St. John XXIII 4th Grade Website
Mrs. Hiland and Mrs. Jenkins
October 22, 2018
Sign up to help with the cake walk for Harvest Festival:
Thursday 10/18: 4A only -Religion Chapter 8
Friday, 10/19: Long division quiz
Tuesday, 10/23: 4B only - Religion Chapter 8(see study guide);
Social Studies Chapter 2 Test includes SW states and capitals
Wednesday 10/24: Spelling 8 Test, Prepositions (use prepositions review to study)
Thursday, 10/25: Adaptation and Ecosystem Vocab Quiz (see study guide and vocabulary words in Science folder),
4A ONLY Religion 9
Friday, 10/26: Chapter 3 Math Test (see study guide, going home on 10/24)
On Monday, 10/8 your student will be assigned a report on their favorite saint. The students will do their research here at school. Once this is completed they will prepare their report at home. Your child may need help choosing a saint, a well-known saint will be much easier to research than a lesser-known saint. The report will be due on Tuesday, October 30.
What is Faith in Action?
The Faith in Action program at Saint John XXIII is a program designed to teach students, as they grow, how to be good stewards of all the gifts that God has given them. This is done by:
1) Helping students see that God has given them many blessings
2) Teach a gratefulness to God for those blessings
3) Show that stewardship is a way of living out our Catholic Faith
In age appropriate ways and through different categories of service for each grade level, students learn about a different need in our community. Coordinating with Administration and Faculty, our wonderful parent volunteers help coordinate a service project for each grade. Facilitating service projects empowers our students to go out and continue their service work long after they have left Saint John XXIII.
What is OUR service project?
The 4th grade will minister to the homeless of our Valley by hosting a “Socktober Sock Drive”. This will be held Wednesday October 17th-Wednesday October 24th. All socks collected will be wrapped in Christmas paper and taken to Shoebox Ministries to be distributed to homeless shelters. Doing this helps to bring dignity to the homeless population in our community and provides warmth as we approach our winter months. This small gesture means so much and we are so grateful to be the Hands and Feet of Christ by serving in this manner.
How Can I Help?
Starting this week, your student will begin making posters and preparing to speak at Courtyard prayers and Mass. They will be communicating the drive and spreading the word.
Included is a sign up genius for you to sign up to assist your child at our morning curbside collections from Wednesday October 17th through Wednesday October 24th. Please keep in mind that ONLY those students whose parents sign up on the genius will be allowed to be curbside. Parents can take responsibility for their child only. ALL students will be allowed to participate in the courtyard collection if they would like. We never turn away a volunteer!
Click on the link to sign up to volunteer with your child curbside!
LAST OF ALL!
There will be a Spirit of Service follow up to the collection in class for the students!
Students will be wrapping the socks in Christmas paper to be included in Christmas boxes for the homeless.
If you have any extra wrapping paper and scotch tape, we would love the donation. Just send it in to school!
Check out “Shoebox Ministries” website with your child for more information on this worthwhile organization!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT…WE COULDN’T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU!
When you know your child is going to be absent, please be sure to let the office know. We will have their make up work ready for them upon their return.
We love celebrating birthdays! Due to our food allergies, we ask that you send non-food items on your child's special day. Some examples could be fun pencils, erasers, or items you might find in a goody bag.
Students will attend PE on both Thursday and Friday mornings. Students may wear their PE uniforms to school. Once they are done with PE they will change into their regular school uniform.
Students attend PE on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. They will wear their school uniform to school on Tuesday and will need to pack PE clothes. On Thursday, they may wear their PE clothes to school and will need to pack a school uniform.
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