Posted by: aoifelove | September 15, 2018

Student Council Campaign Week!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,
THANK YOU to all the parents who attended our Classroom Orientation on Thursday afternoon.  We had a great turnout.  It was lovely to meet with you again.  If you were unable to attend, please make sure to request the overview of my classes from me, or I can send it home to you, via your child.  It is also on this blog site.
I am very happy to report that my Eighth Graders scored extremely high on their first spelling/vocabulary last Tuesday.  Great job, Eighth Graders!  Keep up the good work!  They also completed Lesson 1 in Wordly Wise, so they know my expectations regarding future homework and neatness in their work.  They continued to read Animal Farm by George Orwell, and to explore the allegory, which they are enjoying.  In addition to this, they watched Episode II of the BBC’s version of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, which we will use to practice writing summaries.  The focus for these summaries will be: main ideas, themes, characters, conflict, etc.
This coming week, my Eighth Graders will continue to read Animal Farm.  I will introduce a punctuation/paragraph editing book on Monday, September 19.  They will continue their study of Literary Terms.  The school laptops are available, so they will commence in-class writing on them.  In addition to this, I will review the Cornell Note-Taking System.  On Friday, they will watch Episode III of Pride and Prejudice.
My Eighth Graders have finished reading Chapter 1 in their history books.  This week during History/Social Studies class, my Eighth Graders will review for their first History Test, which will be given on Thursday, September 20.  In addition to this, they will commence reading Chapter 2 of The American Journey.
Reminders:
  • The Student Council Campaign Week begins on Monday, September 17.  Middle School students may run for the following positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Class-Representative.
  • The Middle School Dance is scheduled to take place in the library, on Friday, September 21, from 6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. 
  • Jupiter Grades: I have already posted your children’s grades on Jupiter.
The following is the homework for this coming week:
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 2 in Wordly Wise, on Tuesday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 2 of Wordly Wise, for Tuesday.
  • Write a summary of Pride and Prejudice …Episode II
  • Study for your History Test.
The essence of learning is the ability to manage change by changing yourself.  ~ A. De Gues
Enjoy your weekend and have a GRAND week ahead!
Sincerely,
Miss Susan♥
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Posted by: aoifelove | September 15, 2018

Student Council Campaign Week!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,
THANK YOU to all the parents who attended our Classroom Orientation last Thursday.  We had a great turnout.  It was lovely to meet with you again.  If you were unable to attend, please make sure to request an overview of my classes, and I will send it home to you via your child.  It is also posted on this blog site.
This past week, my Seventh Graders continued to read Beowulf  by Robert Nye, which they are enjoying.  They also finished Lesson 1 in Wordly Wise, so they know my expectations regarding their weekly homework and the importance of neat work.  In addition to this, they reviewed “Nouns”…common/concrete, abstract, and collective. I am very happy to report that my Seventh Graders scored very high on their first spelling and vocabulary test, on Wednesday.  I am so proud of them!  Great job, Seventh Graders!  They also viewed the second installment of Emma by Jane Austen.
Next week, my Seventh Graders will continue to read Beowulf, as he faces the monster, She.  On Monday, I will read aloud examples of myths and legends, in preparation for their first writing assignment.  In addition to this, my students will commence their Poetry Unit with Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, “The Lady of Shalott.”  They will also review the study of the Cornell Note-taking System and M.L.A. editing style.  They will also work in their paragraph editing workbooks.  The school laptops are up and running, so they will continue in-class writing on them.  On Friday, they will watch the third installment of Jane Austen’s Emma.
The first writing assignment “Write a Myth or a Legend” is due Wednesday, September 26.  I will distribute the guidelines for it on Tuesday, September 18.
My Seventh Graders have finished reading Chapter 1 of their history book, so they will have a History Test on Friday, September 21.  This week, they will review for the test and commence reading Chapter 2 of the history book.
Reminders:
  • The Student Council campaign Week begins on Monday, September 17.  Middle School students may run for the following positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Class Representative.
  • The Middle School Dance is scheduled to take place in the library, on Friday, September 22, from 6:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.
  • Jupiter Grades:  I have already posted your children’s grades on Jupiter Grades.
The following is the homework for this coming week:
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 2 in Wordly Wise on Wednesday.
  • Complete all the exercises of Lesson 2 of Wordly Wise, for Wednesday.
  • Study for your History Test, On Friday, September 21.
  • The assignment “Write a Myth or Legend” is due on Wednesday, September 26.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. ~ Khalil Gibran
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a GRAND week ahead!
Sincerely,
Miss Susan 🙂
Posted by: aoifelove | September 15, 2018

