Weekly News

Week of June 11th

Wow-the final curtain!  I can’t believe we have come to the end, but I know we are all ready for summer.  I look forward to another road trip to Nashville, TN, to see our beautiful year old granddaughter and relaxing a lot!  I pray for safe travels and fun times with family and friends for all of you.

Congratulations to all those with graduated kindergartners and 8th graders.  Eighth grade graduation was beautiful and my blessings go with all of them as they continue their journeys.  It seems like it was just yesterday that they were with me in third grade!

This week brings lots of activity and special togetherness time as we wrap up our year.  We have lots of cleaning and wrapping up to do but also are spending time doing special activities that enhance themes and topics we learned about this year such as the ocean and geometry.

On Monday we have our last assembly of the school year and it is a full day of school as is Tuesday.  We have our last PE on Tuesday so students can still wear their PE clothes.  Wednesday and Thursday are noon dismissal.  Thursday is Buddy Beach Day and 3rd grade “hits the beach” with 6th grade at 9-9:30am.  Student’s have free dress and may wear playclothes and sandals.  See the school newsletter for details.  Friday’s dismissal is after mass around 10:30ish.  We also have Honor Roll Assembly at 8:30am in the hall before 9:15am mass where we will say good-byes and honor Father Marlon.  Unfortunately, we have to say good-bye to Sofia Dannemann and her family and wish them the best always,

Students should continue to bring emptied backpacks thru Thursday as we gradually bring home schoolwork and other items.  Also, please let me know if your student is leaving before the last day.  Report cards and other end-of-the-year items are not given out early, so they can be picked up in the school office during the summer if they are not here on Friday. Please check for summer office hours.

Lastly, be sure to check Shutterfly for lots of pictures/memories of third grade and any other last minute information.  I know I will cherish all the memories of this past school year.  Have a wonderful summer and see you around next year!

Prayers always,

Sue Arnold

 

Week of June 4th

Welcome to the last full week of school and a busy one it is.  We are still at full speed with our academics as we wrap up our subjects this week.  If your student is missing any school this week, they can expect to have some work or tests to make up very quickly.  Students in GAINS, 100 pt plus Club (ACC Reader), and with Kindergarten siblings will be excused from work during the time of the event.  GAINS students are attending their end-of-year party on Tuesday and will take their Math test before they leave and return in time to get the Science test review information.  Third grade students with Kinder siblings will be excused to attend the graduation between 10-11am on Wednesday, but will need to make up any work and the English test in the afternoon they miss and be prepared for any tests the next day if they decide to leave school early.  The students who qualified for the 100 pt. plus ice cream social (congratulations to Will Mota, Analisa Sanchez, and Rowan Schoettler) on Wednesday afternoon will get any information about the Science test on Thursday when they come back to class.

Besides the events mentioned above which affect some students, we have Student Council Installation in the church after our morning assembly on Monday.  We have our last Library time on Wednesday morning so the students can take any ACC tests, cash in any points, and return any books.  It is also Kindergarten Graduation on Wednesday, and any 3rd grade siblings are excused to attend the event between approximately 10-11am.  It is early dismissal (11:00am) on Thursday due to the 8th grade graduation luncheon.  Eighth grade graduates Friday evening in the church.

This week we are learning about:

Religion

We are learning about Praying the Way Jesus Did in our last chapter-Chapter 24.  There is no test.

Language Arts

We have our last English test on capitalization and punctuation on Wednesday afternoon.

Math

We are learning about probability and basic division with a remainder.  We are having a test on Chs. 12, 13, and 14 on Geometry on Tuesday and also reviewing for the Math Final on Friday.  The final will be sent home for review, parent signature and return next week.  It is important to review the test to know if there are any areas that your student should focus on during the summer.  Mrs. Smiland, the fourth grade teacher, will also be sending home a summer math workbook to all the students to be completed over the summer per her directions.

Social Studies and Science

Our final Science test is on Thursday morning on Ch. D2-Water on Earth.  We are continuing to do some ocean theme activities this week as well.

Tests this week

Tuesday-Math-Chs. 12, 13, and 14 on Geometry

Wednesday-English-Capitalization and punctuation

Thursday-Science Ch. D2 on Water on Earth

Friday-Math Final in am

Next week is our final week (as you know!) and we will be cleaning up, doing lots of fun activities, bringing home lots of work and other things.  If your student is leaving before the final day, please let me know.  No report cards are sent home early so if your student is not here for our final days, you can pick up report cards and any other things left behind during the school summer office hours.

Lastly, the May book report (diorama with a mini-research report,approximately 5 paragraphs, and Animal Research Sheet of notes on an ocean creature) is due on Tuesday, June 5th, and all family reading coupons need to be returned by Tuesday for credit.

Have a wonderful week!

Sue Arnold