Mrs. Wendy Quezada

"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you." – St. Augustine

Weekly Announcements

June 5, 2017 by · Comments Off on Weekly Announcements · Announcements/Blog

Happy Last Week of School!

I have been blessed to teach, and spend my days with,  your wonderful children this school year. I wish you all a relaxing, enjoyable, and safe summer.

Please mark your calendars for the lower grades awards ceremony (K-3rd) which will take place on Tuesday June 6th from 9:30-10:30 am in the Church. The ceremony for 4th-7th will follow at 10:45-11:45 am. Please send your child to school in Dress Uniform.

All students will receive at least one award. (Just FYI, both the Mother Mary Awards and the Christian Living Awards are meant to go to students that have not yet received these awards previously)

*Remember this week Monday-Thursday is 12 noon dismissal. Thursday June 8th is end of the year fun at Victory Park so students wear comfortable bottoms and class color shirts (light green). There is NO MASS on Wednesday. Friday June 9th is Mass at 8:15 am and 9:30 am dismissal.*

**Permission slips to walk to Victory Park went home today. Please fill out this form and return to school before Thursday.** The games at Victory Park are from 8:30-11:00 am. Then students return to school and are provided with lunch (hot dog, chips, drink).

***Report Cards and Summer Work Packets will go home in the White Student Folders on Friday June 9th. If for some reason your child will not attend the last day of school, please pick up this folder from the office during Summer School beginning Monday June 19th.***

 

There are no assessments this week.

 

May God bless you all. It has been my pleasure to partner with you and your families this school year.

With Love,

ūüôā Mrs. Quezada

 

Weekly Announcements

May 30, 2017 by · Comments Off on Weekly Announcements · Announcements/Blog

Happy Tuesday Third Grade Families!

I hope that you had a terrific long weekend.

We’re in the ‘home stretch’ now of third grade, and Summer is just around the corner. But before then we have some special events.

We have Mass this Wednesday as usual, and then the 8th grade Baccalaureate Mass on Thursday.  Please send your child to school in dress uniform on both days.

Please mark your calendars for the lower grades awards ceremony (K-3rd) which will take place on Tuesday June 6th at 9:30 am in the Church. The ceremony for 4th-7th will follow at 10:45-11:45.

All students will receive at least one award. (Just FYI, both the Mother Mary Awards and the Christian Living Awards are meant to go to students that have not yet received these awards previously)

*Remember next week Monday-Thursday is 12 noon dismissal. Thursday June 8th is end of the year fun at Victory Park so students wear comfortable bottoms and class color shirts (light green). Friday June 9th is Mass at 8:00 am and 9:30 am dismissal.*

 

Weekly Assessments Friday June 2nd

Religion-Chapter 19-20

Math-on all weekly homework

 

Have a beautiful week,

Mrs. Quezada

Weekly Announcements

May 22, 2017 by · Comments Off on Weekly Announcements · Announcements/Blog

Welcome to Spirit Week!

Students look great in their favorite team apparel today. Tomorrow they can wear free dress and crazy hair if they like. Wednesday will be dress uniform for Mass PLEASE. Thursday is dress as a super hero or villain day. On Friday students can wear free dress bottoms and class color shirts (LIME GREEN). Friday is 12 noon dismissal.

****Spring Concert** The Spring Concert will be on two nights, Tuesday May 23rd and Thursday May 25th. All students are expected to perform on BOTH nights. On these nights students should arrive to our classroom between 6:00 pm-6:30 pm. CHOIR MUST ARRIVE TO CLASS BY 6:15 PM. The concert begins in the gym at 7:00 pm. Parents attend ONLY one night depending on their child’s last name.¬†Parents whose last name starts with letters A-I attend the first night on the 23rd, and last names that start with M-Z attend on the 25th.****

COSTUMES:

Please start thinking of costumes. You can make them at home (Flies-all black clothing with antennae and wings, Bees-a yellow T-shirt with black electrical tape stripes across and yellow shorts, antennae, black stinger, Butterflies-pastel dress or clothing with wings). You can look on costume websites for ideas or to purchase.

BUMBLEBEES-JOSEPH, EDDIE, LANDON, DIEGO, CHRISTIAN, ELLA, FRANCES, ELIZA, CHLOE, JADELYN, MAKENZIE, DESIRAE

BEETLE-DANNY (dress in all black with antennae)

FLIES-ALL OTHER BOYS NOT LISTED ABOVE

BUTTERFLIES-ALL OTHER GIRLS NOT LISTED ABOVE

 

NO WEEKLY ASSESSMENTS THIS WEEK

 

Have a tremendous week,

Mrs. Quezada

Weekly Announcements

May 15, 2017 by · Comments Off on Weekly Announcements · Announcements/Blog

Happy Monday Third Grade Families,

I hope you all had a great weekend and a blessed Mother’s Day with your loved ones.

