8-401 Fourth Grade

Mrs. Follese′

Fourth Grade Room 401

Mrs. Follesé’s Class 

Hi Families of 401,

Thank you for signing up for conferences! I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, February 13th!

We will have a class Valentine party on Tuesday, February 13th. Children are able to bring in a small extra snack and a water or juice drink for our party. Students may also bring a box or bag to collect their Valentines in. I encouraged them to be creative and have fun when creating one! 🙂 Valentines may be brought in for their classmates but we ask that there be one for EVERY student in the class. A class list of names was sent home in the Thursday envelopes previously. Email me if you need another copy.

Please sell and return raffle tickets ASAP! We need them all accounted for. We appreciate the support for our school!

We are researching our topic for Academic/STEM Fair which will take place on April 10th. A bright orange packet with all the details has been sent home. Please let me know if you have any questions! Most of our friends have already chosen their research topic. If your child has not submitted theirs yet, please do so THIS WEEK. We have a unique opportunity to send 3 students to the “Big Bang Catholic Schools STEM Fair” at Holy Family High School on April 21st. Students who would like to be considered for this STEM fair must do a project related to science, technology, engineering, or math.

Cold weather items need to be brought each day for recess!  Coats, snow pants, boots, hats, and mittens are needed every day for recess.  Please remind your son/daughter to bring these items. This is MINNESOTA!  You never know what the weather will be each day!

As always, please take the time each night to review the assignments in the assignment notebook (and the webpage weekly) with your child. They must keep organized or it will be hard to stay up to date with assignments. Thank you for your support and encouragement as we guide our students toward success and responsibility.

Thank you for your support! God Bless.
Mrs. Follesé

As always… see below for information on Epiphany’s Raffle!

Catholic United Financial School Raffle

Ticket Sales Start January 12th!

Epiphany is excited to be chosen for the 4th year to participate in the Catholic Schools Raffle, sponsored by Catholic United Financial! All raffle prizes and materials are provided by Catholic United Financial so 100% of the money raised from each $5 ticket sold stays at Epiphany!!


This year our goal is $30,000 which will be used to do the following:

1) Purchase new cafeteria trays

2) Purchase a Google Chromebook Cart and 30 Chromebooks for our Middle School

3) Purchase an iPad Cart and 30 new iPads for our K-5 students

4) Any additional funds will be used to help with the playground relocation and renovation

What You Need to Know

10 Tickets will be sent home with every student, next Thursday January 11th. Students can start selling tickets Friday January 12th. All tickets need to be tracked and accounted for, so please acknowledge receipt of each student’s tickets by returning the acknowledgement slip(s) that you’ll receive with the tickets no later than Thursday January 18th. This will help us to know that the students brought the tickets home. All tickets must be returned to Catholic United Financial, sold and unsold to comply with raffle rules. They should not be discarded – please just return them school if you are unable to sell. Additional tickets can be requested at the school office or by emailing schoolfundraising@epiphanymn.org.


General Raffle Information


Checks should be made out to “Epiphany School” – 100% of the $5 stays with our school! There are many opportunities available to sell tickets after Mass – go towww.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0945ABAA22AAF94-catholic2 to sign up to sell today! All tickets sold by student volunteers will count towards the rewards. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions, please contact schoolfundraising@epiphanymn.org. Visit the School Raffle webpage www.epiphanyschoolmn.org/raffle for more information.

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Hello 4th Grade families! My name is Miss Christine Bauer and I’m so excited to begin this new adventure with you at Epiphany Catholic School! I’m 27 years old and this will be my 5th year of teaching.. I began my teaching career in a 2nd grade classroom and then taught 1st Grade for the past three years. I’ve recently moved to Minnesota from the state of Delaware which has been a huge adjustment, but I’m loving being here with everyone! Going into this school year comes such joy knowing that I get to share in your child’s 4th grade year with them! We have lots of fun things planned and I can’t wait to begin!

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

God bless!
Miss Christine Bauer

Week of February 12th – 16th, 2018

  • Religion: We are learning about “A King for God’s People” (Chapter 12). We are learning about Samuel, Saul, Passover, and the Ark of the Covenant. We will also be learning about Lent and Ash Wednesday including the meaning of this liturgical season and how we can prepare our hearts. Please join us for Ash Wednesday mass on Wednesday, February 14th! We will also be having a small in-class Valentine’s day party on Tuesday, Feb 13th. Please see our classroom homepage for more details as to what the students may bring to celebrate!!
    • Assignments:
      • Valentines for Valentines day party – please include one for EVERY student (Tues. 2/13)
      • Please check with your child if any of their classwork needs to be completed as homework.
  • Reading/Language Arts: This week we will be beginning our next novel study of “Stone Fox” and enhancing our reading by completing a comprehension packet including questions for each chapter. Small quizzes may be given after each chapter. Students may have homework each night from this packet. Please remind your child to bring this home from school and back TO school each day. It is important for them to have this on hand. Be sure to ask them about it next week! It’s a fantastic book! Has your child been reading each night? Remember reading is key to academic success!  Please support them in their independent reading time. Thank you! The goal for this month is 3 good fit books.
    • Assignments: Page assignments may change throughout the week. Please see your child’s agenda book for specific page assignments.
      • “Stone Fox” Packet (due Fri. 2/23)
      • “Stone Fox” story test (Wed 2/21) *This may change if it seems more time is needed to study. Children will be notified if this is the case.*
  • Spelling:  We are learning words related to “Stone Fox”. These will be given on Monday, 2/12. They are difficult words so please help your child study for our test. They are also working on GET TO 50 activities for spelling practice. Their chosen GET TO 50 activities will be due on Wednesday, 2/21. You can always check out our 4th grade website: http://www.spellingcity.com/users/spaige for practice with our upcoming words or to review words we’ve learned in the past!
    • Assignments:
      • “Stone Fox” Spelling test (Wed. 2/21). Words will be assigned Monday, 2/12.
      • “Get to 50” assignments (due Wed. 2/21)
  • Math: We are continuing through Chapter 12 focusing on Division. Thank you for your support at home with your child while they are learning this challenging concept! We still need some practice at times. Please continue to practice memorization of multiplication and division facts at home as these can only strengthen their learning. We are practicing these every day in school as well. Extra credit pages for this chapter are WB pgs 150-151. I encourage all of our kiddos to complete the extra credit!! Also, be sure to have your child log in to their IXL account regularly. There are many fun activities on this site to help with fact practice! Your child’s log in information should be in their assignment notebook.
    • Assignments:
      • See your child’s assignment notebook each evening for classwork that may need to be completed as homework.
      • WB pg 150-151 (due Thurs. 2/22) – EXTRA CREDIT!!! 🙂
  • Science:  We are focusing on Geography at this time. A new chapter will begin soon!
    • Assignments:
      • None at this time.
  • History/Geography: We are working on our Map Skills book. This week we will learn about the in-between directions on a map, identifying countries, and identifying features on a map.
    • Assignments:
      • Please see your child’s assignment notebook for any incomplete classwork that may need completed as homework.

Please watch for a class schedule to follow at the beginning of school.

Room 401
St. Mary Magdalene
Email: cbauer@epiphanymn.org


  1. ChristineFollese : February 9, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Updated for the week of 2/12

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