Fifth Grade Newsletter

February 13, 2020

Symphony Field Trip Tuesday!

Fifth grade is heading the Symphony on Tuesday, February 18th! Your child will need to bring a sack lunch this day, unless you indicated that you will be purchasing a lunch on the permission slip that went home a few weeks ago. We will be eating in our classroom when we return from the symphony!

Also, please remember that this is a dress up event. Just like they would wear different clothes to play sports than what they would wear to school, we want them to understand the importance of this event and dress accordingly. Girls should wear a dress or skirt, or nice pants and a blouse. Boys should wear slacks and a nice shirt. We ask for no jeans if possible or t-shirts. We appreciate your help in making this a special event for our wonderful 5th graders.

Progress Reports

Today, your child received his or her progress report. Please sign and return the blue copy. The white copy is yours to keep. Remember that the grades only include half of the assignments for the 9 week period. There is still time for your child to make improvements to his or her average!

No School

There will be no school for students on Friday, February 14th and on Monday, February 17th.

Friendship Week

This week we spent time horoing our friends and improving our friendship skills. We had special lessons on friendship, met with our buddies classes, had mix it up lunch, and learned about appreciating diversity.


It's that time of year, roller skating in PE! Permission slips went home in your child's Thursday folder today. These are due by February, 24th! (there is a misprint on the form) Don't forget to "check" if your child needs to wear a helmet or not, and sign, date, and return the form to school, so your child can join in on the fun!

Thank you to our wonderful PTA for providing this program.

Class Party Money

The PTA helps with the class parties by collecting the money, organizing the room parents and handling all reimbursements. This year, we asked you to please send in your one-time class party donation of $12.00 cash or check (payable to Smith PTA) or pay online to cover all three class parties for the year. If you have already paid, thank you! If you haven’t, please make your payment as soon as possible. At this point in time, we have only received about 55% of fifth grade party payments. We are hoping to reach 100% soon!

If you have any questions or concerns about this or are unsure if you have paid, please contact Katie Augustine, PTA Treasurer (email!

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).


Math - Metric Measurement Conversion

Reading - Anaylzing Fantasy

Writing - Creating Fantasy Stories

Science - Food Webs

Social Studies - Industrial Revolution

Important Dates

February 14: NO SCHOOL!

February 17: NO SCHOOL!

February 18: 5th Grade Symphony Trip

February 24: Skating begins- forms are due

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 contribute.