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Look Ahead Night is Tomorrow

Parents of current 4th grade students are invited to join Mrs. Elliott, our Middle School Director, for a “Look Ahead” night tomorrow, May 22nd at 7pm in the Xavier Room. The purpose of this event is to provide context and information regarding your 4th grade child’s transition into 5th grade this fall, which serves as a bridge to our Middle School. Please note that this is a parent-only event. We h
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Liesl Shurtliff Author Visit Order Form

As part of our upcoming spring book fair, which is taking place June 6th-8th at the SFX Library and the Book Stall, we will be hosting author Liesl Shurtliff here on Friday, June 8th. She will be speaking with our 3rd-5th grade students about her newest book, Grump. If your child would like an autographed book, please fill out the order form and return it to the library no later than June 5. A portion of the proceeds
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Weekly Update 5/18/18

Announcements: Tuesday, May 22- Middle School Look Ahead night for 4th grade parents Wednesday, May 23- Food Chains and Webs Science test Thursday, May 24- Art Fair 6-8PM 4L is in need of more boxes of tissues if anyone is willing to donate! *Words Their Way homework is due every Friday.* Math – After taking our chapter 12 tests at the beginning of the week, classes moved on to chapter 13, learning about calendars an
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Look Ahead Night

Parents of current 4th grade students are invited to join Mrs. Elliott, our Middle School Director, for a “Look Ahead” night on Tuesday, May 22nd at 7pm in the Xavier Room. The purpose of this event is to provide context and information regarding your 4th grade child’s transition into 5th grade this fall, which serves as a bridge to our Middle School. Please note that this is a parent-only event. We
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Great America Read to Succeed Tickets

The tickets for the children who completed the Great America Read to Succeed Reading Club have arrived and will be sent home this week via your child’s classroom teacher. Please note the dates listed on the vouchers for the eligible time frame to use the free admission passes as they expire before the end of summer. If for some reason, the voucher doesn’t makes it way home, please don’t hesitate to
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3, 2, 1, Blast Off!

SFX 4th graders are invited to join us this summer for “3, 2, 1, Blast Off!” as we work together to map out the transition into Middle School. Students will review critical academic content while also practicing essential Middle School skills in order to become better readers, writers, mathematicians, and all-around students. We’ll devote 2 hours per day to Math and Language Arts, while also taking
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Little Free Library

As spring is now here and the weather is finally starting to feel spring-like, I would like to draw attention to our new Little Free Library. It popped up over the winter and is located in front of the school on Linden Avenue. Last school year, our then 3rd grade students (along with their fellow Poetry Pals partners from two other schools) created the tiles that make up the outside of the library. Much thanks to SFX
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Food Chains and Webs Science Test

All 4th grade classes will take the Food Chains and Webs Science test on Wednesday, May 23. A study guide will go home this Friday, and students will have time to study in class early next week in preparation for the test.
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Weekly Update 5/11/18

Announcements: Monday, May 14- FMSC permission slip due 4L is in need of more boxes of tissues if anyone is willing to donate! *Words Their Way homework is due every Friday.* Math – We wrapped up our work in chapter 12 this week, covering measurement and conversion in both customary and metric units. Loebbaka and Jones Math classes have tests on Tuesday, Sack Math class test is Wednesday. Reading – We have made great
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Chapter 12 Math Test

Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Loebbaka’s Chapter 12 tests will be given on Tuesday, May 15th. Ms Sack’s math class will have their test on Wednesday, May 16th.
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Book Cafe in May

What fun we had last week during our Book Cafe. The students did a great job discussing our featured book and decoding ciphers from the book. In May, we will meet on Thursday, May 31  during 3rd-5th grade recess and lunch. Dessert will be provided.  The discussion is open to all students in 3rd-5th grade.  We will be reading Jack the Fairly True Tale of Jack and the Beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff. Ms. Shurtliff will be
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Weekly Update 5/4/18

Announcements: Tuesday, May 8th- “Artifacts” due for salt maps Thursday, May 10th- Culver’s menu due for FMSC field trip lunch Friday, May 11th- Nifty Fifty State Fair in the 4th grade classrooms- 2:15-2:50 4L is in need of more boxes of tissues if anyone is willing to donate! *States and Capitals quizzes are given every Friday. Words Their Way homework is due every Friday.* Math – This week students learned how to c
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Please Join Us- Nifty Fifty State Fair!

