Fifth Grade NEWS

Week 32: April 27 - May 1

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Learning Goals for the week...

Outdoor Learning Center Visit - This Friday!

Outdoor Learning Center Information

Dress Code & Expectations

These expectations are for both staff and students:

* Long pants or jeans

* Old, closed-toe shoes (No sandals, flip flops or high-heeled shoes)

* Long socks

* Hat and/or sunscreen (sunscreen must be applied prior to arriving at the OLC)

* Raincoat or poncho (if rainy)

* Dress appropriately for the weather

* Bug spray should be applied prior to going to the OLC


Packing an Earth-Friendly Lunch

We can help the earth by having less trash. Here are some ways to pack an earth-friendly lunch for our trip to the OLC.

* Reusable containers (Tupperware) * Cloth napkins

* Lunch box or bag (no paper sacks) *Reusable ice pack

* Don’t pack lots of little packages *Reusable baggies

The OLC provides water however; any additional drinks will need to be provided by the students. Please no sugary drinks or foods, as this attracts bees.

If your child needs to get a sack lunch from school, they can order one on Thursday.

Electronic Devices

Students are working on projects in language arts and science that require access to a computing device and the internet. We are allowing students to bring their personal device. This is not a requirement because we have numerous devices available here at school, but some students have asked to bring their own.

Upcoming May Events

* 4.30.15 Thursday - Report cards go home

* 5.01.15 Friday - OLC

* Week of 5.04.15 - Kindergarten Registration, Teacher Appreciation Week, & National Nurses Week

* 5.08.15 Friday, Muffins with Moms

* 5.12.15 Tuesday - STAAR 5th grade reading retest, 5:30 PTA Meeting, 6:00 Clara Love Musical

* 5.14.15 Thursday - JA in a Day

* 5.15.15 Friday - 8:15 Assembly for Clara Love Musical & Talent Show

* 5.18.15 Monday - Career Day

* 5.22.15 Friday - Field Day

* 5.25.15 Monday - Memorial Day - Snow Make-Up Day> Movie & Popcorn

* 5.26.15 Tuesday - Field Trip to Bureau of Engraving & Printing and Game Truck (for students who meet 100% of reading goal)

* 5.28.15 Thursday - Night of No Limits

* 5.29.15 Friday - 5th Grade Breakfast & Graduation

Item needed for Field Day!

We need empty 2 Liter bottles for Field Day. Please send these to school with your child!

Library - End of Year Info.

All library books are due back by May 22nd and fines for lost or damaged books must be paid by June 3rd.

Junior Achievement - We need JA in a Day volunteers.

Contact Mrs. Becan if you are interested.

Keeping your Child Safe Online

The monthly topic for guidance curriculum in grades K-12 is Internet safety. In order to address this topic, guidance lessons in k-5 will focus on grade appropriate lessons on Internet safety. This will address the skills of decision-making, communication skills, responsible behavior, and interpersonal effectiveness. Please talk with your child about internet safety.

The district will host "Keeping your Child Safe Online" with guest speaker Aisha Saleem, Assistant US Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. This will be held May 12, 2015 at 7p.m. at the Northwest ISD Central Administration Building.

Techno Camp Sign Ups

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Mr. Beauchamp & Mr. Hollingsworth

Mr. Hollingsworth is available for tutoring on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7:15 to 7:45.

Mr. Beauchamp is available for tutoring on Tuesday after school from 2:45 to 3:45.

Mrs. Abbott, Mrs. Aldridge, & Mrs. Austin

Mrs. Abbott will be available for HOMEWORK Assistance on Friday mornings from 7:15-7:45 am.

If your student feels like they need additional support, they need to speak with their teacher to make arrangements to meet.

Fifth Grade Teachers