Student Council Campaign Week!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU to all the parents who attended our Classroom Orientation last Thursday.  It was a great turnout. It was lovely to meet with you again.  If you were unable to attend, please make sure to request an overview of my classes, and I will send it home to you with your child.  It is also posted on this site.

This past week, my Sixth Graders continued to read Skellig, which they are enjoying.  They also finished Lesson 1 of Wordly Wise, so they know my expectations regarding their comprehension homework, especially with respect to neatness.  They did a great job on their Wordly Wise spelling/vocabulary test.  I am so proud of them!  Keep up the great work, Sixth Graders! 🙂

This coming week, my Sixth Graders will continue to read Skellig by David Almond.  In addition to this, they will start their Poetry Unit, by reading “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes.  They will also start work in their grammar workbook.

Their first writing assignment “Write a Fable” will due on Thursday, September 27.  I have read several of Aesop’s Fables in class, so my students understand the concept.  Guidelines for this assignment were distributed on Tuesday, September 18, and I will discuss my expectations in class.  The fable must be typed and  double-spaced.  Please make sure that your child saves his/her work on the computer, as I will return the fables to my students for corrections and rewrites.  A colored illustration to describe the fable will be required with the rewrite, so they are working both sides of their brain.  If you have any questions about homework, please contact me.

Last Friday, there was no time for Literature on DVD, so I promised that I would make it up to them this week.  Hence, on Monday, my Sixth Graders will watch the second installment of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, for literature on DVD, which they are enjoying, judging by their laughter.

Reminders:

  • The Student Council Campaign Week will begin on Monday, September 17.  Middle School students may run for the following positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Class Representative.
  • The Middle School Dance is scheduled to take place in the library, on Friday, September 21, from 6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.
  • Jupiter Grades: I have already posted your children’s grades on Jupiter Grades.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Study for the spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 2 in Wordly Wise, for Thursday, September 20.
  • Complete the exercises in Lesson 2 of Wordly Wise, which will be due on Thursday, September 20.
  • Writing Assignment: Write a Fable, will be due on Thursday, September 27.

What a glorious gift is the imagination, and what satisfaction it affords. ~ Thomas Mann

Enjoy your weekend and have a GRAND week ahead!

Sincerely,

Miss Susan 🙂

Posted by: aoifelove | September 15, 2018

Welcome Back to School!

Dear Middle School Parents and Students,

Welcome back to our new school year!  Our first week back to school went by very smoothly.  My name is Susan McGuirk, but my students and parents address as “Miss Susan,” by my students, parents,  I teach English Language Arts (Grades Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth),and History/Social Studies (Grades Seventh and Eighth), in the Middle School, at Encinitas Country Day School.  I feel privileged to work at such an established and reputable school.

I trust that you all have had a wonderful summer, and that you are excited about returning to school.  I am excited to be working with your children. My Language Arts and History classes will encompass all aspects of Reading, Vocabulary, Comprehension, Creative Writing, Informational Writing, Oratory, Drama, Communications, Debates, and Analyses  My students will examine complex texts and academic language in their studies with me.  Reading, Writing, and Oration will be based on the abstraction of evidence from texts, both literary and informational.  Both classes will be integrated with visual information through media.

I will follow the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) Literacy and History/Social Studies. In addition to this, I will incorporate the Montessori Method of Education, and traditional methods of teaching, as my students build knowledge from content-rich fiction and non-fiction.  I will emphasize the development of good critical thinking skills and the ability to collaborate well with one’s peers, as this is essential in today’s world of technological advancements.

