Farewell 5th Grade Celebration


Lots of planned events are on the horizon for your child. And, we will be sending out updates as respective events and dates approach. Here is the general overview of what you need to know:


1) Volunteers Needed!! You heard it preached before… and now it is still a truth… “It takes a village!” … It always will. We need the entire village to participate in making these moments happen in our children’s lives. We will need volunteers/chaperones for most all the events and activities included in this information packet. So, stay aware, stay informed, set the example for your child by participating and help make these last moments in elementary school be etched in their mind with you present. It DOES matter. Thank you!!

Sign up below (no limit):

5th Grade Awards Ceremony

Cereal Box Train Exhibition (Service Project Finale)

Fun Friday Volunteer Shifts

The Bash!



2) 5th Grade Celebration Fee- In order help off-set ALL the costs of these celebratory events, we are asking each 5th Grade family to contribute $20* Payments can be made here.  

• Cash may be turned into your child’s homeroom teacher. Please place in a sealed envelope WITH your child’s name notated on it.

• Fees Due by Friday, April 26th

• *Please reach out to your child’s teacher if your family needs assistance with this fee.



3) 5th Grade Yearbook FIRST… Start adding photos to the existing Google photo link from your child’s years at Parker. They could be Field Trips, Performances, Class Parties, Special Events Days, etc. Please no personal family photos. These will not be used. Deadline for photo upload is Friday, April 26th . Google photo link is accessible below and on the Parker PTO website link above. SECOND… Your child will be photographed by our very own Parker parent, Annie Mulligan. She is a professional editorial photographer and generously shares her talents with us Parker Lions. Dates and details about this will be coming closer to the on-campus portrait day. Stay tuned! * All questions regarding the 5th Grade Yearbook and/or Photos should be emailed to Ms. Hokanson at leslie.hokanson@houstinisd.org .




4) Art Bench Titles


5) Save the Dates




Here are our themes:

  • 5/3- Kindness Rocks! Paint a rock depicting school pride or a message of kindness. Rocks will be sealed and added permanently to our school garden area.


  • 5/10- Walking Yearbook Day: Dress in your 5th grade T-shirts. Classmates will sign one another’s t-shirts using fabric markers and/or sharpies. You can wear it or simply bring it. Either way is fine.


  • 5/17- Domino Train Build Tournament. Preparation and practice for Service Project “Cereal Domino Train” building day. Any student, or team of students, will be allowed to design and build a custom domino train (# of dominoes used TBD). At the conclusion of the allotted building timeframe the 5th grade teachers will walk through each homeroom and select one top design from each homeroom. The top five design teams will have a speed showdown of no more than 10 minutes to design & construct a new design. The top winner will be decided on by all 5th grade teachers. The winning student/team will have the opportunity to design the Service Project’s outside track design for the Cereal Box Train, held on Tuesday, June 4th.


  • 5/24- PJ Breakfast. 5th grade students will be invited to wear PJs to school. A special breakfast will be hosted for them in our cafeteria beginning at 8:15 AM.


  • 5/31- “I Dream of Me!” T-shirt Day & “I Remember Parker!” Trivia. Students wear their personal dream shirts. The shirts could represent a future Middle School, High School, College, or Profession they hope to attend or pursue.




(6) 5th Grade Awards Ceremony

Monday, June 3rd @ 8:15-9:15 AM

Held in Parker’s Auditorium

ONLY 4 Tickets per Child will be given.



(7) The Big Bash!!

Wednesday, June 5th, ALL DAY!

• Hosted @ Westbury Baptist Church

The Big Bash!! is a 5th Grade Parker tradition and rather legendary! A day full of games, activities, music, food & friends… what else do you need? If you own roller skates or in-line skates BRING ‘EM!! (*Put your name on them please. The church has a very limited supply of skates.)

We will walk over as a grade level @ 8:30 AM, from Parker ES. It is simply down the street from the school. Permission slips will come home for signatures closer to the event. We walk back to Parker at 2:00 PM… to prepare for your FINAL Parker 3:00 Dismissal. CRAZY!!