March News in Grade 8

 

Is it spring yet?  The cold kept us cooped up in February, so hopefully we will have a warm and sunny March.

 

Here are a few dates to remember:

Wednesday, March 1- Ash Wednesday- Lent begins

Friday, March - 9:15 First Friday Mass and Novel Test Call of the Wild or White Fang

Monday, March 6- Term 2 Ends

Monday, March 13-ACRE – standardized religion test grades 5 & 8

Thursday, March 16- Virtus Training 6:00 for all adults who have not already been trained

Friday, March 17- St. Patrick’s Day /Rosary 2:00

Saturday, March 25- Auction- (Hope to see all the parents for a fun night!)

Tuesday, March 28- No School- professional development for teachers

 

In the classroom-

Literature- Our “Big Question” is- What is the secret to reaching someone with words?  We will focus on this in both literature and language arts.  As we begin our final term, students are encouraged to define their own areas of weakness and work on ways to improve those skills. Students have made excellent progress this year which will make the transition to high school English much smoother! Students will have a variety of choices for their March novel which will be due April 1st.

 

Language Arts- Students will be writing and illustrating their very own children’s book this month.  We hope to share them with our 2nd grade buddies when they are done. Our writing and grammar skills are becoming more complex in preparation for high school.  Daily we work on improving our vocabulary also as a preparation for the years to come. Students will also be working on  their Deptula essays. Details will be given later in the month. 

 

Religion- Lent is here.  As we prepare ourselves for Easter, students are asked to do an act of kindness everyday. In addition to giving something up during Lent, we ask them to do something extra to make this Lent a worthwhile time. Students are becoming aware of the needs of others around us, and hopefully they are growing in compassion and understanding. We continue our studies of Church history, and we will be completing a unit in Family Life soon as well.

I pray that this Lenten Season will bring many blessings to

You and your family!March News in Grade 8

 

Is it spring yet?  The cold kept us cooped up in February, so hopefully we will have a warm and sunny March.

 

Here are a few dates to remember:

Wednesday, March 1- Ash Wednesday- Lent begins

Friday, March - 9:15 First Friday Mass and Novel Test Call of the Wild or White Fang

Monday, March 6- Term 2 Ends

Monday, March 13-ACRE – standardized religion test grades 5 & 8

Thursday, March 16- Virtus Training 6:00 for all adults who have not already been trained

Friday, March 17- St. Patrick’s Day /Rosary 2:00

Saturday, March 25- Auction- (Hope to see all the parents for a fun night!)

Tuesday, March 28- No School- professional development for teachers

 

In the classroom-

Literature- Our “Big Question” is- What is the secret to reaching someone with words?  We will focus on this in both literature and language arts.  As we begin our final term, students are encouraged to define their own areas of weakness and work on ways to improve those skills. Students have made excellent progress this year which will make the transition to high school English much smoother! Students will have a variety of choices for their March novel which will be due April 1st.

 

Language Arts- Students will be writing and illustrating their very own children’s book this month.  We hope to share them with our 2nd grade buddies when they are done. Our writing and grammar skills are becoming more complex in preparation for high school.  Daily we work on improving our vocabulary also as a preparation for the years to come. Students will also be working on  their Deptula essays. Details will be given later in the month. 

 

Religion- Lent is here.  As we prepare ourselves for Easter, students are asked to do an act of kindness everyday. In addition to giving something up during Lent, we ask them to do something extra to make this Lent a worthwhile time. Students are becoming aware of the needs of others around us, and hopefully they are growing in compassion and understanding. We continue our studies of Church history, and we will be completing a unit in Family Life soon as well.

I pray that this Lenten Season will bring many blessings to

You and your family!March News in Grade 8

 

Is it spring yet?  The cold kept us cooped up in February, so hopefully we will have a warm and sunny March.

 

Here are a few dates to remember:

Wednesday, March 1- Ash Wednesday- Lent begins

Friday, March - 9:15 First Friday Mass and Novel Test Call of the Wild or White Fang

Monday, March 6- Term 2 Ends

Monday, March 13-ACRE – standardized religion test grades 5 & 8

Thursday, March 16- Virtus Training 6:00 for all adults who have not already been trained

Friday, March 17- St. Patrick’s Day /Rosary 2:00

Saturday, March 25- Auction- (Hope to see all the parents for a fun night!)

