Reminder: there is no school this Monday, January 15th in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
On Sunday, January 21st, Bishop Emeritus Kicanas is the presider of the 11:00 AM mass. All St. Joseph students and families are encouraged to attend. Students should wear school uniform with white Mass shirts. there will be a pot luck to follow in Healy Hall.
Last week, we again revisited what students should be doing for their Science Fair projects, and students received a checklist to help them ensure that they include all necessary parts of the project. The projects are due on February 8th. Please see the Science page of this website for updated information throughout the Science Fair process.
Updated on January 13th for the week of January 15th.
For school-wide news, make sure to read the latest Eagle's Nest Newsletter.
Advice and Reminders
January 15th - No school - MLK Jr. Day
January 21st - Bishop Emeritus Kicanas is the presider of the 11:00 AM mass - Pot luck to follow in Healy Hall
January 28th - February 3rd - Catholic Schools Week
February 8th - Science Fair Project due
February 12th-16th - Science Fair (projects displayed in Healy Hall - viewing available Tuesday through Thursday)
For more information on dates of school-wide events, please see the Happenings or the School Calendar pages on the school website.
Fifth Grade Newsletter
The Classroom Notes section at the top of this home page is the fifth grade newsletter. It is usually just a couple paragraphs. It is updated weekly, usually on Sunday nights, but it may be updated earlier in the weekend. As well, the curriculum pages are updated every weekend to reflect what will be taught in the coming week. This advice and reminders section is often left up as reminders, and is not necessarily new. However, if you see a new heading, you know that the information provided under that heading is newly provided.
A New Year
Fifth grade is a year of much growth and development, both academically and physically. I love seeing the students grow, mature, and become responsible, independent learners. It is hard work to transition into an independent student. To aid parents in helping their fifth graders, I have several sections/pages/links on this website that provide useful tips, tools, and advice. Please feel free to browse all the sections for anything you might find helpful. Also feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
The Importance of Homework
Homework provides much needed practice and feedback to prepare students for the tests that follow. More than just lowering a student's average in a given subject, missing homework assignments may also result in gaps in learning. In the first days of school, students will be given papers discussing our classroom policies, including homework policy. We will be discussing these in class, but do not hesitate to stop in if you have any questions.
Check RenWeb Frequently
Please make sure to check your child's grades frequently on RenWeb (at least once a week). If you have any problems accessing RenWeb, please check with the office as soon as possible. RenWeb is your quickest, most up to date access to your child's performance on assignments/tests. If you have any questions about your child's progress, please let me know and we will sit down and discuss your concerns.
Students must follow the dress code as outlined in the Student Handbook. Repeated violations of the dress code will result in a detention. I have reminded the students of this in class. If you have any questions, the Dress Code section begins on page 8 of the Parent/Student Handbook, or on the Dress Code pages of the school website.