Happy 3rd week of Advent, and last newsletter of this year!
I hope you all had a nice weekend. The snow last week was exciting, but unfortunately it did not stick around. Hopefully we will get more before winter is over! This Friday is a free dress day. Students are welcome to wear Christmas themed clothing. We will end the day on Friday with our Faith Family card exchange and the holiday sing-a-long.
This Thursday the 10th is the big Christmas Program. Students should come dressed in their “Sunday best”—holiday wear. All students should have their songs memorized for the program. Copies of the songs are in your child’s filer and on the website. Thank you for practicing with your child as needed.
Students should come up to the classroom no later than 6:15. Please do not send your children into the school before 6:00 as there is no supervision until then. If you come earlier to get a seat, please keep your children with you until 6:00. Thank you!
Outreach: Thursday we will have a special prayer service to bless all the items the students have been bringing in as part of our Advent Outreach. We still have lots of room in our bins for warm items and food for the food bank. Thank you so much for your generosity. All donations need to be to school by this Thursday the 15th.
- Warm items for St. Vincent de Paul: Hats, scarves, gloves, socks, blankets, etc.
- Monetary donations for St. Vincent de Paul
- Non-perishable food donations
Prayer Partners: Hopefully, all students are finishing up their handmade cards for their prayer partners. All cards should be brought to school no later than Wednesday the 13th. We will exchange them at our Faith Family meeting this week. If students need nice paper for their cards let me know. If students would like to turn them in early I will hold onto them until the Faith Family exchange.
Religion: Due to children performing in and attending the dance recital on Monday night, The Liturgical Year test is moved to Thursday. Students should be reviewing each night so they can fill in the calendar as well as answer the questions about the Liturgical Year. We will have a review in class this week as well.
Math: There will be some math homework this week if not completed at school. Our work will focus on multiplication of larger numbers and problem solving skills as well as continued review of factors and multiplies.
Corrected Papers: Check your child’s filer throughout the week for corrected papers. All papers coming home are for second trimester.
Christmas vacation: Of course the majority of the Christmas break should be all about family, fun, relaxing and playing—but hopefully a bit of time will also be set aside for some educational pursuits! Regular reading is highly encouraged! Curling up with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate is a special treat. This is also a great time to put some added effort into mastering multiplication and division facts. The 4B website has many great sites to explore that review and build skills in all subject areas. The students enjoy Free Rice—a site where they can practice vocabulary as well as help feed the hungry! The sites on the webpage are in subject area categories. Remember, the 50 state test in social studies is coming up, as well as the rivers and lakes test. Both can be reviewed with links on our site.