Newsletter for the week of Dec. 15-19

December 15, 2014


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!


A few reminders:
You’re Invited:

We will present our play two times on Wednesday, December 17th. Our first showing will be at 9:OO am and our second showing will be at 1:00 pm. Since the play is held in the classroom, having two showings will make for less crowded performances. 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 18th. 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 by Thursday, Dec. 18th:


  • A monetary ($) donation for Uganda(ex: $1.00)
  • A package of diapers for Westside Baby
  • 1 can of food for St. Vincent de Paul 

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

Friday is noon dismissal

 Green and Red Spirit Day: On Friday, the students may wear green and red clothing. Santa hats are allowed.

Bowling Party:

We will be walking to West Seattle Bowl on Thursday for our bowling party. This was the reward for selling the most Magazines in the school. We will be leaving school at 1:15 and will be back a little before 3. Students DO NOT NEED TO BRING LUNCH on Thursday because they will be provided with pizza. Please make sure they wear comfortable walking shoes and a jacket because we will be walking in rain or shine.

Prayer Partner Cards: The prayer partner cards are due Wednesday. Remember it needs to include a prayer and nice artwork.

Social Studies Homework: Immigration Homework-In social studies we are studying immigration. Coming home on Tuesday with your child is a short assignment about his/her family. They will need your help on this assignment because it asks about a family member that has immigrated to the United States. Thanks for your help! This is due on Thursday, January 8th.

This week:

Reading: We finish reading The Boxcar Children and will take a final test on the book. The test will include comprehension questions, character descriptions, vocabulary, and short answer questions from the whole story. We will use some class time to prepare for this test. This is not a test that students will be need to prepare for at home.

Religion: We participate in the Penance service on Thursday. 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.

Star of the week: Anthony

Merry Christmas and see you in 2015!



Erin Meland