May 1, 2017
Hello 4th Grade Families,
Be sure to take a look at the Photo Gallery, new pictures are posted!
The State Float Project will be assigned on April 11 and due on May 5. Please keep the research packet as the information for the float will be in the completed packet. This will save your child from looking up the information again.
Mark you Calendars! The 4th grade State Float Parade is on Monday, May 8 from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. We'd like to invite you to stop by the classroom to view our state floats and other 4th grade projects. All attendees must be up-to-date with their Called to Protect classes. Please check in at the front office before coming to the classroom. We look forward to seeing you!
Your student will be taking the ACT/Aspire tests this week. These are benchmark tests in the subject areas of English, reading, math, and science. Students do not need to study for these tests.
SJXXIII Spring Concert 2017
Hello Parents and Guardians!
Your child/children have been practicing very hard for our upcoming annual Spring Concert at Saint John XXIII! We are all VERY excited to perform for you! Date and Time: Friday May 5, 2017, 6pm Location: Saint John XXIII Gymnasium What time should students arrive? The doors to their homeroom classroom open at 5:30pm.
Attendance from each student is mandatory. Because music class is a behavior and participation grade, it is very important that they are present the night of the concert. Missing the concert without an approved excuse will result in a zero for 10% of the total grade for the quarter. If you have any major conflicts, please email me and we can discuss further.
Who Can Come?
Invite anyone who would like to see your child perform! Doors to gym open at 5:30pm. Concert Theme: “Music from Animated Movies”- You will hear everything from Mickey Mouse to Mulan! Get ready for a great show of some of Animated films’ best music!
4th grade: § Shirts should be a shade of green. § Jean, black, or khaki pants—NO LEGGINGS. § No messages written on t-shirts allowed.
A few parents have inquired as to ways to prepare their student for 5th grade. Mrs. Beckwith and Mrs. Kusbel, the fifth grade teachers, have recommended that students master math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). These facts are the groundwork for the concepts they'll learn in 5th grade and beyond. Children should spend time reading, choose 3 or more books that will be required reading. Local libraries and even Barnes and Noble have reading programs that make the reading challenge fun! Newbury Medal books are a good place to start. Lastly, Summer Bridge Activity books are available at Lakeshore Learning, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon. Ask your child to complete 2 to 3 pages per day. As a parent you can create your own incentive program. You may want to join the reading challenge too!
Need Summer nanny/babysitting help?
Mrs. Phillips's daughter, Sarah, is home from college this summer and available to help with any childcare needs. Please contact Mrs. Phillips in 4B.
Assessments Week of 5/1 - 5/5
Tuesday 5/2: Vocab. Workshop 14 Test
Friday 5/5: Spelling 28 Test
Thursday, May 18: 50 States, Capitals, and Abbreviations test
Have a good week!