Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Ice Skating Volunteers Needed


Please ask you children about the notice that was sent home last week.  Lynda Bannon is looking for parent volunteers to help with our 5th Grade skating program starting next year.  The responses are due December 20th.  Volunteers must have an up to date CORI and be available at 8:30 AM at the Burlington Ice Palace once a week.  Please feel free to email me or Lynda with any questions.


Monday, December 5, 2016

Note from the music dept.... WINTER ROCK

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
7:00 p.m.

Your child has been working very hard towards this concert and we hope you and your family can be there to support them. Feel free to email or call us if you have any questions.

  • Concert Attire:  
Morning - The students may wear regular school clothes in the daytime - but please no t-shirts with logos or words.
Evening - Our concert is all about rock and roll music in the 1950s/early 60s. We would like the students to dress as though they were from that time period!  Here are some ideas to get you started:
  • Girls: Full skirts, cardigans, sweaters, jeans, capri pants, leather jackets, high ponytails, etc.
  • Boys:  Jeans, white t-shirts, button-down shirts, leather jackets, varsity jackets, sunglasses, black boots, greased hair, etc.
  • Have fun with your outfit choice, and don’t feel as though you have to purchase something.  See what’s in your closet, or borrow something from a friend!

  • Call Time:
Please make sure that your child arrives to the school no later than 6:40 p.m.  Band students will report to the music room, string students will report to the lesson room, and chorus students who do not play an instrument will report to the Art Room at 6:50pm.

  • Please note: ALL 4th and 5th graders must attend the Winter Concert. The students have been working so hard since September to prepare for this performance, and we need all of their wonderful voices in our ensemble!  (Please contact us in advance if you have a conflict with attendance)

* We look forward to seeing you there! *

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thursday is Conference Day

Just an important reminder that there is no school Thursday December 1st due to parent teacher conferences.  If you have not scheduled a conference yet please feel free to contact me at or call 781 270-1974.  Please note that the children may have different math, ELA and homeroom teachers.  It is possible to schedule a conference with any of the 5th Grade team.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving.  I am thankful for the children I have the opportunity to work with and the supportive community I live in.  The children worked very hard on their Thanksgiving speeches and I think you will agree that the results were impressive.  Links to the videos are up on the tab on top of this page.

Mr Rabazzi

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Camp Bournedale Packing List

Here's what you need to know about Camp Bournedale in order for it to be a successful trip! 

  • Luggage should be confined to one piece
  • All medications should have been noted on the school health form and signed by doctor
  • Medications will be given to the nurse the morning of departure

Must Bring: 

  • Comfortable clothes
  • PJs
  • Towel (if you plan to shower)
  • Sneakers
  • Sleeping bag (or sheets & a blanket)
  • Pillow
  • Extra empty trash bag
  • Soap/shampoo (if you plan to shower)
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste

Can Bring:

  • Sports items for recreation time (tennis, baseball, lacrosse, etc.)
  • Disposable camera

Leave at home:
  • Money
  • Candy/gum
  • Food
  • Roller blades/skateboards
  • Electronics

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Back to School Night!

Important Notice!!!

Team 234 families, I mistakenly took the back to school night date from the initial school year calendar and did not update my records when the date was changed.  Back to Night is tomorrow night Wednesday September 14th at 6:30.  I apologize any inconvenience my error may have caused.

Mr. Rabazzi

Friday, September 9, 2016

First Week!

Team 234!

First week is in the bag!  You did a great job working on your math placement test, classroom rules, and getting to know you projects.  Next week we are getting into academics.  I have a couple of important notes:

1.  If you have not sent in the green Camp Bournedale health form yet I need it ASAP.  As a reminder the back of the form needs to be signed by a doctor to authorize medicines like Tylenol to be administered by the camp nurse.  Alternatively, a parent can sign the form not authorizing medicines to be administered.  The downside to option #2 is that if a child has a minor headache the only options will be to wait it out or have a parent drive to Bournedale.

2.  Orchestra lessons start Monday!  Bring your instruments.

3.  Our summer reading test has been postponed until Thursday due to the religious holiday next week.

Mr. R

Thursday, August 4, 2016

2016 - 2017 Summer Reading and Assignment

Here is a link to the summer reading assignment!

Welcome to 234 In The Know

Welcome to Room 234! This blog is a way for you to stay connected to what your child is doing in my classroom. The blog contains useful information about what we’re learning, homework assignments, and dates of important upcoming events. 

On the home page you will find a tab for my homework assignments and links to other 5th Grade blogs.  This year students will be switching classes for  Math and Language Arts.  Please be sure to check out the other 5th Grade teachers blogs for updates on homework.

It is important for you to be informed about what is happening in school and have regular conversations with your child.  Keeping you in the loop makes it much easier for us to work together and support your child.  Although this blog is an important communication tool, it does not replace other old fashioned means of communication.  I am always available by phone (781.270.1721) or email (  I am also available before and after school for conferences.  

I look forward to meeting each and every one of you in person and getting the school year started.

- Paul Rabazzi