Principal's Weekly Update
A Message from Dr. Nadjarian
We had a fantastic Discovery Day! Our Middle School Student Ambassadors and Parent Ambassadors joined our Director of Admission, Director of Advancement, Assistant Principal, and myself in welcoming prospective families. Families had the opportunity to see the exciting Friday happenings at school. The school's halls were alive with the sound of music as today marked the first day of our band program!
K2-8 progress reports went home today with your child. A special thank you to Ms. Gloria Reyes for spearheading our first progress reports using FACTS for grades 4-8. The teachers have worked as a team in making this transition to a new online platform possible!
See you at Parking Lot Prayers on Monday (weather permitting)!
Have a lovely and restful weekend.
- 9-11:30 Admissions Open House
- First Day of Band
- Progress Reports K2-8
- Grade 1 only- Visit from Fire Department at 10 a.m.
- Meet the Specials Subject Teachers Night
- School Mass at 8 a.m.
- Virtual Open House
- All students are invited to come in Halloween costume (guidelines coming soon)
- Halloween Costume Parade at 8:15 a.m.
- Halloween Celebration 4-6
- EDP ends at 4
- PreK-K1 Progress Reports
- Dress-down Pajama Day
- All Saints Day Mass (full school Mass PreK-8 at 12:10)
- Brookline Public School is closed (bring lunch from home)
- No School-Veteran's Day
- Thanksgiving Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. (PreK-8)
- No School Thanksgiving Break
- K2-8 Report cards go home
- Parent-Teacher Conferences begin
A Message from Nurse Catherine
St. Mary’s had 1 case of Covid-19 this week.
Our school social work intern is starting friends and lunch groups for the middle school next week. Lower grades started this week. This is a great opportunity for our middle school students to meet in small groups and learn about positive peer relationships, play games and get to know each other better. Consent forms must be signed in order for your student to participate. If you would like a consent form or have any questions please reach out to our social work intern Domenica Adamson email@example.com, your student’s teacher or me firstname.lastname@example.org. We are so fortunate to have a social worker with us this year. I hope all the students take advantage of this opportunity.
Enjoy your weekend.
Thank you for supporting your children at home in preparation for our Fall MAPs testing window. Students were so respectful and quiet during testing. Older students assisted the Kindergarten students with technology and showed leadership and patience. All K2-8 teachers will share results individually with families during Parent Conferences when Report Cards are distributed at the end of November.
Importance of Attendance
- change of heart
Ms. Garcia taught them special ways in which this day is celebrated through music from the Aragon Region and popular dance. Ms. Garcia also brought her “cachirulo” the square cloth which is red and black and is traditionally worn during the festivities. They also offered Mother Mary of Pilar some flowers.
Students studied color theory by reading “The Color Monster” by Anna Llenas. They mixed primary colors, red and yellow, to make orange. Students drew with crayons to music and used pattern blocks on pumpkin shape templates in centers. They loved the activities and rotated to each table by participating in all the lessons!
Grade 3 Penpals
Grade 6 ELA
In the book The Giver, the character Jonas starts to gradually see color as he strengthens his memories. In doing so, he begins to gain more emotion. Students were tasked to go around the classroom and identify emotions with certain colors.
Grade 6 Shark Tank
Middle School Spanish
Students learned all about family and tradition in countries such as Mexico and Spain. Family members are considered beyond the immediate family. Ms. Sanchez asked her students to reflect on the question “Who do you consider your family?” Students were asked to draw their families and label them in Spanish.
Several vocab words taught in this lesson included the following:
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