I want to extend a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Mrs. Pineda (our Room Mother) and all of you for making the International Dinner a wonderful success. Everything looked and tasted fantastic, and it proved to be such a nice night for parents, students, and teachers alike. Well done!

****Spring Concert** The Spring Concert will be on two nights, Tuesday May 23rd and Thursday May 25th. All students are expected to perform on BOTH nights. On these nights students should arrive to our classroom between 6:00 pm-6:30 pm. CHOIR MUST ARRIVE TO CLASS BY 6:15 PM. The concert begins in the gym at 7:00 pm. Parents attend ONLY one night depending on their child’s last name.¬†Parents whose last name starts with letters A-I attend the first night on the 23rd, and last names that start with M-Z attend on the 25th.****

COSTUMES:

Please start thinking of costumes. You can make them at home (Flies-all black clothing with antennae and wings, Bees-a yellow T-shirt with black electrical tape stripes across and yellow shorts, antennae, black stinger, Butterflies-pastel dress or clothing with wings). You can look on costume websites for ideas or to purchase.

You might try www.costumediscounters.com or www.costumecraze.com

BUMBLEBEES-JOSEPH, EDDIE, LANDON, DIEGO, CHRISTIAN, ELLA, FRANCES, ELIZA, CHLOE, JADELYN, MAKENZIE, DESIRAE

BEETLE-DANNY (dress in all black with antennae)

FLIES-ALL OTHER BOYS NOT LISTED ABOVE

BUTTERFLIES-ALL OTHER GIRLS NOT LISTED ABOVE

 

WEEKLY ASSESSMENTS-FRIDAY MAY 19th

Religion-Chapter 17 & 18

Math-on all weekly homework

Science-Unit C Chapter 2 (book coming home Wed. & Thurs.) Physical Changes

Social Studies-Chapter 9  (book coming home Wed. & Thurs.) The Land of Plenty

 

Have a nice week,

Mrs. Quezada

Weekly Announcements

May 8, 2017 by · Comments Off on Weekly Announcements · Announcements/Blog

Hello Third Grade Parents,

I hope you had an enjoyable weekend. Get ready for a busy week!

*We’ll see you all this Thursday for The International Dinner. I know our room mother Mrs. Pineda has been in contact with you about that. Thank you Mrs. Pineda! Your child’s Native American projects, papers, and housing models will be on display, along with the 4th grade mission projects and any Certificate of Merit Projects.

**We have regular Mass this Wednesday (dress uniform please). We also have May Crowning this Friday at 9:30 am in the church. Please send your child to school in dress uniform on this day too. Each child should bring a single flower or a bouquet of flowers to give to Mary this day.**

***In social studies we are currently studying many Native American tribes. We will write an essay about the tribes and complete activities/make crafts inspired by these tribes in class. At home, students will be responsible for choosing any tribe (from those we are studying) and making a diorama/model of the type of house they lived in. This housing model will be due to class on Thursday May 11th.***

Students may choose to make a housing model of the: Kwakiutl/Tlingit (plank house/long house with totem pole), Inuit (igloo), Cheyenne (tipi), Navajo (hogan), Maidu (earth lodge), Nez Perce (longhouse OR tipi made of mats (tule) OR underground sweat lodge), Sioux (tipi), Iroquois (longhouse), or Seminole (chickee).

Housing model should be on a sturdy base because we will be moving them to display them in the gym for the International Dinner. The base should be no larger than 12″ by 12″. BUT PLEASE have model/dioramas substantial enough to be seen and displayed-NO mini houses on index cards. INCLUDE a name tag with child’s name, tribe name, and housing type. Housing can be made out of any materials. You can use nature, supplies from Michael’s, sugar cubes, or even cereal/pretzels. Please look online for examples of the different types of tribal housing. Your child can simply make a model of the house, or add small props, like people, animals, trees, crops, etc. Have fun with this!

Here are a couple examples.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/85498092900161555/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/433471532871058220/

****Spring Concert** The Spring Concert will be on two nights, Tuesday May 23rd and Thursday May 25th. All students are expected to perform on BOTH nights. If for some reason your child cannot attend both nights PLEASE inform me ASAP. On these nights students should arrive to our classroom between 6:00 pm-6:30 pm. CHOIR MUST ARRIVE TO CLASS BY 6:15 PM. The concert begins in the gym at 7:00 pm. Parents attend ONLY one night depending on their child’s last name.¬†Parents whose last name starts with letters A-I attend the first night on the 23rd, and last names that start with M-Z attend on the 25th.****

COSTUMES:

Please start thinking of costumes. You can make them at home (Flies-all black clothing with antennae and wings, Bees-a yellow T-shirt with black electrical tape stripes across and yellow shorts, antennae, black stinger, Butterflies-pastel dress or clothing with wings). You can look on costume websites for ideas or to purchase.

