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4M Weekly Update 1/24/2020

Hello 4th-grade families! “Look Ahead” Announcements: Sunday, Jan. 26 – Catholic Schools Week Kickoff! There is a mass at SFX at 9:30 am, followed by an Open House at the school from 10:30-12:30. Monday, Jan. 27 – Q3 begins Tuesday, Jan. 28 – No regularly scheduled mass. Instead, a special school mass will be held on Friday at 10 am. Thursday, Jan. 30 – “Crusaders TonightR
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4M Weekly Update 1/17/2020

Hello 4th grade families! “Look Ahead” Announcements: Monday, Jan. 20 (MLK Day) – No School Tuesday, Jan. 21 – School resumes, regularly scheduled mass at 10am Wednesday, Jan. 22 – January birthdays Dress Down Day   Subjects: Math We are moving right along in our Decimals chapter! In this chapter, students are learning how to read and write tenths and hundredths in decimal form, com
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Revised Battle of the Books Update

It came to light on Tuesday that there was some confusion about February 5th being an early dismissal day. I have discovered that it is not. We will still have our qualifying competition on Feb. 5th at 2:00 p.m. but it will take place during the school day. Any students who register to participate in the qualifying competition will be excused from their regular classes so that they can attend the competition. Please
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Battle of the Books Update

The day of our big Battle of the Books competition is rapidly approaching. SFX students in grades 4-6 have an opportunity to participate in Battle of the Books, a literary trivia game. We wanted to update parents on the process for selecting the 12 students who will represent SFX in our interscholastic competition against teams from Roycemore and Chiravalle. Per the competition rules, each school can bring a maximum
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4M Weekly Update 1/10/2020

Hello 4th grade families! “Look Ahead” Announcements: Monday, Jan. 13th – Winter after-school clubs start Tuesday, Jan. 14th – Regularly scheduled mass @ 10 am. Wednesday, Jan. 15th – Planetarium field trip Subjects: Math After doing wonderfully on the Ch. 3 test, we have moved onto Chapter 4 – Decimals! It is fitting that our decimals chapter comes right after our learning of frac
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4M Weekly Update 12/13/19

Hello 4th grade families! “Look Ahead” Announcements: Tuesday, Dec. 17th – Regularly scheduled mass @ 10 am. Wednesday, Dec. 18th – December birthday celebration – students with December birthdays are invited to “dress down” for the day and grades K-4 will celebrate in the gym. Friday, Dec. 20th – “Follow the Star” – dismissal at 1:45 pm. Subjects: Mat
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4M Weekly Update 12/6/19

Happy weekend 4th grade families! “Look Ahead” Announcements: Tuesday – Regularly scheduled mass @ 10am. Subjects: Math We continue to move through Ch. 3, Fractions & Mixed Numbers. In this chapter, students are learning about equivalent fractions, simplest form, comparing and ordering fractions, adding and subtracting fractions, mixed numbers, improper fractions, and how to solve real-world pro
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4M Weekly Update 11/22/19

Happy weekend 4th grade families! “Look Ahead” Announcements: Monday/Tuesday, Nov. 25 & 26 – Parent-Teacher Conferences 12:45-8pm. Students will be dismissed at 12pm. Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 27-29 – NO SCHOOL – Happy Thanksgiving! Subjects: Math We continue to move through Ch. 3, Fractions & Mixed Numbers. In this chapter, students are learning about equivalent fractions, simplest
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4M Weekly Update 11/15/19

Happy weekend 4th grade families! “Look Ahead” Announcements: Wednesday, Nov. 20 – November Bday Celebration – all students with November birthdays are invited to “dress down” and we will celebrate them at school! Subjects: Math You should have received a letter from our wonderful math specialist, Kathy Carey, about the implementation of math groups. We are already experiencing gre
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4M Weekly Update 11/8/19

Happy weekend 4th grade families! “Look Ahead” Announcements: Monday, Nov. 11 – Mass @ 10am in honor of Veteran’s Day. All those who have served in the military are welcome to join and will be celebrated for their service! Because of this mass, there will be no regularly scheduled mass on Tuesday, the 12th. Please be sure your child has his/her school vest for the mass on Monday. Friday, Nov.
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4M Weekly Update 11/1/19

Happy weekend 4th grade families! “Look Ahead” Announcements: Monday, Nov. 4 – Quarter 2 Begins, Pizza Day Tuesday, Nov. 5 – We lead Mass @ 10am! All parents/special guests are welcome to attend! Wednesday, Nov. 6 – 1:45 pm dismissal Subjects: Math Onto fractions we go! We have begun this journey by recalling our prior knowledge of fractions last week, in preparation for beginning Ch. 3
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4th Grade Weekly Update 10/25/19

Happy weekend 4th grade families! “Look Ahead” Announcements: Thursday, Oct. 31 – Happy Halloween! We will have a Halloween Parade at 10 am, where all students will be invited to dress up in their Halloween costume and we will walk around the school campus. Parents are welcomed to line the streets around SFX to watch! Please see the Halloween costume guidelines via the Newsblast. Friday, Nov. 1 R
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1st-4th Grade Storybook Pumpkin Patch

