Fifth Grade Newsletter

November 1, 2018

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Honoring Our Veterans

Veterans Day is around the corner. Smith is preparing to honor the Veterans in our lives with our annual Veterans Remembrance ceremony and the amazing photo tribute wall. If you were at Smith last year, Mrs. Pelias has your tribute and will use it again.

If you are new to Smith and have a relative who has served in the United States military, please take time to honor them. We will have these tributes displayed in the library for all to see. Attached you will find a tribute form to fill out. Please use a photo that you don't expect to have returned. (no heirloom photos/only copies).

Lone Star Challenge Try-Out Time!

Is your child interested in Lone Star Challenge? Lone Star Challenge is an academic team made up of 9 students (a mixture of 4th and 5th graders). Students that make the Lone Star team will study the topic and participate in a Super Quiz on Saturday, April 27th at Independence High School, as well as take timed tests and write an essay. This year our topic is “The Fabulous 50s”. Students will be chosen to be on the team based on a try-out test and essay score, and/or participation in his/her classroom. If your child would like to try-out for the Lone Star Challenge team, you will need to do the following:

1- Complete the Google Participation Form:

2- Mark your calendar for the tryout test date and time (December 10, 2:55).
3- Make sure your child studies the packet given to them by the LS

Spelling Bee Time!

Permission forms are coming home today in Thursday folders. Participation in the spelling bee is optional, but they must return the signed permission form if they wish to participate. Mrs. Redburn and Miss Madden will provide the study list when the signed permission form is returned.


Math - Comparing and Ordering Decimals

Reading - Persuasive Text

Writing - Writing Speeches

Science - Designing an Experiment to Test Force

Social Studies - Colonial Newscast

Important Dates

November 1- Chaperone payment due for Pine Cove (chaperones only)

November 6 - Picture Retake Day

November 9 - Veteran's Day Program at Celebrate Smith

November 12- Medicines and doctor notes due to Nurse Vanstory

November 14-16- Pine Cove trip

November 19-23-Thanksgiving Break, No School!

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As we enter the fall season, morning temperatures are slowly dropping. Because we have early recess at 10 am, please help your child remember to bring a jacket to school. Those cloudy mornings can feel frigid on the playground!

Profile of a Future-Ready Learner

Frisco ISD prepares students for success in futures they create. In addition to academics, students are challenged and supported in developing their abilities in other areas.

You can help you child be Future Ready at home by teaching your them to embrace challenges.