You might try www.costumediscounters.com or www.costumecraze.com

BUMBLEBEES-JOSEPH, EDDIE, LANDON, DIEGO, CHRISTIAN, ELLA, FRANCES, ELIZA, CHLOE, JADELYN, MAKENZIE, DESIRAE

BEETLE-DANNY

FLIES-ALL OTHER BOYS NOT LISTED ABOVE

BUTTERFLIES-ALL OTHER GIRLS NOT LISTED ABOVE

 

WEEKLY ASSESSMENTS-FRIDAY MAY 12TH

Religion-Chapter 15 & 16

Math-on all nightly homework

Science-Unit C Chapter 1

 

Have a Wonderful Week,

Mrs. Quezada

 

Weekly Announcements

May 1, 2017 by · Comments Off on Weekly Announcements · Announcements/Blog

Welcome to May third grade families!

It is exciting that we only have six more weeks of school left. We are entering a very busy and fun time, here in the home stretch of third grade. I’ll update you every week, through this newsletter, with all that is due and going on.

This Wednesday May 3rd our class is leading the school Mass at 8:15 am. You are all welcome to attend. As a school, we will honor Father Alan for his 50 years as a priest  and bless the Get on the Bus care packages at this time.

**In social studies we are currently studying many Native American tribes. We will write an essay about the tribes and complete activities/make crafts inspired by these tribes in class. At home, students will be responsible for choosing any tribe (from those we are studying) and making a diorama/model of the type of house they lived in. This housing model will be due on Thursday May 11th and will displayed that night at The International Dinner.

Students may choose to make a housing model of the: Kwakiutl/Tlingit (plank house/long house with totem pole), Inuit (igloo), Cheyenne (tipi), Navajo (hogan), Maidu (earth lodge), Nez Perce (longhouse OR tipi made of mats (tule) OR underground sweat lodge), Sioux (tipi), Iroquois (longhouse), or Seminole (chickee).

Housing model should be on a sturdy base because we will be moving them to display them in the gym for the International Dinner. The base should be no larger than 12″ by 12″. BUT PLEASE have model/dioramas substantial enough to be seen and displayed-NO mini houses on index cards. INCLUDE a name tag with child’s name, tribe name, and housing type. Housing can be made out of any materials. You can use nature, supplies from Michael’s, sugar cubes, or even cereal/pretzels. Please look online for examples of the different types of tribal housing. Your child can simply make a model of the house, or add small props, like people, animals, trees, crops, etc. Have fun with this!

Here are a couple examples.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/85498092900161555/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/433471532871058220/

 

**Spring Concert** The Spring Concert will be on two nights, Tuesday May 23rd and Thursday May 25th. All students are expected to perform on BOTH nights. If for some reason your child cannot attend both nights PLEASE inform me ASAP because I will be assigning special roles and planning line placement and choreography this week. On these nights students should arrive to our classroom between 6:00 pm-6:30 pm. CHOIR MUST ARRIVE TO CLASS BY 6:15 PM. The concert begins in the gym at 7:00 pm. Parents attend ONLY one night depending on their child’s last name. The office should let you know which night you attend very soon.

I will let you know your child’s definite costume next Monday after we assign some roles. But boys will either need to come dressed as a FLY or a BUMBLEBEE. Girls will either be a BUMBLEBEE or a BUTTERFLY. So please start thinking of simple costumes. You can make them at home (Fly-all black clothing with antennae, Bees-a yellow T-shirt with black electrical tape stripes across and yellow shorts, antennae, black stinger, Butterflies-pastel dress or clothing with wings). You can look on costume websites for ideas or to purchase. You might try www.costumediscounters.com or www.costumecraze.com

 

Weekly Assessments-Friday May 5th

Religion-Chapter 14

Math-on all weekly homework

Reading-Comprehension test on Sarah Plain and Tall (book will go home on Thursday)

 

Thank You and Have a Grand Week,

Mrs. Quezada

 

Weekly Announcements

April 24, 2017 by · Comments Off on Weekly Announcements · Announcements/Blog

Welcome Back Third Grade Families!

I hope you all had a relaxing and fun Easter vacation. It is nice to see your smiling children again.

