Fifth Grade Newsletter

April 11th, 2019

Never Have We Ever

Huge thank you to all 5th graders and families! For the first time ever we had 100% attendance on our Math and Reading STAAR Tests. May 15th is the Science STAAR so let's see if we can make it three for three.


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Book Fair Starts Tomorrow!!

Join us in the library April 12 - 18 for our Dino-mite Book Fair!

  • Family Fun Night: Tuesday, April 16 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Come in your pajamas and hear a bedtime story!
  • Students must be accompanied by an adult to participate.

Breakfast & Books • 7:00 a.m.

  • Wednesday, April 17: kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 4th grade
  • Thursday, April 18: 1st grade, 3rd grade, and 5th grade.
  • Join us for donuts in the library!
  • Students must be accompanied by an adult to participate.

Student Council Service Project

The Smith Elementary’s Student Council “Koin$ 4 Kid$” project is well underway. Our goal is to collect enough money for the nonprofit organization, Lovepacs, to be able to provide food for several students in the Frisco area for a whole year. Money will be collected through May 3rd. Please send any coin or dollar donation you wish to contribute to your child’s homeroom teacher.

Lovepacs distributes food for students who may not have enough to eat when school is out for the weekend and holidays. This organization provides mostly non-perishable, easy to open, and minimal cooking food items. In addition, they provide school counselors with stocked snack closets and hygiene products they may distribute to children who demonstrate a need.

Important Dates

April 12-18 - Scholastic Book Fair

April 13- Happy Birthday Mrs. Fariss

April 15- Practice Science STAAR

April 16 - Book Fair Family Fun Night

April 17 - Kinder, 2nd, & 4th Breakfast & Books Book Fair Event

April 18 - 1st, 3rd, & 5th Breakfast & Books Book Fair Event

April 19 - No School

April 22 - No School (Bad Weather Make-Up Day)

April 23 - May 3 - Food Drive

April 25 - Open House

April 29 - No School (teacher work day)

May 15 - STAAR Science

May 17 - 5th Grade Field Day at Lebanon Trail

May 29 - 5th Grade End of Year Ceremony (8-9:30), STRIKZ party (10:30-1:30)

May 30 - Last Day of School - 5th Grade Farewell Walk


Morning Meeting starts at 7:45 am each morning. The cafeteria begins serving breakfast at 7:20 am. If your child eats breakfast at school, please have them arrive early enough to eat and not miss class time.

From Mrs. Sibley

Students are not allowed on our playground after school. Alphabest, our after school daycare, rents our facilities, including the playground, until 6:30 p.m. Smith staff members are not out there to supervise students after 3:00 pm. Thank you for your help and support in this matter.


Math - Decimals in real world application

Science - Inherited traits and learned behaviors

Reading - Research

Social Studies - World War I

Writing - Research

Profile of a Future-Ready Learner

Frisco ISD prepares students for success in futures they create. In addition to academics, students are challenged and supported in developing their abilities in other areas.

You can help your child be Future Ready at home by teaching them to contribute.