5th Grade News


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Science Camp is March 5-7, 2018

Please remember to wear a hat every Friday for $1. This money goes toward snacks, drinks and water while at camp. Final camp payments are due today, February 1st.

Mary Kay Fundraiser

We are having a Mary Kay fundraiser on February 6th and 40% of all sales will go toward the purchase of our charter buses for camp. Please click on the link below let us know if you would like to attend. If you have already taken the survey please take it again so we have information about who wants to participate in the fundraiser.

Fundraiser Survey

Valentine Party

Our party will be on February 14th from 9:00-10:00. Homeroom teachers will send home a Sign Up Genius for parents to sign up to bring food item for the party. Students will need to bring a Valentine for each class member. Homeroom teachers will send home a class list soon. Each child may bring their own box to collect their Valentine cards they collect from their friends, or they can get a bag from their teacher.

Middle School Course Selection Cards

On February 16th the middle school counselors in our district will come to Pecan Creek to talk to our 5th graders. The students will learn more about the expectations for middle school and all about the different electives they will be able to choose. The course selection cards are due back to all homeroom teachers by February 21st.

Math News

Students will be learning how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with fractions in the 4th six weeks. This is our most difficult unit of the school year. Please read the Math Family Letter so you can support your child at home.

40 Book Challenge: February Book Challenge

  • Students are challenged to read 40 books this school year from a variety of genres. Each month the students have a challenge. To see last month's book challenge results please visit your child's LA Freshgrade Portfolio, under the 40 Book Challenge Bucket.
  • Thank you to those parents who are helping your child be successful on the challenge each month. Students keep a copy in their Reader's Notebook for easy access, but if you would like a copy sent home please let your reading teacher know. The February Book Challenge is due March 1st.
  • Click on the link below to see this month's challenge. Your support from home is greatly needed and appreciated.
  • February Book Challenge


Freshgrade is a digital portfolio platform students will use weekly to add artifacts of their learning, reflect on their accomplishments, and set goals for their next steps. If you are curious as to how your child is doing in 5th grade all you need to do is view his/her portfolio! It will provide you with all the information you need. If students have a device please help them download the student app in order to be more proficient uploading artifacts. We encourage parents to post comments to their children to encourage them to keep up the good work.l

School Supplies

Please make sure you have your own earbuds or headphones in your backpack at all times. This supply was listed on the school supply list and is a necessity. Pencils seem to be disappearing, and it is always a good idea to have mechanical pencil of your own. This helps with two issues, it preserves our pencil sharpeners, which seem to break every other month, and it helps decrease the spread of germs. We are also getting low on disinfected wipes. Thank You!

February Dates

1 5th Grade Reading STAAR Practice Test

2 Groundhog Day

6 College Day

7 G.O.A.L. practice 3-4pm

12 Middle School Transition Meeting @ 6:30pm, Myers MS

13 Paw Prints Writing Club 5th gr- 11:20-12:00

14 5th Grade Party @ 8:00-10:00am

14 G.O.A.L. practice 3-4pm

16 Middle School Transition Meeting for 5th Graders at 8:45

16 Spring Individual Picture Day

16 End of 4th 6 Weeks

19 Staff Development / Bad Weather Day

20 5th Interim Assessments

21 Middle School Course Selection Cards Due to Homeroom Teachers

21 G.O.A.L. practice 3-4pm

24 G.O.A.L. Soccer Tournament at Calhoun M.S. 8-11am

26 4th/5th TELPAS online Reading Assessment

27 4th/5th TELPAS online Listening/Speaking Assessments

27 Paw Prints Writing Club 5th gr- 11:20-12:00

28 Spring Book Fair begins

28 G.O.A.L. practice 3-4pm

Science Camp

Student Cost: $190

Chaperone Cost: $80

March 5-7, 2018

February 1st: Final Payment...$38, Mary Kay Fundraiser

March 1st: Chaperone Meeting 6:30


April 10th: Math STAAR

April 11th: Reading STAAR

May 14th: Math STAAR Re-Test

May 15th: Reading STAAR Re-Test

May 16th: Science STAAR

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