11/8 LAST DAY TO TURN IN WORK FOR THE TRIMESTER
11/8 WONDER PERMISSION SLIP AND PAYMENT DUE
11/10 Bring a Friend to School Day
11/10 End of the First Trimester
11/10 Fast Facts Celebration
11/15-11/17 Parent Teacher Conferences (Noon Dismissal)
11/15 Unit 1 Social Studies Test
11/16 Chapter 4 Math Test
11/16 Ecosystems Digital Poster Due
11/17 Legend Final Draft Due
11/20-11/26 Thanksgiving Break - No School
11/27 Wonder Field Trip
11/27 Book Report Novel Should Be Read
11/27-12/1 Kindness Week
11/29 Book Report Planning Guide Due
12/8 4th Grade Mass
12/11 Book Report Due
12/21 Christmas Pageant
12/22 Polar Express Christmas Party
Parent Teacher Conference Sign Ups
Please use the link above to sign up for a conference time. In 4th grade the conferences are student-led, so students are required to be present at the conference.
Multiplication Mastery Ice Cream Celebration!
One of the big goals for first trimester was for all students to master their fast facts (multiplication up to 12). Knowing their multiplication facts is vital for students to progress in their math skills including long multiplication, long division, fractions, ratios and so much more. Students who master their fast facts up to 12 are invited to an ice cream party in the classroom during lunch on Friday. There will be a test this Thursday to assess students on their fast facts. The students have known about this celebration since the first week of school and should have been studying every week! Please help them study, because I would like ALL of my students to be present for this fun celebration!
HELP WANTED! Art & Science Parents
I am already preparing my long term sub plans for this spring while I am out on maternity leave. I would LOVE to have a few parents take over a few of my programs. I am looking for 1-2 art parents who would be willing to come in and teach art once a week. Erin Dionisio has volunteered to head this, but if anyone other parent wants to help her, I would really appreciate it! Let me know. The lessons are all planned, I just need you to help prep, teach and facilitate.
I am also looking for a science lab parent (or team) who would be willing to lead science lab every other week. (6 labs total) I would have all of the lessons prepped and train you on where to locate supplies, etc. Please e-mail me if you are interested in helping in either of these two programs. I can be flexible on dates/times based on your schedule!
Wonder Field Trip Has Been Rescheduled to Monday 11/27. We will be leaving school shortly after arrival. The film starts at 9:00. Please get permission slips and payments turned in ASAP. I still need a few more drivers! You can sign up on our class volunteer sign up.
Newspaper Book Report - Today in class we went over all of the requirements for the upcoming book report due on 12/11. The students should have checked out "Classic Novels" about a month ago and their goal should be to finish the novel before or during Thanksgiving Break. Students should then start planning their project. They have a planning guide handout that they need to complete and have checked off with me before they start their project. This is due no later than 11/29. The project is a newspaper format.
Veteran’s Day Mass Invitation
We would like to honor all the veterans in our community at Mass this Friday, November 10th. Please invite family and friends to attend this special Mass.
Bring a Friend to School Day
We welcome any prospective students to SJA this Friday, November 10th from 7:50-12:00! Please reach out to your friends, teammates, and neighbors and invite them to spend the morning with us. Visiting students must RSVP to Ann Stowe by TODAY and fill out this form.
Starfish Christmas Ornaments
Each SJA student has made or will be making a unique starfish Christmas ornament. Each ornament will be available to purchase for $15. They will make great holiday gifts. The ornaments can be purchased online through the gala link and can be picked up at parent teacher conferences. $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. Thanks for your support!
Thanksgiving Break Sports Camp
Mrs. Ramsay will be having a 3-day Thanksgiving Week Sports Camp, Monday, 11/20 through Wednesday, 11/22, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.The cost is $130 per camper. Parents, drop your kids off for fun activities and outdoor time while you prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday. Sign up using this flyer.