5th Grade Newsletter

May 10, 2018

5th Grade Awards Assembly

Mark your calendars! May 30th will be our 5th grade awards assembly at 8:00 a.m. in the Cafe. It's an event you won't want to miss!

5th Grade Water Balloons-May 11th

5th grade will have water balloons around 1:45 in the teacher parking lot. Please drop of water balloons in a cooler labeled with your child's homeroom Friday morning. Feel free to come and watch this fun event. Your child will want to wear his or her class shirt, bring a towel, and an extra pair of clothes to change into after participating. We are looking forward to a fun afternoon!

Preregister at:


Hats off to Destination Imagination

We have a 3rd/5th grade DI team headed to Globals! In order to help with funding, they are hosting a fundraiser. If your 5th grade child would like to contribute, he or she can send in $1 in exchange for a hat day on May 17th (K-4 will be having their hat day on May 18th, when we are at Field Day). Good Luck, Team AWESM Posse!

5th Grade Field Day-May 18th

Make sure your child.....

Wears his or her class shirt, athletic shorts or pants(following dress code), tennis shoes, and sunscreen.

Your child can also wear a hat. We will have lunch at LTHS, so your child will need to bring a SACK (no lunch boxes) lunch (unless he or she ordered a sack lunch from the Cafe-order form went home a few weeks ago).

9am Load buses to go to Lebanon Trail

9:30 Girls Prelims (100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100 Relay, 4x200 Relay)

Boys on football field for plumber’s helper, sponge relay, 3 legged race,

Hoop de doo, hoopla, and kangaroo hop

10-10:15 Boys Prelims

Girls on football field

10:45-11:00 Start lunch (Anyone in a final race should only snack)

11:30 Finals (girls and boys finals alternate for the 100m, 200m, 400m,

4x100m, 4x200m)

12:30 Tug of war

1-1:15 Load buses and return to Smith

Important Dates

May 11-5th grade water balloons at 1:45

May 14: STAAR Math Test grades 3,4, and retake 5

May 15: STAAR Reading Test grades 3, 4 and retake 5

May 16: STAAR Science Test grade 5

May 18: Field Day (Grade 5 Only)

May 25: No School

May 28: No School

May 30 - 5th Grade Award's Assembly 8:00 in the Cafe

May 31 - 5th grade party at Strikz

June 1-Last day of school (2:30-5th grade Farewell Walk)

May STAAR Testing

Fifth grade students are scheduled to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests in Science on May 16, 2018.

There are several things that you can do to help your child be successful on this test.

· Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep the night before the test.

· Prepare a healthy breakfast for your child on the morning of the test.

· Have your child arrive at school on time that morning to avoid feeling rushed.

· Send a snack with your student to have during the testing. (Non-messy snacks are best)

· Do not schedule any medical appointments for your child on test day.

· Please do not plan to eat lunch with your child on test day.

· Finally, send your child to school with a hug and words of encouragement.

Please note, cell phones are not allowed in the classroom during testing. Thank you for your support in preparing your student for the STAAR test. Please contact me if you have any questions.


Cheryl Hendrix


(469) 633-2204


Math - Lemonade Stand Business Project

Science - Concept Review

Reading - Synthesizing Fiction

Writing - Editing and Revising Research Paper

Social Studies - Atlas Skills

Grammar - Grammar Review