Fourth Grade News

Week of May 2-6, 2016

Fourth Graders Volunteer at the Dragon Cafe

Last Sunday, we began our community service work at St. George's Episcopal Church's Dragon Cafe, helping to serve breakfast to people in need. Katie Lawton, Charlotte Green, Matthew Fanelli, Sierra Pardue, and Elisabeth Levasseur each did a wonderful job serving a delicious breakfast and making sure each of the guests in attendance left with a full stomach and a smile. We all agreed that it was a gift for all of us to be able to serve, and we look forward to being able to do more for those less fortunate than ourselves. Fourth grade will continue to volunteer each Sunday morning to help set up and serve breakfast between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. during the month of May. We hope that each of the fourth graders will be available to volunteer at least one time on any of the remaining Sundays: May 8, May 15, or May 22.

To sign up, please click on the link at VolunteerSpot:

For those of you who may be available this Sunday, May 8th, (Mothers' Day) we will provide flowers for the students to give to any moms and grandmothers.

Fourth Graders' Compassion and Generosity Continues!

WOW! We can't thank our fourth graders and our amazing parents enough for all the beautiful shoes that were donated to the second graders' service project, The Giving Tree. The students brought in so many pairs of shoes which will be shipped to children in Africa.(Thank you as well for financing the shipping : ) These shoes will not only cover bare feet, but they will also help build confidence and self esteem in the lives of their new owners. THANK YOU!

Character Week News!

Last Friday, St. George's wrapped up Character Week with an all school assembly. We are so proud of all the great service projects each grade is involved in, and we enjoyed hearing about these projects at the assembly. Special thanks to fourth graders, Emily Ferguson and Ben Kornman for telling the school about our service project with the Dragon Cafe this month. All of the students have been given a St. George's character t-shirt which they may wear to school each Tuesday through the end of the school year. Tomorrow will be our first T-shirt Tuesday, so kids may wear their t-shirts with uniform bottoms.

Field Day in Audubon Park this Friday!

Field Day will take place this Friday in Audubon Park. Students should be dropped off at 8:00 a.m at Shelter #10 off Magazine Street by the St. George's banner. Students need to wear his or her team t-shirt, tennis shoes, and shorts. Everyone will need to bring a bag lunch to the park as there will be no lunch service that day. Our room moms are coordinating snacks and drinks for the children, so if you can help out, please contact JJ Kornman or Carol Rooney to help. The day's activities will end by 12:30 p.m. at the park. There is NO AFTERCARE on Friday, so parents please arrive to the park at or before the 12:30 dismissal. All parents are welcome to join us at the park to cheer on the fourth graders. Hope to see you there!

In the event that Field Day is cancelled due to weather, students are to report to school for a regular school day.

Wednesday is Spirit Day!

Spirit Day is this Wednesday, May 4th. Students should come to school in their Field Day t-shirts along with a pair of shorts or jeans. Students in grades 1st - 8th will assemble in the gym at 2:00 p.m. to perform their class cheer and show off their St. George's pride. Go Trojans! Go Spartans! Go Dragons!

4th Grade Parent Orientation to Middle School next Thursday, May 12th

All fourth grade parents are invited to a special luncheon / parent orientation to Middle School on Thursday, May 12th from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. in the Middle School Science Lab. Parents will learn about the curriculum, activities, scheduling, and expectations of middle school, with the hope of helping the students make a smooth transition next year. We hope that you will make a special effort to attend this informative meeting.

Congratulations, Katie!!

Each Sunday, Katie Lawton takes classes at the Academy of Chinese Studies. This Sunday, Katie was awarded a second place trophy for the academic competition in her class. We are so very proud of Katie, and we look forward to her continued success in learning the very difficult language of Chinese. Way to go, Katie!!

Fourth Grade Challenge!

Each year, the fourth graders finish the year with a final academic challenge to identify each of the fifty states on a map and name their capitals. We have been working with the students to make memorizing these more fun, beginning with our memorization of the song, "Fifty Nifty" for the fourth grade play. We have been learning the states and capitals by region and have now covered 27 states that make up the Southeast, Northeast, and Southwest regions.
In addition to the work we are doing at school, our computer teacher, Mrs. Segura, has introduced the students to a computer game they can play to test their memory as well as help them to continue their learning. This states and capitals game, as well as many other educational sites have been saved on symbaloo, a free social bookmarking service in the cloud.
Mrs. Segura has provided all the students with the login information to access these sites. Please look for the login information in your child's take home folder this week.

NOTE : The Fourth Grade Challenge (test of the 50 states and capitals) will be given on Thursday, May 26th.

Have a great week!

Peggy, Emily, Meghan, and Lindsey