Fifth Grade Flash

September 16, 2016

Things to Know...


As a part of the ChromeBook Trust Card, students should be bringing their device to school fully charged. We are having many ChromeBooks that are either forgotten or not charged. When your child plugs in the device, please have him/her make sure it is actually charging. Thank you so much for your help!

Earbuds or Headphones

While most students have brought their headphones to school, we still have a few that are forgetting to bring them each day. Please remind your child to pack his/her headphones/earbuds to bring to school. Thanks!!

Interested in Student Council?

Student Council ELECTION WEEK will be

Monday, September 26th -Thursday, September 29th!

Student Council is an organization designed to give students an opportunity to accept responsibility and learn leadership skills to apply in real-life situations. Members of the student council represent their student body and help in planning exciting events for the school like:

-Red Ribbon Week

-Spirit Shop

-Community Outreach and Fundraising

Students wishing to participate in student council, in grades 3-5, may "campaign" for office. In order to campaign and be eligible for running, students will need to:

- fill out the application and turn in to their homeroom teacher by Monday, September 26th

(applications will be sent home in Friday folders)

- prepare and present a short campaign speech to their homeroom class

- create ONE campaign poster to be hung in the hallway the week of elections.

CES students will then experience the voting process and come to the voting booth with their class to vote for one boy and one girl from each homeroom on the final day of elections! Those elected will be announced on Friday, September 30, on the K-CES morning show and notes will be sent home.

One representative from each class will serve in the fall and the other in the spring. Representatives must attend meetings on the first Wednesday of each month during their term.

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Hernandez, School Counselor, at or 817-305-4942!

Greenback Night!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! The 2016-2017 Greenback Fundraiser has now begun! 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) to their teacher or the front office. We believe we can reach our goal of $20,000 if every family gives $60 or more. When we reach our goal, we have a school-wide surprise in store for the students. We appreciate your donations, and thank you for your continued support. All funds support student learning at CES!


Reading: Students will determine the author's purpose of a piece of writing and the themes of literature.

Language Arts: The students will practice strategies for narrative writing. We will continue with enriching our writings with adjectives. Spelling test on Thursday, September 22.

Social Studies: We will continue analyzing the settlements of St. Augustine, Roanoke, Jamestown, and Plymouth Plantation.

Math: Students will compare and order decimals to the thousandths place and will round to the nearest hundredths place.

Science: We will be exploring the density of liquids and investigating properties of water.

Save the Date!

September 21 - Choir Rehearsal

September 26-30 - Book Fair

September 28 - Choir Rehearsal

October 5 - Choir Rehearsal

October 6 - Fall Individual Pictures

October 10 - Student Holiday

October 11 - PTA Spring Creek BBQ Night 5pm - 9pm

October 13 - GT Curriculum Night

October 15- Fall Festival

October 19- Report Cards

October 25 - Hearing & Vision Screening

GCISD Portrait of a Graduate

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