Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Turkey Banners

Our 4th graders have been busy this month working on November projects, this turkey banner is just one of the projects Ms. Garcia planned for her students. After creating the banners they were hung proudly in the classroom for all visitors to see and for the class to admire. On Thursday, students will enjoy a Thanksgiving feast at the hall making sure to use all of the etiquette rules they have been practicing in class. They will welcome their families to join them and perform a short poem for them entitled, Wishbone. Happy Thanksgiving 4th grade!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

This is a great week to buy a BOOK!

The Book Fair is here and we are excited to shop for some great literature, a cookbook, poster, pencil, or even a Hannah Montana microphone...okay, so mom says, "Choose an accelerated reader book so you can earn some points." Just ask any of our knowledgeable and friendly parent book fair helpers and they will point you in the right direction. Don't forget to enter your name into the box next to the cash register to help your class and your teacher win prizes! Book Fair closes at noon on Friday. Happy shopping--

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Flowers for our Parish

Today a group of 7th & 8th grade students planted Mexican Hyssopofolia flowers underneath the outside cross at the church. The once bare beds will soon have lilac blooms thanks to our great gardeners.

How may we help you?

If you've ever visited our school office you have met Mrs. Robertson and Mrs. Nash. They are two of the friendliest and most helpful people you will ever meet. Each day they mend booboo's, answer lots of questions, make sure kids have their lunches and messages from mom & dad, make sure our bills get paid and tuition is posted, and so much more! Always willing to help and always with a smile on their face they brighten our school office and make sure each day is a great one. Recently they had the opportunity to attend an inservice given by the Office of Education. They enjoyed the day, especially the talk by Sister Kathleen titled, "Front Line Hospitality for Schools." We appreciate them and love them and they love us too!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Friday Mass

Each Friday a different class or group prepares the liturgy and music. This week our Student Council prepared a wonderful liturgy filled with inspirational songs. In this picture you won't see the president. He must be off doing presidential duties while the VP, & commisioners of Religion, Spirit, and Ecology pose for a quick picture after mass. Also after mass, I take a few moments to talk to the K-8 kids briefly, summarizing the week's events or sharing some words of wisdom, always guided by the holy spirit! This week I reminded them of the amazing week that has made them a part of history: Mr. Barak Obama will be our first black president in January 2009. I shared with them that Pope Benedict called Mr. Obama this week to let him know he has faith in him to lead us into peace and unity. Along with Pope Benedict XVI we should continue to pray each day for Mr. Obama and his family. God Bless the USA!

Celebrate the Saints

Our 3rd grade class each "dressed" their chosen saint, read about the life of the saint and now we have their creative work adorning our office bulletin board. All Saints Day is celebrated on November 1 each year and on this day we celebrate all saints known and unknown. In our Catholic faith we have many saints that are kind of like unsung heroes. They have either been forgotten or never specifically honored. On All Saints Day we celebrate these saints of the Lord and ask for their prayers and intercessions. Did you know that there are thousands of canonized saints? They have been officially recognized by the Roman Catholic church as having a miracle associated with their life & their life has been scrutinized and found to be a truly holy one. Think about what you will do today to immitate the saints and bring yourself closer to Christ.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Apple Turkeys

Every Tuesday during Electives, eight junior high girls and boys (young men and women) anxiously await the lesson of the day. Teaching the Cooking Elective is one of my great joys each week. I love to cook, and sharing this life skill with eager students is a thrill. This trimester we have made: omelets, california rolls, enchiladas, pancakes, and chocolate chip cookies. This group is talented and most do some cooking at home for their families each week. Today we made Apple & Froot Loop turkeys. Do you see the resemblance? Okay, so today's lesson wasn't the most Food Network Challenge type of cooking, but it was fun!