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SFX Alumna to Kickoff RED Campaign

We are happy to share that our RED campaign for the 2018-2019 school year will feature the theme “We are Changemakers.” The Respect Each Difference (RED) campaign, now in its 4th year, serves to help our students understand that our differences are to be celebrated and not judged. On Tuesday, December 18th, Erin Marie Nolan-Tella (pen name Erma Note and SFX’94) returns to Wilmette from her home in M
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Week in 4th grade (12/3-12/7)

TGIF 4th Grade Families! Announcements: December Birthday Dress Down next Wednesday, Dec. 12th. Theater Club Performance at Regina HS – Monday, Dec. 10th, 6pm-7pm Christmas Concert, grades 1-8 – Thursday, Dec. 13th, 6pm   Subjects: Math Please see separate blog by Ms. Sack titled, “4th Grade Math Update,” which contains information about each math group. Reading We continue to study Non-F
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Week of 12.3.18

Hi 4S Families! Announcements Wednesday, December 12 – Birthday Dress Down Day Friday, December 14 – 4th Grade Christmas Shoppe Math Check out our new math blog:  4th Grade Math Update Science We continue learning about our Solar System!  Each student has been assigned to a group with his/her “planet” to research.  This week, each group created a drawing of their planet, relative to size, and
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Week of 11.27.18

Hi 4S Families! Announcements December 3, Pizza Day December 5, Box Top Dress Down Math Check out our new math blog:  4th Grade Math Update Science We continue learning about our Solar System!  Each student has been assigned their “planet” to research.  Ask your student what planet they received along with their partners!  Each week, a hands-0n experiment is conducted in class.  In addition, students comp
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Week of 11.12.18

Hi 4S Families!   Announcements Early Dismissal  – 12:00 noon M,T Parent-Teacher Conferences – 12:30-8:30 M,T   Math Check out our new math blog:  4th Grade Math Update   Science We continue learning about our Solar System!  This week, we learned about why/how the Earth orbits the Sun. Gravity, satellites, and ellipses were also discussed.  Each week, some type of hands-0n experiment will b
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4th Grade Math Update

Week of 11.27.18   4 Carlson Greetings! We have been working hard on multiplying 2 x 2 (and beyond) math facts.  The importance of understanding that we are now multiplying different place values helps us demonstrate our multiplication skills with bigger numbers.  We continue to practice with repetition and focus on the specific order of how to multiply two digit (and beyond) numbers.  We will be taking our prac
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4th Grade News Week of 11/5

Hello 4th Grade Families! My apologies for the tardiness of this post! Announcements: November 13 – Blue Ribbon Celebratory Mass! Join us to celebrate our great achievement! Colleen Barrett will be showcasing the award that her and Colleen Larkin received in D.C last week. November 14 – Picture retake day Subjects: Math With our Ch. 5 test last Friday, we move into Ch. 6 this week, which teaches 2-digit and 3-digit b
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Week of 11.5.18

Hi 4th grade Parents! Announcements: November 13 – Blue Ribbon Celebratory Mass November 14 – Picture retake day   Math We continue learning how to multiply multiples up to 1,000.  We are using mental math to multiply multiples of 10, 100 and 1,000 by “tacking” on our zeros.  We will also be learning how to multiply two, three, four, and five digit numbers by one digit numbers.  Knowing m
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week of 10.29.18

Hi 4th grade Parents! Announcements: Pizza Day – Monday, November 5 CH 5 Math Test – Wednesday, November 7 Box Top Dress Down – Wednesday, November 7 Math We have new math groups!  Based on what your student scored on the Q2 Math Pretest placed them in their groups.  Just a reminder, ALL three math classes teach the same concepts; however, some classes may move a little faster than others.  Our CH 5
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4th-5th grade Battle of the Books

SFX students in grades 4-5 will have an opportunity to participate in Battle of the Books, a literary trivia game. This year we will play an interscholastic game with three other area schools, Roycemore, St. Joseph, and Chiaravalle. When we return from winter break, more information will be made available to students on how teams will be formed and how to earn a slot on the team but until that time, this is the list
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Week of 10/22 in 4th Grade

Happy Friday! We’ve had a great week in 4th grade. We are really getting into the Halloween (spooky) spirit as we’ve been putting the finishing touches on our door decorations and getting ready for the holiday next week! Announcements: Halloween Parade: Next Wednesday at 10am. Join us! The kids are more than welcome to dress in costume on Wednesday. If they would like to change into comfier clothes following the para
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Ms. Miller’s Group Math Test

Hi all, This post is for my math group (Ms. Miller) students only. The Ch. 4 math test will be this Friday, Oct. 26th. As a friendly reminder, please have your child practicing his or her multiplication and division facts each night to keep them fresh! Thank you. Ms. Miller
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Week of 10/15 in 4th Grade

