January 17th-20th

A Note From Ms. Gurn


Welcome to Starbase week! The fifth grade will be learning complex math, science, engineering and technology lessons at Starbase. All of these activities are inquiry centered. The students will have many “hands on/minds on” learning experiences.  Some of the topics covered will be 3D computer aided design, the engineering design process, and measurement. Finally, the students will create their own rockets and launch them on Friday. I urge you to visit the website for more information! Click below —>
*NOTE* We will not be attending Mass on Wednesday. Students may wear regular uniforms.


  • BE ON TIME: 8:00 am
  • Departure from St. Peter’s: 8:30 am
  • Departure from Starbase: 2:15 pm
  • Return to St. Peter’s: 3:00 pm
  • Bring a packed lunch each day.
  • Bring a positive attitude.
  • Be in regular school uniform.
  • Parents: Let me know if you have any questions about the field trip by email!

This Week In Class

Spelling/Vocabulary: The spelling/vocab test will be this Friday when we return from Starbase. The words are:  indomitable, perilous, ancient, vast, cavernous, narrow, loft, evidence, dim, jumble, survey, mirage, occasionally, bank, disarray, revolutionary, clutter, observation, luxurious and surge.

Reading/Writing: We will continue to work on writing our persuasive essays when we return from Starbase. We have found three credible websites to support our opinions. This week we will work on paragraphs 3, 4 and 5. The papers will be typed on Google Docs.

Science: STARBASE FIELD TRIP- STEM activities will be taught through hands-on activities and experiments.

Social Studies: Students will learn how to find specific coordinates on a globe and map at Starbase, as well as review lines of longitude and latitude. Students will also see old WWII fighter jets and learn about the air-force branch of the military.

Religion: Students will continue to study the 7 principles of Catholic Social Justice. There will be a quiz on Thursday. Students must have the principles memorized and be able to explain what each principle means.

4th Grade Social Studies:  I will not see the fourth grade due to the fifth grade field trip this week. However, the students should still continue to study their notes on the different tax acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

6th Grade Social Studies: I will not see the sixth grade due to the fifth grade field trip this week. However, Ms. Geene will administer the Greek unit test on Tuesday in her classroom. Students should be studying all of their Greek notes and materials.


Reminders & Important Events:

January 16- NO SCHOOL (Mlk Holiday)

January 17-20- STARBASE Field Trip

Monday, January 23- 2:00 pm dismissal/ASP available

Tuesday, January 24- Report cards issued

Thursday, January 26- PTO Meeting at 5:30 pm in Neglia Hall

Sunday, January 29- School Showcase in Negli Hall from 9:30-12:30

January 30-February 3- Catholic Schools’ Week

Wednesday, January 1- First Semester Awards given after 8:30 Mass

Thursday, January 3- Alumni Reception in Neglia Hall