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4th Grade Loebbaka

¡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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Thank You!

It’s hard to believe the end of another school year is here! I wanted to thank you all for welcoming me into the SFX community this year. I loved teaching your children, and I hope they had a wonderful fourth grade experience! Unfortunately my family is moving to the western suburbs, so I will not be returning to St. Francis next school year. I wish you all a safe and fun summer. Thanks again for a great year!
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Please Bring Sturdy Bags- Thursday 6/7

Fourth grade will be cleaning out our desks and lockers tomorrow, THURSDAY 6/7. Please send your child to school with 2 sturdy bags in which to carry their supplies home. SFX will also be donating specific supply items to our sharing parish in Haiti so please discuss with your child ahead of time if you will allow him/her to donate any gently used supplies. Thank you!
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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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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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4th Grade Weekly News {5.29 – 6.2}

It’s hard to believe we have only one more week left of school! Click here to see what the fourth graders were up to this week.
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4th Grade Weekly News {5.22 – 5.26}

Click here to read what the fourth graders have been up to this week!
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Goodbye Anoles!

Today we said goodbye to our classroom anoles. Friday, May 26th is the day they will go home with their new owners: Abby, Emma, Patch, Georgia, and Jack E.
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Look Ahead Night Handout

Dear Fourth Grade Parents, Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to join me Tuesday evening for a conversation regarding what’s in store this fall in fifth grade. Please contact me with any questions that you may have. I also invite you to review this copy of the presentation from the meeting for reminders and book recommendations. We look forward to partnering with you next year as your child em
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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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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 23rd 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 transition year into Middle School. Please note that this is a parent-only ev
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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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4th Grade Weekly News {5.15-5.19}

We had an exciting week in 4th Grade! Click here to read about what we’ve been learning.
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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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4th Grade Weekly News {5.8 – 5.12}

Please click here to read the 4th grade weekly update! Happy Mother’s Day! 🙂
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Thank You 4L!

Thank you so much to a wonderful, thoughtful, kind group of fourth graders for making me feel so appreciated this teacher appreciation week! I’m very lucky to have such fantastic students and parents!
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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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Nifty Fifty State Fair!

Dear 4th grade parents, You are cordially invited to the fourth grade Nifty Fifty State Fair on Thursday, May 18th from 2:25-2:50 in the Xavier Room North! Come join us to learn all about our amazing country and check out some fantastic 3-D maps detailing each state! All are welcome. We hope to see you there! Sincerely, Mrs. Loebbaka and Mrs. Walsh
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4th Grade Weekly News {5.1 – 5.5}

Please click here to read the 4th grade weekly update!
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Nifty Fifty Project Information- Please Read!

Please read the letter below to help your child(ren) prepare for his/her Nifty Fifty salt map project. Thank you! Nifty Fifty Letter 2017
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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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Fidget Toys

Dear 4L Parents, Beginning Monday 5/1, I respectfully request that your children do not bring their fidget toys (spinners, cubes, Rubix cubes, small stuffed animals, slime) to class. I spoke with the 4L students today and let them know of this new rule. They are allowed to use these things during fruit break and recess time if they would like, but they have become quite a distraction during class time. Please feel fr
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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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4th Grade Weekly Update {4.17 – 4.21}

Please click here to read the 4th grade weekly newsletter!
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