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We will have our Halloween party on Monday, October 31st at 1:30.  The children are allowed to bring costumes to change into for the party (optional, not mandatory) Monday afternoon.  We will allow them time to change shortly before the party begins.   Please be sure your child brings his/her costume in a bag if it doesn’t fit in their backpack and that you put their name on it in case we have any duplicate costumes.  We realize that some of the children may be wearing “make up” with their costumes on Halloween night, but due to the short amount of time we have for our party, we would like to ask that you NOT send make up to school for your child’s costume.   Time does not allow for us to apply make up. The party will be from 1:30-2:30. If you are helping with the party OR would like to come and join us, you may arrive at 1:15.  ALL ARE WELCOME!  This will allow time for “setting up” and for helping get 17 kindergarten students into their costumes! 🙂 As you can imagine, we may need a little help getting the children ready for the party.  I have the following people signed up  to help with the Halloween party:  Craft & Napkins/Mrs. Marshall, Game/Mrs. Louden, Snack/Ms. Thomas and Drink boxes/Mrs. Voland.  


The theme for Unit 3 in our reading series has been about transportation and this week we read a non-fiction story titled On the Go. This story gave us a chance to see the many different ways people travel from place to place. We talked about different ways people can travel by land, air and water. The photographs in this story gave us a chance to see how people travel in many different countries.   Although the children really enjoy reading fiction books, they are being introduced to a variety of topics and vocabulary through the non-fiction stories we’ve been reading. The children are making real life connections to the topics we are reading about and are able to have great discussions with the prior knowledge they bring to school with them. I must say that my FAVORITE part of the day with my class again this year is when we read, whether it be fiction or non-fiction, the children LOVE listening to books! I LOVE IT! They listen their BEST when I’m reading a book to them and they truly get engaged in the story! (We’re still working on active listening during other parts of our day, but when I’m reading they are listening well!) This week we were introduced to our 2nd vowel, the letter “I.” Although our main focus right now is on short vowel sounds, the children are doing a good job identifying both short and long vowel sounds. They came up with a GREAT list of “I” words for our predictable chart (“I is for…”); hopefully they have already shared some of these words with you. We will complete our Unit 3 workbooks today .   Please take some time to have your child show you what they’ve been learning as you review their workbook with them (might come home Monday since I won’t be at school Friday). Hopefully they can read some of the sentences to you. Please be sure when they bring home the “mini sight word readers,” they are reading them to you. They should have brought home “We Can Go!” this week. I have encouraged the children to keep these books and to practice reading them throughout the year. From what I hear, that’s what they’ve been doing. 🙂 Keep up the good work!

“Holiday Homework”

I can’t believe it will be November on Tuesday!  It’s time for some FUN Holiday Homework!  Your child is bringing home a brown construction paper turkey today in their Friday folder.  Please have YOUR CHILD CUT out the turkey shape and help your child DISGUISE Tom Turkey as a different animal or character  in hopes of avoiding being caught for Thanksgiving Day dinner!  Please use any items you find in your home to create your turkey’s disguise.  Some suggestions (ones we’ve seen before) for disguising the turkey may be:  a sheep, a cat, Superman, a princess, a pirate, a bowling pin, a football player, Santa, a shark, a mermaid, a pilgrim or an Indian, etc., etc.  Please return these turkeys by Monday, October 31st so we can display them for the month of November.  Good Luck and enjoy working on this project with your child.  Be CREATIVE and HAVE FUN!! We will display these outside of our classroom so be sure to stop by and see them over the next couple of weeks. We can’t wait to see “your” creativity! 🙂   Mrs. Mace & Mrs. Sutton LOVE this project so much that for the 9th year in a row they have requested a copy of Tom Turkey so they can disguise him too!   Every year we have several people look forward to this “assignment!” The whole school enjoys the different disguises of Tom Turkey! 🙂


Happy Birthday to our Kindergarten students that have November birthdays:  Alex, Brady, Bristol & Elliot!  If  you would like to read your Kindergarten student’s favorite book in honor of their birthday, please send me an e-mail so we can set up a day and time.  If your child’s birthday falls on a weekend, we can pick a day close to the date.   We love having guests come share the gift of reading with our Kindergarten class!  🙂  If you can’t make it in to read, feel free to send in their favorite book and I’ll read it to the class.


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*10/29  Mass at 4:30.  All are welcome!

*10/30  Mass at 8 & 11 (Includes Children Liturgy of the Word).  All are welcome!

*10/31  Black/Orange NUT day

*11/1  All Saints Day (Holy Day of Obligation) Mass, students must wear mass uniforms.  PRIDE meeting @ 6:30.

*11/3  Regular weekly scheduled mass, students must wear mass uniforms.

*11/4  Spirit Day; Students may come out of uniform wearing blue or yellow.

*Upcoming STARS:  10/31-11/4  Alex; 11/7-11/11 Brady; 11/14-11/18  Bristol

*Due to your generosity, we will NOT need a November snack calendar.

*November/December goals will be in NEXT week’s newsletter, please be sure to make note of them (the next two months are VERY BUSY as we prepare for the holidays so the November/December goals are combined and not assessed UNTIL December). Please be sure you are working on any goals that your child has not yet completed.

*We will be attending a field trip to Roncalli with our 8th grade buddies to see the play Annie. Roncalli will send a bus to pick us up.  We will not need chaperones for this field trip.  This is a special field trip with our buddies at no cost to you.  I will be attending as well as Mrs. Salazar and Mr. Setnor.  Permission slips are in today’s folder.

*The mornings have been pretty cool lately, especially when we go outside for recess at 10:30.  Please be sure your child wears a jacket or a sweatshirt to school now that fall has arrived.  Many of the children were complaining of being cold again this week during recess.  It’s also a good idea to keep a St. Rose uniform sweatshirt or navy/white sweater in your child’s backpack in case they get cold throughout the day.  Be sure to write your child’s name on the inside tag.  Our lost and found has been growing so this helps us to locate the owner.  We will be going outside all winter long as long as the temperature does not fall below 25 degrees so it’s a good idea that the students are prepared for colder temperatures (coats, hats, gloves) as we move into the colder months.

*Please be sure you are checking out the St. Rose website frequently to keep up to date on all that is going on at St. Rose School.  You will find November’s lunch menu on our website next week.  This is located under the “Student Life” tab and then click on “Lion Cafeteria” and there will be a “monthly menu” document located over to the left.


*Thanks to all of our chaperones for attending our Apple Works field trip! We are so glad you were able to join us!

*Thanks to all who helped make our apple shirts!

*Thanks for all of the donations for our NUT day this week!

*Thanks to all who bought BOO GRAMS to help support the 8th grade end of the year field trip!  I know our 8th grade buddies appreciate your support!

*Thanks for continuing to help with our daily snack!




…the 2nd vowel we learned this week. What sound does “short I” make? What sound does “long I” make”

…some words that start with the “I” sound.

…different ways to travel by air, land and water.

…our field trip to Apple Works.

…how many bundles of straws we have to illustrate how many days we’ve been in school (5 bundles).

…how many quarters we have to show how many days we’ve been in school.

…how we used dice to practice counting, adding and recognizing numbers.

…the Living Rosary following mass Friday.

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!