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Topeka, KS 66605
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Kindergarten is Going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo! KJ PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mrs. Kelli Jewell   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 20:21

We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo!  How about you, you, you???

We will finish up our study of animals with a trip to the zoo!  We are going on Thursday, May 8th.  We will leave at 10:15 and return at approximately 2:00.  We will tour the zoo, have a picnic lunch, and play at the Gage Park playground.  Unfortunately, the mini train does not run on weekdays until later in May.  But, we will still have a grand time!

The admittance fee is $2.00 for children and adults (fyi~this is a group discount price). 

EVERY child will need to bring his/her car seat and a sack lunch WITH a drink. 

The children can wear jeans with a SMCS shirt on the day of the zoo trip.  Please send a jacket just in case it is cool.

I will need parent volunteers to help drive us to and from the zoo.  I'd like to have at least 3 parents stay with us for crowd control at the zoo.  :-)

Thanks in advance for your help!!



Kindergarten Program Announced-KJ PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mrs. Kelli Jewell   
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 21:06

Hickory Dickory Dock, the mouse ran up the clock......

I'm sad to say the kindergarten clock for this year is running out. And so it is time to start planning and preparing for the Kindergarten Program!

The date is set for Wedesday, May 21st at 10:30 am in the parish hall west.  Check your calendars and plan on being here to help celebrate your child's first year of school.  Please feel free in to invite grandparents and/or other important people.  This is a big deal!  Not only will your child have an important part in the program, but he/she will also receive his/her kindergarten certificate!

After the program there will be a reception in the hall (the room moms and K teachers will work together to plan this).  After the reception, your children will be released to go home with you.  The K teachers will use this time to clean up after the program and plan for the next day, which is the LAST day of school.

The theme for the program this year is Nursery Rhymes.  There will be costumes involved. :-) I will let you know in the next couple weeks what part your child will have so that you can help me with the costumes.  Don't worry, I'm talking easy costumes!  Nothing extravagant! 

The clock struck one.  The mouse ran down.  Hickory, Dickory Dock!!

Kindergarten and Bible Buddy Easter Party PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mrs. Kelli Jewell   
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 22:06

The kindergarten classes along with their Bible buddies will celebrate Easter on Tuesday, April 22 at 2:00-3:00.  We are hoping the weather cooperates and we will enjoy being outside and having an Easter egg hunt! 

Our wonderful room moms will be contacting those of you who signed up to bring something for the party.  Remember we are hosting our Bible buddies so our class needs to plan for 31 people (17 K's, 12 8th's, 2 teachers). :-)

Of all the holidays we celebrate, I think this is the most important because we are celebrating Jesus not only died for us but He rose from the dead so our sins can be forgiven and we can live with Him forever!

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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