5th Grade Newsletter

April 21, 2017

Save the Dates

Please mark your calendars with the dates below. You are invited to attend each of the 5th grade events.

No School Monday April 24th

5th grade field day May 16th at Lebanon Trail High School.

5th grade awards are May 31st.

5th grade End of Year party is June 1st.

Week of April 25th Curriculum

Math - Planning a Summer Vacation

Science - Matter and Energy

Reading - Synthesizing in Book Clubs

Writing - Organizing ideas and creating conclusions for research

Social Studies - American Presidents of the 20th Century


The food drive begins on Tuesday and goes through May 5th! If we reach our goal of 25,000 food items, Ms. Maas has one of three crazy things planned, but she is letting the students vote!

Classroom incentives will be announced next week.

We hope you can get your child involved in this wonderful community service project.

All types of items are welcome; however, Frisco Family Services urgently needs the following items:

  • boxed meal helpers
  • pasta sauce
  • peanut butter
  • jelly
  • toiletries
  • laundry detergent (64 ounce or smaller)
  • juice boxes
  • cereal
  • snack items

Most items that can be broken apart will count individually. Ex: a 20 pack of diapers or soap would count as 20 things; however, 80 wipes in a container would count as just one item, as would a box of 250 toothpicks!

Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Hendrix

Guidance Lessons for April will be about personal safety and anti-victimization skills. We will have age appropriate lessons about strangers, how to avoid abuse or bullying and how to protect yourself. The rules that are stressed are “Say No” to a dangerous situation, Go away from the dangerous situation, and Tell someone.

FISD is encouraging the 21 day Happiness Challenge beginning April 3. Some ways to increase your happiness are: Write down 3 things you are thankful for each day, Keep a positivity journal, Send a thank you note or email to someone you appreciate, Exercise at least 10 minutes a day, Take time for a 5 minute quiet time.

Please send me an email if you would like to share how your family is trying the 21 day Happiness Challenge. We would love to have our students share some of the positive things they are trying. hendrixc@friscoisd.org


Save the Date

AUGUST 9, 2017

9:00 - 9:30 Schedule Pickup

9:30 - 11:00 Camp & Parent Orientation



FRISCO, TX 75035

*Bring one copy of your proof of residency per student with his/her

name & ID number written on it. We will not be able to make copies for you.

*Please do not bring school supplies to Cougar Camp.

*The building will be open Aug 15 & 17 for locker set-up.

Important Dates

Please be sure to check out all the important dates coming up! It is a busy few months in 5th grade!

April 24 - No School

April 24 - May 5 - Food Drive

April 27- Open house 6-7

May 10 - Science STAAR test

May 16 - 5th Grade Field Day (@ Lebanon Trail)

May 26 - No School

May 29 - No School

May 31 - 5th Grade Awards Ceremony

June 1 - End of Year Party - STRIKZ

June 2 - Last day of School