Last week our 6th graders spent four days up at Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center in Three Rivers California. The reviews from the campers and the adults were very positive! Students went star gazing and learned about astronomy from Father John. They also went hiking, looked for and identified bugs, created science skits and looked for tarantulas! A big “thank you” to our four chaperones who accompanied our students during science camp. They were: Ms. Jeschien, Alison Trukki, Raymond Vargas and Tom Hamilton. They all survived and came back smiling! Also, special thanks to all the families that participated in the 6th grade fundraisers. Of course the leader of our 6th grade, Ms. Noelle Jeschien, who organized the fundraisers and prepared our students, deserves a special round of applause for all her efforts! Her energy, talent and intellect are very much appreciated.
November is half over and it has flown by quickly! As the weather continues to cool down please don’t forget to mark your child’s outerwear. If your child is missing a lunch box, jacket or sweater please go to the office and check out the lost and found box. It is overflowing with school items.
This Thursday, November 14, the teaching staff will participate in an all day math workshop. I know this day off makes a very short school week and I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause your family. However it is important for teachers to keep current on the latest methodology available and this workshop was too good to pass up.
Report cards go home this Friday and in it you will also find your students ITBS scores. If you would like to discuss your student’s scores please contact your child’s teacher for an appointment. Go in peace and don’t run in the halls!
Deborah J.V. Nettell
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917)
St. Cabrini founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She did this to spread devotion to the Heart of Jesus by spiritual and corporal works of mercy, running homes for the old and the sick, orphanages, and schools.
Saintly Quotes– “The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.” ~Pope St. Gregory the Great
Pray For– The Castro family as they wait for the rebuilding of their restaurant kitchen, Flor Antonio’s mother who was in the hospital and for those who are ill and for their caregivers.
Special Thanks– Alison Trukki, Tom Hamilton and Raymond Vargas for chaperoning four days of science camp! Mr. Jessie Hernandez II for connecting the 6th grade computers to the internet.
Prayer of the Day– Dear Lord, I give You my hands to do Your work; I give You my feet to go Your Way; I give You my eyes to see as You see.
Mark Your Calendars!
Recycling– November 13th. The Grandparents Club is sponsoring this event. A flyer is included in this mailing.
Teacher In-service – NO SCHOOL – Thursday, November 14th.
7th and 8th Grade Field Trip– November 15th
First Trimester Report Card Goes Home– November 15th, All report cards should be signed and returned no later then November 22nd.
Student Council Food Drive – November 18th through November 22nd.
1st Trimester Awards Assembly – November 18th @8:30am in APR.
4th Grade Field Trip– November 22nd.
Thanksgiving Vacation-November 25th through the 28th
Noon Dismissal– December 2nd
Third and fifth field trip to the Zoo– December 6th