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¡Adios Adios!

¡Hola a todos! First of all I would like to thank you all for the support throughout this school year! I am very happy with the results of implementing a new Spanish curriculum that encouraged students active participation and satisfied different learning styles! Also, I would like to let you now that I will continue this wonderful journey during the 2017-2018 school year at SFX. I hope you all have a wonderful and s
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Artwork Coming Home!

Hello Parents!   I just wanted to let you know that artwork should be coming home!! Thank you for all of your support during the year and especially at the art show—it was an amazing showing of all of our amazingly talented students! I still have artwork from this year’s 8th graders that was not picked up, as well as a scattering of works from 6th and 7th grades. If you want to pick anything up, I am avail
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3rd Grade Gillson Park Picnic Tomorrow

Please make sure your children have a brown bag lunch with a drink. Also, bring a sweatshirt or jacket, and sun lotion. The weather calls for chilly temperatures tomorrow. It should be a fun day!
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Summer Reading and the Wilmette Public Library

Last Friday Mrs. Joseph from the Wilmette Public Library visited our school and spoke to students in Kindergarten-5th grade about all the great offerings the library has for children this summer. From great family entertainment to reading clubs, as well as volunteer opportunities for middle school students to help younger children over the summer, the library is the place to visit this summer. This summer’s rea
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Friday, June 2nd Last Day for Hot Lunch!

Please send your children with a lunch for the last week of school. There will no hot lunch after Friday, June 2nd.
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Third Grade Notes

Math: We just completed Chapter 6 Graphing in our text books. This week we will go back to review geometry and make geometry booklets to help us for future math classes. REMINDER: We can not stress the importance of the students continuing to work on their multiplication facts over the summer.  4th grade math will be so much easier if they walk in with the facts fresh in their memories.  A way you can do this over th
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Kirby Larson’s One Author One Community visit

What a wonderful day we had on Friday with our visiting author, Kirby Larson. When Mrs. Larson arrived at SFX, she was greeted by our official student greeter, a 2nd grade student, who had read almost all of Mrs. Larson’s books as he was so excited that she was coming to the school. How wonderful to see so many students excited to finally meet Mrs. Larson and have her at our school. Mrs. Larson gave three prese
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3rd Grade

3rd Grade News   Field Trips We hope you child came home excited and full of fun facts about Wilmette from our walking tour.  We had beautiful weather for the trip.  Soon the students will become historians and real estate agents and try and “sell” Wilmette to others.  The groups got some great pictures on our trip.  We would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to Mr. Furlow for the personalized tours of the Coast G
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Yo puedo/ I can We read the Spanish version of the book From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. This book helped us not only to focus on our main topic: I can, but also to review previous lessons such as body parts and animals. Our portfolio activity consisted in writing complete sentences using the vocabulary provided in order to answer to questions related to activities that we can and can
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Great America Read to Succeed Vouchers

The Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Challenge vouchers have arrived and were distributed to classroom teachers on Wednesday. All children who read the 6 required hours and submitted the reading log to the school earned a free day pass to Six Flags Great America. The vouchers are valid from June 12-August 6, 2017. Be sure to be on the lookout for these vouchers to come home in your child’s backpack. Mrs. Sawye
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3rd Grade Happenings

Field Trips We hope you child came home excited about the trip to the Botanical Gardens.  Luckily we had the perfect day, full of cool breezes and sunshine.  It was exciting to see so many students spread all over the Japanese Gardens, writing Haiku’s.  We shared some when we returned to SFX and they were great!  These students continue to amaze us with their imaginations! 3rd grade has a lot of fun field trips comin
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2017 Art Show!

