THIRD and FOURTH
RETURN FROM VACATION
Monday, April 23, 2017
I hope you were able to enjoy some fun time with your family during Easter vacation and are ready for the last eight weeks of school. It’s hard to believe how quickly this year has gone! We will be going full force in the academics this week, adding next week to the schedule will be the SAT 10s testing, learning our spring program dance, memorizing our lines, and preparing for the Parents’ Club meeting on Thursday, May 4!
JOSHUA IS OUR FOURTH GRADE STAR STUDENT THIS WEEK!
It’s Joshua’s week to shine; time will be set aside each day for Joshua to share about his life outside of school. We look forward to a “light” snack before lunch on Wednesday. Mrs. Seiji has offered to make Joshua’s favorite Udon noodles. Mr. and Mrs. Seiji have generously offered to bring lunch from Panda Express on Friday; therefore, NO lunch is needed on FRIDAY, MAY 5th.
SAT 10 TESTING WEEK:
Please note that achievement testing is next week (Monday – Thursday). Mrs. Gerard and I will be giving a practice test this Thursday in order to acquaint your child with the format of the SAT 10. Fourth graders will be using answer documents for the first time rather than writing directly in the booklets. Beginning next Monday, we will be testing from 9:15 a.m. to noon. Do send in an energy snack for our mid-morning break (bananas, energy bars, raisins, etc.).
Most of the students did an outstanding job on this writing assignment, and I felt privy to the sharing of your interesting, entertaining lives as you grew up! They are masterpieces and a part of this year’s writing projects that you will keep and share with them when they grow up; priceless writing! Students brought graded inserts (paper clipped inside of biographies) home today. Those who did not finish will need to use his/her recess times to finish.
Students should have come home with their scripts for our big, “finish” performing-arts-project of the school year, the spring program. I have assigned each student his/her part. Please start now in having your student memorize his/her part with projection and expression. Of course, we’ll be dancing, dancing, dancing, singing, singing, and singing!
COSTUMES for program:
The students’ program T-shirts have been ordered and to complete our costume, both boys and girls will be wearing their blue, uniform-walking shorts with white socks and tennis shoes. I am going to have them help me come up with a dance for our class musical number! It promises to fun and entertaining!
THURSDAY, MAY 4, Parents’ Club Meeting (PCM):
It’s our turn to host the last PCM of the year. I have posted a food contribution list on the back door. We will need everyone to pitch in as we are expecting a big turn-out for this informative meeting.
THIRD GRADE MEETING, 6:00 PM THURSDAY, MAY 4:
Third grade parents, we have moved up the date to the fourth rather than the fifth of next week. Our parent-leaders: Mrs. Maglalang, Mr. Borromeo, and Mrs. Shahi will need everyone’s willingness to create a memorable evening for the fourth graders and their parents. It is expected of all parents to participate in this most, important event. I will be providing childcare in our classroom during this meeting.
May God be with each of us as we go throughout the week!