Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Week of October 24, 2011

Hello students and families,

First and foremost, thank you to the students and families who joined us on our field trip to the Getty Museum. It was a beautiful day! Remember that the Getty Museum is always free entry, so go back and enjoy it again sometime with your family!

Welcome to Red Ribbon Week! Red Ribbon Week celebrates resistance to drug use and drug prevention. Tomorrow we will have a speaker on campus to educate us about the negative effects of drug use from 8A-9A, make sure to arrive on time!

In Science, we are studying a unit on water. We have just finished our studies on the Water Cycle. Browse the following websites for some water cycle fun:


We are moving into studying about the differences between weather & climate. Here are some fun websites:


***A parent meeting is tonight from 7-8PM, please come and learn about different strategies to use with your child.***

***Parent/Teacher Conferences are THIS FRIDAY. Please do not forget to speak with Mrs. Coba in order to set up your conference time. You must attend conferences in order to receive your child's report card.***

Thank you & God Bless,

Ms. Jordan

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Week of October 17, 2011

Hello students and parents,

Here are some announcements for the week:

-This Saturday, October 22, is our family fieldtrip to the Getty Museum. Please arrive to St. Raphael School no later than 9:30A so that we may get on the bus by 10:00A. All students must go dressed in school uniform. Please pack a lunch unless you intend on purchasing food once there.
-Next Monday ALL posters for the Red Ribbon Week poster contest are due. Design a poster that displays what being drug free means to you. There's a winner every class!
-Next Friday, October 28th, are parent/teacher conferences. Please return the conference request slip to the office as soon as possible. You must attend conferences to receive your child's report card.

For those of you who wanted to learn the water cycle rap more, here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svUZYMJNFWo
And here is a great activity to play and a cool video to watch about it:
1) http://apps.southeastwater.com.au/games/education_kidsroom_wcactivity.asp
2) http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/studyjams/water_cycle/

Here is a game to play to practice your new vocabulary words:

Lastly, here is a picture of some of the art projects we have been doing in Social Studies while studying the Early Native Americans. Ask your children about them!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Week of October 10, 2011

Hello students & family,

A few reminders for the week:

-Our next fieldtrip is to the Getty Museum on Saturday, October 22nd, 2011. The museum is hosting a wonderful family festival full of art, music, food and creativity. Unfortunately, it's first come, first serve, as there is not enough space for everyone to attend. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (at least 1 family member, though they may bring up to 2) in order to attend.

Visit the website to learn more: http://www.getty.edu/education/kids_families/programs/center_family_festival.html

Don't forget to get your field trip requests in ASAP to reserve a spot!

***Parent/Teacher Conferences are Friday, October 28th. Please visit the office to sign-up for a time slot. You must attend parent/teacher conferences in order to receive your child's first quarter report card.***

Keep practicing those multiplication facts! :-)))

Thank you,

Ms. Jordan

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Week of October 3, 2011

Hello students and parents,

Thank you to all of those parents that volunteered their time at the L.A. County Fair! If you did not get the opportunity to join us, there will be other fieldtrip opportunities this year where I will greatly appreciate your help!

This week, we are starting a new theme in reading, "Give it all you've got!". The new spelling and vocabulary words have been posted on the left side of the blog. Practice your vocabulary using the website below:


*Don't forget that this Friday is noon dismissal and we have whole school mass in the morning! Please come in full uniform!
*Also, student council will be selling pizza at lunch on Wednesday and Thursday to raise money for Red Ribbon Week!

The following are websites that focus on topics we are studying in Social Studies and Science:

Let's have a great week!