Our School Library is growing a Storybook Pumpkin Patch, and we need your help! Families with students in grades 1-4 are invited to decorate a pumpkin to look like a favorite storybook character, and bring it to the library to “plant” in our Storybook Pumpkin Patch. Download a flyer with directions here. Students who choose to submit a pumpkin must fill out the entry form at the bottom of the flyer and br
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4th Grade Weekly Update 10/18/19

Happy weekend 4th grade families! “Look Ahead” Announcements: Monday, Oct. 21 – “Brier the Brave Day!” – Wear your purple “Brier the Brave” t-shirts or any purple shirt if you don’t have one, in support of Kindergartener, Brier, who is bravely battling Neuroblastoma, a type of bone cancer. Wednesday, Oct. 23 – October Birthdays Celebration – Students w
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4th Grade Weekly Update 10/11/19

Happy long weekend 4th grade families! “Look Ahead” Announcements: Monday, Oct. 14th – NO SCHOOL   Subjects: Math We continue to travel through Ch. 2, now learning long division – the “meat and potatoes” of the 4th-grade math curriculum! We have started this journey this past week and will continue into next week. We will then begin learning about factors and multiples. Long d
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4th Grade Weekly Update 10/4/19

Happy weekend 4th grade families! “Look Ahead” Announcements: Thursday, Oct. 10 – Wear Pink Day” in honor of Colleen Pope Vitu, a St. Francis mother who passed away from breast cancer a few years ago. Students can dress down in pink and bring in $1 as a donation to the Colleen Pope Vitu Memorial Fund. To learn more, please see this link: http://www.sfx-school.org/resources/parish/cpv-memorial-
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4th Grade Weekly Update 9/27/19

Hello 4th grade families! “Look Ahead” Announcements: Picture Day – Monday, Sept. 30th – Please have your child dress in their “Sunday best” this day. LifeTouch orders should be completed online prior to picture day. Information regarding this is on the flyer I handed out to the kids last week. 1:45 dismissal – Wednesday, Oct. 2nd    Subjects: Math The kids did wonderful
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4th Grade Weekly Update 9/20/19

Hello 4th grade families! “Look Ahead” Announcements: Lockdown Drill – Monday, Sept. 23rd *We will have an age-appropriate class conversation about this procedure prior to the drill. I am going to reassure your children that this drill is simply a safety precaution, just as it is with a fire or tornado drill, and that it is one of our utmost priorities as a school to keep them safe. I encourage you
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First 4th Grade Blog! Week of Sept. 9th, 2019

Hello 4th grade families! “Look Ahead” Announcements: NO SCHOOL – Friday, Sept. 20th Back-to-School Night – Thursday, Sept. 19th, 5-7pm (dinner provided!) Subjects: Math We have been working on Chapter 1, which discusses place value, forms of numbers (standard, expanded, and word form), comparing and ordering numbers, adding and subtracting numbers into the hundred thousands place, and roundin
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Welcome to Fourth Grade!

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4M Weekly Update 6/3-6/7 (LAST BLOG!)

Happy weekend 4th grade parents! I can’t believe we are at the end of the school year! “Look Ahead” Announcements Tuesday, June 11 – 4th grade picnic, 9:30-1:30 @ Gillson Park Wednesday, June 12 – Final School Mass, 12:45 pm Wednesday, June 12 – 1:45 pm dismissal  Subjects Math My Group: This past week we have finished up our learning about decimals in Ch. 22 and the kids all did w
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4M Weekly Update 5/27-5/31

Happy weekend 4th grade parents! “Look Ahead” Announcements Wednesday, June 5th – Field Day Thursday, June 6th – Holocaust Museum Field Trip – Please make sure to pack your child a brown bag lunch and something to drink. Subjects Math My Group: This past week we have finished up our learning about decimals in Ch. 22 and will be taking our test on Monday, June 3rd. This is our last math c
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4M Weekly Update 5/20-5/24

Happy weekend 4th grade parents! Announcements NO SCHOOL – Monday, May 27th (Memorial Day) Wednesday, May 29th – Book Fair and Bday Dress Down for May, June, and July birthdays Friday, May 31st – All library books due! Subjects Math My Group: This past week we have taken our Ch. 21 test and I’m happy to report that your kids did wonderfully! We have now moved into our next and final chapter of
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4M Weekly Update 5/13-5/17

Happy weekend 4th grade parents! Announcements Thursday, May 23rd – Final day for praying the rosary during 9th period. Subjects Math My Group: This past week we have worked with decimals. We have learned how to write decimals using place value, relate fractions and decimals, and compare and order decimals and mixed numbers. The kids are doing great with what can be a tricky concept in math. They are doing so g
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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 Wednesday, May 29th at 7:30pm in the Atrium. 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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