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Fifth Grade

Below are great resources for Camp Pali from our Parent Camp Meeting. If you were unable to attend this meeting, a folder with all the required information was sent home with your child the following day.
  • Click on the PowerPoint link to view the presentation from our Jefferson Parent Camp Meeting: Camp Pali Powerpoint Presentation 2015-16.ppt
  • To view the Camp Pali Institude Website, click here ---> Camp Pali Website Link
5th grade math-
Addition, subtraction, and multiplication timed tests

U.S. State/Capital Maps for Social Studies (blank and labeled on same file):
U.S. Maps

Science Lab Info.

Welcome to the new school year! We are excited to share that due to the continuous support of private funding through the Redondo Beach Educational Foundation (RBEF), our Elementary Hands-on-Science program has expanded! RBEF has generously committed to funding an additional traveling science teacher for this school year. We now have three full-time teachers working with our elementary sites providing hands-on-science instruction. Third, fourth and fifth grade students will be receiving one hour of lab science each week.

As a team, we will be supporting your child’s regular classroom teacher to help provide instruction and meet the needs of all students in the content area of science. One of our goals is to help prepare your child for the fifth grade Science California Standards Test, but we also have a primary goal to excite and ignite an interest and love of science that extends well beyond the elementary school years.

Mrs. Stephanie Laquin will begin her eighth year of teaching. Of those years, five years have been spent teaching in RBUSD at Alta Vista and Tulita Elementary as a 5th grade teacher. Prior to that, she taught 6th grade in Hesperia Unified School District. She received her Bachelors of Arts from UC Riverside and received a Master’s Degree in Education and teaching credential Pepperdine University. Mrs. Laquin will be working with teachers and students at Beryl, Tulita, and Washington and can be reached at

Jamie Siler has been teaching in RBUSD since 2005 at Alta Vista Elementary. He has taught 1st, 2nd, and 5th grade. Prior to that, Mr. Siler taught on Catalina Island for Long Beach Unified School District. He has a Master’s Degree in Cross Cultural Education from National University.  His experiences outside of teaching include being a scuba diving instructor, trained as an EMT-B. Mr. Siler will be working with teachers and students at Alta Vista and Lincoln and can be reached at

Karin Sato is the lab teacher now at Jefferson. She taught in the classroom for many years before becoming our science lab teacher.She will be working with teachers and students at Birney, Jefferson, and Madison and can be reached at

We are excited to aid with student success in the classroom and prepare them for college and beyond. We hope to promote investigative thinking and inspire science curiosity!

Band Program Info

District Band Website: Click Here

Welcome to the new school year! 

Ms. Zoetewey and Mr. Buchen are our 5th grade band teachers. Mr. Buchen and Ms. Zoetewey are a traveling team, visiting school sites together and providing high quality instrumental music instruction to our 5th grade students. This partnership, allows them to focus on specific instruments in smaller groups, giving students more focused attention and instruction. We have band on Monday afternoons and on Thursday mornings. For more information click on the above district band website.                      

Parras Middle School At-a-Glance

Parras Middle School has been serving the Redondo Beach community since opening in 1953.  Parras provides a rigorous education, which prepares students to be successful at Redondo Union High School.  Parras’ motivated students are high achieving and able to pursue interests in sports, music, theater arts and writing.

  • Currently Parras has over 900 sixth through eighth grade students enrolled
  • Academic Performance Index over 900 makes Parras one of the highest achieving middle schools in the South Bay.
  • Parras has twice been awarded the California Distinguished School award.
  • Overnight camps are offered for all three grade levels to further enrich students’ experience at Parras.
  • Elective classes for students to pursue their interests such as drama, media technology, computers, creative writing, orchestra, school publications and leadership.
  • Students have the opportunity to play in intermural program with such sports as flag football, soccer, volleyball, basketball and softball.
  • After- school GATE program provides students with a one of a kind experiential learning opportunity.
  • Two highly trained counselors are on staff to assist students with academic, social and emotional needs during their three years at Parras.
  • Students are placed on a core team of teachers.  This is done so teachers are better able to address your student’s needs.
  • Parras provides an online Parent Portal for parents to view their child’s attendance and assignment grades in real time.
  • Students receive PE everyday along with the core subjects of math, social studies, science, and language arts.
  • Sixth grade students are placed on a small team of two teachers.  One teacher will teach math and science while the other will teach social studies and language arts.
  • Teamed teachers share a common conference period each day to meet with parents any day of the week to address concerns.
  • Jazz band, concert band, wind ensemble, orchestra and symphonic band are offered.
  • A new performing arts stage and an outdoor amphitheater for performances are in place.
  •  Textbooks are online for students to have access at all times.
  • A Digital library is available for students to download novels to their eReaders and Ipads.

The above information is a small sampling of what Parras offers its students. To learn more information about Parras School, please visit the school website at

In an effort to prepare for next steps in middle school, RBUSD notifies families beginning in the 5th grade, and again in the 6th grade, of the California Law requiring Pertussis immunizations for students entering into the 7th grade. All students entering the 7th grade will need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school.

This requirement:
  • Will be met by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommendation to receive one dose of Tdap vaccine on or after the 7th birthday.
  • Applies to all public and private schools.
  • In order to insure a smooth transition into the 7th grade, please bring in your proof of a Tdap booster shot to the Health Office right away.
  • Does not affect students enrolled in summer school.

NOTE: Students entering 7th grade will not get their schedules unless they show proof of vaccination.

CA Common Core ELA Standards

Click Here for the CA Common Core Standards in English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects: Grade Kindergarten through the 12th grade

CA Common Core Math Standards

Click Here for the CA Common Core Standards in Mathematics: Grade Kindergarten through the 12th grade