Getting Ready for the Variety Show!
Guest Teacher for the Day: Mr. Kimberlain
5/26 Ch. 11 Math Test
5/26 Variety Show Performances
5/29 Memorial Day No School
5/30 Book Club Novel Test
6/1 Walk Through California Program
6/2 Noon Dismissal
6/2 Mexican Fiesta Celebration of our Last Spanish Class
6/2 Mysteries of the Rosary Test
6/5 Parent Appreciation Coffee
6/6 Book Report Due- Presentations during class
6/7 iPads Turned in
6/7 LAST DAY TO TURN IN WORK
6/9 Time Capsules Due (more info to come)
6/9 8th Grade Graduation
6/9 Celebrate Summer Birthdays
6/9 Last Chance to Spend Dojo Dollars
6/12 Beach Day
6/14 Last Day of School
Variety Show Update: due to a flood in the Parish Hall, the Variety Show will take place outside this year. We need families to provide a few things to help make the event a success. Please use this link to sign up to provide a pop-up and/or blankets for students to use on Friday if you can! You can also bring a pop-up or lounge chair for yourself to sit on! Students should come to school in their costumes.
Open Dress Rehearsal: 10:00 AM
Showtime: 1:00 PM
Beach Day is coming up on Monday, June 12th. We need parent chaperones to drive and we also need a pop-up for the class and a cooler. Please use the volunteer sign-up genius to sign up if you are available to help! Permission slips went home last week, please get them turned in ASAP!
Mexican Fiesta - to culminate our year in Spanish, Maestra Snyder is hosting a fiesta next Friday June, 2nd. If you're able to, please contribute something small for our celebration. Link to sign-up
Walk Through California Program: This is a very fun annual "in-school field trip" that the 4th grade looks forward to every year. In order to prepare for the program, each student is going to be receiving 1-2 "roles" that they must research, study and memorize before the event. They will also need to prepare a costume. The costume does not need be associated with their role. Some of the options are: gold miner, Mexican vaquero/ranchero (cowboy), missionary/padre, Native American, Spanish conquistador, a costume depicting their expert card (role), or a costume depicting California geography or produce. We are going over all of this information in class on Thursday, so your child will have details about their role(s) for you then. Thank you for helping them to prepare a costume and memorize their part! Parents are welcomed and encouraged to come! The program will begin at 8:30 - the location is TBD.
Book Club Novels need to be finished by Tuesday 5/30. The students will be tested on their novel that day.
The Final Book Report of the year is due on June 6th. The students checked out Newberry Award Winner/Honor novels before Easter Break. The book report is a "free choice" format and all students will present their report in front of the class. I went over the directions and expectations in class last week and gave the students a hand-out. There is also information posted on my website. The goal of this report is for the students to share their novel in a way that is creative and meaningful to them. I look forward to seeing their last big project of the year!
iPads are being collected during computer class on June 7th. iPads should be fully charged and the original (big) charger needs to be turned in with it. (Small iPhone chargers will not be accepted). Families need to repair damaged ipads well before the collection date. Students can make an appointment and take damaged ipads (cracked screens/broken home button) directly to their closest Apple store for repair. The cost is $50.00 for Apple care repairs.
Parent Appreciation Breakfast Please save the date! We would love for you to join us for a Parent Appreciation Breakfast on Monday, June 5th. Please RSVP here. More details to come.
Students will not receive report cards and yearbooks until they turn in their ipads with covers and chargers. Replacement chargers cost $20.00.
STEM CAMP! Miss Williams and I are so excited to be putting on a STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) CAMP this summer at SJA. This will be a fun and engaging, hands-on learning experience for our campers that requires critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. I would LOVE to see some of my awesome 4th graders there! :)
June 19-22 (session 1)
June 26-29 (session 2)
Other 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
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