Fifth Grade Flash

August 25, 2017

What's Happening in Fifth Grade....


Fifth grade is off to a great start! Thank you so much for sending in the "Helping Star" donations from Meet the Teacher night. We are going to have a wonderful year!!

Earbuds or Headphones:

Each student will need to bring a pair of earbuds or headphones to be kept at school. Please do not send anything fancy as the kids can be quite careless with their devices.


On Monday, August 28th, students will be issued a ChromeBook for 5th grade. If your child had his/her iPad at home for the summer, please be sure the device, along with the charger, has been returned to school by then in order to receive a ChromeBook.

Greenback Fundraiser:

WE NEED YOUR HELP! The 2017-2018 Greenback Fundraiser began on Friday, August 25th. This is the only CES school fundraiser, and 100% of all funds go to the school. If you would like to donate, please send in the donation envelope that came home with your student(s) in Friday folders. We can collect them from you on Thursday evening at Curriculum Night as well. We appreciate your donations, and thank you for your continued support!

Curriculum Night:

Please join us on Thursday, August 31st, for our Curriculum Night. Important parent information will be shared by all of the 5th grade teachers in Mrs. Ray's classroom (D217) at 7:15 pm. We look forward to seeing you then.

CES Cowboy Chorale:
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CES Volunteers:

In order to volunteer in GCISD a volunteer must:

1. Read the Volunteer Handbook, watch the appropriate video included in the handbook and electronically sign the volunteer verification form.

2. Complete the volunteer background check. A link is included in the handbook.

Here is the link to get to the Volunteer Background Check and Handbook:

ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED TO REAPPLY EACH YEAR. You cannot volunteer at the school until both of these items have been completed through the GCISD Volunteer Handbook, so don’t delay!

At CES, we ask that you not bring younger siblings into the school when volunteering.

Curriculum Corner

Reading - Students will begin Reading Workshop and discuss procedures including meaningful writing about their reading. Remember, your child needs to read 30 minutes every day at home and fill out their reading log.

Language Arts - We will continue with our beginning of year narrative assessment and begin verbs. The first spelling test will be Friday, September 8th.

Social Studies - We will continue regions, map skills, states and capitals of the US.

Math - Students will represent data using bar graphs, dot plots, stem-and-leaf plots, and scatterplots.

Science - Students will measure quantities using different science tools such as thermometers, triple bean balances, meter sticks, etc.

Save the Date!

August 31 - Curriculum Night for fifth grade 7:15 - 8:00

September 4 - No School

September 5 - hearing and vision screenings

September 11 - Buttermilk Sky Pie Fundraiser begins

September 13 - Cowboy Chorale auditions

September 20 - Cowboy Chorale rehearsal

Great Things are Happening in Fifth Grade!!

GCISD Portrait of a Graduate

  1. Skilled Problem Solvers
  2. Effective Communicators
  3. Collaborative Workers
  4. Global Citizens
  5. Self-Regulated Learners