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Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade Staff Directory

Contact Christine Wolfson • Kelly Szabo •  Christine Wolfson • Kelly Szabo • (760) 331-5916 5th grade • Room 16
Contact Cheryl Lawrence  Cheryl Lawrence (760) 331-5915 5th grade • Room 15
Contact Myles Mayfield  Myles Mayfield (760) 331-5917 5th grade • Room 17

This message is for families with a 5th grader at Hope Elementary…


In preparation for our promotion video and a special yearbook page, we need the following digital photos of your student:   1 photo as a baby or toddler / 1 photo as a 5 or 6 year old / 1 photo within the last year. IMPORTANT -- Please be sure to label your digital photo with your student’s first and last name so we can properly record their information -- DO NOT SEND PHOTOS WITHOUT THIS LABEL STRUCTURE.  Email your digital photo to Mr. Tubbs ( If you need to scan a photo, Mr. Tubbs can do that for you. The deadline to be included in the yearbook is January 18, 2018.


Send your wonderful and deserving 5th grader a note to say "I love you and congratulations!"  Love Notes are published ($10 per note) in a special page in our Hope yearbook. The special message can be from anyone, but the maximum is 2 notes per student (you can submit additional responses after completing your first message).

To have your love note published in the yearbook, please send cash or check (payable to Hope) to school in an envelope with your student's name, classroom, and the heading, "Yearbook Love Notes"


The deadline to be included in the yearbook is January 18, 2018

June 10th is our yearbook signing party and 5th grade slideshow starting at 1:30 PM.  Parents can join us at 1:30 PM for the slideshow in our media center.

June 11th is our new 5th grade kickball battle with students vs. students.  We are not hosting a parent and staff kickball game this year.

June 12th is our 5th grade Promotion in our courtyard starting at 8:15 AM.

June 13th is our last day of school and parents are invited to join us in the courtyard at 1:15 PM as we cheer and celebrate our 5th grade students exiting our school for the last time.


Considering an Intradistrict Transfer to Valley?

Students who live in the Hope School boundary attend Calavera Hills Middle School.    If Hope families are planning to apply for a transfer request to attend Valley instead of Calavera Hills Middle School, you will need to complete a transfer request. Click here for the transfer request webpage. 


Dear Parents,


Each year a small percentage of 5th grade students meet the criteria to be awarded the Presidential Gold Award for Academic Fitness at promotion.  The requirements are very rigorous and are aligned to standards and the grading scale.  


This year, to avoid confusion during the promotion ceremony, we have provided a checklist of your child’s eligibility for this honor.  If both of the criteria listed below are checked, your child will be receiving the Gold Award.


Carlsbad Unified School District

Presidential Academic Fitness Awards for 5th grade


GOLD – In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education Eligibility Selection Criteria

and CUSD, this award is earned by the following:


  1.  4th Grade Report Card will be included for reference on 2nd Semester scores only

  2.  4th Grade Report Card, 2nd Semester will contain only 3s and 4s and must have at least (six) 4’s of the total of (twelve) scores possible from ELA and Math.  No 1s or 2s in any subject area on the report card.

  3. 5th Grade Report Card for 1st semester must contain at least four - 4s in ELA and/or Math (no 1’s or 2’s in any subject area on the report card).  

  4. 4th Grade SBAC score of  Exceeds Standards in either ELA or Math and  Meets Standards  in the other area

SILVER -  In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education Eligibility Selection Criteria

and CUSD, this award is given by the following:

  1. At the discretion of the Principal based on the criteria developed at the school

- The following are examples of criteria for which the President's Award for Educational Achievement may be presented:

- Show tremendous growth but did not meet all the criteria for the President's Award for Educational Excellence.

- Demonstrate unusual commitment to learning in academics despite various obstacles.

- Maintain a school record that would have met the school's selection criteria for the President's Award for Educational Excellence but illness, personal crisis, or special needs prevented the student from maintaining such high standards despite hard work.

- Achieve high scores or show outstanding growth, improvement, commitment or intellectual development in particular subjects, such as English, math, science, etc.

- Demonstrate achievement in the arts such as music or theater.




We congratulate all our students for their hard work and individual progress this year.  If your child is receiving the Gold Award, you may wish to keep it a surprise.  If your child did not meet all of the criteria listed above, a conversation prior to promotion might avoid him/her being disappointed on a day when the goal is to celebrate everyone.



The 5th Grade Team