Fourth-grade News

Hosp Elementary, Frisco, Texas

No school on Monday

There is no school on Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We look forward to seeing everyone back in class on Tuesday, Jan. 19!

What are your children learning next week?

Math: Comparing and ordering decimals

Science: Circuits, insulators and conductors

Reading: Asking questions

Writing: Revising and editing personal narratives

Grammar: Plurals

Social Studies: Document-based questioning: Battle of the Alamo

Elm Fork Education Center study trip

We're looking forward to some hands-on science learning at the Elm Fork Education Center in Denton! Your child should come home today with two forms for the March 4 field trip. Please take care of all paperwork and payment by Jan. 29.

Who: Fourth-graders

What: Science study trip to Elm Fork Education Center

When: Friday, March 4

How much: $7.50 per student, payable ONLY on, deadline Jan. 29

Permission form: Deadline Jan. 29. Have you lost your form? Click here to print another copy.

Lunch: Students will bring a sack lunch from home or order a lunch from the cafeteria. Deadline to order is Jan. 29. Have you lost your lunch form? Click here to print another copy.

Take the 21-Day Challenge

Help your child get healthier with the 21-Day Challenge!

The challenge evaluates snacking habits before, during and after the three weeks. We are looking at frequency of snacks that include chips, cookies, candy, soda, energy drinks, fruits and veggies. Parents, please help your child keep a log of their snacks both during and after the challenge.

Click here for all the details.

Morning drop-off reminder

Students do not need to wait for someone to open their door to exit to the curb.

As long as the line of cars is stopped and you are next to the curb, please have your student(s) exit on the curb side and walk along the sidewalk to the Pod 3 doors.

This will greatly improve the wait time and reduce tardies. Thank you!

Take part in Texas Bluebonnet voting

Texas Bluebonnet Award is a unique program that encourages reading for pleasure and is aimed at students in grades 3-6. Each year, 20 books are chosen as the “Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List” by the Texas Bluebonnet Award selection committee.

If students read a minimum of five books from the current master list (or have the books read aloud to them), they have the opportunity to vote for their favorite title during the month of January. The author of the book receiving the most votes statewide is declared the winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award.

To participate at Hosp, students should fill out an online form for each nominee that they have read. Once they have read and completed five forms, they will be invited to the library Jan. 29 to vote for their favorite book. These students will then be able to attend the Hosp Bluebonnet Celebration that will be held before school closes for the summer! The deadline for reading the books and completing the five forms is Friday, Jan. 29, which will be Voting Day! Click here for access to the form. Be sure that your child is logged in with his/her Frisco ISD account before trying to access the form from home.

The complete list of books on the nominee list is also available on Hosp Library website.

Please contact Mrs. Kumar at if you have any questions.

Thursdays at the Hosp Library

Upcoming fourth-grade dates

Jan. 18: No school

Feb. 4: Practice Writing STAAR

March 4: Elm Fork Education Center study trip

March 7-11: Spring Break

March 17: Practice Reading STAAR

March 29: Writing STAAR exam
May 9: Math STAAR exam
May 10: Reading STAAR exam

Poison prevention poster contest

The North Texas Poison Center is sponsoring a prevention poster contest, open to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders. You can read details here. If your child chooses to enter, please email Mrs. Damm at for more information.

Spelling tests are available online

If your child misplaces the weekly spelling list, never fear! You can access the list online. Click here for current spelling lists.

Need to report an absence? Change dismissal? Please email!

Absences and dismissal changes must be sent to the front office. The email address for both is Dismissal changes need to be sent by noon the day of the change. Thank you!