We are all set with enough drivers now for our field trip tomorrow. Thank you to Mrs. Tekippe, Mrs. Scaturchio, Mrs. Ramirez, Ms. Brown, Mrs. Carranza, Mr. and Mrs. Gardner (Ella’s grandparents), and Mr. Sanchez for volunteering to drive/chaperone. We’ll leave school at 9:00 am and will return by noon to eat lunch at school. We’re going to Descanso Gardens in La Canada to observe ecosystems.

Students should wear any long pants (jeans, leggings, etc.) any ABVM uniform shirt, and tennis shoes. They may wear sunscreen and a hat if they like.

 

*Reminder-Please send your completed care package for the Get on the Bus ministry to school this week. Some parents asked for a reminder of the contents of the bag:

  • 1 small reusable bag, 1 bottle of water, 1 non-perishable snack, 1 coloring book, 1 pack markers/crayons, 1 small stuffed animal or toy or deck of cards ( or similar contents)

 

**In social studies we are currently studying many Native American tribes. We will write an essay about the tribes and complete activities/make crafts inspired by these tribes in class. At home, students will be responsible for choosing any tribe (from those we are studying) and making a diorama/model of the type of house they lived in. This housing model will be due on Thursday May 11th and will displayed that night at The International Dinner.

Students may choose to make a housing model of the: Kwakiutl/Tlingit (plank house/long house with totem pole), Inuit (igloo), Cheyenne (tipi), Navajo (hogan), Maidu (earth lodge), Nez Perce (longhouse OR tipi made of mats (tule) OR underground sweat lodge), Sioux (tipi), Iroquois (longhouse), or Seminole (chickee).

Housing model should be on a sturdy base because we will be moving them to display them in the gym for the International Dinner. The base should be no larger than 12″ by 12″. BUT PLEASE have model/dioramas substantial enough to be seen and displayed-NO mini houses on index cards. INCLUDE a name tag with child’s name, tribe name, and housing type. Housing can be made out of any materials. You can use nature, supplies from Michael’s, sugar cubes, or even cereal/pretzels. Please look online for examples of the different types of tribal housing. Your child can simply make a model of the house, or add small props, like people, animals, trees, crops, etc. Have fun with this!

Here are a couple examples. You’ll have to copy and paste in address bar.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/85498092900161555/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/433471532871058220/

 

Weekly Assessments Friday April 28th

Religion-Chapter 13

Spelling- 20 words

salmon, long houses, cedar, totem poles, ceremony, Cheyenne, tipis, buffalo, myth, symbol, hogan, livestock, chants, sand paintings, Inuit, Tlingit, Nez Perce, Maidu, igloo, weaving

Math-on all weekly homework

 

Have a great week,

Mrs. Quezada

 

Reminders Before Vacation

April 12, 2017 by · Comments Off on Reminders Before Vacation · Announcements/Blog

Hello Third Grade Families,

Please remember to complete the parent survey (as requested by Father Gerard). The link will only work until midnight this Friday.

Link to parent survey
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIM9HzUaAue_d21yxMTm8r4V9gpS1VOQCpS-m5AywMUvERXw/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

  • We could use a couple more parent volunteers as chaperones/drivers for our last field trip on Tuesday April 25th. We will go to Descanso Gardens in La Canada. We need to leave the school at 9:00 am and will return by noon. Please send me an email if you can drive, and let me know how many students you can accommodate seat belted in your back seat. Thanks!
  • Finally, please send your completed care package for the Get on the Bus ministry after Easter Vacation. Some parents asked for a reminder of the contents of the bag:
  • 1 small reusable bag, 1 bottle of water, 1 non-perishable snack, 1 coloring book, 1 pack markers/crayons, 1 small stuffed animal or toy or deck of cards ( or similar contents)

 

Thank You Kindly and Happy Easter,

Mrs. Quezada

Weekly Announcements

April 10, 2017 by · Comments Off on Weekly Announcements · Announcements/Blog

Hello Third Grade Families,

Third graders did a lovely job leading the school in The Living Stations of the Cross. Thank you for sending costumes and for attending, if you were able.

We have regular weekly Mass this Wednesday. This Holy Thursday we are out of school at 12:00 pm. There is Holy Thursday Mass in the church at 7:30 pm and all Children in the choir are encouraged to attend and sing. Even if your child is not in the choir, they are welcome to join the choir this evening to add to the beautiful singing.

*Remember to have your child bring their completed care package for the Get on the Bus ministry back to school on Monday April 24th. You can find the specifics on the earlier posts/announcements.*

**In social studies we are currently studying many Native American tribes. We will write an essay about the tribes and complete activities/make crafts inspired by these tribes in class. At home, students will be responsible for choosing any tribe (from those we are studying) and making a diorama/model of the type of house they lived in. This housing model will be due on Thursday May 11th and will displayed that night at The International Dinner.

