HAYS 5th Grade Newsletter

Week of November 28 - December 2

Hays Elementary 2022-23 Calendar

Celia Hays Elementary Upcoming Events & Important Dates Calendar

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Important Dates

12/6: College Tee Tuesday

12/7: Raising Canes Spirit Night 5-10PM

12/9: Progress Reports Posted to Skyward


12/16: 5th Grade Holiday Party - 10am in Cafeteria

12/16: Early Release 12:00PM


12/19 - 1/3: Winter Break

Spelling Bee

The Hays campus Spelling Bee will be December 12th. This is an online test. If your child is interested in competing, please email Mrs. Sisto, our librarian, for the information and the study guide. She can be reached at susan.sisto@rockwallisd.org.

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Hays Happenings Newsletter

Please click the following link to view our campus Hays Happenings parent newsletter:

https://www.smore.com/se0ct

Important Reminders:


  • Conduct Cards - "Husky Habits" conduct cards should be in their binders every day. This is our way to communicate with you on a daily basis if there is a work habit or behavior incident. If they get a mark, please sign it so we know that you have seen it. Just a reminder, 5 or more marks within a term (9 weeks) is a lunch detention.
  • Reading Homework- Students should be reading at least 30 minutes at least 4 nights per week.
  • Binders: Students will carry binders to each rotation each day. Please help your student stay organized. They will also bring home their binder nightly. Unfinished work that needs to be completed for homework. Please check for homework. Their Husky Habits is in a plastic sleeve in their binder. Students will only need to have this signed by a parent if they get a mark by the teachers.
  • Snack time: We will be eating a snack each day. Please ensure that students are bringing something healthy, nut free, and not too messy to hold them over until our lunch, which is at 12:10pm.
  • Water bottles: Make sure students have a water bottle each day with their name on it. They will be taking this with them to specials, recess, and lunch.
  • Sweater/Sweatshirt/Jacket: You may want to send a light sweater or sweatshirt with your child each day, the temperature in our classroom fluctuates.
  • Earbuds/Headphones: Students will use earbuds or headphones when using the Chromebooks.

What we are learning:

Reading/Writing: Unit 3: Interpretation book clubs/analyzing themes. 5.7C Students use text evidence like exact words or character actions to support thinking and understanding of reading. 5.10E: Students also understand and identify the use of point of view by mapping out one character’s perspective versus another based on a particular scene from the text. 5.8B: We are analyzing the relationship and conflicts among characters by choosing to compare, rank, or sort parts of the text. 5.6E: Students make connections between what he/she reads and relevant personal experiences, with other texts read, or things from the real world to better understand his/her story.



Grade Level Math: Students will represent & solve addition & subtraction of fractions with unequal denominators using objects, pictorial models, & properties of operations. They will represent & solve multiplication & division of fractions to include dividing a whole number by a unit fraction & a unit fraction by a whole number, as well as multiplying a whole including simplifying expressions. Students will solve 1- & 2-step problems from frequency tables, bar graphs, & dot plots, including fractions. Unit 3 Test, 1/11.


Compacted Math: Unit 3: : Students will represent & solve addition & subtraction of fractions with unequal denominators using objects, pictorial models, & properties of operations. They will represent & solve multiplication & division of fractions to include dividing a whole number by a unit fraction & a unit fraction by a whole number, as well as multiplying a whole by a fraction to include simplifying expressions. They will extend their understanding of rational number representations & operations by means of the following: understanding the fraction bar is a representation for division & the relationship between multiplication & division of reciprocals, determining when a fraction is multiplied by a number whether the value will increase or decrease, & represent benchmark fractions. Students will solve 1- & 2-step problems from data found in frequency tables, bar graphs, & dot plots.

Unit 3 Test, 12/13.


Science: We will explore the processes that led to the formation of sedimentary rocks and fossil fuels. We will recognize hhow landforms are a result of weathering, erosion, and deposition caused by wind, water and ice. Unit 4 Assessment will be on Wednesday, December 14th.


Social Studies: In this unit, we will identify and analyze the causes and effects of events prior to and during the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War and the Boston Tea Party. We will also identify and summarize the results of the American Revolution, including contributions of the Founding Fathers and founding documents such as the Declaration of Independence.

Remind Notifications

Please click the link to sign up for our Remind notifications:

remind.com/join/5hayselem


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text @5hayselem to the number 81010

* Standard text message rates apply

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How do I receive gradebook notification?

Enabling Skyward Gradebook Alerts for Students and Families

Contact Information

Dinah Durr (Reading/Writing)

dinah.durr@rockwallisd.org


Karen Boryk (Math)

karen.boryk@rockwallisd.org


Heather Clark (Science/Social Studies)

heather.clark@rockwallisd.org

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To Access Imagine Math from Google Dashboard (and all other school apps)

You will want to access your Google Dashboard.

  • Navigate to: workspace.google.com/dashboard
  • Student will log-in with their Rockwall ISD Google username and password
    • Be sure to include the @stu.rockwallisd.org as part of your username
    • Ex. borykkar000@stu.rockwallisd.org
    • the first part before the @stu.rockwallisd.org is what they type to log into their Chromebook at school and their passwords will be the same as what they log in with every day on the school Chromebook.