Fifth Grade Newsletter

January 17, 2019

Meet the Instrument Night

Come to Clark Middle School and try out any of the band instruments on January 24th 4:40-8:00PM or January 26 2:00-6:00PM. This is a free event for 5th grade students and there is no obligation to sign up for band at this time. It usually takes 10-15 minutes per instrument. This is an event you won't want to miss!

Please contact Ben Katz at or

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Multicultural Night: January 24th 6:00-7:30 PM

Smith is a great community with many diverse cultures. At our annual Multicultural Night we showcase this amazing diversity - but we need your help to make it a success!

If you are interested in hosting a country table or want to learn more about how you can help, please complete this form as soon as possible and a member of our committee will contact you with more information.

Dismissal Reminders

A few important reminders that will help us dismiss our students safely and efficiently:

  • If you are walking to pick up your child, please remember no pets are allowed on campus.
  • Pull as far up as possible in the car line so we can keep the line moving. The teachers will make sure your child gets to your car.
  • Cross the road in designated crosswalks.
  • Place your child's name sign in the window. If you need another sign, please let your child's homeroom teacher know.

Cold Weather and Recess

When bundling your child up for school each morning, please keep the following recess guidelines in mind:

  • We will go out for recess if the temperature/wind chill is ABOVE 37 degrees.
  • If the temperature/wind chill is BETWEEN 32 and 37 degrees, we will go outside for half of recess.
  • We will have indoor recess if the temperature/wind chill is BELOW 32 degrees.
  • Teachers check the temperature/wind chill shortly before recess time (10:00 am).

Symphony Field Trip

Smith Elementary Fifth Graders will attend the Plano Symphony concert on Feb 19, 2019. See the document below for more information. We will send a paper copy of this home after break. Signed permission forms are due January 29, 2019


Math - Numerical Patterns

Reading - Media Literacy

Writing - Imaginative Writing

Science - Water Cycle

Social Studies - Transcontinental Railroad

Order Your Yearbook!

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Important Dates

January 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

January 24- Meet the Instrument Night 4:30PM-8:00PM

January 24 - Multicultural Night 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

January 26- Meet the Instrument Night 2:00PM-6:00PM

February 14-Valentine's Party 1:30-2:30

February 15 and 18-No School

February 19 - 5th Grade Symphony Field Trip

Profile of a Future-Ready Learner

Frisco ISD prepares students for success in futures they create. In addition to academics, students are challenged and supported in developing their abilities in other areas.

You can help your child be Future Ready at home by teaching them to collaborate.