September 10th, 2017
Tuesday- Back to School Night 7:00 PM Auditorium
Wednesday- Elective Registration; Band Parent Meeting 7:00 PM Media Center
Thursday- Gym (Gym Uniform); Penance Service 1:30 PM
Friday- Elective; Opening Liturgy 9:00 AM; Family Movie Night 7:30 PM Antioch Center Lawn
I hope that you are all having an enjoyable weekend. I hope that the fifth graders had a good first week of school; I was impressed by their enthusiasm and support for each other. We also began reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. The students will receive their copies of the book this week.
Please remember to return the emergency card for the school nurse. Also, the date on the permission slip for the trip to the Shrine of Katharine Drexel is incorrect; it should be Thursday, September 28th. You can either correct and initial the original slip or obtain a new one here. Please be sure to submit those permission slips by Friday, September 22nd.
As I mentioned last Thursday as well as in my 5th Grade Overview, I will be sending home all religion, ELA, and social studies assessments electronically. Your child has access to the folder through his or her Google Drive, and you can access the portfolio using the link (unique to your family) at the bottom of this email (and every 5th grade weekly newsletter that I send this school year).
Tuesday evening is Back to School Night. After introductions and a short Home and School Meeting (starting at 7:00 PM in the Church Auditorium), there will be two sessions with the teachers. For the 5th graders, I will give a presentation on homeroom as well as the subjects that I teach. Mrs. Fiduccia will also be available that evening to talk about the science and the science fair since she was not able to be in this past Thursday evening.
Please note that the students should wear their regular uniform on Wednesday. DARE will begin next Wednesday, September 20th. On that day, the students should wear their DARE shirt with the uniform pants, skirt, or shorts. The students do not need to wear their St. Ignatius golf shirt underneath the DARE shirt. Please keep in mind that there will be a DARE parent meeting on Thursday, September 21st at 7:00 PM in our classroom.
On Wednesday morning, we will sign up for elective classes. The catalog will be emailed tomorrow evening, and we will review it in homeroom on Tuesday morning. The students will be notified of their choices on Thursday, and the first elective class session will be on Friday.
On Thursday, the students will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. I will review the form for confession that morning.
You are all invited to join us on Friday for our Opening Liturgy at 9:00 AM in the Church. Family Movie Night, featuring Sing, will also be on Friday at 7:30 PM in the Antioch Center Lawn (in front of the school).
We will be heading to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Thursday, October 5th. The itinerary for the trip can be found here. The cost will be 15.00 per student and 22.00 per chaperone (the fees will be billed through OptionC, and the students receive a subsidy through the Home and School Association). If you are interested in chaperoning, please use the form here by Monday, September 18th. All chaperones must have current clearances; all of the requirements can be found on the Safe Environment page of the school website. Permission slips will go home this week; an extra copy can be found here. The permission forms are also due by Friday, September 22nd.
On the chaperone form, you can also indicate if you are interested in joining us for the June 11th field trip to the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul and the Reading Terminal Market; I will ask again in the future to get a final count, however, since that date is still tentative until I hear back from the basilica.
Please be sure to visit the 5th grade page of the school website; on that page you will find the homework and long term assignment calendars, and pictures.
Have a great week!
Assessment Portfolio Link: Assessment Link 2021