Fifth Grade Newsletter

January 9, 2020

Middle School Course Cards

On Tuesday Mrs. Northam, the 6th grade counselor from Clark Middle School came and talked with all the students about registering for 6th grade. She went over the registration card and answered a number of questions about middle school! Today your child is bringing home their PURPLE registration card in their Thursday folder.

Please make sure to fill out, sign (front and back), and return the purple course card for middle school NO LATER THAN JANUARY 22ND! Even if you are planning on moving, we are asking all students to fill one out. But, please indicate at the top which middle school your child is planning to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact your child's homeroom teacher, Mrs. Hendrix,, or Mrs. Northam,, the Clark Middle School counselor.

Report Cards

Report cards for the 2nd 9 weeks came home yesterday. Please remove all papers inside the envelope and return the SIGNED envelope to school.

Please note that there is an error with the attendance on the report card for some students, and the district is working on getting that fixed.

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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

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Math- Adding/Subtracting Fractions with Regrouping

Science- Earth's Patterns; Sun, Earth, and Moon

Reading- Persuasive Research in Informational Text

Writing- Research Based Argument

Social Studies- Technological Innovations and Scientific Inventions

Important Dates

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

January 20: Holiday-No School
January 23: PTA General Meeting; 4th Grade Performance & Multicultural Night @ 6:00 PM

February 13: Valentines Day Party @TBD

February 14: NO SCHOOL!

February 17: NO SCHOOL!

February 18: 5th Grade Symphony Trip

Map Quiz

Our next map quiz will be over the Rocky Mountain Region on 1/17.
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