Here we go. Following up on our very impactful trip to the Holocaust Museum and Anne Frank Exhibit in LA, we will soon have a holocaust survivor come visit and speak our class. I will let you know when that is scheduled. We have some other trips coming up as well to some high tech labs and a walking trip to explore smart shopping and nutrition at a local market. What a blessing this will be in our frantic paced world where so much is pre-packaged and processed but not necessarily smart to buy or healthy.
I am getting inquiries about attire for May crowning and graduation. Please look for dresses for the girls that are solid pastels, well below the knee but off the floor, and that cover their shoulders. They will be wearing the bolero jackets. Heels if any should be kept to a minimum and the shoes need to be closed toes. For the boys, this is the time for a suit and tie with nice dress shoes. They will be able to use them for both events as well. More information will follow as we get closer to the dates.
The fiesta attire is white church polos, blue or black jeans, nice school shoes and a uniform sweater or their new hoodies if it is cold. Please meet in our classroom, room 14, at 3:30. At the end of the program parents can pick their children up at the stage. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
Thank you to all who have volunteered for the many booths at the fiesta.
We are rounding the corner to the end of the school year at St. Mary School. Our final event will be Friday, May 24th. The Jog-a-thon! I am including the schedule, map and check-list for the big day. Students will be running with their School Families (8th grade parent & K-7th siblings ). This is not a jog-a-thon fundraiser – just for fun! However, Jamba Juice will be available to purchase (see order form below).
We will have two tracks for the lower and lower/upper grades. Two tracks will allow younger grades K-3 to run more laps if they choose. They will also have the option of running on the larger track. Pre-K will have a separate time to run at the beginning of the event. Students can take breaks during the running time and rest near their school family canopy and cheer on fellow family members. Students will NOT carry tally cards. Each school family needs 2 parent volunteers that will help tally students’ laps (Please let your homeroom teacher know ASAP if you can help). It will be the student’s responsibility (as they pass by the “tally parent”) to tell them to tally their lap. These lists will be turned in immediately to the Judge’s Table at the end of the event. The School Family with the most laps wins a pizza party!
School families have already chosen a State to represent. It is up to the 8th Grade Parent to decide what they will be wearing (special t-shirts, hats, or other appropriate attire). T-shirts can be purchased at the T-Shirt Mart at 5 for $10. Michael’s has foam hats for .50- $1.00 etc. The students have been very creative with ideas and will be parading to the track area with their school family/state. It should be a lot of fun and we hope you can join us. The school family with the most spirit will win an Ice Cream Sundae party!
I am confident that things will run smoothly, thanks to all of you! If there are any questions, please let me know. The kids are looking forward to this event after a 5 year hiatus and I truly appreciate all the hard work the parents’ put in to help make it special for them! Thanks for supporting SMS and your children!
Patriotic theme (teachers & parents in creative red/white/blue attire):
Classes will parade on to the field as “DJ Pat” announces them by state (one lap then to their tent).
Closing Ceremony: Awards will be given to each student (ribbon).
One “Spirit Award” for School Family who shows the most spirit (Ice Cream Sundae party)
Most Laps Run Award (total laps for school family) Pizza party
9:15-9:45 Change clothes (school appropriate), pick up school families and report to staging area (between brick wall and pavilion)
9:45-10:00 Opening Ceremony-Parade of States (Teachers & Tally Parents to your stations – please see map)
10:00-10:15 Pre-K run
10:15-11:15 K-8th run
11:15-11:30 Jamba Juice
Tally cards totaled & turned in. Judges decide awards.
11:30-11:45 Awards Ceremony
11:45-12:00 Cleanup – Dismissal
Jog-a-thon School Parent Check-list 2013
8th Grade School Family banner to represent your state.
Choose 2 students (1 boy, 1 girl) to carry banner
Optional- t-shirt for each student representing your state or ask each child to wear a specific color/hat
Choose 2 adults per School Family to serve as a volunteer to tally laps the day of the Jog-a-thon
Find a tent/canopy to use on the day of jog-a-thon to serve as your booth for your School Family (2 families per tent -decorations optional)
Assign a healthy treat for each student in School Family
Assign parent to supply water for each student in School Family
Friday, May 24th
ALL ORDERS/$$ MUST BE IN BY FRIDAY 5/17 (no exceptions)
Don’t forget to support the 6th graders in fundraising for 6th grade camp; turn in your order forms for Grandparent’s Day lunch. The forms will still be accepted on Monday, January 28, first thing in the morning. The lunch is being hosted by Jersey Mike’s; you can order a scrumptious ham or turkey sandwich. If you need an order form you can get one from the school homepage.
Online shopping credit for the Barnes & Noble Bookfair will continue through this Thursday, December 13th. Click the bookfair box at the bottom of the payment page. Enter bookfair # 10903490 We are very close to raising our reward percentage another 5%, by reaching $2000. in sales!
Please encourage your children who are in my math class to spend time working on ALEKS outside school hours. They are learning so much in school with this program and are progressing at their individual pace. In addition (pardon the pun) please make use of math zero period at 8:00 in room 9 Monday through Thursday or come in to see me in the mornings with any questions.