Sunday, December 9, 2018

NEWSLETTER - Dec. 9, 2018

Dear Parents,
     Please check out the previous blog entry as it doesn't look as if anyone visited it last week.  I must have done something wrong posting it.  

     I have Feeding God's Children pictures to share this week. 









Up Coming Dates to Remember:
        Dec. 18th - Advent Program 6:45 p.m. in the Church
        
        Feb. 9th - First Reconciliation Parent/Child Retreat 10 a.m.
        Mar. 2nd - Sacrament of First Reconciliation
        
        Apr. 13th - First Communion Parent/Child Retreat
        April 27th - Sacrament of First Communion


SCHEDULE
Monday – Advent Prayer Service & P. E. 
Tuesday – Library 
Wednesday - Music 
Thursday - P.E. 
Friday - Mass, Adoration, & Music

I CAN…STATEMENTS
RELIGION: I can Understand why Mary was chosen to be the mother of Jesus.
READING:  I can follow a patterned story to create my own story.
ENGLISH:  I can identify a prepositional phrase. 
MATH:  I can find the perimeter of a shape.
SPELLING:  I can use multiple sources to find the correct spelling of a word.
WRITING:  I can use quotation marks in my writing.

God Bless,
            Christine Deutsch

Monday, December 3, 2018

NEWSLETTER - Dec. 3, 2018

Dear Parents,
     I began reading Into His Likeness, by Edward Sri. This book is a Christmas gift to each of us from our parish which I picked up at church this past weekend.  Be sure to take one if you haven't yet.  I've only read the intro. and it has already sparked excitement in my heart for the Advent journey that has begun anew.  I am eager to experience what the Lord has in store for us with the children.  

     Speaking of sharing an experience...
 
The 2nd Graders were very busy Friday afternoon creating instruments that vary in pitch.  The knowledge gathered during our science unit on sound came in handy for this activity. 

Up Coming Dates to Remember:
        Dec. 5th  - Feed God's Children (This is our Advent Service Project)
        Dec. 18th - Advent Program 6:45 p.m. in the Church
        
        Feb. 9th - First Reconciliation Parent/Child Retreat 10 a.m.
        Mar. 2nd - Sacrament of First Reconciliation
        
        Apr. 13th - First Communion Parent/Child Retreat
        April 27th - Sacrament of First Communion


SCHEDULE
Monday – Advent Prayer Service & P. E. 
Tuesday – Library 
Wednesday - Feeding God's Children & Music 
Thursday - SPIRIT WEARP.E. 
Friday - Mass, Adoration, Music, & REPORT CARDS 

I CAN…STATEMENTS
RELIGION: I can interpret a timeline of biblical prophets.
READING:  I can compare and contrast similar stories.
ENGLISH:  I can identify the object of a preposition. 
MATH:  I can estimate a reasonable temperature.
SPELLING:  I can spell words with consonant -le syllables.  (sniffle)
WRITING:  I can share a piece of my writing with my class during "Author's Chair."

God Bless,
            Christine Deutsch

Monday, November 26, 2018

NEWSLETTER - Nov. 25, 2018

 Dear Parents,
     I hope you had time to step back and take stock of all the blessings our Lord has provided over the long Thanksgiving weekend.  A goal I strive toward with the students is to help them learn to live in gratitude.  With Christmas on the horizon it is especially hard for children to think of what they have vs. what they want.  Advent is the perfect time to identify the blessings that are in the smallest happenstances of our daily lives and practice using the joy gratitude gives us to make choices that will bring joy to others.  With your support at home with this focus, we can make gratitude and giving an intragrel part of who we are.  

                                During Fr. Nathan's last visit with us we were talking about Baptism which spurred questions about Holy Water.  Fr. made our discussion very special by sanctifying ordinary drinking water.  We now have Holy Water in our classroom!

Up Coming Dates to Remember:
        Dec. 5th  - Feed God's Children (This is our Advent Service Project)
        Dec. 18th - Advent Program 6:45 p.m. in the Church
        
        Feb. 9th - First Reconciliation Parent/Child Retreat 10 a.m.
        Mar. 2nd - Sacrament of First Reconciliation
        
        Apr. 13th - First Communion Parent/Child Retreat
        April 27th - Sacrament of First Communion


SCHEDULE
Monday – P. E. & LAST NON-UNIFORM DAY (Ride for a Reason Reward)
Tuesday – Library 
Wednesday - Music 
Thursday - P.E. & End of First Trimester 
Friday - Mass, Adoration, & Music

I CAN…STATEMENTS
RELIGION: I can name people of the Bible who put their trust in the Lord.
READING:  I can make observations about the work of an author.
ENGLISH:  I can identify prepositional phrases in a sentence.
MATH:  I can make scalene, isosceles, and equilateral triangles.
SPELLING:  I can spell words with the R-Controlled syllable "ur".
WRITING:  I can write a friendly letter.

God Bless,
            Christine Deutsch

Friday, November 2, 2018

NEWSLETTER - Nov. 2, 2018

Dear parents,

     The past few, insanely busy days turned out to be so overwhelmingly filled with God's Grace.  I stood in the midst of the joy and excitement of the children, witnessing the creativity and hard work of so many parents, in a church filled to the brim for worship, taking in powerful sermons from both Father Nathan and Bishop Cuzzens.  What a privilage to be part of a school community that, in Bishop Cuzzens words, practices daily for a life in Heaven.

