5th Grade Update

Week of February 19-23

This weeks learning at a glance

Reading- Your child will be reviewing summarizing strategies for both fiction and non-fiction.

Writing- Your child will be finishing writing their 3 journal entries about a fictional character that is 1-Getting to California for the Gold Rush, 2- Being in Sacramento Valley and trying to 'strike it rich', and 3- Deciding to leave California to return home. The journal entries will be based on facts from their research of the Gold Rush last week.

Social Studies- Your child will be reading and writing about the events that occurred during the Gold Rush primarily in the experiences of how people got to California, the experiences in trying to get gold, and finally deciding when it is time to return home.

Math- Your child will be reviewing for Wednesday's Math Benchmark. Also, they will be reviewing measurement conversions.

Science- Your child will be reviewing the Space Unit that was just covered in preparation for Thursday's Science CBA.

Need to know!

This Friday, February 23rd, your child needs to wear pants and no jewelry to PE. There is a drumming presentation they will participate in.
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Pike 5th Grade Parent Night

Thursday, March 22nd, 6pm

2200 Texan Drive

Justin, TX

Your child will have visited the campus in the morning of March 22nd. This is a great opportunity to speak about class offerings and see for yourself what to expect for your child's next year!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Upcoming Calendar Dates

Open House and Fine Arts Night - Tuesday, March 6th.

**Spring Break is the week of March 12 – 16th.

Bad Weather Make-Up Day – Staff/Student Holiday – Friday, March 30th

CLOSED Campus for STAAR Testing – Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 11

WatchDOGS “Daddy-Daughter Dance” will be Saturday, April 14th at JES.

NISD CALENDAR http://www.nisdtx.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_232117/File/About/Calendar/2017-2018Final.pdf

Needed Supplies -SOS!

Dear parents,

We are in need of a few supplies. We wouldn't ask if it wasn't a need. We don't mind going to the store ourselves, but it is always our first course of action to begin by asking you parents since it is your children who are using the supplies and benefiting from them.

Your humble teachers.

Lysol Wipes

Colored pencils


If you are able to contribute any of these items please just have your student bring in with them to their homerooms.

Thank you for your help in advance!

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Box Top Contest-

Box Top Contest – JES earns 10 cents for each Box Top. Our last check was $813.60!! The next contest will be by CLASS. The CLASS that brings the highest percentage of Box Tops will get to play a basketball game called “Hot Shot” with collegiate athlete, our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Oakley. Start sending them to school ASAP to get the competition rolling AND because some of the box tops expire on March and PTA will send those in early. Final deadline for class basketball contest in Friday, March 2nd.

We Need Yearbook Pictures!

We Need Yearbook Pictures! - Do you have fun pictures of JES students at SCHOOL events? (field trips, class parties, family learning nights?) The deadline for submitting photos to the yearbook committee is March 9th. Michelle Barthelemy works hard to equally represent every grade level and kids from every class. **Easy to find app to upload YOUR pictures for the yearbook. App Store = Herff Jones eShare and the school code is 20190


Have you Ordered a JES Yearbook?

If you forgot, search your emails for yearbookordercenter@herffjones.com for a receipt of your online order. Yearbooks are over 72 pages of full color for only $17.

Place orders at https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/jobSearch/displayHome

Code = 20190

Deadline is April 1st.

Earbuds please!

Dollar general has earbuds for $1!

Please make sure your child has earbuds that they can keep at school. You may have learned already from your child, but it is difficult to hear on one of the programs when they do not have earbuds and they can not listen to the various parts read to them.