Holy Week 2016

ZZ13468F47Dear 4A Families,

Holy Week has arrived. Much of our focus this week will be related to Holy Week events and study. On Holy Thursday we have two events. In the morning the whole school will gather to bring over the items we have been collecting all Lent to be blessed before they are distributed to the various organizations that will receive them.

untitledPlease send in items for our Lenten Outreach by this Thursday at the latest:

  1. Monetary donations for Uganda and the Rice Bowl
  2. Canned food for the Holy Rosary food bank collection
  3. For St. Vincent de Paul Society: socks, blankets, toiletries such as tooth paste, tooth brushes, deodorant, soap, etc.

 On Thursday afternoon we will meet with our Faith Families to celebrate Holy Thursday together. On Friday at 11:00 we will gather in the church for The Stations of the Cross. We will be dismissing in silence following the Stations as well as during the final dismissal of the day. Thank you for helping support this action of respect. Please remember, uniforms are required for the service on Friday.

Oral Biography: Hopefully you have read through the Oral Biography directions the students brought home last Tuesday. Students need to have their books selected and approved by this Thursday. Be sure to check the requirements for the biography selection and consider how the selected person has made positive contributions to society and/or shown exceptional courage or perseverance in the face of adversity. Let me know if you have any questions.

untitledOur 4th grade auction project is coming together beautifully.   Sending out a huge thank you to our room moms and all those that have helped with our 4th grade auction project. Buy backs will be available soon to purchase through our online Heart Auction.  This is a great opportunity to support the school and have a signature piece of art from your child. Beginning this year all Buybacks will only be available for purchase via the Online Auction – beginning 4/2 – 4/9.  There is a “pre-registration” process that parents need to complete prior to purchasing anything through the Online Auction. Register now at https://holyrosaryws.ejoinme.org/tickets “

untitledSpeaking of the auction, don’t forget to turn in your Bingo Bash permission slips.  Payments can be made online, but we need the paper permission slips that were sent home the week before last.  The Bingo Bash happens the first Friday after spring break on April 8th!  Don’t miss out!

A Special Message from Ms. Mudge:

“Year of Mercy” Song Performance Opportunity!

ZZ12C98E42Holy Rosary School 4th Graders are invited to participate in this very special event!  Bob Ingalls, music director for the 8:30 Sunday liturgy and grandfather of Kyrah Smith, has written a beautiful song in honor of the Holy Father’s “Year of Mercy”.  Please save the date for Sunday, April 24 at the 8:30 Mass and your child can participate in this unique liturgical musical happening at our parish. Details and permission slip to follow. Ms. Mudge will be rehearsing the  music in class, so no extra rehearsals will be required other than arriving at 8 AM on the day of the Mass.  This is wonderful outreach for the parish and participation gives evidence to our SLE’s. Thank you for supporting this wonderful experience!  For more information, please contact Ms. Mudge: jmudge@holyrosaryws.org Thank you!

Paul Dolejsi is also recruiting students to sing in the choir at the Easter Mass on Sunday, March 27th at 10:30. He came and talked with the students last week. There will be practices during two of the lunch recesses this week. Several students took home flyers, and I have more if you are interested. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate on this special day.  If you have questions contact Paul Dolejsi at: PDolejsi@holyrosaryseattle.org

untitledSpring break is a great time to work on Flat Stanley journals. I was hoping to get a chance to look over all of the journals before the break to offer suggestions. I have seen about 9 journals so far. I will accept journals until Thursday this week for check-ins.

There will not be a spelling test this week.

Religion: This Tuesday the students will have a chapter test for the Ten Commandments. In class on Monday the students will complete a review test that will help prepare them for the test. They will bring home their review test, as well as a study sheet of what they will need to know for the test. This test will not be difficult, and with just a bit of review they will have no problem with the test.

Math: We are wrapping up our division chapter this week, with a test on Thursday. Look for homework each night. Your help in checking over homework for accuracy will contribute to a successful test. Thank you. Wednesday’s homework will be a practice test.

Reading: Our reading work this week will focus on biographies. The students will be reading several biographies on a variety of people, focusing on how they overcame challenges and became successful. Reading and comprehending informational texts will support the students’ work on their upcoming biography project.

Science: This week we will be reviewing last weeks lab results and going over our lab sheets. We will also be looking at this month’s Super Science magazine. Have a Blessed Easter and a relaxing spring break!


  • No spelling test this week.
  • Have a biography book selected by Thursday.
  • Study for Ten Commandment test on Tuesday
  • There will be math homework Monday – Wednesday this week. Wednesday night’s homework is a test practice.
  • Flat Stanley Journals
  • Xtramath


I hope you all have a restful and blessed Easter and spring break!