Grade 4 News

Dear Parents of Incoming 2017-2018 Fourth-Grade Students,

Please see Important Links' section towards the bottom of this page for the supply list, and summer reading and math work.  I will be sending home Reflex Math Login Information sheets on Tuesday, June 13.  Students will receive usernames, their class name, and passwords. Parents will receive an informative handout about this program and instructions on how to set up a free Reflex Parent Reporting Account to monitor and support your child's progress in math fact fluency. 

I hope you have a wonderful summer, and I look forward to meeting all of you in August!


Mrs.  Hayes

The uniform policy will be strictly enforced this year. Please refer to the OLV School Handbook for appropriate dress code and uniform attire.  Please note socks and shoes are part of the OLV uniform!  Sneakers are only allowed to be worn with gym uniforms or shorts!  Shoes should be worn with the school uniform.  Girls are not allowed to wear nail polish to school. 

Lunch envelopes go home on Wednesdays for the upcoming week.  Lunch money and the envelopes need to be returned on Friday mornings in order to secure lunches for the next week. 

The school day begins at 8:40 a.m.; students arriving after this time will be marked tardy.  Academic classes start promptly after attendance is taken so it is very important that students get to school on time.  Children will be dismissed from the building at 2:50 p.m.; they will line up in the same area they do in the morning before entering school for the day.  They will not be allowed to cross the parking lot by themselves.  Parents should wait for their child to be dismissed by the classroom teacher in the tarred area between the playground fence and basketball hoop.  At 3:00 p.m., bus riders will be dismissed to the teacher on bus duty that day; other children will be sent to After School Care where they will be charged a fee.

Parent volunteers and chaperones must have a current CORI form on file in the office and attend a one-time 2hr. Safe Environment Training program.  Please contact Ms. Anderson in the OLV office for further details.  The CORI form can be found underneath "Resources" on the OLV webpage.  All volunteers within the school or chaperoning must now be fingerprinted as well!  IdentoGo Centers are operated by MorphoTrust USA.  Please refer to the following website .  There is a center in Milford, MA. The 8 digit organizational code for the Worcester Diocese is 40000500.  You'll need this code to schedule your appointment for fingerprinting! 

  Each student will be sent home with the class activation code and information on how to place book orders online via Scholastic Book Clubs. 

On the first day of school, students will receive their usernames and passwords for Pearson online textbooks on a handout in their homework folders.  * Please see sidebar on this page labeled "Textbooks."  When using Pearson Success Net, be sure to turn off your pop-up blocker program.  SuccessNet uses pop-ups so your computer must allow them.  Turn off Pop-Up Blocker from the Tools Menu in your browser.

Parents, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me through the school's e mail or by sending a note to school with your child.  I will contact you as soon as possible.  I look forward to not only teaching your children but learning from them as well!


Sharon Hayes


     Monday:  gym with Coach Burke;  computers with Ms. Didzbalis
    Tuesday:  "values" with Mrs. Bombara 
    Wednesday:  music with Mrs. Rett & art with Mrs. Taraziak
    Thursday:  Recorder with Mrs. Rett
    Fourth graders have Spanish with Mrs. Lynch on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    Please see "Important Links" at the bottom of this page for Grade 4 Weekly Spelling Words!

    Textbooks online: Click on the link for textbooks on this page's sidebar, log in with the user name and password in your child's take home folder, and you should be able to access the Math, Reading, and Social Studies textbooks!

    Nancy Larson Science is  online.  The website is included with the links at the bottom left side of this page.  


    Please see the sidebar entitled "For Mrs. Hayes's Students" for information on individual weekly subject matter!  Check this site each week!


    Important Dates

    Sun., Aug. 27 = Picnic in the parking lot from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

    Mon. Aug. 28 = First day of school; welcome back!  Mass at 9:30 a.m. 

    *Reminder:  There are no buses or hot lunches the first week of school 8/28 - 8/31!

    Friday, Sept. 1 = No school

    Mon., Sept. 4 = No school

    Thurs. Sept. 7 = Parent Guild meeting at 7:00 p.m.

    Tues. Sept 19 = Band Information Meeting at 2:00 p.m.

    Thurs. Sept. 21 = Picture Day & Know Your School Night at 6:00 p.m.

    Wed., Sept. 27 = Mass at 9:30 a.m


    The following items are always needed throughout the school year:


    Disinfecting Wipes

    Paper Towels 

    Large ziploc bags 

    Expo Dry Erase Markers

    Teacher's Wish List:

    Important Links


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