Happy Spring Break!
Be safe and have fun!
AR testing- Every Thursday. Please remember to write quiz number in the agenda on page 16 before your child can AR test.
Summer school- brochures are out and your child's Friday Folder and also under my documents. Please see note below from the office to get some "early bird" deals when you sign up. Lots happening here this summer including enrichment and intervention to prepare for next school year and keep your mind sharp.
Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner!Research indicates that ongoing learning during the summer months will not only reinforce fundamental skills, but will reduce the learning loss that many students encounter during the time school is not in session. Check out the STA Summer Extended Learning Programs brochure that features an array of enrichment and remediation classes that will be offered this summer!
In addition to several new classes this summer, STA will host an exciting new hands-on STEM program for students entering grades 1-6, Camp Invention®from June 5-9!
Check out this video that will explain what Camp Invention® is all about! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OiFeEzgJwA
There are several discounts offered from Camp Invention® that you won’t want to miss out on:
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Enroll by March 20 for $25 discount using promo code Discover25
SPRING INTO SUMMER DISCOUNT: Enroll from March 21-May 1 and receive a $15 discount using promo code Discover15
TWO SIBLINGS DISCOUNT: If you have more than one child enrolling, receive a $25 discount for each child using promo code SIBLING
Sibling discounts are only valid for children living in the same household. Discounts cannot be combined.
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Please keep in mind as we begin 4th Quarter
March prayer- Prayer after Meals- we will also be re-testing on the Our Father, Hail Mary, and introduce/practice the Act of Contrition. These can all be found in the agenda book page 14.
Continue to work on MobyMax math fluency and language
Service hours- 1 hour or more of service recorded in service log p. 20 of the agenda by May 1.
MAP testing- Arp. 19-20 and 23-24 9:00-10:00- please schedule appointments accordingly.
Homework Packet- We will not be assigning material for students to complete on the back of the H.W. sheets. Our new homework will be to continue the Reading, Spelling, Math ring, and MobyMax; Plus any work your child did not complete during the day; Journey's practice book pages, math work mat, religion pages....See agenda daily for daily homework. Students need to be completing their homework and turning in the completed page(s) every Friday. When homework is assigned in the Journeys practice book or reading from the Journey's "big book," it must be completed. We grade the practice book pages together and answer questions from the story in class together. We are trying to get students in the habit of homework and responsibility. Thank you for your help and support in this matter.
MobyMax- students need to be spending at least 5 min. per day or 20 min. per week on Fact Fluency and Language.
Rainbow Math-Please view parent letter in your child's Friday folder. We will test over each set of flashcards on Thursdays/Fridays. If your child passes the quiz, he/she will receive the next set of flashcards to cut, label, solve, and attach to their ring. If a child does not pass the quiz, he/she will continue to study their cards and take the test again when ready. Please be diligent in helping your child study their math facts. Thank you for your support.
Please make sure to cut out, solve, name and number, and attach the next color to their math ring.
Family Life- We will complete Unit 5. God's Gift of Community. This will end our Family Life program.
Weather: Kansas Weather- please monitor the weather in the morning, as we live in Kansas and it changes daily. Send appropriate attire for your child to go outside for recess.
Book orders: Scholastic online-Tanner number is GQ442- Roemeling Number HL4LD
I am blessed to begin my 12th year at Saint Thomas Aquinas School in a new position as a first grade teacher. I was born, raised and educated in New York graduating with a degree in Elementary Education from S.U.N.Y. at Plattsburg.
Before moving to Wichita in 1987 I taught in Dallas for five years. Since arriving in Wichita I have taught preschool and kindergarten, substitute taught and tutored children with Dyslexia.
My husband, David, and I enjoy bike rides, hiking, walking and watching movies. My three daughters are gainfully employed (yeah) and all are graduates of STA, KMC, and KU! I am excited to be teaching first grade at St. Thomas Aquinas!
Hello, My name is Brandie Tanner. I was born and raised in Wichita, and now reside in Rose Hill. I have been married to my husband Michael for 26 years. We have 4 children; Caleb (Bubba) is 24, Garrett is 21, McKenzie is 18, and Mason is 16. I have one granddaughter, Kinsley is 2. I enjoy reading, going out to eat, hanging out with my family and friends, cooking, and cuddling Kinsley.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Newman University. I was called by God to teach 3rd grade at STA in 2003. This will be my first year in 1st grade. I am very excited to start a new chapter in my career. The best part of teaching is watching the students achieve success. I am fortunate enough to be able to provide them with some academic and spiritual guidance along the way. I look forward to many more happy years here at St. Thomas Aquinas