Fifth Grade Flash

February 19, 2016

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN 5TH GRADE?

STAAR Test Dates

Please do not make any appointments for your fifth grader on these dates. The first two STAAR dates are in March. Science is in May.


  • Math STAAR, Tuesday, March 29th
  • Reading STAAR, Wednesday, March 30th
  • Science STAAR, Wednesday, May 11th

Future CTMS Wolves - Save These Dates!!

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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. Colleyville Elementary will have their Kindergarten Round Up on Tuesday, April 26, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 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!

Curriculum Corner

Reading: The students will continue the elements of nonfiction writing and we will go over the benchmarks.


Language Arts: We will start a unit on narrative writing. We will also begin Greek and Latin roots. Spelling test is on March 3.


Social Studies: We will continue with our new American government. Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase will be presented as well as the War of 1812.


Math: We will be investigating area, perimeter, and volume through problem solving.


Science: We will explore the reflection and refraction of light.

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.


February 22


  • Middle school counselors visit CES 5th grade to hand out course selection sheets
  • Photography Club


February 23


5th grade Parent Night at all of the Middle Schools - CTMS @ 6:00; CMS @ 6:30


February 24 - Choir Rehearsal


February 29 - March 4


  • Texas Public Schools Week
  • Book Fair Week Begins


February 29


  • 7:15 Donuts for Dad
  • 2:45 Photography Club


March 2


  • Choir Rehearsal
  • AVID Parent Info. Night - 6:30 @ PDEC for parents and students


March 3


  • 8:15 am Cowboy Chorale Performance
  • 5:45 PTA General Meeting
  • 6:00 Open House
  • 6:00 Cowboy Chorale Performance



March 4 - Middle School course selections are due


March 10

Students enter course selections in the computer lab

GCISD Portrait of a Graduate

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