Newsletter for the week of Jan 20-23

January 20, 2015

Dear Third Grade Parents and Students,



I am so proud of the 3rd graders prayer service on Friday! They did a great job. It was great seeing you all there.




Sunday, January 25Faith, Knowledge and Service: In our Faith Community

  • Students wear uniforms to Mass
  • Distinguished Alumni Presentation: 8:30 Mass
  • Student Mass helpers – Families sign up online with Sign-Up Genius.
  • Children’s Choir sings at 8:30 am Mass.
  • Blessing of the Altar Servers – at the end of all Masses


We highly encourage families to come to the 8:30 Mass and then come visit the classrooms during open house.


  • Open House and Reception: 9:30-12:30
  • Book Fair in the school library open all week


Monday, January 26 – Faith, Knowledge and Service: In our Parent Community

  • Seattle sports free dress (Go Seahawks!)
  • All School Bingo, 2:15 – 2:45


I will post details about the other days in the newsletter next week.



Catholic Schools Week: Catholic Schools Week is next week! Please check the Holy Rosary website for the CSW schedule. There will be a lot of fun activities going on!


New Website: The link has changed for our new website. Here is the link to the 3b website: You can also visit it by going to the “classroom” link on the Holy Rosary Website.


Service Project-Items Needed: During Catholic Schools Week for our service day (Tues) we are completing a service project with our 7th grade buddies.  Together we will make lunches for the homeless men at St. Martin de Porres.  We are collecting items needed to make these lunches and will put them together at school and deliver them to the shelter.  Thank you to everyone that has already signed up to help! Most of the slots are already filled. Thank you for your generosity!


Here is the link if you would still like to help bring in items or need to check what item you signed up for:



Book Reports: The book report story wheels are due Friday. I can’t wait to see them!


Native American: Students must have their tribe picked by next Tuesday, January 27th. Please let me know if you have any questions about this.



We have a very busy week! Here is what we are working on:


Math: We take our 5s test today. We also learn our 10s facts this week. If your child doesn’t pass a fact test make sure you keep reviewing it with him or her so that he or she gets it the next time. Our make-up day is on Tuesdays during morning recess.


We continue in chapter 10 on fractions. This week we learn how to represent fractions on a number line.


Reading:  We read the story Tops and Bottoms in our reading book. Our study skill for the week is summarizing.  We learn that a summary is a few sentences that tell the main idea of a story or article.



Students practice praying the “Apostles’ Creed.” We will continue the discussion on chapter 7. A copy of the Apostles Creed will be coming home on Friday.


Social Studies: We continue to work on our culture collage project. Students have researched the culture of a country and now will represent what they learned in a picture collage.


Science: Students work on graphing the weather. They begin an experiment on the first stage of the water cycle.


Language Arts: We continue to learn about how to take notes in preparation for our Native American project. We finish studying Martin Luther King Jr.




Spelling: No Spelling this week.



This week’s star: No Star

next week: Blain


Have a great week!!





Erin Meland




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