Fifth Grade Newsletter

December 5, 2019

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Pine Cove Pictures

I'm sure you heard all about our amazing times at Pine Cove! We got to watch our 5th graders conquer fears, deepen their friendships, and engage in meaningful learning - all while getting a little messy!

Below you can find a link that captures these moments!

Spelling MASTERS!

Caleb Kim, winner of the school-wide Spelling Bee, will represent Smith at the Frisco ISD Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 22 at Memorial High School! Xixi Song is runner-up.


Replying to a S'more Newsletter

Some changes out of our control have been made with the S'more communication. When you receive your S'more, it will come from Team Fifth. However, now if you click on "reply" in your email, it will automatically go to Mrs. Baril unless you change the "To" address.

If you are replying to the S'more, please take the time to change the email address to the appropriate teacher. THANKS!

5th grade reply addresses

Mrs. Baril

Mrs. Fariss

Ms. Little

Ms. Madden

Mrs. Rader

Ms. Shelton


Our Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon, and there's SNOW much to read! Shop in the library December 9 - 13 or online (click link below) after December 1. Online book orders of $25 or more ship directly to your home for free.

You can also set up a new digital payment option online! With Book Fair eWallet, your student can shop the Book Fair cash-free! Visit our homepage to learn more and create an account.

Shopping hours:

Monday, Dec. 9 @ 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 10 @ 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Shop after school on Tuesday and meet author Bridget Heos! Buy her books and have them autographed!

Wednesday, Dec. 11 @ 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 12 @ 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 13 @ 7:30 a.m. – noon

Family Fun Night:

Wednesday, Dec. 11 @ 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy the Treblemakers choir concert and stop by the Book Fair! You’ll receive a cocoa gift with your purchase.

Donuts with Grown-Ups:

Wednesday, Dec. 11 @ 7:00 a.m. • K, 2nd, and 4th grade

Thursday, Dec. 12 @ 7:00 a.m. • 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade

*Students must be accompanied by an adult to attend these events.

Winter Party Information- Friday, December 20th

This year, the Winter Party will be held at a different time of the day. Below you can find the time for each grade level.

8:45-9:30 AM-5th grade party

9:35-10:20 AM-3rd grade party

10:25-11:10 AM-4th grade party

11:15-12:00 PM-2nd grade party

12:05-12:50 PM-Kinder party

12:50-1:30 PM-Volunteer Lunch/Rest Time

1:35-2:20 PM-1st Grade party

2:20-2:45 PM-Clean Up Time

A link will soon be sent out where parents can sign up to volunteer to help!

2019-2020 Class Parties Payment

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The PTA helps with the class parties by collecting money, organizing the room parents and handling all reimbursements.

This year, we are asking to please send in your onetime class party donation of $12.00 cash or check (payable to Smith PTA) to cover all three class parties for the year. These include the Winter Ball, Valentine’s Day Party, & the End of the Year Party. You can also pay online

Please disregard this reminder if you have already paid. If you haven’t, please pay as soon as possible as it helps the Room Parents to plan out the three parties for our kids.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact Katie Augustine, PTA Treasurer: email


PTA and Room Representatives

Clark Band Upcoming Events

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Pacific and Southwest Region Map Quiz 12/13!

The next map quiz is Friday, December 13th. Blank maps of each region can be found below!


Math- Dividing with Decimals

Science- Weather and Climate

Reading- Author Study book clubs

Writing- Opinion Essays

Social Studies- Westward Expansion

Important Dates

December 9-13 - Fall Book Fair

December 20 - Winter Party - 8:45 - 9:30

December 20 - End of 9 weeks

December 23- January 6 - Winter Break

January 14 - CMS Incoming Middle School Parent Night @ 6PM

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