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Mrs. Michelle Michalik
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish School

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St. Thomas Aquinas Parish School develops students to be disciples of Jesus Christ by learning, sharing and living the Love of God.
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MORNING DROP OFF: When dropping off your children please park in the angled parking lot and walk your child down to the classroom.  I would prefer that the children arrive in the classroom starting at 7:30 every morning.  Class starts at 8:00 with the children doing worksheets or other learning activities.  If a child does not complete the work during this time, the teachers need to find time during work time to complete the activity.  This does interfere with the planned projects and the child's planning time. As parents please have your child in the classroom by 8:00 so they have time to finish their work. 

Homework is due on Wednesdays and Show & Tell is Thursdays.

Mass: The 4-K class will attend Mass every 1st and 3rd. Thursday of the month.  Your child needs to be in the classroom at 7:30 on these days.

P.E.:  The class will participate in Physical Education every Wednesday.  Please make sure your child has tennis shoes for gym class.

Computer Lab:  The children will be going to the Computer Lab every Tuesday.  Please purchase headphones for your children for this class.



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 The children came up with 19 "Z" words.  Zany!!  The story this week was "Zippy Zebra".  The children made zoo animal masks, a photo is posted at the bottom of the classpage.  What a wonderful Catholic Schools Week we had!  Monday we danced with our 7th grade buddies for the Pep Rally and rooted them on at the Religion Bee.  Tuesday the Milwaukee County Zoo along with Kohls put on a great show about water conservation.  Wednesday was our work day in the classroom where the students wrote in their journals, learned how to spell the number seven, and write the number 7.  Thursday started out with a beautiful Mass.  The class did a super job with their 7th grade buddies.  Thank you to all of the VIP's for joining us for Mass, the Awards Ceremony, and the Brunch.  Friday is the school fish fry so take a break from cooking and enjoy a delicious fish dinner.  I will be in the kitchen serving up the french fries!

 Next week is the letter "F" and number 8.  Friday is the Talent Show at 6:30 in the gym.  Remember to wear your flannel shirts and blue jeans.

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 The class came up with 146 "P" words.  Perfect!!!!  They earned another free show & tell on Thursday!!  We found more P words that sounded the same but had a different spelling and meaning (principal/principle, peace/piece).  The story this week was "Polka Pig".  The children made a penguin picture and made paper planes (we flew them in the gym).  The older students had MAPS testing again this week so we were unable to go to the computer lab.  On Wednesday the fifth graders joined us for Physical Education and played racing games.  The class learned how to spell six and write the number 6. The children started practicing for the Talent Show on February 6th.  They will be performing "Old McDonald Had a Band" each child will have an instrument to play.  
 Sunday kicks off Catholic Schools Week with a family Mass at 10:00 followed by the School Open House and a Pancake Breakfast.  Monday the whole school will be having a Prep Rally in the gym right away at 7:30, please have your children in the classroom by 7:20.  Tuesday the students can wear 50's attire, Kohl's along with the zoo will be coming to put on play about water conservation at 8:00. Wednesday they can dress up in Western clothes.  Thursday is VIP day!  The Mass is at 8:00 the children will be sitting with their VIP during Mass, please meet in gathering space before Mass instead of the classroom.  The children will not need to bring their backpacks to school on Thursday.  Following the Mass is the school award ceremony (VIP's may join us for the ceremony in the gym), and then the brunch, again the children will be eating with their VIP.
 Along with all of those activities the class will also be learning about the letter Z and number 7.  Report cards will be sent home on Monday.  Keep the papers inside the envelopes but sign the envelopes and return them to school.

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 The children came up with 102 "W" words.  Wonderful!!  They earned a free show & tell on Thursday.  The children learned that there are some "W" words that sounded the same but were spelled differently and had different meanings (wear/where, wail/whale, wood/would, wore/war). The story this week was "Wacky Walrus".  The children painted with white paint on the easel to make a snowman.  The snowmen are hanging in the hallway.  The older students had MAPS testing this week so we were unable to go to the computer lab.  In Physical Education on Wednesday the 4K class played with a parachute with the 5th graders.  The children learned how to write the word five and make a number 5.  The children were a little rusty with their journal writing this week but no worries they will be back on track soon!
 Next week is the letter "P" and number 6.  Thursday will be a pajama day!  I will be fixing the January calendar this weekend, it has the wrong days. We are missing the classroom book "What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up".  This was the book that the class made, each page had what the child wanted to be when they grow up.  It was inside the 4K book bag but was not returned. If  you have the book at home please return it to school so the children can look at it in the quiet area.

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Welcome back!!  I hope you all had a great break and had wonderful family time!
This week the class came up with 45 "J" words.  Just great!  The story was "Jolly Jogger". The children made snowflakes for the front window and practiced jumping jacks!  In the computer lab on Tuesday the class made snowmen while listening to the song "Let it Snow".  In Physical Education the children worked on throwing balls and skating using plates.
Next week is the letter "W" and number 5.







SCHOOL CALENDAR: Keep up with our school’s events with our fun online calendar: www.saintthomaswaterford.org/all-calendars.cfm Ex: Parent Night, Autumn Gala, etc.

Anyone wishing to volunteer in the school or go on a field trip must attend a 'Safeguarding' class.

You only need to attend this class once.

Safeguarding all of God’s Children class registration information.

 

1.        Go to www.arhcmil.org

2.        Scroll down on the right side of the page to Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal and find the “Safeguarding All of God’s Family” (in blue) and click on it.

3.        On the right side under Safeguarding All of God’s Family, click on ”events”

4.        There is a list of all the events being offered by month. Be sure the month is in the month you are looking for an event.

5.        Find the Place and date that you want to attend – on the far right side of the event place is a blue register button – click on it and follow the on screen directions to register.

 


 

Scholastic Orders can be made at scholastic.com/bookclubs  

The class activation code is: H3ZGG



Together, we can help your child grow and learn through the school year.  Please feel free to talk to me after class or e-mail me at:
mmichalik@saintthomaswaterford.org






Monday, January 5th - Return to school

Tuesday, January 6th - Open house for 4K and Kindergarten

January 25th - 30th - Catholic Schools Week

Thursday, January 29th - VIP Mass 9:00




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