Ship's Log

Week of November 26, 2018

We will begin the week with a Prayer Service again in the gym at 9:00

SECRET SANTA- All staff are invited to participate in our annual Secret Santa fun... forms are in your mailboxes- please fill out and return to Marian before November 28th!

We need to get ready for ADVENT! It's my favorite time of the year- except that it gets busy, busy, busy! I love when we pray together and light the Advent Candles, this year we will pray together on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 in the gym

Our students also love having RUDY- our Elf on the Shelf visit... Rudy will return next Monday, December 3rd- This will be a 'family' affair... If Rudy ends up in your room- it's your task to move Rudy to another classroom or common area the next morning (before students arrive)! Start your creative juices flowing now! Rudy will travel with a list to track where he's been along with some of his supplies! Feel free to include a class treat like kisses and candy canes! Thank you for playing along :)

It's time to decorate the school too! All help and ideas are welcome! Let's show some Christmas Spirit!

Preschool Update!

Stephanie's last day with us will be on Thursday. We wish her well at her new job at Fisher Hill. We will welcome Emily Graves (you may remember her doing a practicum with Michelle, and she's Deacon Jim's daughter) as the new preschool Teacher- she will begin on December 17th working with Amy and Joanne and then Emily will take over the classroom as teacher on January 2nd. I know you will all welcome Emily and help make this a smooth transition in preschool.

This WEEK:

BUS DUTY: Liz Ellis Please sign up for the next couple of months PLEASE

Monday- (Day 57), Choir, Prayer Service 9:00, Staff Meeting

Tuesday (Day 58)- Bobbie in late, Cool Kids banking?

Wednesday (Day 59)

Thursday (Day 60) (Advent Wreath making night)

Friday (Day 61) (PTO Movie Night 6-8)

Saturday- Basketball Season begins... come watch the fun!

Happy Birthday

Sunday- Dylan Thomas


Tuesday- Devin Hartford

Wednesday- Ella Cacioppo, Ella Jackson, Evan Cacioppo, Quinn Melucci




Before // After School Activities:

Monday- Choir 8:30 gym, Basketball (McNally 3-4), (Centeno 5-6)

Tuesday- BOK 4-8, Basketball (Ciccolini 1-2), Girls 7-8, Boys 7-8

Wednesday- Basketball (Gariepy 1-2), (Caskins 3-4)

Thursday- BOK K-3, Drama, Basketball (Centeno 5-6)

Friday- Basketball girls 7-8 and boys 7-8

To Do List:

  • Turn in your Secret Santa form if you want to be part of the FUN! - get in the Christmas Spirit!
  • UPDATE Option C by Monday each week
  • Gather info for staff documentation for NEASC
  • Enter input for NEASC Standards
  • ALICE Training- new staff should have been emailed an invitation to the online ALICE Training. Please make sure to complete this training before January 2. We have additional spots available for anyone that needs a refresher... just let me know.


Upcoming Events:

11/26 Prayer Service 9:00 gym

11/30 Advent Wreath Night

12/1 Basketball Season Starts- // PTO Movie Night

12/2 1st Sunday of Advent: HOPE

12/3 Choir, School Mass 9:00, REPORT CARDS due

12/3 Kids Korner Gift Shoppe this week

12/6 MS Semi Formal 7-9

12/7 Religious Enrichment Day at Holy Name

12/9 2nd Sunday of Advent: FAITH

12/10 Choir, School Mass 9:00, Penance following Mass- tentatively scheduled

12/12 PTO Out of Dress Day

12/13 Kindergarten Christmas Pageant 1:30

12/14 PK-3 Christmas Around the World, Bobbie out

12/ 14 Staff Holiday Party at Hibachi 5:30

12/16 3rd Sunday of Advent: JOY

12/17 Choir, School Mass 9:00 ** SECRET SANTA BEGINS**

12/19 Christmas Concert PK-5 1:30

12/21 Staff Potluck Breakfast, Early Dismissal 11:30 (NO EC) UGLY Sweater Day

12/23 4th Sunday of Advent: PEACE

12/24-1/1 Christmas Vacation

PLC/Faculty Meetings: ** We need hosts for these meetings! Thanks **

November 26th- Miranda's Room

December 3rd-

December 10th-

Teach Like A Pirate!

It's time to break out your pirate skills! Have you finished reading the Chapters for P-I-R-A-T-E... now it's time to start Crafting Engaging Lessons - AKA- Creating Experiences!!

It's all about preheating the grill and 'hooking' students...

This week it's time to Move It, Move It... try one of the Kinesthetic, Prop or Safari Hooks this week (page 87-93)