Tuesday, March 28- No School- professional development for teachers

 

In the classroom-

Literature- Our “Big Question” is- What is the secret to reaching someone with words?  We will focus on this in both literature and language arts.  As we begin our final term, students are encouraged to define their own areas of weakness and work on ways to improve those skills. Students have made excellent progress this year which will make the transition to high school English much smoother! Students will have a variety of choices for their March novel which will be due April 1st.

 

Language Arts- Students will be writing and illustrating their very own children’s book this month.  We hope to share them with our 2nd grade buddies when they are done. Our writing and grammar skills are becoming more complex in preparation for high school.  Daily we work on improving our vocabulary also as a preparation for the years to come. Students will also be working on  their Deptula essays. Details will be given later in the month. 

 

Religion- Lent is here.  As we prepare ourselves for Easter, students are asked to do an act of kindness everyday. In addition to giving something up during Lent, we ask them to do something extra to make this Lent a worthwhile time. Students are becoming aware of the needs of others around us, and hopefully they are growing in compassion and understanding. We continue our studies of Church history, and we will be completing a unit in Family Life soon as well.

I pray that this Lenten Season will bring many blessings to

You and your family!March News in Grade 8

 

Is it spring yet?  The cold kept us cooped up in February, so hopefully we will have a warm and sunny March.

 

Here are a few dates to remember:

Wednesday, March 1- Ash Wednesday- Lent begins

Friday, March - 9:15 First Friday Mass and Novel Test Call of the Wild or White Fang

Monday, March 6- Term 2 Ends

Monday, March 13-ACRE – standardized religion test grades 5 & 8

Thursday, March 16- Virtus Training 6:00 for all adults who have not already been trained

Friday, March 17- St. Patrick’s Day /Rosary 2:00

Saturday, March 25- Auction- (Hope to see all the parents for a fun night!)

Tuesday, March 28- No School- professional development for teachers

 

In the classroom-

Literature- Our “Big Question” is- What is the secret to reaching someone with words?  We will focus on this in both literature and language arts.  As we begin our final term, students are encouraged to define their own areas of weakness and work on ways to improve those skills. Students have made excellent progress this year which will make the transition to high school English much smoother! Students will have a variety of choices for their March novel which will be due April 1st.

 

Language Arts- Students will be writing and illustrating their very own children’s book this month.  We hope to share them with our 2nd grade buddies when they are done. Our writing and grammar skills are becoming more complex in preparation for high school.  Daily we work on improving our vocabulary also as a preparation for the years to come. Students will also be working on  their Deptula essays. Details will be given later in the month. 

 

Religion- Lent is here.  As we prepare ourselves for Easter, students are asked to do an act of kindness everyday. In addition to giving something up during Lent, we ask them to do something extra to make this Lent a worthwhile time. Students are becoming aware of the needs of others around us, and hopefully they are growing in compassion and understanding. We continue our studies of Church history, and we will be completing a unit in Family Life soon as well.

I pray that this Lenten Season will bring many blessings to

You and your family!March News in Grade 8

 

Is it spring yet?  The cold kept us cooped up in February, so hopefully we will have a warm and sunny March.

 

Here are a few dates to remember:

Wednesday, March 1- Ash Wednesday- Lent begins

Friday, March - 9:15 First Friday Mass and Novel Test Call of the Wild or White Fang

Monday, March 6- Term 2 Ends

Monday, March 13-ACRE – standardized religion test grades 5 & 8

Thursday, March 16- Virtus Training 6:00 for all adults who have not already been trained

Friday, March 17- St. Patrick’s Day /Rosary 2:00

Saturday, March 25- Auction- (Hope to see all the parents for a fun night!)

Tuesday, March 28- No School- professional development for teachers

 

In the classroom-

Literature- Our “Big Question” is- What is the secret to reaching someone with words?  We will focus on this in both literature and language arts.  As we begin our final term, students are encouraged to define their own areas of weakness and work on ways to improve those skills. Students have made excellent progress this year which will make the transition to high school English much smoother! Students will have a variety of choices for their March novel which will be due April 1st.

