5th Grade Newsletter

January 25, 2018

Positive Proof

Positive Proof will be here on Thursday, February 1st. Info on this child safety ID program and the order form went home today with your child.

Valentine's Day Sweetness

Valentine's Day Party- Our Valentine’s Day party will be on Wednesday, February 14th at 1:45. A link will be sent out in a couple weeks to preregister.

Valentines Boxes -To keep things organized, we ask that students bring in a shoe box, brown bag, or a grocery sack (double bagged in case suckers make holes!) for collecting their Valentine goodies.

Optional Valentine’s Day Activity- We LOVE this 5th grade activity because we have some really creative kids!! Students can join the optional Valentine’s Box class competition and let those creative juices flow. In this competition, students will bring in a “box” that competes in one or more of the following categories:

  • Best Use of Household Products
  • Best Use of Valentine’s Day Theme
  • Most Creative
  • Best Overall

Students in the class will vote on their favorite box using a ballot. There will be prizes for one winner of each category. The box should not be larger than a copy paper box. Students may begin bringing boxes in on Monday, February 12 (NOT BEFORE) or keep their box a secret until the 14th! The ideas are endless. May the best boxes win!

Smencils are Coming!!!

Get excited everyone! The kids LOOOOVE these things!

This is a wonderful opportunity to help support the end of year 5th grade party AND have some Valentine fun! See below for details.

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Meet the Instrument Night for 5th Grade

Come to Clark Middle School on tonight, Thursday January 25th or Monday, January 29th from 4:30-8 to try out the instruments in the band. This is a FREE EVENT, and a great way for your child to see what instrument best suites him or her. You MUST schedule an appointment with Ben Katz. Please email him at katzb@friscoisd.org


Symphony forms Due!

Permission forms for the symphony were due last Friday. If you haven't already done so, please fill out and return to your child's teacher. You will also need to access mypaymentsplus.com to pay $8 for this learning experience.
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Warming the Hearts of Frisco

Smith STUCO is collecting the following items for The Samaritan Inn. We are wanting to give back to our community by providing gently used or new adult or children sized winter wear items. Please donate the following:

  • stocking hats
  • gloves or mittens
  • scarves
  • blankets
  • jackets/coats

Have your child place all items in the box in our POD labeled, "Warming the Hearts of Frisco." Each week their will be a reward for the POD with the most items collected for that week. Congratulations to 2nd and 3rd grade for brining in the most items last week. Thank you for helping us keep those less fortunate warm during this cold season!

Yearbooks for Sale - Last day to buy is February 16th!

Yearbooks are on sale and can be ordered through February 16 at https://goo.gl/QGzrCr for $20. When yearbooks arrive at the end of the school year, we will NOT have extras. Don’t miss your chance to order your child a yearbook with all the greatest memories of the year… Mrs. Young and Mrs. Sibley’s bubble suit showdown, Smith Stampede, Celebrate Smith, field trips, class parties, and much, much more!

Box Top Collection is Underway!

In order to help our school raise money, please collect and turn in the box tops no later than February 23rd! The class that collects the most will receive a SPECIAL PRIZE!


Math - Area and Perimeter

Science - Water Cycle, Earth's Rotation

Reading - Poetry

Social Studies - Events Leading to the Civil War

Writing - Dialogue in Imaginative Stories

Grammar - Quotation Marks

Counselor's Corner

Social and Emotional Learning at Smith

January is a great month to pause and reflect on goals we have met and goals we still need to work on. This lesson will help student use the WOOP acronym to set some short term goals.

W-Wish- what is a wish you have for yourself, something you can work towards.

O- Outcome-What would it look like if your wish came true?

O-Obstacle-What is something inside you that is keeping you from your wish(goal)

P-Plan-Make an If/Then plan. If _____________ happens, then I will_________________________.

Important Dates

February 1 - Positive Proof Child ID pictures

February 7 - Symphony Field Trip

February 9 - Smencils Go on Sale

February 12 - 6th Grade Counselor Visit

February 14 - Class Parties (1:45 - 2:45)

February 19- No School for President's Day

February 21 and 22 - STAAR Simulation

February 22 - Progress Reports Go Home

February 23-Box Tops are Due!