5th Grade

Mrs. Vander HeidenMrs. Vander Heiden
5th Grade

Hello, my name is Melissa Vander Heiden.  I will be your child’s teacher this 2018-2019 school year.  I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2003.  I began my teaching career at St. Nicholas in 2003 and have taught grades 2-8. I look forward to coming back every summer.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.


Cranberry STEM Experiments

The day before Thanksgiving break the 5th graders explored a Thanksgiving tradition—the cranberry.  We learned about its importance to Wisconsin, its role in the Thanksgiving feast, and most importantly how a cranberry can be used in cooking. Students continued exploring by cutting open a cranberry to see why it floats...Read More »


Thanksgiving Fun with Prayer Partners

These are a bit late, but the 1st and 5th graders had so much fun making turkeys, playing games, and spending time with each other.

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November 30 Newsletter

November 30 Newsletter

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November 16 Newsletter

November 16 Newsletter

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November 8 Newletter

November 8 Newsletter

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November 2 Newsletter

November 2 Newsletter

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October 25 Newsletter

October 25 Newsletter

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October 19 Newsletter

October 19 Newsletter

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October 12 Newsletter

October 12 Newsletter

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October 5 Newsletter

October 5 Newsletter

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September 28 Newsletter

September 28 Newsletter

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September 21 Newsletter

September 21 Newsletter

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September 14 Newsletter

Sept 14 Newsletter

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September 7 Newsletter

Sept 7 Newsletter

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Welcome back!

Hello and welcome back students!  I hope everyone had a fun-filled summer vacation!

One quick announcement:  we are encouraging all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to bring either a white tshirt or the red “I am a Child of God” tshirt to phy ed every Tuesday and Wednesday to change into...Read More »