Fifth Grade Newsletter

September 14, 2017

Smith Elementary Mission Statement

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

Pine Cove Meeting - TONIGHT!

A Pine Cove parent information meeting TONIGHT from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. You will get your 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:

Class T-Shirt Order Forms

Please be on the look out for the Class T-shirt order form([peach colored paper) that came home in today's Thursday folder. These are due by September 22nd.

There is still time to join Running Club!

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- Equations with a Variable

Science-Mixtures and Solutions

Reading- Structure and Elements of Fiction

Social Studies- Life in the Colonies

Writing- Creative Leads and Revising Drafts

Grammar-Subject and Predicate

Thursday Folders

Please be sure to check your child's Thursday folder each week. All graded papers and important notes are sent home each Thursday. This is one way that we communicate your child's progress with you. Please remind your child to clean out their Thursday folder each week so his/her binder stays neat and organized.

Counselor Corner With Mrs. Hendrix

Check out Mrs. Hendrix's September Counselor Corner.

Important Dates

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

September 15 - Dot Day

September 18 - Vision and Hearing Testing - If your child wears glasses, please be sure to send them with them

September 20 - Running Club Begins

September 22 - Class T-Shirt Order Forms Due

September 22 - Spirit Poster Deadlines (for Smith Stampede)

September 26 - Picture Day


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