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1000 SE 28th Street
Topeka, KS 66605
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100 Days Celebration and The Dollar Tree! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mrs. Kelli Jewell   
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 21:43

We’ve been counting the days and it’s almost here…..the 100th day of school!

100 is a very important number in kindergarten.  We learn to count to 100 by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s.  Most of us will learn how to recognize and write numerals to 100.

We’ve been counting, tallying, and saving pennies and we are only 8 days away.  We will be celebrating the 100th day of school on Monday, February 2!

I’m encouraging children to come to school dressed as a 100 year old person.  And we will have lots of 100 day activities, too!  One thing to be thinking about is the collection of 100 items your child will bring to share.  I will send bags and a note home on Friday, Jan. 23 so you can be working on it.  Think pennies, macaroni, paper clips, bows, puzzle pieces, etc.

Every school day this year we have added a penny to our penny bank.  Each day we count our money and think about what we might be able to buy which is unfortunately not much.  But guess what happens when we reach 100 pennies?  Yes!  We will have $1.00!  What can a dollar buy?

Well that is what we will find out on Thursday, February, 5 when we will be taking a field trip to The Dollar Tree on 29th and KS.  Each child needs to bring $1.25 (tax) and will get to choose something to buy at the store.  Woo Hoo!  Departure time will be 9:20 and we will return at approximately 10:30.  I will need parent volunteers to drive.  Remember, EVERYONE must have a car seat!!

Prayer for Catholic Schools PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mrs. Kelli Jewell   
Thursday, 26 July 2012 00:00

Dear Lord,

Bless those who work and learn in our Catholic schools.

Give our teachers the grace every day to be models of you to all they meet.

Give our students the desire to learn their lessons, and also to grow closer to you through our Mother and our older siblings, the Saints.

Give our administrators the guidance they need, to balance the needs of the school with a life modeled on you and your compassion.

Give our school parents the understanding, to make the most of school based on you for the academic and spiritual lives of their children.


Why Can't I Skip My 20 Minutes of Reading Tonight? Let's Figure it out mathematically! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mrs. Kelli Jewell   
Thursday, 26 July 2012 00:00

Student A reads 20 minutes/five nights/every week.

Student B reads only 4 minutes a night (or not al all).

Step 1:  Multiply minutes per night 5 times each week.

Student A reads 20 X 5 = 100 minutes.

Student B reads 4 X 5=20 minutes.

Step 2:  Multiply minutes per week times 4 weeks per month.

Student A reads 400 minutes/month.

Student B reads 80 minutes/month.

Step 3:  Multiply minutes per month times 9 school months/year.

Student A reads 3600 minutes/school year.

Student B reads 720 minutes/school year.


Student A practices reading the equivalent of 10 whole school days each year.

Student B gets the equivalent of only 2 school days of reading practice.


By the end of  sixth grade, if Student A and Student B maintain these same reading habits:

Student A will have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days.

Student B will have read the equivalent of only 12 school days.


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