In addition to this, my students will be given a number of projects throughout the school year, which will enrich and broaden their minds, while elevating their intelligence to a higher plane of knowledge and understanding.  Field trips will enhance our studies when appropriate.

My weekly blog will keep you informed as to what your children are studying in my classroom with respect to academics.  It will also keep you up-to-date with homework assignments, due dates, tests, quizzes, projects, class events, field trips, etc.  Please subscribe to my blog (it is free).  In doing so, you will receive it within seconds of my posting.  In order to subscribe, just insert your email address on the right hand side of my blog page.  Voilà!

My blog address is: misssusanecds.wordpress.com

I trust that this school year will be a happy and productive experience in the education of your children.  I intend to educate, motivate, thrill, and inspire them to do their best, and to grow academically, personally, emotionally, and spiritually.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak with me at the Classroom Orientation, on Thursday, September 13.  You will receive a hard copy of the overview of my curriculum at the Orientation.

I hope that we will have fun this school year, as your children and I explore the depth and wealth of the English language and literature and History/Social Studies, and the many wonderful components that both subjects offer, in the development and expansion of their minds and critical thinking skills.

It is necessary to give children the possibility of developing according to the laws of their nature, so that they can become strong, and having become strong, can do even more than we dared to hope for them.

                                                                                          ~ Maria Montessori

Sincerely,

Miss Susan♥

Posted by: aoifelove | June 10, 2018

Graduation Week! Summer!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN to all our E.C.D.S. students who performed in the musical production of Willy Wonka Jr., on Friday and Saturday, at the Howard Brubeck Theater, Palomar College.  A VERY SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS to our SHINING STARS: Avella and Justin (Wonka and Charlie).  WOW!  Another SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS to Brandon, Bryce, Elara, Hunter, Jack, Kyla, Maya, Rhea, and Taeya. You all gave a SPECTACULAR and BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE during every show. INCREDIBLE! 🙂

MANY, MANY, MANY THANKS goes out to our very talented Ms. Regan, Ms. Deb’bora (Amazing Co-Directors/Character Coaches/Choreographer), Mrs. Nicky Crawford, Mr. Enrico, Mr. Jesse, (Incredible Musicians), Muriel Hasso (Stunning Costume Designer), Mr. Matthew Perdoni, (Superb Set Designer), Ms. Patty Davidowski (Extraordinary Show Chair/Front of House Manager), Ellen Lakin (Wonderful Head of Props), Nino De Gennaro (Great Co-Stage Manager), Howard Brubeck Staff (Perfect Lighting), Ms. Crawford, Ms. Deb’bora, and Ms. Regan (Super Sound Design), Ms. Regan (Vivacious Voice Coach), Mr. Anthony and Ms. Rachel (Attentive Dance Coaches and Assistant-Choreographers), Rose and Ella (Innovative Dance Captains and Student Choreographers), Bowie (Excellent Student Stage- Managers), Mukunda and Rachel (Great Student Stage Crew), Lana (Fabulous Student Artist and Props Apprentice) and ALL of Ms. Patty D.’s Dedicated Volunteer Moms: Angela, Brittany, Christy, Ms. Conti, Daisy, Didi, Ellen, Ms. Green, Helen, Jenn, Karla, Kristen, Marla, Maya, Susan B., Tera, Teresa, Ms. Vieceli, etc. etc. (I don’t know all the parents, as their children are in the younger grades), who applied the Stage Make-Up, and worked in the Green Room with our students throughout the shows.  It certainly takes a village, with tremendous leaders like Ms. Deb’bora, Ms. Crawford, Ms. Patty, and Ms. Regan! BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! All who work at E.C.D.S. are so proud of you! ❤

It is with a heavy heart that we move into our last week of school.  I am sad that I have to say “Goodbye,” to our BELOVED Eighth Grade Graduates: Adrian, Anna, Avella, Bowie, Ella, John, Jonah, Leela, Maddux, Makai, Michelle, Nitalia, Rachel, Rose, Tanisha, Wesley, and Winston. ❤

