Friday, January 19, 2018

News and Notes for January 22nd-26th

Graded papers were sent home on Friday. Please take a few moments to look over your child's graded papers to see how they are doing on their school work and read any important notes from school.

CCLS is glad to welcome children's book author Steve Swinburne on Friday, January 26th. 
Mr. Swinburne will speak to students about the process of writing books, editing, revising, and other great details about his work.
Many of his titles are on his website www.steveswinburne.com

National Lutheran Schools' Week devotions in the classroom for the week. 

Memory Work (ESV):
Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Math: Lessons 48-50 with a test on Friday. (unless our schedule changes from National Lutheran Schools' Week activities) 
Link to online math textbook: 4th Grade Math Textbook
Don't have a math homework sheet?  Please print a math sheet here: Daily Math Homework Sheet

Spelling: Five spelling words were given on Tuesday along with the weekly grammar assignment.  There will a test on Monday.  On their test, students will be required to correctly write a meaningful sentence using each spelling word; spelling and grammar will be checked for each sentence.  They can practice and prepare sentences before Monday.  We are glad to proofread and discuss sentences with students if they have them prepared by Friday of each week.

Reading: Students started a new reading notebook for the spring semester. We are working on building reading stamina.  Students will be using reading logs to record the time and number of pages they are reading during one sitting.  Students are expected to record a reading time each day at school and five per week at home.  We expect them to read for at least 20 minutes (or longer) each time they log. By Monday of each week a parent needs to initial their student's reading log. Students should log at least 10 readings per week.

Science: We are starting a new unit on Energy.  We will be looking at circuits, electricity, magnets, and more!

Look forward to National Lutheran Schools' Week January 22nd-26th
A flyer was sent home with notes about the special dress days.  

Six Flags Reading Logs are sent home.  They are due Friday, February 23rd. 

Important Dates

Monday-Friday, January 22nd-26th: National Lutheran Schools Week

Monday, February 12th: No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, February 13th: No School, Professional Development for Teachers

Monday, February 19th: No School, President's Day
Friday, February 23rd: Six Flags Reading Logs are Due

March 19th-23rd: No School - Spring Break

Friday, March 30th: No School - Good Friday
Monday, April 2nd: No School - Easter Monday

Week of April 16th: Standardized Testing Week

Friday, May 25th: Last Day of School, Closing Chapel 8:45 a.m.
Early Dismissal 11 a.m.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Typing Club

Parents,

We are starting a formal typing program called Typing Club.  Students may log in at home to practice their typing skills and work on lessons.  There is a specific link they will need to access their accounts.  Here is the link: Typing Club

Students should have their login information to access their accounts; if you need help please let us know.

As an extra challenge we have students tape a piece of paper over their keyboards so they do not look at their hands while typing.  This might be good to do at home as well.  

Thank you for encouraging them to work on these skills.

Mrs. Endorf
Mrs. Glackin

Friday, January 12, 2018

News and Notes for January 16th-19th

Graded papers were sent home on Friday. Please take a few moments to look over your child's graded papers to see how they are doing on their school work and read any important notes from school.


CCLS is glad to welcome children's book author Steve Swinburne on Friday, January 26th. 
Mr. Swinburne will speak to students about the process of writing books, editing, revising, and other great details about his work.
Many of his titles are on his website www.steveswinburne.com

Christian Character Formation Project:
Read: Mark 4:35-41
Discuss: How can you courageously face the storms of life?

Memory Work (ESV):
Mark 4:41
And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"

Psalm 89:8-9
O Lord God of hosts, who is mighty as you are, O Lord, with your faithfulness all around you?  You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them.

Math: Lessons 46-48 and a Test Tuesday
Link to online math textbook: 4th Grade Math Textbook
Don't have a math homework sheet? Please print a math sheet here: Daily Math Homework Sheet

Spelling: Five spelling words were given on Tuesday along with the weekly grammar assignment.  There will a test on Tuesday.  On their test, students will be required to correctly write a meaningful sentence using each spelling word; spelling and grammar will be checked for each sentence.  They can practice and prepare sentences before Tuesday.  We are glad to proofread and discuss sentences with students if they have them prepared by Friday of each week.

