ASPIRE 5 Weekly News

May 13, 2016

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As the year winds down...

Dates to Remember:

May 16 - Career Day

May 20 - 5th grade vs faculty softball game

May 20 - ASPIRE Showcase for ASPIRE Students only

May 25 - Math Olympiad Toga Party for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade ASPIRE math classes

May 26 - Red Nose Day - FUN-raising and awareness of children of poverty - more info coming!

May 27 - No school - Bad weather make up day

May 30 - Memorial Day, no school

May 31 - 5th grade celebration @ NRH2O

June 1 - All School Celebration

June 2 - 5th grade graduation and last day of school

June 3 - ASPIRE Academy Annual K-5 Swim Party

A Peek at Last Week

Another STAAR Week is now behind us!

In Humanities:

This week the Scholars began working on their end of the year narrative about a favorite memory of school or someone who had an impact on their time at Glenhope. Since Glenhope did not have a Gator Tales book this year, the 5th graders will have the opportunity to share their memory with the other 5th graders in a 5th Grade Memories book. The Scholars are also working on reading their Book Club Book. In Social Studies we have started our investigation of the United States Constitution.

Gator Games 2016

Next Week in Our Classes


6th Grade Accelerated Math
  • Finding the area of circles and composite figures that include circles and semi-circles.

5th Grade Math

  • Real World Math Projects



  • Book clubs

Social Studies

  • Taking a closer look at our Constitution


  • Creating a recycling campaign to raise awareness


  • Collaborating with small groups
  • Presentations to class

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5th Grade Graduation Information

Graduation Day is just around the corner! The following is a general schedule for the day so that you can make your own plans accordingly. Please note that there is a chance that the ceremony and parade will take longer than expected and will therefore not end by 9:45am. The only definite times are those marked with a double asterisk. (**)

8:15 Graduation Ceremony/Parade/Reception/Informal Photos **

9:45 Back to room to change clothes and apply sunscreen

10:00 Outside for Celebration

11:00 Lunch served **

11:45 Bus-riders leave unless they have alternate transportation arranged in advance **

12:30 Celebration Ends/Clean-Up/Dismissal **

We need your help! There’s lots of fun just around the corner: a 5th-Grade vs. Teacher and Staff Softball Game, NRH20 Field Trip, and the Graduation Ceremony and Celebration. Please check this link to see what you can do to lend a hand:

Do you have a reliable digital camera? If so, we could definitely use your amateur photography skills to take photos for the Graduation Video at upcoming events. Let’s help give each and every 5th-Grader the chance to feel like a star!

ASPIRE Academy Social @CTMS

Cross Timbers Middle School will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner for the middles school ASPIRE Academy families. This is a great opportunity to meet the principals, ASPIRE teachers, students and their families.

When - Monday, May 23rd 6:30-8:00 PM

Where - CTMS - the SAC (School Cafeteria)

Please RSVP to Clint Bland (

Cost - $10.00 for adults and $5.00 per child. You may send in your payment to Mr. Boykin or Mrs. Fullhart and they will see that the money is turned in.

ASPIRE Academy Family Swim Party

Come Celebrate Another Wonderful School Year at the 3rd Annual K-5th ASPIRE Academy Family Swim Party!

Plan to be there? Be sure to send in your registration form and pre-payment by Wednesday, May 25th.

Bedford Splash Waterpark and Pool

2801 Forest Ridge Dr., Bedford TX

Friday, June 3rd from 7:30pm-9:30pm

We do need your help! Please volunteer supplies and/or a little of your time at:

CTMS Gym Clothes

Note from CTMS:

Below is information if you are interested in purchasing gym clothes through CTMS for next year. There is also the option of wearing any CTMS shirt (or a solid gray) and black shorts.

The website will be open on June 6th and remain open until the end of June. The clothing will be delivered at registration.



Summer Opportunities for Students

Check out some great summer opportunities!

TAGT Summer Opportunities for Students

And in GCISD, Summer Enrichment Program - Choose Your Own Adventure

SAGE Student Showcase

Start thinking about what you might to enter for the SAGE Showcase. Check out the information about the Showcase at the SAGE website. The deadline for entering is May 16, 2016.

3rd Annual ASPIRE Showcase

The ASPIRE Showcase was the brainchild of three 4th grade ASPIRE students during the first year of the ASPIRE Academy. It's purpose was a chance for the ASPIRE students to get together across grade levels and share something they were passionate about through the arts. That first year it was held in Mrs. Hollinger's classroom since it was only 3 ASPIRE classes.

The next year these 3 students asked to do the Showcase again. Since the ASPIRE Academy was larger they split the day up so that 1st-2nd grade had a showcase and 3rd-5th grade had a showcase, but all showcases were in a class room.

This year we have five 5th grade students that were hand-picked by the originators before they went on to middle school. These 5 girls have gotten a good start on the planning, but since the ASPIRE Academy is now 7 classes - Mr. Boykin and Mrs. Fullhart are jumping in as the producers of the 3rd Annual ASPIRE Showcase to help relieve the stress of putting on such a large show. The ASPIRE 5 classes will finish organizing and learning how to produce these shows. It will be a great experience in committee work and large group collaboration.

Once again due to the numbers of ASPIRE students and space available, the showcase is for our ASPIRE students only and will be in the afternoon after the 5th grade faculty softball game.


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