Posted by: aoifelove | November 23, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU to all our parents who drove for the field trip to the Star Theater last Wednesday.  I truly appreciate your time and participation.  Our students thoroughly enjoyed the show.  Congratulations to Lauren and Jenna Bell, who gave GREAT performances!  Well done!  I am so proud of you!

This week in literature, we will continue to read Night by Elie Wiesel, although the Eighth Graders will only have academics on Monday, due to the short school week ahead.

I am very happy to report that the Eighth Graders scored extremely high on the History Test last Thursday.  Well done!  I am so proud of you!  Keep up the great work!  This past week, we read the Declaration of Independence, which is a very impressive piece of writing.  On Monday, we will begin the reading of the Constitution.  This will take several weeks, as we will also read the Amendments.

This week in religion, we will finish our study of The Ten Commandments.

There is no Wordly Wise homework for Thanksgiving week.  We will resume our homework routine after Thanksgiving.

Reminder: The Eighth Graders and I signed-up to bring food for our adopted family for Thanksgiving.  I sent home the sign-up list on Thursday.  Please remember to send your donation of food on either Monday or Tuesday.  Our adopted family is a single military man, with three young boys who are three, five, and six years old.  They will appreciate your generous donations, and will have a happy Thanksgiving because of you.  Thank you!

The Eighth Graders will collect the Thanksgiving baskets from every classroom, and deliver them to Social Concerns on Tuesday morning.  In addition to this, they will load the Thanksgiving baskets for the military, onto trucks.  They will receive community service hours for their efforts.  When they are finished, they will be given free time to chat and listen to their music.  I will bring in a treat for them, and if you would also like to send in a treat, you are most welcome.  Thank you!

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  ~ John F. Kennedy

Dear Parents, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the gift of your children every day.  They bring joy to my world, and they are a credit to you.  I truly love them!



Miss Susan