Fifth Grade Newsletter
November 1, 2018
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: https://goo.gl/forms/WCBXw6n0TFd5JaSu22- 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!
Reading - Persuasive Text
Writing - Writing Speeches
Science - Designing an Experiment to Test Force
Social Studies - Colonial Newscast
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!