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 Dear Parents and Students,

I am so proud of the boys and girls on the amazing job that they did at their May Crowning! Their reverence and love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament was very evident in their words and actions during the Mass. It was a truly memorable day for everyone in attendance. Thank you to all who helped to make our May Crowning and Communion Breakfast such a beautiful experience! 

There will be a half day dismissal this Thursday. The children will attend the 9:00 Mass at St. Barnabas and once again have the opportunity to receive the Eucharist together as a class. 

Field Day is this Friday, June 2 at Hofstra University's dome. All permission slips and fees should be in at this time. Parents are invited to attend and encouraged to assist in the day's games and events. 

Due to time restrictions, there will not be a Spelling Test or a list of words given this week. There will be a Phonics Assessment on Thursday. 

  The children may wear their Communion shirt and gym shorts to school on Gym days and the knit shirts with their uniform during the remainder of the week. Since the weather is getting warmer, please remember to pack an extra water bottle with your child each day. 

We will be reciting the Rosary every day in class during the month of May. If your child has a set of Rosary Beads, please send them into school each day. A special Rosary Box, containing a set of Rosary Beads, a small statue of the Blessed Mother, and a booklet about how to pray the Rosary will be sent home with a different student each night. When it is your child's turn to bring the box home, please take the time to recite Rosary with your child so they become familiar with this beautiful devotion to Mary.  

Please see the "CLASS NEWS" page for further details about our week ahead in the classroom! 

Now that 2017 has arrived, there are a few changes that will be made to some of our homework assignments. Instead of our Spelling Words being written two times each at the beginning of the week, they will now be written three times each. Also, our nightly reading time has increased from 15 minute sessions to 20 minutes. Please continue to work on the math fact flash cards that were given out at our conference. This nightly practice will help to increase the accuracy of our math facts.

  All pass codes for online access to our Math and Reading series were sent home earlier this year. Please log in with your child as soon as possible so that they can make use of this very valuable website. 

 Please remember to pack a healthy snack and a water bottle for snack each day. Now that the cooler weather has arrived, the children will not be keeping their water bottles at their desks but will be allowed water during snack and after recess.

 Please sign all homework as well as the Green Notebook on a daily basis. All reading logs will be checked in class each Friday. The weekly spelling words will be recorded in the Green Notebook on Monday.

Please check your child's Take Home Folder each day for mail. Any notes for the office or for me need to be placed in this folder. 

Please make sure to label ALL of your child's uniform apparel as well as outerwear and any other item that is brought into school.

All the best for a happy and healthy week ahead!
Mrs. Cooke