welcome 2017

February newsletter

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8 LATE START – School begins at 9am

9 3R’s Parenting Class –TBA

10 Q3 Progress Reports sent home February Birthday and Valentine Celebration Day 13 students /UJAMAA Day in afternoon Extended Day

14 Diocesan Spelling Bee (TBD) 1

16 Scholar’s Bowl (TBD) – FINALS 3R’s Parenting Class –TBA

17 Metro Teachers In-Service (BCCHS) – 8:30-3 – All teachers – NO SCHOOL

20 President’s Day Holiday – NO SCHOOL

22 LATE START – School begins at 9am

23 3R’s Parenting Class –TBA 27 CSAL Track & Field/Soccer Practice Starts Spring Picture Day/Graduation Pictures/Sports Pictures/Class Pictures

28 Black History Month Program – 6:30p



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Copy paper (we use 1 ½ packages of paper a week for math, reading, homework, bellwork, religion,& penmanship.)

Tissues (flu and cold season and we are using a box a day)

Extra supplies check with your student do they need crayons, color pencils, pencil sharpeners or erasers?




Third grade in starting their finally push for Kansas State Testing. We are reviewing skill and work on the 6 step to be successful test taking.

  1. Read all the questions.

  2. Read the text.

  3. Answer the easy questions.

  4. Answer the questions that you need to refer to the text.

  5. Answer the questions that you need make an inference.

          (math write down all the computations)

  1. double check all the answers.




Thank for your concerns and prays during my recent illness.

January 2017 newsletter


upcoming events

1 Tuition Payment Due

3 Mandatory Teacher Work Day

4 Q3/S2 begins/Spring Semester Starts

5 3R’s Parenting Class –TBA

6 “Walk in Sister’s Shoes” begins 3rd Grade will be selling water Bishop Carroll Application Deadline

9-Feb. 3 NWEA MAP Window

11 LATE START – School begins at 9am

12 Q2/S1 Report Cards Sent home Scholar’s Bowl (TBD) 3R’s Parenting Class –TBA

13 Teacher In-Service Day – NO SCHOOL

16 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – NO SCHOOL

19 3R’s Parenting Class –TBA

20 January Birthday Celebration Day/UJAMAA Day in afternoon Extended Day

23 Last day of regular season CSAL basketball games 23-Feb. 3 CSW/Religion Survey

25 LATE START – School begins at 9am 26 3R’s Parenting Class –TBA

29-Feb. 4 Catholic Schools Week

30 KMC Application Deadline HS PFA due for Grade 9 Choral Clinic February



    We are starting the great push to get the students ready for the Kansas State Tests and you can help us by re-reinforcing our 6 steps on “How To Take A Test”

    1. Read all the questions first

    2. Read the text

      a. Reading highlight all important information that will help you answer the questions

      b. Math write down all calculations

    3. Answer the easy questions

    4. Answer the questions you need to look up in the text

    5. Answer the questions you need to make inferences and don't know by eliminating the obviously wrong answers examples statements that say always or never. After they are eliminated the obviously impossible answers they will choose from remaining answers.

    6. Double check all questions to make all questions and answered and correctly.

      We need tissues,copy paper, crayon, and color pencils. If you can help please check your kiddos supplies and help us with copy paper and Kleenex.

Winter Poetry unit

  • fractions

How to be a scientist 

We are learning to be artist together.  Look for your animals on Friday

We are have P.E. two times a week.


    20 January Birthday Celebration Day


august/september newsletter





Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to 3rd grade! Third grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. This is a year of important transitions, as well as one in which acquisition of new skills is accelerated.  I hope to make your child’s learning experience a fun and exciting one, and I hope to instill a love of learning that will last throughout your child’s years of schooling.

The most important thing I want you to know about me is that I am always there whenever you need me. I never want you to be confused about something we do in class or feel sad because of a problem with a friend. If you need anything, come to me. I want you to have your happiest year yet while your brain gets bigger and bigger.

Our 1 st big event is our annual field trip to Kingman, KS. We will be visiting farms, ranches, and many other rural sites. We will nurture a culture of diversity this year with the families and students of St. Patrick's. But,I need your help our class needs chaperones and you must have VIRTUS training if you are interested please contact the office as soon as possible. The trip is usually in September.

