This is a note for the next 2 weeks. I will not be sending another before Easter.
There really isn’t much in the folders this week. In Math we did a lot of hands on activities (see the note and papers in the Friday folder). The week was spent working on the Language Arts Assessment, The Way of the Cross book, Social Studies presentations and spelling. WOW!! This class has come such a long way since August! They are reading these books, writing about them, and now they’re making their projects to show understanding. It’s so much fun watching all of this, and it is a very busy room!!
There is no school next week beginning Holy Thursday, April 18. Children will return to school Tuesday, April 23rd. They will see a performance by the Omaha Symphony this day!
Wednesday the 17th is a dress down day for everyone. There will be a theme so watch your email for details!!
Beginning April 23rd it will be Spirit Week. Each day there is a different theme. Check the school website for more information. The week will end on Friday, April 26th with our Race For Education.
On Wednesday, I sent home the parent sign up page for our Zoo field trip. Please know that parents will get in free. Children will have to be paid for-even if you have a zoo pass. They started this last year. If you’d like to go to the zoo with us, please return that note by the 24th of April. The permission notes for the students will be sent home on April 30th.
Thursday, April 25th is Staff Appreciation Day!! We are so blessed to have 2 wonderful teacher assistants, Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Baldwin. It would be nice to have your child let them know how special they are with a note, prayer or smile that day!!
**The 8th grade is collecting for those affected by the floods. This has been extended to Monday. If we raise at least $500, a donor will double that!! Change, bills, all are accepted!! Thank you!
I hope you all have a very Blessed Holy Week and a joyous Easter! Alleluia!!
Hello! Happy Thursday letter day!! Happy Spring!!
No school tomorrow, March 29th, for students.
Next Wednesday 8:30 will be our First Grade Mass. Most of the students have a job to do. I hope you can join us!
April 1st is the first day shorts can be worn to school for the rest of the school year.
Portfolios and report cards are being sent with your child today. Please be sure everything gets back into the portfolio, sign the report card, and return it to school by Wed. April 3.
Have you heard of the “Summer Slide?” This is not an urban myth. It’s a true thing that happens when children do nothing over the summer to maintain or improve on what they have learned through the school year. They forget some or even much of what they have learned. This makes it soooo much harder when they begin the next school year. Please begin considering what your child will do for learning this summer. We will have tutors available, but another option is the Summer Solutions books. You can order these on line by going to the school website, spsl.net, click on Daily Announcements and then scroll down. If you order before the end of April, the books come right to the school and you do not have to pay shipping. I’ve heard good things about these books.
Have a great 3 day weekend!!
My name is Sue Kurtenbach. It's hard for me to believe, but I am in my 37th year of teaching at St. Pius X / St. Leo School. I have been teaching First Grade for about 27 of those years. I love seeing all of the growth that happens during the First Grade year. This school is very near and dear to me! I feel blessed to be a part of the SPSL community!