5th Grade Update

Week of February 26 - March 2

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Wear your Dr. Seuss colors and funny hats on Friday, March 2nd to celebrate Dr. Suess' birthday!

This weeks learning at a glance

Reading- Your child will be using their reading strategies to learn about the events leading up to and around the Civil War.

Social Studies- Your child will discover what the events leading up to the Civil War were and follow the timeline of the events of the Civil War.

Math- Your child will be reviewing fractions, decimals, and graphing.

Science- Your child will learn about food chains and food webs.

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Pike 5th Grade Parent Night

Thursday, March 22nd, 6pm

2200 Texan Drive

Justin, TX

Your child will have visited the campus in the morning of March 22nd. This is a great opportunity to speak about class offerings and see for yourself what to expect for your child's next year!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Art Contest

Ms. Kea approached the CITY OF JUSTIN on how the JES students could incorporate an Art Contest. They are having a CLEAN UP DAY in April and will choose ONE student poster to help advertise this event. The winning artwork will be produced in an upcoming water bill for the whole town to see. The RULES of the art contest are attached and registration forms are in the office. Top 50 entries get a coupon for a Sonic Treat!

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers

Do you have a child birth to age 5 at home? NISD hosts monthly playtimes for parents and children from birth to 5 years old, before Kindergarten entry. The Parents as Teacher family involvement program will meet next on Friday, March 9th at the Special Programs Center, 1800 State Highway 114. There are two options for

playtimes at 9:30 am. or 1:00 pm. Want to know more? Go to www.facebook.com/groups/NISDFamily/

Upcoming Calendar Dates

Open House and Fine Arts Night - Tuesday, March 6th.

Kona Ice will be there!

**Spring Break is the week of March 12 – 16th.

Bad Weather Make-Up Day – Staff/Student Holiday – Friday, March 30th

CLOSED Campus for STAAR Testing – Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 11

WatchDOGS “Daddy-Daughter Dance” will be Saturday, April 14th at JES.

NISD CALENDAR http://www.nisdtx.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_232117/File/About/Calendar/2017-2018Final.pdf

Box Top Contest-

Box Top Contest – JES earns 10 cents for each Box Top. Our last check was $813.60!! The next contest will be by CLASS. The CLASS that brings the highest percentage of Box Tops will get to play a basketball game called “Hot Shot” with collegiate athlete, our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Oakley. Start sending them to school ASAP to get the competition rolling AND because some of the box tops expire on March and PTA will send those in early. Final deadline for class basketball contest in Friday, March 2nd.

We Need Yearbook Pictures!

We Need Yearbook Pictures! - Do you have fun pictures of JES students at SCHOOL events? (field trips, class parties, family learning nights?) The deadline for submitting photos to the yearbook committee is March 9th. Michelle Barthelemy works hard to equally represent every grade level and kids from every class. **Easy to find app to upload YOUR pictures for the yearbook. App Store = Herff Jones eShare and the school code is 20190


Have you Ordered a JES Yearbook?

If you forgot, search your emails for yearbookordercenter@herffjones.com for a receipt of your online order. Yearbooks are over 72 pages of full color for only $17.

Place orders at https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/jobSearch/displayHome

Code = 20190

Deadline is April 1st.

Earbuds please!

Dollar general has earbuds for $1!

Please make sure your child has earbuds that they can keep at school. You may have learned already from your child, but it is difficult to hear on one of the programs when they do not have earbuds and they can not listen to the various parts read to them.