Hello Middle School Families, happy December!
I wish you all a joyful start to the Advent season!
Parent/teacher conferences are next week! Please note that for these conferences, Mrs. Martinez and I will only be meeting with our homeroom families during the conference times. If you would like to schedule an additional meeting with one of us, it will have to be on a different day after the parent/teacher conference window.
Of Mice and Men and Bud, Not Buddy are off to a great start in all Language Arts classes, and I look forward to the discussions in the upcoming weeks. The science fair research paper is in full swing, and students will be working on this during Language Arts lab with Mr. Molina as well as at home. All students will be completing the following tasks in this order: graphic organizer outline, rough draft, peer workshop, second draft, teacher conference, and final draft with self-editing checklist. I hope to have all students at the final draft stage by Christmas vacation. There will be a chart in my classroom for each grade that tracks each student’s progress.
In US History, we have been discussing the Articles of Confederation, and will continue this through next week before moving into Shay’s Rebellion. Please note that due to 12pm dismissals and Christmas pageant practice, we won’t have this class as regularly as usual over the next few weeks. In Ancient Civilizations, we discussed the Nile river, and will be transitioning into Egyptian Pharaohs.
Our 3rd annual Christmas toy drive is going from now until December 15th. We are collecting toys for children ages 1-12, and they will be delivered to kids in Tijuana as part of YUGO Ministries. Toys can be gently used or brand new, but please do not bring battery operated toys.
Minimum days and parent/teacher conferences Mon, Tues, and Wed.
Friday, 12/8, we will be attending Mass at 8 for Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation. Children should come to school in formal uniform. Please join us!
12/9 Escondido Christmas Parade- St. Mary School is participating in the Escondido Christmas Parade. Students are welcome to join us and walk with the float if accompanied by a parent. More information will be coming out.
Christmas pageant is on Wednesday, 12/20 at 10am.