Posted by: aoifelove | March 31, 2014

Successful School Dance!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

I apologize for this late blog.   However, I had the School Dance on Friday evening, and worked long days and evenings, on Saturday and Sunday in order to finish the Yearbook 2014.  Hence, the delay.

Our Middle School dance was a GRAND success last Friday evening!  All who attended clearly had a blast!  A big THANK YOU to Joey Betancourt (Julian’s dad), who was our D.J.  He played great music which our students thoroughly enjoyed and danced to all evening. THANK YOU to all our Student Council members and to Nicole Halle and Denise Marquez, who did a GREAT job in decorating the St. Francis Hall for the dance. THANK YOU to Gianna Acosta, Dakota Bobadilla, Sierra Shebest, and Valentina Osorio, who worked at the door at the beginning of the dance.  THANK YOU to Michelle Acosta, Jud Fidellow, and Jane Morse, who ran the Refreshment Booth. THANK YOU to Nicki Nugent, who donated a giant bag of popcorn for everyone.  THANK YOU to Jennifer Powell, who ran the Photo Booth.  THANK YOU to our chaperons: Joe Davies, Carmela Escobar, Mrs. Wanda King, John McKean, Mr. Osorio, and our beautiful alumnus, Diana Visco.  THANK YOU to all our parents, who generously donated chips, cookies, drinks, ice, and various  types of snacks.  THANK YOU to  all the students and parents who helped with the cleanup.  THANK YOU to Cynthia Gilbertson, who donated a cooler to the Student Council for our future dances.  THANK YOU to the Marquez family who donated the popcorn maker for the raffle.  A very special THANK YOU to our Student Council President and Vice President, Katie Nugent and Lea Marquez, who meticulously organized the flyer, music, decorations, refreshments, awards, and raffle for the dance.  GREAT JOB!  I am so proud of you!  As you can see, it takes a village to put on a Middle School dance!

This week in literature, the Sixth Graders started to read Tunes For Bears To Dance To by Robert Cormier, which they will continue to read for the rest of the week.  In addition to this, they worked in their grammar books.  They will also work in the analogies workbook and in their journals.  They are almost ready for their next Literary Terms Test, which I will assign this week.  They will continue to practice Keys to Good Language, Book 6, in preparation for their next weekly homework assignment.

This week in history, the Sixth Graders will prepare for the History Test on Thursday. Please encourage your child  to study for this test.  Many thanks! In addition to this, we will use the Smart Board to enhance our history studies.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study for the History Test on Thursday, April 3.

It is true that we cannot make a genius.  We can only give the child the chance to fulfill his potential possibilities. ~ Maria Montessori

Have a GRAND week ahead!


Miss Susan