March 23, 2018

Happy first week of spring (even though the weather is not showing it)! The first graders are learning with so much excitement. We continued our study of Rain Forests and compared them with Temperate Forests using a Venn Diagram. We made sloths and monkeys as well as learned the levels in the rainforests. In math we began a unit on geometry. This week we continued our journey to Jesus as we change our hearts for Lent. Next week we will celebrate the holiest week of the Church year! We want your family to experience this week so the homework will be focused on Religion. You can keep the purple Holy Week packet at home over Easter break to read through (there is something for Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday).



We appreciate all the donations received for our Lenten Service Project- Homeless Care Bags. We plan to assemble the bags next week with our 8th grade buddies.


Rice Bowl: This week we focused on families from Malawi. CRS helped them with farming through seed fairs.  Check out the story here:

Good Friday

Next Friday, March 30 the school will dismiss in silence (on playground, by flagpole).  We would appreciate if families continue to be silent until you are off campus.  We end in silence to remember the hour Jesus died on Good Friday.  Thank you!


St. John Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord: Mass – Vigil Mass March 24th at 5pm
March 25th at 8:30 am and
meet in Egan hall for the procession at 10:15am for the 10:30 am Mass

Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper: Mass – March 29th at 7pm Adoration until 10pm in the Reservation Chapel

Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord: March 30th: Stations of the Cross at 2pm  Liturgy at 7pm

Holy Saturday: The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night  Mass – March 31st at 8pm

Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord   Mass – April 1st at 8:30 am & 10:30 am

Questions to Ask:

-Name the 4 levels of the Rain Forest.

-What is a vertex? How many vertices are in a square? Triangle?

-What did you enjoy most about Grandparent’s Day?


Special Notes

-Star Dolphin for the week of March 26 is Drew

– Spring Break is April 2-6


I Can…

-read first grade words. RF1.3

-use adjectives. L.1.1

-use what I know about phonics to spell new words. L.1.2

-spell first grade words. L.1.2

-sort words into categories. L.1.5

-read and understand first grade fiction. RL.1.10

-read and understand first grade non-fiction. RI.1.10

-find the main topic and details in a section of nonfiction. RI.1.2

-make and describe connections between two people, evens, or ideas in nonfiction. RI.1.3

-use words and pictures to help me understand nonfiction. RI.1.7

-tell about the main ideas and details after I listen or read. SL.1.2

-follow rules for discussions, talk with others, and ask questions during discussions. SL.1.1

-speak and write in complete sentences. SL.1.6

-read texts and materials to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive. 1.LS1.2

-tell how many tens and how many ones are in a number. 1.NBT.2

-find 10 more or 10 less in my head. 1.NBT.5

-know what an equal sign means. 1.OA.7

-compare two-digit numbers using <, >, and =. 1.NBT.3

-subtract multiples of 10 under 100 and explain what I did. 1.NBT.6