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Kindergarten and PE Shoes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mrs. Kelli Jewell   
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 14:36

We love PE!  And we are so glad we get to enjoy PE every day!  However, many of my friends have been forgetting tennis shoes.  I'm sure that is because of the winter weather.

Please remember that tennis shoes must be worn in PE to be able to participate.  If your child wears boots or "fancy" shoes to school, just throw a pair of tennis shoes in his/her backpack to change into for PE.

Mr. Weber will really appreciate this as he doesn't like having sad students sit on the bleachers because they don't have the appropriate shoes.

Thanks for you help with this matter!

Kindergarten Thinks about Lent PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mrs. Kelli Jewell   
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 14:57

This, rather, is the fasting that I wish......sharing your bread with the hungry. Isaiah 58: 6a, 7a

When we think of fasting, we first think of eating less.  That's a good start!  But the Church doesn't want us to stop there.  Why are these days different?  We take less for ourselves, so we can give more to others.  Ask a family member to help you make a simple soup.  Then give the money you save to people who feed the hungry.

Lentil soup: Put 1 cup lentils in a pot.  Chop up 1 small onion and 1 small carrot and put it in the pot.  Put 1 can of chopped tomatoes into the pot.  Add 4 cups water and cover the pot.  Cook on medium heat until it starts to bubble, about 10 minutes.  Turn the heat to low and keep cooking until the lentils are soft.  Stir in salt and pepper to taste.  Serve with any kind of grated cheese.  Serves 4.

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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