Fourth Grade

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The school year has flown by and we are in the home-stretch! First and foremost we would like to thank all the Grown-Ups for the support given to the students throughout this school year. We all know it takes a strong team to stand behind every student, as we could not have done this without the consistent Grown-Ups at home who push our students to be better every day.

Although we only have less than 8 weeks left of school, we still need to stay focused and put in our best work! Some students will be taking the NYSESLAT – from May 9th – 13th . In addition, on May 23- 27th , fourth grade students will be sitting for the New York State Science test.

Finally, we want to encourage all students and families to consistently complete homework as that is still a very important factor. Through homework, teachers can continue to academically support all students and students get to practice their skills learned.

Communication is important to us. We are available through classdojo or at the emails provided below.


Mrs. Rose-Lantigua, Ms. Lugo, and Ms. Valdes

Rigorous Instruction

Instruction is customized, inclusive, motivating, and aligned to the Common Core. High standards are set in every classroom. Students are actively engaged in ambitious intellectual activity and developing critical thinking skills.

Units of Study:

ELA – Reading Nonfiction Text and deciphering the meaning of unknown words

Math – Generating and Analyzing patterns (Topic 14)

Understanding Lines, Angles, Shapes and Angle Measurement (Topic 15-16)

Science – Hands on experiments and reviewing content for the New York State Test

Supportive Environment

The school establishes a classroom and school culture where students feel safe, supported, and challenged by their teachers and peers.

Our focus this month is to help the children develop a learning mindset of seeking challenges through the following key messages:

Having a growth mindset means taking risks, trying new things, and not being afraid to fail (or look silly in front of new friends)

Do not give up when something is challenging—challenges are a part of learning.

Strong Family-Community Ties & Collaborative Teachers

School leadership brings resources from the community into the school building by welcoming, encouraging, and developing partnerships with families, businesses, and community-based organizations.

Parent Workshops

Date: May 17th ( Tuesday)

Time: 8AM

Topic: Supporting your child and preparing for the New York Science State Test

Location: Virtual Meeting on

Meeting Nickname: 4thGradeParents

Teachers Contact Information

Teacher: Mrs. Rose-Lantigua Email:

Teacher: Mrs. Lugo-Lisath Email:

Teacher: Ms. Valdes Email:

Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.