Fifth Grade NEWS 2015-2016

May/June 2016

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Upcoming Events

May 2016

5.13 Donuts with Dad


5.16 Progress Reports go home

5.17 PTA Spring Musical 6:00

5.20 Field Day


Week of 5.23 ALL LIBRARY BOOKS DUE

During the last two weeks of school, while the library is closed for inventory, students may bring gently-used, age-appropriate books for swapping. Students who bring a book may trade it for a book of the same approximate level. (Original books will not be returned. Remaining books will be donated to classroom teachers.)


5.26 Night Of No Limits 6-8 pm at Northwest High School

5.27 5th Grade Breakfast 7:30am- 8:15am & 5th Grade Graduation at 8:30 am

5.30 Memorial Day--No School


June 2016

6.1 5th Grade "Fireworks" 2:00 pm

6.2 5th Grade Kickball

6.2 Early Release 12:15

6.3 Last Day of School

6.3 5th Grade Clap Out 12:00 pm

6.3 5th Grade Clap-out 12:00

6.3 Early Release 12:15

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Parents, Let's Stay Connected!

Connect with Clara Love by following our Clara Love ES Twitter account and joining our Clara Love Facebook account.

Remind Messages via text, text @claralove to 81010

Twitter - @CLESLilTexans

Facebook - Clara Love Elementary School

PTA Facebook - Clara Love Elementary PTA

Learning Goals...

Spelling Practice


If you follow the Spelling City link, you can practice the spelling words on- line.


Unit 36---Quiz on Friday, May 20th

All of the Capitals and States

Here are the states and capitals that we are focusing on now.

Please practice these at home.

You can practice identifying the states on-line at:

http://online.seterra.net/en/vgp/3042

Augusta, Maine.....Boston, Massachusetts

Albany, New York .....Dover, Delaware

Concord, New Hampshire .....Hartford, Connecticut

Providence, Rhode Island .....Annapolis, Maryland

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania .....Montpelier, Vermont

Trenton, New Jersey


Little Rock, Arkansas..... Tallahassee, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana...... Jackson, Mississippi

Nashville, Tennessee ......Frankfort, Kentucky

Charleston, West Virginia...... Richmond, Virginia

Raleigh, North Carolina ......Columbia, South Carolina

Atlanta, Georgia ......Montgomery, Alabama


Bismarck, North Dakota ......Pierre, South Dakota

Lincoln, Nebraska...... Topeka, Kansas

St. Paul, Minnesota...... Des Moines, Iowa

Jefferson City, Missouri...... Madison, Wisconsin

Springfield, Illinois .....Lansing, Michigan

Indianapolis, Indiana .....Columbus, Ohio


Austin, Texas .... Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Santa Fe, New Mexico .... Phoenix, Arizona

Juneau, Alaska .... Honolulu, Hawaii


Olympia, Washington .... Salem, Oregon

Boise, Idaho .... Helena, Montana

Cheyenne, Wyoming .... Denver, Colorado

Salt Lake City, Utah .... Carson City, Nevada

Sacramento, California

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Students are expected to know All 50 States and their Capitals before the end of the year

Important information regarding tardies:

All students are required to be in their seats ready to begin the day when the bell rings at 7:45am. Any student that arrives more than 5 minutes after the bell rings is required to be signed by an adult at the front office. This helps us keep track of student's arrival times and helps parent's stay aware of their child's attendance. In addition to being a safety concern we want to make sure that all of our children are in compliance with NISD attendance policies.

Please remember to send in any notes for children's absences or tardies within 3 days of the event.

STRIDE--HOMEWORK

Students are required to complete 120 minutes a week on our Stride program. We are asking that students have 60 minutes of Math and 60 minutes of Reading. Using Stride will take the place of weekly homework pages in math and reading. Students will have access to Stride in the morning before 7:45 and during class time to help those that do not have internet access at home.

Box Tops

Clara Love will be collecting Box Tops again this year. Students can bring in a baggie containing their Box Tops and turn them into their teacher. Please be sure their name, teacher's name, and grade level is on the baggie. Students do not have to write their name on each Box Top. Mrs. Brown will draw names at the end of each six weeks for ice cream passes. At the end of the six weeks, the class with the most Box Tops in K-2 and 3-5 will win extra recess.

Electronic Devices

At this time, there is no educational need for our students to bring in any electronic devices. We ask that if your child has a personal cell phone that they have them turned off during school hours. Students will be reminded to turn off their devices if they have them on. However, continued use after reminders could result in the cell phone or device being taken up by a teacher. You will be notified in advance if devices are allowed.

HAC--Home Access Center

Don't forget that you can monitor your child's grades on line through the NISD Home Access Center. It is the same information you used to register your child at the beginning of the year. If you need help, please do not hesitate to email your child's teacher.

REMIND

Remind is a free, safe, and simple messaging tool that helps teachers share important updates and reminders with students & parents. Subscribe by text, email or using the Remind app. All personal information is kept private. Teachers will never see your phone number, nor will you see theirs. Visit remind.com to learn more.


To join Remind, simply Text to 81010 the correct unique class code. (ex. @abbotta)

Abbott/Austin--@abbotta

Aldridge/Hall--@aldridgeb

Krieger/Watson--@watkri2015

There is also one for our school--@claralove

Ride Changes/Absences

If you need to change the way that your child gets home, please email Mrs. Jaggars before 2:00 pm.

All emails must include child's name, homeroom teacher and date/dates the change is to be effective.

Also, if your child will be absent or was absent, please send in a note stating the reason why. You can send it directly to Mrs. Jaggars if you like.

Fifth Grade Teachers