Week of May 25th

untitledDear 4A Families,

I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend. Field day was great fun even though it was a bit chilly! Hard to believe that there are only three busy weeks of school ahead. I am including a bulleted list of reminders, due dates and other relevant info that should help us all keep on track.

untitledThank you all! Wow, the bake sale was a huge success! We earned about $800, which is amazing! We could not hold a bake sale without your amazing support. Thank you all for the delicious baked goods you contributed! Very special thanks to all of the wonderful parents that were assisted with set up, monitored the sale, cleaned up and counted money. All of your help is so appreciated! I know the students had a great time being “in charge” of the sale—they should be very proud.

untitledThe buy one, get one free Book Fair begins this Wednesday This is a great time to pick out some good books for summer reading. Research shows that students who read regularly during the summer have better retention of skills and are less likely to have that “summer loss”. I’d like to see all 4A students read no less than five “just right” books this summer-more would even be better. I can’t stress enough the importance of regular reading during the summer!! Hopefully, all 4A students will take part in Mrs. Harris’ Summer Reading Challenge as well. The students will also get to hear from a librarian from the Seattle Public Library to talk about their summer reading program and some great books to read next week.

While talking about reading—all library books should be returned by next Tuesday at the latest. There will be no more “check outs”—but students may keep the books they have for another week if they are reading them. This is a good time to check around the house for any HR library books. Thank you!

Reading/L.A.: There is a spelling test this week for Lesson 23. The Mystery Book Reports are due next Monday, June 1st. If you need to email me PowerPoints that is fine, or we can use flash drives. I am looking forward to hearing/seeing their reports! Our whole class book study of From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is going very well. We are enjoying this fun mystery/adventure and nearing the end.

Social Studies: The students have been learning about the early history of Seattle, and the arrival of the Denny Party at Alki Point. This week we move into the early building of downtown Seattle—which will lead us to the reason we have an underground tour! We will also Learn about the Great Seattle Fire and the Klondike Gold Rush. Seattle has a very interesting early history that is always a crowd pleaser!

This Thursday we will get to visit the 6th Grade Wax Museum which is always a fun event.


Here is a special announcement from the Art Teacher, Ms. Reuter:

Art Room Update:  4A and 4B are currently studying the vibrant yarn paintings which come from the artistic traditions of the Huichol people of northern Mexico. These paintings were originally created for the purpose of reflecting on one’s relationship with nature and with the divine. Calling on our own Catholic tradition, it is our intention to use this project as an opportunity to reflect on the powerful relationship we share with God. Students have been asked to reflect on an experience they had (perhaps while enjoying the beauty of nature), wherein they felt especially peaceful, loving, and connected to God, and to use this as the inspiration for their work. It is a beautiful time for us to reflect!

untitledSummer Art Camp at Holy Rosary! Ms. Reuter is very excited to be offering a Summer Art Camp through Holy Rosary School! This Art Camp will take place during the first week of summer break, on these dates: June 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. There will be a Morning Art Session (9am-12pm) and an Afternoon Art Session (12:30pm-3:30pm). Students in each session will mold delectable cookie sculptures, design tiny magical scenes inside Altoid Tins, sculpt whimsical FIMO trinkets, design giant chalk mazes, landscape enchanted miniature gardens, twist colorful balloon animals, create leprechaun habitats, and more!! Cost per session is $160. This includes all materials, snacks, and fun prizes. If you are interested, please email Ms. Reuter right away to reserve a spot! lreuter@holyrosaryws.org The Morning Session is already almost full, and the Afternoon Session is filling up fast. Remaining spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis 🙂


untitledImportant Dates:

This week: Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair through next Monday the 1st.

May 28th: 6th Grade Wax Museum

May 29th: Spanish test

May 30th : Baccalaureate Mass and Awards Dinner for 8th Grade students.

June 1st: Mystery Book Reports are due.

June 4th: Happy Graduation to the 8th Grade Students!

June 10th: Underground Tour and picnic at Alki Beach

June 9th and 11th: Cleaning days. Bring in rags and bags!

June 11th: Half day. Finish cleaning, final lessons.

June 12th: Final Day! Mass and dismissal. Dress nicely.