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Happy May!

May is traditionally considered Mary’s month.  Have you ever wondered why?  Even before the time of Christ, the Greeks and Romans celebrated the beginning of new life during the month of May.  Even among non-Christians, Mother’s Day is celebrated in many countries during the month of May.  In our part of the world, May is a time of new life in nature – tiny green plants sprouting and soon bursting with colorful blossoms.  During May, Catholics celebrate Mary as the mother of Jesus, who brings new life to a world that was dead because of sin.- (borrowed from Mrs. O’Brien’s blog because I liked it so well!)

DON’T MISS OUT:

 

Grab the AquaNet and your favorite dance shoes! Our annual Dinner Auction is May 14th, and we would love to see you there at our 80’s Prom! Families are asked to help sell raffle tickets (10) by May 6th, and that information can be found online, too.  Thanks for your continued support!  We appreciate you!   Ps. Our class would LOVE to win a pizza & ice cream party!

Please also note that ISTEP online testing continues this week! We will finish our testing on Wednesday, 5/4.

DATES TO KNOW:

5/5 May Crowning Mass-  A special Mass to honor our Blessed Mother Mary; each child is asked to dress-up and bring a flower to honor Mary.

5/6 Spirit Day

5/13 Field Day  (send in your child’s order sheet and $5 by May 2nd;  sponsorship is also being sought to help offset the cost) Let me know if you want to help on this day.

5/14 80’s Prom/ Dinner Auction tickets are on sale now!  (Please also sell, sell, sell those raffle tickets! Information can be found online)

5/17 Field Trip to Victory Field for a baseball game (send $13.50 with slip to cover game ticket and box lunch, please)

5/19  8th Grade Graduation and Mass at 7pm

5/25 Last Day:  Awards 10-11a, Mass at 12:30p, early release at 1:30!

*Check the Google Calendar on the front page of our school’s website!

Religion-

Chapter 17: Jesus Establishes the Church

We will learn about Peter and the other Apostle who were tasked with continuing Jesus’ ministry.

Math-  

We are skipping around the book-  this week we will learn about probability

Social Studies– 

Chapter 11: The Nation Grows

The Age of Jackson

 

ALL 50 States TEST will be next Friday, 5/6.

 

Reading- Tuck Everlasting (our last novel of the year)

Chapters 20-24 plus Epilogue

Each child has been given a binder that will be used for classroom/homework.  Ask your child to show you his/her’s sometime this week.

No spelling; enjoy!

 

Science- Human Body

Don’t forget to frequently visit our school’s Facebook page.  It’s a great way to know and share the great things happening at our school.

Specials: 

Monday:  Computer Lab 11:00-11:45; Music 2:00-2:45

Tuesday: PE 1:15-2:00

Wednesday: Library 12:30-1:15

Thursday: Mass 8:30-9:15, Art 11:00-11:45

Friday:  Band 10:15-11, PE 1:15-2:00