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December 2nd to 6th
Please see e-envelope for Report Card procedures. There is a change this year in report card distribution and conferences on December 6th.
Please note: Report Cards should be picked-up in the gym from 12:30 – 1:00 and 4:30 – 5:00. Pick-up only, no conferences during this time. Special subject teachers will be distributing report cards. This year we will hold conferences using a sign-in sheet. You will be seen in the order in which you arrive. All conferences will be 10 minutes in length. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held in the teachers’ classrooms from 1:00 – 3:00 and 5:00 – 7:00 (Report cards may also be picked up in the office after 1 pm and 5 pm). At least one parent is expected to come and pick up their child’s report card. Please see e-envelope for more information.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Thank you to our chaperones, Mrs. Sanchez and Mrs. Cafero, for helping on our class trip.
Our Christmas Concert will be held on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:00 pm in St. Luke Church!
Tickets are needed in order for parents/guests to attend.
First Grade: Christmas party attire. Children should be neat and respectful but may wear any color/form of appropriate Christmas party wear. Comfy non-slip shoes are recommended.
Children should be dropped off in Christmas Show attire at 5:15 p.m., no later than 5:30 p.m. Children will be dismissed as usual, through their normal dismissal doors, after the show is complete. Please do not pick up your child early.
Please read and download important information on e-envelope regarding show information, tickets, permission slips and other important items.
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.
Please see the uniform policy below (copied from the Parent/Student Handbook).
Friday, December 6th - Dismiss at 12:00 pm. / First Friday Mass at 8:30 am - All are welcome! / Report Card Conferences
Monday, December 9th - No School - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Tuesday, December 10th - Christmas Show at 6 p.m for Grades Pre-K to 3 in St. Luke Church. / January Lunch Orders due.
Saturday, December 14th - Happy Birthday Jesus! (see e-envelope)
Monday, December 16th - January Milk Money will be due. / Pies and Cakes from the Pie and Cake Fundraiser will be delivered.
Wednesday, December 18th - Christmas Band Concert at 6 pm in the Pastoral Center. / Pretzel Sale at lunch time.
Thursday, December 19th - $3 Dress Down Day
Friday, December 20th - Dismiss at 12:00 pm. May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! Classes will resume on Monday, January 6th.
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:
December 18th (Pretzel), 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.
Homework for the Week of December 2nd to 6th
The students copy their homework into their homework assignment planner.
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.|
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!
Our next Reading Log for Mrs. Barry's contest will be due on Tuesday, December 10th.
English Language Arts
(Reading, Phonics, Spelling, Grammar, Writing)
* Remember to read 10 to 15 minutes daily.
Please practice the following daily for decoding words and gaining fluency in reading words:
Thank you very much for your support in helping your child learn to read and write fluently!
There will be an Grammar Test on adjectives on Tuesday, December 17th. Students will follow the same format as the noun and verb tests. Students will circle the adjective (describing word) in the sentence. They will also need to write a complete sentence using a given adjective.
Monday - Work on Sight Word packet and Spelling Menu.
Tuesday - Work on Sight Word packet and Spelling Menu.
Wednesday - Work on Sight Word packet and Spelling Menu.
Thursday - Work on Sight Word packet and Spelling Menu.
Friday - Your Reading Log will be due on Tuesday, December 10th.
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. The packet is not due back until the following Friday. Your Sight Word packet will be due on Friday, December 13th. Your Sight Word Test will be on Friday, December 13th. A suggestion is to put each sight on an index card and study in random order, mixing up the words frequently.
old great tell men say
small every found still name
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. The sheet and attached activities (staple or paper clip) are not due back until the following Thursday. Your Spelling Menu assignment will be due back on Thursday, December 12th. Your Spelling Test will be on Thursday, December 12th. A suggestion is to put each spelling word on an index card and study in random order, mixing up the words frequently.
dogs pegs fibs chill path
ships chip rocks bells kids
There will be a Math Test on Chapter 4 (Subtraction Strategies) on Friday, December 6th. The test will not be on the strategies used on pages 235 to 241. Please feel free to tear out pages 247 to 250 (don't use #5 & 10) to practice at home.
Monday - Study for Friday's test.
Tuesday - 259 and 260
Wednesday - Study for Friday's test.
Thursday - Study for tomorrow's test.
*There will be no Mathletics assignment for the month of December.
Please go directly to www.mathletics.com 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.
|Religion||There will be an oral test on the Hail Mary prayer on Wednesday, December 18th. The Hail Mary is prayed daily in school during Morning Prayers. Please pray at home as well. A prayer sheet is being sent home on Tuesday, December 3rd to help study. No need to return.|
There will be a Science Test on Wednesday, December 11th on Sound (pages 396 to 404). While studying all the facts, please make sure you know the meanings of the yellow highlighted vocabulary words. This is very important. The test will be multiple-choice, True/False, writing a sentence to answer a question, and drawing a picture.
Please leave home your Science book until December 11th.
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.).
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
-“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.
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 December Birthdays!
Cynthia - December 22nd
Our Bucket Filler for this week is Christopher!
(Please return the bucket on Friday, December 6th.)
Scholastic Class Code: GYLQM
(District is Diocese of Brooklyn, Ed Office)
Our Science Fusion Book
Log into the http://www-k6thinkcentral.com
link in the box for Go Math! to the left of this box.
Click on "Science" in the left column.
Click on Student Edition G1
Log in using your individual
username and password.
Textbooks & Workbooks
|Reading||Leveled Readers (for guided reading)|
|Social Studies||My World||2012|