Mrs. Coomes' News

September 19 - September 23

Snack-before 10am daily - don't forget your snack and make sure it's peanut and nut free.

Lunch- 11:45 to 12:05 daily and you are welcome to join us

Monday- Art 8:00 to 9:00

Tuesday- Music/Computer 9:05 to 10:05

Wednesday- Library 10:10 to 11:10

Thursday - Mass 9:00. You are always welcome to come to celebrate the Lord with us.

Friday- Music/Computer 9:05 to 10:05


This weeks homework is to read every night and spelling words.

~I will be sending home a reading piece on Monday. Please return those by Wednesday because we use them for reading groups.

~Spelling - to help practice your child's words please click on the link below to download the new spelling choice board. Don't forget to return the work by Friday for a reward.

Homework Time Frame

Spelling 10 minutes

Vocabulary 5 minutes

Reading at least 15 minutes

Quia-Possessive Noun Game

Parents and students should play this game together to reinforce what is being taught in the classroom.

AR Book Finder

Click on this button to look up your child's book. It would be great if your child could type in their own book title to give them more keyboarding practice.

This Week in.....

Science and Social Studies

Science: Chapter 10, lessons 1 and 2

Skills: heat, energy

Social Studies:

Skills: problem solving techniques, coping skills

Mark your Calendar

Sept. 22- 9:00- Mass

Sept. 23- Picture Day (Free Dress Day)

Sept. 29- 9:00- Mass / Students who purchased a spirit shirt from the OCHS football team may wear their shirt to school WITH uniform bottoms to support the ACES football team.

Sept. 30- NO SCHOOL / 5:30-PTO Tailgate Party at OCHS

Oct. 6- No Mass (3rd graders have confession)


Oct. 10-14- FALL BREAK

Oct. 19-20- Parent-Teacher Conferences

Oct. 20– 9:00 Jubilee Jam in the Gym

Oct. 28- Free Dress Day / 9:00 Bus Safety (Buster Bus)

Nov. 1- 9:00 Mass

Nov. 3- 9:00 Living Rosary in the Gym

Note from Mrs. Coomes:

Don't forget to send in your family's picture frame. We love seeing everyone's families and the students are so proud to show them off.

-We had our first lock down drill last Friday. It went very well. The children did a great job!

-Please help your child practice his/her “one breath boxes.” These are very important for reading fluency.

Your child should be bringing those in every week by Friday. If he/she knows them fluently before then, please have him/her bring them in earlier in the week. That way I can test them on their words and can give them a new list to practice on. Thank you!

-Please also encourage your child to keep reading for AR and taking tests. Many of the children have taken several tests. I can see their confidence building every day! I am amazed when they show me their results on the iPad and tell me how many tests they’ve taken. They are so proud! J

Girls need to make sure they are wearing shorts under their skirts and jumpers.