5-208 January 2020 News

Dear Parents,

I can not believe we are half way through the school year!

Your children have been working very hard.  I am truly pleased with their progress. I have noted what we are working on and what is to come within the next few weeks and look forward to seeing you during Catholic Schools week.

ELA
We are starting to read Maniac Magee and I hope that the children enjoy reading about Jeffrey the ‘Maniac’.  Character conflict will be introduced and they will be applying a new concept to the novel while citing specific evidence from their reading.  When we wrap up our novel, we will be talking about theme and making text connections.

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Guiding Good Choices Is For You!

What is Guiding Good Choices?

A free, five session committed workshop designed to empower parents to support each other, to learn tools to strengthen family connections, and to help children develop healthy behaviors as they approach adolescence.

Presented by: Cary Anne Fitzgerald – Parent/Community Outreach Coordinator Program For The Development of the Human Potential (PDHP) 

Click here for dates and the form to RSVP…

Parents Guide to Tik Tok….

TikTok is an app that gives users the opportunity to create and share short-form videos with friends, family, and the entire world. The app is especially popular with young people, who enjoy using its tools to combine video, music, and graphics into funny sketches and creative shorts. TikTok is available in over 150 countries and in 75 languages. TikTok runs on both Apple and Android phones and tablets and has selected a 12+ rating on the Apple App Store and Google Play so that parents can use the device-level parental controls provided by Apple and Android.

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Congratulations to our Students of the Month for November 2019

Each month (October through June) the classroom teacher for Grades 5-8 selects a deserving student to be honored as the Student of the Month. The criteria for selection will align with the school’s Vision and Values Statement and CARE qualities.

Grade 5 – Nathan Mercieca

Grade 6 – Katie Jampol

Grade 7 – Gabriel Mateo

Grade 8 – Peter Mellis

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5-208 November-December 2019 News

Dear Parents,

Your children have been working very hard over the course of the past few months.

We will start using google classroom for both class-work as well as homework.  the students seem to be excited and motivated to complete their work using the chromebooks. 

I wish you and your families a happy and healthy thanksgiving! 

ELA

We have been busy reading and writing!  After we finish The Tiger Rising, we will discuss possible themes and the children will be taught how to ‘dig deeper’ to fully develop their ideas.  We will begin working on creating an outline to help us organize our writing before drafting in a few weeks.  Final copies will be sent home once they are finished!  We will begin reading Maniac Magee around November 25th – please make sure your child has a copy of the book by then. 

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The SFACA Student Council begins….

On September 13, 2019 our newly formed Student Council for this school year was installed during our Opening School Mass.  Students from grades 6-8 compose the 9-member board of the student government. The final selection was made by the principal and middle school teachers. Criteria for nomination is based on leadership, responsibility, and the ability to relate to the faculty, staff, and the student body. The term of office is one year. The council meets monthly, discusses current school issues, and makes suggestions for additional school activities. Mrs. Cavera & Miss Biscaglia serve as moderators for the student council.

Congratulations to the 2019-20 SFACA Student Council, Katie Jampol, Angelopio Graci, Jayden Abela, Jordan Ceron, Isabella Cullinane, Grace Vano, Lawrence DiVittorio, Damia Pan and Katarina Mijat

 

 

Please join them as take on their first service project of the year. The Sudan Water Project by participating in a dress down donation day on Thursday, November 7th. Please be as generous as your means allow.

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Congratulations to our Students of the Month for October 2019!

Each month (October through June) the classroom teacher for Grades 5-8 selects a deserving student to be honored as the Student of the Month. The criteria for selection will align with the school’s Vision and Values Statement and CARE qualities.

Grade 5 – Vanessa Hosey

Grade 6 – Jordan Ceron

Grade 7 – Victoria Babcock

Grade 8 – Katarina Mijat

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5-208 & Early Civilizations

The 5th grade has completed their unit on Early Civilizations in the Americas. In groups, they used resources from online and in their textbooks to research the Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs. 

5-208 October 2019 News

Dear Parents,

Your children have been working very hard over the course of the past month and a half.  I have noted what we are working on and what is to come within the next few weeks.

Happy Fall!

ELA

Over the course of the past few weeks, we have read multiple tall tales and have used them as mentor text to creatively write our own “larger than life” tales.  Look for them to come home soon!

We will begin reading The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo shortly. 

In addition, we are working on Figurative Language; finding examples in texts, and using our knowledge to incorporate them into our writing.

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