Dress Uniform Requirements

DRESS UNIFORM Required for all students. To be worn as requested for school liturgies, field trips, special events, etc. The St. John Dress Uniform consists of a white polo shirt and navy sweatshirt with St. John logo. In addition, boys will wear khaki slacks; girls in grades 6, 7, and 8 may wear the Marymount plaid skirt or khaki pants; girls (K-5) may wear khaki pants or Marymount plaid jumper.

10/26/18 Newsletter

October 26, 2018

We had a great shortened week of school! We created our own star character with focused descriptions of the “inside” and “outside” of our star. We also began studying the patterns we see in the sky with the moon and sun. We taught our Virtus Safety Lesson on Thursday and we will continue safety with a lesson on Halloween Safety, Fire safety, and Safe Adults next week.

A HUGE “thank you” to middle school and Mrs. Halley for an incredible Halloween Carnival today. It was lots of fun and great to see the students in costume.

I look forward to meeting with you in conferences, remember conferences are in our classroom and your child does attend.

 

Conference Agenda:

  1. Discuss the student self-reflection and parent comment form.
  2. Parent, Student, and Teacher formulate a behavioral and academic goal.
  3. Parent and Teacher discuss MAP, other test scores, and any concerns or questions.

Field Trip Information

Field Trip permission slips for our trip to the SAM on Friday, November 16th were sent home today.  Please sign both sides, send in a labeled envelope with the $10 fee in cash or check (made out to St. John School) and return by Friday, November 2nd.   Parent chaperones do not need to pay for themselves. If you are interested in chaperoning we still have room, let me know ASAP!

Special Notes

-Wynn is Star Sea Otter the week of October 29th

No School and Conferences: October 29th and November 5th

-Dress Uniform on Thursday, November 1st

– Field Trip to Seattle Art Museum (11/16/18)

I Can…

– spell first grade words. L.1.2

– use context clues to help me understand a new word or words. L.1.4

– sort words into categories and tell why they belong there. L.1.5

– follow rules for discussions and talk with others. SL.1.1

– speak and write in complete sentences. SL.1.6

– write to tell a story. W.1.3

– help my class write. W.1.7

– tell who, what, when, where, why and how after reading. RL.1.1

– tell the characters, setting, and what happens in a story. RL.1.3

– use words and pictures to help me tell about the characters, setting, and plot. RL.1.7

– read and understand first grade fiction. RL.1.10

– tell the number of syllables in words. RF.1.2

– use digraphs and vowel pairs to help me read. RF.1.3

– use strategies to solve addition word problems. 1.OA.1

– use the commutative property of addition. 1.OA.3

– count to help me add and subtract. 1.OA.5

– add facts within 20. 1.OA.5

– know what an equal sign means. 1.OA.7

– tell how many tens and how many ones are in a number. 1.NBT.2

– use manipulatives and pictures to help me solve problems within 100. 1.NBT.4

– find 10 more or 10 less in my head. 1.NBT.5

– use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. 1.ESS1.1

– make observations at different times of the year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year. 1.ESS1.2

S.L.E.s

– We are Christ-centered people.

– We are active learners.

– We are empowered disciples.

 

 

10/19/18 Newsletter

October 19, 2018

First Grade Sea Otter News

Congratulations Eagles! We exceeded our jog-a-thon goal. Thank you for all of your hard work and support for St. John School, our class had 100% participation, wow! We celebrated today with a school assembly and free dress. This week the students learned about the “marketplace” and how it provides for our needs and wants. We also harvested carrots from the school garden. We used number lines and 10 frames to practice counting on addition strategies.

A special thank you to Mrs. Aguila for leading our carrot harvest!

MAP and STAR standardized test scores are being sent home today, if you have questions please bring them to conferences.  Please keep all scores at home, they don’t need to be returned. Thanks!

For more clarification on the terms in these results please see the test pages below:

MAP Test: https://www.nwea.org/content/uploads/2016/06/Parent-Guide-to-MAP.pdf

 STAR Reading Test: http://doc.renlearn.com/kmnet/r001316312gb442f.pdf

 

Unity Day

We are celebrating Unity Day on Wed. Oct. 24, a day that promotes acceptance, kindness and inclusion Orange is the color of Unity, so please help your children find something orange at home to wear on Oct. 24 (free dress if you wear something orange!).   Our 8th graders will be fanning into the younger classrooms, teaching lessons on friendship, acceptance, kindness and inclusion.

