Posted by: aoifelove | November 15, 2014

Successful School Dance!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

Our Middle School was a GRAND success on Friday evening!  All who attended clearly had a blast!  A BIG THANK YOU to Joey Betancourt (Julian’s dad), who was our brilliant D.J.  He played GREAT music, which our students enjoyed and danced to all evening.  He also provided us with an amazing light show which truly created a perfect atmosphere for the dance.  THANK YOU to Veronica Betancourt who assisted our D.J.  THANK YOU to our Student Council members and Jane Morse who worked with me to decorate the St. Francis Hall.  THANK YOU to Ashley Young who lent us two black lights and two disco balls.  THANK YOU to all our parents who generously donated items for the Refreshment Booth.  THANK YOU to Michelle Acosta, Jud Fidellow, and Jane Morse who ran the Refreshment Booth.  THANK YOU to our alumni Diana and Michael Visco who manned the door.  THANK YOU to Michelle Acosta, Joey Betancourt, Jud Fidellow, Lori Fitzpatrick, and Jane Morse who donated gifts for the Raffle.  THANK YOU to Isabella Betancourt who ran the Raffle.  THANK YOU to our chaperones Lisa Caso, Joe Davies, Lori Fitzpatrick, Nicki Nugent, and alumnus, Mason Sette.  THANK YOU to all our parents and students who helped with the clean-up.  A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to our Student Council President and Vice President, Gianna Acosta and E.J. McKinsey who meticulously organized the flyer, music, decorations, donations, and raffle for the dance.  GREAT JOB!  I am so proud of you!  It takes a village to put on a Middle School Dance, but it is well worth it!

Our books are finally in at Barnes and Noble.  On Tuesday (field trip on Monday), we will commence reading Inside The Walls Of Troy by Clemence McLaren.   I am pleased to report that the majority of the Seventh Graders scored high on both their Literary Terms Test and on the quiz about Hamlet by William Shakespeare.  Well done, Seventh Graders!  I am so proud of your work!

This week in writing, the Seventh Graders will continue to learn about writing a screenplay.  They will start to watch To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, as an example of great camera angles, because the camera plays a big part in telling the story of a screenplay.

This week in history, the Seventh Graders will commence preparation for the History Test of Chapter 16.  There will be a retake on Wednesday, November 19, for those who need to retake the Chapter 15 test. Please encourage your child to study for this retake test.  Many thanks!

A Sad Farewell: A very sad “Farewell” to Dakota Bobadilla, who is moving to San Francisco with his mother, Monique, today.  I wish you both a safe journey, and great success and happiness in your new home, school, and occupation.  You will be greatly missed by all at O.M.M.S.  It has been a privilege and a pleasure to know and love you both.  Please keep in touch with me. ♥♥♥

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study for the Chapter 15 retake History Test, on Wednesday, November 19.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 8 in Wordly Wise on Thursday.
  • Complete all the exercises and CROSSWORD in Lesson 8 for Thursday.
  • Illustrations for the Legends/Myths and the Outlines of Beowulf are due on Thursday.
  • Write up the history notes for Chapter 16.

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

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.


Miss Susan