March 2nd Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News


March 2, 2020


Important Class & School Information:

*Thank you to all who donated to Generation Alive.  We will be making meals for the food insecure this week.  Please consider eating at the Flying Goat this Wednesday, March 4th.  They are generously donating 10% of all sales, $5 from each Pepperoni & Dalton pizza, and $3 from select drinks to our Generation Alive fundraiser.


*Registration opens March 4th and ends on March 13th.  All accounts must be current in order to register.


*This is a reminder that there is no school this Friday, March 6th for teacher in-service.  ELC is also closed that day.


*I will be contacting a few of you to schedule conferences on March 20th.  If you don’t receive an email from me and would like to meet, please let me know.  Our Spring conferences will be all day on the 20th so there won’t be any school that day.  ELC is open for childcare.


*This is just a reminder that the diocese is towing unauthorized vehicles parked in their lot across the street.


*Just a reminder that all families need 20 hours of volunteering completed and logged by June 5th.  Any unrecorded volunteer hours will be billed at $20 an hour.  Thank you for your support!


*We need lots of Auction volunteers to make our auction happen on April 17th.  Thank you in advance!  Please watch the Monday News for opportunities to volunteer.  You can also contact Aleisha Webb at [email protected]



*Our main field trip is coming up on April 30th which will be here before we know it.  We are going to the Spokane House at Riverside State Park to learn about the Spokane Native Americans and Fur Trappers.  This will culminate our Social Studies unit.   We will need several volunteers on this trip.  If you would like to go with us, you will need to be Virtus trained.  Please watch the volunteer section of the Monday News for scheduled trainings.  You can also contact Aleisha Webb [email protected] for more information.  Thank you in advance if you are wanting to come!


Curricular Information:

Math:  We learned all about measurement of volume and mass.  Ms. Beall taught the children to estimate, measure, and to compare their estimates to the actual mass of objects.  The children had a great time working together in teams to measure the mass of objects using a balance scale.  We also reviewed graphing with bar graphs this week.


Religion:  We began our Lenten journey this week beginning with an introduction lesson on Monday and reflective prayer on Tuesday.  The children decided how they will pray, fast, and give this Lent and we posted their ideas on the hall bulletin board.  Ash Wednesday Mass was beautiful!



Science:  Our caterpillars are getting bigger!  Hopefully we will have chrysalises soon.  We’re still waiting for our beetle pupas to hatch.  We enjoyed combining our grammar knowledge to create a mealworm chant this week.


Social Studies:  We began our Spokane unit!  We enjoyed observing old photos of Spokane and making guesses as to what was happening in the pictures.  Some were very surprising!


Language Arts:  We continued reading in our guided groups and learned a new non-fiction feature  (blurb) of texts.  During writing, we finished our mealworm research essays and continued to learn cursive.  Ms. Beall began a new grammar unit on sentence structure.



*Math Log (Due Monday)

*Reading Log (Due Monday)

*Cursive (Due Monday)

*Two-Sided Math Sheet (Due Monday)

*Spelling Test (None this week!)


Upcoming Events:

  • March 4th, Flying Goat donates proceeds to Generation Alive
  • March 6th, No School
  • March 12th, Lenten Season Mass, 10:15 at church
  • March 20th, Parent/Teacher conferences, No School, ELC open
  • March 26th, Lenten Reconciliation, 10:00 at church
  • April 3rd, Stations of the Cross
  • April 6-10, Spring Break, No School, ELC open
  • April 13th, Easter Monday, No School, ELC closed
  • April 17th, Auction
  • April 30th, All Day Field Trip to the Spokane House (more information to come and I will need parent volunteers)