Posted by: aoifelove | January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

Happy New Year and Welcome Back to School!  I hope that this New Year will bring you all much love, happiness, smiles, success, laughter, good health, and surprises on a daily basis.  I hope that you all have had a wonderful Holiday Season with your families and friends, and that your children will return to school happy and rested.

Tomorrow, we will begin a new year in the education of your children.  They have a lot of new and exciting work to study, learn, research, ponder, explore, and discuss before June, 2017.

Bravo!/Congratulations!  To all my Sixth Graders, who gave a STELLAR PERFORMANCE in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, during our annual Holiday Program.  You are very talented children!  Well done, Sixth Graders!  It was so much fun to work with you in Drama Class.  I am so very proud of all of you ! 🙂   THANK YOU to Mrs. Crawford, for the eerie ghostly music! THANK YOU to Mrs. Janet Lombardi, for your expertise in make-up!  THANK YOU to Mrs. Coogan, for the lovely hair styles!  THANK YOU to Mr. Rowe, for being a helpful stagehand during the performance!  THANK YOU to Mr. Piazza for the great sound!  Thank You to little Levi Herriges, for being sweet Tiny Tim!  THANK YOU to Mrs. Angie Johnson, for lending us the hat stand!  THANK YOU to all our Sixth Grade Parents, who ran lines with your children!  Bravo! 🙂

THANK YOU, to our great and very helpful Homeroom Mom, Tiffany Pond, for all that you did for us, during our First Semester of school, at ECDS. You are a gem! 🙂

This week in literature, my Sixth Graders will pick up where we left off in our reading of Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Graves.  I hope to finish reading this book this week.  The next book for reading will be The Tempest by William Shakespeare.

My Sixth Graders will also continue to work on their Stage Plays, both in class and at home.  In addition to this, they will return to their study of poetry, literary terms, and grammar.  They will also begin a review for “Finals,” which will be given from January 23 to January 27.  They will continue to watch the mythological story Jason and the Argonauts, which they are truly enjoying.

This week in Drama Class, I will read aloud an introduction to The Tempest by William Shakespeare, in preparation for reading this funny Shakespearean play.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study for the spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 6 in Wordly Wise, on Wednesday, January 11.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 6 of Wordly Wise for Wednesday, January 11.
  • Stage Plays are due on Wednesday, January 25.


  • On Friday, January 6, I will send home large envelopes of all the work to date, from the Seventh Graders’ files.  Please sign the envelope, to assure me that you have received the work, and return the empty envelope to me, on Monday, January 9.  MANY THANKS!
  • The Annual Science Fair, will be held on Tuesday, January 10, from 1:15p.m. to 2:45p.m., in the Science Lab and Performing Arts room.
  • The First Friday Assembly is scheduled for Friday, January 13.
  • Monday, January 16, we will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day.  Therefore, no school.
  • Finals will be given from January 23 to January 27.
  • ECDS will host an Open House on Sunday, January 29, from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.  ~ Albert Einstein

Enjoy the rest of your evening and have a grand week ahead.


Miss Susan 🙂