the corner. Summer is a time where it is easy to forget about school and what your child learned throughout this school year. Try to combat losing these skills by having your child continue to read throughout the summer. Encourage your child to find books that interest him or her, and try to make summer reading fun. Also, try to review math addition and multiplication facts over the summer. This will really help for next year.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your child. Have a safe and happy summer!

sand with shovel and pail


Mrs. Jordan

Hello June

It’s hard to believe that it is the end of the school year. It has been a pretty amazing year. The eighth graders will be missed, but they are ready for greater adventures.  

The eighth graders continue reading The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton.  It is a coming of age novel about two rival gangs and their trials and tribulations. They continue to develop their vocabulary and writing skills using prompts from the novel.   

The sixth graders will begin the novel Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. This Newbery Honor-winning, hilarious Floridian adventure involves new kids, bullies, alligators, eco-warriors, pancakes, pint-sized owls, and more. They have learned many interesting facts about endangered species.

All students are encouraged to use smiley face tricks and their vocabulary words to enhance their writing.  They continue to develop their vocabulary and writing skills using prompts from the novels. Remember every Tuesday vocabulary definitions are due and every Friday paragraphs using these vocabulary words are due. By completing these assignments, it helps the students to perform well in their quizzes and writing assignments.  

In CAM classes, Accelerated Math is online. Each student is working on his/her own level.

In addition to language art classes, I assist in Mr. Samiljan’s sixth grade math classes.  Here the students are working on all exponents and order of operations.

This summer each grade level will be assigned summer reading.  Check with your child for additional information.  Just because it’s summer, there is no need to take a break from reading.  Remember what Bell Hook’s said, “Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books.”  So visit your library this summer.

Ms. Kovalsky

Mrs. Menzel

Mrs. Panaite

June sun with sunglasses

Mrs. Panaite's June Web Update

Another school year flew by!  We have made such progress in our reading and writing skills.  I encourage  your child to reading daily and keep a journal over the summer to maintain these skills. If you need to contact me, please feel free to call school at 973-827-9775 x423 or email me at kpanaite@fboe.org.

5th Grade:

     Reading: Wonder By: R.J. Palacio

     Writing: Creative writing and reading responses

 Homework is given nightly, so please make sure your child is completing it.

6th Grade:

     Reading: Hoot  By: Carl Hiaasen

     Writing: Narrative writing, and creative writing, and a mythology newspaper

 All work missed due to absences must be completed.

Everyone is a reader... Some just haven't found their favorite book yet.

Mr. Samiljan


Ms. Sapio






Last update June 05, 2017