4th Grade November News

Fourth Grade Angels Newsletter

November 2016



Dear Parents or Guardians,

             Parents, thank you for 100% attendance for Parent/Teacher Conference. We look forward to sharing your child’s ongoing progress throughout the school year. Your child’s MAP assessment scores and data from daily instruction (test, daily assignments) are tailored to enhance data driven instruction, meeting your child’s academic goals of 1.3 growth or higher. Again, thank you for your support and cooperation.

Classroom Corner

Language Arts

            During Language Arts, your child is working on building their vocabulary through reading and the fourth grade vocabulary list. Grammar and spelling goals are being practiced through daily practiced assignments.


            Students will work on multiplying two digit and three digit numbers by one digit numbers. They will also begin looking at variables and expressions involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Please help your child practice their multiplication facts for mastery.


Students will continue to analyze and compare habitats and ecosystems. Students will continue to discuss how organisms survive and reproduce differently depending on their environment.


Social Studies

            It is election time! The fourth graders are in the midst of their election unit. Campaign teams have been creating a candidate to run for the President of the United States. This has been a smooth campaign experience.

November Dates

1st. All Saints Day- Holy Day

3rd. Scholar’s Bowl (TBD)

       3R’s Parenting Class – Preparing Your Child for Steward Assessments – 6:00 p.m.

7th. Fall Picture Day- students can dress up for pictures!

9th. Late Start- School begins at 9:00 a.m.

10th. 3R’s Parenting Class-“Citizens Bank: What We Have to Offer You”- 6:30 p.m.

11th. November Birthday Celebration Day/UJAMAA Day in the afternoon during Extended Day

17th. 3R’s Parenting Class- TBA

21st.-22Nd. Regan Catechetical Institute (KMC) all teachers

23rd.-25th. Thanksgiving Vacation

28th. CSAL Basketball Games Begin

28th. Thru Dec. 2 nd. High School Placement Test at Grade Schools






Fourth Grade Angels Newsletter October, 2016

Fourth Grade Angels Newsletter

October 2016


Dear Parents or Guardians,

Fourth grade students are settling into the classroom routine, which is a hard transition to give up after the lazy days of summer. It hardly seems possible that we are already into our second month of school. Parent- Teacher Conference will be held Oct. 28th. A Parent-Teacher Conference schedule will be posted outside the Fourth grade room Oct. 10th 

Parents or guardians please sign-up for your conference at your convenience.

Classroom Corner

·       Language Arts students will focus on comprehension and grammar skills which will be integrated into the writing process.

·       Math students will develop quick recall of multiplication facts and related division facts and fluency with hold number multiplication.

·       Science students will continue to journal and learn the life science of the Ecosystem.

·       Social Studies students are reviewing the U.S. map and learning globe/map skills, and vocabulary terms. Also, this being a President Election year we will be discussing the history and the process of how the President is elected, and why it is important to vote.

Upcoming Calendar Dates

Oct. 4 3 R’s Parenting Class-“Cooking Matters for Parents” – 6-8 p.m. (Room 8)

Oct. 6- 3 R’s 3 R’s Parenting Class- TBA

Oct. 11- 3 R’s Parenting Class-“Cooking Matters for Parents”- 6-8 p.m. (Room)

Oct. 12 Late Start- School begins at 9 a.m.

Oct. 13 3 R’s Parenting Class- TBA

Oct. 14 End of First Quarter- Birthday Celebration Day/UJAMAA Day in afternoon Extended Day

Oct. 17 Second Quarter begins

Oct. 18 3 R’s Parenting Class-“Cooking Matters for Parents”- 6-8 p.m. (Room 8)

Oct. 26 Late Start- School begins at 9 a.m.

Oct. 27 3 R’s Class-TBA

Oct. 28 Parent/Teacher Conferences- No School- First Quarter Report Cards distributed at conferences

Oct. 30 CSAL Coaches Certification Clinic

Oct. 31 Teacher In-Service Day-A Day of Reflection/Retreat- No School

Fees due (Health and Wellness- Mind, Body, and Soul


CSAL Basketball Practice begins 

Fourth Grade Angels Newsletter September, 2016

Fourth Grade Angels Newsletter

September, 2016


Dear Parents or Guardians,

          We hope that you and your family had a very safe Labor Day weekend. As we begin the month of September, the Fourth grade class will be reviewing the classroom routine, classroom procedures, and continue to learn new concepts.


Language Arts

          As fourth graders attending Holy Savior Catholic Academy, students are encouraged to use and appreciate language as an effective tool to communicate and also appreciate the power and beauty of words.

