5th Grade Newsletter

April 13, 2017

Week of April 18th Curriculum

Math - Planning a Summer Vacation

Science -Metamorphosis

Reading - Synthesizing in Fiction (Book Clubs)

Writing - Creating a thesis statement for research

Social Studies - Cold War


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.

End of Year 5th Grade Video

Please take note of an important yellow flyer that came home a few weeks ago. We have a parent who has graciously volunteered to create an end of year video for the 5th graders. There are directions on how to contribute pictures as well as what pictures need to be submitted. The sooner you can get these in, the better. Deadline is next week, April 21st! Thank you.

Important Dates

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

April 14 - No School

April 17 - No School

April 24 - No School

April 24 - May 5 - Food Drive

May 10 - Science STAAR test

May 16 - 5th Grade Field Day (@ Lebanon Trail)

May 26 - No School

May 29 - No School

May 31 - 5th Grade Awards Ceremony

June 1 - End of Year Party - STRIKZ

June 2 - Last day of School

Note from Mrs. Brewer - Jump Rope for Heart

Let's give a LOUD ROAR for heart health!!!

Smith families,

You are all doing a great job with Jump Rope for Heart! We kicked off our event last week and we would like to thank all of our ONLINE Heart Heroes who have been sending those E-Cards and Emails. Rory the Lion will be visiting schools in our area and will be at our school on April 13th to deliver Gabby the Giraffe to all students who have raised $150 ONLINE. He will be delivering Gabby & Baby Gus to students who already have $200 ONLINE!

**DON'T forget to invite your friends and family to take a healthy challenge by sending the E-Card! And remember when you send 10 E-Cards you will receive Rory's Zoo Crew Badge in PE!

Keep up the great work, team. ROAR!!!

Remember, all money is due April 21st!

Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Hendrix

Guidance Lessons for April will be about personal safety and anti-victimization skills. We will have age appropriate lessons about strangers, how to avoid abuse or bullying and how to protect yourself. The rules that are stressed are “Say No” to a dangerous situation, Go away from the dangerous situation, and Tell someone.

FISD is encouraging the 21 day Happiness Challenge beginning April 3. Some ways to increase your happiness are: Write down 3 things you are thankful for each day, Keep a positivity journal, Send a thank you note or email to someone you appreciate, Exercise at least 10 minutes a day, Take time for a 5 minute quiet time.

Please send me an email if you would like to share how your family is trying the 21 day Happiness Challenge. We would love to have our students share some of the positive things they are trying. hendrixc@friscoisd.org

Summer Pre-AP Reading List for 6th Grade

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