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Mrs. Turano

Week of January 20th to 24th


Our "Caring for Classrooms" School Store Fundraiser has begun! 

An envelope filled with information was placed into the children's folder. 

Your child will get a prize when you send the envelope back with the the prize code written on the front of the envelope.

Thank you for your support!



Any donations of baby wipes (not disinfecting) would be greatly appreciated!  Thank you!

 Please send in a small shoe box (not boot box) by February 10th to make our game for our Parent Event in March.

Monday, January 20th - School Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 21st - Attending 8:30 a.m. Mass. All are welcome to join us! / Last day to send in your R.S.V.P. to the Grandparents Day event being held on Tuesday, January 28th.

Wednesday, January 22nd - Any January Scholastic Book orders will be due.

Friday, January 24th - $3.00 Dress Down / 8th Grade Bake Sale / Candy Bar Sale begins.

Monday, January 27th - February Milk Money due.

Friday, January 31st - Dismissal at 12:00.

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(More information to follow for Catholic Schools Week - Jan. 26th to 31st)

Sunday, January 26th Mass at 10:30 a.m. and our School Open House from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please come visit our school!!

Tuesday, January 28th - Grandparents Day (8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.) The day begins at church with the 8:30 a.m. Mass. 

Refreshments & activities to follow in school.  *Please note this event is solely for grandparents & grandchildren. Please see the R.S.V.P form on e-envelope. Your R.S.V.P. will be due by Tuesday, January 28th.

Wednesday, January 29th - Student Appreciation Day - Carnival Day!

Thursday, January 30th - Open House from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  All are welcome!

Friday, January 31st - Teacher Appreciation Day / Dismissal at 12:00.


Save the date!  Parents are cordially invited to attend our First Grade Parent Event on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Please complete the bottom portion of the invitation (being sent home on Monday, October 28th) and return it no later than February 12th.


Pretzel and Bake Sale Dates

Pretzel and Bake sales will be held the following days during lunchtime only: 

January 24th (Bake), February 25th (Pretzel), March 19th (Bake), April 23rd (Pretzel), May 28th (Bake)

Pretzels are $2.00 each. Nut-free items will be available during the Bake sale for purchase as well.


           Please check e-envelope on Tuesdays and Fridays for upcoming events, lunch calendars and much more.  Many events need R.S.V.P.'s and permission slips. Please look at the After School Workshop tab for many different clubs to enjoy. Please write separate checks for any events, clubs, etc. that you are sending in.


Homework for the Week of January 20th:

Image result for writing clipart  The students copy their homework into their homework assignment planner.

Second Trimester: Tests are still read by the teacher except for Sight Word Tests and Phonics Tests. Students will begin reading their own tests in the Third Trimester. The test will be read once by the teacher before starting, then they will read it on their own with help on any words. Grades for tests, projects, etc. will be posted on Option C.  Please sign and return tests the following day.  Thank you!

Writing Weekend News on Monday mornings!  Please review what you did with your child over the weekend (family activities, special events, etc.) before school on Monday so that it is fresh in your child's mind. In class, your child will write one or two sentences in their Weekend News notebook and illustrate it. This will be an activity we do each Monday throughout the school year.
Reading Logs

Read to Succeed Contest!  Please download the Reading Log on e-envelope. Have your child read 10 to 15 minutes nightly. Reading Logs will be collected from all students every Friday.  Your child will write the title of the book, number of pages and one sentence to tell what the book was about. Parents will print the number of minutes read daily and sign each day.  The grade with the most hours logged by Memorial Day 2020 will be treated to an In-School Trip/Movie Day and Pajama Day with treats!! Three individual readers with the most logged hours will receive a basket of personalized reading material and gifts prepared by Ms. Barry!

Your library book taken out on January 13th will be due back on Tuesday, January 21st.

Our next Reading Log for Mrs. Barry's contest will be due on Tuesday, January 21st.

English Language Arts


(Reading, Phonics, Spelling, Grammar, Writing)

Please read 10 to 15 minutes daily. Practice decoding words and reading fluently (the ability to read with speed, accuracy, and proper expression). While reading, ask your child questions to reinforce comprehension skills. Please also practice sounding out words for writing sentences.


