St Mary of Mt Carmel School

425 Central Avenue, Long Prairie, Minnesota — 320-357-0813


May 21, 2014

St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic SchoolNewsletter Volume: XXINo.: 35May 21, 2014



**Last Weeks of School**It is amazing to me that we can even be in the last month of school – let alone the last two weeks of school! 

Field Trips

Students in grades kindergarten and first grade will be going to the Little Falls Zoo and the park on Friday, May 23, 2014. Their teachers have sent home additional information.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014 – Kindergarten Graduation at 1:30 P.M.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – Sixth Grade Graduation at 8:30 A.M.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – Prek(4) Morning Graduation at 10:30 A.M.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – Prek(4) Afternoon Graduation at 2:00 P.M.



The students blasted through the “Coins for Water,” so we will be having our water fun day at Lake Charlotte on our last day of school, Thursday, May 29, 2014. We are in need of parent volunteers to help fill the water balloons before we go to Lake Charlotte. This can be done on Wednesday (anytime) or Thursday (before 10:00 A.M.)


Book Sale

Maurita is once again having a book sale at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel School to make money for more library books. The book sale will be as follows:
Thursday, May 29, 2014 – 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. for St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Students and Parents.

Friday, May 30, 2014 – 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. for Long Prairie Community.


AR Store

We will have our last AR store next week. If you have any new or gently used items that you think students would like, we would love to add them to our store. Please bring them to school no later than next Tuesday, May 27, 2014.



Upcoming EventsFriday, May 23, 2014 – Kindergarten and First Grade Field Trip to Little Falls Zoo and Park. 

Monday, May 26, 2014 – No School – Memorial Day.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014 – Kindergarten Graduation at 1:30 P.M.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – Sixth Grade Graduation at 8:30 A.M.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – Prek(4) Morning Graduation at 10:30 A.M.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – Prek(4) Afternoon Graduation at 2:00 P.M.


Thursday, May 29, 2014 – Last Day of School! This is a full day!


ST. MARY OF MT. CARMEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic School is a family oriented environment that provides a Christ centered education to students in PreK-6. Together as a staff, parents, parish, and community, we strive to prepare students morally, spiritually, intellectually and socially to meet the challenges of the future as disciples of Jesus, spreading the word of God and ultimately entering the kingdom of heaven. Tuition for 2013-2014My computer has not been working properly, so I have not completed the end of the year billings to let people know what their final amount due is at this time. I will work on this over the weekend and send them home next Tuesday, May 27, 2014.   I have been very pleased with the prompt payments this year, and I appreciate everyone who supports our wonderful children!
Grade 1I can’t believe this is our last news from the classroom! Disappointment, but also joy fills my heart, when I think about these incredible gifts from God. Disappointment of not being with them, watching the big light bulbs go off when they have accomplished something and listening to their real and imaginative stories everyday. Most of all, I will treasure the JOY they have given me! Thanks again for the privilege to be their teacher and for all your support in this enormous year of learning. They have succeeded in so many areas and, of course, are big smarty pants! LOVE, LEARNING & LAUGHTER! That’s what it’s all about! I have included a letter for all the important dates for the last days.  Grade 2Time flies when you are having fun! It’s so hard to believe that this is the last weekly report for the second graders.   To wrap up this great year, we are finishing up some projects and units in reading and math. We’re looking forward to fun days ahead and celebrating at Lake Charlotte on the last day of school. But first, tune in to KEYL on TUESDAY, MAY 27 at 8:30 for Open Mic. I am in charge of the Relay for Life and will have 12 special guests on the radio with me that morning.  Very exciting!!! In closing, it has been a great year, and I’ve been blessed to teach your children.  I can only hope I have taught them as much as they have taught me. Enjoy your summer!
Grade 3We are learning what the apostle’s mission was after Jesus went to heaven and what our mission is today.  We are taking some finals in reading and math and will finish up next week.  We are practicing for our play which will be presented next week on Tuesday.  Thank you to the
Christie Home Museum Tour staff and the wonderful tour we received!  I encourage all to go to this gem that you have in your community.
Grade 4Thank you for supporting the plant sale! The totals will be announced next week.  The students did a fantastic job with the spring program.  The class enjoyed visiting the Todd County Museum and the Christie House.  We are very fortunate to have these historical places in our community.   We are busy wrapping up work in several subjects and looking forward to the final week of school.
Grade 5Summer is soon approaching, and we are really winding down the school year this week and the next. This week in language arts, we are watching two movies based on the novel unit books we finished up last week. We are also doing a little work with research writing and how to avoid plagiarism. Grade 6We had a wonderful day on Tuesday with Nathan and Ryan Browen as our principals for the day. Thank you for all the fun! On Friday, Derek Dempsey will be our principal for the day, and he has so much planned for us to do. Just a reminder our entire final stuff happening in the 6th grade room:  Math and religion final test on Thursday, AR goal on Tuesday, graduation mass and Casey’s on Wednesday, and Lake Charlotte on Thursday. We hope you can join us for some of this fun! Have a beautiful Memorial Day holiday.