The students at St. Mary of the Hills School have been working hard on story elements in literature class. To reinforce the elements learned, the literacy coach read the students in grades two through five the book, Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco. This heartwarming story explains how Patricia’s grandmother helped her overcome her fear of thunder by gathering ingredients and baking a “thunder cake” during a thunder and lightning storm. The students loved the story and could
To All Our School Families: Here at St. Mary of the Hills School, we pride ourselves on community outreach and service. We are reaching out to our families to get involved in our Parish Food Drive. Would you be so kind as to donate toward this much-needed drive? The Confirmation students will be delivering the food to the pantry on Sunday, Nov. 4th, therefore the deadline to drop off your donation is Friday, November 2nd. All canned and non-perishable foods are welcome as don
Dear Families, What a wonderful week! We entered a drawing and writing contest sponsored by the Catholic Schools Office. Students in Grade 1 were asked to draw a picture of themselves showing Jesus as their friend. Grade 2 and 3 students had to either draw a picture or write an essay about what happens when they talk to Jesus. The students in Grades 4 through 8 wrote essays about what they would do if they could spend one day with Jesus. I was overwhelmed with emotion of the
Alyssa, a sixth-grade student, found $5 in front of the school, and she reported it to the principal so that she could find the person who lost it. The principal made an announcement about the lost money, but nobody came forward to claim it so the Principal told Alyssa that she could keep it. Instead of keeping it, Alyssa decided that she was going to donate into her classroom gallon water bottle. The students are bringing in loose change to fill gallon water bottles in their
Dear Families, This week I was able to sit in on classes where students were investigating the process of osmosis through cell membranes, painting pumpkins, writing essays about spending a day with Jesus, reading, solving problems, discussing what made Langston Hughes such a renowned author, estimating the weight of pumpkins, learning about economics, singing, presenting, and learning about the world around them. Today during our monthly faculty meeting the teachers and I met
Thank you to all who have already submitted Box Tops! There is still plenty of time to get Box Tops in for our first submission deadline! Every Box Top counts towards our goal so send in any you may have by Monday, October 22nd. Just a reminder to please check all Box Tops for expiration dates. We do not get credit for expired Box Tops.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! Students in Grade 6 have asked that on Friday, October 12 everyone can dress in pink and donate a $1 to help support the research on this terrible disease. A big thank you to our 6th grade students Savannah, Tyalise, and Isabella for organizing this fundraising event.