Our first Mass is August 26 students must be at Holy Savior Catholic Church at 7:45am.


23 BMPH Begins

25 BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT – 6-8:30P (Attend and receive 3R’s Credit!)

26 July/August Birthday Celebration Day/UJAMAA Day in afternoon Extended Day 31 LATE START – School begins at 9am


1 Tuition Payment Due 3R’s Parenting Class – Mandatory New Parent Mtg – 6p

5 LABOR DAY – No School

6-30 NWEA MAP Window 7 School Council Training (SIENA) 8 3R’s Parenting Class – “National American University” – 6:30p

9 September Birthday Celebration Day/UJAMAA Day in afternoon Extended Day

10 Fall CSAL Sports Starts 14 LATE START – School begins at 9am

15 3R’s Parenting Class – “PowerSchool: The Ins and Outs of Staying On Top of your Child’s Academic Growth” – 6p HSCA Library 20 3R’s Parenting Class – “Cooking Matters for Parents” – 6-8p (Rm 8)

22 3R’s Parenting Class – “Kansas College & Career Ready Standards for K-2” – 6p 23 Links Convention – Links Community Project “HSCA for a Day” Q1Progress Reports sent home

27 3R’s Parenting Class – “Cooking Matters for Parents” – 6-8p (Rm 8)

28 LATE START – School begins at 9am

29 3R’s Parenting Class – TBA



january newsletter





Hope you had a blessed Christmas and you are rested


We are gearing up for the testing season. Starting Monday, January 11, the third grader  will start the MAP testing, next we will be taking the STAR test and finally the Kansas State Test.  It is very important the students are focus daily and homework is return daily.   We will be doing Friday math homework.


     We have two new teachers.  Ms, Scott will be teaching Spanish and Mr. Carter will be teaching P.E.  Congratulations.




The students have been working hard in school each and everyday.  But, they've run out of these supplies.  Would you please send some our way?  Kleenex, papers towels, pencils sharpeners, and erasers.




“Walk in Sisters Shoes” began January 6.   3rd grade class's contribution to the fundraiser will be selling bottles of water for $ .25


 Walk in Sister’s Shoes is a school initiative to raise money to support the St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School Fund. The money raised through Walk In Sisters Shoes helps support the parish schools in our diocese who have less than others. All across our diocese, children are learning about how classrooms in our school system are lacking in some of the resources enjoyed in other schools.


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11th-Feb 5    NWEA MAP testing window


13th             Late start- Staff meeting -no AM extended Day


14th             Scholar's Bowl- Location TBD


15th            NO SCHOOL


18th            NO SCHOOL


22nd            Birthday Celebration Day/ UJAAMA Day


27th             Late start- Staff meeting -no AM extended Day




What We Are Working On



Area and perimeter



Sea animals




 Please pray for Coach Thaw. He became ill over the Christmas break.


Thank you,


Ms. Abair and Mrs. Hurley


november newsletter



Thank you for attending our recent parent-teacher conference. I appreciate your taking the time to meet with me, and I hope that our conferences were able to provide you with some valuable insight into your child’s progress in school. I look forward to our continued partnership throughout the remainder of the school year. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child or our classroom, please do not hesitate to contact me.





3rd Principal's Sectional Meeting

11th LATE START No am extended day/ breakfast will not be served.

13th Birthday Celebration

15th Symphony/Museum trip

23-27 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

30th CSAL Basketball games begin

30th – December 4 High School Test at Grade Schools



We are working on kilograms and grams are introduced , measured on digital and spring scales.  Students use manipulatives to build a kilogram and then decompose it to explore the relationship between the size and weight of kilograms and grams .  There will be lessons relating to metric weight and liquid volume measured in liters and milliliters, highlighting the coherence of metric measurement.  Students practice measuring liquid volume using the vertical number line and graduated beaker   Building on Grade 2’s estimation skills with metric length, students in Grade 3 use kilograms, grams, liters, and milliliters to estimate the liquid volumes and weights of familiar objects.  Finally, they use their estimates to reason about solutions to one-step addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division word problems involving metric weight and liquid volume given in the same units.


