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  • Writer's pictureBrittany Clark

Newsletter 1-12-2022


Monday, January 17th for Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Scholastic Book Orders

Flyers have been sent home for our next Scholastic Book Order. Ordering is completely optional and can be done online or using the paper order form from the flyer, make checks out to Scholastic Book Club.

Last day to order is January 31st.


Our next Pizza Lunch is scheduled for Friday, January 21st.

Singing in Church

Singing at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Litchfield has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 30th. Church begins at 9:30 so please have your children there by 9:15.


If you are thinking about giving gift cards for birthdays or special events, please go through this program to help earn money for our school! This is a yearlong fundraiser. There are order forms in the entryway of school and Immanuel church. Or you can contact Karen Kohls (Immanuel) 320-444-0170

or Teresa Ross (Grace) 320-305-9262

Cash Wise Coupon Books

If you haven’t already, please return any remaining unsold coupon booklets. Please bring in to school any money or checks you may still have.

Thank you for a successful fundraiser!


¨ Jan. 12th

School Board Meeting (Zoom) 8:00

¨ Jan. 17th


Martin Luther King Jr Day

¨ Jan. 18th

Basketball Game at

St Paul’s in Arlington


¨ Jan. 20th

Basketball Practice

3:15 – 5:30

¨ Jan. 21st

Pizza Lunch

Mrs. Eckstrand’s Room

This week our Jesus story was “Jesus Goes to Church”. We learned that Jesus was able to teach the teachers God’s word because he is God. We also learned that the church is God’s house and we want to visit it as often as we’re able.

Our Science this week was energy: we remembered kinetic (moving) and potential (pausing/storing) energy and we learned about light energy.

For Social Studies we traveled to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. We saw stalagmites and stalactites too!

For Movement we learned the rest of Tony Chestnut’s friends.

Preschool: Our letter this week is Rr for Rayna, rocket, and rainbow. Our number this week is 11, “long line down, long line down, number 11 now is done”. Our activity this week is matching capital and lowercase letters while decorating Christmas trees.

Kindergarten: In Reading we finished “Ll” Lilly and we met our new superkid Icky “Ii”. Icky likes information he gets from clicking through lots of different TV shows. In Math we are measuring and comparing height (up and down) and length (side to side).

Mrs. Utsch’s Room

In 1st grade Math we are solving problems by reading and making bar graphs and using place value to understand tens and ones. In Reading we are identifying and distinguishing between short and long vowel sounds and associating long vowel sounds with the CVVC pattern. New spelling words came home this week.

Our next spelling test is Tuesday, January 25th.

In Math we added 4 2-digit numbers and used drawings to represent addition and subtraction problems. In 2nd grade Reading we read words with the final ight, igh, and stle, spelling pattern and we are reading and understanding the meaning of words that relate to the genre play.

In 3rd grade Math we added and subtracted 3-digit numbers and solved two step problems. In Reading we are reading “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate.

In Religion we learned about how God gave the Israelites the Ten Commandments. We have sinned by disobeying God’s commandments, but Jesus has taken away our sins. We also learned about the Golden Calf, we are sinners and deserve eternal punishment, but God, in mercy, forgives our sins for Jesus’ sake.

Mr. Gephart’s Room

Hi Parents, Family, and Friends,

Here is a look into the classroom this week.

In Reading the 4th-5th graders are reading “How to Eat Fried Worms”. Can Billy eat 15 worms in 15 days? Sounds delicious! The 6th-8th graders are reading “Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie”. We’ll see the ups and downs of a middle school boy whose little brother is going through cancer.

In Grammar the students are learning about adjectives and adverbs.

In Math the 4th graders are learning how to multiply 3- and 4-digit numbers. 5th graders are working on graphing. The 6th graders are learning about ratios. 7th graders are learning about fractions, decimals, and percent. And the 8th graders are learning about exponents.

In Science the 4th-5th graders are learning about DNA and inherited traits. The 6th-8th graders are learning about weather.

In History the upper graders are learning about The Great Depression and the lower graders are learning about MN history. Specifically, about the Progressive Movement in the 1880s-1920s.

In Writing we are working on our research paper.

Next Week’s Schedule: Spelling Lesson 17, Memory Work – Psalm 139:23

Monday – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday –

Wednesday – 7th Math Test (Ch.6), 8th Math Test (Ch.7)

Thursday – Spelling pretest, 5th Math Test (Ch.10)

Friday – Spelling final test

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