 

Language Arts- Students will be writing and illustrating their very own children’s book this month.  We hope to share them with our 2nd grade buddies when they are done. Our writing and grammar skills are becoming more complex in preparation for high school.  Daily we work on improving our vocabulary also as a preparation for the years to come. Students will also be working on  their Deptula essays. Details will be given later in the month. 

 

Religion- Lent is here.  As we prepare ourselves for Easter, students are asked to do an act of kindness everyday. In addition to giving something up during Lent, we ask them to do something extra to make this Lent a worthwhile time. Students are becoming aware of the needs of others around us, and hopefully they are growing in compassion and understanding. We continue our studies of Church history, and we will be completing a unit in Family Life soon as well.

I pray that this Lenten Season will bring many blessings to

You and your family!March News in Grade 8

 

Is it spring yet?  The cold kept us cooped up in February, so hopefully we will have a warm and sunny March.

 

Here are a few dates to remember:

Wednesday, March 1- Ash Wednesday- Lent begins

Friday, March - 9:15 First Friday Mass and Novel Test Call of the Wild or White Fang

Monday, March 6- Term 2 Ends

Monday, March 13-ACRE – standardized religion test grades 5 & 8

Thursday, March 16- Virtus Training 6:00 for all adults who have not already been trained

Friday, March 17- St. Patrick’s Day /Rosary 2:00

Saturday, March 25- Auction- (Hope to see all the parents for a fun night!)

Tuesday, March 28- No School- professional development for teachers

 

In the classroom-

Literature- Our “Big Question” is- What is the secret to reaching someone with words?  We will focus on this in both literature and language arts.  As we begin our final term, students are encouraged to define their own areas of weakness and work on ways to improve those skills. Students have made excellent progress this year which will make the transition to high school English much smoother! Students will have a variety of choices for their March novel which will be due April 1st.

 

Language Arts- Students will be writing and illustrating their very own children’s book this month.  We hope to share them with our 2nd grade buddies when they are done. Our writing and grammar skills are becoming more complex in preparation for high school.  Daily we work on improving our vocabulary also as a preparation for the years to come. Students will also be working on  their Deptula essays. Details will be given later in the month. 

 

Religion- Lent is here.  As we prepare ourselves for Easter, students are asked to do an act of kindness everyday. In addition to giving something up during Lent, we ask them to do something extra to make this Lent a worthwhile time. Students are becoming aware of the needs of others around us, and hopefully they are growing in compassion and understanding. We continue our studies of Church history, and we will be completing a unit in Family Life soon as well.

I pray that this Lenten Season will bring many blessings to

You and your family!March News in Grade 8

 

Is it spring yet?  The cold kept us cooped up in February, so hopefully we will have a warm and sunny March.

 

Here are a few dates to remember:

Wednesday, March 1- Ash Wednesday- Lent begins

Friday, March - 9:15 First Friday Mass and Novel Test Call of the Wild or White Fang

Monday, March 6- Term 2 Ends

Monday, March 13-ACRE – standardized religion test grades 5 & 8

Thursday, March 16- Virtus Training 6:00 for all adults who have not already been trained

Friday, March 17- St. Patrick’s Day /Rosary 2:00

Saturday, March 25- Auction- (Hope to see all the parents for a fun night!)

Tuesday, March 28- No School- professional development for teachers

 

In the classroom-

Literature- Our “Big Question” is- What is the secret to reaching someone with words?  We will focus on this in both literature and language arts.  As we begin our final term, students are encouraged to define their own areas of weakness and work on ways to improve those skills. Students have made excellent progress this year which will make the transition to high school English much smoother! Students will have a variety of choices for their March novel which will be due April 1st.

 

Language Arts- Students will be writing and illustrating their very own children’s book this month.  We hope to share them with our 2nd grade buddies when they are done. Our writing and grammar skills are becoming more complex in preparation for high school.  Daily we work on improving our vocabulary also as a preparation for the years to come. Students will also be working on  their Deptula essays. Details will be given later in the month. 