          Through weekly spelling lists, students will learn to spell and use vocabulary words to increase their ability to spell words correctly and to understand word usage. They will also effectively use common words in written sentences in reading, speaking and writing.

          By increasing speaking and written language skills, students will be able to write and enjoy word usage with confidence. Students will appreciate the value of being able to write with confidence and effectively share their thoughts with others.


          Beyond the primary level, students will be propelled into a level of exciting adventures and have a greater understanding of the world they inhabit. Confident readers have the advantage of exploring the universe and learning what makes an interesting piece of literature. Another great benefit is that students will learn to enjoy the written work of others.





In fourth grade, your child will gain important new skills while continuing to build on what he or she learned the previous year. Math is an important life skill, and your child should make significant strides in this area during the school year.

·        Using whole-number math to solve word problems, including problems with remainders and problems with measurements

·        Adding and subtracting

·        Multiplying and dividing

·        Fractions

·        Simple decimals in terms of fractions

·        Measuring angles and finding unknown angles in a diagram


          Students are having fun experimenting with motion, magnetic and electric power. Upcoming topics of study will be the ecosystems.


Social Studies

        We will continue to revisit through discussion and role playing good citizenship, self-discipline and conflict resolution demonstrating respect, being responsible and having a positive attitude through role model scenarios during social studies.  

 Students will learn physical regions of the United States, and understanding graphs during this quarter.



September Dates to Remember

5th. Labor day- No School

7th. School Council Training

9th. HSCA Birthday Celebrations for the month of September

8th.3R’s Parenting Class-“National American University” 6:30 p.m.

10th. Fall CSAL Sports Starts

14th. Late Start- School begins @ 9:00 a.m.

15th. PDC Training for new building reps (ALLST)

3R’s Parenting Class-PowerSchool: “The Ins and Outs of Staying On Top of your Child’s Academic Growth”

6:00 p.m. HSCA Library

20th. 3R’s Parenting Class-“Cooking Matters for Parents” 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Room 8)

22nd. 3R’s Parenting Class “Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Kndg-2” 6:00 p.m.

23rd.First Quarter Progress Reports Grades sent home

“Links convention-Links Community Project “HSCA for a Day”

27th. 3R’s Parenting Class “Cooking Matters for Parents” 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Room 8)

28th. Late Start-School begins at 9:00 a.m.

29th. 3R’s Parenting Class- To be arranged





4th Grade News

Welcome to Fourth Grade


Dear Parents and Guardians,

                We are excited, and so very happy that your child is here at Holy Savior Catholic Academy this year. We are looking forward to many educational, fun and rewarding experiences that we will encounter and strive toward together.

                 Ms. Lee will be teaching in the afternoon math, science, and social studies. Ms. Lee has many years of experience as a classroom teacher, and differential instruction.

                Mrs. Clark will teach reading, English, writing, religion and spelling. She is a career educator. She has taught first through sixth grade.

                 In order to promote academic success and a good classroom-learning environment, this year we will continue to implement BIST classroom rules; 1). It is never okay to interfere with learning 2). It is never okay to be hurtful to anyone. BIST rules are within your child’s daily agenda (page12).  Your child will be bringing their agenda home daily, with teacher comments and or reminders of upcoming dates. Parents please initial and have your child return it daily. We want you to always be aware of your child’s progress.

Morning Drop Off: Parents drop your child off at the front south doors by the office. They need to walk to the classroom. Class begins at 7:45 a.m. If your child arrives before 7:40 a.m., he or she will need to go to extended day in the large portable. Students will be dismissed to their classroom from there. Every Friday, school begins at Holy Savior Catholic Church at 7:45 (unless you are notified of a change). I will meet your child in the church.

Afternoon Dismissal:  At 3:30 p.m. I will dismiss your child from our classroom. The Intermediate Teachers will escort the 3th, 4th and 5th grade students outside who are NOT in UVS. They will be escorted in a line out the west door and wait on the sidewalk for them to be picked up. At 3:45 the teachers will escort their students in a line who have not been picked up to Extended Day. If someone other than a parent will be picking up your child, you MUST contact the office and they will let the teacher know. If another parent will be picking up your child, you MUST let the office know first and they will contact the teacher. Any students that are not picked up by 3:40 p.m. will be sent to Extended Day. If you must pick up your child before 3:30 p.m, you will need to sign them out at the office and Ms. Santiago will call the teacher to send your child to the office.

