Mrs. Moa-Walsh’s Newsletter

September 9, 2019

Dear Parents:

I have enjoyed spending time with your child over the last two weeks. It was nice seeing you at Back to School Night.   If you were not able to attend, a packet was sent home with your child on Thursday. Today students attended a READY SET FUND assembly. Please look for information to come home TODAY about this new type of fundraiser.


We are slowly getting into a school routine. The students have already had a few homework assignments. We have started off slowly and will work our way up to 20-30 minutes a night. Students should also be reading every night for at least 20 minutes. They can read orally, silently, or a parent may read to them. Please look over their homework every night, help them if they need corrections, have him/her make the necessary corrections and sign the bottom of the chart. If your child struggles with a homework assignment, send on note on the homework chart and I will assist your child with the assignment.

This week, your child had both a spelling test and a reading test that has been recorded in my grade book. Last week, we worked on the reading test whole group, this week they did most of the test independently. There will be spelling pre-test on Monday. Both spelling and vocabulary words are on the SRA letter sent home today.  Any child who gets 100% on a Monday’s pretest will not have to take the spelling test on Friday. Please look for a corrected reading test and spelling test in their Friday folder.

Next week at a glance

Reading/spelling: Next week’s story continues with the theme of friendship. “The Tree House” is a great story about two girls struggling with their friendship.

The spelling patterns the short “i” words. In addition to regular spelling they will be working on spelling number words.

Math: Students will be working on place values and addition problems. This includes story problems, column addition, and up to three -digit addition problems. Please look for notes written on their weekly CC Math for areas to work on at home.

Social Studies: We will continue to study about different types of communities. We will also be reading Scholastic News for current events.



  • Picture day is next week, it is a free dress day, September 17th



Mary Moa-Walsh