Posted by: aoifelove | March 16, 2013

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

Happy St. Patrick’s Day for Sunday.  I hope that you will all find time for the wearing of the GREEN.

Our books are in at Barnes and Noble, and I will pick them up on Monday, when I receive a check from Mrs. King.  Commencing on Tuesday, the Eighth Graders will read Night by Elie Wiesel, in which he tells his own story of how an Eastern Jewish teenager survived the concentration camps during the Holocaust.  It also addresses how he lost his father, mother, and little sister, including his faith in God, while imprisoned in the horrendous death camps.  It is a very sad and poignant story, but one that is extremely important in explaining the depths of human suffering that the Jewish people experienced under the cruel and vicious Nazi Regime.

I am already seeing an improvement in the cursive writing of my Eighth Graders.  I believe that we are well on the way to saving the art of cursive writing.  Yahoo!

This week in history, we will continue to read The Constitution, which is long and very detailed, but is written in outstanding English.

This past week  in our religious studies, we read from our Family Life book.  In addition to this, I reviewed the “No, Go, Tell Rule.”  This coming week, our religious studies will be divided between rehearsals for The Passion play and Family Life.

Reminder: We have a field trip to the Vista Courts on Thursday, March 21.  Your child is required to wear his/her Mass uniform.  We need to depart O.M.M.S. at 8:15A.M. sharp, therefore, please bring your child to school at 8:00A.M., in order to avoid any delays.  Our appointment with the courts begins at 9:00A.M. sharp.  THANK YOU, in advance, to our drivers, Laura Visco and Jun Juguilon.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Write two pages of cursive in the Cursive Books each night.
  • The “Speeches” are due on Friday, March 22.
  • Study for the Review Test of the vocabulary in Lessons 1 and 2 of Wordly Wise, for Friday.  I will assign the words on Monday.
  • Study the SAT vocabulary for the test on Friday.
  • Some students still owe work for their Career Projects.

May St. Patrick guard you wherever you go, and guide you in whatever you do…and may his loving protection be a blessing to you always.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Enjoy your weekend and have a GRAND week ahead!


Miss Susan