5th Grade News!

October 13th - 16th


If you are a father of a boy (or girl) and were thinking about chaperoning Pine Cove, PLEASE consider it! We are still short 3 males!

If there is a grandfather or uncle that is interested, that's fine too! They just have to pass the FISD background check!!!

Please fill out this form if you are interested -



  • Please let your child's teacher know if they will be going home with another student or going home another way (ex. carpool - walker)
  • We do have pencils on hand for students when they don't have one, but they are dwindling away quickly! Please help remind your student to be prepared with supplies when they come to class.

New Library System

The new library system does not allow students to check out if they have overdue books. Parents get emails if their child has an overdue book. Below is a video explaining this new policy. It is only about a minute and a half long.


Norris Now

Parents, Grandparents, relatives, etc, coming to have their licenses scanned PRIOR to Norris Now. This is causing a LOT of grief and angry families as they wait in line to have these scanned. Fyi: Out of Country guests can bring in their passports if they do not have local ID’s. Also remind parents that Norris Now starts at 2:10. Arriving at 2:10 without having a license scanned could EASILY cause them to miss their child’s performance.

Wish List

  • Paper towels
  • Lysol Wipes
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Over the next two weeks we will be working on analyzing data in different types of graphs! This week we will focus on Frequency tables, bar graphs, and dot plots.

Graphing is our last unit before our first Math CBA on Oct. 29th. We will be working at the teacher table and WIN time reviewing concepts that we have covered in this first cluster. I will work on a list of skills we have covered for you to talk about with your students, but there will not be a question review sent home for the CBA. We need realistic data to help us with what needs to be touched on again!

Homework: Think Through Math - Complete 1 Lesson


This week in writing we will continue working on our personal narratives!! Throughout the week, we are going to continue working on showing not telling the story. We are also going to work on our word choice to make our stories more exciting.

Homework: Study Spelling Words


This week we will create simple and compound sentences with correct subject-verb agreement.


1. cloths

2. dessert

3. straight

4. quest*

5. question*

6. request*

7. south

8. southern

9. know

10. knowledge

11. episode

12. episodic

Challenge List

1. questionable*

2. inquest*

3. questionnaire*

4. query*

5. inquisitive*


This week we will continue our Force, Motion, and Energy unit. We will learn about the electricity and how circuits work. The goal of the week is to be able to describe the flow of electricity.

HOMEWORK: Vocabulary words for Week 2

*When the students show me their vocabulary definitions, I will give them a link to a game to help them learn their words


This week in Reading we will continue analyzing Historical Fiction to make connections and identify the theme or "moral of the story". We will also compare and contrast Myths and Historical Fiction to determine similarities and differences.

HOMEWORK: Read at least 20 minutes per night. Keep track in your agenda. A response will be posted on Tuesday. Please respond in your spiral.

Social Studies

This week in Social Studies we will discuss the contributions of major Revolutionary War Founding Fathers and Patriots. We will use primary and secondary sources to conduct research.

Names to Know

John Adams

Sam Adams

Benjamin Franklin

Nathan Hale

Thomas Jefferson

George Washington

Volunteers Needed!

Looking for a way to volunteer at the school? The library needs your help. Come to the library volunteer orientation Wednesday, September 9 at 10:00 and see if it is something you might be interested in doing. No experience necessary! If you are not able to make the orientation, please email or call Michelle Mayo at mayom@friscoisd.org or (469)633-4086 and we will gladly set up a more convenient time for you.


In order for someone else to pick up your child, those individuals need to be added to your child’s emergency contact list. These additions can be made by emailing our Data Clerk, Rhonda, Cowlishaw: cowlishr@friscoisd.org

Dismissal changes:

This has also been asked a LOT this week: How do I change my child from a walker to a Carpool pickup (or whatever change they need): Changes need to be communicated by Noon! (This is also in the Parent Handbook)

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Monday, Oct. 12th, 9am-6pm

Norris Elementary School, Frisco, TX, United States

Frisco, TX

Overdue Books