Breakfast/Lunch: The school offers a breakfast program. Your child (or the youngest sibling) will bring a menu home at the end of each month for the next month. If you have purchased hot lunches, but your child does not care for the lunch that day, please send a sack lunch with him or her so they will have a lunch. We only charge for a breakfast or hot lunch if they eat that day. Please do not send fast food, food that needs heated, pop or candy with your child. Students cannot have pop or candy in their lunches as per the Sate Health and Wellness Program. All breakfast and lunches will be ordered one day in advance. Make sure your child knows what they are eating the next day so they can let the teacher know, as she turns in the lunch count to the office in the a.m.

Homework: Your child will have a weekly spelling list, and Math Power Hour Packet. Homework packets will be assigned as needed.

Calling in Sick/Tardy: If your child is going to be tardy or absent, while calling in to excuse their tardy or absence, you must order breakfast and lunch for the following day. If your child arrives after 7:45 a.m they must stop at the office to receive a late slip. They will be asked to go back to the office to get one, which will take away from their instructional time.

Tardy Policy: we count tardies from Thursday to Wednesday. Any student from Pre K 3-8th grade that is tardy three times within the above time frame will have detention at 7:00 a.m. on the Thursday of that week. If a student misses Mass on Friday, that counts as two tardies.

Notice: August 2015: Per Federal Directive: Due to the age of our building, our building has asbestos. However, it is contained and under a care management plan. Holy Savior Catholic Academy is inspected by META, Inc. every year. Our management plan is available for review.

Birthday Parties: We will be celebrating all birthdays on one day during each month. In staying with the State Health and Wellness Program, healthy snacks will be consumed at each month’s birthday celebration. Healthy snacks that I would like you to choose from are: fruit snacks, chewy granola bars, string cheese, graham cracker bears, animal crackers, carrot sticks, pretzel or popcorn.  Currently we have nine students enrolled in fourth grade.

Monthly newsletters will be posted online to inform you of topics being taught and reminders of special dates i.e. birthday celebration, days school is not in session. Also, monitor your child’s progress through Power School and easy tool to access your son or daughters daily grades.

                We have very high expectations for this academic school year, and we are devoted to helping your child succeed!


In Christ,

Mrs. Clark


Ms. Lee

Fourth Grade News

Oct. 1, 2015

Fourth Grade


Dear Parents or Guardians,

We are very excited to have Chrome books in our classroom.  The Chrome books provide your son or daughter with opportunities to practice math, reading, and receive classroom assignments directly from their teacher to their chrome book. Parents, thank you for turning in your signed agreement for your son or daughter to use this device, and monetary fee.

Also, your son or daughter may have talked to you about our weekly meetings with the third and fifth grade classrooms for Youth Core. The key goals for Youth Corps enhance five key approaches to our inner selves: 1) All people all the time experience life through thought. 2) All people all the time live in separate thought worlds. 3). All people all the time have a choice about thoughts they entertain. 4). All people all the time have access to an intelligence call common sense, and 5). A low state of mind is characterized by frantic, conflicted and emotional thought; a clam peaceful state of mind is characterized by positive motion and low stress. The HSCA Youth Corps teachers facilitate a book study and teach lessons base on the book, “What is a Thought? (A Thought is a Lot!) co-authored by, Dr. Jack Pransky, author of Modello. There are ten lessons, teaching them to be aware of their thoughts and show them that they have the ability to choose how they react. These are excellent lessons building on how we interact with others, and how we can change negative responses into positive interactions.

Walk In Sister Shoes

Fourth grade have pledged to an early start of collecting pennies for Walk in Sister Shoes.  Please send in your pennies, each penny is a blessing that helps low socio-economic schools within the Diocese of Wichita.

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-up

Parent-Teacher Conferences are quickly approaching, October 30th.  A sign-up schedule for fourth grade will be posted, beginning the week of October 12th.  Mrs. Clark and I are looking forward to sharing your child’s progress with you.

Instructional Corner

English Language Arts

Time is moving very quickly, it just seems like school began, and here we are nearing the end of the first quarter we would like to thank you for having your child at school, and on time.  Again, thank you for your cooperation, and support, as we work together, meeting your child’s instructional needs.

As your child’s Religion and Language Arts teacher, I cannot tell you how pleased I am to work with your child. I can tell how much you encourage your child to appreciate the importance of his/her education.

I have a few comments to make that will improve your student’s response to the fourth grade activities that are required.

