Purvis/Brown 5th Grade Newsletter

April 14-18, 2014

Math & Science

Next week we will learn about inherited traits and learned traits and complete and incomplete metamorphosis of insects. Additionally, your children are completing a "My STAAR Science Review" packet that we are completing and correcting in class. We will be finished by Tuesday. Please review the packet with your children to prepare for the science STAAR on April 23rd.


Thank you parents for sending the Oreo cookies! They had a great time reviewing mean, median, mode and range. Check out the videos and pictures.


Reading & Social Studies

In Language Arts, we will be focusing on writing and researching. We will begin our discussion of creating book fun reports.

In Social Studies, we will be starting our new learning with the diverse peoples of the west during the 19 century. We will have fun creating dramatizations about these differing groups of people!

Important Dates:

April 15--Taco Bueno Fundraiser

April 17--No School/ Staff Development

April 18--No School/Holiday

April 23--Science STAAR

Contact Information

Ms. Bailey: baileyt@lisd.net

Mrs. Brown: brownek@lisd.net

Mrs. Purvis: purvisad@lisd.net

Mrs. Vitosh: vitosha@lisd.net

Proof of Residency/Utility Bill

Please send in a current utility bill before May 9, 2014. Middle Schools will not give incoming students a schedule if this is not completed. It must be an April or May 2014 utility bill. Thanks for your understanding.


Parents, tutoring started back last week. Tuesday's we are tutoring in math/science and Wednesday's will be utilized for the students that need remediation in any subject.

Monday: no tutoring

Tuesday: Math tutoring 3 - 3:30

Wednesday: Math/Science/Reading tutoring 3 - 3:30