Ms. Lemberis, Room 312 Grade 5


Written By: Ms. Lemberis - Jun• 20•17

Dear Parents and Guardians:

My name is Eleni Lemberis, and I am incredibly excited to be your child’s teacher, and am looking forward to a very successful year!

I earned a Bachelor’s degree in business from DePaul University in Chicago, and a Master’s degree of Education in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Literacy, and Culture from the University of San Diego, in California. My educational and professional career has allowed me many  opportunities to work with elementary and middle school students.

This fall I will begin my 6th teaching year at Ray School, and have been teaching 5th grade for the past four years. This year, in addition to teaching 5th grade, I will have the wonderful opportunity of teaching 6th grade Language Arts!

As your child enters  the 2017-2018 school year,, please be aware of parent resources that are available to you.  I post a weekly newsletter and homework chart on my blog.  Please check in with the classroom blog weekly (http://elemberis1.cuipblogs.net/) to see what’s new for the week.  In addition, I post grades weekly on the online Gradebook that you can access to see your child’s progress.  Please ask me how to gain access to Gradebook if you do not know.  This way, there are no surprises, and we can work together to support your child’s learning.

ClassDojo is another important way for day-to-day communications within the classroom.  If you are unfamiliar with this program, just know that it allows me to instant message you via smartphome or pc/mac to let you know of missed assignments, field trips, behavior, etc.  I will send home a sign-up sheet the first week of school.  To be successful, I need 100% participation.

Teaching your child is a privilege I take very seriously. I will provide a caring, responsible, and personal learning environment for every student in my class. You and your student will feel welcomed, appreciated, and respected!  I also want to instill the love of learning, so that all students will continue to be a life-long learners, as well as responsible and respectful citizens of our school and community.


I look forward to meeting you all at the start of the school year.  Have a wonderful summer!

Sincerely yours,

Eleni Lemberis

Summer Reading for Incoming 5th and 6th Graders

Written By: Ms. Lemberis - Jun• 19•17

Dear Incoming Fifth Grader,

Below are links to 5th and 6th grade books that would make spectacular summer reading.   Record your summer reading on the Summer_Reading_Log and submit it the first week of school for a wonderful incentive.

Happy Reading,

Ms. Lemberis

Click below for the 5th Grade Summer Reading List:



Click below for the 6th Grade Summer Reading List:


Summer Math for Incoming 5th Graders!

Written By: Ms. Lemberis - Jun• 19•17

Dear Parents and Guardians:

To give your child a head start next year, the 5th grade team has compiled the following work packet for your child to work on. There are daily activities for your child to complete.  These should take between 10  and 30 minutes a day.  Completing this packet this summer could really benefit your child’s retention of math concepts.

Students can work on this daily, or complete the week on busier days over the summer.  Please do not encourage your child to finish the whole packet at once.  This will not benefit them in the long run.

Although this is an optional activity, we encourage all students to work on skills in this packet to ensure a smooth transition towards 5th grade:


We can’t wait to get started,

The 5th grade Team