Posted by: aoifelove | May 31, 2015

Graduation Mass!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

Summer is fast approaching, as we move towards the end of our school year…just two more weeks left!  Dearest Eighth Graders, you have been a TRULY WONDERFUL, EXTREMELY LIVELY, VERY TALKATIVE, DEFINITELY FUNNY, and HARD-WORKING  CLASS, since you stepped into my classroom in the Sixth Grade, but especially, during this past school year.  I am so happy with your academic growth and progress.  I know that you are ready for high school, because you have been doing high school work since last September.  THANK YOU for being GREAT ROLE MODELS AND LEADERS for our student body at O.M.M.S.  I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU!  I LOVE YOU! GREAT JOB, EIGHTH GRADERS!♥

THANK YOU to all the parents, grandparents, and relatives who supported my Eighth Graders on Speech Night, last Wednesday.  I was very pleased with my students.  Eighth Graders, you were FABULOUS, DARLINGS!

Dearest Eighth Graders, sadly, our O.M.M.S. students, faculty, staff, and parents will honor and say “Goodbye” to you, at our final school/Graduation Mass for this school year, on Friday, June 5.♥  I wish you, Aileen, Anna, Ashley, Carolynn, Elise, Gianna, Jaden, and Julian great success, health, and happiness, as you move forward into the next chapter of your education…high school.  I will miss you very much next year, but I will continue to treasure and love you in my heart, forever.♥

This week in literature, most of my Eighth Graders will perform in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, on Monday, June 1, in the St. Francis Hall, at 6:30p.m.  A great evening of entertainment is guaranteed for all who attend.  The Eighth Graders are helping out the Seventh Grade class, due to its shortage of students for all the parts in the play.  Thank you!♥

In addition to this, my Eighth Graders will finish reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding.  Then, they will also watch Lord of the Flies, on DVD.  Then, we will discuss the allegory.  They will also learn the Cornell System of note- taking.

This week in history, the Eighth Graders will finish writing The Constitution of the United States, in their own words.

This week in religion, we will read about Catholics and Protestants, and discuss the differences.

This is the last week for homework!  Yahoo!  The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your cues and lines for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 20, in Wordly Wise, on Thursday.
  • Study your SAT words.
  • Complete the exercises in Lesson 20 of Wordly Wise, for Thursday.
  • Please turn in any other rewrites that are past due.  Many thanks!


  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, will be performed on Monday evening, June 1, in the St. Francis Hall, at 6:30p.m.
  • The Student Council party will take place on Thursday, June 4.
  • The Graduation Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 5, at 11:00a.m., in the chapel.
  • The work from your child’s file will go home on Friday, June 5.  Please sign and return the empty envelope to me, on Monday, June 8.  Many thanks!
  • School Reports will be mailed out from the office, on Tuesday, June 16.
  • Please pay for Disneyland ($103).  Almost all payments have been made.
  • I need 25 photographs of your Eighth Grader by Friday, please.
  • Please donate one item to the “Sports Basket.”  This basket will be auctioned at Christmas in July.  MANY THANKS!

We teachers can only help the work that is going on, as servants wait upon a master. ~ Maria Montessori

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a GRAND week ahead!


Miss Susan♥♣