January 22nd Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News


January 22, 2018


Important Information:

  • I am gone again today and tomorrow for more GLAD training.  At this training, I am learning some great teaching strategies.  I will have one more three day training in early February for this.
  • The children did a great job with their MAP testing this last week.  They are getting the hang of this test.  J
  • Please consider attending our auction on Friday, February 2nd at 5:30 in our new building.   It is a fun way to support our school.  You can register on line at www.stalsschool.org (click on auction tab) or call 489-7825.  Tickets are $60 a person.  This is an adult only event.
  • Homework this Week:
  1. Math Facts Log
  2. Reading Log
  3. Math Sheet (2 sided)
  4. Spelling words (test Friday)
  5. Cursive Writing Practice Sheet (Since we are now working on our cursive, I will begin sending home one or more sheets to practice each week.  I will be looking for nice, neat handwriting.)

Upcoming Events:

  • January 28th through February 2nd, Catholic School’s Week
  • January 28th, Parish Appreciation Mass (Please consider attending either 8:30 or 11:00 Mass to show our parish that we appreciate them.  Your child needs to be in uniform if you are attending.)
  • January 29th, last day of 2nd Quarter
  • February 1st, Special Person’s Day Mass, 8:30-11:15 (Grandparents or special persons are invited that morning.  They will start in the downstairs gym for a welcome at 8:30.  Then they will go on a tour of the new building and come to classes at 9:30.  We will go to Mass a little before 10:00.  Mass starts at 10:15.)
  • February 2nd, Auction, 5:30 in our new building (Aftercare closes at 5:00.)
  • February 5th, Blessing of the New Gym during Monday Morning Prayer (Please come to this if you are able.  It is a very exciting time for our school!)
  • February 13th, Valentine Party celebration, Red and Pink Free Dress
  • February 14th, Ash Wednesday Mass, 12:15
  • February 15-16, No School, Teacher Inservice Days
  • February 19th, No School, Presidents Day

Curricular Information:

Math:  We took our unit 2 math test this week.  We also discussed equivalent fractions on our Calendar Grid.


Writing:  We worked more on our cursive writing.


Religion:  On Thursday, we had our Chapel Mass with 4th grade.  Our class did a nice job with the readings and Prayers of the Faithful.

Science:  We made more observations on our Mealworms.  The children are excited because there are a few pupas in the habitat.  We also loved having instructors from Turnbull Wildlife Refuge come and teach us about birds!


Reading:  We learned how to use the index in non-fiction books.