September 17th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News


September 17, 2021



“Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness.”

-Leo TolstoI’m so glad that so many of you could attend our Back to School Night!  Let me know if you have any questions from that evening.


Upcoming Events:

  • September 22nd, All School Mass, 9:30, Join us if you can!
  • September 24th, Fund Run Assembly (Kids wear old Fund Run t-shirt and uniform bottoms)
  • September 30th, Fund Run Assembly (Kids wear old Fund Run t-shirt and uniform bottoms)
  • October 1st, Fund Run


Important Information:

  • Fund Run is October 1st! Please look for information from the school and from our class newsletter regarding this fun event.  Thank you for your donations!!
  • MAP Testing: Students in grades 3-8 do MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) testing three times each year.  This test is done on-line on Chromebooks and will test language use, math, and reading.  The following is our class schedule.  Please try your best to have your child at school and ready (well rested) on the following days:

Wednesday, September 22nd (Math)

Wednesday, September 29th (Reading)


  • Please know that I am here for you. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected].


Highlights from our Week:

  • Math: Third graders have been working on multiplication strategies, as well as subtraction strategies.  The fourth graders have been learning about factors, prime numbers, and composite numbers this week.
  • Social Studies: We are continuing to work on classroom community building.
  • Religion: We read about the “Parable of the Talents” and learned how that story applies to our lives.  We had an awesome conversation in which we related our school’s theme of “Born to love and serve in thoughts, actions, and words” to this parable.  We learned that we must love and serve others in Christ.
  • Reading: We continued with our assessments.  As a whole group, we learned how to pick books that are just right for us.  We also talked about the purpose of reading.
  • Writing: We began our grammar lessons this week with a focus on capital letters.  We also wrote more personal narratives and added to our topic list.  We learned how third and fourth grade writers write complete sentences and complete paragraphs.
  • Science: We began our new science unit of water and climate.  We used our schema to make predictions about water.  We also did our first water experiment!