March 20-24, 2023

Happy First Week of Spring! Wow!
Classroom News:
Food Drive: Thank you for your donations to the food drive!  The truck from the Catholic Charities St. Lucy Project came to STM yesterday and we received an email back that our school and parish donated 551 pounds of food! We have had four food drives this year: Race for Education, Christmas Dinner Boxes, Christ House, and St. Lucy. I am so grateful we have the ability to share our "more" with those needing food.
Report Cards: I have received almost all of the report cards back from the students. If you have questions or want to set up a time to go over the MAPS testing data, let me know and we'll set up some Thursday appointments!
Design for Excellence Visit: STM is proud to have the Visiting Team here this week to review all aspects of our school!  All the students need to do is remember to greet the visitors politely and be their best selves!  There is an early dismissal on Friday so that we may receive the Visiting Team's report and recommendations. 
House Meetings: We will have a House Meeting on Monday, March 27th. Over the weekend, take a look around the house and in the drawers and find the house shirt, because it's been a bit since we had House meetings!
STM Auction: The Auction is next weekend, April 1st! Hope to see you there!
Academic News
6th LA: The students are taking the Adverbs test on Friday. In class on Thursday we will check the Adverb Review as their study guide. I have assigned the Adverb Challenge for extra credit - please encourage your student to do the Adverb Challenge!
6th Reading: The students in Bluebirds and Kestrels will be working on assignments within their respective class novels: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin for Bluebirds, and Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson for the Kestrels.  
7th Reading: The C. S. Lewis group is tracking the main character's journey in Ben Mikaelsen's Touching Spirit Bear. We will be reading this book and finishing our activities by April 5th. During the Easter Holiday, the biography book pictures need to be finished. 
6th Religion: We are moving to Chapter 18, The Kings of Israel. Here is a bit more information on this chapter:
Happy Spring, everyone!
Mrs. Morgan