5th Grade Newsletter

January 4, 2018

Dismissal Reminders

A few important reminders that will help us dismiss our students safely and efficiently:

  • If you are walking to pick up your child, please remember no pets are allowed on campus.
  • Pull as far up as possible in the car line so we can keep the line moving. The teachers will make sure your child gets to your car.
  • Cross the road in designated crosswalks.
  • Place your child's name sign in the window. If you need another sign, please let your child's homeroom teacher know.

Cold Weather and Recess

When bundling your child up for school each morning, please keep the following recess guidelines in mind:

We will go out for recess if the temperature/wind chill is ABOVE 37 degrees.

If the temperature/wind chill is BETWEEN 32 and 37 degrees, we will go outside for half of recess.

We will have indoor recess if the temperature/wind chill is BELOW 32 degrees.

Teachers check the temperature/wind chill shortly before recess time (12:30 pm).

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Yearbooks for Sale - Last day to buy is February 16th!

Yearbooks are on sale and can be ordered through February 16 at https://goo.gl/QGzrCr for $20. When yearbooks arrive at the end of the school year, we will NOT have extras. Don’t miss your chance to order your child a yearbook with all the greatest memories of the year… Mrs. Young and Mrs. Sibley’s bubble suit showdown, Smith Stampede, Celebrate Smith, field trips, class parties, and much, much more!


Math - Coordinate Grids

Science - Alternative Energy

Reading - Foreshadowing

Social Studies - Westward Expansion

Writing - Imaginative Writing

Grammar - Pronouns

Important Dates

January 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

January 18 - Report Cards go home

February 7 - Symphony Field Trip