5th Grade Newsletter

April 19, 2018

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FOOD DRIVE April 24-May 4


is helping stock the shelves at the Frisco Family Services Food Pantry!

APRIL 24 - MAY 4, 2018

Donations of the following are most needed:

Personal Care Items: Toothbrush, Soap, Deodorant, Body wash
Non- perishable food items: Peanut butter, jelly, canned pasta, boxed mac and cheese, boxed meal helpers, children’s cereal, fruit cups, fruit juices, ramen noodles, flour, cooking oils, condiments, crackers, baking mixes
For Babies: boxed baby cereal, formula, 4 & 5 diaper
Other: Laundry detergent, household cleaners, dishwashing liquid

Hopefully you can help us fill the pantry!! Of course we have classroom incentives!

400 items/class - shoes off day

600 items/class- hat day

750 items/class- gum day

1000 items/class – free sit at lunch

1250 items/class- fun snack and drink

1500 items/class- picnic lunch outside with lemonade

2000 items/class – popsicle Party and outdoor fun


As the end of the year is rapidly approaching, here are some dates that you won't want to miss!

May 3 - 5th Grade Drama Club Production of Wizard of Oz 6:30pm

May 18 - 5th Grade Field Day 9:30-1@Lebanon Trail

May 30 - 5th Grade Award's Assembly 8:00 in the Cafe

May 31 - 5th grade party at Strikz

5th Grade Play

All Smith families are invited so watch the 5th Grade Drama Club presentation of The Wizard of Oz! Come see a twister start Dorothy and Toto on an adventure to the Emerald City. You’ll meet quirky munchkins, grumpy trees, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion! Will the Wicked Witch and her flying monkeys catch Dorothy and her new friends? Come find out on Thursday, May 3rd at 6:30pm in the Smith Café.


Math - Vacation Budgeting Project

Science - Concept Review

Reading/Writing - Note Taking - Research Project

Social Studies - World War II

Grammar - Parts of Speech Review

To Our Wonderful Volunteers

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Important Dates

April 19: Reflections Night/PTA Meeting/Book Fair

April 23- No School-Staff Development

April 24-May 4th-Canned Food Drive

April 26: Open House

May 3: 5th Grade Drama Club Production of Wizard of Oz

Progress Reports Go home

May 7-11: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 9: Walk to School Day

May 16: Science STAAR testing on campus. Please no visitors to campus.

May 25th-No School

May 28-No School

Teacher Input Form - kinder through 4th only

The Smith Elementary Student Placement Information form for next year’s placement was sent out in last week’s School S’more. If you missed it or didn’t have a chance to fill it out, we will be extending the window until Friday. This is only if you have younger children and would like input on their child's teacher for next year.

Here is the link


May STAAR Testing

Fifth grade students are scheduled to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests in Science on May 16, 2018.

There are several things that you can do to help your child be successful on this test.

· Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep the night before the test.

· Prepare a healthy breakfast for your child on the morning of the test.

· Have your child arrive at school on time that morning to avoid feeling rushed.

· Send a snack with your student to have during the testing. (Non-messy snacks are best)

· Do not schedule any medical appointments for your child on test day.

· Please do not plan to eat lunch with your child on test day.

· Finally, send your child to school with a hug and words of encouragement.

Please note, cell phones are not allowed in the classroom during testing. Thank you for your support in preparing your student for the STAAR test. Please contact me if you have any questions.


Cheryl Hendrix


(469) 633-2204

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Spring is here! - Dress Code Reminders

As the weather gets warmer and we pull out all the spring clothes, please take a few minutes to remind your child about the dress code expectations!


  • Sleeveless tops with a minimum width of two-inch wide straps are acceptable. The shirt straps must be wide enough to cover undergarments.
  • See-through, bare midriff, halter type, shoulder-baring, spaghetti strap blouses or any revealing or low-cut clothing is not permitted.
  • Shirt hems should extend well below the waist of pants/shorts/skirts in a sitting or standing position.
  • Dresses, skirts and shorts must extend to or below the students’ fingertips when their arms are held to their sides.
  • Tights, leggings, jeggings, and other form-fitting pants must be worn with shirts, skirts, or shorts that extend to fingertip length.


  • Shirts with sleeves must be worn at all times.
  • Shorts that extend to or below the students’ fingertips when their arms are held to their sides are acceptable

Please make sure your child is following the district guidelines from the Student Handbook!