Last Days of 2018 for 5th Grade

The first half of the school year has gone so quickly! Your amazing students are half way to becoming Middle Schoolers!

Tomorrow is Las Posadas, the last event before the holiday break.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  The event will begin around 1:40 pm.   Students are dismissed after the service.

Have a happy and safe holiday season!

A few more pictures from 2018!

12/17… busy last 5 days of 2018!

Dear Families,

Thank you so much for your generosity for Youth on Their Own.  Between the 4th and 5th grades, we are able to take them about 70-75 gift cards.  I am sure they will be so thankful and pleased.  Thank you for encouraging your child to participate.

Tomorrow is the Chapter 7 Social Studies test.  Ms. Garcia sees a notable difference in the study skills of the class.  She is hoping that this test will be further proof that they are finding the right individual way to prepare for a test.

Friday is a very busy day.  We have the Geography Bee first thing in the morning.  We will have a Mexican lunch provided for all students in celebration of Las Posadas.  The Las Posadas procession will begin at 1:40 with Lessons and Carols following it.  The ceremony is usually over about 3:00.  If parents are present, I will release kids a little early.  If they are not present I will keep them in the classroom until the usual dismissal time.  There will be no aftercare on Friday.

Thank you for all that you do.

12/10 Weekly news

Dear Families:

Many thanks to all of you who have generously given gift cards for Youth on Their Own as well as those of you who sent in eggs for our Casa Maria program.  The Youth on Their Own program will continue until Monday, December 17.  You are all appreciated very much.  We talked about how important it is to make a difference in other people’s lives.  Thank you so much for your participation in this important lesson.

With St. Nicholas Day out of the way (such a great performance!), we will still have a very busy week.  Mrs. Scovil, the Museum of Art docent, will be in tomorrow to work again with the kids.  Everyone enjoys her lessons and the project they will be doing with her.

On Thursday we will be having our last vocabulary test (10 words) and an assessment on Hatchet.  We will not be starting another novel study until after Christmas.

On Friday we are looking forward to our Virgin of Guadalupe chapel.  This is another beautiful story, and we always enjoy this chapel.

Thank you again!


December News

Dear Families,

Thank you to those who have already sent in gift cards for the Youth on Their Own program.  It will be very much appreciated. Our holiday giving program ends on 12/17.

Congratulations to Tennyson Ochoa, Preston Miller, Oliver Lewis, and Valerie Norman.  They were our Soar with the Eagles winners this month and will have a pizza lunch with Mr. Sullivan tomorrow.  Eagles slips are given for various things including helping out or “going that extra mile” for teachers or other students.

I know it is a busy time of year, but once a year each grade is asked to bring in peeled, hard-boiled eggs for Casa Maria and 5th Grade has December 7th.  Casa Maria is a local organization that feeds the needy.  The parishioners here make egg salad sandwiches for Casa Maria to distribute.  Included in the brown bag lunch are two sandwiches, a piece of fruit, and a cookie.  We are asking each fifth-grade student to bring in one dozen eggs by Friday so that these sandwiches can be made on Friday evening.

On Thursday we will be having our 2nd vocabulary test for Hatchet.  They will have one more vocabulary and assessment test when we are finished with our book. This is on December 13th.  

Friday is our St. Nicholas Program at 2 pm for Grades 1 – 5.  Students have been working hard for this performance, and it should be another amazing show. Everyone is dismissed immediately after the program.

Thank you for your generosity in supporting all of our charitable community programs.  It sends such an important message to our students that each of us can help in some small way.

Ms. Hayward