Playing Our Awesome Board Game Book Report Games!
March Madness Update: We are down to our last two competitors!!
Captain Underpants v. Billy B. Fries an Ant
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4/5 Family Life Information Coming Home with graded work file
4/5 ROCK THE SCHOOL CONCERT 6:30 TONIGHT
4/7 Dojo Store
4/7 Book Clubs Starting
4/7 Noon Dismissal
4/11 Overnight Field Trip Forms Due!
4/12 Poetry Cafe
4/12 Coffee with the Principals
4/13 Holy Thursday Retreat
4/14-4/21 No School for Easter Break
4/26-4/27 Overnight Field Trip
4/28 Family Life information & envelope must be returned
5/5 4th Grade Mass
5/12 May Crowning Mass
5/29 Memorial Day No School
6/1 Walk Through California Program
Rock the School Concert- Come support our classmates in this fun and exciting show! If your child comes to this school sponsored event tonight, they can skip their writing journal homework!
Gala- Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to sponsoring my husband and I to attend the gala and for the raffle tickets! I am very excited for this fun event and hope to see you all there! Great job on the raffle ticket sales everyone!!!
Kindness Week was awesome! It was truly touching to see the students so focused on kind words and deeds all week long. I loved watching them put others' needs before their own. We played a compliment game on Monday and the students begged to play it everyday! Kindness and positivity are truly contagious - I hope this good energy stays with us and carries us through the end of the school year. If you didn't get a chance, ask your child about the bucket filling activity that we did and see if they will share their kind notes with you :)
Poetry Cafe- We started writing poetry during Kindness Week and are continuing our study of poetry this week and next. The students are blowing me away with their thoughtful and creative poems. Please join us for a celebration of their writing next Wednesday at 1:45 in the 4th grade classroom. If anyone wants to volunteer to bring in cookies and refreshments, that would be very appreciated! (Use the sign up above)
Book Clubs - The students will be doing "book clubs" for the next 6 weeks. Each student is assigned a group and a novel which they will read together and practice and review many of the comprehension skills and strategies that we've learned this year. Students will be required to do some of the reading and activities in school and some at home. (The more they cooperate and work hard in class, the less they have to do at home). They will also have some assigned reading to do over Spring Break. This ensures that we will finish the books on time. Ask your child which novel they will be reading!
Family Life is a part of the religion curriculum in 4th grade. A copy of the curriculum, the parent connection packet and a permission slip will be going home today. Please take some time to look over the curriculum to make sure that you are comfortable with everything being taught. All of these items (including the parent packet) need to be returned after Easter break on April 28th.
Holy Thursday Retreat - it is a tradition at Saint James to spend the Thursday before Easter Break preparing for Easter with a religious retreat. All day the students will participate in faith-based activities and prayer. We end the day with praying the Stations of the Cross down at the church with the 8th grade leaders.
SAVE THE DATE! 4/12, 8:00 a.m. Coffee with the Principals in the school library. Please use this link to RSVP and to suggest conversation topics:
Coffee with the Principals RSVP
SAVE THE DATES: SJA SUMMER CAMPS
Come join us & INVITE YOUR FRIENDS for camp right here at St. James this summer with our fabulous teachers!! More information coming soon!
2-Day SLAM (Sports, Learning, A Lot of Fun, Mission Outreach) Camp June 15-16 9:00am-3:00pm
Led by Coach Bohman ~ Cost $110
SLAM Camp June 19-23 8:30am-12:00pm
Led by Coach Bohman ~ Cost $160
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp June 19-22 (session 1) & June 26-29 (session 2) 8:00am-12:00pm
Led by Ms. Williams & Mrs. Clemens ~ Cost $225
Sports Camp June 26-30 9:00am-3:00pm
Led by Kelly Ramsay ~ Cost $195
ACE Camp (Academic Fun Camp) July 10-13 (session 1), July 17-20 (session 2), July 24-27 (session 3) 8:30am-12:30pm
Led by Ms. Mottles, Mr. Waldman & Mrs. Tavassoli ~ Cost $225