A huge, heartfelt thank you to our amazing families for all of the food donated this week. We filled three tables full of food for our St. Vincent DePaul Society to feed the hungry in our local community.
Next week, we have school on Monday and Tuesday only. Since it is a short week, we will not send an Ignatian newsletter next week. We wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving holiday. May you all be safe, healthy, and blessed to be with those near and dear to your heart.
We would like to invite you to read about an update to our playground project and to consider donating to the project for Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 30th. Many companies will match gifts made to nonprofit corporations on Giving Tuesday.
Since Giving Tuesday is the last school day in November, we will have a class color theme dress day. On Tuesday, November 30th, students may wear school appropriate clothing in their class color. Please help us by guiding your student in what ‘school appropriate’ means when selecting what to wear for their class color day. Your student may wear jeans or pants without visible rips, tears, and holes. Your student may wear leggings if their tops are a long tunic style or dresses with a length long enough to reach mid-thigh. Dresses or skirts need to reach mid-thigh as well. Thank you for your assistance. The class colors are as follows:
Kindergarten= lime green
1st grade = tye dye
2nd grade= purple
3rd grade= pink
4th grade= turquoise
5th grade= orange
6th grade= green
7th grade= red
8th grade= blue
Please continue to use the home health screening questions before coming to school each day. As the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are quickly approaching, we have travel recommendations to share with you. As a school, we strongly recommend our families follow the CDC guidelines on safe traveling. If you will be traveling with family members that are not fully vaccinated, we strongly recommend that you quarantine the unvaccinated student(s) for a full seven days upon return and take a rapid COVID test 3-5 days after returning. As a school community, we really must work together on the CDC travel guidance, especially over the holiday season. Thank you for partnering with us to keep the community safe from future COVID cases by following the CDC travel guidelines.
Please remember proper masking and maintaining social distancing are the best ways to keep our community safe both in and out of school. We are beyond thrilled to hear how excited our younger students are as many of them have already had their first vaccination shot. If you are looking for possible walk-in clinics for your child, we have compiled a resource list for you.
Our students continue to learn and grow. Our pre-K students are exploring the growth cycle of plants and comparing weights of items in science. Our kindergarten and first grade students are exploring the properties of matter through making slime. The second graders are counting money and filling their cup of blessings. The third grade students are making snowmen out of wood rounds from a tree cut down on campus in 2019. The snowmen will be sold at the Feaste of the Nativity with proceeds benefiting our playground renovation. Our fourth graders are studying character traits through classic novels such as Island of the Blue Dolphins and Hatchet. The fifth graders are learning to simplify fractions. The sixth grade students are studying cell theory and microscopes. Our seventh graders are presenting the geography of their chosen country and will make an historical timeline. The eighth graders are studying the classic novel, The Outsiders, as they study literary elements in action.
As we continue the search for a permanent middle school math teacher, we seek interim assistance for math for the remainder of this school year. Maybe you know a retired math teacher who may be able to lend a hand for math support a couple of days a week? If so, please direct them to our school office.
May we take time to thank our Lord for all of the many blessings in our lives. As we hear in the first book of Colossians three verse fifteen, “And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body. And be thankful.”
Peace be with you,