  • Sounds for all consonants and the short vowels a,e,i,o,u. Memorize keywords for letter sounds:   a - apple - (say "a" sound), b - bat - (say "b" sound), c - cat - (say "c" sound), etc. Practice "tapping out" the words as well.
  • Sounds for the consonant digraphs: ck, sh, ch, wh, th. 
  • Bonus Letter Rule - Use ll, ss, ff when printing one syllable short vowel words.  Example: fall, puff, miss.
  • Sounds for all, am, an.
  • A suffix is an ending to a word. We are adding the suffix 's' to a baseword such as dogs.
  • Glued sounds for ang, ong, ing, ung, ank, ink, unk, onk. Procedure:  RANG - "R" one tap with first finger, "ANG" one tap with last three fingers.
  • Sounds for "ar" and "or" (as in park and fork). For "ar": Say the letters ar, then say the keyword car, then the sound /ar/. For "or": Say the letters or, then say the keyword horn, then the sound /or/.
  • Sounds for "er","ir" and "ur" (as in her, bird and burn). For "er": Say the letters er, then say the keyword her, then the sound /er/. For "ir": Say the letters ir, then say the keyword bird, then the sound /ir/. For "ur": Say the letters ur, then say the keyword burn, then the sound /ur/.
  • Long vowels: The placement of the letter "e" at the end of a word makes the word a long vowel word. Example:  can  becomes  cane   Remember:  When the vowels do the walking, the first one does the talking. He likes to say his name. bite

Thank you very much for your support in helping your child learn to read and write fluently!


There will be a Phonics Test on Tuesday, January 28th. Please practice all the sounds we have learned so far in Fundations program (no long vowels will be on this test). The test will be to write sentences that are dictated by the teacher, identify picture names and to correctly complete sentences (3 answer choices given with a picture).


Tuesday - Work on your Sight Word packet and Spelling Menu.

Wednesday - Work on your Sight Word packet and Spelling Menu.

Thursday - Work on your Sight Word packet and Spelling Menu.


Our Sight Word Test and Spelling Test have been moved back due to no

homework being given for Student Appreciation Day on Wednesday (1/29).


Sight Words: Your child will be receiving a Sight Word packet every other Monday. There are activities in the packet that can be completed in any order. A suggestion is to put each sight on an index card and study in random order, mixing up the words frequently.Your next Sight Word packet given on January 21st will be due on Friday, January 31st. Your Sight Word Test will be on Friday, January 31st.

The format of the Sight Word Test is to fluently read the ten current sight words and to fluently read three sentences using previous and current sight words. Please note: Sight words need to be memorized, not sounded out. In order to receive credit for reading fluently, students will need to read sentences in a flowing manner without sounding out words . This will begin with the test on January 31st.  

Sight Words:   

   into        has        more        her         two       

like        him        see           time       could 


Spelling Words: Your child will be receiving a Spelling Word Menu Sheet every other Monday. There are activities on the sheet that can be completed in any order. Please attached the activities (staple or paper clip) to the menu. A suggestion is to put each spelling word on an index card and study in random order, mixing up the words frequently.Your next Spelling Menu assignment will be given on Tuesday, January 21st and will be due on Monday, February 3rd. Your Spelling Test will be on Monday, February 3rd.

Spelling Words:

about        well        with        have        sled

  first           this        which      when       what


There will be a Math Test on Chapter 5 (Addition and Subtraction Relationships) on Wednesday, January 22nd. Please refer to pages we have completed for this chapter. You may use pages 315 to 318 or any pages not done in class for Chapter 5 to study for your test.


Please cover Volume 2 of your Go Math! book by Wednesday, January 22nd. Please print your child's name on the front cover (label or use a marker).

Tuesday - Study for tomorrow's test.

Wednesday - 353

Thursday - 359

*Your January Mathletics online assignment (Related Facts) will be due by January 31st.

