5th Grade Newsletter

April 5, 2018

LAST CHANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please send the flashdrive with pictures of your child for the 5th grade video by tomorrow, April 6th. This will be a treasured keepsake for all our 5th grade students!

Upcoming STAAR Dates

Please take note of the testing days and avoid scheduling any appointments on these dates.

April 10 - Math

April 11 – Reading

May 16 – Science

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A Note About STAAR Testing

Dear Parents,

Fifth grade students are scheduled to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests in Math on April 10 and in Reading on April 11, 2018.

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.

· Prepare a healthy breakfast for your child on the morning of the test.

· Have your child arrive at school on time that morning to avoid feeling rushed.

· Send a snack with your student to have during the testing. (Non-messy snacks are best)

· Do not schedule any medical appointments for your child on test day.

· Please do not plan to eat lunch with your child on test day.

· Finally, send your child to school with a hug and words of encouragement.

Please note, cell phones, smart watches, and fitbits are not allowed in the classroom during testing. Thank you for your support in preparing your student for the STAAR test. Please contact me if you have any questions.


Cheryl Hendrix



Math - Concept Review

Science - Complete and Incomplete Metamorphosis

Reading - Research Project Introduction

Social Studies - Great Depression

Writing - Publishing Expository Essays

Grammar - Parts of Speech Review

Important Dates

April 10: STAAR testing on campus. Please no visitors to campus.

Blaze Pizza Fundraiser 3:00-7:00

April 11: STAAR testing on campus. Please no visitors to campus.

April 16-20: Spring Book Fair

April 19: Reflections Night/PTA Meeting/Book Fair

April 23- No School-Staff Development

April 23-May 4th-Canned Food Drive

April 26: Open House

May 3: 5th Grade Drama Club Production of Wizard of Oz

Progress Reports Go home

May 7-11: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 16: STAAR testing on campus. Please no visitors to campus.

May 25th-No School

May 28-No School

Skating Fun

Monday April 9th Smith 3rd-5th graders will be doing a skating unit in PE. Due to insurance purposes, students will have to use Skatetime's Skates. Please sign and return the permission slip that was given to your child by Monday. This is a special activity that your child won't want to miss!

Mark your Calendar

As the end of the year is rapidly approaching, here are some dates that you won't want to miss!

May 18- 5th Grade Field Day 9:30-1@Lebanon Trail

May 30-5th Grade Award's Assembly 8:00 in the Cafe

May 31-5th grade party at Strikz