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Week of January 14

What a great week we had! We ended with Adoration for all classes on Friday! Your children are amazing...they ask for this time to be with Jesus. It is inspiring to witness! Thank you for sharing them with me! Here's what's happening this week:
8th Gr - We will be taking a closer look at some of the instrumental people of the early Church and why their work was fundamental to our growth!
7th Gr - We finish up our first unit. We will review all that we have covered in these eight chapters! Unit test might be given at the end of the week!
6th Gr - We are taking a closer look at the Plagues of Egypt...and the one that finally convinced Pharaoh to let God's People GO!

Week of January 7

Welcome back to all parents and students! Hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and have started the new year in thanksgiving and hope! I have kept you all in my prayers and look forward to the second half of this school year! Just want to also take the time to, again, thank all of you for your prayers and very thoughtful gifts. I am humbled by your generosity!
Let's take a look at the week:
8th Grade: We start Chapter 10 and we are looking at what happened to our Church after Pentecost! We will be focusing on the Acts of the Apostles.
7th Grade: We are reviewing Chapter 8 and will have Fr. Chris and Catherine in our classes on Thursday as we take a close look at the Sacrament of Baptism. We will look at the signs and symbols of the sacrament while this is happening!
6th Grade: We will be reading about the Exodus, so that means we meet Moses! We will also take a closer look at the plagues of Egypt (Ew,gross!)

Week of December 10

Second Week of Advent!
Our Advent is off to a great start! We have been walking through Advent with Mary and that will continue this week. We celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe on Wednesday. Come join us for this Mass.
8th Grade - Looks like the test for Chapter 7 - HOLY will be Tuesday!
7th Grade - Working on Apostles' quiz for classmates. Test will be Tuesday or Wednesday.
6th Grade - Test over the Joseph of Egypt will be Tuesday! Moving into Moses and the 10 Commandments by the end of the week.

Week of Dec 3

Happy New Year, liturgically speaking! We mark the first week of Advent and our children will spend the time waiting with Mary this Advent. I will be trying to connect with Fr. Chris's Sunday homilies during Lent and having the students look at the Psalms that Mary (and Jesus) prayed! 
8th Grade - Finishing chapter 7 - The Church Made Holy. They have to memorize the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit and unite them with saints. Expect a test toward the end of the week.
7th Grade - We finish Chapter 7 featuring the Apostles, Mary and others. Expect a test toward the end of the week.
6th Grade - We finish our chapter on Joseph, the Journey to Egpyt . Expect a test at the end of the week!

St. Andrew's Feast Day, November 30th

The students have put together a St. Andrew Christmas Novena bracelet today! We will have them blessed at tomorrow's Mass and begin praying our prayers, too! Ask your children about them. What a great commitment of prayer for Advent! A huge THANK YOU to Mrs. Heffernan who was kind enough to donate all the beads and elastic so that every student could make one! 

Week of November 12

This week is the 8th grade Church Pilgrimage! Please make sure your child has turned in their permission slips and money.
6th Gr - We are beginning our discussion on Isaac's problems with sibling rivalry between his twin sons, Esau and Jacob!
7th Gr - We are preparing for a test over Chapter 6 - Jesus' Mission.
8th Gr - We look at how the Church is faith, worship and charity.

Week of October 29

This week is going to be quite busy! On Tuesday, the 8th graders will lead the school in the recitation of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the most Holy Rosary. It will begin at approximately 8:15 a.m. There will be no Mass on Wednesday because we will celebrate the Feast of All Saints' Day on Thursday (Nov 1). We will also remember the Feast of All Souls at Mass on Friday.

Week of October 22

8th Grade - Monday is review of Chapter 4 on Prayer. Test is Tuesday. We then begin the review of the Unit 1. We will revisit the Beatitudes and the Corporal Works of Mercy.
7th Grade - We are taking a close look at the Infancy Narratives this week and Mary's role in the Plan of Salvation.
6th Grade - We are reviewing Chapter 4, making notecards and practice quizzes to test each other. The test over Chapter 4 is Tuesday. We then will discuss Abraham.
This Friday, Fr. Chris will be in the house to offer Confession for the students during Religion classes. Talk to your children about the wonderful opportunity he is offering to them. I will review with all classes the procedure of the Sacrament as well as an examination of conscience.

