Week of 2/24-2/28

Hello Families!

The 6th grade has been very busy this week comparing Bound to the European Cinderella fairy tale. They reviewed verbs, direct and indirect objects, and added to our Generation Alive collection. In addition to all of their academic obligations, many students have been preparing for Peter Pan. I was able to see some of the practice yesterday, and I am very impressed with their dedication and hard work!

This upcoming week marks the beginning of Lent. We have a 12:15 Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Als; please celebrate with us! Students are required to wear their school uniforms on all school mass days and Free Dress Passes cannot be used.

We will also be going on the 6th grade retreat! On Friday 2/28, students will leave St Als (with the help of our parent volunteers) to take part in our retreat. Permission slips are due 2/26. Please pack a sack lunch. Additionally, the 28th is the first Friday in Lent, so please keep that in mind when packing lunches! The 6th Grade Retreat will focus on forming conscience, acts of kindness that bring us closer to God, and the importance of community. It has been completely rewritten this year, and I am very excited to share it with your children!

Events this week include:

2/24 **Last day to bring in Generation Alive Money**

  • Spelling Pre Test Ch 19 (Words below in document section)
  • Spelling Practice assigned ~ If every student earns a perfect score on the spelling practice this week, their test on Thursday is optional!!!
  • Is Xing Xing her own hero? – Persuasive Essay brainstorming
  • Ch 22+23 Assigned

2/25

  • 6th Grade to watch Peter Pan Teaser
  • Spelling Practice Due
  • Helping Verbs
  • Is Xing Xing her own hero? – Persuasive Essay brainstorming
  • Ch 24+25 assigned

2/26 **12:15 Ash Wednesday Mass** Please join us! 

  • Permission Slips for 6th Grade Retreat Due
  • Spelling Game
  • Is Xing Xing her own hero? – Persuasive Essay brainstorming
  • Ch 26+27 assigned

2/27

  • Potential Spelling Test
  • Is Xing Xing her own hero? – Persuasive Essay brainstorming
  • Ch 28+29 Assigned

2/28 **6th Grade Retreat!**

Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with St. Als!