Fifth Grade Newsletter

October 4

No School Tomorrow or Monday! Enjoy your weekend!

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Science Collaboration

CogAT Testing

Fifth grade students will be taking the Cognitive Abilities Test on October 10th and 11th. This is a standardized test that measures a student’s ability to think and solve verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal problems. Please do not schedule any out of school appointments for these days. Results from the testing will be reported to our campus and parents later this semester. You can help your child by making sure they get plenty of sleep the night before testing and that they eat a good breakfast in the morning.


Rockin' Behavior is my Jam

We are excited to start our school-wide ticket incentive program. Below you will find some additional information on the program.
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Friday Academy

As mentioned at the curriculum night meeting, we have rolled out Friday Academy this week. Your child may have come home with one or more Friday Academy slips for you to sign. The slips are different colors based on which class they are behind in and include the names of the assignments that are missing. (Baril-blue, Madden-green, Fariss-pink, Redburn-orange)

This slip of paper is your notice that your child did not finish their work in the expected time frame and that if it is not finished by 2:00 on Friday, they will need to stay after school until 3:45. Please sign the slip(s) if your child brings one home and indicate how your child will be getting home on Friday.

Students are ONLY expected to stay if they have not completed the missing work. Any 504 or Special Education accommodations your child might have are also considered before assigning Friday Academy.

Part of the goal of Friday Academy is to make the students more aware of their work, and encourage them to take care of it in a timely manner. As you may know, middle school’s late work policy is much more strict. We want to help develop a sense of responsibility and awareness in our students before we send them off to middle school.

Thanks for being supportive and involved. Please let us know if you have any questions!


Math- Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

Reading- Determining Unknown Meanings of Words

Writing- Organizing Ideas for Opinion Writing

Science- Electricity

Social Studies- Christopher Columbus

Important Dates

October 5 & 8- No school

October 9- Dillas Spirit Night 4-9

October 10 & 11 - CogAT testing

October 12 - Stampede kickoff

October 19- Pine Cove payment due and Stampede Fun Run at 2:10 for 5th grade

November 1- Chaperone payment due for Pine Cove (chaperones only)

November 12- Medicines and doctor notes due to Nurse Vanstory

November 14-16- Pine Cove trip

November 19-23-Thanksgiving Break, No School!

Profile of a Future-Ready Learner

Frisco ISD prepares students for success in futures they create. In addition to academics, students are challenged and supported in developing their abilities in other areas.

You can help you child be Future Ready at home by teaching your them to embrace challenges.