September 9, 2022
“This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you.”
What a great first 6 days we have had in class! It’s a pleasure to teach your sweet children! It was great to see so many of you at our welcome back picnic. We are lucky to be a part of this wonderful community!
- September 13th, Back to School Night, 6:00 P.M
- September 16th, Fund Run Assembly (Students may wear Fund Run t-shirts and uniform bottoms)
- September 22nd, All School Mass of the Holy Spirit, 9:30, Join us if you can!
- September 23rd, Fund Run Assembly (Students may wear Fund Run t-shirts and uniform bottoms)
- September 29th, Fund Run Assembly (Students may wear Fund Run t-shirts and uniform bottoms)
- September 30th, Fund Run
- After Care: Please communicate with your child if they are going to after care that day. Some kiddos are still a bit confused. I will walk After Care kids to the cafeteria and sign them in by 3:15.
- Pick Up: If children are not going to After Care, then they are to be picked up in the following way: 3rd Graders stay in our room and a parent picks them up here at the closest door to the office; 4th Graders are dismissed from our room at 3:00 and will meet parents in the parking lot.
- Back to School Night: I look forward to seeing you at this adult only event next Tuesday, September 13th. The evening will begin in the Garco Gym at 6:00. Then you will be invited to one of two short sessions in our classroom and the specialist learning fair in the gym.
- Fund Run:
Fund Run 2022 is set for Friday, September 30, 2022! Fund Run Letters have been mailed. Be on the lookout for yours to arrive this week! Please return your child’s t-shirt/medical release form ASAP! Thank you to those who have returned yours!
- New Families have received their Fund Run Survival Packets. Please return by this ASAP.
- Weekly Pledge Sheets begin this Friday, September 9. It is currently TRIPLE TICKET time! Collect pledges to earn tickets for a chance to win AWESOME prizes!
- If you would like to be a 2022 Fund Run Corporate Sponsor, please select one of the Sponsor levels below, follow the link, enter the matching amount in the “Gift Amount” window, and select “2022 Fund Run Corporate Sponsor” as your designation. We must receive Corporate Sponsor registrations by Friday, September 16, in order to include your business name/logo on our Fund Run shirts. 2022 Fund Run Corporate Sponsor Opportunities & Details
Elite: $5000 – Business/Family name and logo listed on either sleeve
Marathon: $2500 – Business/Family name and logo on T-shirt, listed at the top
Olympic: $1000 – Business/Family name and logo on T-shirt, listed in the middle
Sprint: $500 – Business/Family name and logo on T-shirt, listed toward the bottom
- Uniforms: Please check out our free uniform exchange downstairs in the activity center (old gym) if you need more uniforms. You can also donate as well! If the children are wearing a sweatshirt or jumper, they must have a uniform (red, white, or blue) polo underneath. Random shirts are not permitted. Socks must be plain red, white, Navy Blue, or black.
- Scholastic Book Order: I have sent out an email for our first book order. It is due by September 23rd if you are choosing to order. Please let me know if you have any questions. You can order at Scholastic.com. Our class code is QMCQ3.
- St. AL’S ONLINE STORE: Our school store is back with NEW items!! St. Al’s swag makes a GREAT gift! Thanks to Wildrose Graphics, purchasing uniform sweatshirts and St. Al’s swag is just a click away!
- Once you have selected your items for purchase, you will pay online and receive an email receipt. All purchased items will be packaged and labeled by Wildrose Graphics and delivered to the school by September 30. We will send items home with your students, unless otherwise specified.
- The store will only be open until the end of the day on Monday, September 12!
- Follow the link on the Monday News to order your uniform sweatshirts and so much more!!
- Youth and Adult Size Uniform Sweatshirts-UNIFORM APPROVED
- Men’s and Women’s Short Sleeve T-shirts in Heathered Charcoal
- Men’s and Women’s Full-Zip Hoodies in Black Twist
- Men’s and Women’s 1/4 Zip Pullovers in Red
- Men’s and Women’s Nike Polos in Red
- Logo Beanies
- 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:
Tuesday, September 13 (Language)
Tuesday, September 20 (Math)
Tuesday, September 27 (Reading)
- How to access my website:
- Go to stalsschool.org
- Go to the “For Students” tab and scroll to “Elementary Classes”
- Go to the 3rd/4th grade tab
*I will keep my website updated with news and photos.
*I have already posted some pictures on my website. Scroll to the bottom of the page, click on “Images from our Class,” and then the 2022-2023 file.
- Parking Lot: Please be aware that it may take extra time getting out at the end of the day. Thank you so much for your patience! Also, please remind your child to use the crosswalk when entering the lot. Thank you!
Please turn in these items from the first week in school:
- Family Homework Sacks
- “Introducing your Child” sheet.
- Name Homework
- Fund Run t-shirt/medical release form
- 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: I teach two separate math lessons each day for 3rd and 4th The curriculum at these grades are different and build on each other. The 3rd graders are reviewing addition, as well as are learning strategies for multiplication. The 4th graders are moving on in their multiplication learning by multiplying larger numbers. They are also reviewing strategies taught in 3rd grade. Both grades took a short baseline assessment this week too.
- Social Studies/Religion: We are really working on classroom community building, getting to know each other, and what it means to be a great classmate. We are practicing spreading ripples of kindness. Ask your child what this means.
- Reading: We have learned all about our class library and how independent & partner reading works. I have begun assessing the children in reading this week.
- Writing: We had a great discussion about what 3rd/4th grade writers do and don’t do since they are getting older. We also learned about our Writing Workshop. They wrote about their summers and also began to gather ideas for our first unit on narratives.