Fifth Grade Newsletter

September 7, 2017

Smith Elementary Mission Statement

We will collaborate to inspire and connect to each child by knowing every name and need to ensure success.

Curriculum Night is TONIGHT!!!

K, 2nd, and 4th are at 6:00-6:45 and 1st, 3rd, and 5th are 6:45-7:30

If your homeroom teacher is Baril, Snyder, or Fariss, you will meet in the POD 3 open area. 5th grade will conduct there immediately following 4th grade.

If your homeroom teacher is Boney or Redburn, you will meet in room 311.

Here is the link to today's PowerPoint

Pine Cove Meeting

A Pine Cove parent information meeting will be held Thursday, September 14th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. You will get you Pine Cove information Packet that night with all the forms to fill out. We will answer all of your questions at that time.

Please join us in the Cafe! Pick up your child's paperwork on a table with your child's homeroom teacher's name on it. We can't wait to see you there!

If you signed up to possibly be a chaperone at Pine Cove, your volunteer background check must be submitted by October 1st to be considered. Volunteer background checks must be done each year. Here is the link:

If your child has special dietary needs, they can be be accommodated. Please designate on the form:

Dismissal Procedure!!

Parents, please place the BLUE car sign with your child's name on the rear view mirror of your car. You would have received this last Thursday if your child is a regular car rider. We hope this will make the line move more efficiently. Thank you for your patience and assistance!

College Week Sept. 11th-15th

Monday Your Future is Bright- Wear neon colors today.

Tuesday Be true to your school- Wear Smith shirts.

Wednesday Heading off to College-Wear a hat today.

Thursday College Spirit Day-Wear your favorite college colors and spirit gear.

Friday Dot Day-dot your “I’s” and cross your “T’s” and get ready for college. Wear polka dots today.

Running Club is Back

Please fill out the form at the link below if your child/children would like to participate in running club. It will start on Wed Sept 20th at 7 am on the Clark track. We hope to have a huge turnout this year.


Math- Grouping

Science-Boiling, Freezing, and Melting Points of Water

Reading- Theme

Social Studies- Life in the Colonies

Writing- Drafting a Personal Narrative

Grammar- Types of Verbs

Important Dates

September 7- Curriculum Night: 1st, 3rd, 5th 6:45-7:30, K, 2nd, 4th 6:00-6:45

September 7- Poster Forms for Stampede go home

September 12- Spirit night at Bahama Bucks

September 14- Pine Cove parent info meeting 6:30-7:30 pm.

September 15- Dot Day

September 20- Running Club Begins

September 22- Spirit Poster Deadlines (for Smith Stampede)


If you plan to volunteer at Smith this school year, please visit the parent tab at as soon as possible to complete the Volunteer Background Check.

* This form is required for volunteers and classroom observers.

* Completion of this form is only required once a year.

* Multiple submissions are not accepted. Keep that in mind when choosing campuses.

* Background checks are cleared at the end of the school year by the last week of June.

* New background checks can be submitted for a new school year starting in July.

* Use your legal name as it appears on your drivers license or other official ID.

* Your Social Security Number is now required information.

Please send in $10 PTA DUES as soon as possible!!!!!! We would love 100% participation

Smithville Standouts

See the flyer below so that you understand the fun new program we are rolling out to ensure that our students are caught doing great things!
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