Week of October 26th

Dear 4A Families,

It is hard to believe that October is almost over, this month has flown by. It was a chilly weekend, fall is in the air!  The 4th grade students are very busy with their saint reports and preparations for the upcoming Masses. More detailed information on this topic is below.  Just a reminder that all students need to be sure their school iPads are signed in to Google classroom.  You will need to use the password you set up at the beginning of the year. Not being signed in means students cannot access certain forms and tests we assign in Google classroom. Thank you for assisting your child with the process if you have not done so yet.  Thank you!

There will be some information coming about costumes/celebrations we will have for Halloween on Friday.  Stay tuned!

Yuen Lui will be taking our school pictures this year on Saturday, October 24th and Tuesday, October 27th. These are the pictures that will be used in the yearbook, so we hope everyone is able to schedule an appointment. All students will need to schedule a photo session on either Saturday or Tuesday. If a student misses class to have their photo taken, it will be considered part of the school day and not an absence.

To Schedule your photo session click HERE and select your date and time.

Click HERE to order picture packages! 

*Due to Covid-19 retakes may not be possible.*

This Wednesday, October 28th for the All Saints Day Mass!

Students should come to church completely dressed as their saintIf your child is reading, please arrive at 8:00am sharp. Readers will practice on the microphone.  Everyone else, should arrive at 8:15.  We will to get all families in their assigned seats and follow all Covid protocols. Please refer to this link for these protocols.

We will place the “Reserved for Saint……..” sign for your child in your assigned seat.  If you are able to come to the Mass, look for your child’s reserved sign and sit in the pew with them. Leave the aisle spot open for your child. Please do not take pictures before or during the service. Also, please take the “Reserved for” signs with you when you leave.

These are the students that have signed up to attend Mass on Wednesday, October 28th:

Allie, Camryn, Chloe, Mason, Jack, Sam, Nick, Dalina, McKenna

We will include the information about the Wednesday, November 4th Mass in next week’s newsletter.

If you would like to also attend the 10:30 am Sunday, November 1st Mass there are some openings available. 4th grade students should plan to wear their Saint Costumes to the Sunday Mass if they attend. It is nice to be able to share the wonderful costumes with the wider parish community. The Faith Formation students will be doing the reading parts for this Mass, but the more saints the better!  This is the special sign-up for the Sunday Mass (Saint Families) :  Use this signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4aa5a82aa02-holy24.  

Religion: We are planning “Saintly Visits” via Zoom to some of the younger grade classrooms during the week of November 2nd.  During these times the students will be asked to wear their costumes, so keep these handy and ready to wear!  As soon as we have confirmed the days and times of these visits we will let you know.  On Monday we will have our Touching Safety lesson.  Please refer to the information I sent out last week regarding the content of this lesson. The students will be asked to do some follow-up work with their parents after the lesson. Thank you.

Spelling: There will not be a spelling test this week. Yeah!

Reading: We are enjoying getting to know the characters in Charlotte’s Web. The students are working on their own Postcards from the Barn, where they will use their senses to describe the Zuckerman’s barn and describe the Escape from chapter 3 using fun and strong adjectives and verbs. The vocabulary words that we are focusing on from the story are written in their Vocabulary Books. Students can use their books as a tool to review the words and their meanings, which will help them prepare for a final vocabulary test when we finish the book.

Math: Math: We started our chapter on multiplication this week. Students will be working hard to memorize all multiplication facts from 0-12. Please have your child practice on Xtra Math at least 3x per week for 15-20 minutes. The memorization of math facts is crucial to learning multiplication and division algorithms. In addition, ask your child to explain what multiplication means. For example, 3×4=12 can be shown with an array. Have fun with it, and don’t be afraid to push your child’s thinking!

Science: This week, students will get to put their brand new deck of cards to use! We will be playing memory games and exploring the brain’s role in different kinds of memory. If you are interested in creating a creepy crawly creature with your child for Halloween, check out this great Mystery Science Resource.

Social Studies:   Your child should have received grades for their NE State tests.  Quite a few students would be unable to access the Google Forms test I created which made it necessary for me to make an alternate test. All students should be able to access tests and activities posted to Google Classroom–if their iPad has been properly set up.  Thank you for making sure the iPad is signed in to Google Classroom.  Our next set of states is the SE Region.  All students have a study sheet for this region.  Study sheets and online practice links for the test are located on the 4A page in the Map Study Sheet link at the top of the page. Our class work this week will focus on the Coastal and Plateau Native People of Washington State.

Veterans Day: In last week’s pick up directions and a blank flag for the Veterans Day Flag project were sent home.  I will go over the project in detail in class as well so that the students know what to do. The project is due no later than next Friday November 6th.  Next Tuesday the 10th, we will have a special classroom prayer service to honor the Veterans using these flags.  If you do not know a Veteran you can honor, you can research data bases online with profiles of Veterans.  Here is one site we have used in the past.

The magazine drives ends Wednesday, October 28th.  We have not yet reached our 125,000 goal, but we can to it with your support.  Thank you!

Here’s to a great week!