Students may choose to make a housing model of the: Kwakiutl/Tlingit (plank house/long house with totem pole), Inuit (igloo), Cheyenne (tipi), Navajo (hogan), Maidu (earth lodge), Nez Perce (longhouse OR tipi made of mats (tule) OR underground sweat lodge), Sioux (tipi), Iroquois (longhouse), or Seminole (chickee).

Housing model should be on a sturdy base because we will be moving them to display them in the gym for the International Dinner. The base should be no larger than 12″ by 12″. BUT PLEASE have model/dioramas substantial enough to be seen and displayed-NO mini houses on index cards. INCLUDE a name tag with child’s name, tribe name, and housing type. Housing can be made out of any materials. You can use nature, supplies from Michael’s, sugar cubes, or even cereal/pretzels. Please look online for examples of the different types of tribal housing. Your child can simply make a model of the house, or add small props, like people, animals, trees, crops, etc. Have fun with this!

Here are a couple examples. You’ll have to copy and paste in address bar.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/85498092900161555/

 

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/433471532871058220/

 

Weekly Assessments-Thursday April 13th

Spelling-10 Words

cross, everlasting, sacrifice, Holy Week, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Resurrection, Easter Sunday

 

Have a Blessed Easter and Peaceful Vacation,

Mrs. Quezada

Weekly Announcements

April 3, 2017 by · Comments Off on Weekly Announcements · Announcements/Blog

Happy April Third Grade Families!

I have some important reminders for you:

Please return the filled CRS Rice Bowls to school by Friday April 7th.

Please return the Care Package for the Get on the Bus ministry after Easter vacation on Monday April 24th.

This Friday April 7th The Living Stations of the Cross will be presented by the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. This prayer service will take place at 2:00 pm on the school yard. You are invited to attend. Please see below what your child should bring to school on this day to change into for the prayer service.¬† (If we get rained out on Friday, we’ll probably have to reschedule for sometime next week-stay tuned).

Riley (Jesus)-wear white T-shirt, navy or uniform short, sandals

Daniel, Chris, Justin, Landon, Anthony (Guards)-white uniform polo shirt, navy uniform shorts, and uniform shoes

Emiliano & Eddie (thieves)-old looking, ripped, or stained solid dark colored t-shirt, uniform shorts, and sandals.

Quinn (Joseph of Arimathea)-a solid colored sheet or bathrobe and sandals. I have a brighter colored sash for you to show your wealth.

Eliza (Mary)-wear a light blue or white shirt of any kind and any light color leggings. I have a light blue gown to put over your shirt and leggings and a head covering for you. Bring any sandals.

Jadelyn (Angel)-bring a white or light colored outfit (T-shirt & leggings) to wear under the white angel tunic I have for you. Bring white shoes if you have them and a halo of any kind if you can buy or make it. I have a tunic and wings.

All other third graders are part of the CROWD/MOURNERS or SIGN HOLDERS:
1 solid colored bathrobe or sheet (to drape around body) to look like a tunic. Earth or muted colors are best. But send whatever you can. DO NOT go out and buy anything special.

1 belt/rope (can be the belt from bathrobe)

1 muted/solid color pillow case or material for head covering WITH rope to tie around head
OR Girls could choose to wear a scarf or shawl over head

School shoes are FINE or students can bring flip flops or sandals

**In social studies we are currently studying many Native American tribes. We will write an essay about the tribes and complete activities/make crafts inspired by these tribes in class. At home, students will be responsible for choosing a tribe (from those we are studying) and making a diorama/model of the type of house they lived in. This housing model will be due on Thursday May 11th and will displayed at The International Dinner. In next week’s announcements I will list the tribes/housing types from which to choose and more specifics about the diorama/housing model.**

 

Weekly Assessments

Wednesday April 5th-Social Studies Chapter 6 Test

Friday April 7th

Spelling Test-10 words: hearthstones, eagerly, paddock, shuffling, fogbound, energetic, pioneer, married, believed, making

Math Test-on all nightly homework

Religion Test-Chapter 12

*We’ll be taking a break from weekly reading/vocabulary/grammar tests for awhile. We are currently doing a novel-study of Sarah Plain and Tall. Students will be graded on in-class reading/vocabulary activities and quizzes. But there is nothing to study for at home. Students just need in-class focus and participation as we work through this novel chapter by chapter together.*

 

Thank You and Have a Blessed Week,

Mrs. Quezada