The students had so much fun testing out their extra credit science experiments!
- 10/19 Graded Work Going Home Today
- 10/24-10/28 Red Ribbon Week
- 10/26 Halloween Carnival Ticket Sales End
- 10/27 Mass on Thursday this week due to Halloween Carnival
- 10/28 Halloween Carnival
- 10/28 Nursing Home Visit
- 11/1 All Saints Mass - students come to school in mass dress uniform
- 11/4 Noon Dismissal
- 11/9 ALL FIRST TRIMESTER WORK MUST BE TURNED IN (no work will be accepted after this date)
- 11/11 End of First Trimester
- 11/16-11/18 Noon Dismissal for Parent Student Teacher Conferences
- 11/21-11/25 Thanksgiving Break
For the rest of October, to support cancer research and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students can pay $1.00 a week to add pink accessories to their uniforms Monday-Thursday
Friday ($1.00) Ice-Cream Treats available at lunch to support junior high retreats
Spanish Club available for grades 4-8 on T-Th during recess - students can take advantage of any extra help they may need!
Book Reports- we are wrapping up writing our first book reports together in class this week. For the next book report, students need to check out a "classic novel". Mrs. Kwazniewski will be helping the students select appropriate classic novels tomorrow and next week during library. The novel needs to be read before December 1st to give students plenty of time to complete their next book reports. We will do the planning in class and the students will be creating their projects at home. Directions for the project are posted on my website but will also go home next week.
Our Virtue of the Month is: Affability
Students have studied the virtue and will be practicing it all month long!
Mark Your Calendars: Our field trip to Mission San Diego de Alcala is scheduled for Tuesday, 2/28. I've added this to the volunteer sign up above.
This year tickets sales will be a little bit different than in years past. Before the carnival, students have the opportunity to buy an all inclusive wristband for $15 that offers unlimited games and booths in addition to one lemonade and one popcorn. Water is free and unlimited but students need to bring in their own reusable water bottle! If students choose not to purchase the wristband then they can buy tickets on the day of the carnival. Avoid the line and buy the wristband before and after school everyday starting 10/11.
I know it seems early but many students start planning their costumes in August! While preparing for Halloween this year, please keep our school dress code in mind. Students may not wear anything that is too short, tight, shows midriff, contains violence or weapons of any kind. The costume should be school appropriate. Keep in mind that we are visiting the nursing home that day to Trick-or-Treat with the elderly residents, so students should not wear anything too scary.
Information went home yesterday but the Annual SJA Pumpkin Contest. This is a fun, optional family project. I encourage all 4th grade families to participate as this is one of our assigned booths for the carnival. Please see flier that went home.
Halloween Carnival Volunteers Needed -if you are available and have not already signed up, please do so using the volunteer sign up link above!
Spirit Wear Around Town
Please consider wearing your SJA spirit wear around town: at the pumpkin patches, movies, parks, sporting events, restaurants, etc. If you send a picture of yourself out and about in your spirit wear, you will receive 10 Halloween Carnival Win Tickets to use at the prize booth!
Current Academic Topics
Reading Skill: Problem & Solution, Compare & Contrast
Word Work: Idioms
Spelling: Long E Vowel Sound Spelling Patterns
Writing: Book Reports
Math: Addition & Subtraction
Social Studies: California Native Americans
Religion: Praying The Rosary