First Week of Advent 2018

Dear 4A Families,

Loving God, light in me a desire to prepare for your coming, to stand in the darkness, waiting, eager and filled with joy!

Happy first week of Advent. I hope you all had a nice weekend.

Pike Place Market! This Tuesday the 4th we will be heading off to wonderful Pike Place Market. Students are required to wear their uniforms, but they can opt to wear their Gator Gear or their red Holy Rosary Sweatshirts to the Market. Students should also wear good shoes for walking. All students will need to bring a sack lunch  and a beverage, and they may bring $5.00 to $10.00 to spend at the Market, but no more please. Students will not be allowed to buy their lunches.  The money is to buy a small treat or craft item.

zz679fb617untitledPlease make every effort to also send in a donation or two—or three… for the Pike Market Food Bank and Senior Center if you have not already done so. This is the 4th grade Advent Outreach area of focus. We are hoping to have donations from every 4th grade student to bring with us on Tuesday.  Thank you so much!!!  

The Uganda Collection has been extended with the hope that we will be able to collect the needed amount for the tuition. Thank you to all that have sent in their 10.00 for these deserving students.

Report cards will come home this Friday. I am very proud of the progress the students are making. I will ask the students not to open their report card envelope until they get in their car or home. You can help by reinforcing this request as well. Grades are personal and should not be shared and compared with classmates or other families.  Let me know if you have any questions regarding your child’s grades and or progress during the first trimester. Please note; the overall spelling grade is a combination of spelling tests, spelling practice work and applied spelling (spelling in written work).

untitledWe will be meeting with our Faith Families on Friday and receive the names of our Prayer Partners.  Each student is asked to pray for his or her partner each day and make a special card for them.  Directions for this project will be on a sheet of paper that will come home Friday with paper for the card and the name of your child’s prayer partner.  Our hope it that the cards will be “from the heart” showing some real thought and time. This not only includes a nicely decorated/illustrated card, but a personal note and prayer of some type. The cards should be brought to school on or before Wednesday the 19th to make sure we have them all for our card exchange. If students misplace the name of their prayer partner they should ask their Faith Family teacher. Thank you for helping remind your child to add their prayer partner to their Advent prayers!

Reading/Language Arts: Hopefully the students have a good start on their Quote Posters.  If they brought home their notebooks over the weekend they should be sure to bring them back to school on Monday.

Spelling: Unit 11 lists were sent home last Friday. The test will take place this Friday the 7th.


  • Spelling test for Unit 11 on the 8th
  • Study for the Liturgical Year test on December 14th
  • Charlotte’s Web Quote Poster due on Tuesday the 18th 
  • Math fact (multiplication and division) at least 4 times a week until mastered for speed recall.
  • Math lesson homework on Monday and Wednesday.

WE are in need of small jam or jelly jars for a little Christmas project. Lids are not needed.  Please remove any labels. We will need them by next Monday the 10th if you have any. Thank you!


Christmas is most truly Christmas

when we celebrate it by

giving the light of love

to those who need it most.