June 5, 2018

Parents,

I would just like to take this moment to thank you for all of your support in helping to make this year a successful school year. As a new teacher this year to St. Joseph School, I was welcomed with open arms by your community. I was amazed by the talented, enthusiastic and nurturing faculty and staff. I fell in love with the students on the very first day when they demonstrated an eager enthusiasm for learning. This isn’t always the case at every school! I truly am blessed to be a part of and to continue to be a part of St. Joseph School!

 

Just a reminder that all incoming 6th grade students should be reading the book “Wonder” during the summer. They will also need to complete the accompanying paperwork. Don’t wait until the last minute!

 

Also, all incoming 5th graders should be reading the book “Maniac Magee” by Jerry Spinelli. Make sure that they too complete the accompanying paperwork.

Don’t forget to check out my resource page! I’ve included links to online games and activities to help students practice their Math and Language Arts skills.

 

Enjoy your summer and stay safe!

God bless,

Mrs. Doucette

Week of May 7, 2018

MAP Testing

We will be MAP testing this week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week. Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats breakfast!

In Demand Friday

This Friday, students will have the opportunity to learn about, participate in, and discuss with others careers that are in demand or will be in higher demand in the future.

Upcoming Tests

Tuesday – Social Studies Ch. 7 test

Thursday – Spelling test Lesson 25

Schedule

Monday – Day 2 Art

Tuesday – Day 3 Music

Wednesday – Day 4 Health

Thursday – Day 5 Computers

Week of April 30, 2018

Field Trip to Cleveland Natural History Museum

This Friday is the field trip! Don’t forget to pack a lunch as hot lunch will not be available for us.

May Crowning

This Friday we will be celebrating May Crowning at 9:30. Please consider joining us!

Tests

Tuesday – English (Adjectives, Demonstrative Adjectives, Articles)

Wednesday – Spelling Lesson 23

Schedule

Monday – Day 3 Music

Tuesday – Day 4 Health

Wednesday – Day 5 Computers

Thursday – Day 1 Library/Phys. Ed.

Friday – Flex Day

Week of April 16, 2018

Mark your calendars!

The 5th grade class will be going on a field trip to the Cleveland Natural History Museum on Friday, May 4. More information, including permission forms, will be sent home with your child this week!

A Sweet Tooth for Chocolate!

Come see and support many of our 5-8 grade students who will be performing Willie Wonka on Friday and Saturday at 7:00 P.M. in the social hall.

Upcoming Tests

Spelling Lesson 22 – Monday

Religion Ch. 8 – Thursday

Schedule

Monday – Day 5 Computers

Tuesday – Day 1 Library/P.E.

Wednesday – Day 2 Art

Thursday – Day 3 Music

Friday – Flex Day

Week of April 9, 2018

I hope that you and your family enjoyed a wonderful and blessed Easter and break!

But, alas, it’s back to school we go…it’s time for the final stretch!

Monday starts the first day of the 4th quarter.

Empty tissue boxes

If anyone can send in empty tissue boxes between now and the end of the month, it would be greatly appreciated!

Schedule this week:

Monday – Day 1  Library/Phys. Ed.

Tuesday – Day 2 Art

Wednesday – Day 3 Music

Thursday – Day 4 Health

Friday – Flex Day

Week of March 26, 2018

Spelling words for Unit 22 will be given to the students the Tuesday after Easter break.

Upcoming Tests

Tuesday – Grade 4 Social Studies Test

Schedule

Monday – Day 1 Library/PE

Tuesday – Day 2 Art

Wednesday – Day 3 Music

Thursday – Day 4 Health

Have a Blessed Easter!

Week of March 19, 2018

Upcoming Tests

Thursday – Spelling Test Lesson 21; Liturgy of the Eucharist Quiz

Schedule

Monday – Day 2 Art

Tuesday – Day 3 Music

Wednesday – Day 4 Health

Thursday – Day 5 Computers

Friday – Flex Day

Week of March 12, 2018

What to expect this week

Writing

Peer editing, teacher writing conferencing, and final drafts of opinion essays

Reading

Beginning to read Al Capone Does My Shirts

Grammar

Correct usage of pronouns

Social Studies

Learning all about Canada

Science

Winding up our Universe Unit

Religion

What does it mean to exercise our free will? What is the soul?

Tests this week:

Tuesday – Irregular verb quiz, Liturgy of the Eucharist Test

Wednesday – Spelling test Unit 20

Schedule:

Monday – Day 3 Music

Tuesday – Day 4 Health

Wednesday – Day 5 Computers

Thursday – Day 1 Library/PE

Friday – Flex Day

Week of March 5, 2018

Stations of the Cross

This upcoming Friday, the Kindergarten, 5th grade, and 8th grade will be presenting shadow stations at church. It will be held at 1:00 P.M.

Service

Please continue to bring in the following supplies to make animal toys for the APL!

1. fleece

2. plastic rings from milk, juice, or Gatoraide jugs

3. tube socks

4. cat nip

Upcoming Tests

Tuesday – Spelling Lesson 19 and Liturgy of the Word Quiz

Thursday – Ch. 5 Social Studies

Upcoming Units

Reading – we are finishing our Figurative Language unit. We will be reading the book “Al Capone Does My Shirts”. Last Friday the students explored through various centers the themes and background knowledge for the book such as: Types of disabilities, Autism, Alcatraz Island, Famous inmates of Alcatraz Island, The Great Escape, and a sensitivity experience.

Social Studies – We have finished our overview of the United States as part of North America. We will now be turning our attention to our neighbors to the north, Canada.

Science – The students will be exploring the life cycle of a star, black holes, and constellations.

Language Arts – They will be continually focusing on areas of grammar such as Linking Verbs and Irregular Verbs. Writing with some facts to support an argument is also in process.

Religion – They will be exploring what it truly means to have a free will. Also, what are our souls? What is the Incarnation?

Weekly Schedule

Monday – Day 4 Health

Tuesday – Day 5 Computers

Wednesday – Day 1 Library/PE

Thursday – Day 2 Art

Friday – Flex Day

 

Week of February 26, 2018

Friday’s Visit to the APL

Upcoming Tests

Monday

*Spelling Lesson 18

*Introductory Rite Quiz for Religion

Weekly Schedule

Monday – Day 5 Computers

Tuesday – Day 1 Library/PE

Wednesday – Day 2 Art

Thursday – Day 3 Music

Friday – Flex