March 11th Newsletter

Mrs. Manfred’s

Class News

March 11, 2022


“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, and the way you make others feel is your trademark.”

-Jay Danzie

 Upcoming Events:

  • March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, Green Free Dress, All School Mass at 9:30 at church
  • March 18, No School, Diocesan In-Service
  • March 21st, Report Cards sent home
  • March 24, 3rd/4th Mass at church, 9:30
  • March 25, No School, Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • March 31, Lenten Reconciliation Service, 9:30
  • April 4-8, Spring Break, No School


  • The packet went home today. It is due next Thursday, March 17th.
  • The spelling test will be on Thursday, March 17th.

Important Information:

  • Masks: Wearing a mask to school will become optional for staff and students on Monday, March 14th. Our class listened to Mrs. Krauss and Father Lamanna explain how this will work and that it is the expectation we make everyone feel comfortable with their personal decision.
  • Patrick’s Day: The kids will have green free dress. We are not having a party, however, I am looking for someone who can donate some store-bought frosted shamrock cookies for a treat. Please email me if you are willing. Thank you!
  • Conferences: Conferences are on March 25th. Our Spring conferences are optional. I have sent emails to a few families requesting a conference. If you have not received an email from me and would like a conference that day, please email me and we will set a time. For the spring conferences, we do not use Skyward to make the appointment times.
  • Registration: Remember to follow the steps for enrollment and turn in your packets.
  • Auction: We can’t wait to finally celebrate with our St. Al’s community again in our beautiful Garco Gymnasium on Saturday, April 30th! Watch for more details from Advancement on how you can donate.

Highlights from our Week:

  • Math: In both classes, we spent a lot of time reviewing for our Test on Thursday. The tests will come home with the report cards.
  • Religion: We began going into an in-depth study of Lent. Also, our new class set of Bibles arrived! We spent some time looking through them and seeing how they are organized and child friendly. We are so excited!
  • Writing: We began our last unit of writing which will take us to the end of the year. We are now working on informational writing. In grammar, we began to study adjectives.
  • Science: We began our new unit on “Structures of Life.” Thank you to everyone who donated fruit for us to observe and compare. We loved doing this investigation in the new STEM lab! Throughout the remainder of the year, my goal is to try and go to the lab at least once a week to do our investigations. On Thursday, we loved having Mrs. Lancaster from the Spokane Aquifer come and speak to us. We learned all about the aquifer and we even made aquifers in a cup! Look for pictures of all our Science this week on my website.
  • Social Studies: We continued with our study of Spokane by looking at our world map on Tuesday. We learned where the Bering Straight was and how the Native Americans crossed the land bridge thousands of years ago. We also began our pictorial chart of the Spokane River area. We are using this chart to learn more about the Native Americans.
  • Reading: For comprehension, we learned that when we read, we sometimes have misconceptions of the truth. We are able to learn new information as we read and make changes to our schema. What is super cool is we used this new strategy in the STEM Lab on Wednesday! Our schema changed about what a fruit might be. Some of the fruit we observed we had thought were vegetables.