Please go directly to and then select the sign-in button at the top of the page. Type in your username and password to gain access to your Mathletics assignment. Please feel free to use the website at any time to practice math skills.


There will be a Religion test on Thursday, January 23rd. Please study pages 172-182. Be sure to know the meanings of any bold type words. The test will be multiple choice, fill in the blank and short response. 

Please send back the religion book daily for lessons.


Wednesday - Study for tomorrow's test.

Social Studies


We have 20 students in our class - 11 girls and 9 boys!

Extra Help will be offered on Mondays and Tuesdays by invitation only.  Please arrive no later than 7:45 by Mrs. Angotti.

GUT or NUT cards may not be used on days we celebrate Mass.

If your child is absent, they will need to bring in a signed absence note upon return to school.  Please do not e-mail an absence note.

Please bring in a healthy snack each day to eat in the morning.  The lunch schedule is as follows:

12:05 pm to 12:35 pm - eating lunch inside / 12:35 pm to 1:05 pm recess outside

Students need to comply with school rules in all areas of the school (classroom, hallways, cafeteria, schoolyard, etc.).

If improper behavior persists, you will be contacted by e-mail and your child may receive a time-out. If improvement is still not seen, it may be necessary to contact you for a phone or face-to-face meeting. If something occurs that needs immediate attention, you will be contacted that day.
Incentives for positive conduct and listening are always stressed.
Conduct and classwork are included in the Personal Progress area of your child’s Report Card.
Mid-Trimester Progress Report are also sent home for areas needing improvement in conduct and academics.

Girls Uniform for Grades 1-5
White short/long sleeve cotton shirt with SLS logo
OR White short/long sleeve open collar blouse
Navy blue knee socks/opaque tights
Navy uniform pants may be worn in cold weather
If necessary, a navy or white sweater or
SLS gym sweatshirt/fleece ONLY
Black, rubber sole lace-up or buckle (Mary Jane) shoe, maximum 2" heel

Boys Uniform for Grades 1-8
Navy uniform slacks
Short or long sleeve white (grades 1-5) or blue (grades 6-8) collared dress shirt and tie
If necessary, navy or white sweater/sweater vest or SLS gym sweatshirt/fleece ONLY
Navy blue, black or white socks - 'no show' socks are not permitted
Black, rubber sole/lace-up shoe, maximum 2" heel


-Sweatshirts  (other than school issued)

-Boots or shoes with platform soles

-'No show' socks


-Colored nail polish

-Fingernails longer than  average length 

          -Acrylic Nails or Tips            

-Hanging earrings

-“Fad” haircuts, shaved hair designs, hairstyles, accessories, or unnatural hair colors    

-Jewelry (see exceptions below)*

-Boys are not permitted to wear earrings

-Boys hair should not be below the collar

-Watch (smart watches are not permitted)

*Girls only - small post earrings (one per ear).
*Boys and Girls - a watch and a religious medal or cross on a thin chain may be worn.


Special Subjects:

Monday - Library (Library class is the first period. Please arrive no later than 8:05 a.m. on Mondays.)

Tuesday - Computer

Wednesday - Art

Thursday - Music

Friday - Gym



Happy January Birthdays!

Giuliana - January 16th

Bayleigh - January 21st



Our Bucket Filler for this week is Cynthia!


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Scholastic Class Code: GYLQM

January Scholastic Book Club orders will be due by January 22nd.


   Grading Policy

ELA:   Assessments: 50%   /   Writing Assignments: 20%   /   Comprehension: 20%   /  Spelling Drills: 10%
Math:   Assessments: 75%  /   Math Drills: 25%
Science:   Assessments: 75%  /   Lab: 25%
Social Studies:   Assessments: 75%  /   Projects: 25%
Religion:   Assessments: 50%  /   Projects: 25%  /    Prayers: 25%

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Textbooks & Workbooks

Subject Title Copyright
Reading Leveled Readers (for guided reading)
Math Go Math 2015
Science Science Fusion 2017
Social Studies My World 2012
Phonics Fundations 2019
Religion We Believe 2015