I apologize for not sending a newsletter yesterday. Things got busy in the afternoon and before you know it, I had totally forgotten the Monday e-mail. Thank you so much for coming to the postponed Christmas program. The kids were so excited to perform and they did such an awesome job! A special thank you to Mr. Bell and Devante` and his dad for making our backdrops.
There are several things going on.
Friday, January 18th there is a half day of school. There is a noon dismissal. Teachers are working on the science curriculum.
Monday, January 21nd, NO SCHOOL Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.
Tuesday, January 22, March for Life Twelve students will be attending this event at the capital.
Tuesday and Wednesday, I will be gone.
IMPORTANT!! All students who plan on attending Mount Vernon High School must enroll by the end of January. I am attaching (again) the instructions from MVHS about how to do this. It will take a little perseverance to complete the online form. There are paper forms available from the high school. That might be an easier process for you. Immaculate Conception Regional School can help you with birth certificate and immunization records. We can copy them for you. When enrolling put September 4, 2019 as a start date. If you have any questions or concerns, or need the form in Spanish, contact the high school and they will assist you. Let me know if I can help you in any way.
THE FLIGHT PLAN
LITERATURE: 8th graders are finishing up A Christmas Carol. They are reading Stave 5 and defining 5 vocabulary words by Friday.
I decided not to assign a book report for the modern classic students read in November. With a busy schedule and lots of time spent on the Christmas program and other events, it just seemed not worthwhile. Students will be assigned to pick another book to read for the next book report. It will be a book of their choice. It needs to be appropriate and at or above their reading level.
U.S. HISTORY: Eighth graders have finished the Declaration of Independence project. They will use a variety of media to learn about the events of the Revolutionary War. They will research an important person and an important battle of the war.
RELIGION: Students will explain in their own words the marks of the Church. Then the focus will be that the Church is a sign of the holiness of God.
Thank you for always supporting your children in their learning and in their spiritual growth. I couldn’t do it without you.
This week in 8th science we are working on a materials list and procedure for our Science Fair experiments. This is due next Tuesday. Please look at the attached timeline for the Science Fair. We are also studying chemical reactions this week. Due Tuesday are pp. 117-119. On Wednesday we have a lab. Due Thursday are pp. 121-124.
This week we will continue with our literary analyses. In grammar, we will begin a unit on diagramming sentences.
Tuesday: 2nd pp due
Wednesday: 3rd pp due