 

Religion- Lent is here.  As we prepare ourselves for Easter, students are asked to do an act of kindness everyday. In addition to giving something up during Lent, we ask them to do something extra to make this Lent a worthwhile time. Students are becoming aware of the needs of others around us, and hopefully they are growing in compassion and understanding. We continue our studies of Church history, and we will be completing a unit in Family Life soon as well.

I pray that this Lenten Season will bring many blessings to

You and your family!March News in Grade 8

 

Is it spring yet?  The cold kept us cooped up in February, so hopefully we will have a warm and sunny March.

 

Here are a few dates to remember:

Wednesday, March 1- Ash Wednesday- Lent begins

Friday, March - 9:15 First Friday Mass and Novel Test Call of the Wild or White Fang

Monday, March 6- Term 2 Ends

Monday, March 13-ACRE – standardized religion test grades 5 & 8

Thursday, March 16- Virtus Training 6:00 for all adults who have not already been trained

Friday, March 17- St. Patrick’s Day /Rosary 2:00

Saturday, March 25- Auction- (Hope to see all the parents for a fun night!)

Tuesday, March 28- No School- professional development for teachers

 

In the classroom-

Literature- Our “Big Question” is- What is the secret to reaching someone with words?  We will focus on this in both literature and language arts.  As we begin our final term, students are encouraged to define their own areas of weakness and work on ways to improve those skills. Students have made excellent progress this year which will make the transition to high school English much smoother! Students will have a variety of choices for their March novel which will be due April 1st.

 

Language Arts- Students will be writing and illustrating their very own children’s book this month.  We hope to share them with our 2nd grade buddies when they are done. Our writing and grammar skills are becoming more complex in preparation for high school.  Daily we work on improving our vocabulary also as a preparation for the years to come. Students will also be working on  their Deptula essays. Details will be given later in the month. 

 

Religion- Lent is here.  As we prepare ourselves for Easter, students are asked to do an act of kindness everyday. In addition to giving something up during Lent, we ask them to do something extra to make this Lent a worthwhile time. Students are becoming aware of the needs of others around us, and hopefully they are growing in compassion and understanding. We continue our studies of Church history, and we will be completing a unit in Family Life soon as well.

I pray that this Lenten Season will bring many blessings to

You and your family!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fundraising- Just in time for Valentines Day is the chocolate rose sale. There are dark, milk and white chocolate roses.  Each is $1.00. We are a bit behind our goal, so it is important that all pops are sold.   We will need to get busy with fundraising this spring in order to reach our goal before graduation.

 

Literature- Students are reading Call of the Wild or White Fang. The tests will be on Friday, March 3.  These are both Jack London story set in the cold North country- (perfect for winter).  Students need to read carefully and take notes. Weekly in class we are reading poems and short stories. We are working hard to prepare for high school.

 

Language Arts- Writing will be a strong focus in February.  We will be incorporating our grammar skills to improve our essays.  With Valentines Day, President’s Day, and Ash Wednesday all in one month, we will be writing in a variety of formats.

 

Religion- We will be continuing our study of Church history and family life. A strong emphasis will be on Catholic social teachings which is part of our curriculum.

 

Hopefully we will not have many snow days, and we will get lots of good academic time this month. ebruary 3- Novel Test/ Teacher Appreciation Day- Students as teachers and Principal/ First Friday Mass- Students should dress professionally / Ice cream social hosted by grade 8

February 4- Play- Little Mermaid- Many 8th grade stars!

February 5-CSW Mass 10:30 followed by open house- 8th grade bake sale

February 8- Peer Tutoring Resumes (send in a note)

February 15 & 22- peer tutoring

February 20 &21- No school- mini-vacation

 

 

Fundraising- Just in time for Valentines Day is the chocolate rose sale. There are dark, milk and white chocolate roses.  Each is $1.00. We are a bit behind our goal, so it is important that all pops are sold.   We will need to get busy with fundraising this spring in order to reach our goal before graduation.

 

Literature- Students are reading Call of the Wild or White Fang. The tests will be on Friday, March 3.  These are both Jack London story set in the cold North country- (perfect for winter).  Students need to read carefully and take notes. Weekly in class we are reading poems and short stories. We are working hard to prepare for high school.

