Class 2-4 Mrs. Angie Phelan

St. Agnes Cathedral School: 
A Century of Educating God’s Greatest Gift, Our Children
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."  ~Philippians 4:13

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January's Virtue: Initiative

-We had to bid farewell to our amazing North Pole Hallway, but have a cute idea in store for Catholic Schools Week.  THANKS TO ALL WHO SENT IN BOXES!  I will be sending a few back home though to be wrapped in white (back of Christmas paper) & returned.  In addition, each child will need to bring in a box of sugar cubes & liquid glue for a craft. *You'll see a note in the HW NB next week as to when these supplies will be needed.  
-As we begin preparing for Reconciliation, the children MUST KNOW all responses to the Liturgy of the Word part of Mass.  There is a sheet posted under "Resources" that lists what they should know.  In addition, we are working hard on becoming aware of our words, thoughts & actions and how they'd be received by God. Please reinforce this with your child often.
-HEPP (health education program) with Mrs. Rotondo begins this Thursday.  The program lasts 8 weeks & addresses a variety of topics.  Please be sure to ask your child about what they learn each week.  A sheet will be in their folders every Thursday.
-The illnesses have begun in our class!  If your child is sick, I respectfully ask that you PLEASE keep them home until they are feeling better.  We definitely don't need the extra germs in school.  Thank you!

- Please label ALL clothing (hats, gloves, coats, sweatshirts).
-While Pickup Patrol is used to report your child's absence on a given day.  A written absent note STILL needs to be submitted on the day they return.  
-After lunch DEAR time books need to be changed each week.  Books can be from home or school library, but should last a week.  I've noticed many picture books that are fun to read, but are too simple and not grade appropriate.

-IXL logging in for specific skills is being assigned for HW.  Keep your log in info in a safe place.

-It's also good practice to log into ThinkCentral on Thursdays to review our weekly story prior to the test. 
-Only a school gym sweatshirt or school button sweater may be worn if your child is cold in the classroom.

*DISMISSAL PROCEDURES:  Pickup Patrol is to be used to report all absences and changes to dismissal. Absence reporting must be made through the app by 9 A.M. All changes to your child’s normal dismissal must also be completed by 2 P.M. through  Pickup Patrol as well.

*No toys, crafts, or sports equipment may be brought from home

*Home access has been given to Think Central (Go Math & Journeys).  This is great for extra practice in math, reviewing our weekly story, or for printing pages when your child is absent or the page is forgotten.  The direct link can be found under Resources.
Forgotten math HW or out sick?  Here are the new printing instructions for ThinkCentral: Think Central Printing Directions.docx


     In order to learn & have fun as a member of Class 2-4, I promise to be responsible by: doing my work in a timely way, listening to others, not talk when anyone else is, keep my hands to myself, take care of my things, be respectful, include others, and treat everyone kindly.  I CAN DO THIS!

This month we'll learn about:

Math - 3-digit addition & subtraction with & without regrouping
LA -  nouns; initials & abbreviations; commas
Reading -  story structure; author's purpose; main idea & details; cause & effect
Religion - The Bible; Liturgy of the Word; Prayer; CSW; weekly Gospels
Social Studies - continents & oceans
Science - water cycle; clouds; weather; HEPP


Day A - Computer (9:10-9:50)
Day B
- Library (10:30-11:10)
Day C
- Art (1:50-2:30)
Day D
- Music (9:50-10:30)
Day E
- Liturgical Music (1:50-2:30) OR 2nd Step with Mrs. Gorey
Day F
- Gym (10:30-11:10)
*Fr. James will be visiting us every other week to enrich our faith.

Tuesday (pizza = $2)
Wednesday (pretzels = $1.50) *count taken on Monday
Thursday (chicken nuggets = $2)
Friday (bagels = $1.50) *count taken on Wednesday