Friday, October 31, 2008

Hamburger Anyone?

The 8th grade class, led by Mr. Dodd, all dressed as In N Out workers for our Halloween Carnival. Father Robert suited up (keeping his collar in place) and joined them as they won 1st Place in the group category! Way to go 8th grade. Thank you to Mr. McCollough for the very nice name tags and to our 8th grade moms for the clever idea. One day soon, the class will once again don their In N Out uniform and head unannouced to the restaurant at Herndon & Clovis for a milkshake. That will be a side splitting day I'm sure! Thank you to our School Board President, and 8th grade mom too, Mrs. Farley for assisting with the very Haunted House enjoyed by all. Have a spoooooky night everyone and we'll see you back safe on Monday.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween, almost...

It's October and that means you'll see a pumpkin or two around campus. Mr. & Mrs. Contreras dropped off a load of pumpkins, enough for each class to have one and more to decorate our Halloween Carnival. Each class will create a masterpiece using their class pumpkin, paint, and other supplies. There's no carving allowed, so classes get very creative! One class will win a prize for having the most creatively decorated pumpkin. The judging is not easy. Have fun classes & thank you Mr. and Mrs. Contreras. We love you!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Red Ribbon Week

This week we remember the importance of keeping the bodies God gave us healthy, safe, and drug free. Many activities have been planned by Student Council for us to participate in as we proudly wear our red ribbons each day. During red ribbon week each class will participate in activities that celebrate our individuality and learn about ways to encourage others to always take part in activities such as sports and clubs and keep our minds focused on goodness always. Yesterday we enjoyed rockin' to a drug free beat with Sister Monica and Ms. Padilla playing some great praise and workship songs for us during our concert to join along with. Congratulations to 4th grade for singing the most and the loudest to win a great treat!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pop Art in 5th Grade

Ms. Lucas planned a great learning activity in fifth grade last week. Students used gauze, warm water, and vaseline to form a sculpture of their hand posed in a particular position depending on how the project will be completed. For example, one student's hand is formed so it will hold a telescope after it is painted. Another student's hand is open and facing up ready to hold gold and jewels from a treasure chest. The lesson is a Social Studies integration as students have been discussing explorers. We'll definitely have to revisit 5th grade soon and see the completed projects!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Freddie the Falcon came for a visit

Freddie came to visit us at lunch recess and boy did we have fun with him! Freddie played football with some of the bigs kids (and you thought he only enjoyed hockey!) and took lots of pictures acting silly. Most, but not all, of the little kids enjoyed saying hi to Freddie and a few even tugged on his tail, sorry Freddie. Freddie was here to remind everyone to get your tickets for Friday's Season Opener at Selland Arena. Coach Washington is planning a fun Tailgate party on campus which everyone is invited to attend. There will be food, music, and lots of fun!

Game Time 7:00pm Be there to see the student that sells the most tickets go out on the ice at half time. Let's go Falcons!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall Leaves in 2nd Grade

Sister Isabel loves art! During each season Sister plans excellent activities to decorate the classroom and for the students to decorate their homes too. Fall leaves are this week's project.
The students enjoyed selecting the type of leaf they wanted and added fall colors onto a sponge, pressed them on to their paper, and there you have fall art! Of course, what art project would be complete without some writing to go with it? The students each wrote a poem about fall. Very nice!

Good Morning Mr. Sonkoly and Mr. Mars

Each morning you will see Mr. Sonkoly and Mr. Mars setting up bright orange pylons in the school parking lot getting ready for the morning traffic. We are very blessed to have our two dads making sure our children are safe until the 8:00am bell rings, and the gates are unlocked welcoming the kids in for another great day of school! Thank you dads!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A new school year has begun!

We are half way throught the 1st Trimester of school and I thought I should start blogging. There are so many wonderful things I see happening throughout the school day, that parents and our parish community never get to see, that I thought this would be a great way for me to share. As you know, I love taking pictures and have lots each week. I will start sharing some of them here! So tune in and visit often. This is going to be a great year at OLPH School--