Weekly Notes September 18, 2017

I hope you enjoyed the festival as much as I did! The food was delicious and there are containers in my refrigerator to last at least a few days or more. I successfully bid on a small table with two chairs to go on my back porch. And I got to meet more people and talk to those I already know.

Thank you for making the Book Fair a success. It was great to see so many of you take advantage of the family night. Reading has been and continues to be one of the things I like to do the most. Growing up, I was at the library at least once a week. During school, I loved that I could go to the school library in addition to the public library. I know you read to your children…bravo! Have them read to you as well. Keep doing it even if your schedule only allows a few pages a night. I am currently reading The Chronicles of Narnia. There are seven short books in this series. Yes, it is a children’s book but I have never read it. What are you reading?

The computer curriculum is in the making and when complete will be posted on the school website. Sr. Alphonse has begun combining application with theory. Classes have been creating folders, changing fonts and styles, making borders, etc. A short test will be given every two weeks with a cumulative test at the end of the month. The monthly test will only be comprised of the things covered that month. Sr. Alphonse is always happy to meet with and talk with you about her class.

The process for ELA in grades 1-5 is below:

·         Every week a packet will be sent home.

·         Students will be allowed to use textbook, underline, circle, etc. on tests. After January 1, 5th graders will begin to be weaned away from using the textbook/story when taking the tests to make the entrance to 6th grade a bit easier. Teachers will reinforce these practices in class.

·         Vocabulary and spelling words should be integrated throughout the week leading up to the test.

·         Students will receive a participation grade.

·         Cold Read = the selection that has never been read before, not discussed in class. Students may refer to the selection when tested.

·         Writing is approximately 10-15 minutes a day.

·         1st nine weeks (2017-2018) – the lowest grade will be dropped.

Fall officially starts on the 9/22. Hard to believe we are already to this point in the school year. I hope you all have a great week!

 

Option C- If anyone is having trouble logging into Option C please try to reset your password.  If this is unsuccessful please contact the office for additional assistance. 

Room Mothers Meeting-  Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 in the SES Cafeteria.  If you haven't signed up to be a room mother you may still attend the meeting to sign up.  

Upcoming Events

September 18- Fundraiser Committee Meeting- 6:30 pm in the SES Laptop Lab

September 19- 2nd Grade Parent breakfast at 7:00 am

September 20- Spirit Dress Down Day

September 21- Room Mothers meeting- 6:30 pm.  

September 22- Snack Sale.  All items are $1

September 25- Blood Drive- 2:00-7:00 in the SES Cafeteria

September 26- Individual Picture retakes (Students taking retakes must bring their original packets in)pit and Fall sports (Cheer & Cross Country) 

1st Nine Weeks Exams- October 3- Science & Reading, October 4- Religion & English, October 5- Math & Social Studies.   This schedule will be for the 1st nine weeks only.  

Fall Break- No School. October 6 & 9