Conferences, Class Mass, and Clothes Drive!

Dear Families,

Thank you for the festive Halloween baskets!  We love all the thoughtful touches and are ready to celebrate the season in comfort and style!  Your thoughtfulness really touched our hearts.

Ms. Kelley’s Homeroom Conferences

No school on Monday and Friday so we can meet for parent/teacher/student conferences.  Students are asked to attend the conference to share with us their successes and future goals.  We look forward to meeting with families via Zoom at your scheduled time. You can fine my Zoom room link in the weekly Friday email or the students can access it in Google Classroom in “Ms. Kelley Class Resources.”

Fifth Grade Class Mass on Wednesday, October 27

Both fifth grade homerooms will celebrate liturgy together in the church on Wednesday at 9:00am.  Students will participate in the mass as readers!  We invite you to join us if you are able.

 Clothes Drive for local kids in grades K-5: Oct. 25 – Nov. 12

Ella Baker Elementary needs clothes for their clothing bank and 5th graders, Sofia, Madeline and Mila, want your help!   Please donate lightly worn clothes to your child’s homeroom.  All clothes you bring should be washed ahead of time. The most needed clothes are leggings/pants, shoes (not boots), sweatshirts and rain coats. You can also bring t-shirts, long sleeve shirts and shorts.  Sizes needed are for children K-5th grade.  The 5th graders will collect and arrange the delivery of the clothes to the school.  Thank you for helping Ella Baker Elementary.

Best,  Ms. Kelley

 

 

UPDATE: October 15, 2021

We celebrated our successful Jog-a-thon this week with free dress yesterday! Thanks again for your support. Students are settling in more and are turning their assignments in on time at a much higher rate. Keep that up! To see how your child is doing, please check PowerSchool weekly.

Student Portrait Day- Wednesday, October 20 is picture day! We are not sending home paper order forms this year, so please make your order online using the link below. The sale is active now. https://myproimages.com/kids-photography-2111/code/STJOHN2021

Families can order for more than one student at one time.  The last day to order is Thursday, October 21 (the day after picture day).

Parent/Teacher Conferences –Conferences will be held virtually on Monday, October 25 and Friday, October 29. If you have not signed up for a time, please do so using the link below. We will send our Zoom links out in next Friday’s email. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4ea4ac23aa8-4halley1

5 – Kelley

2021 Student/Parent/Teacher Conference:  ATTENTION – Select your student’s teacher from the tabs above (desktop) or drop-down menu (smart phone; be sure to click  “go”), review the available slots below, and click on the time that works best for you and your family. Students receiving services from the Student Support Team will be contacted directly to schedule a virtual conference. Thank you.

www.signupgenius.com

 

CURRICULUM UPDATES

READING- Students read chapters 17-21 of Maniac Magee. They worked with problem-solution and character change this week. They are really enjoying the book! We will continue reading this for the next few weeks.

MATH- We will continue to apply the order of operations to evaluate expressions, while using multi-digit multiplication to solve word problems.

RELIGION- Students worked on empathy this week and putting themselves in others’ shoes. They looked at different scenarios and talked about how they could show empathy to others. This will continue to be a topic throughout the month.

WRITING- We will identify and analyze the three types of writing:  Informational, opinion, narrative. We will also identify parts of speech, beginning with the different types of nouns.

SCIENCE- We will continue our unit on coding using code.org

SOCIAL STUDIES- Students learned about the electoral college and how the process of electing a president works. They discussed different qualities they think a president should have. We will continue our government/elections discussion next week.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mr. Sandstrom & Ms. Kelley