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Kindergarten to Celebrate the 50th Day of School! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mrs. Kelli Jewell   
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:21

Let's Twist again at the Soc Hop!   Can you blow a bubble?  Let's compare the clothes, cars, music, and phones from the 1950's and now! Drink a root beer float! Dress like a 50's girl or boy!

These are some of the things we will do at our 50 day celebration!  It will be a blast!

The 50th day of school is actually on Fri., Oct. 31.  Since that is Halloween and it's already a crazy day we are going to push our celebration back to Thursday, Nov 6th.  It will be the 54th day of school!  But the entire day will be dedicated to celebrating the number 50!!

Students are encouraged to come to school dressed in their best 50's attire.  Girls think poodle skirts, white t-shirts, sweater sets, scarves, saddle shoes, white bobby socks, or jeans with rolled cuffs.  Boys think jeans rolled up, white t-shirts or striped shirts, slicked back hair, black jackets/zip jackets, cardigan/letterman sweaters black boots, and chained wallets.  (If children choose not to participate in dressing like the 50's then they need to wear a uniform.)

We are going to be cool cats and get a real kick out of our 50th day celebration!

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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