January 22nd to February 2nd

Dear Parents,

This week we said goodbye to our Bishop Blanchet aid, Gianna, affectionately named, Greg or G. She was a wonderful addition to the classroom and very helpful to the students. The students made her a card. Her semester ended and we wish her well as she finishes her senior year at Blanchet. Go Braves!!

The students are excited about their weather investigations and the Power Point presentations they are creating in teams of 3 or 4. Each team will be ready to show their presentations on Catholic School Sunday. Please come to the church for the beautiful Mass at 10:30. Students should wear dress uniform or cultural dress. Following the Mass, come to the classroom to see all of the great work by the 3rd grade.

The STEAM activity this week is to create a rain gauge that can be placed in the school garden and around campus so that rain data can be collected and graphed. Each group will use materials to design and create a working meteorology tool. The students will use science, engineering, art and math to create the rain gauge. Look for these creative rain gauges around campus!

The students are investigating Kindness. Each day they are journaling about small and large ways they are showing kindness to those in their families, school and the larger community. This ties in with the school theme, “You are the light of the world. Let your light shine before all, that they may see your good works and give glory to our Father in heaven.” The classroom door is decorated with the warm sun shining with rays of kind acts. Come to Open House on Sunday, January 28th to see your child’s good works.

During snack time I’m reading a book called, Kindness Ninja, about a group of karate students on a secret mission to spread kindness in their community. Watch out for a “kindness ninja” at your house! You might be surprised by beds being made, more pleases and thank yous, dishes being washed and rooms being picked up!

Monday-Community DayFree dress and bring one can of food.

Tuesday-Volunteer DayCrazy sock day. Thank you to all the parents who volunteer many hours in the classrooms and school community. We appreciate you!!

Wednesday-Nation DayWear a favorite sweatshirt with your uniform. Sing patriotic songs and celebrate our great nation.

Thursday-Staff-Vocation-Teacher Daybring one flower and dress like a teacher.

Friday-Student Day- Free dress, Purple and Gold celebration

I hope to see you on Catholic School Sunday, January 28th at 10:30.

Take care and God bless.

Mrs. Lisa Castillo