Whispering Pines 5th Grade News

Weekly Newsletter February 28 - March 4th


Feb 28- Read Across America- see flyer below for daily dress up days

March 1 - Election Day (No visitors during lunch)

March 14-18- SPRING BREAK

March 21 - Elementary Student Holiday

March 23 - Group Photography

March 23 - Spring Photography

March 24 - 4th Grade Performance @ 5:30pm/STEAM Night 6:00-7:00pm

March 25- Report Cards go home and are available in HAC

Important things:

  • Please pay the $15 Activity Fee which can be found here.

  • Reusable water bottles (with water only) and earbuds are highly encouraged in the classroom.


  • Math- review of order of operations
  • Reading- reading log

Cell Phones

As a reminder cell phones are not allowed to be used during the day. Once a student walks through the doors the phones must be turned off and put in their backpacks until we walk out of the door for dismissal. Students using their cell phone during the day will have it taken up and place with the Assistant Principal or Principal for parents to come and pick up. This includes watches that have text and call ability. Thank you for your help.


Students are working to earn a spot as a Super Kids Day Helper! Each day students have an opportunity to earn 2 points (1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon) based on following classroom and school expectations.

Their goal is to earn a minimum of 8 out of 10 points each week AND a total of 80% of points by the end of the 3-week period, which is Tuesday, February 22nd-Friday, March 11th.

We will continue this tracking system after Spring Break with a different goal students are working towards. We'll keep you updated as that approaches.

Let's work together as a team and encourage our kiddos to be Panda Proud at school to earn a spot as a Super Kids Day Helper!

Thanks for your support!

School Fundraiser- School Store

Parent Information Envelopes went home with kids to let their parents know about a safe and easy way for our school to raise funds for essential tools our students and teachers need to succeed.

The SchoolStore fundraiser is 100% online so there is NO face-to-face selling, handling money, or delivering products. Their participation will take less than 12 minutes, and there are exciting prizes to make it fun for the students.

Here is all they need to do to participate:

1. Go to https://www.schoolstore.net/sid.t?0000285959 to sign up.

2. Send form emails inviting family, friends and co-workers to support your child.

3. Return the Envelope with the Student Prize Code to school for your child to get their fun participation prize.

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*Lunch- Our lunch time is 12:40, visitors must RSVP to 281-641-2500 in order to eat lunch with your child in the Commons area at school.

*Communication-Be sure you are connected to your child’s Class Dojo for parent/teacher communication as well as following us on Twitter (@wpepanda and @5thwpe) for updates on what we’re learning.

*We will have a communication log with behaviors sent home daily with your child in their take home folder. Please sign this every Thursday.

*Birthdays- Treats can be bought for the whole class from the cafeteria, or individually wrapped (rice krispie treats/Little Debbie snacks) Cupcake trays are not allowed.

Spirit Day-Wear your WPE or panda shirt or green for our Friday Classroom Spirit contest! Click here to order

Yearbooks-We are very excited to be able to have a yearbook this year! It is going to be AWESOME. Please pre-order your book to get the pre-order price! PRE-ORDER HERE

Contact the 5th Grade Teachers

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