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Remember, Gold Medals aren’t made of gold. They are made of sweat and determination.

Go Team Cooper!

general information
General Information
  • Take Home Folders – Take Home Folders will come home every Tuesday. Please sign and return Wednesday.
  • Tennis shoes should be worn everyday for PE and recess. There is no changing of shoes for PE or recess.
  • Students are allowed to bring water bottles and a healthy snack to eat daily between 9:30 and 9:35
  • TLC. Room 115, is open 7:30 – 7:45 for help on homework
  • Support is provided for students in reading and math during the school day. Through testing, students will be identified and will begin to receive support the week of September 23.

Take Home Folders

  • Many of the district policies are recorded on your child’s Take Home Folder.
  • If you are not sure about a policy, please refer to the Take Home Folder first.
  • Previous weekly behavior grade will be in Take Home Folders. (Please sign & return weekly)


  • We will send home a Newsletter every Tuesday in your child's Tuesday Folder.
  • Concepts from each subject being taught that week will be in the newsletter.
  • Important events/information will also be in the newsletter.
behavior management plan
Behavior Management Plan
  • Class Dojo
  • Cooper Store and Cooper Dollars
  • Block Parties

Rewards and Consequences


  • Feedback and Praise (verbal/written)
  • Cooper Dollars
  • Dojo Points


  • One verbal reminder
  • Loss of Dojo Points
  • Parent contacted by phone/email if behavior does not improve.
  • Parents will be contacted by homeroom teacher if student receives a U or N as their weekly behavior grade/
  • Tune-Up to see the Assistant Principal
  • Office referral

(some of the above steps may be bypassed due to the severity of the behavior)


Check your child’s assignment book each evening. It is a way for us to communicate.

Please be sure to sign nightly after homework is completed.

Please write any comments or questions that you might have for the Teachers.


Monday through Thursday:

  • Math almost every night
  • Spelling (every night)
  • Reading or Writing (every night)
  • Social Studies or Science (about every night)


  • No additional assignments
  • However, incomplete assignments may be sent home for completion
  • Reading Log minutes

Make-Up Work

  • It is the student’s responsibility to ask for missed work.
  • Students are given one day for each day missed to complete work and turn in.
  • Please call office for work by 9:00 am – We will place it in the office for pick up by 3:00 pm.
  • If needed, teachers will ask students to come in between 7:30-7:50 or during recess to make up work.


By all means stay home if you are sick, throwing up, running fever, etc.

Unexcused absences include family trips, vacations, and non-school sponsored activities during school days.

Make up work for unexcused absences shall be a maximum of 70 for each assignment and test that is missed.

Please send a note with your child when they return to school. We need the note for documentation on all excused absences!

Once a child is absent 4 times throughout the year, you will receive a phone call from the teacher. If absences continue to be a regular occurance, Mrs. Marsuka and/or Mrs. Peacock will also call.


Late Assignments/Work

Late work is work not turned in on time.

  • 1st day late is – 10 points
  • 2nd day late is – 20 points
  • 3rd day late is – 30 points
  • 4th day late is a 0
  • The following percentages apply for report cards and progress reports. (Math, Science, Social Studies, and Reading)

Homework and class work = 40% Assessments/tests = 60%

  • Language Arts grades

Writing, grammar, listening, speaking, and handwriting = 80%

Spelling = 20%

If your child fails any assignment, they can take it home and make corrections for a maximum grade of 70.

5 th grade teks
5th Grade TEKS
  • For a list of 5th grade TEKS, please visit the GISD website under Academics – Curriculum and Instruction.
  • TEKS are located - http://www.georgetownisd.org/curriculum/standards/index.htm

Throughout the year, there will be a series of “checkpoint” or “benchmark” tests administered district-wide in Math, Reading, and Writing. The scores are used by teachers to identify the objectives each student has mastered and what objectives require more support. Teachers then adjust and modify lessons so that every student has every opportunity to learn and successfully master all objectives.

Near the end of each year, STAAR tests are administered state-wide and are intended to measure a student’s mastery and growth on grade level objectives. The test dates are as follows:

  • STAAR Math – April 1st
  • STAAR Reading – April 2nd
  • STAAR Science – April 23rd
staar testing
STAAR Testing
  • If a student fails the first round of STAAR Reading or Math, then they will have to re-take the test again.
  • If after the 2nd round of STAAR testing, the student does not pass, then the student will have to attend summer school and re-take STAAR for the 3rd time.
  • The dates for re-test are listed below.

2nd Round of STAAR Re-takes

STAAR Math – May 13th

STAAR Reading – May 14th

3rd Round of STAAR Re-takes:

STAAR Math – June 24th

STAAR Reading – June 25th

additional resources for home use
Additional Resources for Home Use
  • Access some programs below, by logging in to passkey on the GISD website.
  • Reading Programs
    • Istation
    • Reading Street (Pearson SuccessNet)
    • Learning.com
  • Math Programs/Science
    • Think Through Math
    • Discovery Education
odds and ends
Odds and Ends
  • Birthdays- You may send cupcakes or cookies. Drinks or candy are not permitted. We do not celebrate until after 2:45 p.m. No invitations are to be passed out at school.
  • Parent/Teacher conferences- Conferences are scheduled for October 14th. Please sign up for a conference. I have made available days and times prior to the October 14th day.
  • Volunteering Opportunities- 3 parties: Christmas, Valentine’s and the End of the Year. We will need chaperones for our field trip. A background check is required in order to assist with students. Please go to the Cooper website to complete as soon as possible. (www.georgetownisd.org/cooper)
  • Change in Transportation- Make sure if your child is going home a different way in the afternoon that you call or send a note! Please do not leave a message. Be sure to talk to someone. If your child is to ride the bus home with a friend, a note is required.
contact us
Contact Us
  • Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about anything! We are more than willing to help you in any way we can.
  • Websites:

Go to the Cooper website www.georgetownisd.org

Click on the “Our Faculty & Staff” tab

Under Fifth Grade, click on the Teacher of your choice