This school year has gone by so fast.  It is hard to believe that your Sixth Graders are only a week away from becoming Seventh Graders.  I am so proud of them!  They have worked extremely hard and achieved much academically.  It has been an absolute joy to work with them.  They have been a very enthusiastic, chatty, funny, and happy group, who cooperated with me on the highest level. They are all destined to succeed, because they care. THANK YOU for entrusting me and my colleagues with your children’s education.  I will miss all those who are leaving E.C.D.S.  It has been a joy knowing, educating, and loving my very SPECIAL SIXTH GRADER SWEET MUFFINS! ❤ ❤ ❤

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study for your FINAL, on Monday, June 11.

Reminders:

  • Final Examinations will be given on Monday through Wednesday.
  • On Thursday, Graduation and Middle School Recognition Ceremony will take place in the Amphitheater, at 4:00p.m.  Our students are required to be at E.C.D.S. at 3:30p.m., please.
  • On Friday, Fathers’ Day Family Picnic, at 10:30p.m.

Wherever you go, go with all your heart! ~ Confucius ❤

I look forward to seeing you later this week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Sincerely,

Miss Susan ❤

Posted by: aoifelove | June 10, 2018

Graduation Week! Summer!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN to all our E.C.D.S. students who performed in the musical production of Willy Wonka Jr., on Friday and Saturday, at the Howard Brubeck Theater, Palomar College.  A VERY SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS to our SHINING STARS: Avella and Justin (Wonka and Charlie).  WOW!  Another SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS to Anna, Alisa, and Mukunda. You all gave a SPECTACULAR and BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE during every show. INCREDIBLE! 🙂

MANY, MANY, MANY THANKS goes out to our very talented Ms. Regan, Ms. Deb’bora (Amazing Co-Directors/Character Coaches/Choreographer), Mrs. Nicky Crawford, Mr. Enrico, Mr. Jesse, (Incredible Musicians), Muriel Hasso (Stunning Costume Designer), Mr. Matthew Perdoni, (Superb Set Designer), Ms. Patty Davidowski (Extraordinary Show Chair/ Front of House Manager), Ellen Lakin (Wonderful Head of Props), Nino De Gennaro (Great Co-Stage Manager), Howard Brubeck Staff (Perfect Lighting), Ms. Crawford, Ms. Deb’bora, and Ms. Regan (Super Sound Design), Ms. Regan (Vivacious Voice Coach), Mr. Anthony and Ms. Rachel (Attentive Dance Coaches and Assistant-Choreographers), Rose and Ella (Innovative Dance Captains and Student Choreographers), Bowie (Excellent Student Stage- Managers), Mukunda and Rachel (Great Student Stage Crew), Lana (Fabulous Student Artist and Props Apprentice) and ALL of Ms. Patty D.’s Dedicated Volunteer Moms: Angela, Ms. Barsness, Brittany, Christy, Ms. Conti, Daisy, Didi, Ellen, Ms. Green, Helen, Jenn, Karla, Marla, Maya, Susan B., Tara, Teresa, Ms. Vieceli, etc. etc. (I don’t know all the parents, as their children are in the younger grades), who applied the Stage Make-Up, and worked in the Green Room with our students throughout the shows.  It certainly takes a village, with tremendous leaders like Ms. Deb’bora, Ms. Crawford, Ms. Patty, and Ms. Regan! BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! All who work at E.C.D.S. are so proud of you! ❤

It is with a heavy heart that we move into our last week of school.  I am sad that I have to say “Goodbye,” to our BELOVED Eighth Grade Graduates: Adrian, Anna, Avella, Bowie, Ella, John, Jonah, Leela, Maddux, Makai, Michelle, Nitalia, Rachel, Rose, Tanisha, Wesley, and Winston. ❤

This school year has gone by so fast.  It is hard to believe that your Seventh Graders are only a week away from becoming Eighth Graders.  I am so proud of them!  They have worked hard and achieved much.  It has been a pleasure to work with them.  They have been a very talkative and happy group, who found fun and laughter in everything we did in class, even grammar.  I have never had a class who laughed as much as them.  I know that they will be great role models for E.C.D.S. next year.  THANK YOU for entrusting me and my colleagues with your children’s education.  I will miss Elena and Sarah very much next year.  I hope that they will keep in touch with us.  It has been a joy knowing, educating, and loving my SPECIAL SEVENTH GRADERS! ❤ ❤ ❤

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study for your FINAL, on Tuesday, June 12.

