Parents of current 6th & 7th graders are needed to help lead Jr. High Eagle Blast efforts on Wednesday, August 17 from 8am-2pm. Parents will guide/oversee small groups as they rotate through various team-building and self-reflection activities led by other adults. If available and interested, please contact school counselor, Ms. Probus.
While a few of our Summer PEP classes will be cancelled due to low enrollment, many still have openings. If your child is interested in any of the below classes, please contact the appropriate teacher to learn more or register.
Wild Kratts Summer Club for Incoming K-2 w/ Ms. Erin Ledene
Lego Building for Incoming 1-8 w/ Mrs. D.Dee Hill
Cupcake Decorating for Incoming 1-8 w/ Mrs. D.Dee Hill
On July 23-24, Student Council will host Used Uniform Sales in the cafeteria after Masses on Saturday evening (6-7pm) and Sunday morning (9:30-11am & 12-1pm). The sale will also be open on Monday, July 25 from 11am-1pm during the first day of Summer PEP classes.
Families may sell items or donate items to Student Council for them to sell as a fundraising effort. Donations will be accepted at the school cafeteria during the sales' set-up on Satuday, July 23 from 2-4pm.
7th grade students are completing their unit on Poetry. Students are learning various types of poetry from simple to complex, Tanka to Sonnet. With parental permission, students have created a poetry blog (kidblog) and have specific criteria with which they will “blog”. With the project, students have really been energized and engaged. They also learned about a newer, more modern form of poetry, blackout poetry. Students read, discussedand analyzed poetry while also drafting, revising, blogging, etc. with various forms of poetry. At the end of the unit, they also hosted a Poetry Slam to share their work!
3rd Grade Participates in Jr. Achievement Economics Activities
All third grade classes participated in Junior Achievement this morning to culminate an economic unit in social studies. Students created their own cities, learned how to pay for goods and services, and created their own businesses. Great Job students!
3rd Grade Welcomes Guest Speakers for World Cultures Unit
Third grade is studying world cultures in social studies this month. Students are discussing the different elements of culture and what makes various cultures unique. One of our student's parents, Mrs. Diniz, presented on Indian culture and told us her immigration story recently as part of the unit.
On Tuesday, May 3, students in Pre-K through 8th grade participated in a variety of Derby activities, all funded by the Student Council's fundraising efforts throughout the year.
The day started with our Petasus Parade, during which Kindergarteners display hats they have created while also wearing formerly-used jockey silks from various race tracks. Fourth grade students also participate in this parade with their pets (the PETasus parade part of the day). Students walk with their pets, some of which are dressed in various Oaks lillies and Derby roses.
Throughout the day, classes visit various portions of our Chow Wagon. Ms. Probus, our school counselor, serves as our DJ playing a variety of musical tunes for students to dance to and enjoy outside. Third grade sells lemonade to support their mission, the St. Joseph's Children's Home. Parent volunteers serve Snow Cones, paid for by Student Council. Students and teachers also enjoy lunch outside around our campus. Finally, students enjoy time in bounce houses or an obstacle course.
Thank you to all of our parents that helped serve Snow Cones and brought pets to school. Thank you also to all of our Student Council members who worked to hard to make Derby Day a success and pay for the day's activities.
Recalling what Pope Francis wrote in Laudato Si- to care for our environment, Student Council will host a used and broken school supply drive the last week of school. Student Council is collecting used and broken crayons, mechanical pencils, pens and their caps, highlighters and their lids, markers and their lids, and Sharpie permanent markers and their lids. Crayons will be made into new crayons and given to children in hospitals through the Crayon Initiative. The other items will be recycled and made into park benches, flower pots, and garbage cans in collaboration with Terra Cycle.
Please clean out your children's supplies once they come home, as well as your drawers and cabinets at home. Donations will be accepted From May 16th through 3pm on Wednesday, May 26th in the school office (sorted by item type). All items will be shipped at 9am Wednesday, 5/26 so late donations will NOT be accepted.
Student Council will be paying for the shipment of these items. If you'd like to make a donation to help with these costs, please contact Mrs. Davenport.
3rd Graders Prepare to Host Lemonade Stand for St. Joseph's Children's Home
Each year, our third grade students study economics in their social studies class while also reading The Lemonade War in reading classes. The book talks about students making money via lemonade stands. They have marketing strategies and discuss product quality to increase their sales.
Our third grade students use the lesson they've learned in reading and social studies to host a lemonade stand during Student Council's Derby Day events. This year, these events will all occur on Tuesday, May 3. Parents, grandparents, and guests are invited to visit students at their "Chow Wagon" lunches outside in the parking lot and grass area by the gym. While there, we encourage you to bring money and buy cups of lemonade from our 3rd graders. Each cup is 50 cents and all money raised supports their mission, St. Joseph's Children's Home.
5th Graders Complete Mission Work at Masonic Home with Final Performance
All year, our fifth grade students have visited residents of the Masonic Home Retirement Community, Nursing Home, and Assisted Living facilities. Students visit each month to make a craft, visit the residents, and share gifts with them. This month, the entire grade went to perform a variety of songs. Students sang, played the piano, played the recorder, and played the xylophone. The students did a wonderful job this year with all of their service, and the residents especially enjoyed this final visit where the students performed 8 different songs!