Team 5th

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

9/16/2016

Our Week

What a great and busy week! Thank you to those who were able to make the Pine Cove Informational Meeting on Thursday. Next week is College Week. See below for more information!

Curriculum

Math- Equations and Grouping

Science- Boiling and Freezing Point of Water

Reading- Character Roles and Functions

Social Studies- Free Enterprise

Writing- Organization and Conclusions

Grammar-Subject and Predicate

News and Reminders

Pine Cove

Thank you to those who were able to make it to our informational meeting last night. If you were unable to attend, your child was given the Pine Cove packet today to bring home. Please contact us if you have any questions.


Payment and forms: Please begin sending in completed Pine Cove forms.The payment for camp is $153 and an additional $20 to help offset the cost of the charter buses. Remember, if you want to split up your payments, please just email and we can get it changed in the system. Payment is done through https://www.mypaymentsplus.com

Dietary restrictions: if your child has dietary restrictions, you must fill in the online form to let us know. This includes the need for vegetarian meals. https://goo.gl/forms/EDEjgwosJAkgJOpx1



Chaperones: If you signed up for the possibility to be a chaperone at Pine Cove you must fill out the background check. No background check, no name in the hat. Also student paperwork must be turned in before parent is considered. https://forms.friscoisd.org/sf/background-checks/volunteer



Pine Cove Important Dates:

October 1st - Background Checks must be completed in order to be entered in the chaperone drawing

October 6th - All completed paperwork/forms are due

October 20th - All payments completed in www.mypaymentsplus.com

November 16th-18th - Pine Cove Trip


If you have not yet signed up to be considered as a chaperone and enter the drawing, please let your homeroom teacher know. Pine Cove is scheduled for November 16-18. If selected as a chaperone (approximately October 15th) there will be a mandatory Chaperone Information meeting October 20th. If you are chosen and can't make that date we will figure something out. Please don't let that meeting date stop you from putting your name in the hat.

College Week - September 19-23


Monday - The Future is Bright-Wear neon or bright colors.

Tuesday - College Spirit Day-Wear your favorite college colors and spirit gear.

Wednesday - Heading off to College-Wear a hat today.

Thursday - Time Travel Thursday-Travel to the future. What career will you have? Dress in those work clothes today.

Friday - Be True to Your School-Show your Smith spirit. Wear Smith shirts.

Picture Day

Picture day is Wednesday, September 28th. Order forms came home in the Thursday folder yesterday.

Destination Imagination


Is your child a creative problem solver? Does he/she like to think out of the box? If so, your child may love to be a part of Destination Imagination (DI)! Your child learned all about DI today at Celebrate Smith along with a fun demonstration by several of our teachers.

DI is a fun, hands-on international program that uses creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. Our participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas and working together as a team to problem solve.

When you sign your child up for DI they will be placed on a team with other kids in their grade. Teams have a minimum of 2- maximum of 7 students on them. Every team needs a parent volunteer to coach/manage the team. Multiple parents can help co-lead or assist in managing a team. (Don't worry parents, we offer training and help every step of the way!) Teams meet for 1-1.5 hours every week.

If this sounds like something your child would like to do, please review the following and sign up your child to do DI!

Smith DI Sign Up Form: https://goo.gl/forms/OHBvxDFw6UUewSsy2

To learn more about DI and their mission please watch this short video: https://youtu.be/bNEtYlx2LmA

Lastly, there will be 2 Info Meetings where you can get all of your DI questions answered. We will meet in the Smith Cafeteria on Tuesday, September 20th at 9:30 am OR Wednesday, September 21st at 7:00 PM.

Don't miss out on this outstanding opportunity for your kid! Sign up now! Deadline for sign up is Friday, September 23, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Becca Davidson at beccaandreed@hotmail.com.

Notifications

Check Thursday folders for school picture order forms and Reflections program information/application.

Class Shirts

Thank you so much to everyone who has already paid their $8.00 for the class shirt and sent in your child's t-shirt size. Please remember payment is due today, Friday the 16th, through https://www.mypaymentsplus.com. Thank you!

Recorders

In Music, your child has the unique opportunity to play recorders in class. Please make sure your child labels their recorder and sends it in to Mrs. Dahl as soon as possible. If your child needs one, you will need to purchase at the Music Arts Center .

Music Arts Center

3211 Preston Road #14

Frisco, TX 75034

Counselor's Corner

The Character Strengths we will be focusing on this school year are Grit, Social Intelligence, Curiosity, and Self-Control. They will be explained through weekly classroom meetings led by the teacher and Guidance lessons led by the counselor.


College Week - September 19-21

We explore career options and the pathway to college through goal setting. September Guidance lessons will discuss college readiness. Believe it or not the path begins in elementary school-think college, plan today!


Cheryl Hendrix-Smith counselor

Important Dates

September 18- Classroom party money is due, you may pay in cash or a check. The amount is $12.00

September 22- PTA General Meeting and Organizational Expert Lorraine Brock- More information to come

September 23-Student Council Elections

September 27- Curriculum Night for Smith 6:15-7:00 1st, 3rd, 5th

September 28 - Picture Day

October 1 - Chaperone Interest Background Checks Complete

October 4- Spirit Night at Chik-Fil-A at Preston /Gary Burns

October 6 - Pine Cove Paperwork Due

October 14- Kickoff for Stampede- We will be kicking off our 5th Annual Smith Stampede Fun Run during Celebrate Smith.

October 20 - Pine Cove Payment Due

October 20- Pine Cove Chaperone Meeting Pod 3 6:30 pm

October 21- Smith Stampede