Fifth Grade Newsletter

April 18th, 2019


May 13th – Math Retakes

May 14th – Reading Retakes

May 15th - Science

Our campus will be closed to visitors on May 13th, 14th and 15th due to STAAR testing. There will be no parent lunches on these days. If at all possible, try not to schedule any appointments on your child’s testing day. If needed, students who are absent on those days will be given the opportunity to make up the missed tests.

This test is very important, and it is important that all students be in attendance on test days. There are several things that you can do to help your child be successful on this test.

  • Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep the night before the test.
  • Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast the morning of the test.
  • Have your child arrive at school on time that morning so he/she does not feel rushed.
  • Do not schedule any appointments for your child on May 15th.
  • Finally, send your child to school that day with a hug and words of encouragement.

Student Council Service Project

The Smith Elementary’s Student Council “Koin$ 4 Kid$” project is well underway. Our goal is to collect enough money for the nonprofit organization, Lovepacs, to be able to provide food for several students in the Frisco area for a whole year. Money will be collected through May 3rd. Please send any coin or dollar donation you wish to contribute to your child’s homeroom teacher.

Lovepacs distributes food for students who may not have enough to eat when school is out for the weekend and holidays. This organization provides mostly non-perishable, easy to open, and minimal cooking food items. In addition, they provide school counselors with stocked snack closets and hygiene products they may distribute to children who demonstrate a need.

Important Dates

April 19 - No School

April 22 - No School (Bad Weather Make-Up Day)

April 23 - May 3 - Food Drive

April 25 - Open House

April 29 - No School (teacher work day)

May 15 - STAAR Science

May 17 - 5th Grade Field Day at Lebanon Trail

May 29 - 5th Grade End of Year Ceremony (8-9:30), STRIKZ party (10:30-1:30)

May 30 - Last Day of School - 5th Grade Farewell Walk


Morning Meeting starts at 7:45 am each morning. The cafeteria begins serving breakfast at 7:20 am. If your child eats breakfast at school, please have them arrive early enough to eat and not miss class time.

From Mrs. Sibley

Students are not allowed on our playground after school. Alphabest, our after school daycare, rents our facilities, including the playground, until 6:30 p.m. Smith staff members are not out there to supervise students after 3:00 pm. Thank you for your help and support in this matter.


Math - Food Truck Project

Science - Inherited traits and learned behaviors

Reading - Research

Social Studies - World War I

Writing - Research

Profile of a Future-Ready Learner

Frisco ISD prepares students for success in futures they create. In addition to academics, students are challenged and supported in developing their abilities in other areas.

You can help your child be Future Ready at home by teaching them to contribute.