Posted by: aoifelove | November 22, 2015


Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

Our Middle School was a GRAND success on Friday evening!  All who attended had a blast!  A BIG THANK YOU to our Mr. Sergio Mora, who was our super D.J.  He played great music, which our students enjoyed.  THANK YOU to Mrs. King who provided us with very cool floor and ceiling lights, which truly created a perfect atmosphere for the dance.  THANK YOU to our Student Council members and Linda Belhumeur who worked with me to decorate the St. Francis Hall.  THANK YOU to Shannon Morse who operated the Face Painting table.  THANK YOU to Annie Nugent who lent us a disco ball for the Face Painting table.  THANK YOU to all our parents who very generously donated pizzas and other food and drink items for the Refreshment Booth; special thanks to the Cristobel, Garcia, and Silva/Takamori families.  THANK YOU to wonderful Michelle Acosta and Daniella Hartnett who ran the Refreshment Booth.  THANK YOU to our competent alumnus, Michael Visco, and his mother, Laura Visco, who manned the door.  THANK YOU to our dedicated chaperones: Lisa Caso, Mary Ann Cristobel, Mrs. King, Maria Mahaffey, Jane Morse, Nicki Nugent, Susan Pilotte, and her sweet mother.  THANK YOU to all our great parents and OMMS students who helped with the clean-up.  THANK YOU to our reliable OMMS alumni who also chaperoned; Gianna Acosta, Julian Betancourt, and Anna Davis.  A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to our Student Council President, Anthony Visco, who meticulously organized the flyer, decorations, and donations for the dance.  GREAT JOB!  I am so proud of you all!  It takes a village to put on a Middle School Dance, but it is well worth it!

This past week in Literature, my Sixth Graders read about “Demeter, Persephone, and the Underworld,” in Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Graves.  This week, they will read about “The Birth of Hermes” and “Deucalion’s Flood.” The outlines for Skellig are due on Tuesday, November 24.  The rewrites for the “Spooky Stories” along with the colored illustration were due on Friday, November 20.  I have given three extra days for the rewrites, as requested by my students.

Last week in history, 65% of my Sixth Graders scored A/A+’s on the History Test.  Well done Sixth Graders!  I am so very proud of you!  There will be no more History Tests until January, 2016.  The next chapter in our history books is about the history of Egypt.  It is a very long chapter, so the History Test will be given in two parts.  The study of the Egyptians is always a favorite with my Sixth Graders.

We have finished blocking our play, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens!  Yahoo!  This week, my Sixth Graders will continue with rehearsals.  Please remind them to study their cues and lines for the play.  I will give them a break from regular weekly homework after Thanksgiving, in order to give them time to study their parts.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Outlines of Skellig are due on Tuesday, November 24.
  • Late rewrites and illustrations for the “Spooky Stories” are due on Tuesday.
  • Study your cues and lines for A Christmas Carol!

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~ President John F. Kennedy

Dear Parents, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the gift of your children every day.  They bring joy to my world, and they are a credit to you. I truly love them!   HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  RELAX!  ENJOY YOUR PRECIOUS FAMILIES!


Miss Susan