IOWA TESTING THIS WEEK! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS PLENTY OF REST AND EATS A NICE BREAKFAST EACH DAY!
Week of Feb 25
A HUGE thank you goes out to Fr. Chris! Last Friday he spent the entire day at school hearing confessions. What a great gift to give the students of our school! Not everyone was able to get to Confession because of the time factor. Please know, parents, that our priests offer Confession times on the weekend if any child would like to go that didn't get the opportunity.
Here's what will be happening this week:
All classes will be taking some reflection time as a pre-Lent activity has them taking a look at and praying for ways they can grow closer to Christ.
8th Grade - They will have a quiz on Tuesday over Chapter 12. We will be looking at life in the Middle Ages and how saints, with the help of the Holy Spirit helped the Church grow stronger.
7th Grade - The students will have a test over Chapter 11 - Miracles of Jesus on Tuesday. We will take a quick look at the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick and taking a closer look at what makes Viaticum such a special gift to us.
6th Grade - The students will be testing over Chapter 12 on Monday. They were also given a worksheet (#39 - The Golden Rule in Action) that must be turned in when they take their test. We move into Chapter 13 where we read about the Israelites roaming in the desert for 40 years!
Week of February 4
Here's what's going on this week:
8th gr - 8A will be helping with planning the Mass this Wednesday. We will be taking the boys to the Seminary on Thursday as well as the girls to the Holy Spirit Center. The students will get a chance to speak with seminarians and sisters from the order of The Children of Mary.
7th gr - We will take a close look at the Parables that Jesus told in Chapter 11.
6th gr - We will read about what happened to the Israelites after they were led out of Egypt and headed to the Promised Land.
8th graders - make sure to bring in your permission slip for the Vocations Day field trip!
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 ONE...in 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.
THE TEST FOR THE HAIL, HOLY QUEEN PRAYER WILL BE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30th.
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.