5th Grade Newsletter

April 26, 2018

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5th Grade Play - Pre-register for the morning performance

The Fifth Grade Drama Club presents The Wizard of Oz on Thursday, May 3 at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. If you plan to attend the 8:30 a.m. performance, please pre-register by emailing the Smith Receptionist, Leslie Elledge, at ElledgeL@friscoisd.org by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2. If you have not scanned your Driver’s License this school year, you will not be able to pre-register. Please allow a few extra minutes on Thursday morning to have your license scanned. There is no need to pre-register for the 6:30 p.m. performance.

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FOOD DRIVE April 24-May 4


Please consider sending in donations if you are able.

APRIL 24 - MAY 4, 2018

Donations of the following are most needed:

Personal Care Items: Toothbrush, Soap, Deodorant, Body wash
Non- perishable food items: Peanut butter, jelly, canned pasta, boxed mac and cheese, boxed meal helpers, children’s cereal, fruit cups, fruit juices, ramen noodles, flour, cooking oils, condiments, crackers, baking mixes
For Babies: boxed baby cereal, formula, 4 & 5 diaper
Other: Laundry detergent, household cleaners, dishwashing liquid

Hopefully you can help us fill the pantry!! Of course we have classroom incentives!

400 items/class - shoes off day

600 items/class- hat day

750 items/class- gum day

1000 items/class – free sit at lunch

1250 items/class- fun snack and drink

1500 items/class- picnic lunch outside with lemonade

2000 items/class – popsicle Party and outdoor fun


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

May 3 - 5th Grade Drama Club Production of Wizard of Oz 6:30pm

May 18 - 5th Grade Field Day 9:30-1:00 @Lebanon Trail

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

May 31 - 5th grade party at Strikz


Math - Lemonade Stand Business Project

Science - Concept Review

Reading - Completing Research

Writing - Organizing Research Information

Social Studies - Atlas Skills

Grammar - Grammar Review

To Our Wonderful Volunteers

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Important Dates

April 26: Open House 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

May 3: Progress Reports go home; Drama Club student performance of The Wizard of Oz at 6:30 p.m.

May 4: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

May 7- 11: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8: Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night (8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.)

May 9: Walk to School Day

May 14: STAAR Math Test grades 3,4, and retake 5

May 15: STAAR Reading Test grades 3, 4 and retake 5

May 16: STAAR Science Test grade 5

May 18: Field Day (Grade 5 Only)

May 25: No School

May 28: No School

May STAAR Testing

Fifth grade students are scheduled to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests in Science on May 16, 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 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


(469) 633-2204

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