Please see below for the information from my recent email regarding upcoming field trips. As always, please email me with any questions or concerns.
We have 3 Spring semester field trips scheduled for 5th grade:
One payment of $35 can be made to cover all 3 trips on Skyward Family Access by Friday, February 9th.
Our fifth graders will take a short field trip to Hill Country Middle School on Wednesday, January 31st from 9:00 to 10:45ish a.m. We will join fifth graders from Cedar Creek and Eanes Elementary to get a peek at some of the fun things that will happen next year at HCMS.
Note: You do not need to do ANYTHING for this field trip. This information is intended to help you with scheduling purposes only.
In addition, on February 14th, the HCMS counselors will visit us in our homerooms at BPE to help the students begin scheduling their HCMS Fine Arts selection (choir, band, and orchestra). You and your child will also choose which level of language arts class s/he will take next year (6th grade or Pre-AP 6th). The attached checklist is a useful tool when determining the best fit for your child. Actual leveled math course selections happen later on in the school year. Your teachers will be in touch with you late in the school year to determine placement in math.
Note: I am aware that there are children planning to attend schools other than HCMS next year. We still plan for these kids to attend the field trip and schedule electives that will be effective until they are officially withdrawn from EISD at the end of the school year.
LBJ LIBRARY & POLLYANNA THEATER
Our next field trip is scheduled for Thursday, February 15th at the LBJ Presidential Library. The students will enjoy Liberty, Equality and Fireworks, a play performed by the Pollyanna Theater Group. Set in a history museum, the play’s characters (a group of elementary students) experience key elements of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s when iconic images from this important time period come to life and begin to move and speak. We will also get to tour the museum at the library. The cost for this field trip is to be paid online using Skyward Family Access.
On the day of the trip, students should arrive to school at the normal time with a completely disposable sack lunch. No backpacks are needed this day. We will load the school buses at approximately 9:45 and return before the regular school day dismissal time.
We would love to invite 8 parents to chaperone and to assist with transporting the student lunches to the LBJ Library. Please email your homeroom teacher if you are interested in helping out. We’ll take the first 8 volunteers for each homeroom. Cost per chaperone is $4; please send in cash once you receive confirmation from your homeroom teacher. Chaperones will not pay for their entry through Skyward Family Access but instead send $4 cash into homeroom teacher.
While it is too early to start mentioning summer to the kids, plans for the end of the year are underway. The entire 5th grade will take a field trip to VOLENTE BEACH during the last week of school for a day of fun, food, and games for our end of year celebration. Please keep an eye out for more details. This fee should also be paid for online through Skyward Family Access.
Please proceed to Skyward Family Access when you are able to pay your $35 fee for all 3 of these field trips. Do not hesitate to connect with your homeroom teacher or the counselors for any scholarship needs. Please plan to pay your fee by Friday, February 9th.
Save the Date!
First Day of School:
8/20: Class Lists Posted
8/21: Bobcat Welcome
8/22: First Day of School
7:45-7:50 Bobcat Live
7:50-8:05 Morning Meeting
9:45-11:05 Block I
11:05-12:20 Block II
12:20-12:45 Block III(a)
1:40-2:30 Block III(b)