Newsletter February 19, 2014

St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic SchoolNewsletter

Volume:  XXI

No.: 23

February 19, 2014

It’s that time of year again!!  Registration for Prek(3), Prek(4) and Kindergarten!

Invitations for all three events are enclosed with this newsletter, if you have a child who is eligible for our programs.  If you know of anyone else who might be interested, please contact the school office, and we will send an invitation.  All other school registrations (grades 1-6) will take place in mid March.





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Friday, March 14, 2014

8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.


Thank you to everyone who supported our Denim and Diamonds last Friday evening.  It was a beautiful venue, and everyone had a wonderful time.




St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic School will host an onsite accreditation team on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 2, 3 and 4, 2014.  Please go to our website at to find out more about accreditation. – CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE – UPDATED WITH CURRENT INFORMATION THROUGHOUT THE WEEK!!

Upcoming Events


Tuesday, February 25, 2014 – Students will bused to and attend mass at 8:45 A.M. at St. Joseph’s in Grey Eagle.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 – “Raising Pure Teens” Assembly – Featuring David Rinaldi at 7:00 P.M. in the Church Hall.  (This is a junior/senior high religious education event, but all parents are invited.)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 – Prek(4) Open House at 7:00 P.M.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 – Ash Wednesday – Mass at 8:30 A.M.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 – Children’s Mass at 8:30 A.M.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 – Prek(3) Open House at 7:00 P.M.

Friday, March 14, 2014 – Kindergarten Roundup from 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.


Friday, March 14, 2014 – NO EARLY OUT.



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.


Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014.  Let us begin to think about what we will give up or what we will do to make us more like Christ.

Grade 1

Happy Presidents’ Day Week! First and second grade social: The Father of Our Country, George Washington. Arya is our beautiful Jesus’ Superstar, and she certainly is beautiful inside and out!  Religion: Through Baptism we become a Child of God. The kids will be bringing home a poster to fill out about their own Baptism. Thanks for your help. Reading: Cluster with l words, Drawing Conclusions and What is a Sentence? Spelling: Short o words. Writing: Writing answers to questions and Super Star Friendly Letter.  Math: Frames and Arrows, counting by any given number forward and backward, and counting money with dimes, nickels and pennies. Enjoy the warmer weather! Thank you, Lord!

Grade 2

I’d like to start off by welcoming Colton Allen to our second grade family! We are SOO excited to have him in our class! This week we are learning mass parts for our mass next week. We are excited to be able to prepare the mass at St. Joseph’s in Grey Eagle next Tuesday at 8:45. Please join us if you can! In reading, the focus is on r-controlled vowels. Have your children tell you about Officer Buckle and his faithful friend Gloria. We are starting a writing unit on biographies. In math, we started a new unit on measurement. This week we will be learning about line segments.  The first and second graders are finishing up on constellations. Have a wonderful week!

Grade 3

‘Disciple of the Week’ students, Christopher Garcia – February 3-7; Kris Hanson – February 10-14; and Jayden Hellmann, February 17-21, show a great love for Jesus by how they treat others around them.  Christopher has a great love for the Bible. Kris is blessed with a sensitive heart.  Jayden shows great concern for those around him. Thank God for these wonderful disciples!  

Grade 4

The fourth graders had Dan Dutcher, a student intern, come to our room and talk about the amazing human brain.  He even brought a real brain for us to see!  Students are working toward their final gold stars of math facts before we begin our own Olympic Games.  We are editing our short stories before completing the “neat sheet.”  I am looking forward to seeing their president reports completed on the iPad.  Just ten days left to make their AR goal for this “I Love to Read” month!

Grade 5

In writing this week, we are starting our rough drafts for our expository essays. We are continuing in our novel unit books by reading and testing our comprehension as we are making our way toward the middle of the book. In religion, we are starting a new unit focusing on the Eucharist and its importance to our faith. Third through sixth grade students are going to be presenting their Prezi’s (a virtual power point with cool features) in the upcoming weeks in word processing class. We have had a blast preparing and working on them, and I am looking forward to seeing their final projects.

Grade 6

Just a reminder to get your forms filled out and turned in for our Lake Carlos Environmental Camp. The camp is the talk of our classroom. If you are interested in coming out and joining us, you may do so. We continue to work on probability and discrete mathematics during our math class, properties of matter and energy in science, and Jesus’ teachings in religion. We hope you all had a beautiful three-day break. Let us thank God for this wonderful weather!