Newsletter for the week of Dec. 14-18

December 14, 2015


Dear Third Grade Parents and Students,


I would like to take the time to wish you and your families a blessed Christmas. I thank all of you for your support and kind words this year. You have all made the first few months of school just wonderful! Your children are a blessing and I really enjoy teaching them each and every day! I hope your break is a fun and relaxing one. Safe travels to all of you, whether you are leaving town or braving the Christmas traffic here in Seattle.   Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


You’re Invited:

We will present our play this Wednesday, December 16th at 9:45 am. All parents, grandparents and siblings under 5 are invited. Sorry, siblings at Holy Rosary will not be able to attend, due to limited space.

Your children are so excited to share this special event with you!


Advent Outreach: We will be participating in an Advent outreach day on Thursday, December 17th. This is a chance for everyone at HRS to give back and serve others in need. All Holy Rosary School classes are asked to select organizations to support during Advent, Catholic Schools Week and Lent. Canned food, specific items of need and monetary donations will be collected to help those less fortunate.


Each 3rd grader is being asked to bring in the following:


  • A monetary ($) donation for the meals we are providing for families in need- PLEASE BRING IN BY WEDNESDAY
  • 1 can of food for St. Vincent de Paul food pantry- By Thursday


Field Trip: This Thursday we go on our field trip to Safeway. We will leave at 9:20 and return around 10:30. Please make sure that your child wears good walking shoes and has a warm jacket. We will be walking rain or shine.


During this field trip, students will price items that a family might need to purchase for a Christmas meal. As a class, we are sponsoring two families in need this year and providing a Christmas meal for them.


Report Cards: Report card envelopes need to be returned by Friday this week. Thanks for all of your help!


Friday: On Friday, the students may wear green and red clothing. Santa hats are allowed. It is also a noon dismissal day.


Reading: We finish up an experiment with magnets and move on to reading about Thomas Edison, the famous inventor.

The Boxcar Children tests will come home sometime this week.

Religion: We participate in the Penance service tomorrow. We also finish preparing for our Nativity play.


Math: We continue in chapter 5 working on the concept of division. Students will take an assessment on chapter 5 on Thursday.


Spelling: There will be no spelling words this week.


Language Arts: Students are working on a job application to join Santa’s reindeer this holiday season. They are working on writing professionally.


Merry Christmas and see you in 2016!





Erin Meland

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