5th Grade News

November 8 - 12, 2021

Focus of the Week

ELAR - I can evaluate key details, analyze plot elements, and summarize details in the passage.

MATH - I can classify 2D shapes by their attributes.

SCIENCE - I can design an experiment to test a force such as gravity, friction, or magnetism.

SOCIAL STUDIES - I can describe the causes and effects of the War of 1812.


If your student will be out for an extended period of time please let us know so that we can gather a work packet so that your student does not fall too far behind.


Mighty Hawks Band Performance

Please be on the look out for a permission slip that was sent home last week!!! Our 5th graders have been invited to the Billy Goodloe Stadium on Friday, November 19th at 10am to see the Mighty Hawks Band Perform. We are very excited about this opportunity. Please be sure that your child returns their permission slip this week.

Important Information to Help Your Student!

What Can We Work on at Home?!?

You may have noticed that your student does not have daily homework. The only time a student should have homework is to make-up missed work from an absence or work that was not completed in class. Here are some suggestions if you want your student to have extra practice.

  • Read daily for at least 20 minutes
  • Practice fact fluency (multiplication & division)
  • Log in to ClassLink and work on Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies in Education Galaxy, or check out Sora, our online digital library.

Dress Code

  • Shirt colors - Maroon, white, grey, navy, and black
  • Pants must be hemmed and no holes or tears - Jeans or uniform bottoms in black, navy or khaki.
  • Practice good hygiene daily
  • Non-Dress Code winter coats must be REMOVED UPON ENTERING THE BUILDING.
  • Not sure if it is in dress code? Check here

Welcome Back!

ROE Reopening Plan

Parents and Guardians, we started welcoming visitors back to campus on November 1st. The current color for the campus will be found on the COVID Dashboard daily. Please be sure that you are self screening and there are no COVID positives in your home. Parents will be welcome to join their students for lunch. Please be sure that you bring your driver’s license with you when you come to lunch, and you will check into the office upon arrival. We will have a designated area for you and your student in the cafeteria. Due to supply shortages as a result of COVID, we are asking parents to bring their own lunch. You may also bring a lunch for your student or they may purchase from the cafeteria. We will communicate our plans for Thanksgiving lunch as we get closer, but this will also be a time when parents may join their student at lunch but will be asked to bring their own parent lunch. Our daily lunch schedule is below and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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Dates to Remember

Monday, November 8 - Staff Development (no school for students)

Fall Break!!! - November 20 - 28

Winter Break - December 17 - January 3 ****ALL PreK-3 Grade Students are out through January 7. Any 4th and 5th Grader that failed one of their STAAR tests during the 2020-2021 school year will be REQUIRED to attend school January 4 - 7****

There's a Chill in the Air!

As the get further into the Fall Season the temperatures are beginning to drop in the mornings. Please remind your student to bring a school appropriate sweater. Any winter coat that is not dress color will be removed upon entering the building and all outdoor /bulky coats will be put in lockers during classes. Please refer to dress code guidelines for further details. We also recommend that your students name be somewhere on it so that it can be easily identified if lost.

Team of Two

Mrs. Bennett - rhonda.bennett@redoakisd.org

Ms. Thompson - megan.thompson@redoakisd.org

Team of Three

Mrs. Kocian - mary.kocian@redoakisd.org

Mrs. Amaton - Belen.amaton@redoakisd.org

Mrs. Young - april.young@redoakisd.org