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Dear Parent/Guardians:

WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF 5TH GRADE!!!!!! I am excited about the new school year and hope that you are too. It is my hope that this will be an awesome and fantastic year for you, your child, and me. I have looked forward all summer to working with your child and I am ready for the task of preparing them for the STAAR test and sixth grade. This year concludes your child’s journey through elementary school, and although we all may face challenges throughout the year, I am here to make it as successful as possible! Below are a few things that I would like to share with you:

** Parent/ Teacher Relationships are necessary!!! It is absolutely necessary for us to have a respectful and working relationship. I need you to assist your child with homework, encourage them to do their best, ensure they are studying each and every week, and remind them about the proper behavior that should be displayed at school each school day. Please feel free to contact me about student progress, or any problem or challenge that may come up, and update any contact information as it may change throughout the year. I must have a working phone number or way to get in contact with you at all times. Always check for teacher letters and reports.

** HOMEWORK!!!!! Math Homework will be given on Monday and is due Friday. Science Homework consists of  vocabulary study and completing any work not finished in class. Please ask your child to share and show their homework to you. I ask that you make sure that your child is completing their homework every night. This is an important part of learning and should be taken seriously. Reading is done every night for 20 minutes.

** STAAR TESTING!!!!! The STAAR Test is very important this year. Each 5th Grader must pass or meet state requirements on READING and MATHEMATICS. These subjects are very crucial this year. If you know that your child struggles in one or both of these areas please help support them by working with them on the materials sent home, and keep in constant contact with me to ensure success throughout the year and on the test.

** BEHAVIOR!!! I use CLASS DOJO to award points for behavior. Students can receive incentives for reaching point markers. I will send home a news letter with information on the consequences and rewards system for following as well as not following the rules. Please review the rules, consequences, and rewards with your child to ensure that there is a clear understanding of what is expected at all times within our school.

I look forward to meeting each and every one of you over the course of the school year. Please do not hesitate to call me or visit our classroom. Again, I hope that this year will be a great experience for you and your child. If there are any questions or concerns, I can be reached via the school at (936)856-1241.

Thank you for your time and cooperation.

Mrs. Brown

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Campus will be closed Monday (Math retest), Tuesday (Rdg retest) and Wednesday (Science STAAR).  please make sure you get plenty of rest, hydrate, and play outside.

Science Summit

Science Summit, Math Enrichment/Intervention and Reading Enrichment/Intervention continue through May 5.

Re-Stock your Supplies!

Please take a moment this weekend to restock the supplies your child is missing. Many do not have pencils, glue sticks, scissors, and sharpeners. When 5 students show up to class without materials we interrupt or use valuable instruction time stopping to "ask friends" to borrow or find materials.

Week of 4-3-17

Please check homework page and calendar for updated information. Science BM#2 is on Wednesday 4-5-17.

STAAR next week

Tuesday and Wednesday of next week our campus will be closed to all visitors for STAAR testing. Please plan accordingly. Testing begins at 9 and lasts four hours.

Mealworm Mayhem

Thank you to all who observed, documented, and cared for your mealworms over Spring break. We had fun sharing what happened (lots of changes!). Please remember to bring yours back with your updated journal  for bonus points.

Tutoring Changes

February 23 is the last day for after school and before school tutoring. Tutoring is now built into the daily schedule for Math/Reading summit.

3 Week Summit

Math and Reading summit begins next week and will continue until March 24. The new schedule changes will have classes begin promptly at 8:30 am, and Specials from 2:40-3:30 pm. Please make sure your child is well rested and on time. They have 15 school days remaining before STAAR.

Homework posted for next week reviewing Area/Perimeter. Science HW is to study vocabulary and notes over weather and water cycle. Quiz will be Thursday 2-16-17.

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