February 11 – 15

Thank you to all of the parents that were able to participate in the Perpetual Adoration for Ms. Heslin’s son today.  A big thank you to Angela Haubert for putting together the sign up as well.  We are all so blessed to be a part of such a faith-filled community!

Valentine’s Day Craft Class for AdultsThe history of Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine was a bishop who was arrested for giving aid to Christian prisoners awaiting martyrdom.  While imprisoned, he converted the jailer by restoring sight to the jailer’s daughter.  St. Valentine refused to deny Christ before the Emperor Claudius in the year 280 and was martyred.  The feast of St. Valentine was first established in 496 by Pope Gelasius I.

O St. Valentine, lover of Christ and the church, we ask your intercession that we may learn how to love God above all things and to selflessly love one another.  O glorious St. Valentine, pray for us, that we too may have the steadfast faith of the martyrs.  Amen.

Please note that 5th grade DOES NOT do a Valentine card exchange, so please do not send your child to school with Valentines to exchange.  Thank you!

Here are some important dates:

Thursday, February 14th – St. Valentine’s Day (parties at 2:15 p.m.); DRESS DOWN DAY for faculty, staff and students.  Jeans and a pink, red, or white top or Valentine’s Day t-shirt;  Teacher Appreciation Luncheon hosted by Grades 3 & 4 parents.

Friday, February 15th – 11:30 EARLY DISMISSAL; Teacher In-service

Monday, February 18th – NO SCHOOL, President’s Day!

Thursday, February 28th and Friday, March 1st – No School – Spring Conferences (see information below)

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION

We will be sending emails with the link to the Sign Up Genius to those we would like to schedule a conference with.  If you do not receive an email requesting a conference and you would like to conference with us, please email myself or Mrs. Wolf and we will send you the link.  Thank you!

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CONFIRMATION INFORMATION!

In him you also, who have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him, were sealed with the promised holy Spirit.
~Ephesians 1:13

Confirmation is the sacrament of initiation in which a baptized Catholic, through prayers, imposition of hands and the anointing with chrism, receives a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit that completes Baptismal grace. This sacrament impresses a character, and by it the baptized, continuing on the path of Christian initiation, are enriched by the gifts of the Holy Spirit and bound more perfectly to the Church. It strengthens them and obliges them more firmly to be witnesses to Christ by word and deed and to spread and defend the faith! The confirmation process helps the candidate prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation through the evangelizing and catechizing opportunities they offer.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the 2019 Confirmation classes!  All current baptized 5th graders who have received their First Communion are invited to register for the upcoming Confirmation Classes!  Classes run from March to November, so be sure to sign up soon!  The registration deadline is Monday, February 25th.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Catechesis at 303-770-0531

Please use the following link for information and registration guidelines.  https://www.stthomasmore.org/middle-school-confirmation/ 

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Religion

Today we focused our discussion on Our Lady of Lourdes.  Tomorrow we will continue working through the sacraments study, continuing with the sacrament of Baptism.

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Math

This week we will wrap up chapter 4 with a test on Thursday, February 14th.  We will then begin chapter 5 – Algebra!

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Science

This week we are beginning Chapter 10 – Protecting Earth’s Resources.  We will begin discussing “Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources” with discussing the formation of the fossil fuels: oil, coal, and natural gas.

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Social Studies

We will continue discussing the Revolutionary War this week.  Students will be having a test over Chapter 5, Lessons 1 and 2 on Friday, February 15th.  A study guide was sent home last week.  Here is the link to the Quizlet:

https://quizlet.com/_4jvnd2

 

 

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