Mrs. Moa-Walsh’s Newsletter

December 6, 2019

Dear Parents,  

       The students have been busy practicing for the Christmas program, learning about Advent, and preparing for Christ’s birth. Students lead an Advent Prayer Service on ThursdayToday we attended the Nutcracker with both first and second grade. St. Nicholas also visited our classroom while we were gone! With all the excitement of the Christmas season, would like to remind the students to get plenty of rest and to keep up on their studies and homework. Please make sure homework has been looked over, corrected, and signed off nightly by an adult.  

Next week at a Glance  

Reading/Spelling: We will be starting anew unit called: Imagination. The first story we will be reading is Through Grandpa’s Eyes”. This is a beautiful story about a grandson who visits his blind grandfather and sees the world through his grandpa’s eyes. The two bonus words are: twenty-three and twenty-four. Reading, vocabulary, and spelling tests will be on Friday. There will be a spelling pretest on Monday. 

Math: Students will continue to work on their multiplication skills. Please take time to practice at home all basic math facts along with simple multiplication. We will continue with timed tests each week. 

ReligionAll this month we will be discussing the season of Advent and writing a short story/poem about Christ’s birth.  

FYI 

  • Please have your child dress for the weather; they do go outside when it’s sprinkling. A hooded jacket, scarf, and mittens will help keep them dry and warm. 
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass will Immaculate Conception Church on December 9th. Please make sure your child is dressed in full uniform There will also be a collection basket at Mass. This will be family group activity, including having lunch with our family groups. Students should pack NO MICROWAVABLE lunches for Monday, there will be limited microwaves, we are eating in the classrooms 
  • Next Friday, we will be walking to a local nursing home to share our Christmas cheer. Please return the walking permission slip ASAP. We will be doing this activity with our buddy class, the seventh grade. 
  •  Reminder: the third-grade class is collecting socks for the homeless. Please bring unused socks to the third grade classroom 
  • Pancake breakfast and bookfair is this upcoming Sunday. Breakfast is at St. Joes and bookfair is in the library. Both will be open from 9am-12 noon 
  • Book fair will be open all next week after school 
  • “Protecting God’s Children” class will be held December 16th 1-3 Pm. Sign up in the office 

 Christmas blessings, 

 Mary