November 1, 2020
Happy All Saints Day! Some food for thought: "On the first day of November each year, we celebrate All Saints' Day.  This day is designed to remind us that most saints were not canonized; nobody will ever know they were saints.  It is also designed to remind us that we are all called to be saints, in our own way, and in our own place and time." Rediscover the Saints, by Matthew Kelly
Trunk or Treat and Halloween - Going back to Friday night, however...so much fun!  It was great to see so many students and families at Trunk or Treat!  What a great event for families.  Thank you for being there!  Students were provided with simple treat bags, courtesy of the 6th grade room parents.  Thank you, Ms. Merani, for your work!
Fireside Chat - Thank you for the support, communicated to Mrs. Davis via the Five Things Fireside Chat.  It is a huge thing, knowing that the PTO, through the parents, and the parents themselves, are fully involved in keeping the STM Community a safe place to teach, learn, and grow.
Winter Uniform - begins tomorrow, November 2nd.  I've copied the grid below, but in taking a look, here's what I am expecting to see tomorrow: navy blue sweaters (which are optional, but students aren't allowed sweatshirts and hoodies in the classrooms, so getting a sweater is always a good idea) over polo shirts for girls and boys, girls wearing navy tights if wearing a plaid skirt, white socks, and no more shorts. In the uniform grid, it shows that socks are supposed to be white with no logos. Mrs. Morgan hasn't been super strict with the socks, so if your student has been wearing blue or black socks, it's because she didn't read the fine print on the uniform guidelines. 
Quick reminder about jewelry: post (non-dangling) earrings are ok.  Nail polish is still a no-no. Regular watches are ok.  Bracelets and scrunchies worn around the wrist are not ok.  Necklaces are to be a religious in nature, such as a cross, crucifix, or a religious medal.
This week in class - We have about three weeks to the end of the first 12 weeks of school...which is awesome!  In LA this week we'll have a Pronouns test on Thursday, November 5, then start on our next Writing piece.  In Reading, we continue with M/T novel study on M/T, Vocabulary on W/F, and Th Storyworks-based Reading.  In 7th grade, we have the end of our novel coming up, ReadTheory to do, and text annotations.  In Religion, we have the Chapter 6 test, Abraham is Our Father in Faith, on Tuesday.  
Have a great week!
Mrs. Morgan