Please Join us for of Nifty Fifty State Fair! Click the link below for details: Nifty Fifty Flier 2018
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Nifty Fifty Project Information 4/30/18

Dear Parents, As you may have heard from your student or from reading our classroom blogs, we have been hard at work on our “Nifty Fifty” states project. The next component of the project involves making a 3-D map of each student’s state. In order to participate in this part of the project, students will need to bring in a few things to school: An old tee shirt or smock to wear over our uniforms while making the 3-D
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Last Call for Bluestem Reading Challenge Completed Forms

Just a quick reminder the deadline to complete the Bluestem Challenge is this Tuesday, May 1. Any SFX 3rd-5th grade student who reads all of the 20 Bluestem nominees and turns in the Bluestem Reading Challenge form to me no later than May 1st will get to attend a special pizza party in the library at the end of the school year. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions. Mrs. Sawyer Libr
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Weekly Update 4/27/18

Announcements: Wednesday, May 2 – 1:45 dismissal/box top dress down day 4L is in need of more boxes of tissues if anyone is willing to donate! *States and Capitals quizzes are given every Friday. Words Their Way homework is due every Friday.* Students no longer need to wear SFX vests daily, with the exception of Tuesday (mass). Math – This week we wrapped up our fraction unit with the chapter 20 test. We also b
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Support Our 3rd-5th Grade Runners!

Join us as we cheer on our 3rd-5th grade SFX girls as they run their season-ending 5K! This race takes place through Wilmette this Saturday, April 28th at 9am. Signs, bells and other fan paraphernalia welcome! The Girls on the Run, SFX Edition race begins and ends at our school, at 808 Linden Avenue. We are grateful to the Wilmette Police Department, who will be stationed at the corner of Sheridan Road and Michigan A
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Weekly Update 4/18/18

Announcements: Aspire Testing continues through Friday, April 20. Make up testing will take place next week. Students have been doing a wonderful job during testing, going back to check work and assure they are satisfied with their answers. 4L is in need of more boxes of tissues if anyone is willing to donate! Students no longer need to wear SFX vests daily, with the exception of Tuesday (mass). Math – Over the past
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Bluestem Reading Challenge Deadline is Approaching

I hope you had a blessed Easter and are enjoying the Easter break. Just a reminder the deadline for the Bluestem Challenge is approaching.  I encourage all students in grades 3-5 to take the Bluestem Challenge. The Bluestem Award is an Illinois Readers Choice award for students in grades 3-5. The nominee list is created by librarians and educators from across the state.  Any SFX 3rd-5th grade student who reads all of
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Weekly Update 3/23/18

Announcements: Friday, march 23: End of quarter 3 March 26- April 6: Spring Break *States and Capitals quizzes are given every Friday. Words Their Way homework is due every Friday.* REMINDER: Students need to wear their SFX vests every day. Math – This week we wrapped up our unit about fractions. Our chapter 19 test covered equivalent fractions, comparing and ordering fractions, parts of whole, and improper fractions
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Regina Dominican Basketball Clinic

Regina Dominican High School invites all 4th-7th graders to join them for a free basketball clinic this Saturday, March 24th from 9:30-11am. Instruction will be provided by student athletes and the basketball coaching staff. For questions, or to RSVP, please email the athletic director at tmarcum@rdhs.org or call 847/256-7660 extension 254. Download a a flyer here.
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2018 Battle of the Books Update

Congratulations to our 4th-6th grade Battle of the Books team members. Our three SFX teams competed Monday against 9 teams from three other schools-Baker Progressive School, St. Joseph, and Chiaravalle School. One of our SFX teams, The First Timers came in 2nd place in the individual team competition and in the overall school competition SFX came in 2nd. I couldn’t be prouder of how well these students worked t
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Chapter 19 Math Test

Jones and Loebbaka math classes will be having their Chapter 19 test on Thursday, March 22nd.  The pretest will be given Tuesday. Sack’s math class will be having their Chapter 19 test on Friday, March 23rd.  The pretest will be given Wednesday.  
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Book Cafe Returns

After a bit of a hiatus, Book Cafe is returning on Wednesday, April 25 during 3rd-5th grade recess and lunch. Dessert will be provided.  The discussion is open to all students in 3rd-5th grade.  We will be reading The Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman. Registration for Book Cafe is limited to 15 students. To register, please complete this form and return it to Mrs. Sawyer no later than Friday, April 13. Mr
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Special Dress Down Days This Week

Miss Barrett has given permission to students to take part in two special dress down/out of uniform days Thursday and Friday of this week. Thursday 3/15- Students are invited to wear maroon and gold in support of Loyola University Chicago Ramblers and our very own SFX dad and Loyola Basketball Head Coach, Porter Moser, as the Ramblers head to the NCAA tournament game. This is Loyola’s first time in the tourname
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