Hello 5th Grade Families!!!    

     WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF 5TH GRADE! I am Ms. DeFiglia and this is my third year teaching at Sheridan Elementary! I am very excited to be here and I am looking forward to the new school year, and hope that you are too! Your students and I will be creating a classroom learning community that fosters Respect, Responsibility and Safety. These are Sheridan school expectations and set the foundation for our students to grow into helpful, positive, and outstanding leaders in our community.

     It is my goal for my students to be successful through setting high standards.  In making the students accountable for their learning and being an active participant in their success I have created a class motto, “Own It”! As 5th graders, the students have elevated expectations. I know they will rise to the role of being the top tigers in our school and set excellent examples for the lower grade students. 5th grade concludes your child’s journey through elementary school, and although we all may face challenges throughout the year, I am confident that they are going to have huge growth and be prepared for the next educational chapter in their lives, middle school! This will really be an awesome and fantastic year for you, your child, and myself.

     All children are capable of greatness and hope they show an enthusiasm for learning.  I cannot wait to see the leaps and bounds your students will make this year; socially, emotionally, developmentally and academically.

     I am look forward to meeting you all over the course of the school year. Please do not hesitate to call or set up a time to visit our classrooms. I hope that this year will be a great experience for us all, we are a team, and as I tell the students, TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK!  If there are any questions, comments or concerns I can be reached at adefigl@tacoma.k12.wa.us.  Thank you for your time and cooperation, this is going to be an incredible year of learning!

 Sincerely, 

Ms. DeFiglia