Fifth Grade


Welcome to Fifth Grade at William S. Maxey Elementary School!  It will be an exciting and challenging year for your fifth grader.  We appreciate the opportunity to work with you and your child this year.  Our goal and focus this year will be to prepare each student for the 3rd grade FCAT test which will be administered in March. 

 The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teams will initiate a new program this year called Destination: College formerly known as AVID.  The letters stand for “Advancement Via Individual Determination.”  A key component of both programs is organization.  You will receive more information about Destination: College in the upcoming weeks.

This year, class begins at 8:45 a.m. and dismisses at 3:00 p.m.  (Wednesday’s early dismissal is at 2:00.)  If your child was part of the free/reduced lunch program last year, be sure to complete and return the appropriate forms so he/she will able to continue in the program this year.


Thank you for taking the time to invest in your child’s education.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher.  




The Maxey Elementary School Fifth Grade Team