January 14th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News


January 14, 2022



“In the midst of our lives, we must find the magic that makes our souls soar.”

-author unknown

Thank you again for your continued support and partnership as we battle this Covid and Flu season. May you continue to remain healthy.


Upcoming Events:

  • January 30th, Catholic Schools Week Mass at parish. 11:00 a.m.
  • January 31st-February 4th, Catholic Schools Week
  • February 4th, Friends & Family Mass
  • February 17th-18th, Teacher In-Service (No School)
  • February 21st, President’s Day (No School)



  • Packet went home yesterday and is due January 21st.
  • Spelling test is January 21st
  • Asynchronous work from Friday is due on Tuesday, January 18th. Please send everything back to school with your child.


Important Information:

  • Letter of Intent: This letter went home with students earlier this week. Please return it by Tuesday, January 18th if possible. The office needs to know who is returning to St. Al’s next year for enrollment purposes.
  • Annual Fund: We hope you received your 2020-21 Annual Report – BORN TO LOVE & SERVE – over Christmas break! This year’s publication includes a 2022 calendar full of awesome photos of our community and a summary of our capital campaign story. This is a small token of our gratitude for your amazing partnership – ENJOY! We ask that you prayerfully consider making a gift to support our annual fund this year. Every gift, large or small, makes a positive, lasting impact on our students and staff. Please scan the QR code on the back of your calendar or follow the link below to give online or submit your gift in the envelope provided in your annual report. Watch for more information coming soon about our Annual Fund Class Competition as we ramp up for our Catholic Schools Week celebration! Thank you in advance for your support as we embrace 2022 doing our best to LOVE & SERVE Jesus and one another! 


  • Silverwood Reading: We are so fortunate to be participating once again in the Silverwood reading program. Information regarding this program, as well as a log, went home earlier this week. Just record your child’s reading on the log. Once the 10 hours have been reached, turn it in and await your free ticket. All forms are due by March 31st. Let me know if you have questions.
  • Map Testing: We are beginning round two of MAP testing next week. Please try and have your child at school on the following dates for testing if possible. I understand there are exceptions if a child is sick. We have a few make-up days built in also.

Wed., January 19th (Math)

Wed., January 26th (Reading)

  • PE Shoes: Now that we are really into winter boot weather, please remember to send PE shoes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Thank you!


Highlights from our Week:

  • Math: In 4th grade, we worked on the standard algorithm in addition and subtraction through story problems. In 3rd grade, we continued our study of measurement by measuring the mass of objects in grams, as well as by measuring the length of objects in centimeters and inches. They loved measuring the room!
  • Religion: We continued learning about the Trinity by really exploring who the Holy Spirit is and how the Holy Spirit comes to us. We also attended a beautiful Epiphany Mass on Thursday, in which some of our class sang in the choir. We are so fortunate at our school to be able to worship joyfully together.
  • Writing: We finished writing our five paragraph opinion essays. During grammar, we learned about verb tense and irregular verbs.
  • Science: We continued our exploration of motion and matter with another fun experiment on magnetism.
  • Social Studies: We continued our study of maps by learning more about the parts of a globe (longitude, latitude, and hemispheres).
  • Reading: We continued to explore the non-fiction features of title pages and captions. We learned their purpose and how they help us to gather information. For fiction, we continued to study the plot of stories. Each grade level began their novel studies this week. Fourth grade is reading the book, “Hatchet” and the 3rd grade is reading “Sarah Plain and Tall.”
  • Technology: We did our language MAP test this week.