Posted by: aoifelove | November 15, 2014

Successful School Dance!

Dear Sixth 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 Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Graves.  I know that my Sixth Graders will enjoy reading about the gods on Mount Olympus.  The outlines for Skellig are due on Monday.  The rewrites for the “Spooky Stories” along with the colored illustration are due on Friday, November 21.  I have given two extra days for the rewrites, as requested by my students.

This week in history, the Sixth Graders will prepare for the next History Test, which will take place on Thursday, December 4 (not on November 27, as previously stated in my last blog…OOPS!).  Please encourage your child to start studying for this test now.  Many Thanks.  In addition to this, we will watch a documentary about Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization (present day Iraq).

On Friday afternoon, the Sixth Graders rehearsed the most difficult scene in A Christmas Carol, the “Party Scene.”  They did a great job and had a lot of fun.  I am so pleased with their progress.  Please remind them to study their cues and lines for the play.  I will give them a break from regular homework after Thanksgiving, apart from their History Test, in order to give them time to study their parts.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Outlines of Skellig are due on Monday.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 9 in Wordly Wise on Wednesday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 9 for Wednesday.
  • Rewrites and illustrations for the “Spooky Stories” are due on Friday.
  • Write up the history notes for Chapter 3.

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