Bentley 5th Grade Newsletter

Week of December 5th - 9th


English Language Arts ~

Next week, we will continue our research unit and add in high level interest tables. We will also continue our whole class novels, Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere, by Julie T Lamana for Volf & Lippold homerooms.

Social Studies~

Next week, we continue learning about the Constitution and Bill of Rights and how they apply to us!

The LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM projects were AMAZING and I am so, very proud of all the student's hardwork and dedication! They really put a lot of thought into how they could become their historical figures!!


Next week, we will begin area & perimeter!


Next week we will begin weather & climate!
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Blazing into the NEW YEAR!!!

Please join us for a party to ring in the New Year and to celebrate the opening of our NEW campus!!

When: Friday, January 6, 2017

Where: Bentley Elementary

9910 FM 359

Richmond, TX 77406

All parties will take place during your child's normal lunch and recess time. (12:35-1:35)

To help cover the cost of the parties, we are requesting for all parents to send a $5 cash donation for each child that attends Bentley. The money donated will cover the cost of the party food and activities.

Please send your child's teacher the $5 cash donation, and the RSVP form that came home in their Thursday folder, by no later than Friday, December 9th!

Upcoming Academic Dates:

1/11-Science Curriculum Checkpoint

1/13-Social Studies Curriculum Checkpoint

Upcoming Bentley Dates:

12/15-Holiday Attire Day! (wear appropriate holiday clothing)

12/16-Polar Express Learning Activities Day (wear pajamas) *Stay tuned for Sign-Up Genius

12/19-1/2-Winter Break

1/3-Students due back to school at NEW BENTLEY location!

1/6-Blazing Into the New Year Party

Little Chargers Cheer Clinic

Little Chargers Cheer Clinic – The Fulshear High Cheerleaders are hosting a kids cheer clinic on January 14th and all kids ages K-6 are welcome (not just purple track students)! Clinic registration forms can be found on the fulshear high athletics cheer page or in the office at any purple track school. The registration deadline for this clinic is MONDAY, DECEMBER 12th by 4 PM. Forms can be delivered to Fulshear High school or mailed to Fulshear High school attn. Kelsie Brown (9302 Bois D Arc Ln, Fulshear, TX 77441). Please email Kelsie Brown ( with any questions.

NewsELA... Amazing Reading Website

The Reading/ELA teachers wanted to share a wonderful online resource with you to help your child engage in active reading while at home. NewsELA is a website that offers current event news articles that can be leveled according to your child's reading and/or lexile level. Once the students read the text, there are comprehension quizzes that immediately follow the article to help monitor their understanding. This is an amazing resource that they can use as their 20 minutes of daily reading practice, so get them started, and watch them learn and grow!!
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A Note From Mr. Thompson...

Be on the lookout for the Bentley Campus Climate Survey this December. All parents will receive an email to take this survey, or you can take it online—just click the link at the top of the Bentley webpage. Staff and students will also participate in this anonymous survey. Please let us know what you think about Bentley—because in Lamar CISD, we want to hear Your Voice!

If you have any questions about our Campus Climate Survey, please feel free to contact the Lamar CISD Community Relations office at (832) 223-0330. All results will be posted online by February for you to review.

Miscellaneous Information:

Bentley Building Update:

We are excited to announce that based on the most recent information given to us by the district, it appears that we will be moving into our new building in January!!! As thrilled as we are about this exciting new adventure, there are some things that you might want to consider ahead of time. If your child attends daycare before or after school (other than Gingerbread), you may want to contact the daycare itself and let them know that starting in January, your child should be picked up/dropped off at the new Bentley Elementary school, and not Hubenak any longer. Another exception to this would be if your child attends Kids-R-Kids Bella Terra, as they have already been contacted by the school and arrangements have been made to relocate their transportation services. We are ecstatic about moving into our new home!!!