St Mary of Mt Carmel School

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

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St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic SchoolNewsletter

Volume:  XXI

No.: 20

January 29, 2014

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS’ WEEK

This week is Catholic Schools’ Week, and we have a lot of activities going on.  Today is Volunteer Appreciation/Dress up Day, and tomorrow will be Business/Sports/Hat Day.  Due to school being closed yesterday, Teacher Appreciation/Pajama Day has been rescheduled to this Friday!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN AND HELPED WITH OUR STUDENT MASS, SUPPER AND BOOK FAIR ON SATURDAY.

 

“Holes to Heaven” Fishing Derby and Raffle

Our first annual “Holes to Heaven” Fishing Derby and Raffle was an incredible success!  The weather was a bit chilly, but the event was flawless – other than the principal did not catch a fish!

Winners of the fishing derby were:

1st Place – Jamie Herding

2nd Place – John Allen

3rd Place – Tyler Zoubec

4th Place – Mike Jorgenson

5th Place – Emily Hinnenkamp

Winners of the raffle were:

1st Place – Bonita Rowert

2nd Place – Chad Bosl

3rd Place – Brian Katterhagen

4th Place – Deb Koep

5th Place – Jerome Smieja

A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED WITH AND PARTICIPATED IN THIS EVENT.  THIS IS DEFINITELY THE START OF AN AMAZING TRADITION!!

 

THIRD QUARTER BEGINS TODAY!

Today begins the second half of the school year already!  Most report cards are enclosed with this newsletter.  If you do not receive a report card for your child, you will receive it by this Friday.  Some teachers were not able to complete the report cards due to the school closings.  If you have any questions regarding your childs progress, please contact your childs teacher.  Thank you once again for giving us the opportunity to teach your children!  May God bless you! 

Upcoming Events

 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 – Volunteer Appreciation Day.

Thursday, January 30, 2014 – Business Appreciation Day.

Friday, January 31, 2014 – Teacher Appreciation Day and Pajama Day.

 

 

 Denim and Diamonds

Wine and Cheese Event

A Valentine’s Day Social for all!

February 14, 7:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

A flyer accompanies this newsletter.  This fundraiser was held in December last year and was titled “A Taste of the Holidays.”  We hope you can join us again this year for a wonderful and relaxing evening with friends.

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.

 

A Prayer for Children and Teachers

God of life and love,
Open my heart and mind to the abundance of your blessings.
Open my eyes to your presence among us.
Open my ears to the sound of your voice.
Open my hands so I can serve others.
Open my mind to learning and knowledge.
Open my imagination so I can grow in wisdom and joy.
Open my heart so I can grow in faith,

Help me to respond to the gift of your love.
Amen.

Grade 1

Happy, Happy Catholic Schools’ Week!  Thanks to all of you for your support in our amazing Catholic school.  I am so privileged to be a part of your child’s religious and academic education. Today our celebration was for our volunteers; they are greatly appreciated. Thank you!  Thursday, dress in sports & hats/exercising with Jamin’ Minute. Friday we will be celebrating READING; my love for this is enormous! We will relax and share the joy of many favorite stories.  Wear your pajamas for pajama day, also on Friday! Our lessons will include: Religion- Creation! Writing – Friendly Letter to Isabelle, the amazing helper, friend to all and Child of God. Math – hour to half, odds/evens and symmetry/snowflakes. Stay warm blessings!

Grade 2

Welcome to the beginning of the third quarter! It is so hard to believe that we are past the half way mark! This very short week we will be learning about the different parts of the mass, reviewing for our Theme 3 reading test we’ll be taking next week, and completing math centers that will be Snow Much Fun!  We will also be writing about animal habitats. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Grade 3

Gavin Albers was our ‘Disciple of the Week’ last week.  He has shown how to be a follower of Jesus by his joyful sense of humor and his helping out in the classroom.  Derek Anderson is ‘Disciple of the Week’ this week.  Derek has shown others how to be a follower by his kindness toward others with his sharing and helping out his classmates when needed.  Celebrating Catholic School’s Week is always an exciting time of the year, and this year is no exception. Thank you to all you wonderful parents for sending your child(ren) to this great school!

Grade 4

Thank you, volunteers, for making our school a special place for learning!  The students are looking forward to the AR store and pajama day on Friday.  We will begin learning double digit multiplication as we start our next unit in math.  The class continues to practice plurals and possessive nouns as we read a play about Peter and Fudge.

Grade 5

This week we have been having a blast celebrating Catholic schools’ week. We also marked the end of the second quarter last week, which means we are starting a new novel unit book. Before we start our new book, we are going to enjoy the movie of our last novel unit book and use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the book with the movie.

Grade 6

What an exciting week! Hopefully we’ll get to spend the rest of the week at school. Let us all pray for warmer weather. The sixth graders did a great job at mass today. Tomorrow we will be celebrating sports day, and Friday is our make-up pajama day. Report cards will go home this week. Please call or stop by with any questions or concerns. Thank you to all of our volunteers; you are wonderful!