Fifth Grade NEWS

Week 26: March 16 - March 20

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Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, March 18-Spring Class Photos
  • Thursday, March 19-Pre-K to 3rd grade Author Visit (Susan Stevens Crummel)
  • Friday, March 27-Kona Ice (for those meeting goal in Fall fundraiser)

Learning Goals for the week...

Pictures on Wednesday, March 18

Hats for Hearts

Each Friday through March is “Hats for Hearts.” The Student Council is raising money for the American Heart Association. Therefore, every Friday the students can bring a $1.00, if they want to wear a hat. It’s such a great cause!

Fifth Grade Science Needs Clear 2 Liter Soda Bottles

We are still in need of clear two liter soda bottles to create habitats for our life science unit.

Acceleration Hour

Acceleration hour will resume on February 1.

Important Office News

As of Monday, February 2, 2015, we no longer interrupt end of the day instruction by calling students to check out of the office after 2:15. All ride changes must be received in the office no later than 2:00 pm. Teaching and learning continues until 2:40 and then teachers and students are busy with packing up and bringing closure to the day.


Change of Transportation

As of Monday, January 12, 2015, a written note, or email to the office to tjaggars@nisdtx.org, must be completed and signed in the front office or sent to your child's homeroom teacher in order for us to change your child's usual afternoon transportation home. Our goal is to assure that every child makes it home safely every day.

Morning Arrivals

If your child is being driven to school in the morning, please do not drop off in the front. The front circle is for bus and daycare drop-off only. Our front parking lot is reserved for parents who wish to walk their child to class or volunteer at school. Drop offs are in the back of the building in the designated area by the dining room. For safety purposes, children should never be in the front parking lot unaccompanied by an adult. Everyone must use crosswalks. Please use caution when backing out of your parking spot.

Afternoon Dismissal

Due to the growth that our school is experiencing we are working to improve our current dismissal system. For safety purposes, only walkers, bike riders, bus riders and day care will exit the front of the school at 2:45. ALL car riders must exit through the back of the school. Please do not pull through the front drive to pick up your child in the afternoon or park in the no parking zone. Your patience is greatly appreciated while we work this through to implement the best possible system to ensure the safety of your child.

Absences

If your child(ren) is absent, please report the absence to the front office of Clara Love Elementary by calling 817-698-6600 or by reporting the absence via email to metchieson@nisdtx.org. Once the student returns to school, please bring in a signed note from a parent, or a doctor's signed note excusing the absence. Thank you.

Tardies

Doors open at 7:15 A.M. Students must be in their classroom seats by 7:45 A.M. or they will be considered tardy. Please have your child here by 7:20 if they are eating breakfast in the cafeteria so they can get to class on time.

Clinic

If your child is sick with fever, flu-like illness, or other contagious conditions, please make arrangements to keep your child at home to avoid spreading the illness to others. Encourage frequent hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes.


Thank you for your help in following these procedures so we can provide a safe environment for all children!

Think Through Math

Think Through Math is a web based math program that has been provided by the state. It’s an additional math resource that your child can access from any computer with an internet connection. Students will take an initial placement test and then a specific pathway of lessons is created based on your child’s specific needs.

All 5th grade students have a goal of completing 1 to 2 lessons per week. As the students complete lessons we can earn points that we can use to get a class pizza party, ice cream party, or even a charitable donation in the name of our class.

There is an audio component to this program so I asked students to bring their own ear buds or headphones to use.

Tutoring

Mr. Beauchamp & Mr. Hollingsworth

Mr. Hollingsworth is available for tutoring on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7:15 to 7:45.


Mr. Beauchamp is available for tutoring on Tuesday after school from 2:45 to 3:45.

Mrs. Abbott, Mrs. Aldridge, & Mrs. Austin

As of Monday, February 2, the "A" team will be meeting with the tutoring groups of students who were invited to attend. They are meeting as follows:

* Math tutoring 2:45 to 4:00 on Mondays

* Reading tutoring 2:45 to 4:00 on Tuesdays


As of Friday, February 13, Mrs. Abbott will be available for HOMEWORK Assistance on Friday mornings from 7:15-7:45 am.


If your student feels like they need additional support, they need to speak with their teacher to make arrangements to meet.

Fifth Grade Teachers