Fifth Grade Updates

October 29, 2015

Colonial Day

Dear Parents,

We wanted to inform you of an upcoming event for our fifth graders called Colonial Day. We will relive the Colonial period on Friday, November 20th. Many of our volunteering parents for the event are preparing stations with activities that the students will rotate through. Students should come dressed like the colonials of America during the 1700s. We will discuss with the children what colonial people wore and will make some of the following suggestions. Feel free to "google" images of The Thirteen Colonies or American Colonists.


  • Wear long skirt or dress (could be one of mom’s)
  • Tie an Apron on
  • Wear leather or dark shoes
  • Wrap a shawl around your shoulders


  • Wear pants that come just below the knees (could be baseball or football pants, etc.)
  • Wear long socks
  • Wear leather or dark shoes (can make foil covered buckles out of cardboard to attach to shoes)
  • Wear a white shirt (could be a father’s, etc.)

We do not expect you to buy anything – that is totally up to you. However, students are expected to participate and show “attempt” to look colonial in some way, even if it’s only buckles on the shoes, for example.

Here's a link to a video from Colonial Day 2013:

Crossing Guard

Dear Parents,

Skaggs Elementary is in need of a crossing guard. We have a substitute provided by the city of Plano is filling in until the end of November. Unless we find someone we will not have a crossing guard starting in December. If you or anyone you know is interested please see the information regarding the position here . Thank you for helping to keep our Skaggs Stars safe!

Upcoming Dates

Oct. 30: Field Day - Students need to bring their lunch and wear their Field Day shirts. Lunch may happen early around 11:15.

Oct. 30: Reflections Entries due

Nov. 2: Candy Drive Ends

Nov. 5: Book Fair "Shop at your child's lunch" Event

Nov. 5: 3rd grade Veteran's Day Performance and Book Fair Family Event 5-8pm

Nov. 17: Picture Re-takes

Nov. 20: Colonial Day

Nov. 23-27: Thanksgiving Break


  • WordMasters List
  • Think Through Math Student and Parent Letters
  • Book Fair and Family Night Flyers
  • "Are We Too Busy?" Parent Class Flyer
  • Twitter Info
  • Candy Drive
  • Science Fair Sign-up Form