Ruhnke Review 4/22/19

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We Are Learning About:

Reading: We continue our adventure in “The SuperKids Club” with the letters “Pp”, “Vv” & “Ww”.

Math: Looking at the next two math topics, I have decided to skip Topic 15 for now & go on to Topic 16: Graphing. Please help your child with these vocabulary terms-as many, more, fewer, less, more likely, less likely. This topic we will learn about collecting data, real graphs, picture graphs, bar graphs, and they will learn to make a graph.

Religion: We will be practicing for our May 1st mass.

Science: We will learn what it means to be Living or Nonliving.

Writing: For our Writer’s Workshop we are working on a three-sentence personal narrative paper. 1. The first sentence should tell the characters and the setting. The characters are the people or the animals. The setting is where & when. 2.The second sentence should tell the problem. 3. The third sentence should tell the resolution/how to fix the problem. Parents, will you please help your child with remembering these? THANK YOU!!

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Sight Words:

The Sight words are MEMORY words, which means your child needs to memorize them, NOT stretch (or sound) them out. Many of the sight words do not follow the rules of phonetics, so don’t have your child stretch them out. Kindergarten will only learn the short vowel sounds. They will learn the long vowel sounds in first grade. They just need to memorize each word and it’s spelling. Use the flashcards I gave you last September.

a, and, of, the, to, in, is, you, as, at, I, it, be, on, we, he, for, she, if, do, was, his, can, are, an, by, go, see, all, no, or, so, am, but, did, up, get, me, my, not, has, had, how, now, got, her, off, out, one, put, saw, two, who, why, yes, us, one, our, said, book, him, like, way, will, have, look, love, your, that, this, them, then, from, here, they, very, when, were, many, make, just, over, little, there, want, went, what, with, four, about, could, would

CONFERENCES: Thank you all for coming to your child’s conference. I always enjoy talking to parents about their children! I am so blessed to be your child’s Kindergarten Teacher. Each year that I teach, I realize how God has bestowed this wonderful gift of teaching on me. And this year is no exception. I take to heart each and every one of your children. They are so precious and they truly are a part of me. So, thank you for having the confidence in me to be your child’s teacher!

Junior Achievement:

Volunteer Help: Mrs. Amenya (Robyn’s Mom) has stepped up to do JA. Mrs. Amenya will begin the Junior Achievement lessons in May and will continue for a total of 5 lessons. Thank you so much, Mrs. Amenya!

Junior Achievement teaches Kindergarten students about economic choices, knowing the difference between a need and a want, learning about money-earning and saving it, and the importance of giving to a worthy cause.

Scholastic Book Orders:

Remember to invest in your child’s reading by getting their level books. Look for the packs with levels A-D. There is a Bonus this month!  If you order $25.00 worth online, you get a FREE $5.00 book!! Orders are due by April 26th. If you would like to place an order; the easiest way to do so is online. Use code RGVYW. If you would rather fill in your order using the flyer, please send it back to school with your child, and with a check or cash for the total. THANK YOU!!

Kindergarten Mass-May 1st

Parents, Kindergarten will be helping with the May 1st church mass. Some of your children will be saying a reading. If your child is doing a reading, I talked to you about it at conferences. Your child’s reading part is highlighted in yellow. Please help your child so that they are able to read their portion with ease & with expression. They do not need to memorize it. The readings will be on the ambo/lectionary when it comes time for them to read their part. Please practice each day with him/her. We hope you will be able to attend mass on May 1st at 9:45am.

Field Trip:

K-2 grades will be going to Como Zoo on Monday, May 13th. Please have your child bring a bag lunch or you may order a bag lunch for your child through the school lunch program-just fill out the bottom portion of the field trip form when it comes home in the next week or so. Also, if you would like to chaperone, you are welcome to come with! Again, check off the “will chaperone” on the field trip form when it comes home. We will leave at 10:15am and return to school around 2:30. Students are to wear their gym uniform and appropriate outer gear for the weather.

Daily Specialists:




Music/Art/& Phy Ed


9:45 Mass



Computer Lab/Library/Phy Ed

Book Return & Checkout

Share Day



Upcoming Events:

4/19 NO SCHOOL-Good Friday. “Seven Last Words” of Christ (Led by the 7th & 8th graders) @12 noon in the church.

4/22 NO SCHOOL-Easter Monday.

4/24 Kindergarten & School Information Night @5:30-6:30pm in the Kdg room.

4/26 Scholastic Book Orders Due Today by 3:00pm.

4/27 Party with all of us at St. Jerome! This is for adults, age 21 or over. You may purchase tickets in our school office or on our website: Advanced sale tickets are $30.00. At the door tickets will be $40.00. This years’ party is called “Party with a Purpose! Portraits of St. Jerome” Dinner & Silent Auction. Please come join us!! 5:30-10pm

5/1 Kindergarten will be doing the MASS today! Please come join us!! 9:45am

5/3 Wear your St. Jerome Spirit wear! May Crowning in the church at 3pm.

5/6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week.

5/6 NWEA Testing-Please make sure your child comes to school well rested & ready!

5/7 NWEA Testing-Please make sure your child comes to school well rested & Ready!!

5/12 Mother’s Day! Have a wonderful day, Moms!!

5/13 Field Trip to Como Zoo.

5/15 Grandparents/Family/Special Friend Day. Mass at 9:45 then enjoy our Spring Concert!

5/20 Kindergarten Round-Up. NO SCHOOL just for the current Kindergarten students.

5/27 Memorial Day-NO SCHOOL.

5/31 8th Grade Graduation at 7pm.

6/5 Last Day of School. Dismissal at 11:30am. Report Cards go home.

6/10-14 Garage Sale in the gym.

6/16 Father’s Day!

Annette Ruhnke