Newsletter October 14

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News


October 14, 2019


*Hallowfest is coming soon!  Please join us on Friday, October 25 for a night filled with fun, games, and of course, CANDY!  Here are a few different ways your family can receive volunteer hours for Hallowfest:

  • Set up on Thursday, October 24 (time TBD)
  • Volunteer (in school) and help prep for the big night!
  • Volunteer the night of Hallowfest at the many different games and activities.
  • Candy: Each family is asked to donate 2 bags of small wrapped candy or individually packaged healthy treats that we use as prizes at Hallowfest.  You can drop them off at the front desk any time.

Contact Aleisha Webb [email protected] for more information on how you can help.


*Office Depot:  Did you know that you can help our school earn money when you shop at Office Depot?  Simply put in our school phone number (509-489-7825) when you check out both in store and online and St. Al’s earns 2% of your total purchase.


*Amazon Smile:  Please use Amazon Smile when making your Amazon purchase.  Type in our school name when you sign in and we will get money back.  It is so simple!


*Box Tops:  Please continue to clip your Box Tops and turn them in!  Every Box Top is money for our school!


*Please send your child with a coat to school since winter has come early this year!  We will go outside unless it is below 20 degrees.


*Picture Day is this Wednesday, October 16th.  The children may wear “nice clothes” free dress for this day.  If you already turned in your money envelope, I will just keep it until Wednesday.




*Reading Log (Please have your child read at least 20 minutes every night either to you or

independently.   You may also choose to read to your child too.  Please mark down the minutes read on

the log.)

Due the following Monday

**There is a parent signature line at the top of the sheet.  Please sign.**


*Math Log (This is located on the other side of the reading log.  Please either help your child learn math

facts quickly by quizzing them or your child may practice math facts independently too.  Please try and

have your child practice math facts every night for at least 10 minutes.  Record the minutes on the math

log.  Start with addition and subtraction and then onto multiplication.  By the end of 3rd grade, the

children are required to fluently know their multiplication facts to 10.

Due the following Monday

**There is a parent signature line at the top of the sheet.  Please sign.**


*Math Sheet (This is double-sided and reflects our learning in class.)

Due the following Monday


*Spelling (The words are attached for the test this Friday.  Your child can study any way and

the sheet does not have to be returned to me.)

Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday, October 16th, Individual Picture Day
  • Friday, October 25th, Hallowfest
  • Thursday, October 31, Halloween Party (More information to come)
  • Friday, November 1st, All Saints/All Souls Mass, 12:15 at church, (Third grade is in charge of this Mass. Please join us if you are able.)
  • Thursday and Friday, November 7 & 8, Conferences, No School
  • Monday, November 11th, Veteran’s Day, No School
  • Wednesday, November 27th, Early Release 12:00 p.m., ELC closes at 3:00 p.m.
  • November 28-29, No School, Thanksgiving Break, ELC closed


Curricular Information:

Math:  We enjoyed playing a fun math game called “Frog Jump Multiplication.”  Hopefully families had a chance to play this at home together.  Also this week, we solved two-digit addition problems using a variety of strategies.  Our main strategy we focused on this week was jumping to friendly numbers on a number line.  Ask your child to show you how to solve an addition problem on a number line and what a friendly number is.


**I sent home a packet of addition strategies and subtraction strategies for you to have at home.  Please keep them and refer to them when doing homework.**


Religion:  We began our Virtus Personal Safety training.  We learned to find our voice and use the word “no” when we ever have that icky feeling inside or if someone is acting inappropriately towards us.  We also attended all school Mass on Thursday.


Social Studies:  We continued our map skills unit by learning about longitude and latitude on the globe.


Science:  We enjoyed another science experiment with water.  We researched the question, “How does water move on a slope?”  We attempted this experiment several times and realized that there are different variables that affect how water moves on a slope.  We wrote our reflections in our science notebooks and we added vocabulary to our science dictionaries.


Reading:  We continued reading in small, guided groups.  We also continued with our word work study.


Writing:  We continued our study of nouns by writing a new class sentence that included proper nouns.