Posted by: aoifelove | October 2, 2015

Happy St. Francis’ Day!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

HAPPY ST. FRANCIS’ DAY!  Our annual St. Francis’ Day celebration will take place tomorrow.  I look forward to seeing you there, to have your beloved pets blessed, and to take part in the fun activities that have been organized by our PTG.  THANK YOU to the PTG and to all the parents who are involved in making this celebration a very special day for all at O.M.M.S.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the students who were elected to sit on the Student Council.  I look forward to working with you.  The Student Council President is Anthony Visco, and the Vice President is Kyle Gilbertson.

This coming week, the Sixth Graders will continue to read Skellig by David Almond.  In addition to this, we will read and analyze “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes, as part of our poetry unit.  Great job in writing your fables, Sixth Graders!  All the fables have been corrected, graded, and returned to the Sixth Graders for rewrites.  The rewrites are due next week, with a fully colored illustration.  Wordly Wise homework is cancelled for next week, as I want my Sixth graders to study for their first History Test, which will be given on Thursday, October 8.

Next week, the Sixth Graders will finish Chapter 2 of their history books, which focuses on early civilizations.  They will also watch a history documentary about early civilizations.  Please encourage your child to study for the History Test.  Thank you!

Auditions for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens will commence next Friday, during Drama Class.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Please study the definitions, questions, and answers for the History Test, on Thursday, October 8.
  • Rewrites of the “Fables” are due this week, with a fully colored illustration.
  • Write up the history definitions from Chapter 2, into your history notebook.

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, and the clarity and ruthlessness of their visions.  ~ Aldous Huxley

Have a great weekend and a grand week ahead!


Miss Susan