1/29-2/2 Catholic Schools Week
1/29 FREE DRESS for students who attended open house
1/29 Penny Wars begin!
1/30 Spelling Bee
2/1 Red, White & Blue free dress for students who donate PB&J
2/1 Baby Clemens Due :)
2/2 Grandparents Mass
2/10 Father Daughter Dance
2/12 Bring in brown paper bag to make Valentine Mailboxes
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
Thank you to everyone who attended Open House! I loved seeing all of your smiling faces! :)
Check out the students' AWESOME stop motion science projects! (Find them at the bottom of this newsletter)
Catholic School's Week is this week! Help us celebrate our Catholic culture by joining us for the following activities:
Sunday 1/28- Open House
- Please join us for 9:00am mass this Sunday. Drop by the school after and bring a friend. Students who are IN UNIFORM on Sunday will receive free dress for Monday!
- Students begin Penny Wars to earn money for our California Fire Fighters
- Free Dress for students who came to mass on Sunday IN UNIFORM
- School Family board game fun (8:15-8:45)
- No Homework for Students
- 1:10- Spelling Bee (4th-8th)
- Fun in-class activity
- Pizza Party in Class
- Students will provide thank you notes, cards and items to our parish staff members. These are presented at a lunch put on for the Parish staff by the SJA faculty.
- Free Dress (red, white & blue) for students who donate a jar of peanut butter or jelly to Mission Circle
- Adoration throughout the day
- Students to make items to send with our financial contribution to the firefighters.
- 8:00- Grandparents Mass- Please RSVP here
- School-wide recess 9:00-9:30
Students whose families have submitted $30 toward the class Gala Basket will receive free dress on the Monday of the week 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.
Progress Reports/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. This week the students will receive their progress report and have a reflection assignment to go along with it. This needs to be signed and turned in by the end of the week. The trimester ends in 3 weeks so I don't want there to be any surprises when report cards go home.
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, Jonathon Roper, 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 issues, please communicate them with me ASAP. Thank you!
Book Reports - students should be checking out their NEXT book report novel in library class. The genre for this next project is a choice of mystery or fantasy. Mrs. Schlehuber will not let students check out books if they have not returned their biography and classic novels. Please check in with your child to make sure that they have returned their old books are have checked out their new novel. Directions for this book report will go home next week after we go over the requirements in class. We are going over the directions for this project in class today. Students should have their novels read by March 12th so that they have enough time to work on their project before it is due.
Valentine Baby Shower & Class Party
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!
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!
STOP MOTION PROJECTS ON WEATHERING & EROSION (below).