Jennifer Neafcy
Jennifer Neafcy
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Mrs. Neafcy’s Newsletter

January 30, 2018

What are we learning this week?

Religion – Jesus Calms a storm

Literacy – the book The Best Bug Parade, writing a how-to report

Word Work – short u; sight words: up, is, little, as

Math – counting by 5s and 10s, tally marks

Science – finishing up weather – beginning animals

Social Studies –solving problems

Second Step – handling waiting


Upcoming Events

  • Friday, February 2 – Free Dress
  • Wednesday, February 7 – PTH Meeting
  • Thursday, February 8 – LEST Dress – Age Swap (dress like an age different from your age)
  • Friday, February 9 – LEST Dress – Wacky Tacky Day
  • Monday, February 12 – LEST Dress – Pajama Day
  • Tuesday, February 13 – LEST Dress – Backwards Day (wear your clothes backwards)
  • Tuesday, February 13 – Valentine’s Day Party
  • Wednesday, February 14 – LEST Dress – Blue and Gold Spirit Day
  • Wednesday, February 14 – Noon Dismissal
  • Thursday-Tuesday, February 15-20 – No School – LEST/Midwinter Break

Thank you for your donations to our Good Neighbor Baskets for Lutheran Schools Week last week. We were able to deliver them to Holy Rosary and West Seattle Christian Church. Both places were very happy to receive the treats!

Since returning from Christmas break, we have been focusing on short vowel sounds. This week we are working on the short u sound. The children have been doing a great job blending together words that follow the CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) pattern. Beginning next week for three weeks we will focus on the long vowel sounds, especially with the vowel-consonant-silent e pattern. In class we call these words “bossy e” words. The silent e doesn’t say anything, but it is telling the other vowel to say its name. As you are reading with your child and you come across any of these types of words, it is a great opportunity to help your child blend the words together.

Valentine’s Day Party – Because we have a noon dismissal and pep rally on February 14, the Valentine’s Day party will be scheduled for February 13 around 2:00. Children will be able to bring valentines for their classmates. Attached is a list of the children in our class for valentines.

Spirit Week/LEST – The 5th-8th graders will be competing at the Lutheran Elementary School Tournament in Portland February 15-17. Lutheran Schools from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska are invited to compete. To send off our middle school students, Spirit Week will begin on Thursday, February 8. There will be a different dress-up day each day until February 14. The dress-up days are listed below in the upcoming events. If your child chooses not to participate in the dress-up days, then school uniforms will need to be worn. We will also have a pep rally at 11:00 am on February 14. School will dismiss at noon that day. There will be no school from February 15-20. ESC will be available the afternoon of February 14 and on February 15-16.

In Christ,

Jennifer Neafcy



Greater Things – Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. John 14:12

Mrs. Jennifer Neafcy             Email address:
Hope Lutheran School
4456 42nd Ave SW