In other news, we are underway in our preparations for all things Christmas!
***Today the class completed the Christmas ornaments that will be available for sale at the Santa Lunch, which will be this Sunday at Bishop Hendricken with two seatings at 11:30 and 12:45. If you are not able to join in the festivities, but you would like to purchase your child's ornament, simply send in your payment and they will set your child's ornament aside and it can be taken home the following week.
***On Monday, Dec. 8th, the school will be celebrating mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at 12pm. THERE IS NO HOT LUNCH AVAILABLE ON MONDAY!! Please be aware and send your child in with a lunch from home!
***Students who participate in chorus may have the opportunity to sing at the 4pm Christmas Eve Mass, but Mrs. Gagnon needs to have an idea of those able to participate.
***Our Christmas Concert is on Tuesday, Dec. 16th, at 6:30 (students need to arrive no later than 6:15). We have a rehearsal at the church earlier in the day on Tuesday the 16th. A permission slip was sent home today and will need to be returned before Tuesday so your child may attend the rehearsal!
***As you may have seen in your child's agenda earlier this week, as well as a mention in Mrs. Izzi's email, we have a giving tree set up in the foyer. I requested that before my students began taking tags that they discussed this with parents first. I'm glad to see that so many families are already participating. This year rather than send in presents, they are asking for wrapped gift cards. If you are a member of SCRIP or are looking for a good reason to sign up, gift cards can be purchased to Stop and Shop, Dave's Marketplace and CVS by sending in cash or a check to the school. The gift card will be sent home to you and you can earn a deduction from next year's tuition......a gift that keeps giving!!
Lastly for updates in academics:
1) We are working on a Matter and Mass in Science
2) In S.S. we are wrapping up a discussion and packet about Plymouth Colony.
3) Time to dust off those multiplication facts for math!
4) We decided to skip around in Religion and focus on a chapter about Reconciliation to coincide with our trip to confession.
5) Reading and Grammar: Grade 3 was lucky enough to be for first users of the STAR assessment program at St. Rose! Based on the scores from their tests, Mrs. Powers and I are working to gather data and create different strategies in certain areas for different students. Your continued efforts at home will help bridge the gap and reinforce reading skills at home! Have your child read to you for 10 minutes, or choose a short article, and have them answer basic questions to check for comprehension.
Last, but not least, I appreciate you taking the time and patience to read this long-awaited post. I would also like to thank you for your patience that you displayed on the day of our field trip! Despite a few un-intentional delays, I think it is still safe to say that the students had a fantastic time--and certainly an adventure! Thank you to our 2 classroom chaperones, but also to the students, whose good behavior far exceeded my expectations!! Having been on my first long-distance field trip with St. Rose, I enjoyed the experience and look forward to other field trip opportunities.