Posted by: aoifelove | December 13, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

‘Tis the season to be jolly!  Fa! La! La! La! La!…La! La! La! La!

THANK YOU to all the parents who sent in candy for the Gingerbread Houses.  A very special THANK YOU to Michelle Acosta for organizing the making of Gingerbread Houses for all the students in each classroom, and for all the work that it entails.

THANK YOU Anna, Aileen, Ashley, Carolynn, E.J., Gianna, Jaden, and Julian for helping me to reproduce the scenery for A Christmas Carol.  You were FANTASTIC!  It was great teamwork and a lot of fun.  I am so proud of you!

There is much excitement in the air with the approaching Christmas holidays. Therefore, this week will be a little different from our usual class routine. There will be no Wordly Wise homework, as I would like more class time to start the next writing assignment, the Career Project.  This week, my Eighth Graders will learn how to write a business letter and a basic résumé.  In addition to this, I would like my students to finish reading Night by Elie Wiesel.

I am happy to report that the majority of my Eighth Graders scored A+’s on Part 1 of their History Test on Thursday. Well done, Eighth Graders!  This week in history, they will prepare for Part 2 of the History Test, which will be given in January, 2015.   In addition to this, they will continue to read the twenty-seven amendments to The Constitution.

This week in our religious studies, the Eighth Graders will read about Church division, architecture, and how the church fights to recover the Holy Land.


  • Please send the food item and gift for our adopted family by Friday, December 19.  MANY THANKS for your generosity, as you will give much happiness to our adopted family this Christmas.
  • Each student is asked to bring one item for the party on Friday, December 19.
  • Each student is asked to bring a gift for their Secret Santa on Friday ($10 – $15 in value).
  • There will be no homework for the Christmas break.  YAHOO!

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!

~ Charles Dickens

I wish all my Eighth Grade families A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY NEW YEAR!  You deserve a wonderful holiday. Relax!  Enjoy!  Have lots of fun with your children!  Please keep my students safe this Christmas, as they are VERY PRECIOUS to me!  My love to all of you this happy holiday season.


Miss Susan