April 9, 2018                                                                                                          

Dear Parents,

Welcome back!  I hope you all have a wonderful Easter break!  We are starting fresh and I am excited for the remainder of the year. I look forward to April, May and June learning!

Coming home today is your child’s homework packet.  It is a small packet, since it is coming home today (not on a Friday).  We are starting a new unit in math.  We are working on geometry.  The homework for this week is the reteach pages 11.1 – 11.4.   For ELA, students will work on the Drops in the Bucket  page B23.  There will not be a spelling homework page this week.  We worked on it in class together before our pretest.  ***Please note, as mentioned in our first newsletter/back-to-school night, all spelling words for the entire year can be found online under 2nd grade spelling.  No Gospel message this week.  Students should read and respond each night (Monday – Thursday).  Homework will be due Friday.

Coming home today is the Yuen Lui paperwork for our First Communion pictures.  We will take a group picture, as well as the option to take individual pictures.  Also, I wanted to let you know about the First Communion attire that our church asks each child to follow. 

Girls: All girls are to wear a white First Communion Dress. The dress should have sleeves that cover the shoulders. If the dress has a no sleeves, it must be covered with a small white sweater or jacket. A veil may be worn but are not required. White shoes and socks/tights are required. Gloves and purses are not allowed during Mass.

Boys: All boys are to wear black or blue dress pants, black socks, black dress shoes, white long-sleeved dress shirt, and a black or dark blue necktie or bowtie. Suit jackets the same color as the dress pants are allowed but not required.

We have a few fieldtrips scheduled for the month of May.  We will need chaperones and drivers for both events.  Bishop Blanchet always invites 2nd graders to their school Mass.  It is a time to honor those who have/will receive their First Holy Communion.  I will try to get permission slips out by the end of this month.  We will also go the Pacific Science Center on May 24.  The third and fourth grade students will join us on this fieldtrip as well.  More information to come home soon.

We have a few April birthdays to celebrate!  Happy birthday to Faith and Emma!

Upcoming events:

April 21:  Gala Auction

April 29:  First Holy Communion 9:00 mass

May 7-12:  Missoula Theater

May 18:  Field trip to Bishop Blanchet  (Mass)

May 24:  Field trip to the Pacific Science Center

May 28:  Memorial Day – No school!

God bless you!

 Liz McAllister       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.