Week of September 24

What a great way to start the week. We went on a Virtual Pilgrimage of Lourdes today! Ask your children about it!
Religion 8th - We are finishing up Chapter 2. Most of the students will take their Morning Offering Prayer Test on Tuesday...trying to accommodate those students shadowing at area high schools! Look for a Chapter 2 quiz at the end of the week. The 8th graders will be at Camp Kern on Wednesday. We will be praying for a successful  trip.
Religion 7th - We are finishing up Chapter 2 discussing ways to know Jesus better. Look for a quiz over this material by the end of the week.  Students should be ready to take their Morning Offering Prayer Test on Tuesday!
Religion 6th - We are finishing Chapter 2, taking a close look at how the Old Testament is arranged. Look for a quiz over this chapter at the end of the week. The students will have their Morning Offering Prayer Test on Tuesday!

Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage!

How cool that each of our students received a vial of actual spring water from Lourdes. We heard the story of St. Bernadette this morning and touched pieces of rock from the very grotto where Mary appeared to her! Thank you to the 8th grade students who were asked to hold the rocks and bowls of Lourdes water!

Week of September 17

For all Religion classes: Your test over the Morning Offering Prayer will be next Tuesday, September 25.
8th Grade: Working on Chapter 2. We are discussing Sacred Tradition and Scripture. That includes a review of our Salvation History! Fr. Chris and Catherine Fasano will be in-house on Thursday to continue our discovery of what is happening in the Mass!
7th Grade: Spending time with St. Paul on the readings for Wednesday. (7B has Mass. Please come pray with us.)
6th Grade: We are concentrating on some vocabulary that will be necessary this year. They will have to know these terms. Making note cards would be beneficial. (See Chapter 2, pp 11-13)

Week of September 10

This week the 6th graders head to Camp Kern. We will keep them in our prayers! Here's what's happening:
8th - Quiz on Tuesday over Chapter 1. Intro to Chapter 2 and Fr. Chris and Catherine start on Thursday!
7th - Quiz on Tuesday over Chapter 1. Intro to Chapter 2.
6th - Quiz on Tuesday over Chapter 1. We will review material on Monday to aid in their study guide.

Week of September 4

I hope that everyone enjoyed their Labor Day weekend! What a great way to start the week...on a Tuesday!  I have asked Mrs. Jean Frey to come in to all my Religion classes this week to make rosaries with the students. This is her third year and I am impressed with the work she does with the Shepherds of Christ ministries in honor of Our Lady of Fatima! She retells the miracle of Fatima as the children make their rosaries. I love that all the children will end up with a beautiful rosary of their own! 
I am looking forward to meeting all of you on Thursday for our "Meet the Teacher" night. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m.
Here's what is going on this week in Religion classes:
8th Grade: We are finishing Chapter 1, A Community of Disciples where we discussed the concept of Church and found in Scripture many images of Church. Your child should be completing the Mary Project. By Friday, they should be ready to turn in a written report about the title of Mary they were given, a picture of Mary that represents this title and give an oral presentation about the same title. 
7th Grade: The students are finishing up prayers that they wrote about/for Jesus. We are also finishing up Chapter 1, The Impact of Jesus where we identified who Jesus as Son of God, true God and true Man, and Savior. We will have a review of chapter and quiz on Friday.
6th Grade:  We are working on Chapter 1, The Bible Reveals God's Saving Love and should finish it by the end of the week. We will work the review and have a quiz either at the end of this week or early next week.

Week of August 27, 2018

Welcome back to the first FULL week of the 2017-18 school year here at SASEAS! So happy to see so many bright, shiny, familiar faces. We are off to a fantastic start. I love these new 6th about adapting well to their new environment!
Here's look at what we will be doing this week:
All Religion classes will be given the first prayer to memorize. It is the Morning Offering, found inside the front cover of their Religion book. They will be asked to know it and write it out by the last week in September. We will also be praying this prayer each day in class, so this should be an easy task.
6th Grade: We begin our year with an "I Am" project, which helps them understand God's invitation to become the person He created them to be! Most of the work will be in class.
7th Grade: We begin the year with a look at what part of our lives do we need to ask Jesus to help us live fully. We will discuss God's unconditional love for us and also look at who Jesus is.
8th Grade: We begin our year talking about what the Church actually is and look at different images of the Church that Christ gave us in Scripture. We will also begin our Mary Project by the end of the week.

Week of April 30

We are preparing for May Crowning on Friday, May 4th! Please, make plans to attend as we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary with the Holy Rosary, crowning and a special luncheon with moms, grandmothers, aunts and special friends! RSVP to Mrs. Clayton if you plan to attend the luncheon.
8th grade Religion: We finish up Unit 4. We will talk about the saints that were guided by the Holy Spirit in order to help the Church through some difficult times.
6th Grade Religion: We finish up Unit 4 and review for the week!
6th Grade Reading: We are working on reading the novel, Number the Stars. We will go over some of the themes presented in this book.