Week of May 6, 2019

I want to thank all of you for the special ways that made me feel so appreciated during Teacher Appreciation Week!  There are beautiful fresh flowers in my classroom, kind sentiments written on beautiful cards, coffee cards galore, heavenly scented candles, a beautiful magnet and even fresh eggs!!!  I do appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.  I also want to express my gratitude for the gift of SCRIP.  That was a completely unexpected treat!  Thank you so much!!!

Let’s go fishing!!!  On Monday, May 13, we are going fishing at the home of the Driscoll family!  Mr. and Mrs. Driscoll have opened up their home to us in order to have a beautiful and safe place to do the phys. ed. fishing unit.  Here are some notes from Mrs. Campbell regarding this unit:

Fishing and Environmental Health Field Trip Preparation                     May 13, 2019 

  • Personal Floatation Devices (PFD) and fishing gear will be provided.
  • Free dress according to school rules.
  • Wear layers including fleece or sweat shirt and coat, wear shoes that can get muddy and/or boots.
  • May want to bring extra shirt, and socks.
  • Bring; towel or blanket to sit on, lunch and snack, water bottle.

-Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. Blas

Mr. Driscoll in P.E. showing 5th graders all about how to use a fishing pole.

Math: Students are dividing fractions by using the inverse operation (multiplication) or by drawing diagrams.


Writing: Students are working on acrostic poems as the second part of their poetry unit.


Reading: Students are reading Old Yeller, The Secret Garden, and Where the Red Fern Grows.  Many are making great connections to metaphors, realizing the author’s purpose, and referring to past books to relate to the current one they’re reading.

I have received many great book reports this month!  Those who did the book report will earn extra credit points in literacy.  I have learned a lot about Sacajawea, Sitting Bull, Roberto Clemente, Antonia Novello, Yao Ming, and Pocahontas.  I look forward to listening to more!


Religion: Students have started Chapter 18 about matrimony and Holy Orders.


Social Studies: Students are reading about the Boston Massacre and the taxes imposed by Britain that led to colonial revolt.


Science: Students created blue prints for their presentations on water distribution of the Earth.


Spelling: Unit 27, Prefixes bi, mid, semi, and tri.  Bonus words: Salvation, eternal life, Immaculate Conception, Assumption, and inverse operation.




Fifth grade – In Physical education students have practiced setting up the fishing pole and casting. Please prepare for fishing on Monday May 13th.  Students should wear layers of clothing, and boots. SLE 4 A person of integrity who accepts responsibility for personal behavior.


Spanish: 5th graders have been preparing for the mass they will lead in Spanish.


Upcoming Calendar Items:

April 29th through May 17th– MAP testing for all grades 2 through 8

May 9th – Mother’s Day Flower Basket order pick-up (7:30-8:15 and 2:45-3:15 in front of the gym)

May 10th – No school for Kindergarten only today. (Mrs. Whelan will be assessing rising Kindergarten students.)Bilingual Mass today at 10:30 am.

May 6th  10th– Eighth graders in Washington D.C.

May 8th  10th– Seventh graders in Portland, OR

May 13th – 18th– Missoula Children’s Theater for K-8; Performances at 3:30 pm and 6 pm on May 18th. Cost is $35 per child, not $75 as advertised.

May 17th – May Crowning Mass at 10:30 am

May 17th – Jr. Ski to Sea Parade at 4 pm with the Root Beer and Brats fundraiser from 4- 8 pm

June 7th– 10:30 am Volunteer of the Year recognized at mass; 11:30 Volunteers have sack lunch with students; Volunteer Appreciation Tea at 12:30 pm. Variety Show (1:00 pm to 3 pm- time has changed). See flier in last week’s envelope or here.

June 13th– Peace Festival from 12:30 to 3 pm. All grades K-7 participate in team-building games. Parents are invited to watch and help supervise the games.

June 23rd – Auction item availability! – The Upfront Theatre Opportunity! See the flyer here!