This week we concluded the first trimester on Monday and began the second trimester on Tuesday. I showed the kids how crowded my grade book was from T1 and how completely blank it was for T2. The students filled out blank report cards with predictions for what they've earned for their report cards next week. I reminded students - as I have since the beginning of the year - that report cards are not only for letter grades in academic subjects, but also marks they work for in "Christian Values" and "Work Habits." I also pointed out that these are always listed first on the report card, highlighting that these help form a well-rounded Christian, not just a kid with book smarts.
We also worked hard this week collecting, organizing, and delivering boxes of donated food for the local shelters. Before our Thanksgiving Prayer Service yesterday, we had a final count of 65 cans of green beans from our class! We also amassed 16 boxes total from just the Elementary School. I'm assuming a minimum of 6 more from the Middle School. I know our donations are loved and very much appreciated. Thank you for your help and generosity to prayerfully help our local needy residents and families. Your kindness does not go unnoticed. (See website for photos.)
Tuesday: November Book Report Due
Reading - WLT - Sailing Home
Religion Ch 8 Test: Liturgy of the Word
* Book It Reading Calendars for November are due 12/2.
* Please sign and return report card envelopes after Thanksgiving break.
Have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy the wonderful holiday of THANKS with family, friends, and loved ones! There will not be a newsletter/post on Tuesday. See everyone again in December!
Mrs. Lesley Maurer
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My name is Mrs. Lesley Maurer and I am the 5th grade teacher. This is my 13th year teaching in Catholic schools and my 11th year here at SJS.