Fifth Grade NEWS 2015-2016

Week 6 September 28 - October 2

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Upcoming Events


9-29 Tues. 6:00 P.M. Moms on a Mission Kick-Off


10-2 Fri. End of 1st Six Weeks

10-5 / 10-9 Book Fair

10-8 Thurs. Report Cards

10-9 Fri. Early Release 12:15

For Parents: Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Nerby and Mrs. Becan 9:00

Awards Assembly

Boot Scootin' Celebrations-Technology Allowed

Fall Festival 6:00-8:00 P.M.

10-12 Mon. Student Holiday

10-13 Tues. Cookie Dough Delivery

Lunch Limo Rides (Cookie Dough Fundraiser Requirement)

10-23 Fri. End of Third Week

10-26 Mon. Progress Reports

10-28 Tues. NISD College and Career Fair NHS 6:00-8:00 P.M.


11-4 Wed. Picture Retakes

11-10 Tues. PTA Meeting 6:00 P.M.

11-11 Wed. Veteran's Day Program 8:30 A.M.

11-13 Fri. End of Second Six Weeks

11-19 Thur. Report Cards

11-20 Fri. Trailblazer Awards

Boot Scootin Celebration

11-23 / 11-27 Thanksgiving Break

Highlights of the Week

Learning Goals...


We will begin using Flocabulary this week to focus on new vocabulary words. Your child will be given a list of the words and their meanings on Monday. During the week they will be given practice sheets to go with these words. They will have time to work on them in class, but they might need to finish them at home. We will also be having a test over these ten words on Friday. Your child will need to know how to use these words in sentences as well as how to spell them. Thank you for any help that you can provide at home.

The BOOK FAIR is coming! October 5-9

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Electronic Devices

At this time, there is no educational need for our students to bring in any electronic devices. We ask that if your child has a personal cell phone that they have them turned off during school hours. Students will be reminded to turn off their devices if they have them on. However, continued use after reminders could result in the cell phone or device being taken up by a teacher. You will be notified in advance if devices are allowed.


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Box Tops

Clara Love will be collecting Box Tops again this year. Students can bring in a baggie containing their Box Tops and turn them into their teacher. Please be sure their name, teacher's name, and grade level is on the baggie. Students do not have to write their name on each Box Top. Mrs. Brown will draw names at the end of each six weeks for ice cream passes. At the end of the six weeks, the class with the most Box Tops in K-2 and 3-5 will win extra recess.

Parent Conferences

It's time for Parent Conferences... Look for an email from your child's teacher with a way to sign up. We look forward to seeing everyone.

Ride Changes/Absences

If you need to change the way that your child gets home, please email Mrs. Jaggars before 2:00 pm.

All emails must include child's name, homeroom teacher and date/dates the change is to be effective.

Also, if your child will be absent or was absent, please send in a note stating the reason why. You can send it directly to Mrs. Jaggars if you like.

Fifth Grade Teachers