Fifth Grade Newsletter

January 16, 2020

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Multicultural Night: January 23th 6:00-7:30 PM

Smith is a great community with many diverse cultures. At our annual Multicultural Night we showcase this amazing diversity. Please come out to learn about and celebrate with us!

Middle School Course Cards - DUE JANUARY 22ND

Please make sure to fill out, sign (front and back), and return the purple course card for middle school NO LATER THAN JANUARY 22ND! Even if you are planning on moving, we are asking all students to fill one out. But, please indicate at the top which middle school your child is planning to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact your child's homeroom teacher, Mrs. Hendrix,, or Mrs. Northam,, the Clark Middle School counselor.

Report Cards

If your child has not returned their report card envelope, please send this back as soon as possible. We appreciate your help!

Symphony Field Trip - February 18th

Smith 5th graders will be attending the Symphony on Tuesday, February 18th. Please return the permission (sent home in today's Thursday folder) and complete payment in online school fees by Monday, February 3rd. Students should dress nicely, no jeans or shorts. We will be returning after their regular lunch time, so each student will need to pack a lunch from home or may purchase a sack lunch from the cafeteria. Lunches are to be ordered in advance on the permission form. Please contact Laura Alleman at if you have any questions.

Recess Reminders

  • Texas weather is unpredictable. Please send your child with the appropriate outerwear. If the "feels like" temperature is above 32 degrees we will go outside for at least part of our recess time.
  • Students are allowed to bring items such as Rubik's cubes to brain break and recess. Please remind your child that it is their responsibility to keep track of and they bring them at their own risk.

2019-2020 Class Parties Payment

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The PTA helps with the class parties by collecting money, organizing the room parents and handling all reimbursements.

This year, we are asking to please send in your onetime class party donation of $12.00 cash or check (payable to Smith PTA) to cover all three class parties for the year. These include the Winter Ball, Valentine’s Day Party, & the End of the Year Party. You can also pay online

Please disregard this reminder if you have already paid. If you haven’t, please pay as soon as possible as it helps the Room Parents to plan out the three parties for our kids.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact Katie Augustine, PTA Treasurer: email


PTA and Room Representatives


Math- Two Dimensional Shapes

Science- Cluster Review

Reading- Persuasive Research in Informational Text

Writing- Research Based Argument

Social Studies- Technological Innovations and Scientific Inventions

Important Dates

January 20: Holiday-No School

January 23: PTA General Meeting; 4th Grade Performance & Multicultural Night @ 6:00 PM

February 13: Valentines Day Party @TBD

February 14: NO SCHOOL!

February 17: NO SCHOOL!

February 18: 5th Grade Symphony Trip

Map Quiz

Our next map quiz will be over the Rocky Mountain Region on 1/17.
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