Whispering Pines 5th Grade News

Weekly Newsletter February 22-25

Announcements

Feb 22 - Ties or Tutu's on 2-22-22

March 1 - Election Day (No visitors during lunch)

March 14-18- SPRING BREAK

March 21 - Elementary Student Holiday

March 23 - Group Photography

March 23 - Spring Photography

March 24 - 4th Grade Performance @ 5:30pm/STEAM Night 6:00-7:00pm

March 25- Report Cards go home and are available in HAC


Important things:

  • Please pay the $15 Activity Fee which can be found here.

  • Reusable water bottles (with water only) and earbuds are highly encouraged in the classroom.


Homework

  • Math- review of comparing decimals
  • Reading- reading log

Cell Phones

As a reminder cell phones are not allowed to be used during the day. Once a student walks through the doors the phones must be turned off and put in their backpacks until we walk out of the door for dismissal. Students using their cell phone during the day will have it taken up and place with the Assistant Principal or Principal for parents to come and pick up. This includes watches that have text and call ability. Thank you for your help.

Library Books

Students check out library books during their library class every other week. Depending on the grade they can check out 1 to 3 books. Their teachers can also send them in the morning or throughout the day for new books. I always want students to have books to read in class or at home. One of the issues we are having is that students are NOT returning books. I know kids forget, but when books haven't been returned in months, then other kids can't enjoy that book. Students are reminded regularly to return books and we even had a fidget drawing before winter break to get books returned. Notices of overdue books are being sent out to parent emails and given to students. Please have students look for books and return them. Books like to hide in rooms, bookshelves, cars, desks, teacher libraries, and backpacks. If the student can't find and return the book(s) then they will need to be paid for. Books can be paid for at https://humbleisd.revtrak.net/Elementary-Schools-1011/Elementary-Schools-N-Z/whispering-pines-elementary/wpe-library/#/list The notice will tell you how much each book(s) is that the student is missing. Make sure you search for the book(s) because once you pay for it then it belongs to you, even if it is found!


FYI...There are 376 overdue books at this time. The cost for those books is probably around 3,000-4,000 dollars. Whew that's A LOT of money!

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Reminders

*Lunch- Our lunch time is 12:40, visitors must RSVP to 281-641-2500 in order to eat lunch with your child in the Commons area at school.

*Communication-Be sure you are connected to your child’s Class Dojo for parent/teacher communication as well as following us on Twitter (@wpepanda and @5thwpe) for updates on what we’re learning.

*We will have a communication log with behaviors sent home daily with your child in their take home folder. Please sign this every Thursday.

*Birthdays- Treats can be bought for the whole class from the cafeteria, or individually wrapped (rice krispie treats/Little Debbie snacks) Cupcake trays are not allowed.

Spirit Day-Wear your WPE or panda shirt or green for our Friday Classroom Spirit contest! Click here to order

Yearbooks-We are very excited to be able to have a yearbook this year! It is going to be AWESOME. Please pre-order your book to get the pre-order price! PRE-ORDER HERE

Contact the 5th Grade Teachers

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