Reminders:

  • Final Examinations will be given on Monday through Wednesday.
  • On Thursday, Graduation and Middle School Recognition Ceremony will take place in the Amphitheater, at 4:00p.m.  Our students are required to be at E.C.D.S. at 3:30p.m., please.
  • On Friday, Fathers’ Day Family Picnic, at 10:30p.m.

Wherever you go, go with all your heart! ~ Confucius ❤

I look forward to seeing you later this week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Sincerely,

Miss Susan ❤

Posted by: aoifelove | June 10, 2018

Graduation Week! Summer!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN to all our E.C.D.S. students who performed in the musical production of Willy Wonka Jr., on Friday and Saturday, at the Howard Brubeck Theater, Palomar College.  A VERY SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS to our SHINING STARS: Avella and Justin (Wonka and Charlie).  WOW! Another SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS to our Eighth Graders: Anna, Ella, Jonah, Leela, Maddux, Michelle, Nitalia, and Tanisha.  You all gave a SPECTACULAR and BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE during every show. INCREDIBLE! 🙂

MANY, MANY, MANY THANKS goes out to our very talented Ms. Regan, Ms. Deb’bora (Amazing Co-Directors/Character Coaches/Choreographer), Mrs. Nicky Crawford, Mr. Enrico, Mr. Jesse, (Incredible Musicians), Muriel Hasso (Stunning Costume Designer), Mr. Matthew Perdoni, (Superb Set Designer), Ms. Patty Davidowski (Extraordinary Show Chair/Front of House Manager), Ellen Lakin (Wonderful Head of Props), Nino De Gennaro (Great Co-Stage Manager), Howard Brubeck Staff (Perfect Lighting), Ms. Crawford, Ms. Deb’bora, and Ms. Regan (Super Sound Design), Ms. Regan (Vivacious Voice Coach), Mr. Anthony and Ms. Rachel (Attentive Dance Coaches and Assistant-Choreographers), Rose and Ella (Innovative Dance Captains and Student Choreographers), Bowie (Excellent Student Stage- Managers), Mukunda and Rachel (Great Student Stage Crew), Lana (Fabulous Student Artist & Props Apprentice), and ALL of Ms. Patty D.’s Dedicated Volunteer Moms: Angela, Ms. Barsness, Brittany, Christy, Ms. Conti, Daisy, Didi, Ellen, Ms. Green, Helen, Jenn, Karla, Marla, Maya, Susan B., Tara, Teresa, Ms. Vieceli, etc. etc. (I don’t know all the parents, as their children are in the younger grades), who applied the Stage Make-Up, and worked in the Green Room with our students throughout the shows.  It certainly takes a village, with tremendous leaders like Ms. Deb’bora, Ms. Crawford, Ms. Patty, and Ms. Regan! BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! All who work at E.C.D.S. are so proud of you! ❤

It is with a heavy heart that we move into our last week of school.  I am sad that I have to say “Goodbye,” to our BELOVED Eighth Grade Graduates: Adrian, Anna, Avella, Bowie, Ella, John, Jonah, Leela, Maddux, Makai, Michelle, Nitalia, Rachel, Rose, Tanisha, Wesley, and Winston. ❤  It has been a real joy and inspiration to work with this group of INTELLIGENT, CHATTY, FUNNY, HARD-WORKING, and EXTREMELY TALENTED STUDENTS.   We have had a productive, humorous, and very lively year together. Never a dull moment!  I know that they are ready for high school, as they have covered a lot of high school curriculum already, and they did it with ease.  I am VERY PROUD of our AMAZING Eighth Graders!  THANK YOU for entrusting me and my colleagues with your teenagers’ education.  I will miss all of them, next year.  It has been a pleasure to know, educate, and love them! ❤ ❤ ❤

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study for your FINAL, on Tuesday, June 12.