We are doing units on Veteran Day. It's a day set aside to honor and pay tribute to all of America's past and current veterans for their service to our country and the numerous sacrifices they've made and continue to make. The Thanksgiving feast became a national tradition  not only because so many other Americans have found prosperity but also because the Pilgrims' sacrifices for their freedom still captivate the imagination. The day before Thanksgiving break we will celebrate with Stone Soup is an old folk story in which hungry strangers trick the local people of a town into sharing their food: a scheme that benefits the group by combining their individual resources. The story is usually told as a lesson in cooperation, especially amid scarcity.


October newsletter

9th No School

14th Late Start No Am Extended Day Breakfast Not Served

15th Catholic Mutual Safety Survey Due

16th First Quarter Ends, Birthday Day

19th Second Quarter

22nd Scholar's Bowl Competition

24th Last CSAL Football Game

28th Late Start No Am Extended Day Breakfast Not Served

30th No School Parent-Teacher Conference Report Cards Distributed At Conferences


Kingman Ks. Field Trip

The students had a great time in Kingman on September 25. St. Patrick's and Holy Savior have been partners for several years. We always go to Kingman and experience the rural culture. The 3rd graders visit farms and ranches. The students get to touch cows, horses, sheep and chickens. In the spring Kingman will be coming to Wichita so that the Kingman students can visit the “BIG CITY” (that's what the students call Wichita). Last year we went to Exploration Place. We have not completed plans for 2015-16. Please check the future newsletter for Kingman field trip pictures.

We need escorts to help on our next field trip. All volunteers must be VIRTUS trained. VIRTUS is a program created by the National Catholic Risk Retention Group in the United States with a "Protecting God's Children" component that combats abuse of children in the Church and at schools. It is currently in use in over 80 dioceses in the United States. Please contract Ms. Santiago to find out the date of the next training session.

Monday through Thursday students will have 2 pieces of homework 1 page of Math and 1 page of Grammar. The Primary and Intermidate grades are using engageNY for our Math. engageNY Math are modules in mathematics that are marked by in-depth focus on fewer topics. They integrate common core learning standards, rigorous classroom reasoning, extended classroom time devoted to practice and reflection through extensive problem sets, and high expectations for mastery. engageNY was very effective last year. If you would like to visit the website www.engageny.org you can find the reseach used for the program and also samples of the math lessons. We are currently in Module 1 lessons 14-20

3rd grade reading is a series of reading units. We have had units on Dogs, Judy Moody, and Cinderella Around the World. In October we will be doing a Poetry unit. Please encorage your son or daughter to read at least 30 minutes a day. Students have a McDonald's reading log. Students will receive a free McDonald's happy meal for each completed and signed reading log. Also, each student has set a reading goal for October. If they reach their goal they will get a certificate for a free personal size pizza. So, keep reading.



Ms. Abair and Mrs. Hurley

welcome letter 2015

August 19,2015

Dear Parents and Students,

We are excited about the opportunity to get to know you, and I’m looking forward to a happy and productive school year. We are looking forward to a fabulous group. It will be a challenging year-but a great one. Your child will receive books from which to learn and to study.  Please make sure your child cares for each book, as the expense to replace it is your responsibility. Curriculum areas we will focus on this year include Math, Reading and Religion.  Your child will really grow and change this year.

The third graders will be taking their Kansas State Assessment Test for the first time. We will use Common Core Standards for Math and Reading.

If you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to visit our classroom, schedule a conference, or volunteer to help out, you can contact me at 684-2141.

I hope you have already picked up the student’s supplies.  My homework policy, grading policy, classroom policies, and procedures will be explained at the Back to School Night August 27.   There will be special classroom events planned for the year. Studies show that parental involvement in a child’s education is one of the strongest indicators of student achievement. We hope you will make it a priority this year to attend as many school-sponsored events as possible.

Once again, welcome to 3rd grade. Let’s work together to make this

the best year ever!



Ms. Abair and Mrs. Hurley

Ms. Abair

Ms. Abair
3rd Grade



Holy Savior Catholic Academy
4640 E. 15th Street North
Wichita, KS 67208

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