Mrs. Moa-Walsh’s Newsletter

January 22, 2021

Dear Parents,

WOW! We are getting ready for major transition in our classroom. As you know, the third graders will be going back to school full time Monday through Thursday. NO Zoom meetings on Fridays, unless already scheduled. On Mondays, all remote schoolwork needs to be completed and handed in. Each child needs a labeled water bottle, a small healthy snack that can be eaten in 5 minutes or less, and 3 masks that fit your child’s face properly. If your child is feeling ill, please keep him/her at home.

I know that many students haven’t seen each other since last March face to face and are very excited about seeing their classmates but I would appreciate you talking with your child about the Covid protocol we have in place.

Schoolwork in the classroom will be increasing, your child may not be able to complete all work. As a result, incomplete work it will be going home in the Friday remote learning at home folder along with his/her remote assignments. Students will have schoolwork to do at home on Fridays. All work will need to be handed in on Monday. There also may be times when your child will have homework assignments on a school day, this may include practice or test preparation. I would like every child to read each night and record it on their January reading log and practice math facts for 5-10 minutes.

If you know your child is leaving early or will be late advanced notice is need as it is difficult for your child catch up when he or she returns the next day.

Next week we will continue to work on multiplication skills and taking both x4 and x6 tests. We have completed x2, x5, x10, and x9.  Daily practice of these skills at home will help your child with both speed and accuracy.

FYI

Upcoming events:

  • Catholic School’s Week begins January 31st, look for an announcement of daily activities in the principal’s weekly letter
  • MAPS testing will begin on February 1st, please make sure your child has had healthy breakfast and is well rested and will not have appoints during school time that week
  • Valentine’s Day will be celebrated on February 11th. Students will be making boxes in class, please send in empty cereal boxes next week, with the upper flaps removed, of you have extra boxes I would appreciate it
  • Students will be giving out Valentines BUT they are only to sign their name, as I will have to pass them out, they cannot be any personalized Valentines, as student will not be handing them out( I will have to put them in each box!  16×16!!!!) Ryan will be joining us on February 1st so we will have 16 students, 1 aide( Miss Sue) and 1 teacher. Return Valentines the week of February 8th or before. No class list needed😊

Thank you again for all your support at home.

Blessings,

Mary