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The Kindergarten students that participated in mass Thursday did a WONDERFUL job!  The children were very excited to get to take part in the mass.  Thanks to all of the parents who helped with the reading parts at home.  I’m sure you are just as PROUD as we are of our Kindergarten students!  We will have another opportunity in April to plan and take part in the mass so that more of our students will have the opportunity to participate.

Dr. Seuss Week

As I mentioned last week, Dr. Seuss’ birthday is on Thursday, March 2 (AKA:  Read Across America Day).  We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss and his wonderful books all week long.  We will be reading several of his books and doing many different activities.  We will kick off our week by having our annual Green Eggs & Ham breakfast on Monday morning around 8:45 (If students come to school early for morning care they may want to eat a light breakfast). Most of the children are very EXCITED to try them! 🙂 Please be sure to let me know in the comment section of the Friday folder if your child should NOT have “green” eggs (scrambled) & ham next week due to any food allergies or other reasons (allergies to food coloring, egg, milk, etc.). We will be fixing scrambled eggs & adding a little food coloring to make them green. Also, I told the children to be sure to come to school with “CLEAN FEET” on Friday (Girls: no tights please on Friday so we can get to your feet easily 🙂 ). We’ll be making our very OWN FOOT BOOK & it’s more fun working with clean feet instead of “stinky” feet. 🙂 This is always a favorite book and we even get volunteers from other grades (staff too 🙂 ) to be part of our book. It’s fun for all and then we get to READ it! Don’t worry, the children will take turns bringing it home when we are finished so you can see their “fancy foot work.”  Below is the schedule for our guest readers.  We are looking forward to having you share the gift of reading with our Kindergarten Class!

2/27 @ 8:30  Mrs. Wooten, Green Eggs & Ham;  2:15  Ms. Voland (Grandma Care Bear 🙂 ), The Lorax

2/28 @ 10:15  Mrs. Salazar, The Cat in the Hat;  2:15  Ms. Smith, The Foot Book

3/1 @ 9:30 (after Ash Wednesday mass)  Mrs. Arnold, Oh, The Places You’ll Go;  12:15  Mrs. Dinkel, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish2:15  Mrs. Floyd

3/2  9:30 (after mass)  Mr. Marshall, Hop On Pop; 2:15  Mrs. Goins, Thidwick, the Big Hearted Moose

3/3 @  8:15  Ms. Pennington, ABC Book; 12:30  8th Grade Buddies, There’s a Wocket in my Pocket


I’m very pleased with what I’m seeing with the surprise bucket!  Almost all of the children are writing their own sentences.  Even if it’s with help at home, the children are writing and reading their sentences.  The modeling you do for them is very helpful.  This is a great way for the children to use their popcorn words in sentences, practice their sound spelling, reading skills and handwriting.  It also gives them a chance to work on spacing their words and using capital letters as well as punctuation marks.  It is also another way we can work on our speaking and listening skills.  I can see how confident the children are becoming and how PROUD they are of themselves.  All 16 students have had a chance to bring home the surprise bucket at least one time so don’t be surprised if/when your child brings it home again.  We will continue doing this (in place of show and tell) for the remainder of the school year so we can continue improving these skills. Keep up the good work!


*2/25  Mass at 4:30 p.m.  All are welcome!

*2/26  Mass at 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.  All are welcome!

*2/27 Green Eggs and Ham breakfast.


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*2/28-3/2  I will be assisting with ISTEP next week so I will be out of the classroom for an hour a few mornings.  Mrs. Salazar will be covering Tuesday and Thursday morning; Mrs. Arnold will be covering Wednesday morning.

*3/1  Ash Wednesday (Lent begins) mass at 8:30.  All are welcome!  Students will need to wear their mass uniforms next Wednesday and Thursday (we will have our regularly scheduled mass on Thursday.).

*3/3   Spirit Day, End of the 3rd quarter & Knights of Columbus Fish Fry 4:30-7:00 p.m. in the PLC.

*3/7  PRIDE meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

*3/8  Report Cards

*3/10  Honor’s Day

*3/12  Daylight Saving Times begins

*3/23  No Extended Care (Spring Break begins at dismissal.)

*3/24-3/31  Spring Break

*Upcoming Stars:  2/27-3/3  Linden; 3/6-3/10 Kiaya; 4/10-4/14 Malia; 4/24-4/28 Elliot

*You will find the March snack calendar in today’s Friday folder.

*I will be doing end of the quarter assessments next week.  A few students could use some extra practice reading their popcorn words.  Please be sure to practice these words a few times a week, especially if your child is having a hard time reading the “mini sight word readers” that come home each week.

*The March/April goals (final goal sheet of the year) will be listed in NEXT week’s newsletter.  Wow, that’s hard to believe!  Where has this year gone?

*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.


*Thanks in advance to all who signed up to be guest readers next week!  We are looking forward to it!

*Thanks to all of the parents who helped their child with reading parts for this week’s mass!

*Thanks to all who signed up for Math-A-Thon!  I will let you know as soon as the booklets arrive!

*Thanks for your help with our monthly goals!  The children have made so much progress this year!  I can, you can, we can!

*Thanks for all you do!



…the “hard sound for g” and the other sound “g” makes when it’s followed by an “e, i and sometimes y.”

Three Billy Goats Gruff (ask “me” to retell it for you using my puppets).

…the characteristics of an insect.

…different beetles we learned about.

…the name of the largest beetle (Goliath).

…what we learned about Rosa Park’s famous bus ride and how she made a difference in our world.

…the leveled readers “I” am reading when I’m finished with my work (the children are doing a great job reading these books).

…how many bundles of straws we now have to show how many days we’ve been in school.

Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