Fourth-grade News

Hosp Elementary, Frisco, Texas

REMINDER: No school on Monday

Students do not have school on Monday, Feb. 15. We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday!

What are your children learning next week?

Math: Multiplication: Traditional Algorithm

Science: Advertisements and Labels

Reading: Summarizing nonfiction

Writing: Revising expository essays

Grammar: Adverbs

Social Studies: Cattle Drive

Take note: Boxes needed Tuesday

Students need to bring FLATTENED, EMPTY cereal and cracker boxes to school on Tuesday. Thank you!


Howdy, pardners! We're knee-deep in some old-fashioned cowboy lingo, as fourth-graders are diving into the Cattle Drive, an exciting time in Texas (and American) history. To celebrate our learning, we're inviting students to dress up in their best western wear on Thursday, Feb. 18. Plaid shirts, blue jeans, cowboy hats, boots -- or even a simple bandana! You can get caught up on our vocabulary by viewing this slide presentation.

Upcoming fourth-grade dates

Parents: Please note the STAAR dates as you plan medical appointments in the coming weeks and months.

Feb. 15: Student holiday

Feb. 17: Spirit night at Spring Creek BBQ

Feb. 18: Western Day

March 4: Elm Fork Education Center study trip

March 7-11: Spring Break

March 17: Practice Reading STAAR

March 29: Writing STAAR exam
May 9: Math STAAR exam
May 10: Reading STAAR exam


Fourth-graders have been challenged this school year to read 40 books from specific genres. Parker Grace Ferguson is the first student this year to complete the challenge. Way to go, Parker Grace! We look forward to celebrating more voracious readers this winter and spring! Forms are available online. Click here.

Morning drop-off reminder

Students do not need to wait for someone to open their door to exit to the curb.

As long as the line of cars is stopped and you are next to the curb, please have your student(s) exit on the curb side and walk along the sidewalk to the Pod 3 doors.

This will greatly improve the wait time and reduce tardies. Thank you!

Spelling tests are available online

If your child misplaces the weekly spelling list, never fear! You can access the list online. Click here for current spelling lists.

Need to report an absence? Change dismissal? Please email!

Absences and dismissal changes must be sent to the front office. The email address for both is Dismissal changes need to be sent by noon the day of the change. Thank you!