Go Fourth!

News & tidbits from the 4th grade at Holy Rosary School

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Surprise! I am planning to be a bit more consistent with newsletters going out on Thursdays; however I thought with our ITBS testing starting tomorrow it would be a good idea to send it out Wednesday this week.

Things to be aware of in regards to ITBS Testing:

* Please have your child in bed early the night before & feed them a healthy breakfast in the morning.

* Be ON TIME as once testing is started, it may not be interrupted, even for latecomers.

* Please encourage your child to do their best effort on the test, but not to stress about it. The test is not used for a grade as much as to see how well they are doing in comparison with other students around the nation. It will also help us in planning our further instruction for the year with based on our students individual needs and goals.

* There will be minimal homework during this time frame as I want there to be no excuse that would hinder the students getting to bed at an early time. Also, part of the school days are designated for the testing so our instruction time slots are abbreviated.


On another note, if you send breakfast for your child, please make sure that it is breakfast; not a sugary snack or dessert. A banana, granola bar, hard boiled egg, peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat bread, tupperware bowl of cereal with milk to add, baggie of nuts, or any other of the myriad of healthy and creative choices out there are completely welcome. Please refrain from sending cookies or candy for breakfast!


We were excited to start our new cursive curriculum this week. We also have just begun our very first FOSS kit; Earth and Sun. We will be doing an in-depth study including several experiments.


I will be sending home the second Scholastic Book Club order form tomorrow. If you would like to place an order for your child, the close date for the order will be Monday, October 28th.


Thank you all!


Mrs. Marthie Ramos

4th Grade Homeroom Teacher

Holy Rosary School

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, October 15 ~ ITBS Standardized Testing begins

Sunday, October 25 ~ Halloween Carnival 1:00- 3:00

Wednesday, October 28 ~ Picture Day

Saturday, November 7 ~ Hispanic Heritage Festival

Monday, November 23 ~ Parent-Teacher Conferences 1:00-5:00