Fifth Grade Newsletter

January 23, 2020

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Multicultural Night: January 23th 6:00-7:30 PM

Smith is a great community with many diverse cultures. At our annual Multicultural Night we showcase this amazing diversity. Please come out to learn about and celebrate with us!

Vaccine Clinic

They will be offering the Flu vaccine for anyone who needs it.
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Symphony Field Trip - February 18th

Smith 5th graders will be attending the Symphony on Tuesday, February 18th. Please return the permission and complete payment in online school fees by Monday, February 3rd. Students should dress nicely, no jeans or shorts. We will be returning after their regular lunch time, so each student will need to pack a lunch from home or may purchase a sack lunch from the cafeteria. Lunches are to be ordered in advance on the permission form. Please contact Laura Alleman at if you have any questions.

Request for Student Transfer

The link to request a student transfer for the 2020-2021 school year is available.

Parents must submit a request each year if they would like their child to attend a school other than their home zoned school.

Dates for 2020-21 Transfer requests:

General Public requests accepted from January 20 – February 7

General Public and Senior Rule requests accepted July 14-29

Go to this link to submit a request:

Recess Reminders

  • Texas weather is unpredictable. Please send your child with the appropriate outerwear. If the "feels like" temperature is above 32 degrees we will go outside for at least part of our recess time.
  • Students are allowed to bring items such as Rubik's cubes to brain break and recess. Please remind your child that it is their responsibility to keep track of their items and that they bring them at their own risk.

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


Math- Area & Perimeter

Science- Living and Nonliving Interactions

Reading- Persuasive Research in Informational Text

Writing- Revising Argument Essays

Social Studies- Civil War

Important Dates

January 23: PTA General Meeting; 4th Grade Performance & Multicultural Night @ 6:00 PM

January 28: Young Rembrandt's starts back up

January 28: Vaccine Clinic
January 29: 100th Day of School
January 30: Positive Proof ID pictures

February 13: Valentines Day Party @TBD

February 14: NO SCHOOL!

February 17: NO SCHOOL!

February 18: 5th Grade Symphony Trip