Newsletter for the week of Feb 27-March 3


February 27, 2017

Dear 3B Parents and Students,


I hope all of you had a fantastic weekend!


Native American Project: All projects are due next Tuesday. I can’t wait to see the final products! A purple sheet about the oral presentation (and the date they will present) will be coming home today with your child. Regardless of when they present, all visuals are due Tuesday, March 7th. Please see the rubric (yellow) that was sent home last week for details on how the oral and visual will be grades. Students may use notecards for the oral but need to use good eye contact good public speaking skills.

Social Studies Test: The North Central States test will be on Monday, March 13th. The study guide will be coming home with them tonight. Another great way to study is by using this onine game:

Choose the “Great Lake States” section and “Midwestern States” Section. These are the states they will be tested on.

Ash Wednesday Mass: We will have Ash Wednesday Mass on Wednesday at 8:45 am.   Students need to be in perfect uniform.

Reading Log: February reading logs are due Wednesday and the March log will come home as well.

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for the evenings of March 8th and 9th, and plan on bringing the whole family to enjoy Holy Rosary Drama Department’s debut of The Frog Princess. Come indulge your imagination in an evening filled with fun, humor, whimsical entertainment, and community building!

When: Wednesday March 8th & Thursday March 9th @ 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 Concession Stand!

Lenten Activities

The six weeks of Lent is a wonderful time and opportunity for us to be of service, as we reach out in solidarity to our community.


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.

**If you are interested in driving a few students to deliver the lunches one Friday in Lent, please contact Jennifer Hazzard in the school office.


**Please keep the toiletry items separate from the lunches:

– March 3 – disposable razors/shaving cream (sample size)

– March 10 – No School due to Archdiocesan Inservice Day

– March 17 – Men’s gloves

– March 24 – travel size toothpaste and disposable toothbrush (singles)

– March 31 – men’s socks

– April 7 – disposable razors/shaving cream (sample size)


For 3rd Grade we are collecting the following:

*Money for Uganda- Throughout Lent we will be collecting money for Uganda. We encourage you to find ways for your child to earn    this money through chores or good works so that they feel responsible for their donations. Every dollar helps!

*CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB: The 3rd grade is collecting gently used or new adult warm clothing to donate to Chief Seattle Club, an organization that specializes in assisting Native Americans.

*CANNED FOOD COLLECTION: As a school we will be contributing to the HRS food pantry. Each student should bring a can a food to contribute to the pantry.

**One note- there will be many service opportunities throughout the Lenten season.  Please pick the activities that work for your family. 

This week, we will be learning:


Reading: We read Life on the Ice, an informational text about the North and South poles. Our target skill is main ideas and details.


Math: Today we focus on the 7s multiplication and division facts.

We study capacity in our measurement chapter.


Language Arts: We finish our Native American final drafts! Your kids have worked so hard and I can’t wait to read them. We also do some fun activities to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Thursday!


Science:  Over the next few weeks, students are building background knowledge so that they can help Hikaru, a student from Japan, build a Maglev Train and help his parent’s store.  Students experiment with the properties of magnets.  They learn that opposite poles attract and like poles repel.  They determine the location of the poles on four types of magnets:  bar, disc, ring and strip.


Religion: We discuss fasting, almsgiving and prayer as we prepare for Lent. Today students wrote their 3 Lenten promises in a heart and should discuss them with you at home.


Spelling: Homework is due on Thursday and the test will be Friday.

The pattern is “oo” in wOOd and fOOd spelled oo, ue, ew


Spelling words:

mood                        wooden        drew              smooth        blue          balloon

true               crooked       chew             tooth             hooves         cool

food               pooch


challenge word: loose


This week’s star: Sophia

Next week’s star: Lily



Have a good week,


Erin Meland


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