Reading: Students started a new reading notebook for the spring semester. We are working on building reading stamina.  Students will be using reading logs to record the time and number of pages they are reading during one sitting.  Students are expected to record a reading time each day at school and five per week at home.  We expect them to read for at least 20 minutes (or longer) each time they log. By Monday of each week a parent needs to initial their student's reading log. Students should log at least 10 readings per week.

Science: We are starting a new unit on Energy.  We will be looking at circuits, electricity, magnets, and more!

Look forward to National Lutheran Schools' Week January 22nd-26th
A flyer was sent home this week with notes about the special dress days.  
Also, the K-4th graders will be completing a "birthday in a bag" service project.  Students from each grade are asked to bring in a specific item for a birthday celebration.  Our goal is to make 100 bags for children who do not have enough money to purchase birthday party items.
4th graders are asked to bring in party decorations: streams, package of balloons, etc. by Wednesday, January 17th to their homeroom teacher.  A note was sent home with their papers on Friday with more details.

Six Flags Reading Logs are sent home.  They are due Friday, February 23rd. 


Important Dates

Monday, January 15th: NO School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday-Friday, January 22nd-26th: National Lutheran Schools Week

Monday, February 12th: No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, February 13th: No School, Professional Development for Teachers

Monday, February 19th: No School, President's Day
Friday, February 23rd: Six Flags Reading Logs are Due

March 19th-23rd: No School - Spring Break

Friday, March 30th: No School - Good Friday
Monday, April 2nd: No School - Easter Monday

Week of April 16th: Standardized Testing Week

Friday, May 25th: Last Day of School, Closing Chapel 8:45 a.m.
Early Dismissal 11 a.m.

Spelling Words for the Quarter

Week 1 was January 9th
Words are given on Tuesday of each week.
Spelling Tests are the first day of the following week.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Author Visit Friday, January 26th Book Orders due January 12th for a Signed Copy

CCLS is excited to welcome our guest author, Steve Swinburne to the elementary campus on Friday, January 26th.  If you would like to order any of his books, please complete the form below and return it with a check payable to CCLS by Friday, January 12th.
 Mr. Swinburne will sign the books on the day of his visit.  Happy Reading!

Order Form for Steve Swinburne books

Friday, January 5, 2018

4th Grade News and Notes January 8th-12th

Report cards are being sent home today.  Please look at those with your child and send the signed envelope back to school.


Also, graded papers are sent home on the last day of the week.  Please take a few moments to look over their graded papers to see how they are doing on their school work.

CCLS is glad to welcome children's book author Steve Swinburne on Friday, January 26th. 
Mr. Swinburne will speak to students about the process of writing books, editing, revising, and other great details about his work.
Many of his titles are on his website www.steveswinburne.com
Your child is bringing home an order form if you would like to purchase any of his books for your own collection.

Christian Character Formation Project:
Read: Mark 4:1-20
How can you determine to grow a faith that is fruitful?
Diligence: God's Power for you to focus on your work

Memory Work:
John 15:5
I am  the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

Mark 4:20
20 But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.”

Math: Lessons 41-45
Link to online textbook: 
4th Grade Math Textbook
Forget a homework sheet? Please print a math sheet here: 

Daily Math Homework Sheet

Spelling: Five spelling words will be given on Tuesday of each week along with the weekly grammar assignment.  They will be tested on Mondays.  On their tests they will be required to correctly write a meaningful sentence using each word, spelling and grammar will be checked for each sentence.
An example was sent home on Thursday to study.  Our first test will be Monday, January 8th.

Reading: Students started a new reading notebook for the spring semester. We are working on building reading stamina.  Students will be using reading logs to record the time and number of pages they are reading during one sitting.  Students are expected to log a reading time each day at school and five per week at home.  We expect them to read for at least 20 minutes or longer each time they log. By Monday of each week a parent needs to initial their student's reading log. Students should log at least 10 readings per week.

