Newsletter February 3rd

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News


February 3, 2020


*Thank you for your donations of mugs for the House of Charity!  We had a wonderful Catholic Schools Week and ended with a sweet time with our Special People.  Check out the pictures on my website.


*Please continue collecting coins (and dollars) for the Generation Alive meals.  We appreciate your donations!


*Our Valentine’s Party is on February 12th.  I have attached a class list if your child wishes to make valentines.  So we don’t have any hurt feelings, please give one to all 33 kids.  Thank you!


*Our annual Open House is February 6th and 7th for prospective parents in both ELC and our K-8.  Please consider referring our school to your family and friends.  If anyone you refer enrolls in our school, your family will get a $100 tuition credit.  Thank you!


*The 2020-2021 registration process is beginning soon.  Registration will be open between March 4th through the 13th.  Please look for more information on how to register and how to access Fair Share in the Monday News.  Please be mindful that your account must be current to register.




*Reading Log due Monday

*Math Log due Monday

*Math Unit 3 pre-assessment due Monday (We will have a test over unit 3 on Tuesday the 11th.  This pre-assessment is very similar to what they will have on their unit test.  It is a good study guide.)

*Cursive Sheet due Monday

*Spelling Test (Friday)


Curricular Information:

Math:  We wrapped up our Number Corner unit on fractions.  We also reviewed and took our Number Corner assessment check-up.


Religion:  For Catholic Schools Week, Ms. Beall introduced our door theme “Caring for God’s Creation” by exploring the Book of Genesis in her Bible.  The children were given a living thing found in the Bible to decorate.  On the back, they wrote how they care for God’s creation.  Check out our door!  She also talked about Holy Spirit moments with the children.  They created Holy Spirit clouds that are on display in our front office area.   This week we also began learning the hand motions and words to the first part of the Apostles’ Creed.


Social Studies:  On Tuesday, we partnered with the 8th graders to build community.  Our third graders had one on one conversations with them to get to know them.  The 8th graders also brought our students stuffed animals to adopt.  Our class loved it!


Science:  Ms. Beall created a STEM lesson for the students.  They learned all about the Engineering Design Process during her lesson.  The students had to collaborate in teams on how to build the tallest tower with limited materials.  Look for pictures of this fun lesson on my website.


Language Arts:  During reading, we continued working in our guided groups.  Our groups changed a bit after testing last week and we are now back into the swing of meeting in groups with Mrs. Dvorak, Ms. Beall, and myself.  We read a lot this week!

Upcoming Events:

  • February 11th, tour of our church
  • February 12th, Valentine’s Party (more info. to come)
  • February 12th, International Potluck Dinner, 6:00 p.m., cafeteria
  • February 13th, No School, Teacher In-service (ELC Open)
  • February 14th, No School, Teacher In-service (ELC Closed)
  • February 17th, No School, President’s Day
  • February 26th, Ash Wednesday Mass, 12:15 at Church