 

Language Arts- Writing will be a strong focus in February.  We will be incorporating our grammar skills to improve our essays.  With Valentines Day, President’s Day, and Ash Wednesday all in one month, we will be writing in a variety of formats.

 

Religion- We will be continuing our study of Church history and family life. A strong emphasis will be on Catholic social teachings which is part of our curriculum.

 

Hopefully we will not have many snow days, and we will get lots of good academic time this month. 

 

 

February News in Grade 8

 

Term 2 is in full swing, and February is going to be over in a flash. It is essential that the 8th graders continue to do their best.  Because we have a mini-vacation in the middle of the month, we have less time but still many important things to accomplish.

 

Here are a few important dates to remember:

February 1- Surfin’ OLMCS!- beach day

February 2- Pancakes and PJ’s- fun with buddy class

February 3- Novel Test/ Teacher Appreciation Day- Students as teachers and Principal/ First Friday Mass- Students should dress professionally / Ice cream social hosted by grade 8

February 4- Play- Little Mermaid- Many 8th grade stars!

February 5-CSW Mass 10:30 followed by open house- 8th grade bake sale

February 8- Peer Tutoring Resumes (send in a note)

February 15 & 22- peer tutoring

February 20 &21- No school- mini-vacation

 

 

Fundraising- Just in time for Valentines Day is the chocolate rose sale. There are dark, milk and white chocolate roses.  Each is $1.00. We are a bit behind our goal, so it is important that all pops are sold.   We will need to get busy with fundraising this spring in order to reach our goal before graduation.

 

Literature- Students are reading Call of the Wild or White Fang. The tests will be on Friday, March 3.  These are both Jack London story set in the cold North country- (perfect for winter).  Students need to read carefully and take notes. Weekly in class we are reading poems and short stories. We are working hard to prepare for high school.

 

Language Arts- Writing will be a strong focus in February.  We will be incorporating our grammar skills to improve our essays.  With Valentines Day, President’s Day, and Ash Wednesday all in one month, we will be writing in a variety of formats.

 

Religion- We will be continuing our study of Church history and family life. A strong emphasis will be on Catholic social teachings which is part of our curriculum.

 

Hopefully we will not have many snow days, and we will get lots of good academic time this month. ebruary 3- Novel Test/ Teacher Appreciation Day- Students as teachers and Principal/ First Friday Mass- Students should dress professionally / Ice cream social hosted by grade 8

February 4- Play- Little Mermaid- Many 8th grade stars!

February 5-CSW Mass 10:30 followed by open house- 8th grade bake sale

February 8- Peer Tutoring Resumes (send in a note)

February 15 & 22- peer tutoring

February 20 &21- No school- mini-vacation

 

 

Fundraising- Just in time for Valentines Day is the chocolate rose sale. There are dark, milk and white chocolate roses.  Each is $1.00. We are a bit behind our goal, so it is important that all pops are sold.   We will need to get busy with fundraising this spring in order to reach our goal before graduation.

 

Literature- Students are reading Call of the Wild or White Fang. The tests will be on Friday, March 3.  These are both Jack London story set in the cold North country- (perfect for winter).  Students need to read carefully and take notes. Weekly in class we are reading poems and short stories. We are working hard to prepare for high school.

 

Language Arts- Writing will be a strong focus in February.  We will be incorporating our grammar skills to improve our essays.  With Valentines Day, President’s Day, and Ash Wednesday all in one month, we will be writing in a variety of formats.

 

Religion- We will be continuing our study of Church history and family life. A strong emphasis will be on Catholic social teachings which is part of our curriculum.

 

Hopefully we will not have many snow days, and we will get lots of good academic time this month. 

 

 

February News in Grade 8

 

Term 2 is in full swing, and February is going to be over in a flash. It is essential that the 8th graders continue to do their best.  Because we have a mini-vacation in the middle of the month, we have less time but still many important things to accomplish.

 

Here are a few important dates to remember:

February 1- Surfin’ OLMCS!- beach day

February 2- Pancakes and PJ’s- fun with buddy class

February 3- Novel Test/ Teacher Appreciation Day- Students as teachers and Principal/ First Friday Mass- Students should dress professionally / Ice cream social hosted by grade 8

February 4- Play- Little Mermaid- Many