Reminders:

  • Final Examinations will be given on Monday and Tuesday.
  • On Thursday, Graduation will take place in the Amphitheater, at 4:00p.m.  Our graduates are required to be at E.C.D.S. at 3:30p.m., please.
  • On Friday, Fathers’ Day Family Picnic, at 10:30p.m.

Wherever you go, go with all your heart! ~ Confucius ❤

I look forward to seeing you later this week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Sincerely,

Miss Susan ❤

Posted by: aoifelove | June 2, 2018

Bravo! Willy Wonka Jr.!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! CONGRATULATIONS to our shining stars of Willy Wonka Jr., Avella De Gennaro, and co-star, Justin Davidowski, who gave OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES last night, at the Howard Brubeck Theatre, at Palomar College, San Marcos.  CONGRATULATIONS also to our Sixth Graders: Brandon, Bryce, Elara, Hunter, Jack, Kyla, Maya, Rhea, and Taeya.  Your performances were FABULOUS!  CONGRATULATIONS to our budding Set Designer, Lana Walters, who assisted Mr. Perdoni. WOW! 🙂

MANY, MANY, MANY SPECIAL THANKS to Ms. Regan, Ms. Deb’bora (Amazing Directors/Choreographers), Mrs. Nicky Crawford, Mr. Enrico, Mr. Jesse (Incredible Musicians), Mrs. Patty Davidowski (Show Chair/Front of House Manager), Mr. Matthew Perdoni (Set Designer), Nino DeGennaro (Co-Stage Manager) and Ellen Lakin (Head of Props), and many more THANKS to all the dedicated parents who volunteered to help in so many capacities.  More thanks next weekend, five more shows! 🙂

This coming week in literature, my Sixth Graders will continue to read and finish The Tempest by William Shakespeare, which they are enjoying.  They will review for the Final Examination in English.  Then, they will work on finishing their Wordly Wise workbook (one lesson left).  They will also work on finishing their grammar and punctuation editing workbooks. They will continue to watch War Horse by Michael Morpurgo, for Literature on DVD.

The “Final Tests” will be given on Monday, June 11 through Wednesday, June 13.  Your child received a comprehensive guideline to study for the Final, the first week of May, which should eliminate any stress.

Reminder:

  • Willy Wonka Jr. will have two shows today, Saturday, June 2, one show on Friday, June 8, and two shows on Saturday, June 9.  Please support this show, it is AMAZING!

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your guidelines for the Final Examination in English.
  • Please turn in your Persuasive Essay.  My Willy Wonka Jr. performers have been given an extension for this essay, due to lack of time.

Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul, but especially, the child’s soul.  ~ Maria Montessori

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Sincerely,

Miss Susan ❤

Posted by: aoifelove | June 2, 2018

Bravo! Willy Wonka Jr.!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! CONGRATULATIONS to our shining stars of Willy Wonka Jr., Avella De Gennaro, and co-star, Justin Davidowski, who gave OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES last night, at the Howard Brubeck Theatre, at Palomar College, San Marcos.  CONGRATULATIONS also to our Seventh Graders: Anna Stephens, Alisa Sumult, and Mukunda Leahy-Paragiri. Your performances were FABULOUS! WOW! 🙂

MANY, MANY, MANY SPECIAL THANKS to Ms. Regan, Ms. Deb’bora (Amazing Directors/Choreographers), Mrs. Nicky Crawford, Mr. Enrico, Mr. Jesse (Incredible Musicians), Mrs. Patty Davidowski (Show Chair/Front of House Manager), Mr. Matthew Perdoni (Set Designer), Nino DeGennaro (Co-Stage Manager) and Ellen Lakin (Head of Props), and many more THANKS to all the dedicated parents who volunteered to help in so many capacities.  More thanks next week, five more shows! 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS to the Seventh Graders and Miss Lida, on winning the coveted Champions’ Trophy, in the Middle School, on Friday, at our annual Field Meet.  Well deserved!  🙂 CONGRATULATIONS also to the Fifth Graders and Mrs. Hayes, on winning the Champions’ Trophy in the Senior Elementary.  Well done!  🙂

