5th Grade Newsletter

March 3, 2017

Week of March 13th Curriculum

Math - Financial Literacy

Science -Food Webs and Changes in Ecosystems

Reading - Connections Across Genres

Writing - Expository/Text Structure Writing

Social Studies - World War I

Skating in PE

Skating begins the week after spring break. Please make sure you sign and return the permission form if you haven't already. Thank you to our PTA for financing this program!

STAAR Testing

Please take note of the testing days and avoid scheduling any appointments on these dates.


Thank You!


March 28 - Math

March 29 – Reading

May 10 – Science

Practice STAAR Results

Your child should have brought home a reflection sheet last week for you to see how they did on their practice Math or Reading STAAR. Please take a few minutes to have your child review this with you and have them explain their areas of strength and areas of focus.

FISD Spirit Night with the Rough Riders

April 7th at 7:05 join FISD at Dr. Pepper Ballpark for a fun night of baseball. Tickets are only $15 each. Order yours now www.ridersbaseball.com/friscoisd

For more information, check out the flyer that went home in your child's Thursday folder.

Counselor Corner

February guidance lessons finished up this week and were about respecting differences. We must teach our students that different does not equal bad. For example, another student may bring a lunch to school that looks very different from your lunch. Sometimes students are quick to say “What is that?...it looks weird.” If you respect differences you could ask about it and be open to learning.

New PTA Website!

Smith PTA has a new website at www.smithpta.net Go check it out! It will let you know about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, programs, and so much more! There is also a link to our school directory! But, you will need a password to get into the directory. The password is "Soaring" and it is case sensitive. If you have any questions, you can email the PTA at noelasmithpta@gmail.com

Important Dates

March 6-10 - Happy Spring Break!!!

March 14 - Spirit Night at PDQ

March 28- Math STAAR Test

March 29-Reading STAAR Test

April 11-5th Grade Play-Snow White