Fifth Grade Newsletter
April 26, 2018
Perot Museum: April 27
Science Staar: May 16
Field Day: May 25
5th Grade Graduation: May 29
Last 1/2 day of classes: June 1
End of Year 5th Grade Events - Save the Dates!
Variety Show - May 24
Graduation at Plano West - May 29
End of Year Party @ Pinstack - June 1 (after school)
If you have any questions regarding any of the events above, please contact Julie Mortillaro at email@example.com
What we are learning...
English/Language Arts & Social Studies
Since Reading Staar is completed, we will begin a unit on American History from the time after the American Revolution. The students will be reading The Declaration of Independence and analyze its meaning.
Now that we have finished the STAAR test, we are keeping the 5th grade skills that have been learned fresh with continued practice. We will then begin a Step-Up to Sixth Grade unit. In this unit, students will get a basic understanding and practice of some of the skills they will learn in sixth grade math next year.
Morning Drop Off
Dropping off before 7:30am. Students can immediately enter through the gym door in the front and wait with teachers and their grade level for the 7:30am bell to ring. There is much less traffic at 7:20am!
Using the additional drop off lane in the South side parking lot. This is open to all students. Teachers and student greeters will be there to welcome students every morning!
Third Nine Weeks Principal Proclamation Winners
Mrs. Daly's Class ~Advait S
Mrs. Pavlasek's Class ~Derek L
Mrs. Wooley's Class ~Gavin A
Bronco Best Winners
5th Grade Info
Exciting News from Mrs. Caplinger!
We have exciting news to share with you!
Barksdale is going to get a whole new look for the 2018-2019 school year! Recently the Plano ISD School Board approved the budget for refurbishment. Some of the things that you will see are full renovation of the kitchen, new flooring throughout the building, upgraded teachers’ lounge and workroom, new metal student lockers, all new cabinetry, new furniture throughout the building, fresh paint, new playgrounds, upgrades to the HVAC units, chillers, boilers, electrical, plumbing, and more. There will also be two additional classrooms added due to our projected enrollment. Construction on the two new classrooms will begin shortly. Teachers are busy cleaning out their classrooms after school and on the weekends, as everything in the entire school has to be removed starting June 1. We could not be more excited to see the new look, but we do know that we will have to make adjustments along the way. We will continue to update you throughout this process. Please know that none of this will impact your child’s learning this school year. They will begin working on everything over the summer, with the exception of the two new classrooms.
Homework & Agenda
Here is an idea of what homework assignments to expect in each class:
Reading - A Google Classroom assignment will be posted weekly. In addition to this, students will have Reading homework only if they did not finish the morning work assigned or studying for a test. Below are links to each homeroom teacher's agenda. Please use the link to see your child's reading assignments for the week.
Math - Students usually organize all their homework on Monday, and there is an assignment that needs to be completed each night. Students may work ahead if they please. Click here to see the Math agenda.
Spelling - We usually give Spelling Tests every other week.
Vocabulary - There is usually a vocabulary test every other week. We use a program called "Wordly Wise," so you may see that written in your child's agenda. A Quizlet is typically posted on the Google Classroom to help students study.
Science - Students typically do not have science homework, though they are expected to study their notebooks for occasional quizzes and tests. These test dates will be updated on the newsletter and teachers will have students write down in their agenda if they need to study.
PTA Reflections - October 27
Science Fair Projects - January 11
Bronco Press Books - April 26
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
Principal's Weekly eNews
To get the Principal’s weekly eNews, please do the following;
Go to http://parent.mypisd.net
Go to the section titled eNews (in the upper right hand corner)
Fifth Grade Teachers
Elyse Daly - Team Leader