5th Grade Newsletter

October 14th

Important Dates

October 20 - Pine Cove Payment Due

October 20- Pine Cove Chaperone Meeting Pod 3 6:30 pm

October 21- Smith Stampede

October 27 - Report Cards go home

October 28-Box Tops are due

November 3 - Picture Re-take

November 8 - Blaze Pizza Spirit Night

November 16-18 - Pine Cove Trip

Today was the Smith Stampede Kick-off! The kids were really excited to see all the cool prizes.

Here are the theme days for next week:

October 17- Support Smith! Wear a Smith t-shirt!

October 18- It's Almost the Big Day! Make your hair big!

October 19- Running is cool. Wear sunglasses.

October 20- Rest your feet. Wear flip-flops.

October 21- 7:50 Celebrate Smith; Smith STAMPEDE!!! Wear your running shoes!

This year each child will have their own fundraising page for the Smith Stampede!

You can access your page any time using the search box - by child's first name and last initial.


You can also visit our Facebook page and PTA Website

2016 Smith Stampede Fun Run


Veteran's Day

Smith Elementary will be holding its annual Veterans Day celebration on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 8:00 am in the school café. This special event will take the place of Celebrate Smith. All of you are invited to attend and encouraged to bring along any U.S. Veterans you know so we can honor their service and sacrifice! Our 3rd Graders will be performing several songs, we will have a keynote speaker, and special student readers will be sharing their letters of thanks to all who have served. It is always a very meaningful assembly! Read below to find out how you can be a part of decorating our hallways for this occasion.

It is a tradition here at Smith to display photos of the U.S. Veterans in our Smith family in recognition of their service. If you have a photo of a special U.S. Veteran in your life and would like it displayed, please send in a copy of the photo to the front office no later than October 28. Please include the U.S. Veteran’s name, his/her relationship to a Smith student (i.e. Tom Jones, grandfather of Susie Jones), military branch, and years of service. It is best to send in a copy no larger than 4x6, as we cannot guarantee the safe return of original photos. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Schmidt at Schmidtm@friscoisd.org.

Pine Cove Information

Friendly Reminder: Payments are due October 20th.

Payment: Pine Cove Payment should be done through https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ Please let your child's homeroom teacher know if you would like to have the payments split up.

Pine Cove Important Dates:

October 20th - All payments completed in www.mypaymentsplus.com

November 16th-18th - Pine Cove Trip

Next Week's Curriculum

Math - Multiplying and Dividing Decimals

Science - Electrical Energy/Light Energy

Reading - Summarizing Poetry

Writing - Poetry

Social Studies - Declaration of Independence and Founding Fathers

School Newsletter from Ms. Maas

Below is the Smith Elementary Parent Newsletter written by Ms. Maas. Please click on the link to read if you are not currently receiving the school newsletter.

Parent Newsletter

How Can I Help Smith Earn $?

That's easy! Collect Box Tops by October 28th

Be sure to cut around them, so we get credit for them.

50 or more=Trip to the PTA Treasure Box

100 or more (including previous submission for 2016-2017)=a spirit stick and trip to treasure box

Class with the highest submissions=Pump it Up Party in THIS Round!

Red Ribbon Week, 10/24-10/28

Character Counts: Social Intelligence

Red Ribbon Week!!

October 24 Say “Peace Out” to bad habits. Wear a tie dye shirt or peace shirt.

October 25 Sock it to bad habits. Wear crazy socks today.

October 26 “Red-y” to make healthy choices. Wear red today.

October 27 Report Cards Go Home - Squad goals! Does your squad make good choices? Dress the same as your friends.

October 28 7:50 Celebrate Smith, Team Smith. Team up against drugs. Wear your Smith shirt today