Newsletter for the week of Feb. 23-27

February 23, 2015



Dear Third Grade Parents,


I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today is an exciting day, as we welcome a new student to Holy Rosary and 3B! Charlotte FitzGerald will be joining 3B today, she has a sister in 5th grade who joined the HRS community at the beginning of the school year. We are so excited to have Charlotte in 3B!




Apostle’s Creed: Continue to practice this prayer at home. Students need to commit it to memory and recite to me by Friday, February 27th.


Native American Project: Students should be working on their visual aid this week. All research materials and notes they have taken will come home on Friday or next Monday so that students can use them to prepare for their oral presentation.


St. Martin de Porres:

BROWN BAG FRIDAYS FOR ST. MARTIN de PORRES SHELTER will begin Friday, Feb. 27th. Every year, as part of our Lenten Outreach, Holy Rosary School has provided lunches to the men at St. Martin de Porres shelter. Students are asked to bring a lunch or two and a toiletry item on designated Fridays during Lent. These lunches can be kept cold, so perishable food is fine. Thank you for your generosity.


Please keep the toiletry items separate from the lunches:

*Feb. 27 – men’s gloves

March 6 – men’s socks

March 13 – disposable razors/shaving cream (sample size)

March 20 – no School due to Archdiocesan In-service Day

March 27 – travel size toothpaste and disposable toothbrush (singles)


School Play-The Fairy Tale Network:

Bring the whole family to enjoy the debut of Fairy Tale Network, a fast-paced, humor-filled play about a television network challenged to improve its viewership ratings with exciting new programming! Presented by Holy Rosary School, featuring original scenes, which have been masterfully authored by the students themselves. Additionally, the whole student body of Holy Rosary School has collaborated to design a beautifully intricate and fanciful set! Come feast your eyes and indulge your imagination in an evening filled with humor, memorable fun and whimsical entertainment. This is a spectacle not to be missed!


When: Wednesday March 4th & Thursday March 5th @ 7:00pm

Where: Holy Rosary School, Main Entrance: School Hall

Cost: Donations warmly accepted at the door

*Delicious treats & refreshments will be available from our very own, Starfish Coffee!





This week we are:


Reading: We read Judy Moody Saves the World and focus on story structure (setting, characters and plot). Students also learn about the importance of protecting the environment and create recycling/ compost posters.


Math: We begin a new chapter on Measurement. Students will measure volume and capacity this week.


The 6s fact tests will be next Monday, March 2nd.


Religion: Students continue to study the components of Lent: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Your child will have a Lent Calendar that they can follow along with in their religion section of their filer.


Language Arts: Students draft and edit their food paragraphs this week.


Social Studies: The North Central region states test will be tomorrow. This week Students learn about the history of Totem Poles. Students create Totem Polse and write a story to go along with them.


Science:  Students brainstormed research questions regarding weather systems.  They use iPads and QR codes to find an answer to their question and pick an app to present this information to their classmates.


Spelling: Assignment due Thursday. Test is on Friday.


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This week’s star: Eric

Next week’s star: Kyrah


I hope you all have a great week!




Erin Meland