March 27th, 2016
Monday- No School: Easter Monday
Tuesday- No School: Easter Tuesday
Wednesday- Classes Resume; Respect Program Assembly 1:00 PM
Thursday- Gym (Gym Uniform)
Friday- First Friday Mass 9:00 AM; Yearbook Group Photos 1:00 PM
Alleluia! He is Risen! I wish you all a very blessed and happy Easter, and I hope that you have an enjoyable break. I was able to get away for a few days to visit and celebrate Easter with family in New Mexico, but I will return for classes on Wednesday.
Classes resume on Wednesday; at 1:00 PM, we will be attending an assembly given by the Respect Program.
Please join us for First Friday Mass this week at 9:00 AM; we will be recognizing two disciples of the month for March following the liturgy.
Last week, we took some time to clean out portfolios and organize folders. Now, we are ready to take on the third trimester and have a productive April, May, and June. It would be a good time to make sure that school supplies are also refreshed as needed so that the students are prepared for classes over the next few months.
The Reading Olympics competition details (available here) will also be sent again to the participants next week. The shirts are on their way and will be distributed at our last meeting on Monday, April 4th; the competition itself is on Wednesday, April 6th. The students will wear their school uniform pants or skirt and Reading Olympics shirt to school on Wednesday, April 6th.
I will start including April 21st's field trip details in next week's newsletter. Please remember to plan on dropping your child off at the Yardley Train Station instead of school that day. If you are chaperoning, parking is 1.00 and is available on both the Reading Avenue side (though that fills up quickly) as well as on the other side off of Main Street (by the VFW/Yardley Kids Academy). The dress for the trip will be the spring uniform with comfortable walking shoes.
Also, looking ahead, Fr. Dalin and I have nearly finalized the dates for altar server training, and these will appear in a separate addendum. Also, Fr. Dalin will be giving a presentation/tour of the church sacristy to the entire 5th grade class to wrap up our study of the Eucharist.
After we conclude our study of the Eucharist, we will be learning about the Sacraments at the Service of Communion (Holy Orders and Matrimony). As a part of Holy Orders, we study the Eastern Catholic Churches, and Fr. Dalin has a friend who is a Ruthenian Catholic priest that will speak to the 5th graders about the Eastern Catholic Churches (that are in full communion with the Holy Father). Finally, Fr. McKale from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Doylestown will be celebrating Mass in Latin for the students on Thursday, April 28th. Fr. Dalin and I had set this up for the 8th grade Latin class as well as the 5th grade religion class. All are welcome to attend, and more information will be provided in the coming weeks.
Remember to visit the 5th Grade page of school website for picture, handouts, homework, the assessment/project calendar, and an archive of the 5th grade newsletters.
Have a great and blessed Easter week!