Third Week of Advent

Dear 4A Families,

Happy third week of Advent. I hope you all had a nice weekend.  We have a very short week, so the newsletter will be short as well.  Thank you all for your generous donations for the Outreach last week. The students sang beautifully at the Christmas program.


  • Prayer Partner cards were due last Friday. Students should turn them in Monday if they have not done so already.  Thank you.
  • The SE State test is Monday.
  • The students will be sharing their Reindeer writing with the students of 1B on Monday.  They will bring home their cute stories to share with you on Monday as well.  I made copies and will be grading them over the break.  The first section was editing by me, the second and optional third section were completed independently.
  • I will be sending home the spelling words for the week after break.  They are the months of the year/calendar words.  I will also have some Spelling City activities assigned with them if the students want to do a little practice. 🙂
  • Tuesday the students are welcome to come in Christmas themed clothing.  We will meet with our Faith Families and pass out our cards.  Following we will all gather in the school hall for our annual all-school sing a long.  We dismiss at noon on Tuesday.
  • I encourage all of the students to clean our their filers over the break.  New study sheets should remain, but all corrected tests and old assignments and study sheets should be removed.  Thank you!
  • Mark your calendars for January 5th.  The 4th graders will be leading the Friday Prayer Service for Epiphany.  The prayer service begins at 8:30.  Students will receive their parts Monday.

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!  Curing 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. It is so important that the facts are mastered.  All students should take some time to review so they return with sharp skills!  Thank you.  The 4A 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 and math as well as help feed the hungry! The sites on the webpage are in subject area categories.  Remember, the 50 state test is coming up in January and can be reviewed with links on the site.

I want to wish you all a Christmas filled with joy and peace, 

and a very Happy New Year 2018. 

Thank you all for sharing the gift of your children with me, 

and for your support, generosity and kindness.