5th Grade Newsletter

May 12, 2017

Important Dates

Please be sure to check out all the important dates coming up! It is a busy month in 5th grade!

May 16 - 5th Grade Field Day 9:30a-2pm (@ Lebanon Trail)

May 22 - 5th Grade Special Instrument Performance @ 8am

May 18-PTA Meeting @6:00

May 20th- 9:00 am-12:00 pm FISD will be hosting the last Student and Parenting workshop which will be located at the Student Opportunity Center in the Cafeteria.

May 24- Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 7:45-8:45am

May 26 - No School

May 29 - No School

May 31 - 5th Grade Awards Ceremony @ 8am

June 1 - End of Year Party - STRIKZ

June 2 - Last day of School (Watch the E.O.Y. video in the library @10:30 ish) and 5th grade walk at 2: 30(parents will meet students at the west parent loop.)

Week of May 15th Curriculum

Math - Budget-starting a business

Science - Engineering Project

Reading - Synthesizing In Book Clubs

Writing - Publishing Research Papers

Social Studies - American Culture

Field Day

The Field Day permission slip is attached to the original email. Please sign and return NO LATER THAN MONDAY!!!!!!


We still need parents to volunteer to help run the fun activities on the field. Sponge races, dizzy bat, and so many more! Please let us know if you are planning on volunteering!


9am Load buses to go to Lebanon Trail

9:30 Girls Prelims (100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100 Relay, 4x200 Relay)

Boys on football field for plumber’s helper, sponge relay, 3 legged race,

Hoop de doo, hoopla, and kangaroo hop

10-10:15 Boys Prelims

Girls on football field

10:45-11:00 Start lunch (Anyone in a final race should only snack)

11:30 Finals (girls and boys finals alternate for the 100m, 200m, 400m,

4x100m, 4x200m)

12:30 Tug of war

1-1:15 Load buses and return to Smith

Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Hendrix

The Lunch Bunch groups are finishing up this month. These are small groups that meet with Mrs. Hendrix to practice common social skills such as calm down techniques, relationships with friends, and self-control. In May it is time for a special guidance lesson with the 5th graders about transitioning to middle school. We will even practice opening locks! The other grades will finish up with personal safety guidance lessons.

The end of school can be a challenging time for students as they anticipate a change to their daily schedule. For some this can cause anxiety. Listen to your child’s worries, and encourage them that you and their teachers will be there for them to make it through any changes. hendrixc@friscoisd.org


Save the Date

AUGUST 9, 2017

9:00 - 9:30 Schedule Pickup

9:30 - 11:00 Camp & Parent Orientation



FRISCO, TX 75035

*Bring one copy of your proof of residency per student with his/her

name & ID number written on it. We will not be able to make copies for you.

*Please do not bring school supplies to Cougar Camp.

*The building will be open Aug 15 & 17 for locker set-up.

Children's Book Week

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June 1st-Jump Zone Party

In lieu of a final spirit night, we will have a fun event at Jump Zone where we can wish Ms. Maas good luck on her next adventure!

$5/child for unlimited video games, inflatable fun, and 2 slices of pizza.

*Note that a portion of the cost of this event is being covered by the Smith PTA in the hopes that more students can join in the fun!