Phone: 610-383-3760 Ext-22125


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Veronica Rainer

Mrs. Veronica Rainer

Phone: 610-383-3760 ext. 22125


Degrees and Certifications:

 Elementary Education

Pennsylvania Teaching Certification:  Instructional II

  • Grades K-8



Dear Parents and Guardians,

I'd like to welcome you and your child to a new school year in Room 25 at Caln Elementary School!!  The first few weeks of school have been a success and now we can look forward to a highly productive and rewarding year.  Fifth grade can be a big transition for many students, and some may need extra time to adjust.  I assure you that I will make the transition as smooth as possible for both you and your child.  It is in your child's best interest that we work together as a team with regard to his or her education.  Together, we must pledge to make this 2017-2018 school year an enriching and memorable fifth grade experience. 

There are some things I would like to mention for this year to go smoothly, which in turn will increase your child’s success.  The information below is important.  Please read carefully and keep this information for the school year.

Attendance:  Attendance will be taken by 8:55 AM every school day.  Please have your child in the classroom by this time. If you plan on your child being absent, please notify me by writing a note prior to the absence.  Unplanned absences must have a written excuse and be turned into me, within three days, once the child has returned to the classroom. Research shows that children’s grades improve the more they are in the classroom.  It is important that your child attends class regularly.  Many concepts and skills will be taught this year that are essential to your child’s academic progress.  Please make sure that if your child is absent that make-up work is completed.

Grading Scale:  Your child will earn letter marks for their report card grade.  Class work, homework, participation, projects and tests/quizzes are used to calculate your child’s grade.  The grading scale set by the CASD is as follows: 

ME - Meets Expectations - 80-100%

AE - Approaching Expectations - 60-79%

PME - Partially Meets Expectations - 25-59%

DME - Does Not Meet Expectations

Special Area Schedule: 

CASD will be working on a six-day cycle

Day One - Library

Day Two - Art

Day Three - Physical Education

Day Four - Music

Day Five - Library

Day Six - Art

This schedule will not change. If we were to miss a day of school, the next day will pick up where we left off. For example, if Tuesday is Day 1 then on Wednesday we have a snow day and miss school, Thursday would then pick up with Day 2.

Visitors:  If you plan on coming to the school at any time during the day, please make sure that you go to the office and sign in.  They will give you a sticker badge to wear.  Please wear this so that staff in the school knows that you have signed in at the office.  Anyone who is seen not wearing a badge will be asked to go back to the office to sign in.  Please understand that this is for the safety of your child and others.

Volunteering:  I encourage volunteers in my classroom.  All and any help is welcomed.  It’s always good to see parents getting involved in their child’s development.  If you cannot come into the classroom, but would still like to help out, “behind-the-scene” volunteers are welcomed too.  If you would like to volunteer at any point during the year, please call or write me a note letting me know when you are available and/or what you would be interested in doing.  It is mandated by the state to have clearances filled out if you would like to work in the classroom.  If you are at all interested in chaperoning, you MUST fill out clearance forms before you can attend the event and have the necessary background checks filed in Caln Elementary School Office.  Please remember that these checks often take a couple of weeks to complete, so do not wait until a field trip is coming up to complete the application.

5th Grade

         Recess 11:00-11:15

         Lunch   12:10-12:40

Agenda: Please make sure that your child brings home their agenda nightly. It will be where their homework is recorded. The agenda may also be used as a communication tool. Please feel free to jot a quick note in the agenda regarding a need to speak to me. At times I may also put a note in it for you.

Homework:  Homework will be given Monday through Thursday, Friday only if it is a necessity or a long-term project.  Homework is given to ensure that the child understands what was taught in class and allows the student to practice the skills learned.  This independent practice is essential to learning the concept and will also teach responsibility.   Long term projects will be in addition to this time not a part of it. If you ever have any questions about a particular subject or concept, please feel free to contact me.

School Website: Please be sure to visit the Coatesville Area School District website ( ) for information regarding the district as a whole. Through that website you can access Caln's webpage. It will contain information relating specifically to Caln Elementary School.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or suggestions.  Call (610) 383-3760 ext. 22125 and leave a message or email me at  I am confident, that with our combined efforts, this will be a great school year for your child.   


Veronica Rainer

5th Grade - General Subjects

Caln Elementary School

3609 East Lincoln Highway

Thorndale, PA  19372

610-383-3760 ext 22125