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

The countdown has begun… 20 days

Dear Families,

I am hoping that everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving with their families and friends.

We are on the countdown-only 4 more weeks until Christmas and we have much to accomplish.

We continue reading our novel Hatchet.  Our vocabulary Qwest #2 will be on December 6th.

In Religion, the stories about their birth are due Wednesday.

Their Science quiz will be on Friday.

Our Christmas giving project information will go home in the Eagle Express.  We will be supporting Youth on Their Own which is an organization that helps homeless teens get through high school.  We are asking for gift cards from certain stores (the list will be on the Wednesday flyer).  So if you are out and can pick up a gift card, it will help make a teen’s Christmas special.  It can be any denomination.  We are looking for 100% participation for this organization that does so many wonderful things to help these teens.

The Chapter 6 Social Studies test is tomorrow.

And finally, in Math, we continue looking at fractions and all we can do with them.


There will be a short science quiz on Friday, November 30 over shadows and our Earth’s rotation.  Students will have a review on Wednesday.



Goodnight Moon…..Our journey to the moon is complete and now we are moving on to our next investigation:

5th Graders will be exploring our solar system when we return from Thanksgiving break.  They will classify planets by their various properties and be able to record and display the organization of the solar system graphically.   We will then move on to learning about some of the 88 constellations.


Happy Thanksgiving

Have a Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Families,

This is a heartfelt thank you for all of the donated canned goods and money for the Food Bank and for the church’s pantry.  It is so important that the students feel a part of this opportunity to help others.  There was a total of over 6,000 cans and dollars collected.  This should go a long way in helping others who are not as fortunate.  Thank you again!

The 5th Grade Goal was 440 cans and we went above and beyond collecting 662 cans!

In the Monday morning assembly, we all had an opportunity to give thanks. Samia read: “Ms. Hayward’s class is thankful for our health and safety and that we live in Tucson where we are away from many natural disasters like tornadoes, mudslides, hurricanes, and more. We are thankful for all who love and look after us.”

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Ms. Hayward

Reminders! We still need cans! Hoping for 100% PARTICIPATION!

Dear Families:

I know everyone is so busy this time of year.  I just wanted to give you a heads-up on a couple of dates to keep in mind.

  1.  Thank you to everyone who has so generously donated to our canned food drive for the Food Bank and the church’s pantry.  Our goal was 100% participation, and we are almost there!  The last day to bring in either canned goods or money is Monday.
  2. Our Qwest #1 vocabulary test for Hatchet will be on Tuesday, November 20.  Students have made their vocabulary flash cards and should have been studying.
  3. Our Social Studies Chapter 6 test will be November 27.  We have definitions for the vocabulary, Chapter Review questions answered, and have read all of the chapter.  Students should be reviewing all of this plus their Practice Books.
  4. There will not be a Spelling unit next week as it is such a short week.

Thank you for all you do!


Social Studies Chapter 5 test is tomorrow.

Math Test Chapter 3 is Thursday.

If your child is going to be absent Friday 11/9 or Monday 11/19 or Tuesday 11/20 PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL ASAP so I can plan accordingly.

Our canned food drive started today and will run until Monday, November 19.  Any canned or dry goods or money will be gladly accepted.

Friday is Field Day.  Field Day t-shirts will go home on  Thursday.

We will finish by 11:45am that day.

No Lunch but there is Aftercare.

Also, the first trimester ends on Friday.

Amazing Chapel!

So proud to be part of this community. I hope your children share many things about today’s chapel. Senora Van Straalen again did an amazing group! It was a FULL house!