Grade 5

Ms. Karen Kibler teaches 5th and 6th grade Language Arts as well as 6th grade Social Studies and 7th grade Religion at St. Francis.  Ms. Kibler is from Buffalo, NY. She graduated from SUNY College at Fredonia in 1993 with a degree in elementary education.  In 2001, she received her Masters degree from Loyola College in Maryland in the area of reading specialist.  She has taught 2nd-7th grade in her tenure as a teacher.  Ms. Kibler has two children; her son is a rising 10th grader, (and graduate of St. Francis), and her daughter is a rising 6th grader at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School.  When Ms. Kibler is not busy teaching, she can be found spending time with her children and her mother as well as enjoying time reading, eating out, and swimming.

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5th Grade Supply List

Dear Parents,

Your 5th grader will need the following items to start school on August 22nd:

Math: 1 graph paper notebook; bottom pocket folder

Science: 1” binder; loose leaf paper; package of 5 tab binder dividers, 1 college-ruled composition book

Religion: 1 college-ruled composition book; bottom pocket folder

Social Studies: 1 college-ruled composition book

Language Arts: 1 college-ruled composition book; 2 bottom pocket folders, college ruled loose leaf paper

General Items:

  • 1 bottom pocket folder (for homeroom)

  • glue sticks (large pack)

  • protractor

  • zipper pencil case

  • highlighter

  • pens (red and black/blue ink)

  • pencils

  • Last name A-M - antibacterial wipes, 2 dry erase markers

  • Last name N-Z- hand sanitizer, 2 dry erase markers

  • scissors

  • colored pencils

  • inch/centimeter ruler

  • 3 boxes of tissues

  • 2 rolls of paper towels

  • Box of bandaids

  • PLEASE- no “click” pens- just pens with caps- this is MUCH APPRECIATED


School Planner-$4.50

Art Supply Fee-$10

All textbooks MUST have a cover on them.

All school books MUST be carried to and from school in a school bag.


Have a wonderful summer!


_______________Ms. Karen Kibler__________________


Hello! This summer it is my hope that rising 5th and 6th graders are continuing to do some reading. My main goal is for the children to enjoy getting lost in a book. I ask that the students read at least one book over the summer and then write a SHORT report on the book. If your child does not have the book report sheet I distributed on move up day, no worries. Just have your son or daughter write a short summary of the book. Happy reading!