Posted by: aoifelove | November 22, 2015


Dear Eighth 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!

On Friday morning, my Eighth Graders helped Carmen, in Social Concerns, to fill fifty boxes of food for the needy for Thanksgiving. In addition to this, they bagged numerous boxes of fruit and vegetables, too.  It was an amazing exercise in teamwork.  CONGRATULATIONS on a job well done, Eighth Graders! I am so proud of you!  THANK YOU!

This past week in Literature, my Eighth Graders continued their reading of Night by Elie Wiesel, which is quite shocking regarding the cruelty of the Nazis.  During the past two weeks, they have been given two new classroom workbooks; one which tests their comprehension regarding Greek mythological stories, and the other which focuses on basic essential skills of writing.  There will be a Literary Terms Test on Monday, November 23, please encourage your child/children to study for this test.  Thank you!

I am happy to report that eleven out of thirteen students scored A/A+’s on the History Test on Friday.  Well done Eighth Graders!  I am so proud of you!  Keep up the great work!  This week in history, we will continue to read the Twenty-Seven Amendments to The Constitution.

This week in our religious studies, we will read about how the Church relies on the word of God.


All items for the Thanksgiving Dinner, for our needy family, are due by Tuesday, November 24.  Many thanks!

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