November 12th-16th

I will not send a newsletter next weekend since we have a two day week and will have no homework, so I'd like to wish all of you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!  Enjoy your time with family, and please travel safely if you are on the road.  

 I have been summoned for jury duty this week. I will not have to serve Monday due to the holiday and Tuesday there are no jury trials scheduled. There ARE jury trials scheduled for the remainder of the week. I will not know for sure if I will have to miss school until Tuesday after school. If I do get selected Mrs. Lisa Gunn will be my sub. She is a former OLLIS teacher who taught third grade, kindergarten and 1st grade with me. She has recently done a lot of subbing in our school and the students are familiar with her.

Wednesday is Spirit Day and Giving Day.  Please be generous sending in canned goods during this special time of year!  Also, 5th grade is having a bake sale outside the gym on Wednesday morning before prayer.  Proceeds go to their PIE, Partnership against Hunger.

Last week, I sent the information for the Six Flags Read to Succeed program.  You have several months to complete the six hours of reading to earn a free ticket to Six Flags.  Please participate by recording books and minutes read, and turn in the form when minutes are complete.  Forms are due no later than February 15th.


Please continue to use the websites and apps listed below to supplement instruction.  Last week, the children logged in to MyOn on our iPads as well as in the computer lab.  It is another way to listen to and practice reading, with different kinds of books.


Please read a minimum of 10 minutes each night.  You may use the bag of books (great for fluency practice and comprehension), and supplement with books from home.  Practice retelling stories including character names and details in sequence.  This week, we are beginning to study main idea and details for comprehension.

Please practice spelling words, including HFW and our spelling pattern.  This week's word pattern introduces the th and wh digraphs at the beginning of words.  Possible words - thin, thick, thank, thing, think, when, whip, which, wheel.  Please check the back of your folder for the HFW on the test.

Please complete the homework sheet, sign the reading page, and return them on Friday.

Make sure to return the empty purple home folder each day.  Please look over the work, make corrections if necessary and keep the papers at home.


Please make sure to return your purple Important Papers folder EVERY day!   Please take the time to go through papers with your children and help make corrections if necessary, then TAKE THE PAPERS OUT of this folder and keep them at home.  

Please send a healthy snack for the afternoon each day

Wear tennis shoes on Mondays and Fridays each week.

Return library books on Monday each week if you have not already returned them. ***Thank you for reminding your child to take their books directly to the library in the morning before entering the gym!!!

PLEASE make sure that all clothing items, backpacks and lunch boxes are clearly labeled with your child's name!  

Important Dates:

November 14th - Spirit Day, canned food drive, Bake sale

November 21-25th - Thanksgiving break


January 29th and May 7th - OUR CLASS LEADS MASS AT 8 am!!