Fifth Grade Newsletter

September 27, 2018

Important Information from Mrs. Alleman

Starting October 1st, all 5th graders need to bring their recorder to music class each week.


October 1st is the deadline to join choir and order choir t-shirts.

https://smithelementarychoir.itemorder.com/sale

https://goo.gl/forms/yGAE5M8o2GvNRtD82

Choir Practices every Monday morning at 7 am in the choir room.

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.

Pine Cove Camp Reminders

Thanks to those who have sent in Pine Cove paperwork and payments.


As a reminder, here are your due dates:


October 1- Chaperone background checks

October 1- All forms due to homeroom teacher

October 1- Dietary restrictions (if any) documented on google form http://bit.ly/2vqKReU

October 19 - Camper Payment

November 1- Chaperone Payment


Some years we might have one or two students who do not attend Pine Cove Camp. Please note that if your child does not attend camp, they must still report to school all three days. We will have assignments for them that they will complete in a 4th grade classroom.

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!

Curriculum

Math- Fractions

Reading- Comparing Across Genres

Writing- Publishing Personal Narratives

Science- Electricity

Social Studies- Colonization of America

Important Dates

October 1- Pine Cove Paperwork due

October 5 & 8- No school

October 10 & 11 - CogAT testing

October 19- Pine Cove payment due

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

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.