Posted by: aoifelove | December 12, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

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

Bravo! Bravo! To my Sixth Graders who gave a STELLAR PERFORMANCE last Monday, in their interpretation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  Everyone was SUPERB! It was a joyous evening and a good time was had by all. THANK YOU to Jenna Bell, Stella Ferro, and Annie Nugent who sang lovely carols.  THANK YOU to my Eighth Grade students and parents who came to the play to support the Sixth Graders.  I truly appreciate your support.  All other “THANK YOUS” are on the Sixth Grade page.

There is much excitement in the air with the approaching Christmas vacation and 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 explain and discuss more about, the Career Project.  This past week, the Eighth Graders learned how to write a résumé.  This week, they will learn how to write a business letter.  In addition to this, my students will continue to read Night by Elie Wiesel.

This week in history, my Eighth Graders will continue to read Chapter 5.

This week in our religious studies, my Eighth Graders will read more about the Protestant Reformation.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Career 2 is due on Monday, December 14.
  • Study for the History Test on Thursday, December 17.
  • Rewrites of Animal Farm are due on Friday, December 18.
  • Some students need to turn in their late homework.


  • THANK YOU to those parents who have already donated candy for the Gingerbread Houses.
  • Please send the food item and gift for our adopted family by Friday, December 18.  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 our Christmas party on Friday.
  • Each student is asked to bring a gift for their Secret Santa gift exchange on Friday  ($15 in value).
  • There will be no homework for the Christmas break.

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 Christmas.


Miss Susan0 🙂