At home, a comfortable place for reading will enhance his/her skills. Oh yes, your student must read. Taking time to listen to your child read is a good way to encourage, and know what we might want to talk about during our fall conference. At this level, students have already begun to use and read words that are used in everyday conversation. Increasingly, their reading vocabulary will include words that may not be part of their speaking vocabulary. Please encourage his/her expanding vocabulary. Academic progress is related to future success in life.

We will have weekly spelling lists. We are currently on List #6. The words are challenging and will require a great deal of study and learning to be able to use each word in a sentence. All words in the sentences must be spelled correctly.


Religion is a part of our everyday school life.  Every Friday, we review the sermon that was given by the priest.  We have studied the seven sacraments, the liturgical calendar, rules for personal conduct, and saints that are especially important to our Holy Savior Catholic Academy community.


Math, Math is so much fun, so much fun for everyone!  As we transition from Math, Science, or Social Studies raps have been written for each area of study. Why? Because it aides into smooth transitions (prepares students for change) preparation for the next subject, and it is fun. They are reviewing place value charts, basic division, multiplication, and word problems.


During science instruction they have learned the characteristics of a plant; how parts of a plant work together as a system, and how new plants are made. They will observe and predict how a potato plant reproduces without seeds.

Social Studies

Social Studies vocabulary words which have been introduced within this quarter: cardinal directions, compass rose, grid system, latitude and line of longitude. Even though vehicles now are equipped with GPS systems, it is helpful to learn how to read and use a map, as we study different countries and geographical regions.

Upcoming Dates

Oct. 09- No School

Oct. 14- Late Start- Staff Meeting- No AM Extended Day/ Breakfast will not be served.

Oct. 16th. First Quarter Ends and Birthday Celebration Day/ UJAMAA Day

Oct. 19th. Second Quarter Begins

Oct. 22nd. Scholar’s Bowl Competition- Location to be Determined

Oct. 24th. Last CSAL Football Game

Oct. 28th. Late Start- Staff Meeting- No AM Extended Day/ Breakfast will not be served .

Three ways to Prepare Children for Lifelong Learning:

Lifelong Learning is a buzzword in 21st century education. And for good reason. Becoming a seeker of lifelong learning is critical in today’s fast changing world.

Learning is not just a matter of absorbing information but a process of developing many other internal skills, like curiosity and perseverance, and the ability to tackle tough challenges.

Ask questions: Adults help children become lifelong learners by helping them identify questions that pique their curiosity. When we help young people make associations between what they are studying at school and the world outside of the classroom, they learn that everything in the universe is connected, and lifelong learning is an endless process.

Let Them Fail: With caring and encouragement, adults can help young people use mistakes and failures to facilitate lifelong learning.

Giving them Learning Experiences: Learning through experience, not just from books is one of the best ways to give your child the skills they need for lifelong learning.

Be Blessed,

Mrs. Clark
Ms. Lee



associations between what they are studying at school and the world outside of the classroom, they learn that everything in the universe is connected, and lifelong learning is an endless process.

Let Them Fail: With caring and encouragement, adults can help young people use mistakes and failures to facilitate lifelong learning.

Giving them Learning Experiences: Learning through experience, not just from books is one of the best ways to give your child the skills they need for lifelong learning.

Be Blessed,

Mrs. Clark
Ms. Lee

4th Grade December 2015

Dec. 1, 2015

Fourth Grade Newsletter

Dear Parents or Guardian,

Isaiah 49: 1-6 In this passage, the servant expresses a feeling of failure (49:4), but God responds that the servant will be a success, a “light to the nations” (verse 6).  In your prayer reflect on a time when you felt you failed but something good happened anyway.  How do you now see God’s hand at work in the situation?

Isaiah speaks a word of hope in this chapter.  God will send a servant who will do justice.

God has endless dreams for His servants.  We do not stop pursuing our goals or our dreams because of failure, but seek Christ, as He has endless dreams for us.

Snack Shop

Parents, as you know, Snack Shop is offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the end of the school day.  Please make sure that your child does not bring a large amount of money to school for Snack Shop.

If he or she brings $5.00 or more to purchase a snack, the teacher will turn their money into the office for safe keeping.  We appreciate your support of this fund raising activity.

Christmas Program

Please mark your calendars for the Holy Savior Christmas program, Dec. 15th, at 7:00 P.M. Students are to arrive at the church at 6:30 P.M. in Sunday-best attire.

Instructional Corner

Math:  Goals for this next quarter:  continue practice in division, multiplication, subtraction, and addition (three/four digit).  Students will learn how to multiply decimals and fractions.

Please remember to have your child study division and multiplication facts during the winter break.

Science:  Physical Science

Social Studies:  Regions of the U.S. and Kansas History.

