Happy New Year 2021!

Happy New Year 2021! I hope this email finds you rested, relaxed, and refreshed.

***For Friday science it would be helpful to have 2 rubber bands or hair ties and the use of a stapler.

This week in academics

Religion: One Word: Students will reflect upon and choose one word to focus on for the year

Math: We will review and continue exploration of multiplication CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NBT.B.5: and begin our work with division CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NBT.B.6

Reading Informational Text CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.5  Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text

Writing: Informational Report

Science: Do masks really work? (yes they do)


Week of December 14


The third week of advent brings us JOY!As a class we will be celebrating the joy of Jesus’ birth with many Christmas themed, curriculum-based activities.


MON 12/14 — Holiday Head Wear (hat, glasses, etc)

TUE 12/15 — Winter Sports Dress up (sports jersey)

WED 12/16 — Cozy Day

THUR 12/17 — Ugly Sweater

FRI 12/8 — Decorate yourself in your favorite Christmas Cheer

This Advent, St. John School continues to collect donations for the charity Unbound. St. John School’s monthly contribution goes toward basic needs such as nutrition, healthcare and an education for our sponsor students. Meet our Unbound friends: https://youtu.be/bLYCReYTZHc

Ways to donate:

Bring a donation to class (PK-2)

Drop off your donation when picking up hot lunch- or when you stop by to see us on Monday 12:30-1:30

Give online- new updated link!:https://st-johnschool.org/unbound/

Unbound – St. John School Website

One of the ways our students live out the school mission of acting for the common good is by supporting a global “classmate” through Unbound. Dear to Father Crispin’s heart, Unbound works with impoverished families to empower them to become self-sufficient and fulfill their desired potential. At St. John School, each grade sponsors a student, … Continue Reading »


December 7


I hope you and your family enjoyed time outside this week. This is one of the many reasons I love living in the Pacific Northwest.

Please read the following about St. John School Advent Project: Unbound

In 2019, St. John School made a commitment to sponsor 10 children through the organization, Unbound. Our monthly contribution goes toward basic needs such as nutrition, healthcare and an education. Meet our Unbound friends: https://youtu.be/bLYCReYTZHc


This Advent, please consider making a donation toward Unbound.


St. John School Elf College

Join St. John School’s Elf-in-Training Program today! The “course-load” includes four kindness activities and a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) challenge. Upon completion, students will graduate Elf College earning a special graduation gift!

Cost: $15 (all proceeds go toward Unbound)

Sign up here: https://st-johnschool.org/elf-college-enrollment-form/?mc_cid=9c3a8d85c0&mc_eid=295a1fc65f


Curriculum for the week

Religion: Focus will be on Advent

Mass on Tuesday to celebrate the Immaculate Conception of Mary. I will live stream it through Zoom during class on Tuesday as it is at 10:30. You always have the option to celebrate this feast day with family members by joining the live Facebook stream through the parish.

Math: Common Core Standard 4.NBT.5: Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models


Reading: Students will be given a variety of options to respond to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe during class time.


Writing: Students will continue to write Christmas short stories and will have a chance to write a candy cane legend.


Science: Engineering and Design: This week The Candy Cane Experiment


And many more Christmas themed activities.


Happy Thanksgiving

“I believe that appreciation is a holy thing–that when we look for what’s best in a person we happen to be with at the moment,we’re doing what God does all the time. So, in loving and appreciating our neighbor, we’re participating in something sacred.” Fred Rogers



Tuesday, November 24 the students are invited to join us in our Zoom room for the all-school Virtual Mass. Note the day and time change. If your student would like to join your family for mass it will belive-streamedfrom the St. John Parish FB page, 1pm. Students are dismissed after mass for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

  • Wednesday, November 25School not in Session, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Thursday, November 26, Happy Thanksgiving!
    • Thanksgiving Day Mass,live-streamedfrom the St. John Parish FB page, 10:30am
  • Friday, November 26School not in Session, Thanksgiving Holiday