November 19th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News

November 19, 2018

 

*Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your families!

 

*Thank you to all of you who donated to Operation Christmas Child!  Your donations will make a difference in the lives of children across the globe.

 

*For the Christmas program, our class will be performing a little play.  Mr. Barfield gave a part to each child who wanted one.  For your scheduling purposes, I wanted to let you know that we will be having a few all school rehearsals.  We will practice in the mornings of December 10th, 14th, 17th, and 18th.  Please try not to schedule any doctor appointments on those dates.  Also, I wanted to give you a heads up that on the date of our program, parking might be limited due to the GU game that evening.  If you get a chance to thank Mr. Barfield and Ms. King for their work on this program, please do so.  They have spent countless hours writing scripts, choosing songs, scheduling practices, and doing much more to prepare for this performance.  We are so lucky to have them as a part of our school community!

 

*Please send PE shoes for Monday, Tuesday, and Friday each week.  If you wish to leave a pair in the classroom, that is fine too.  I have a bin to store them in.  The children must have tennis shoes in order to participate.  I have them change into clean shoes after recess and before PE.  This just helps Mr. Hanson to keep the gym clean.

 

*Please prayerfully consider donating to our school’s Annual Fund.  It makes an impact for your children.  The first class to have everyone donate will win a free dress pass and pizza/movie party.  One donation per family will go towards all of your children.  Thank you in advance!

 

*IF you are planning on going on field trips this year, you must be Virtus trained.  Watch the volunteer section of the Monday News to see the scheduled Virtus trainings.  Please contact Aleisha Webb awebb@dioceseofspokane.org for more information.

 

*Homework:

None!  Enjoy this time off with your families.

Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday, November 21st, Early Dismissal, 12:00 (ELC closes at 3:00)
  • Wednesday, November 21st, Ugly Sweater or Sock Day (Uniform Bottoms)
  • November 22nd-23rd, Thanksgiving Break
  • November 30th, Picture Retakes
  • December 6th, Immaculate Conception Mass at church. 10:15 (We will walk over at 9:45 if you would like to join us.)
  • December 10th, First Trimester Report Cards sent home
  • December 14th, Ugly Sweater or Sock Day (Uniform Bottoms)
  • December 18th, Christmas Program, 6:30 p.m., St. Al’s Church
  • December 19th, Advent Reconciliation
  • December 20th-January 2nd, Christmas Break
  • January 3rd, School Resumes

 

Curricular Information:

Math:  During Math on Tuesday, we had some visiting teachers from the Chattaroy School District observe us.  They have recently adopted the Bridges Math Curriculum and wanted to see it in action.  They watched the students do Number Corner and also a math lesson on multiplication (building arrays). This week, we also looked at our Veteran’s Day Stars and organized them onto data charts on our wall.  We took that data and organized it into a graph.  We also had a wonderful conversation about Veterans and our military branches.  Thank you for having those Veteran’s Day conversations at home so that the children could write on their stars.

 

Science:  During Science on Tuesday, we had some GU Education students join us and observe the lesson.  They are working with their professor to design some Engineering activities for our class to do one afternoon in December.  I love to have this partnership with GU!  Our experiment this week was to help us learn about evaporation.  Ask your child what we did.

 

Religion:  We continued learning about the parts of Mass and added to our book.  We also read a fun fact about St. Augustine, as well as we prayed intentions.  Our class had a Chapel Mass with 4th grade on Thursday morning.  We love that intimate setting for Mass.  It is so meaningful for all of us!