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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Fifth/Sixth Grade - Mrs. Charles

Classroom News

12/17/18 - 12/21/18


It is hard to believe that we are heading into the last four days before Christmas break. This week to going to be a busy one. We are working hard on the Our Lady of Guadalupe Play, and will be performing it on Wednesday 12/19/18 at 10:30 am. This is also the day of the Christmas Concert.  Please try to attend both events if possible.

St. Nicholas Catholic School Concert Etiquette
• Enter the auditorium quietly. Once you have been seated, be alert to activity on the stage as
the musicians take their place for the concert.
• Make certain that all cell­phones are turned off prior to the start of any concert…the sounds they
make and the glow from screens are disruptive to the performers.
• When the conductor enters, it is customary to applaud politely.
• Clapping is the appropriate way to show appreciation for the performance rather than whistling
or cheering. Whistling, yelling, or screaming is not appropriate at any time before, during, or
after a concert.
• Parents should keep small children seated with them. If children become restless or fussy,
please move them to the front corridor.
• Never stand or move around while music is being performed. It distracts listeners around you,
as well as the performers. If you must leave for any reason, wait until a piece is finished, and
the audience is applauding. Also, return to your seat only between numbers.
• It is impolite to talk, or even whisper, while the music is being performed. Listeners and
performers are also distracted by sounds from programs, candy wrappers, jewelry, and other
objects. Remain still, and be thoughtful of others by talking or making sounds only between
• It is impolite to wear hats or caps during a concert and to eat or drink refreshments during a

The ABC’s Of Concert Etiquette
A. -- Always remain quiet during a performance.
B. -- Be attentive and give the performers your attention.
C. -- Be Considerate of others.
D. -- Do not leave early, please.
E. -- Exit in an organized fashion.
F. -- Expect a Fantastic performance; the kids have worked very hard.
G. -- Give appropriate applause.
H. -- Have a great time, but be a considerate member of the audience.
I. -- Invite your relatives to come to see an outstanding concert.
J. -- EnJoy the concert but always treat it as a formal event.
K. -- Keep your children that are not performing, with you during the concert.
L. -- Leave your cell phone turned off during the performance, please.

Thank you for your attendance and support of ALL of the St. Nicholas Catholic Students and Staff

On 12/20/18, there will be an early dismissal at 1:00 pm. It will be a pajama day and a movie morning. We will be watching Polar Express.

Guidelines for Pajama Day

Our “Free Dress Day” for the month of December is a “special day”. On our last school day before Christmas break, Thursday, December 20, St. Nicholas Catholic School will have a “PAJAMA DAY”.

To be able to participate in this fun day students need to bring in a bottle of hand sanitizer (8 oz. or larger) to help us through flu and cold season. This day is designed to create school spirit and have some fun. Part of that involves everyone’s cooperation in following the guidelines. Remember we are in school, not at home; even though we are wearing pajamas, our dress must be appropriate for being out in public.

• All pajamas must be in good taste.
• Footie Pajamas are okay but must be able to wear a pair of shoes over the “footies”. Pre-Schoolers and Kindergarteners must be able to use the restroom on their own with Footie Pajamas.)
• Must have top and bottom, no pajama dresses.
• No “back flap” PJs.
• Loose sweats and t-shirt type shirts are okay. (heavier shirts, such as sweatshirts are okay)
• Any bottoms worn must go past the knee. (no shorts).
• There may NOT be any writing on the rear-end of the pants.
• Appropriate words down the leg are okay - (school or sports team or brand names are okay).
• Logos must be appropriate.
• Tops must have sleeves; you may not wear a tank-top style top.
• For safety reasons, proper footwear is required.
• No slippers are allowed.
• Robes are acceptable (uniform or dress code must be followed underneath robe)

Each classroom will be viewing a movie in their classroom during the morning. Students may bring blankets and pillows to lay on during the movie. Please DO NOT send treats. The school will provide healthy snacks during the movie. Thank you.

If you have not signed up for the Seesaw app, please do so. The students have loaded their test scores from the past week onto the sight and are excited for you to see how they are doing on their tests.

Upcoming Events: Save The Date for our Annual CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Date: Wednesday, December 19

Time:  7:00 p.m. Please have your student at the theater by 6:45 pm

Location: Wilson Theater on the Square in Rupert.

It starts at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by a reception upstairs with cookies, coffee, and lemonade. Please plan to join us.

Tests and Quizzes for the Week


Tuesday:  Reading Logs due.

Wednesday: No News Article this week


Friday:  No tests this week


5th Grade Spelling Word List: No Spelling

6th Grade Spelling Word List: No Spelling

The spelling words are in the Classroom Document section of this page, and your child will have a copy of the words. Each student has a login and can practice the words using  Please help your child study the words every night. Students also take the spelling test on Results of the test can be seen on that website. With your child's login information, you can check the test results. Paper spelling tests do not go home.

Vocabulary Words

This week there will be no vocabulary words.  Your child will have a copy of the words. As with the spelling words, your child has a login and can practice the words using  Students also take the vocabulary test in Results of the test can be seen on that website. With your child's login information, you can check the test results. Paper vocabulary test does not go home.

Reading/AR Goals/Reading Log

Please encourage your child to read for enjoyment. After reading a book in their reading range, make sure that they take an AR test. Each child will receive a milkshake of their choice after every 70 points earned in AR tests.


Math assignments for this week are Christmas themed worksheets for both grades. Assignments are randomly selected for grading. Those grades make up the Math Homework grade on report cards. Parents are encouraged to check all homework every night for correctness.

For graded homework assignments, students can redo any missed problems, turn the redo in with the original homework, and receive full credit for any problem correctly redone.

If your 5th-grade child forgot his/her math book, there is a PDF version in the Classroom Documents. Your child can find the day's lesson and do the work.

Unfortunately, the online link to the 6th-grade math textbook is no longer working. I no longer find the math book online when doing a Google search.


We will continue studying the composition of stars in science this week. The students are working on determining what stars are made of.

Social Studies

We will continue our studies on  A New Form of Government. Students will be researching certain words from the chapter. There will be no test this week.


We are in the textbook now and learning about the Birth of Jesus.

I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL week this week. Please remember to keep our class and our school in your prayers.


Mrs. Charles


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