The Fourth Grade 4-1-1

Week of February 8, 2016

The teachers say...

This Friday is 11:00am dismissal and after school care is NOT available. Please be sure to notify your child's teacher if they are going home with someone else on Friday or if they will not be attending school that day.

Remember to complete the online form All families must complete the form for attendance purposes.

Outside Reading Logs

The goal for the second semester is 600 minutes. Log sheets are located on the fourth grade website and in the classrooms. The due date to submit minutes is May 31st. Don't wait until the last minute!

Important Dates:

4G is in charge of morning prayers this week, with 4H to follow after the break.

Feb. 9th: Science test on whales

Feb. 10th: Ash Wednesday
Feb. 11th:
Valentine's Day party at 11am.
Feb. 12th:
Grandparents and Special Friends' Day, Mass @8:30am


Math: We are introducing long division with larger numbers.

Spelling/Writing: We are working on lesson 20 for spelling, VCCV patterns. The test will be Thursday, February 11th.

English: We are using our English time to learn a square dance for the CA history play. We will also learn some abbreviations.

Science: Students have been assigned research groups and will begin assigning tasks this week. We will begin research in earnest after the break. Please see the explanation sheet on the 4th grade portal of the MJS website for important details!

Reading: We are still studying Sacagawea. This will tie in nicely to our social studies curriculum!

Robotics: Beginning this week, 4G will get their turn in the robotics lab!

Social Studies: We are continuing with Westward Expansion and learning all about how and why people began moving west. This week, kids will load up their "own wagon" for the trail west!

San Juan Capistrano Field Trip: Information sheets and waivers went home in today's Monday Folders. Please sign and return the waiver by this Thursday, February 11th. Any questions--please email Ms. Gandara.

Grandparents' Day 2016

Please mark your calendars! It may seem early, but Mayfield’s annual Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ day is right around the corner. We look forward to welcoming the ones we love on February 12, 2016. This is a special tradition, a day when Grandparents or Special Family Friends join students on campus for Mass and classroom activities. To insure we get an invitation to your child's special guest, please fill out the form here if this is your first year at MJS (or there are changes to the addresses from last year's invitation mailing):

Thank you,

Nicole Dixon & Tina Yates

Safety first-please remember!

Please email the teachers if your child is going home with a friend at the end of the day...especially if they are in another class. Having this information early in the day helps avoid chaos at the end of the day and is ultimately for your child's safety. Thank you!

Medical Information

It is still the time for colds, coughs, and the flu! Please remember to keep your child home if they exhibit any symptoms. Children MUST be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school. Thank you for your cooperation!

Days and Nights on the California Trail

Benefits of game-based learning: increased attention, focus, motivation, and prosocial behavior. Ask your child about hazard spots and bright spots!

Aquarium of the Pacific Field Trip!

Childrens Hunger Fund