Sunday, May 5, 2019

Week of May 6th

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!

We will have our annual breakfast to honor our volunteers Tuesday, May 21st at 7:20am in the school library. We appreciate your help this school year. We hope to see you there!

Math: Application of Skills

Science: Review Stations

Reading - Review / Squint Read Aloud

Language Arts - ABC Book Project

Social Studies - Civil War Project

Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade Families

**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:
May 13, 14, 15 STAAR Testing (Closed Campus to visitors)
May 15th Science STAAR
May 17th Field Day
May 20th 5th Grade Performance for Parents @ 8:00 am
May 22nd 5th Grade Awards @ 8:00 am
May 23rd Last Day of School and Lunch at Ole's for 5th Grade

Week of May 13th

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 ch...