Science: We are starting a new unit on Energy.  We will be looking at circuits, electricity, magnets, and more!

Look forward to National Lutheran Schools Week January 22nd-26th
We will have more details about a K-4th grade service project and fun dress days to celebrate our Lutheran school.

Six Flags Reading Logs are sent home as well.  They are due Friday, February 23rd.




Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Merry Christmas


Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

See you back at school on Wednesday, January 3rd

Thursday, December 14, 2017

4th Grade News and Notes December 18th-20th

Music: Please remind your child to bring their recorder Friday, December 15th and Monday, December 18th for special music rehearsals and for the Advent Service on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Advent Service is for all students K-8th grade on Monday night at Concordia Lutheran Church.  Please have your child use the restroom before the service begins.  All students should be seated at 6:25 p.m. with their homeroom teacher. Service begins at 6:30 p.m.

Christmas Party is at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20th.  This is also a Free Dress Day.

Chapel Buddy Christmas Party - Monday, December 18th.  4th graders will enjoy some Christmas music and books with their chapel buddy.  There will be a small gift exchange.

Service Projects are due by Wednesday, December 20th.
All absent/late work is due by Monday, December 19th.






Friday, December 8, 2017

4th grade News December 11th-15th

Parents - Please take a close a look at our schedule for the next two weeks.
Luke 2:20 Jesus is Born
Christian Character Trait: Integrity 
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

Music: Please remind your child to bring their recorder Tuesday-Friday and on Monday, December 18th for special music rehearsals.  
Also, the 4th graders will be sharing a few Christmas Carols at the Primetimers' Christmas Party on Thursday, during the day at Webster Gardens. 

Tuesday, December 12th, the fourth grade will be visiting the middle school campus. While there students will have lunch, recess, go on a tour, and meet with Mr. Hartmann and the 5th grade teachers.  Also, there will be a varsity basketball game verse Immanuel St. Charles at 2 p.m.  Students 4th-8th grade will attend the game.  If you would like to send your child with a few dollars, the concession stand will be open to purchase food and a drink during the game.

If you would like to pick your child up at the middle school campus you must email your child's homeroom teacher.  If we do not receive communication from a parent all students will return back to the elementary campus for pick up at 3:30 p.m.

Important Dates

December 12th: Visit to the Middle School 11:30am-3:30 pm
email teacher if you are picking your student up at the Middle School

Monday, December 18th: All School Advent Worship Service at 6:30 p.m.
    at Concordia Lutheran Church -- please have students in pews with homeroom class at 6:25 p.m.

Wednesday, December 20th: Christmas Party at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 21st-Tuesday, January 2nd: Christmas Break - No School!
Wednesday, January 3rd: Classes Resume

Friday, December 1, 2017

News and Notes for December 4th-8th

Music: Please remind your child to bring their recorder on Tuesday for their music class.  Also, the students are preparing to play a song for the Advent Service.  Please have them bring their recorders to school on Wednesday and Thursday, December 13th and 14th for an extra practice time with Mrs. Killian.
Also, the 4th graders will share their gift of music to the Primetimers group on Thursday during the day at Webster Gardens.

Santa's Workshop in need of Volunteers for these times:
Wednesday: 12/5 Setup 1:30-3pm
Thursday: 12/6 Sales 8:30-Noon and 12:15-3pm
Friday: 12/7 Sales 8:30-Noon and Clean Up 12:30-3pm
**Please contact Heidi Graves at gravesheidi@gmail.com or Nik Mahfood mrysdnsh@yahoo.com if you are available to help.**

We will meet with Chapel Buddies during the last week before break for a gift exchange.  If your child would like to purchase something at Santa's Workshop that is an option, they could make a gift at home, or bring in a small gift.  We will have our gift exchange the week of December 18th.

