Saturday, May 9, 2009
Our 6th grade class recently spent one week in Oakhurst at Calvin Crest learning & living among friends old and new. Coach Washington along with parent chaperones shared many activities in the beautiful mountain environment, one of which was a 3 mile hike which coach did twice a day! The kids enjoyed zooming down the zip line, singing silly songs, competing (and winning) in a quiz show and even camp food. Father Robert & I along Mrs. Madrigal and Mrs. Friesen visited camp on Wednesday and shared in Mass along with another diocesan school also at camp, MIQ. The week ended with cleanup and packup of cabins and the 45 minute trek back to campus. We thank our parent chaperones for "roughing it" with the kids for the week and of course, our well mannered and enthusiastic group of 6th graders. You're awesome!
On Friday we began our day with Mass and rosary. It was a special day because many grandparents, aunts, uncles, and special friends joined us. Our VIP's were treated to donuts and juice provided by our Parent Club and served by our great 6th grade helpers: Nicole, Laura, Mazie, & Katie. Each classroom was abuzz with activity as teachers invited VIP's to participate in an activity with the students and share the work they have accomplished this school year. A delicious baked potato lunch was organized by Ms. Chavez & Mrs. Savino and served by our Kindergarten moms. During recess, our 2nd grade Filipino students performed a dance, simply outstanding! A great day was had by all and we thank our VIP's for sharing in the joy we experience each week with a fun, energetic, and very loving group of kids.