Opt Out Waiver

If you would like to “opt your child out” of the Touching Safety Program that will be presented to the first grade students on October 25th, please sign the form attached to this week’s homework packet. Our lesson focus will be on Boundaries—the limits that define one person as separate from another or from others. There are boundaries you can see (like a fence around a yard) and boundaries you can’t see with your eyes (like the comfort zone around us that we call our “personal space”). Boundaries vary depending on the relationship with the other person. For example, a boundary between a child and a grandparent is different than the boundary between a child and a teacher or coach. Please let me know if you have more questions about the program.

Halloween Carnival

Middle school students will be hosting a Halloween Carnival on Friday, October 26th from 1:00-3:00. Your child is welcome to come to school in a costume and all will enjoy some Halloween Fun and games! Please see the peach flyer in your child’s folder today for more details on costume dress code. Thanks!

Conference Notes

These are parent, student, teacher conferences. Your child is requested to attend. Each conference is 15 minutes with a 5 minutes passing period between. Parents and child will meet with Mrs. Peoples to discuss the Thinking About Me form and an SLE (Schoolwide Learning Expectation) assessment teachers completed. Students will set a goal for the year and then listen to a story on the iPad while parents continue the conference. Thank you to everyone who has scheduled conferences already!

Reading Assessments

First grade students are given a variety of reading assessments throughout the school year. One test students are administered is the STAR reading assessment, which is given to first and second graders. The STAR reading assessment is a computer-based test that helps determine the level of books your child should read in order to make the best progress, this range is called the zone of proximal development (ZPD). A report will be sent home today showing your child’s zone of proximal development, please keep in mind that these scores are approximate, but can offer you a guide for helping your child choose good fit books.

Questions to Ask

– What is a consumer, what is a producer?

– What did you do in the school garden?

– What is a strategy you learned to use when adding?

Special Notes

– Star Sea Otter for the week of October 22 is Mimi

No School, Monday October 22nd

– Individual Pictures on Tuesday, October 23rd

– Conferences October 29th and November 5th

I Can…

– spell first grade words. L.1.2

– use context clues to help me understand a new word or words. L.1.4

– sort words into categories and tell why they belong there. L.1.5

– follow rules for discussions and talk with others. SL.1.1

– speak and write in complete sentences. SL.1.6

– write to tell a story. W.1.3

– help my class write. W.1.7

– tell who, what, when, where, why and how after reading. RL.1.1

– tell the characters, setting, and what happens in a story. RL.1.3

– use words and pictures to help me tell about the characters, setting, and plot. RL.1.7

– read and understand first grade fiction. RL.1.10

– tell the number of syllables in words. RF.1.2

– use digraphs and vowel pairs to help me read. RF.1.3

– use strategies to solve addition word problems. 1.OA.1

– use the commutative property of addition. 1.OA.3

– count to help me add and subtract. 1.OA.5

– add facts within 20. 1.OA.5

– know what an equal sign means. 1.OA.7

– tell how many tens and how many ones are in a number. 1.NBT.2

– use manipulatives and pictures to help me solve problems within 100. 1.NBT.4

– find 10 more or 10 less in my head. 1.NBT.5

– use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. 1.ESS1.1

– make observations at different times of the year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year. 1.ESS1.2

S.L.E.s

– We are Christ-centered people.

– We are active learners.

– We are empowered disciples.

 

 

10/12/18 Newsletter

October 12, 2018

First Grade Sea Otter News

Congratulations Eagles! We exceeded our jog-a-thon goal. Thank you for all of your hard work and support for St. John School.  We will celebrate with free dress on Friday!  The first graders were amazing at mass this Wednesday. They sang, responded, and greeted the school with a tambourine procession. Also this week students continued to learn and practice addition strategies like counting on, using pennies, and number lines.  In science we engineered  mini houses made of tape, paper, straws, and popsicle sticks.  Students tested their strength with the wind from a blow dryer and revised their design to make stronger homes, it was so much fun!  We also really enjoyed painting a fall scene in parent art with Mrs. Duffett and Mrs. Strong, thank you!

Conference Notes

Thank you to those who have already signed up. These are parent, student, teacher conferences. Your child is requested to attend. Each conference is 15 minutes with a 5 minutes passing period between. Parents and child will meet with Mrs. Peoples to discuss the Thinking About Me form and an SLE (Schoolwide Learning Expectation) assessment teachers completed. Students will set a goal for the year and then listen to a story on the iPad while parents continue the conference.

Reading Bags

Your child will be bringing home their “book bag” this week. Instructions will be included inside (please don’t read ahead pages). Please return the bags every Monday even if you didn’t have a chance to read over the weekend because we use them in reading groups. Thank you!

