December 16-20, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

As this is the third week of Advent, we are all focusing on strengthening our relationship with God. This will be a busy week for sixth grade. Monday we will have the Strength and Movement Presentation at 1pm. Then, on Thursday, we will have a Music Practice day at school and our concert in the Basilica at 7pm. Finally, we will have a 11:30am dismissal on Friday!

I want to wish each family a blessed and safe Christmas break! You will all be in my prayers and my heart during this lovely season as we wait for Jesus to arrive.  

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. There will be a schedule for January going home in the Tuesday folder on Tuesday. Please look for it. We will not have Snack Shack again until January. Thank you for your support!           

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

This Week in Class

5th Grade

Math: We will discuss rounding and estimating whole numbers and division.  Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

Science: We will continue working on our invasive species project in class. This will be due on Wednesday, December 18th.   

6th Grade

Math: We will discuss adding and subtracting decimal numbers, square roots of a number, and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers. There will be a quiz on Thursday, December 19th.

Science: We will review the composition of the Ocean, currents, and tides. Then, the test will be given on Wednesday, December 18th.    

Social Studies: We will be discussing the philosophers and dynasties of Ancient China.

Religion: We will discuss the importance of the Advent season.

Spelling and Vocabulary: We will review units 4-6. Students will complete the review work in class. This will be due Thursday, December 19th.

Reminders & Important Dates

December 16, 2019     1pm Strength and Movement Presentation

December 19, 2019      7pm Music Program in the Basilica. Students must be in Neglia Hall by 6:30pm.

December 20, 2019      11:30am Early dismissal (Begin Christmas Break)

January 6, 2019            School resumes after Christmas Break

January 7, 2019          MAP Reading test for 5th and 6th grade

January 8, 2019         MAP Math test for 5th and 6th grade

Please share the videos below with your student.

Fifth Grade:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=food+web+for+kids&&view=detail&mid=A3900BFC5F7530C03EB3A3900BFC5F7530C03EB3&&FORM=VRDGAR

Sixth Grade:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/oceans-narrated-by-sylvia-earle/oceans-overview
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/current.html