February 26th through March 9th

Dear Parents,

Thank you for sending your child in warm layers for this surprise winter blast we have been experiencing. We were all hoping for spring to emerge but we will have to wait a while longer. I do have a few spare sweatshirts and jackets in the classroom if your child forgets their warm layer. On a similar subject, it remains flu season and many of the students have had the flu. Please continue to keep ill children home so that they can rest and come back to school fully recovered. Thank you!

The Stations of the Cross are said 2:30 each Friday during Lent. Please join the class during this important prayer service. The Catholic relief Services rice bowl in the classroom is collecting spare change as we remember to give alms during Lent. Rice bowls were sent home before Ash Wednesday to encourage families to give what they can for the world’s poor. Please bring your rice bowl back to school or church during Holy Week, March 26th through 30th. Thank you.

On March 7th we have an all-school Mass and this is a dress uniform day. Please come at 8:45 and sit with your child. You are always welcome to join us as we celebrate Mass together.

The Spring Musical will be on March 8th at 1:30 in Egan Hall. If you can’t make the evening performance, please join the school for the matinee. It’s sure to be entertaining.

The students are earning the parts of an ice cream sundae as they memorize and test on the multiplication facts 2-12. My hope is that all students will have completed their tests by the time we go on Easter break. The ice cream sundae party to celebrate this accomplishment is tentatively scheduled for March 27th. Please continue to practice math facts at home each night for 10 to 15 minutes.

The movie poster book report is due on February 28th. Many students have presented their posters to the class and they are informative and well made.  The students’ comfort with speaking in front of the class has improved over the last 6 months. Thank you for supporting and encouraging your child with this homework assignment.

Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss who would be celebrating his 114th birthday on March 2nd. The students practiced their leadership skills by reading to their buddies in Pre-k. Enjoy these sweet photos.

The Iditarod Sled Dog Race will begin on, March 3rd, from Anchorage, Alaska to Nome, Alaska. Each student will follow a musher and dog team from start to finish. It is an exciting race with lessons that integrate Math, Reading, Writing,Science, Technology, Art and Social Studies. Please visit Iditarod.com for race results and updates.

If the cold weather seems never-ending, keep in mind that Easter break is only 30 days away.

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to call or email.

God Bless,

Lisa Castillo