     We are looking at another busy week ahead as we prepare for the 2nd Graders' Mass (8:30) and the Veteran's Day Program (9:30).  Please check in with your child on Monday to see if they have a reading to practice.  Don't forget Tuesday night's Mostaccioli Dinner 4:30-7:00 as well.  

Young Saints in the making:
Charlie, Jacoby, Levi, Will,
Kira, and Josh
AKA:  Noah, St. Peter, St. Patrick, St. Maximilian Kolbe,
Mary, and Moses
       
SCHEDULE
Monday – P. E. & NON-UNIFORM DAY (Ride for a Reason Reward)
Tuesday – Library 
Wednesday - Music & PICTURE RETAKES (non-uniform day if getting retakes)
Thursday - P.E.
Friday - OUR MASS, VETERANS DAY PROGRAM, & Music

I CAN…STATEMENTS
RELIGION: I can practice humility by recognizing my strengths and my weaknesses.
READING:  I can use facts and details I read as evidence to support my ideas.
ENGLISH:  I can distinguish between imperative (command) and exclamatory (exclamation) sentences.
MATH:  I can use 3 digits to create multiple numbers and order them by value.
SPELLING:  I can spell words with R-Controlled syllables "ar" and "or".
WRITING:  I can write a paragraph about a Saint.

God Bless,
            Christine Deutsch

Friday, October 26, 2018

NEWSLETTER - Oct. 26, 2018

I really enjoyed connecting with each of you during conferences.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for choosing St. Max.  It is families like yours that make us who we are!

Let me know if you have any questions regarding All Saints Day Mass.  Come in costume and bring Spirit Wear or a uniform to change into.    

Below you can see a group of very serious scientists listening intently to discover if sound travels through liquid and how it might differ from sound moving through a solid or gas.  



I'm sure your child will tell you all about each of the experiments conducted that afternoon.  Just ask and enjoy the enthusiasm and knowledge. 

Up Coming Dates to Remember:
        Nov. 1st  - All Saints Day Mass
        Nov. 2nd - Mass with Bishop Cuzzens
        Nov. 6th - Mostaccioli Dinner 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
        Nov. 9th - Veterans Day Program


SCHEDULE
Monday – P. E. & NON-UNIFORM DAY (Ride for a Reason Reward)
Tuesday – Library 
Wednesday - Music
Thursday - P.E. & ALL SAINTS DAY MASS 
Friday - MASS with Bishop Cuzzons

I CAN…STATEMENTS
RELIGION: I can use the act of pumpkin carving to praise God.
READING:  I can recognize the main idea and details in an expository text.
ENGLISH:  I can identify adverbs that modify an adjective or another adverb.
MATH:  I can use tally charting to gather data used to answer a question.
SPELLING:  I can spell words with vowel teams.

God Bless,
            Christine Deutsch

Saturday, October 13, 2018

NEWSLETTER - Oct. 12, 2018

     Well our week was certainly busy but lots of fun too!  Below you will see a proud group posing at the fire station.  They are the oldest students on this field trip and were excellent leaders and role models for the younger students.  


Up Coming Dates to Remember:
        Oct. 22nd Mid-Tri grades come home
        Oct. 23rd and 25th Conferences
        Nov. 1st All Saints Day Mass

SCHEDULE
Monday – P. E. & NON-UNIFORM DAY (Ride for a Reason Reward)
Tuesday – Library & LIVING ROSARY 11:00 a.m. in church
Wednesday - Music & BOOK ORDER DUE
Thursday - NO SCHOOL
Friday - NO SCHOOL

I CAN…STATEMENTS
RELIGION: I can retell the story of Elisha and the army of angels.
READING:  I can compare and contrast details about birds and bats.
ENGLISH:  I can identify article adjectives in a sentence.
MATH:  I can write fraction number sentences.
SPELLING:  I can spell words with the open/long /i/ sound.
SCIENCE:  I can state the properties of liquid and solid matter.

God Bless,
            Christine Deutsch

Friday, October 5, 2018

NEWSLETTER - Oct. 5, 2018

We have a very busy week ahead!

SATURDAY, Oct. 6 - Ride for a Reason - 8:30 a.m. Mass at the baseball stadium 
                                                                     - 9:15 a.m. ride begins in the park  
                                                                     - 11:00 a.m. potluck lunch begins

MONDAY, Oct. 8 - Picture Day - Non-Uniform Day
                               - P.E.
                               - DQ Art - come and see the 2nd Grader's Galaxies on display.

TUESDAY, Oct. 9 - Library

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10 - Field Trip to the Fire Station 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
                                        - Music

THURSDAY, Oct. 11 - P.E. 

FRIDAY, Oct. 12 - 2nd Graders' Mass 8:30 a.m. 
                              - Music
                              Benediction 2:00 p.m.       


      The past couple of weeks our minds and hearts have been focusing on God the Creator.  We discovered that by studying God's creation we learn more about Him.  
By studying outer space we formed the notion that God is mighty and all-powerful! 

     To culminate our study we fused our knowledge of music, art, science and expository texts together in a Galaxy Masterpiece.  Enjoy the photos of the children working on an Abstract Expressionist painting using the music of Gustav Holst's ochestral suite titled The Planets to spur the feelings behind the strokes, splashes and splotches.
























God Bless,
Christine Deutsch