Language Arts:  Spelling list are given out weekly.   Defining words in the spelling list will continue to build their vocabulary.   Also, they are working on writing complete sentences with correct grammar usage.  Metaphors and idioms usage will be emphasized this quarter.  Students will be reading for information, reasoning, and evidence to support the conclusion of a story.  Students practice penmanship for legibility, forming letters correctly, and for others to read.

Upcoming Dates

Dec 3rd. Scholar’s Bowl

4th. Second Quarter Progress Reports Sent Home

8th. Classes in session-Kindergarten thru Eighth Grade students begin day at Holy Savior Church,   Feast of the Immaculate Conception- Holy Day

9th. Late Start-Staff Meeting- No AM Extend Day/Breakfast will not be served

11th. No MASS- All students begin day at the Academy, breakfast will be available

Birthday Celebration Day/UJAMAA Day

Dec. 15th. Christmas Program-Church at 7 p.m. (students to arrive at church at 6:30 p.m. in Sunday best attire)

18th. Kindergarten thru Eighth Grade students begin day at Holy Savior Church

Dec.21st-Jan. 4th. No School- Christmas Break

Be Blessed,

Mrs. Clark

Ms. Lee

4th Grade News

Nov. 2nd. 2015

Fourth Grade News

Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Parents or Guardians,

Thank you for  100% attendance for the Parent-Teacher Conferences, as we begin the second quarter let us continue to work together  to meet your child’s  individual educational needs. Also, thank you for attending the after school activity at The Alley, your support and participation was greatly appreciated.


November through March initiates Holy Savior winter uniform dress policy; please make sure that your child is consistently dressed in uniform.

Boys Uniform

Shirts-   White, Red, or Black, long or short sleeved; oxford-style button down collar or turtlenecks toe be worn under oxford shirt (only) for warmth. NO LOGO

Belt- Brown or Black. MANDATORY ALL YEAR LONG.

Slacks- Solid Black or Khaki. No Denim or Jean-Type

Socks- White or Dark color. Visible above shoe. No Brand Logo

Ties-Solid Red or Black Only. MANDATORY All Grades. Clip-on, Adjustable or Regular.

Sweater- Solid Red, Black or white cardigan. School Logo Only.

Sweatshirts- Red, black or white sweatshirt.  No Logo except for School Logo or School Team Logo (Angels or Cougars)

Shoes/Boots- Boys and Girls Full-Enclosed Foot. No scuff soles. Brown or Black or acceptable shade variances. No heelies or crocs or predominantly (90%) black or white tennis shoes.

Girls Uniform

Blouses- White, Red or Black, long or short sleeved, round collar, button down, oxford style or turtleneck. No Logo

Jumper- Red Plaid. Parker Uniforms, PreK- 5th. Grade.

Vest- Solid Red Only for 6th-8th. Grade

Belt- Brown or Black. Mandatory All Year

Pants-Solid Black or Khaki. No Jean-Type, NO Capris.

Socks- White or Black Only, visible above shoe. No brand logos. White or Black tights acceptable in winter.

Sweater- Solid Red, Black or White Cardigan. School logo only.

Sweatshirts- Red, Black or White sweatshirt.  No logo except for school logo or school team logo (Angels or Cougars)

Shoes- Boys and Girls full-Enclosed Foot. No scuff soles. Brown or Black or acceptable shade variances. No Heelies or Crocs or predominantly (90%) Black or White tennis shoes.

Fourth grade students are learning the Beatitudes ……

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Walk in Sister Shoes

Please continue to send in your pennies for the Drexel fund supporting socio-economic schools within the Wichita Diocese.

Upcoming Dates


Nov. 1st. All Saints Day- HOLY DAY

CSAL Coaches Certification Clinic-LOCATION TBD

Nov. 2nd. CSAL Basketball Practice can begin

Nov. 2nd Picture Day

Nov. 2nd. Winter Uniform begins

Nov. 11th. Late Start-Staff Meeting-No AM Extended Day/Breakfast will not be      served

Nov. 13th. Birthday Celebration Day/UJAMAA

Nov. 19th . Symphony trip

Nov. 23rd.and 24th NO SCHOOL- Regan Catechetical Institute- at Bishop Carroll

Nov. 25th-27th. NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 30th. CSAL Basketball games begin

Nov. 3rd. - Dec. 4th. HS Placement tests at Grade Schools

1 Thessalonian 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Be Blessed,

Mrs. Clark

Ms. Lee

Ms. Lee

Ms. Lee
4th Grade


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

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