Happy Friday! It’s been a great week in 4th grade. I hope you and your kids have enjoyed having the day off! Announcements: My class leads Mass next Tuesday, Oct. 23rd! Come one, come all to join us!   Subjects: Math – My group is moving towards the end of Chapter 4. We have been practicing multiplication and division. A friendly reminder that it is important for your child to be practicing their math fact
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Week of 10.15.18

Hi 4th grade Parents! Announcements: October 24 – Chapter 4 Math Test Math Our CH 4 test will be given on Wednesday, October 24.  We have been learning multiplication and division strategies along with their properties and rules.  Knowing math facts through the number 12 will greatly help your student on this upcoming test.  We have also learned how to divide larger numbers with and without remainders.  Ask you
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Week in 4th Grade

Happy Friday! It’s been a great week to be a 4th grader. We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Chicago History Museum! The kids were all smiles during and upon returning to school. They really learned a lot about their city! Thank you to the parents who volunteered to chaperone. Your service was much appreciated. Announcements: No school next Friday, Oct. 19th. Subjects: Math – My group had finished Chapte
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Week in 4th Grade

Hello and Happy (rainy) Friday! We’ve had a great week in 4th grade. Today, as I write this, we are all spruced up and looking sharp for Picture Day! Your kids all look adorable. Announcements: Chicago Historical Museum field trip next Thursday, Oct. 11th. Permission slips were sent home yesterday and need to be back no later than next Tuesday, Oct. 9th. We only need the bottom half and $11, either cash or a ch
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CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM FIELD TRIP

Hi 4th grade Parents, Ms. Miller’s class and Ms. Sack’s class will be going on our field trip to the Chicago History Museum October 11. Forms will be sent home with your student(s) tomorrow Thursday, October 4. Please return by this Friday, October 5. Also, if you would like to chaperone, please circle at the bottom of the field trip form. All chaperones must be Virtus trained prior to attending the field
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Hi 4th grade Parents! Announcements: October 1 – Pizza Day October 2 – 4S to lead Mass October 3 – Box Top Dress Down Day October 4 – 4S Math pretest October 5 – 4S CH 3 Math test October 5 – Picture Day October 11 – 4th grade field trip to Chicago History Museum; forms will be sent home next week. Math This is a long chapter! We are focussing on addition/subtraction properties, mental m
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Test Date Change

Hi 4th grade families! This message is for those whose child is in my math group. The math test has been moved from this Friday to next Tuesday.  Thank you! Ms. Molly Miller
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week of 9.4.18

Welcome to 4th grade 4S Parents! Announcements:  September 10 – Pizza day September 10 – CH 1 Math Test September 12 – Midwest Social Studies Test Math Our first math test will be given to all 4th grade students on Monday, September 10.  Students were given a pre-test in class on Friday where they answered each problem on their own then we reviewed as a class. I was pleased to see that the students
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Week of 8.27.18

Welcome to 4th grade 4S Parents! Announcements:  September 3 – No School  September 5 – BoxTop Dress Down Day What a wonderful, fun and kind (with lots of personality) the 4S team brings to SFX this year!  I have already had one student ask me, “Did they have tv’s back in your day, because they didn’t when my mom was little?”  We all had a great laugh!!  I look forward to getting t
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Your Class Blog Subscription

Thank you for subscribing to your child’s classroom blog for the 2018-2019 school year. Your subscription is now active and blog posts will automatically push to your email’s inbox the morning after any new posts are logged. You may also check blogs anytime on our website here. Please add office@sfx-school.org (blogs and Newsblast) and sfxschool@mail.vresp.com (SFX School News) to your contacts so that th
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5th Grade Summer Reading

Happy summer, rising 5th graders! Over the coming weeks, please take a moment to check the Summer Reading page of the school website for links to resources and information. In particular, make note of the required summer reading assignment that has been posted for students entering 5th grade this fall. Download the 5th grade summer reading assignment here, and the reading log here.
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Liesl Shurtliff and Mystery from Author Andrew Clements

As the school year is drawing to a close, our 3rd-5th grade students are getting very excited about Liesl Shurtliff’s visit to SFX this Friday. If your child would like their own personal copy of one of Liesl’s books, please fill out and complete the order form and return it to the office by Tuesday, June 5 along with a check made payable to the Book Stall. 20% from the sale of Mrs. Shurtliff’s book
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Athletics Registrations Due Wednesday

Dear 4th-7th Grade SFX Families, Athletic Registration for students entering 5th-8th grade during the 2018-2019 school year is due this week. Please return registration forms and fees to the school office no later than Wednesday, June 6th.  Both the Athletic Registration Form and the Athletic Permission Form must be on file before your child participates in sporting events at SFX. The Athletic Permission Form require
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