Unity Day

We are celebrating Unity Day on Wed. Oct. 24, a day that promotes acceptance, kindness and inclusion Orange is the color of Unity, so please help your children find something orange at home to wear on Oct. 24 (free dress if you wear something orange!) .   Our 8th graders will be fanning into the younger classrooms, teaching lessons on friendship, acceptance, kindness and inclusion.

Questions to Ask

– How was Mass?

– What number do you add on from in an addition sentence?

– What does an engineer do?

Special Notes

– Star Sea Otter for the week of October 15 is Vincent

– Individual Pictures on Tuesday, October 23rd

– Conferences October 29th and November 5th

I Can…

– spell first grade words. L.1.2

– use context clues to help me understand a new word or words. L.1.4

– sort words into categories and tell why they belong there. L.1.5

– follow rules for discussions and talk with others. SL.1.1

– speak and write in complete sentences. SL.1.6

– write to tell a story. W.1.3

– help my class write. W.1.7

– tell who, what, when, where, why and how after reading. RL.1.1

– tell the characters, setting, and what happens in a story. RL.1.3

– use words and pictures to help me tell about the characters, setting, and plot. RL.1.7

– read and understand first grade fiction. RL.1.10

– tell the number of syllables in words. RF.1.2

– use digraphs and vowel pairs to help me read. RF.1.3

– use strategies to solve addition word problems. 1.OA.1

– use the commutative property of addition. 1.OA.3

– count to help me add and subtract. 1.OA.5

– add facts within 20. 1.OA.5

– know what an equal sign means. 1.OA.7

– tell how many tens and how many ones are in a number. 1.NBT.2

– use manipulatives and pictures to help me solve problems within 100. 1.NBT.4

– find 10 more or 10 less in my head. 1.NBT.5

– use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. 1.ESS1.1

– make observations at different times of the year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year. 1.ESS1.2

S.L.E.s

– We are Christ-centered people.

– We are active learners.

– We are empowered disciples.

 

 

10/5/18 Newsletter

First Grade Sea Otter News

October 5, 2018

It was a great week in first grade! Students put forth their best effort during MAP testing. We started reading groups this week and settled in to the format of our spelling instruction. In religion, students learned about St. Martin as an example of service/worship and we identified the archangels St. Gabriel, St. Michael, and St. Raphael. We also took our first math test! All tests will be sent home the following Friday in your child’s folder.

Mass

On Wednesday, October 10th we will celebrate St. Francis at our first all school liturgy. First graders are in charge of leading mass with their eighth grade buddies. You are welcome to join us in the church at 9:00 a.m.  Please make sure your child is in dress uniform!

Chaperones Needed

We are still in need of a couple more drivers/chaperones for our Friday, November 16th field trip. Please let me know if you can volunteer!

Questions to Ask

-What are 3 ways to make ten?

– What is a need? What is a want?

– What did St. Martin do with his cloak?

Special Notes

– Star Sea Otter for the week of October 8 is Bobby

– Dress uniform Wednesday 10/10 for Mass

-Volunteering calendar is now available, please use the Sign Up genius link on my web page here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054fafa922aaf94-20182019

I Can…

– print my uppercase and lowercase letters. L.1.1

– punctuate sentences. L.1.2

– spell first grade words. L.1.2

– use context clues to help me understand a new word or words. L.1.4

– sort words into categories and tell why they belong there. L.1.5

– follow rules for discussions and talk with others. SL.1.1

– speak and write in complete sentences. SL.1.6

– write to tell a story. W.1.3

– help my class write. W.1.7

– tell who, what, when, where, why and how after reading. RL.1.1

– tell the characters, setting, and what happens in a story. RL.1.3

– use words and pictures to help me tell about the characters, setting, and plot. RL.1.7

– read and understand first grade fiction. RL.1.10

– tell the number of syllables in words. RF.1.2

– use digraphs and vowel pairs to help me read. RF.1.3

– use strategies to solve addition word problems. 1.OA.1

– use the commutative property of addition. 1.OA.3

– count to help me add and subtract. 1.OA.5

– add facts within 20. 1.OA.5

– know what an equal sign means. 1.OA.7

– tell how many tens and how many ones are in a number. 1.NBT.2

– use manipulatives and pictures to help me solve problems within 100. 1.NBT.4

– find 10 more or 10 less in my head. 1.NBT.5

S.L.E.s

– We are Christ-centered people.

– We are active learners.

– We are empowered disciples.