Week of January 20th

Dear 4A Families,

I hope you all had a good holiday weekend in honor of Dr. King.

Registration for the Holy Rosary Girls on the Run team is in full swing! The lottery will close on Friday, January 24th, so please sign up before then. To register, please visit https://www.gotrpugetsound.org/Program-Registration. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Benson at kbenson@holyrosaryws.org.

4th Grade Auction Project: 4th grade is going create a personalized cookbook this year for the buy backs.
Each student/family will need to submit the following:

1 or 2 favorite recipes of your choice written down with a note as to why you love/chose the recipe.

The categories to choose from are:  Breakfast, snack/side dish, main dish and dessert  

Please submit your recipes to Karla Lawson at klawson@holyrosaryws.org by January 27.

We have a busy week ahead getting ready for Catholic Schools Week which begins this coming Sunday.   You will find an overview below.

Catholic Schools Week Schedule:

  • Friday the 24th: Primrose Planting.  We plant on Friday so the grounds will look nice for the Mass and Open House on Sunday.  Students may wear jeans/free dress on Friday.  Students can bring planting tools if they like.  Please label them with your family name.
  • Sunday the 26th:  Mass and Open House.  The Catholic Schools Week Mass will be at 10:30.  The Open House and reception will take place from 12:00-1:30.  Please plan to attend one of the weekend Masses to help celebrate the start of Catholic Schools Week. Students are asked to wear their uniforms to all Masses on the weekend! Thank you.
  • Monday the 27th:  Students should wear Gator Gear or CYO gear today. CYO pictures will be taken for the yearbook.  Look of some special letters of appreciation for parents today—one in your child’s filer, one in your email. We will also have an All-School Bingo and Read-in for the last hour of the day.
  • Tuesday the 28th:  Community Appreciation/Outreach. The 4th graders will be delivering certificates today from 10:30-12:30. This is a perfect uniform day for the 4th grade students. (red HR sweatshirt or sweater). I will be sending out information to all parents that have signed up to drive/chaperone this field trip with directions.  Thank you so much.
  • Wednesday the 29th:  Grandparent Lunch day. Perfect uniform day. No homework—spend some family time together! Please note: the office must receive an email giving permission for students to leave with a grandparent or special person on Grandparents Day.
  • Thursday the 30th: Perfect uniform day. Spelling Bees today. Grades 1-4 at 8:30 and Grades 5-8 at 9:30.
  • Friday the 31st:  80’s Theme Day!  The Spirit Assembly is from 9:30-10:45.  In the afternoon the crowd pleasing 8th grade vs. teachers volleyball game.

Look for additional information in the eFC. Most importantly, Catholic Schools Week is an opportunity to celebrate our wonderful school and community!


Religion: The students shared their Corporal Works of Mercy posters last Friday.  This project allowed the students to practice the important sills of group work, communication and listening as well as presentation.  This week we will be focusing on the Liturgical Year and helping the students prepare for the test.  Because of the late and missed days last week we will be postponing this test (originally scheduled for this Friday).  Students should continue to review.

Reading/Language Arts:

This week we will continue our focus on the Civil Rights Movement with the biography of Cesar Chavez. 

Spelling lists were sent out last Friday for Lesson 19 The test will be this Friday.  Next week there is not a spelling test.  We will also be conducting our classroom spelling bee this week to determine our finalists for the School Spelling Bee next Thursday.  

Last Friday we began flexible grouping in 4A and 4B.  The groups give us opportunities to better support the strengths and needs of the students.  Both classes will cover the same standards with added support and/or enrichment.  All 4th graders will continue to practice and master multi-digit multiplication.  Look for homework each night this week.

It is imperative that all 4th grade students have mastered both multiplication and division facts for automatic recall. I have been impressed with the effort most of the students have put into this important skill.

ZZ7FE26AAFSocial Studies: Social Studies: Look for corrected NE/SE/MIdwest tests in your child’s filer that were sent home last Friday. The students will be tested on the West/Southwest States on Tuesday, February 4th. The 50 State test will follow quickly on February 13th. Students can be practicing for both tests beginning now! Remember to review the abbreviations as well.

Science:  his week students will finish building their sails and begin to test them. Depending on the results of the test, they may decide to improve their sails, which is an important step in the Engineering Design Process. After they are satisfied with their sail designs they will complete an evaluation on the entire process. Hopefully, toward the end of the week we will take what we have learned in sail design and apply it to our final project, building a working windmill.

Homework Overview:

Math homework each night

Continued math fact review until all multiplication and division facts are mastered for speed recall.

Spelling Test on Friday for Lesson 19

Review for the Liturgical Year test and the West/SW State tests

Have a wonderful week everyone!