5th Grade Newsletter

May 5th 2017

Important Dates

Please be sure to check out all the important dates coming up! It is a busy month in 5th grade!

May 8 - Math STAAR retest

May 9 - Reading STAAR retest

May 10 - Science STAAR test

May 12 - Water Balloons @ 1:30pm

May 16 - 5th Grade Field Day 9:30a-2pm (@ Lebanon Trail)

May 22 - 5th Grade Special Instrument Performance @ 8am

May 26 - No School

May 29 - No School

May 31 - 5th Grade Awards Ceremony @ 8am

June 1 - End of Year Party - STRIKZ

June 2 - Last day of School (Watch the E.O.Y. video in the library @10:30 ish)

Week of May 8th Curriculum

Math - Order of Operations

Science - Engineering Challenge

Reading - Synthesizing In Book Clubs

Writing - Edit and Revise Research Papers

Social Studies - Important Events of the 21st Century

Field Day

The Field Day permission slip is attached to the original email. Please print and fill it out or fill in the slip that will be sent home on Monday.


We still need parents to volunteer to help run the fun activities on the field. Sponge races, dizzy bat, and so many more! Please let us know if you are planning on volunteering!

Water Balloons

Water balloons will be used on a day separate from Field Day: May 12th. Please be sure to use actual water balloons. They will be tested to see if they break. If they don't break easily, then they will not be used.

Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Hendrix

The Lunch Bunch groups are finishing up this month. These are small groups that meet with Mrs. Hendrix to practice common social skills such as calm down techniques, relationships with friends, and self-control. In May it is time for a special guidance lesson with the 5th graders about transitioning to middle school. We will even practice opening locks! The other grades will finish up with personal safety guidance lessons.

The end of school can be a challenging time for students as they anticipate a change to their daily schedule. For some this can cause anxiety. Listen to your child’s worries, and encourage them that you and their teachers will be there for them to make it through any changes. hendrixc@friscoisd.org


Save the Date

AUGUST 9, 2017

9:00 - 9:30 Schedule Pickup

9:30 - 11:00 Camp & Parent Orientation



FRISCO, TX 75035

*Bring one copy of your proof of residency per student with his/her

name & ID number written on it. We will not be able to make copies for you.

*Please do not bring school supplies to Cougar Camp.

*The building will be open Aug 15 & 17 for locker set-up.