Mrs. Santucci’s Newsletter

January 30, 2023

 

Hello third grade families!

It’s Catholic Schools Week this week, a nationwide celebration of our faith-based education! What a wonderful party it is to be proud of our roots in Catholic Tradition. Today was crazy hat day and parent appreciation. It was delightful to see so many of you show up to have pizza with your students! Be sure your kids wear crazy socks on Wednesday and jammies on Friday. 

Grandparents and seniors will join us for the school Mass on Thursday morning, followed by a reception lunch and tours through the school. Details are in the Principal’s newsletter from last week. 

OPEN HOUSE is Friday evening from 5:00-6:00! Please come see your child’s classroom and stay for the sock hop dance in the gym! Your student will have a portfolio of some recent work on display at their desktop to share with you and you can see the other areas of the room where our learning takes place. Families who bring a friend along with school-aged children to see the classrooms will earn two free volunteer hours!!

RAZ+ reading has been a wonderful addition to our nightly reading ritual! I am excited to give students certificates when they work hard and level up. Our class goal is to get to reading level ‘T’ by the end of the year to achieve on grade level progress. Check in with your student’s level by having them login at home and show you in their “Level Up” page to see where they are at and how close they are to the next achievement level. Every little bit helps their skills grow! Encourage your child to read 20 minutes every night, sometimes from RAZ+ and other times free choice.

Please have your child return their Math Apply book to school on Thursday. We will have completed Module 1 and be starting Module 2. It’s a wonderful testament to all the math skills we’ve been practicing to see a book finished! The next module focuses on metric measurement.

I hope to see you all at OPEN HOUSE Friday night. 

Blessings,

Malia Santucci