Posted by: aoifelove | February 22, 2014

P.T.G. Meeting on Thursday!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

There will be an important P.T.G. meeting with our Pastor, Fr. David Gaa, on Thursday, February 27, in St. Francis Hall (McKeon Center), at 6:30 p.m.  I hope that you will attend. Thank you!

Last week in literature, when the Eighth Graders read The Odyssey, they were introduced to Circe, the enchantress, who can turn people into animals.  This week, they will continue to follow Odysseus on his adventures as he journeys home to Ithaca. In addition to this, they will read the poem, “The Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe.  I am happy to report that the Eighth Graders scored extremely high on their Literary Terms Test. Yahoo! Well done, Eighth Graders!  This week, they will continue their study of Literary Terms.  The three interviews for the Career Project are due on Friday, February 28.

This week in history, the Eighth Graders will prepare for the History Test on Friday, which will take the place of the Wordly Wise homework.  Please encourage your teenager to study for this test.  Thank you.  In addition to this, the Eighth Graders will continue to write The Constitution during class time.  They will also start Chapter 5 of the history book, which focuses on “The Era of Thomas Jefferson.”

This week in religion, the Eighth Graders will continue to read the Family Life book.  If time permits, they will also read from their religion book, We Live Our Faith.  The Serra Essays are due on Tuesday.


1. The P.T.G. meeting is on Thursday, in the St. Francis Hall at 6:30 p.m.

2. Please order your Yearbook 2014, in order to avoid disappointment.

The homework for this coming week is as follows:

  • Write up your history definitions and notes in preparation Friday’s test.
  • Serra Essay is due on Tuesday, February 25.
  • Study for the History Test of Chapter 4, on Friday, February 28
  • The three interviews for the Career Project are due on Friday.
  • Rewrites of Career 2 will be due on Friday.

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.  ~ Charles Dickens

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.


Miss Susan