5/17/19 Newsletter

May 17, 2019

First Sea Otter News

We had a great week! We began learning about the Rosary, identifying and creating equal parts in two-dimensional shapes and wrapping up our grasslands habitat unit with a watercolor scene. Students also gave their best effort on the MAP test this week. We are so proud of all the progress they have made this year!

Habitat Project Information

This week the first graders picked their habitats.  Now they are ready to begin their project.  The first task is to fill out the green Habitat-Planning Sheet by MONDAY, May 20.  Check the attached list (homework) to know what habitat your child is studying.  Your planning sheet needs to be approved by your teacher.  For example, if a student chooses a dolphin, it would be not be approved because there are too many types of dolphins.  If a student chooses a spinner dolphin it will be approved.  Please do not begin research or building your habitat until you get the approval from your teacher!  Please keep the pink TO DO list at home.  It gives important due dates and goals to help keep your child on track for the project

Spring Sing Concert:

The primary spring concert will be Tuesday, May 21st at 6:00pm in Egan Hall. Please dress up in Spring Concert Attire, for example: dresses, skirts, boys should wear a shirt with a collar (uniform shorts ok too). 1st and 2nd graders please meet in your classroom between 5:40-5:45 pm. Please email Mrs. Tsagalakis if your child is not able to join us for the concert. ptsagalakis@st-johnschool.org

Field Trip:

Friday, June 14th the first grade is headed to the Brackett’s Landing in Edmonds for a Ranger Beach Walk at low tide. The walk will be from 9:45-10:30am. We will also eat lunch there after the walk.  Permission slips will be sent home next week. The complete field trip should be from about 9:00am-12:30pm.  We are still in need of a few more chaperones; please let me know if you would like to come! Please don’t order Hot Lunch this day!


Jog-A-Thon Art Contest:

All students grades PK-7 are encouraged to submit artwork to Señor Pablo or the school office by Friday, May 31st Two designs will be chosen to represent the 2019 Jog-a-thon (t-shirt and poster).  Winners will receive a Scrip card of their choice for $25!

Artwork should be hand drawn by the student in one-color ink.

Email the Jog-a-thon Team at fundraising@st-johnschool.org if you have any questions.

Questions to Ask

-What are equal parts?

-How many quarter parts are in whole?

-What is one of the prayers in the Rosary?

Special Notes:

-Primary Spring Concert, Tuesday May 21st at 6:00pm

-No School Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day

-All School Mass, Dress Uniform

-Habitat Day, Monday June 10th

-Field Trip to the Tide Pools is June 14th

I Can…

-read first grade words. RF1.3

-use what I know about phonics to spell new words. L.1.2

-spell first grade words. L.1.2

-use conjunctions and determiners. L.1.1

-capitalize dates and names of people. L.1.2

-punctuate sentences. L.1.2

-sort words into categories. L.1.5

-read and understand first grade fiction. RL.1.10

-read and understand first grade non-fiction. RI.1.10

-tell about the main ideas and details after I listen or read. SL.1.2

-follow rules for discussions, talk with others, and ask questions during discussions. SL.1.1

-speak and write in complete sentences. SL.1.6