Thanksgiving Principal Newsletter
As a Catholic school principal and as principal of Immaculate Conception School in particular, I am thankful for many things.
First, I am thankful for the opportunity to serve in a role that helps bring children closer to God. The knowledge that each day begins with prayer, that we are able to refer to Scripture on a daily basis, and that we celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist on a weekly basis is a gift I wish more people could experience. For this, I am thankful.
Secondly, I am thankful for the presence of our community. Time and time again, I receive compliments on the strength and closeness of our community. We have a dedicated HSA and School Advisory Council who work diligently to ensure our school remains community-based. We have a number of parents who give of their time and talent all for the enhancement of our school and for our children. For this, I am thankful.
Next, I am thankful for my teachers and support staff members who continue to be like Christ for their students on a daily basis. It is an amazing feeling to see so many individuals going above and beyond in helping our students form not only intellectually, but spiritually, socially, and emotionally. For this, I am thankful.
Finally, I am thankful for the gift of our students. To hear their stories, to see their learning, to witness their evangelization to the adults in their lives is a powerful image. Their smiles, innocence, and unconditional love reinforce that peace and happiness can exist in a world of chaos and turmoil. For this, I am thankful.
Please be assured that you and your family remain in my thoughts and prayers as I gather around my table and offer my prayer of thanksgiving.
Sincerely in Christ,
Gratitude around the halls!
Thank you to all our generous families who donated to the Girl Scout SHIP food drive.
PreK students used their fine motor skills to make their Thanksgiving Feasts out of play doh.
Third Graders took time to write about what they are grateful for this Thanksgiving.
Kindergarteners had a great time making their turkeys and talking about what they are grateful for.
The first grade students are grateful for their families, and are having fun practicing their "fact families."
The 7th graders worked with their Kinder buddies to create their Thanksgiving turkeys
Our Kindergarteners are on the look out for their turkeys!
5/6 Grade LA
During the month of November, fifth graders took part in a Thanksgiving PBL assignment. For the first few weeks, the students worked in groups to collaborate ideas about a Thanksgiving Day Parade. Together the students came up with parade float themes and props, playlists, and shopping lists to name a few.
5/6 Grade LA
After the group portion was completed, students individually completed a parade route Math assignment and a Language Arts writing assignment. The parade newspaper article, where they wrote about their ideas using three different types of paragraphs, wrapped up the Thanksgiving PBL.
5/6 Grade LA
Ms. Westervelt's class is ready for Thanksgiving!
The Kindergarteners are excited to show off their Turkeys.
Mrs. Massoni's class is grateful!
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Mrs. Seccamanie's boys favorite Thanksgiving Recipe "Corn Mush"
1 Can Cream Corn
1 Can Reg Corn (drained)
1 heaping table spoon Sour Cream
1 stick butter melted
Mix altogether and put in baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for one hour.