Hello all! This year’s Art Show will take place on Thursday, May 25th from 6-8:00pm. Please join us for an evening of 1st through 8th grade art in the Xavier Room. If you already have plans, no worries—the show will be left up from Thursday evening-Sunday, so parents can stop by after mass or throughout the day on Friday! We have been working hard all year, and would love for you to come by and celebrate the ar
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End of the year for the Library

It’s hard to believe we are just a few weeks away from the end of the school year. In an effort to get all school library materials back and inventoried before we leave for the summer, all library books checked out to students need to be back to the school library no later than Tuesday, May 30. Students may continue to checkout library books until Friday, May 26. In an effort to help children remember to return
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3rd Grade Field Trip

Reminder field trip on Monday, May 8th to the Chicago Botanical Gardens. Please have your child bring a brown bag lunch, wear their uniform and dress for the weather.
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3rd Grade Update

We have successfully made it through ASPIRE testing!  The kids did a great job this week, although it was slow going in the beginning of the week with a lot of questions.  We had to remember that this is the first time these kids have seen a standardized test. The concept of a test booklet and a separate answer sheet was foreign to them.  Understanding phrases like “Use this information to answer questions 12-16” and
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: Yo Veo/ I see We read the Spanish version of the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? This book helped us not only to focus on our main topic: eyes, but also to review previous lessons such as colors, sizes, and numbers. Our portfolio activity consisted in using the vocabulary provided to answer questions with complete Spanish sentences in order to answer what pictures we we
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Third Graders need Regular Size Cereal Boxes

 Mrs. Close needs the children to bring in empty regular size cereal boxes by Monday, May 1st., not the “mini” boxes.  Sorry for the mistake.  
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we finished our unit on Felices Pascuas/Happy Easter We successfully learned about: Easter Celebrations in Spanish Speaking Countries/Semana Santa en Paises de Habla Hispana.  With the help of Google Maps, we visited countries such us Mexico, Spain, Guatemala and Peru. We learned about different types of celebrations such as the creation of rugs made out of flowers and sawdust, traditional food,
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Third Grade Notes

Just a few reminders: THE POETRY PALS OPEN HOUSE IS OUR YEAR END GET TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF OUR HEARTS AND MINDS TO PEOPLE OF OTHER FAITHS. Please plan on stopping by this Sunday, it will be a wonderful event. Parents and children will gather together at the Community Center. Aspire Testing begins Tuesday, April 25 through Friday, April 28th. There is no homework during that week. Your children do not h
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Poetry Pals Event is Sunday

Thanks to support from the Make an EPIC Difference Fund, our students have taken part in a year-long interfaith partnership with Solomon Schechter School in Northbrook and Islamic Foundation School in Villa Park through Chicago non profit, Poetry Pals. Poetry Pals invites our 3rd grade families, along with SFX families across all grades, to join them for an Open House that celebrates all that our students have learne
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Spring Library Happenings

I hope everyone had a joyous Easter! It is hard to believe we are almost to the end of April and the school year is winding down. We continue to have many fun things happening in the library. Book Fair Wrap Up Much thanks to all the families who shopped our Spring Book Fair held at the Book Stall in Winnetka. 20% of the sales made by SFX families will come back to the school library and enable us to buy new books for
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Poetry Pals Open House Reminder

Thanks to support from the Make an EPIC Difference Fund, our students have taken part in a year-long interfaith partnership with Solomon Schechter School in Northbrook and Islamic Foundation School in Villa Park through Chicago non profit, Poetry Pals. Poetry Pals invites our 3rd grade families, along with SFX families across all grades, to join them for an Open House that celebrates all that our students have learne
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered Felices Pascuas/Happy Easter We started a lesson that we will continue to work on next week as well: Easter Celebrations in Spanish Speaking Countries/Semana Santa en Paises de Habla Hispana.  With the help of Google Maps, we visited countries such us Mexico, Spain, Guatemala and Peru and learned about different types of celebrations such as the creation of rugs made out of flowers an
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3rd Grade Notes

THIRD GRADE WEEKLY NOTES ASPIRE TEST is Tuesday, April 25th thru Friday, April 28th. All students must arrive on time by the 8:15AM bell. Please ensure that your child is well rested and has a healthy breakfast during testing week. Also, make sure to pack a healthy snack for after testing. EASTER BREAK HOMEWORK: Have your child read for pleasure, no need to record on their reading logs. Multiplication and division fa
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