Dear Parents and Students,

We are delighted to welcome you to the beginning of another school year. We hope you and your child are ready for an exciting year!  We look forward to working with you and your child to make 5th grade a valuable and rewarding learning experience.

In order to promote a positive learning environment, the following PAWS belief and practices will apply in our classrooms.


  1. Practice Respect
  2. Accept Responsibility
  3. Work Together
  4. Stay Safe

Further information on class schedules, grading scales and discipline plans will be explained in the syllabus to be provided during the first week of school.  If you have questions, please feel free to make an appointment.  The main office number is 602.237.7040.  The contact information for the 5th grade team is as follows:

Mrs. Zozaya (ELA & Science):            ext. 3447     Rm. 165

Ms. Long (ELA & Science):                 ext. 3445     Rm. 163

Mrs. Blakely (Math & Social Studies): ext. 3443     Rm. 159

Mr. Shepard (Math & Social Studies)  ext. 3444     Rm. 161

Again, we look forward to meeting you and getting to know your child!


Mr. Shepard and the Fifth Grade Team