Island of the Blue Dolphins Novel Study
Nativity Chalk Pastel
12/6 Chapter 3 Science Test
12/7 Free Dress (4th grade only) For Winning Track Tuesday
12/8 4th Grade Mass (must be at the church before 7:45)
12/11 Book Report Due
12/15 Unit 2 Spelling Review Test
12/19 Christmas Caroling at the Nursing Home
12/21 Christmas Pageant
12/22 Polar Express Christmas Party
Thank you to Cathy Breen for bringing back a very special 4th grade tradition. We will be headed to a nursing home in Bressi Ranch called ActivCare on Tuesday, December 19th to Christmas carol and spread holiday cheer. If you are available to drive and chaperone for this event, please sign up on our class volunteer page. The students may bring Christmas accessories (Santa hats, jingle bells, etc.) to wear for this trip.
Two SJA graduates, members of the National Honor Society at CCHS, are currently collecting Christmas gifts for homeless infants and children up to 16 years old. Please submit wrapped gifts indicating the approximate age and gender of the recipient to the box in the front office. Gift and cash donations can be made through December 7th. For additional information please click here. Thank you and God Bless!
Christmas Pageant Attendance
Please let Mrs. Oldham and myself know ASAP if your child will not be present for the Christmas Pageant on 12/21. Students who miss the pageant will have a make-up assignment in music class. Thank you!
Christmas Pageant Information
12/21 Christmas Shows: 6:00 pm PreK-3rd grades; 7:15 4-8 grades
4th grade students will meet in the 4th grade classroom at 6:45. All parents should go directly to the church. Only my room moms will be in the classroom before the pageant. I will be sure to take a class photo and share it with you!
Christmas Pageant Costumes
Students should bring the following Christmas show costume to school in a paper or reusable bag with their name on it for approval on Thursday, December 14th. This is a graded assignment worth 10% of their grade for this trimester. Thank you :-) Anne Marie Oldham
4th Grade will dress in all black with sparkly silver accents for the Christmas pageant.
Girls: Skirt/dress (length per uniform code) with black tights or leggings. Any combination of black with sparkly silver or black sequins or silver metallic fabric accents or accessories. Sleeves long or short, with shoulders covered.
Shoes: Black or silver
Boys: Black long pants with plain black crew neck quality t-shirt with no design or logo (these are inexpensive at Michaels; check for coupons).
Shoes: Black or dark. SJA will provide a vest with silver stars.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary- 4th Grade Mass
Please join us for this holy day of obligation next Friday 12/8. The 4th grade will be doing all of the readings and leading the choir. The students need to be at church between 7:30-7:45
Wish List Updated
A few parents asked me during conferences about our 4th grade wishlist so I have updated it here. It would be awesome to get some of these items checked off so that we have them ready for big projects while I am out on maternity leave. (the Bare Books & Frames, specifically) If you are interested in contributing, please let me know. Thank you so much!
Ornaments for Sale!
Please purchase your child’s unique, handmade Starfish Christmas ornament using the gala link. $5 from each ornament will be donated to Mission Circle, in support of the Casa Eudes Girls’ Home in Tijuana, and the rest will go towards underwriting student art for the Gala. Ornaments will be delivered to your child’s classroom on the Friday after payment is received.Thanks for your support!
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.
THE BISHOP IS COMING! Please join us on Sunday, 12/10 at the 11:30 mass. Bishop McElroy will be rededicating the church and installing Fr. Gerard as our pastor.
2nd Trimester FRIDAY PIZZA ORDER FORMS DUE NOW
This Friday, 12/8, is the first day of Pizza Fridays for the second trimester. If you have not already ordered for this Friday, please make sure that your child brings a lunch. If you would like to order pizza for 12/15 and future Fridays, please complete the form and send in payment ASAP. Your pizza charges can also be added to your FACTS incidental billing account.
Mrs. Ramsay’s Popular Sports Camp is Back
Mrs. Ramsay is offering a 3-day sports camp January 3rd-5th from 9:00-3:00. For more information and to sign up, click here.
Polar Express Christmas Party
It is an annual tradition that 4th & 2nd grade celebrate their Christmas parties together by boarding the Polar Express and watching the film on the last day of school before break. In order to make this party a success, we need lots of parent help. Please sign up if you are available to help in any way! Thank you!