Newsletter March 18th

Dear 4B Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. The weather was beautiful!  Such a treat…and looks like some nice days ahead.  The teachers had an excellent inservice day last Friday—-both inspirational and packed with great ideas that will benefit the students.  The newsletter will be short, just main reminders for the week.

Lenten Outreach:

Grade 4 Lenten Outreach Overview:

  • St. Martin de Porres Friday lunches.  These can be perishable as they will be distributed the same day.  There will not be a collection this Friday, March 22nd. The next lunch collection is next FridayMarch 29th.  Remember, these lunches can be perishable as they are distributed the same day.
  • Additional Items collected on the 29th along with the lunches are:Last name A-M men’s glovesLast name M-Z men’s socks
  •  All families are encouraged to support the Rice Bowl collection.
  • Each grade also selects an addional service and/or organization to support.  Grade 4 will be working with the St. Vincent de Paul Society: Holy Rosary Branch.   We will be making cards with uplifitng messages for some of those being assisted.  We will also be donating our 4th Grade Charity Bake Sale profits to St. Vincent de Paul to be used in their areas of greatest need.  The bake sale will be taking place on Thursday, May 23rd.


  • In April, both 4th grade classes are signed up to bring in Lunches of Love. More information on the lunches will come home next Friday, March 29th.


Oral Biography Work Day!

This Wednesday the 20th the students in 4B will have an hour of class work time for their oral biography projects. Students can work on their notes, plan/practice any part of their presentation, ask questions or get advice from their classmates. Every student needs to bring in materials to either work on or practice their presentation. Students are expected to use their time productively. All students need to come to school with a plan of what they will be working on during the hour—and the materials they will need to use their time well.

Spelling: There is a spelling test this Friday for Unit 20.  Words were passed out last Thursday and the test will be this Friday as usual.

Math: From Ms. Simpson: The students in my group will be taking their division test on Tuesday the 19th.  We will review in class on Monday, and the Monday night homework will contain the same skills that will be on the test. Please check over your child’s homework and assist with any needed corrections. Thank you! We will then be moving into our unit on fractions. From Mrs. Podell: The students did a wonderful job on their Chapter 6 test over Long Division and will be moving onto Chapter 8 Fractions this week.

untitledReport cards will be coming home this Friday. The sub will ask the students to wait to open their report cards until they are with a family member. Grades should be personal and there will be additional inserts in the report card that I do not want to get misplaced. Thank you for supporting this at home as well. The envelopes will be sealed with a sticker or tape. The students are making such good progress and they all have much to celebrate. Please return the envelope with your signature, but keep the report card.

Have a great week!

Remember there is a noon dismissal on Friday.

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