April 29 – May 3

Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope your weekend was relaxing and full of laughter and joy!

 

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, May 1st – Used Uniform Sale – 2:30 – 5:30

Thursday, May 2nd – Lions for Life, 7:10 a.m., Room 221; National Day of Prayer

Friday, May 10th – Mother Cabrini Field Trip Slips Due; Book Fair at Lone Tree Barnes and Noble! Click Book_Requirements_for_2019-2020.pdf to find out the books your students will need for next year and come out to support our school!

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Summer Reading and Math Assignments for incoming 6th graders:

1. Summer Reading Assignments: Incoming 6th graders will be responsible for reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by: C.S. Lewis (ISBN: 9780064471046).  Full details to follow in the weeks to come!

2. Math Summer Solutions:  All incoming 6th graders will be responsible for completing a Math Summer Solutions workbook over the summer.  The workbook must be completed in it’s entirety and turned in during the first week of school (official due date TBD).  All 5th graders should order the “Intermediate A: Mathematics” level.  This assignment will be taken for a grade in math.  These workbooks can be ordered now!  Shipping is free until May 12th.  Please see the ordering information below:

                           Summer Solutions Website: http://www.summersolutions.net

                          Summer Solutions School Code: STM80112

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Religion

Last week, we began our study of the Sacraments of Communion of Service.  We will finish with studying Holy Orders and then continue to Holy Matrimony this week.  The Sacraments of Service of Communion Quiz will be on Thursday, May 2nd.

Students will be bringing home a permission slip today for our trip to Mother Cabrini Shrine on June 4th.  We are asking for 10 (5 per class) parent chaperones/drivers to help us out that day.  Please see your child’s letter about the trip for more information.

 

Math

Students will continue working on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals this week.  We will wrap up our decimals unit next week with a test at the end of the week.

 

Social Studies

Last week, we began our study of the War of 1812.  Students will be filling out a map of the various battles of 1812 and will be responsible for knowing that map in it’s entirety by May 9th as there will be a test on it.  I have posted a blank copy of the map in my resources section for them to print and practice on.  Students are also in for a treat…Mrs. Espinosa is going to be giving an awesome presentation on the people of the War of 1812!!  I can hardly wait!

 

Science

This week we will be talking in depth about Newton’s Laws of Motion.  Today we discussed Newton’s First Law of Motion and we will continue with the others throughout the week.  The next test is scheduled for May 8th…but will keep you posted if the date changes.

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