Posted by: aoifelove | May 14, 2017

Happy Mothers’ Day!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

Happy Mothers’ Day to all the Great Mothers of our students at ECDS.  I wish you much love, happiness, smiles, laughter, and surprises on your Special Mothers’ Day.   It was lovely to see so many of you at the Mothers’ Day Luncheon on Friday.  Thank you for coming, your children were very excited about it. ❤ ❤ ❤

BRAVO! BRAVO! Bravo!  A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to all our ECDS students who performed in The Wizard of Oz musical production, on Friday and Saturday, at the Roger Rowe Theater.  You all gave a SPECTACULAR and BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE during every show. WOW!  MANY, MANY, MANY THANKS goes out to Ms. Regan, Ms. Deb’bora (Amazing Directors/Choreographers), Mrs. Nicky Crawford, Mr. Enrico, Mr. Jesse, (Incredible Music), Tiffany Pond (Stunning Costumes), Mr. Matthew Perdoni, and Susan and Albert Bachand/Morone (Superb Sets), Mr. Barker (Wonderful Lights), Mr. Craig (Great Sound), Matthew and Ally (Excellent Student Stage- Managers), Ellen Lakin (Curtains), Ms. Robyn Hayes (Great Stage Volunteer) and ALL the Dedicated Volunteer Moms (Tiffany, Teresa, Patty, Maya, Janet, Angela, Ellen, Helen, etc … I don’t know all the parents, as their children are in the younger grades) who applied the Stage Make-Up, and worked in the Green Room with our students throughout the shows.  It takes a village! Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! ❤ ❤ ❤

This coming week in literature, my Seventh Graders will continue to read Greek Gods and Heroes.  They will continue to practice the analysis of literature and apply the S.I.F.T. Method of analysis to Beowulf and Inside the Walls of Troy: S. (Symbolism), I. (Imagery), F. (Figurative Language), and T. (Themes and Tone).  They will work in their grammar and punctuation workbooks and continue to watch Silas Marner by George Eliot, for Literature on DVD.

This week in Drama Class, my Seventh Graders will have rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, without scripts.  Please encourage your child to study his/her cues and lines.  The performance is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14, at 2:00p.m.


  • There are three more performances of The Wizard of Oz, which will commence on Friday evening, May 19, at 7:00p.m.  There will be two performances on Saturday, May 20, at 4:00p.m. and 7:00p.m.  It is an AMAZING SHOW!  Our ECDS students have worked extremely hard and are INCREDIBLE!  Please come and support them.
  • All ECDS students who are involved in The Wizard of Oz, are excused from homework and testing for my class, during the next week.  However, all homework and tests will have to be completed after the show.  I will work with them during their Project Study period.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your cues and lines for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 17, on Thursday, May 18.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 17 of Wordly Wise.
  • Work on your Children’s Chapter Books.

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. ~ Victor Hugo

Enjoy the rest of your Mothers’ Day and have a grand week ahead.


Miss Susan ❤