5th Grade Newsletter

February 8, 2018

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day Party- Our Valentine’s Day party will be on Wednesday, February 14th at 1:45. A link will be sent out next week to preregister.


Valentines Boxes -To keep things organized, we ask that students bring in a shoe box, brown bag, or a grocery sack (double bagged in case suckers make holes!) for collecting their Valentine goodies.


Optional Valentine’s Day Activity- We LOVE this 5th grade activity because we have some really creative kids!! Students can join the optional Valentine’s Box class competition and let those creative juices flow. In this competition, students will bring in a “box” that competes in one or more of the following categories:

  • Best Use of Household Products
  • Best Use of Valentine’s Day Theme
  • Most Creative
  • Best Overall



Students in the class will vote on their favorite box using a ballot. There will be prizes for one winner of each category. The box should not be larger than a copy paper box. Students may begin bringing boxes in on Monday, February 12 (NOT BEFORE) or keep their box a secret until the 14th! The ideas are endless. May the best boxes win!

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Yearbooks for Sale - Last day to buy is February 16th!

Yearbooks are on sale and can be ordered through February 16 at https://goo.gl/QGzrCr for $20. When yearbooks arrive at the end of the school year, we will NOT have extras. Don’t miss your chance to order your child a yearbook with all the greatest memories of the year… Mrs. Young and Mrs. Sibley’s bubble suit showdown, Smith Stampede, Celebrate Smith, field trips, class parties, and much, much more!
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Multicultural Night

Currently we have the following 11 countries represented for our annual Smith Multicultural Night:

· Armenia

· China

· Croatia

· Cuba

· India

· Japan

· Lebanon

· Nicaragua

· Scotland

· Slovakia

· South Korea

We would love to add other countries that we know are represented here in our diverse Smith family. If you would be interested in helping with our Multicultural Night event on Thursday March 1st from 6:00-7:00, please complete the information on the following link by this Friday, February 9th: https://goo.gl/forms/9hlpmRosCof7gMKA2

Thank you!

Smith Multicultural Committee

Warming the Hearts of Frisco

Smith STUCO is collecting the following items for The Samaritan Inn. We are wanting to give back to our community by providing gently used or new adult or children sized winter wear items. Please donate the following:

  • stocking hats
  • gloves or mittens
  • scarves
  • blankets
  • jackets/coats

Have your child place all items in the box in our POD labeled, "Warming the Hearts of Frisco." Each week their will be a reward for the POD with the most items collected for that week. Congratulations to 2nd and 3rd grade for bringing in the most items last week. Thank you for helping us keep those less fortunate warm during this cold season!

Box Top Collection is Underway!

In order to help our school raise money, please collect and turn in the box tops no later than February 23rd! The class that collects the most will receive a SPECIAL PRIZE!

Important Dates

February 9 - Last day to buy Smencils!

February 12 - 6th Grade Counselor Visit

February 14 - Class Parties (1:45 - 2:45)

February 19- No School for President's Day

February 21 and 22 - STAAR Simulation

February 22 - Progress Reports Go Home

February 23-Box Tops are Due!

Curriculum

Math - Measurement

Science - Interactions in Ecosystems

Reading - Summarizing Non-Fiction

Social Studies - Railroad Expansion

Writing - Publishing Imaginative Stories

Grammar - Italics and Underlining