Thursday, April 18, 2019

Week of April 23

This blog will act as our fifth grade weekly newsletter. We, as a 5th grade team, will update the newsletter weekly to include what your child will be learning, important dates, announcements, and more!

Math: Application of Skills

Science: Adaptations and Learned Behaviors

Reading: Squint Read Aloud - Shelly Brown visits Tuesday! 

Language Arts:    Creative Writing Project
Social Studies:     Causes of the Civil War

Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade Families
**April 30th-Colt Camp at East for ALL incoming 6th graders and their families; 6:00-7:30pm. A tour of the school will be given, East spirit wear will be for sale, and 6th grade teachers will be available to meet incoming 6th graders and their families.
Good morning, 
**May 20th – Fifth Grade Performance for parents from 8:00 am ‐ 9:00 am 
**May 22 – Fifth Grade Awards Ceremony at 8:00 am
**May 23 –Last Day of School, walk to Ole’s for lunch, & final walk around the school

After School Four Square
Austin Intramurals is back for 5th grade BOYS AND GIRLS, and this time we are playing four square! After registering, the $5 can be brought to Mr. Harvey on Tuesday. We will be playing for three Tuesdays, on the following dates:

April 23rd
April 30th
May 7th

For those who are new to Austin Elementary, our after school sports program aims to help kids develop confidence and skills by giving them the chance to participate in their favorite sports while also providing time to have fun and engage in physical activity. It is supervised by educators who care about the kids and the sports they are enjoying!

Personal Devices
As stated in the CISD Elementary Student Handbook, “Possession and Use of Personal Communication Devices, Including Mobile Telephones. For safety purposes, the district permits students to possess personal mobile telephones; however these devices must remain turned off during the instructional day, including all day during testing, unless they are being used for approved instructional purposes. A student must have approval to possess other telecommunication devices such as netbooks, laptops, tablets, or other portable computers.”

Additional Supplies:
Students will not be provided with a Mustang Folder this year. We were unaware of this change until the beginning of this year, so if you would like your child to have a take-home folder, please purchase an additional folder for their use. 

Background Checks:
Are you interested in helping in the office or classroom at Austin? Or do you want to serve in our classroom during holiday parties, or help the PTO with events? To be eligible to volunteer on any of the CISD campuses for any of your "yes" responses above, you must complete a Background Check every year. The form must be completed at least a week prior to the volunteer event. It is best to go  ahead and fill one out now, just to be safe! Click here for the volunteer background check form!

Upcoming Dates:
April 18 McDonald’s Night
April 19 Bad Weather Day/No School
April 22 No School
April 26 Mustang Mutual
May 2 Fine Arts Field Trip

Week of May 13th

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