This coming week in literature, my Seventh Graders will continue to read Tales of Greek Heroes by Roger Lancelyn Green.  They will review for the Final Examination in English.  Then, they will work on finishing their grammar and punctuation editing workbooks. They will continue to watch Wuthering Heights, for Literature on DVD, on Friday.

This week in Drama Class, my Seventh Graders will perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream, on Monday, June 4, in the Amphitheater, at 1:00p.m.  All are welcome to attend!   Please encourage your child to study his/her cues and lines.

The “Final Tests” will be given on Monday, June 11 through Wednesday, June 13.  Your child/teenager received a comprehensive guideline to study for the Finals, the first week of May, which should eliminate any stress.

Reminder:

  • Willy Wonka Jr. will have two shows today, Saturday, June 2, one show on Friday, June 8, and two shows on Saturday, June 9.  Please support this show, it is AMAZING!

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your cues and lines for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • Finish your Persuasive Speech, which is due on Friday, June 8. The Willy Wonka Jr. performers may have more time, if necessary.

Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul, but especially, the child’s soul.  ~ Maria Montessori

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Sincerely,

Miss Susan ❤

Posted by: aoifelove | June 2, 2018

Bravo! Willy Wonka Jr.!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! CONGRATULATIONS to our shining stars of Willy Wonka Jr., Avella De Gennaro, and co-star, Justin Davidowski, who gave OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES last night, at the Howard Brubeck Theatre, at Palomar College, San Marcos.  CONGRATULATIONS also to Anna, Ella, Jonah, Leela, Maddux, Michelle, Nitalia, and Tanisha!  You performances were all FABULOUS! WOW! 🙂  THANK YOU to our Student Assistant Manager, Bowie Nourian, and to our Student Stagehand, Rachel Lesnick.  WELL DONE! 🙂

MANY, MANY, MANY SPECIAL THANKS to Ms. Regan, Ms. Deb’bora (Amazing Directors/Choreographers), Mrs. Nicky Crawford, Mr. Enrico, Mr. Jesse (Incredible Musicians), Mrs. Patty Davidowski (Show Chair/ Front of House Manager), Mr. Matthew Perdoni (Set Designer), Nino DeGennaro (Co-Stage Manager) and Ellen Lakin (Head of Props), and many more THANKS to all the dedicated parents who volunteered to help in so many capacities.  More thanks next week, five more shows! 🙂

This coming week in literature, my Eighth Graders will continue to read Lord of the Flies by William Golding.  They will learn the format for “Two-chunk Paragraphs,” on Wednesday, (which they need to know for high school).  They will apply this method to the literature we have studied in class, this past school year.  They will finish watching The Odyssey, for Literature on DVD, on Friday.

This week in Drama Class, my Eighth Graders will perform a Readers’ Theater of Romeo and Juliet, on Tuesday, June 5, in the Amphitheater, at 1:00p.m.  All are welcome to attend!   Please encourage your child to study his/her cues and lines.

The “Final Tests” will be given on Monday, June 11 through Wednesday, June 13.  Your teenager received a comprehensive guideline to study for the Finals, the first week of May, which should eliminate any stress.

Reminder:

  • Willy Wonka Jr. will have two shows today, Saturday, June 2, one show on Friday, June 8, and two shows on Saturday, June 9.  Please support this show, it is AMAZING!

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your cues and lines for Romeo and Juliet.
  • Finish your Persuasive Speech, which is due on Monday, June 11. I have extended the due date, because eleven Eighth Graders are involved in the Willy Wonka Jr. show.
  • Please study the guidelines for the “Finals.”

Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul, but especially, the child’s soul.  ~ Maria Montessori

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Sincerely,

Miss Susan ❤

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