Even though it was a short week we kept very busy! I’m not sure what we will do next week going to school 5 days in a row! Next week we will be focusing on the number 100. It should be a fun week. We will be reading stories about the number 100, measuring our collection of 100 things, taking 100 steps, and many more activities. Because there is so much to do we will celebrate all week not just on the 100th day, February 4th. Some of you signed up at Open House to send food items for the 100th day. A note is in your child’s Go folder reminding you what you signed up to bring. Food items should be sent by Friday, January 31st. Collections of 100 things should be brought to school by Monday, January 27th. Please make sure they are in a bag with your child’s name on it.
Next week is also Catholic Schools’ week. There are many activities planned for the week. One very special event is Mass on Wednesday, January 29th. Thank you for returning all of your permission slips. If your last name begins with A-L you will meet us at St. Leo’s church for the 8:45 Mass. If your last name begins with M-Z you will meet us at St. Leo’s Church for the 10:30 Mass.
In addition to Catholic Schools’ Week activities and 100th day activities we are also finishing up our Kevin Henkes author study. In our next Science unit, we will be learning about sound waves and light waves. In Social Studies, we have been learning about Martin Luther King Jr. Next we will be talking about Presidents. In Math, we will continue exploring the numbers to 100.
It sounds like next week is going to be another cold week. Please make sure your child has hat, gloves, boots etc. just in case we get to go outside.
Things to remember…
*Portfolio and report cards should be returned next week
*If you have not sent your child’s baby picture we will need it by Monday,
*Friday, January 31st is a dress down day.
As we get ready to begin a special week at our school I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for making the choice to send your child to a Catholic School. As a product of 16 years of Catholic Education I know the sacrifice you have to make. I love teaching your children and being a part of St. Pius X / St. Leo School.
Have a wonderful weekend!
I hope you all enjoyed the extra-long weekend! I just had a couple items to share with you that were meant to be in the Friday letter last week so I thought I would just send a quick note today. I will wait to send Friday folder at the end of the week.
Today you will find your child’s portfolio and report card. Please take some time to go through this with your child. You need to sign the report card and return it with all the work in the portfolio by Thursday, January 23rd. If you have any questions, please let me know.
In your child’s go folder you will find the permission slip for your child to go to St. Leo’s for Mass during Catholic Schools Week. Those with the last name beginning with A-L will attend the 8:45 Mass. Last names of M-Z will attend the 10:45 Mass on Wednesday, January 29th. You are invited to attend with your child. Permission slips need to be returned by Thursday, January 23rd. If you have any questions, please let me know.
This week we will be learning about our next Author, Kevin Henkes. One of our projects requires each child to have a baby picture. These will be used to make a book so the picture will not be returned. Please send the baby picture by Thursday, January 23rd.
Our 100th day of school is right around the corner. Your child will need to bring a collection of 100 things. These items need to be able to be moved around for measuring, weighing, and grouping. Please do not glue them to a board for display like last year. Your child can bring 100 pennies, marshmallows, candies, cars, Legos, etc. If you have any questions or need other ideas, please let me know. These items need to be sent to school by Monday, January 27th.
Here’s to a great week!
Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas break. It was good to see all the smiling faces on Tuesday.
Catholic Schools’ Week is right around the corner. You are invited to attend Mass with your child on Wednesday, January 29th. If your last name begins with A-L you will attend the 8:45 Mass. If your last name begins with M-Z you will attend the 10:30 Mass. The Masses will be at St. Leo’s this year. More information will come next week!
Next week we will be learning about Martin Luther King Jr. In Math, we will be working on numbers to 100. Our 100th day is right around the corner! We will be reading a nonfiction story about the life cycle of a frog.
Today marks the end of the quarter. We are halfway through this school year. I just don’t know where the time is going!!! I will be testing your child on the sight words in their word list book next week. Please take some time this weekend to practice these words. This week we worked on writing a story for our portfolios.
As the winter weather seems to finally be here I would like to remind you that we try to go out for recess each day. Please make sure your child has gloves and a hat. It is also a good idea to send boots. If your child wears boots please make sure they have shoes to wear in the school.
As many of you are aware it is flu season. We are doing our best to keep everyone healthy by washing hands and cleaning our desks and tables. In doing this we go through a lot of Clorox Wipes. Our supply is running very low. If you are able to send some wipes it would be greatly appreciated!
Things to remember…
*K-4 Mass on Wednesday, January 15th
*Portfolios and report cards will be sent home on Friday, January 21st.
*We will be doing a special project using shoeboxes Please send shoe boxes by January 16th. If you have extra boxes, please send them!
*Our school is having a paper drive. Any reams of paper that you can send are greatly appreciated.
Enjoy the weekend. Stay warm!!!
My name is Shannon Buttell. This is my 23rd year teaching at St. Pius X / St. Leo School. All of those years have been in first grade. I love seeing their personalities and excitement for reading and writing develop during the year. Outside of school I love reading and cheering on my favorite teams, the Creighton Bluejays and the Chicago Cubs!