Posted by: aoifelove | November 16, 2013

Willy Wonka Play!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

We will be taking our first field trip on Wednesday, November 20, to see the play Willy Wonka at the Star Theater, in Oceanside.  Lauren and Jenna Bell have parts in this show, so we are truly looking forward to seeing and supporting their performances.  THANK YOU to Brendan Halle and John Rudick who have volunteered to drive for us.  However, I need drivers for nine more students.  If you are available to drive, please contact me.  Thank you!  Fifty percent of the Eighth Graders have turned in their permission slips and fees for this field trip.  Thank you!  I will need the rest of the permission slips and fees on Monday, please.  The play begins at 9:00A.M., so we intend to depart O.M.M.S. at 8:15A.M.  Please ensure that your arrives to school on time on Wednesday.  Many thanks!

This week in literature, the Eighth Graders will continue to read Night by Elie Wiesel.  It is a heavy book, but it is a great lesson in history, too.  I am happy to report that the majority of the class scored A+’s/A’s/B+’s/B’s on the Literary Terms Test last Tuesday.  Well done, Eighth Graders!  I am very proud of you!

The Eighth Graders have received the guidelines for their next writing assignment “What I Learned By Reading Animal Farm By George Orwell.”  The due date for this assignment is Friday, December 6.

This week in history, we will prepare for the History Test coming up on Thursday, November 21.  Please encourage your child to study his/her notes for this test.  Thank you.  In addition to this, we will begin to read the Declaration of Independence.

In religion this week, the Eighth Graders will read about human sexuality in God’s image, adultery, and the importance of the virtue of chastity, with respect to the Sixth Commandment.

The homework for this coming week is as follows:

  • Study for the History Test on Thursday, November 21.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 11 in Wordly Wise.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of the SAT words.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 11 of Wordly Wise.
  • Rewrites of Episode VI of Pride and Prejudice for Friday.

One important key to success is self-confidence.  An important key to self-confidence is preparation.  ~ Arthur Ashe

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a GRAND week ahead!


Miss Susan