Hello K1 Families,
This week we will be celebrating Valentine's Day with a class party at 1:00 on Thursday. If you are safe environment compliant please feel free to join us. The students may exchange Valentine's Cards with each other. We will take care of this in the morning so please make sure to send them in by Thursday morning. If you have not worked on cards with your kiddo already they do not need to put names on them. This helps speed up the passing out process. No big deal if you have already put names on them though.
A few notes from the school:
1. As part of our continued effort to protect our students, we strictly enforce the Diocese of Phoenix Safe Environment Policies and Procedures. We are so grateful for our very conscientious parents and the way they adhere to our requirements for volunteering and visiting campus.
Since several new families have joined us in January and there are quite a few special events coming up in the Spring that require Safe Environment Compliance, we are adding a Foundation Training here at school in March.
"Keeping the Promise Alive" will be presented on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 5pm -7:30pm in our school library. Please go to the Diocese of Phoenix Safe Environment page and click on REGISTER FOR A CLASS. Scroll down to 3/19 and the entry for Saint John XXIII School. You may register at the far right of this line.
Thank you all for your help with keeping our children safe!!!!!!
2. Since 2006, St. John XXIII Catholic School Community has implemented the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, a researched-based, nationally recognized program that comes out of Clemson University.
One of the main components of the program is Parent Support. We thought a great way to increase our parent support for this program would be to hold an informational meeting so that parents may gain a better understanding of how we utilize this program here on campus.
Please join us on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 5pm in our school library for an overview of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.
Here is what we will be working on in class this week:
Reading: The theme for this week is outdoor adventures. The students will hear the stories Nicky and the Rainy Day and Sheep Take a Hike. The words for the week are go, here, soon, for, they, up. We also will be practicing with the /d/ sound. Make sure to work on all of our words at home. Next week is a review week and the students will be assessed on all 24 words we have learned in this unit.
Math: We will finish up out chapter on counting on and counting back this back this week and we will also work through our chapter on length and height. The students will practice measuring with nonstandard units and compare sizes based on length and height.
Religion: This week we will be finishing up the 12 Apostles and talk about faith and trust. The students will hear various bible stories that demonstrates faith and trust in God and His plan. The stories include Jesus calming the storm, Noah's ark, and David and Goliath.
Social Studies: With President's Day next week, we will be learning about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. We will learn a little bit about their lives and do a craft project as well.
Happy Valentine's Day and have a great week!
Miss Lauren Cordier
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