April 1 – 5

Welcome back to school everyone!  I hope everyone had a blessed, relaxing, and safe spring break!

As we are well into our 3rd trimester, and things have settled down a bit, I realized that I did not post a congratulations to our Honor Roll recipients from 2nd trimester!  My sincere apologies! The following students were recipients of either Highest or First Honor Roll in 2nd trimester!  Congratulations!

Honor Roll

Sophie Abar, Mia Ahern, Mary Beacom, Addi Beals, Caroline Daugherty, Izzy Davies, Toby DeWolfe, Riley Edington, Caden Garrison, Joey Gleason, Grant Gross, John Paul Gunter, Sam Hartman, Joseph Haubert, Jack Heitmann, Nathan Jackson, April Johnston, Emma Kerschen, Ava Lindberg, Colin Manion, Jack Manthey, Aiden McSwain, Evan Michalik, Logan Myers, Zoe Nunley, Lainey Phillips, Brooke Reynolds, Jane Roth, Kevin Solichien, and Riley Widner.

 

 Reminders for the week:

Wednesday, April 3rd – Used Uniform Sale

Thursday, April 4th – Lions for Life

Friday, April 5th – Young Voices performance (8:30 a.m.) and Living Stations (2:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, April 9th – Lenten Reconciliation

Thursday, April 18th – Holy Thursday – 10:30 dismissal

Friday, April 19th – Good Friday – No School

Stuff The Bus – Annual Diaper Drive for Gabriel House!   STM Families we need YOU!Image result for Stuff the Bus!

What: 5th Annual Stuff the Bus Diaper Drive Sponsored by BETA

When: All of Lent

Where: We will collect diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6 are most needed) in carline, bins located in the entrance to the school, preschool, RE office and the Church entrances.

AND: We will collect change/cash each week in our Fasting Friday’s baby bottles in each classroom. The grade who collects the most money during Lent will be awarded a prize. This is a GREAT way to incorporate Almsgiving into your young kids Lenten journey! Our first collection is this THURSDAY MARCH 7!

Why: STM Catholic School has collected over 220,000 diapers for needy families over the past 4 years during our diaper drive! Please help us achieve our goal of 50,000 this year!

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Religion

This week we will be continuing the Sacraments of Healing: Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick.  The students can anticipate a quiz on these two Sacraments next week on Thurday, April 11th.

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Math

Today we began Chapter 7 in our math books.  This chapter is all about ratio!  So far, the students really seem to grasp the concept…yay!  We will continue with this chapter through the middle of next week.  We will be having a quiz at the end of this week and the chapter test next week.

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Science

This week, students will be completing an “Adopt-an-Element” project in class.  This project will be used as the assessment for chapter 11.  By the end of this week, we will begin chapter 12 where we will study physical and chemical changes.

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Social Studies

WOW!!  We finally finished our unit on the Revolutionary War!  All students did a fantastic job on their battles projects as well as their Notables speeches!  Way to go 5th grade!  This week, we will begin chapter 6 – A New Nation.  We will be studying the Bill of Rights, Amendments, the Constitution, etc.  This is a fascinating unit packet full of information!  The students will be having a vocabulary quiz on Wednesday, April 10th.  All students may earn EXTRA CREDIT if they create a Quizlet and show it to me by this Friday (at the latest).

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