Bring items for KirkCare Food Pantry through Thursday, 12/7.  Please help the food pantry by donating non-perishable food items - students will be lining the halls with canned goods, cereal boxes, etc -- our school goals is 1,000 items!

Christian Character Formation Word of the Week: Responsibility
We are reading/discussing how Jesus Heals, Prays, and Preaches in Mark 1:29-45.
Focus Question: How can you honor God through the responsibilities He gives you?

Memory Work: 
Luke 19:10 
10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
and Mark 1:35
35 And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.

Tuesday, December 12th the 4th graders will be visiting the middle school campus.  While at the middle school students will have lunch, recess, go on a tour, and meet with Mr. Hartmann and the 5th grade teachers.  Also, there will be a varsity basketball game verse Immanuel St. Charles at 2 pm.  Students 4th-8th grade will attend the game.  If you would like, your child can bring a few dollars to purchase food and drinks at the concession stand during the game.

If you would like to pick your child up at the middle school campus please email their homeroom teacher.  If we do not receive communication all students will return back to the elementary campus for pick up at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesdays in Advent -- inside pick up.  You are invited to attend the Advent Service at Webster Gardens Lutheran Church at 3:45 pm every Wednesday during Advent.


Important Dates
December 7th and 8th: Santa's Workshop
Both 4th Grade classes will shop on Friday

December 12th: Visit to the Middle School 11:30am-3:30 pm
email teacher if you are picking your student up at the Middle School

Monday, December 18th: All School Advent Worship Service at 6:30 p.m.
     Concordia Lutheran Church -- please have students in pew with homeroom class at 6:25 p.m.

Wednesday, December 20th: Christmas Party at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 21st-Tuesday, January 2nd: Christmas Break - No School!
Wednesday, January 3rd: Classes Resume

Friday, November 17, 2017

News and Notes for November 20th and 21st

Music: All 4th graders will have music on Tuesday.  
Please remind your child to bring their recorder on Tuesday, November 21st.

No Memory Work this week.

Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Break!
God's blessings as you spend time with your family.

Important Dates
November 22nd-24th: Thanksgiving Break - No School!

Monday, December 18th: All School Advent Worship Service at 6:00 p.m.
     Concordia Lutheran Church -- please have students in pew with homeroom class at 5:55 p.m.
Wednesday, December 20th: Christmas Party at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 21st-Tuesday, January 2nd: Christmas Break - No School!

Friday, November 10, 2017

News and Notes for November 13th-17th

Christian Character Formation Project
Story of the Week: Ruth's Faith
SELF-SACRIFICE: God's power for you to give up something to help others
Focus Question: How does God’s power help you live life of self-­‐sacrifice, despite the hard times you are facing?

Ruth willing gave up her living with her family and living in her native land because she loved her mother-in-law, Naomi, so much.  She displayed self-sacrifice to give up her comforts and go with her mother-in-law, expecting nothing in return.

Memory Work
Ruth 1:16
16 But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.


Math: Lessons 30, Investigation 3, Lesson 31 and a Test on Wednesday.



Important Dates
November 22nd-24th: Thanksgiving Break - No School!

Monday, December 18th: All School Advent Worship Service at 6:00 p.m.
     Concordia Lutheran Church
Wednesday, December 20th: Christmas Party at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 21st-Tuesday, January 2nd: Christmas Break - No School!

Friday, November 3, 2017

News and Notes for November 6th-10th


Character Formation Virtue
This week we are learning about Jeroboam, who was given the reign over Israel.  Once in this position of authority, Jeroboam did not obey and respect God in the responsibilities that God gave him.

Respect: God's power for you to honor Him and others
Focus Question: How can you respect God through the responsibilities He has given you?

Memory Work
Psalm 25:9-10
He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. 10All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

Math: Test on Monday and Lessons 26-29.


Important Dates
November 22nd-24th: Thanksgiving Break - No School!

Monday, December 18th: All School Advent Worship Service at 6:00 p.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church
Wednesday, December 20th: Christmas Party at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 21st-Tuesday, January 2nd: Christmas Break - No School!