We are SO Proud of our 4th Grade Spelling Bee Contestants!
Penny Wars & Pizza Parties
2/5-2/12 Valentine Candy Grams for Sale Before & After School
2/9 Dojo Store
2/10 Father Daughter Dance
2/12 Bring in brown paper bag to make Valentine Mailboxes
2/13 LAST DAY TO TURN IN ANY WORK FOR 2ND TRIMESTER
2/13 Valentine's Day Baby Shower & Class Party
2/14 Ash Wednesday
2/15 End of Second Trimester
2/16-2/20 President's Weekend - No School
2/23 Fourth Grade Mass
2/23 Mission Model Due
2/23 Overnight Forms Due
3/1 & 3/2 Parent Teacher Conferences
3/2 Mission Report Due
4/25-4/26 Overnight Field Trip to the Lazy W Ranch
A BIG thank you to Erin Dionisiou, Ugne Roper & Jennay Gunderson for taking over the 4th grade Art Program while I am on maternity leave!
Students whose families have submitted $30 toward the class Gala Basket will receive free dress for the next 5 Mondays after they donate. Thank you for supporting this cause!
Reading Logs/Homework Planners- I've noticed that MANY students have not been filling out or turning in their reading logs each week. Reading outside of school is an important part of their weekly homework. Every week the students should be reading at LEAST an hour from their book report novel or another free choice text. I also feel that it is important for parents to look at the homework planner for the week and read ALL of the announcements. Please try to make this a weekly habit with your child.
Gradelink- Students should be checking gradelink at least once a week. I recommend that families check gradelink on Wednesdays when graded student work goes home. Last week the students received their progress report and had a reflection assignment to go along with it. This should have been signed and turned in. The trimester ends in 2 weeks so I don't want there to be any surprises when report cards go home. NO WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER TUESDAY 2/13.
Father Daughter Dance
The 8th Annual SJA Father Daughter Dance is coming up on February 10th. Invitations were sent home last week with your daughters. Please RSVP by bringing your check to the front office.
Overnight Forms are due on the 23rd. We have all of our parent chaperones for the trip. Thank you so much to our volunteers: Eric Noguchi, Jim Laverty, Sandra Van Gilder, Kellie Kaseburg, Sue White, Jennay Gunderson, Susan Hanna & Cherine Tavassoli. I do not take requests for cabin or carpool groups but if your child has some nighttime or homesick issues, please communicate them with me ASAP. Thank you!
Valentine Baby Shower & Class Party
A big thank you to Cathy Breen, Jennay Gunderson & Claudia Trietley for organizing our Valentine Party this year! These fun and special events will take place on February 13th this year so that we can keep the tone of Ash Wednesday on the 14th. It is an SJA tradition that around Valentines Day each year we have a baby shower where the students bring in baby gifts to be donated for mothers in crisis. To go along with our green initiative, gifts should NOT be wrapped this year. Our class's donations go to the Life Choices Organization. It is a very fun addition to our Valentines Day celebrations. The students may dress up in festive "party clothes" (dresses/skirts and blouses, slacks and collared shirts for the boys... it is fun if they dress Valentine themed :-)
Students may also bring in Valentines for their classmates on that day. A class list with instructions went home last week. Please keep our school's wellness policy in mind. There should be no candy attached to the Valentines. Students will get at treat at the class party. Students should bring in brown paper grocery bags by 2/12 to make mailboxes out of.
Cold & Flu Season - Please help keep our students healthy by keeping sick kiddos home and reminding your child to wash their hands. We will be doing lots of cleaning and sanitizing in the classroom to hopefully keep away any germs. Thank you for your help in these efforts!
Writing Journals - Starting in the third trimester, students will be responsible for writing TWO paragraphs in their writing journals each week.
Guardian Angel Program
What is better than the gift of Catholic education? The SJA Guardian Angel Program helps bridge the gap between our affordable tuition and the actual cost of educating each student. Your tax-deductible donation will allow SJA to continue to offer innovative programs for our students, recruit and retain highly qualified teachers, update our facilities and provide tuition assistance to qualified individuals who desire a Catholic education. Additional information can be found here or on the donation form here. Thank you for your support! We are hoping for 100% family participation.
Spring Sports Sign-ups ~ Due Feb.8
Boys Soccer ~ Season runs April & May; JV games played Mondays 3:30pm or 4:30pm all away; Varsity games played Weds. 3:30pm or 4:30pm all away. Practices during PE and possibly after school.
Girls Basketball ~ Season runs April & May; games Tuesdays or Thursdays 3:30pm or 4:30pm, all away. Practices during PE and possibly after school.
Pee Wee Basketball ~ Boys & Girls 3rd & 4th grade only; games Saturdays March 17-May 19. Practices during PE, possibly after school.
Sign-ups are DUE Thursday February 8th
Use the links for information on the Class Baskets and Underwriting Opportunities for the Gala!
Please make sure to read the SJA newsletter each week! SJA Newsletter