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  • Writer's pictureBrittany Clark

Newsletter 12/16/2022


¨ December 21st

Classroom Christmas Parties, Pizza Lunch, and Early Dismissal at 12:30

¨ December 22nd – January 3rd

NO SCHOOL – Christmas Break

¨ January 4th

Classes Resume,

10:00 Start & Parent Drive MORNING

¨ January 5th

Basketball Practice,

B: 3:30 – 5:00 &

A: 3:30 – 5:30

Cheerleading Practice, 3:30 – 4:00


Wednesday, December 21st is early dismissal at 12:30.

There is no bussing as this doesn’t coincide with the public-school schedule. There will also be no afternoon Latchkey as this is the start of Christmas Break.


Wednesday, December 21st are classroom Christmas parties with a pizza lunch. If your child/ren haven't already brought in their classroom present, please do so - an email should have been sent from each teacher regarding what to bring.


We do not have school from December 22nd through January 3rd with classes resuming on January 4th.


Wednesday, January 4th is our next 10:00 start and Parent Drive MORNING.

If before school care is needed (Latchkey) please let us know so we can schedule caregivers.


Monday, January 9th is our next meeting at 6:30, all are welcome to attend!


We will be handing out 5 calendars/family. Each family is asked to sell the 5 given to them or as many as possible (extra will be in my office), we are selling them for only $10/calendar, and they make great Christmas gifts!!!

Money or checks should be brought into the school and either given to a teacher or to the secretary. Any unsold can be brought back into the office as well or if you'd like extra sent home, please let us know. Thank you for helping fundraise for our school!

Mrs. Eckstrand’s Room

Our Jesus story this week is "Go and Tell", we learned how the shepherds heard the news of Jesus' birth from angels, then saw the baby and spread the good news. We too can spread the good news like the shepherds. "They spread the word about this child" is our memory treasure this week.

For Movement this week we are passing the soccer ball back and forth to each other and trying not to let it go past.

In Science we talked about push and pulling forces, as well as gravity.

For Social Studies we are going to travel to Australia!

Preschool: Our number this week is 15, "long line down, jump back up, body, belly, hat 15, wombats!!” Our letter this week is Jj for jelly, jam, jaguar, jump rope, jellyfish and Jesus!

Kindergarten: We are measuring length and height using our rulers and non-standard ways (hands, feet, counters, blocks.) In Reading we met Lily who has lion dolls and a great imagination. We are reading more sight words every day, as well as sounding out the simpler words. Help them by letting them read for you at home 😊

Mrs. Utsch’s Room

In 1st grade Math we solved addition and subtraction problems to find how many more or how many fewer and solved word problems to find the unknown amount. In Reading we identified short and long vowel sounds and decoded CVCe words.

In 2nd grade Math we added and subtracted by counting on and counting back on a hundred chart and number line. In Reading class, we associated c with /s/ and g with /j/.

3rd grade Math used multiplication and division equations with unknown numbers to solve problems. In Reading we are reading the novel “Shiloh” by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

In Religion we heard how Herod and Herodias refused to listen to John the Baptist that they had sinned and had John the Baptist killed. God the Holy Spirit helps us see our sin and our need for the Savior as we study God’s Word. We heard how a woman showed her love for Jesus because she was thankful that Jesus was her Savior from sin. Jesus is our Savior from sin, and we show thanks to Jesus by acting in loving ways toward God and others.

Remember to have your child bring in their gift for the classroom gift exchange on Wednesday, December 21.

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 “Holes”. What do holes have anything to do with breaking the law? The 6th-8th graders are reading “Number the Stars”. A book about a Jewish girl in Denmark during WWII.

In Grammar this week we are learning about plurals and possessives.

In Math, the 4th graders are learning about multiplication. The 5th graders are working with decimal places. The 6th graders are working with charts and graphs. The 7th graders are learning how to graph. The 8th graders are working with system of equations.

In Science, the 4th-5th graders are learning about Simple Machines. The 6-8th grades are learning about the nervous system.

In History, the upper graders are studying ancient civilizations. We are currently on ancient Greece. The lower graders are learning about the start of the United States. We are studying the early British colonies.

In Writing, we are practicing our body sentences.

For the next 6 weeks, we welcome Matthew Krueger into the classroom. We’re excited to have him and to help him get some practice teaching.

Next Week’s schedule - Spelling Lesson 17, Memory Work - Malachi 3:10

Monday - 8th Math Test (Ch. 6)

Tuesday -

Wednesday - Half-Day/Classroom Christmas Party

Thursday - No School

Friday - No School

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