Fifth Grade Flash

May 6, 2016


Fifth Grade Science STAAR

This Wednesday, May 11th, is the fifth grade Science STAAR. We always remind the students to go to bed early the night before and eat a big, healthy breakfast. We know our students will do great!

Important Reminders for the STAAR Test in the Building

Next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, CES will be administering the STAAR test in the third, fourth, and fifth grade. The campus will be closed to all visitors. No parent volunteers will be allowed on those days and parents may not eat lunch with their child. We will see you on the 12th.

5th Grade Slide Show

5th grade parents have been notified via Shutterfly to submit pictures for the 5th grade slide show, which is a highlight of 5th grade graduation. The Shutterfly link is If you have questions, please contact Shannon Elms at 817-808-7271 or email . The deadline to submit pictures is May 9.


Fifth grade will be taking its final field trip to Main Event in Grapevine on Tuesday, May 31st. The $20 fee includes bowling, laser tag, a $10 arcade card, and pizza for lunch. Students are to bring (or wear) socks for bowling and may bring additional spending money. Although chaperones are not requested for this trip, parents are welcome to stop by Main Event for some of the fun.

IPad Reminders

Students that are currently taking their iPads home daily, please remember your signed Trust Card:

  • iPads must return to school EACH DAY and fully charged.
  • Apps are not to be loaded without teacher approval!



6TH GRADE ORIENTATION: pick up your schedule, tour the school, find your locker!

CTMS Wolf Camp: August 11th 9:00-12:00

CMS Colt Camp: August 19th 3:00-5:00

Middle School Gym Clothes

CMS: The site is open for orders and will close June 12th.

There is a code for Girls and a different one for Boys. Make sure you use the correct code when ordering since there will not be any exchanges. The clothing will be delivered at registration.

Girl's code: CGPE2016

Boy's code: CBPE2016


Below is information for your 5th grade students if they are interested in ordering gym clothes through CTMS. These athletic clothes are optional. Students may wear any CTMS shirt (or gray solid shirt) and black shorts.


The following website will open the second week in June and remain open until the end of June. The clothing will be delivered at registration.


The following website will open on June 6th. All orders must be submitted by midnight on June 30, 2016.

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Reading: We will finish our novel study of Number the Stars and assess comprehension. The students will also participate in Reading Workshop.

Language Arts: The students will finish up their End Of Year narrative assessment. The last spelling test of the year is May 19th.

Social Studies: We will begin WWII. Causes of, battles, strategies, locations, important people, weapons, etc. will be discussed.

Math: We will be applying our knowledge of area and perimeter by designing a home.

Science: We will begin our PBL with research on Biomes.

2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration and Round Up

Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 school year will begin on Monday, April 25, and run through the end of May. Please spread the word in the community, so that we have all of our incoming kindergarten students registered and ready to go for next year!

Save the Date!

Be sure to check the dates below. There are many important dates coming your way concerning programs available for next year and middle school in general.

May 9

  • Third and Fourth Grade Math STAAR
  • Fifth Grade Math STAAR re-take

May 10

  • Third and Fourth Grade Reading STAAR
  • Fifth Grade Reading STAAR re-take

May 11 - Fifth Grade Science STAAR

May 12 - PTA Restaurant Night at Plucker's Wing Bar

May 13 - Bluebonnet Blowout in Learning Commons 2:40 - 3:40

May 18

  • MOGO (Mobile Go career presentation from TCC)
  • Student Council Meeting

May 19 - Retirement party for Karen Kessel and & Marshall in the cafeteria 4:00 - 5:00

May 25 - CES students going to CMS: 5th Grade Parent Meet and Greet in CES cafeteria

May 26 - Fun Day!!

May 27 - No School

May 30 - No School

May 31 - Main Event

GCISD Portrait of a Graduate

  1. Skilled Problem Solvers
  2. Effective Communicators
  3. Collaborative Workers
  4. Global Citizens
  5. Self-Regulated Learners