5th Grade Update

Week of April 2nd-6th

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STAAR Test Tuesday, April 10th and 11th

Your child has been working hard ALL year. We never stop working, but we want you to know that the STAAR test is just one days assessment of everything your child has learned this school year. Of course we want your child to take the test seriously and do their absolute best to SHOW OFF their learning! We also want them to be confident and relaxed, as much as possible.

Any support at home to encourage your child to do their best EVERYDAY and that they have everything they need already to do their best for STAAR would be just another great reinforcement at home.


Schedule for STAAR days

No morning specials!

Students will be getting in their seats, grabbing their snacks and water bottles and taking their bathroom breaks up until 8:15. Students will be getting their supplies and tests will begin promptly at 8:15 to allow the maximum time.

**Please send NON-MESSY snacks with your child on Tuesday and Wednesday. (examples of messy snacks: Cheetos, chips, greasy meats, etc)

Lunch will be from 1-1:30 pm and recess will follow at 1:30-2:15.

This weeks learning at a glance

Reading- Your child will continue to build stamina in their reading by reading their independent novels and researching for our Biome projects. We will continue to review vocabulary and thinking strategies.

Social Studies- Your child will be beginning investigations on an invention that has changed the American way of life throughout our history.

**ALL 50 US states test Wednesday, April 4th

Math- Your child will be reviewing for the Math STAAR. Please check in with you child about homework.

Science- Your child will be continuing to review organisms and environments cycles and systems.

Family Math Night- April 17th. Come and go from 5pm-8pm.

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Upcoming Calendar Dates

CLOSED Campus for STAAR Testing – Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 11

WatchDOGS “Daddy-Daughter Dance” will be Saturday, April 14th at JES.

Family Math Night- April 17th. Come and go from 5pm-8pm.

Earth Day Assembly in the Garden – everyone invited!

Northwest READS – Friday, April 27 at 9:00 am. We need ONE reader per classroom. Talk to our librarian if you can help!

Legacy Walk – Seniors from NISD high schools that attended JES will walk the halls in their caps/gowns on Monday, April 30 at 8:30 am.

NISD CALENDAR http://www.nisdtx.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_232117/File/About/Calendar/2017-2018Final.pdf

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Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers

Do you have a child birth to age 5 at home? NISD hosts monthly playtimes for parents and children from birth to 5 years old, before Kindergarten entry. The Parents as Teacher family involvement program will meet next on Friday, March 9th at the Special Programs Center, 1800 State Highway 114. There are two options for

playtimes at 9:30 am. or 1:00 pm. Want to know more? Go to www.facebook.com/groups/NISDFamily/