5th Grade

Week of January 21st

We are in the spring semester. Time seems to go by very quickly this semester. Please stay up to date by reading the newsletter, checking planners, and following Red Oak Elementary on social media.

  • Dress Code: Please make sure your student is following dress code daily.

  • Please continue to check your student's planner daily. This is a great resource for communication.

  • As the weather continues to be cold over the next couple of months, please make sure your student has a warm jacket for recess. We like to go outside even on cold days.

  • SNACK Reminder: Because 5th-grade lunch is not until 12:20, we are allowing 5th graders to bring a HEALTHY snack. The snack must be something they can eat while continuing to work, and the snack must not require a spoon and cannot be messy.

Upcoming Dates:

January 14-18 - Safety Week

January 21- Martin Luther King Day- No School

January 25 - Hawk Assembly at 8:15

February 5 - 100th Day of School

February 14 - Colors for Caring

February 14 - Valentine Parties at 2:15

February 15 - No School for students/ Professional Development Day for staff

February 19 - No School

February 26 - 5th Grade Field Trip

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Be looking for information on our upcoming field trip!

Welcome Mr. Shepard!!

We are very excited to welcome Mr. Shepard to our team. He is joining us as Mrs. Kocian's student teacher.

More About Mr. Shepard:

My name is John Shepard. I am a student teacher from Dallas Baptist University and will be graduating in May. My favorite subjects are Math and Science.

I have three nieces and I love spending time outside with them.

My passion is to see students learn, and I'm excited to be able to do that here at ROE.

Subject Content:


  • Making Connections Across Literary Genres


  • Fractions


  • Earth's rotation causing day/night, the apparent movement of the sun, and shadows.
  • Comparing characteristics of the Sun, Earth, and Moon

Social Studies:

  • Westward Expansion

School Board Appreciation Month

Red Oak Elementary wants to specifically thank John Hawkins for his commitment to the students, staff, and parents of Red Oak ISD. While we thank all of our board members for their service, we will be honoring John Hawkins this year for his service on the school board since 2004.
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ROE Campus Newsletter

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Campus Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Jonathan Nwabueze for winning our campus Spelling Bee!

He will be representing Representing Red Oak Elementary in the Ellis County Spelling Bee in February.

Congratulations to the following students that also placed in the top three in our campus Spelling Bee:

Kelsey Murphy - 2nd

Wyatt Newsome - 3rd