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.: 22

February 12, 2014

 HAPPY 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL!!!

Denim and Diamonds
Wine and Cheese Event
A Valentine’s Day Social for all!
This Friday, February 14, 7:00 P.M.- 9:30 P.M.
In the St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church Hall
There is still time to purchase tickets for this fun event.  If you would like tickets, please call the school at 320-357-0813.  Thank you!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!

St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Staff and Students wish everyone a blessed and “lovely” Valentine’s Day!

 

KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP

AND PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

TIMES ARE LISTED BELOW.  INVITATIONS WILL BE SENT HOME TO ALL ELIGIBLE STUDENTS NEXT WEEK.  THANK YOU!

 

PREK (4) OPEN HOUSE

TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014

7:00 P.M.

 

PREK(3) OPEN HOUSE

THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

7:00 P.M.

 

KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP

Friday, March 14, 2014

8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

 

 

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Upcoming Events

 

Friday, February 14, 2014 – NO EARLY OUT!!

Friday, February 14, 2014 – Denim and Diamonds Wine and Cheese Event from 7:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

Monday, February 17, 2014 – Presidents’ Day – No School.

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.

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 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 Valentine Prayer
I said a Valentine prayer for you
and asked the Lord above
to fill your heart and bless your soul
With the precious gift of love.

I asked Him for sincere love
The kind that’s meant to stay
Just like the generous love
You give to those you touch each day.

I prayed for love from family
And from every cherished friend
Then I asked the Lord to give you
His love that knows no end.

Grade 1

God’s law is our way to love! Blessed are those who follow the law of the Lord!  Our Creation posters were awesome and so were there mini-poster evaluations.  Thanks for all your creative studying. Gavin is our dynamic and knowledgeable Jesus’ Super Star! We had an amazing 100th Day Party today! Everything the 100th way was FUN – to the 100th degree! Thursday will bring the opportunity to write a heart-filled letter, address an envelope, take a trip to the post office, buy a stamp and mail a secret Valentine to a loved one. On Love Day, we’ll be sharing our love for the elderly by creating and delivering Valentine’s to the Nursing Home. Please join us on Friday from 1:45 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. We will be riding the bus to the Nursing Home right from  phy. ed.  You can meet us at the Nursing Home. Jesus’ Love and Peace!

Grade 2

Things don’t get much more exciting in second grade than they do this week! We have two celebrations! We will be playing games and doing activities in honor of the 100th Day of School on Wednesday and Valentine’s Day on Friday! We are also SOO excited to be welcoming a new student to our class next week! We are editing the papers the students wrote about what animals do in the winter. In science, the first and second graders are finishing the unit on constellations.  Have a fabulous long weekend!

Grade 3

“We gather for Mass” is this week’s focus during our religion class.  We continue to learn the different parts of the Apostle’s Creed.  Thank you to parents for helping out with this. We will be taking a quiz on the Oregon Trail, and we find it very interesting to read a diary back in that time period and what the pioneers endured.  Party on Friday and president reports to begin – watch for these things!

Grade 4

The class did a wonderful job of reading and singing at mass!  They are researching a president this week and learning some interesting facts.  We are putting our imaginations to work by writing a short “amazing” story.  The students are using their multiplying skills to do even bigger numbers.  The methods we are using in the classroom may be different from the way you learned to multiply, so I will send home a sheet that shows our method.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Grade 5

This week in fifth and sixth grade language arts, we are learning about expository essays. We are specifically focusing on “how to” expository essays. In this type of essay, the students get to teach and explain some activity they know how to do such as dribble a basketball, bake a cake and etc. Some components of this type of essay are including detailed steps, transition words (then, next, finally) and explaining a process so that anyone would be able to do it.

Grade 6

Happy Valentine’s Day.  We hope your day is filled with love.  The sixth graders will be having a Valentine’s Day party on Friday afternoon. They are welcome to bring a Valentine for all of their friends. We are starting our unit in science on Properties and Structures of Matter. Our math unit will focus on Probability and Discrete Mathematics.  We continue to learn so much about our Bible in religion class. Have a beautiful week, and I hope to see you at “Denim and Diamonds” on Friday night.