ALL SOULS CATHOLIC SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
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The School Office will be open this Summer on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00a.m.-12:00 p.m.
If your child has medications in the School Office please see Mrs. Gelovich, in the School Office.
N EW F AMILY M ENTORS Starting a new school can be overwhelming; there are lots of questions, and procedures to understanding all while trying to make new contacts and friends. The New Family Mentor program allows current families to help new school families get established and become familiar with the school. If your family is interested in becoming a Mentor family or you want to know more about the program please contact the Development Office at 407-322-3795 or by email at Volunteer@allsoulscatholicschool.org
F IRST D AY O F S CHOOL The first day of school for the 2009 - 2010 School Year is Thursday, August 20th. Both Thursday, August 20th and Friday, August 21st will be full days. Enjoy the summer! The tentative 2009 2010 School Calendar is posted on the School’s website.
S HARING T HE L IGHT O F F AITH For the week ending 5/15 Edwin Calderon - 1st Charlotte Kuemmeth - 2nd Alyson McGovern - 3rd Jacob Hawkins - 3rd Caroline Ardito - 4th Clarissa Lord - 4th Jordan Leger - 4th Jordon Bishop - 5th For the week ending 5/ 21 Maeve Cruz - 1st Sydney Fay - 2nd John Radetsky - 5th Nick Ohlwein - 5th
S CRIP S AVING O N T UITION Friday, May 1st started a new Scrip year. Orders placed from May 1, 2009 through April 30, 2010 will be applied to the 2009 - 2010 tuition. If you are planning on ordering Scrip during the summer please be advised; orders need to be placed by noon on Mondays. Orders may be picked up at the Development Office on Wednesdays. Orders can be placed by telephone or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Scrip Merchant list located under the Development Section of the School’s website has been updated. For more information about the Scrip program at All Souls Catholic School go to www.allsoulscatholicschool.org and click on the Development Office button then the Scrip button or call the Development Office 407-322-3795.
D ISNEY A NYONE ? All Souls Parishioners have the opportunity to stay at Disney’s Contemporary Resort for the discounted nightly rate of $189. The regular rate is $380 per night. This rate is available for any number of nights between July 1st and 7th. This is a great way to spend time with your friends, family, and fellow parishioners! For more information or to make reservations, please call Jon Trout at the Parish Office.
A PPRECIATION R ECEPTION Stating next school year, ASCS will offer a new hot lunch program. Priscilla Leffler has dedicated over twenty years of service to the All Souls lunch program along with many lunchroom volunteers over the years. In recognition of Priscilla Leffler’s twenty plus years, an appreciation celebration is scheduled for Sunday, June 7th, in the Social Hall. Everyone is invited to stop by between 1:30pm and 4:30pm for a visit with Priscilla and the many volunteers, parents, and friends who have helped out over the years. Light refreshments will be served.
First Grade Summer Reading List
All Students must read: Junie B. Jones, First Grader (At Last!) by Barbara Park
Graphic organizer for this book must be filled out and returned to class.
Midnight on the Moon by Mary Pope Osborne
Choose 2 additional books from each of the following childrenâ€™s authors. (These titles, authors, and comments must be added to the reading log and returned to class.) Mo Willems Robie Harris Erich Rohmann Peggy Rathman Lauren Thompson Assessments: Written Test: All students will take a developmentally appropriate written test on June B. Jones, First Grader (At Last!) or Midnight on the Moon to be given the first week of school. Students may use notes they have taken on their graphic organizer. Book Report: A book report will be assigned and recorded as a Grammar grade. Students may choose from any of the books from the selected authors they have read during the summer. Accelerated Reader Test: Students will again choose a book written by one of the selected authors and take a computer generated Accelerated Reader Test. This test grade will be recorded as a Reading grade. Author Chains: We will work with our fifth grade buddies in completing a chain that represents books written by each author from the list read by the class this summer. This will be recorded as a co-operative learning grade. 1
Completed Graphic Organizers: A graphic organizer for Junie B. Jones, First Grader (At Last!) or Midnight on the Moon should be turned in to class the first day of school. Completed Reading Log: A completed reading log for the remaining 10 reading selections should be turned in to class the first day of school.
As parents, you are the primary educators of your children. As your childâ€™s teacher I will travel with you and your child on their journey through first grade next year. This gives all of us the wonderful opportunity to work together to continue to build upon the foundation that you have begun in your homes long before your child entered school With that in mind I strongly recommend that parents read the following books prior to the start of the upcoming school year. I think that you will find them to be very helpful tools as we begin our journey together in August.
The Encouraging Parent by Dr. Rod Kennedy A Family of Value By John Rosemond Ending the Homework Hassle By John Rosemond The Essential 55 By Ron Clark Read, relax, and enjoy your summer! Mrs. Mary Moran First Grade Teacher All Souls Catholic School
Graphic Organizer t o be used w i t h the required reading of either Junie â‚Ź3. Jones, First Grader ( A t Last!) by Barbara Park o r Midniqht on the Moon by Mary Pope Osborne.
Summer Reading Log Record books written by Mo Willems, Robie Harris, Erich Rohmann, Peggy Rathman and Lauren Thomson on this form. Name ______________________________________________ Summer 2009 Title of Book (example) If You Give a Pig a Pancake
Author Laura Numeroff
Dates Read 6-16-09
Rate this book
Title of Book
Rate this book
Second Grade Summer Reading List The following books must be read. 1. Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers by Cynthia Rylant 2. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon 3. Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes 4. Magic Tree House Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne All students will take AR tests on each of these books and complete other activities the first few days of school. It would be helpful to the student if after they finish a chapter in the book they journal about that chapter. One to two sentences to summarize and help them remember what has happened in the chapter. Please bring these journals to school the first day of school. We will review journals and stories before the students take the AR tests. I encourage all students to read as many books as they can over the summer. A trip to the library is always a wonderful experience and students can learn to enjoy the many different types of literature available to them. It is very important to review addition and subtraction facts daily over the summer as well. Mastery of these facts is important to success in second grade as we move into more difficult concepts in Math.
Third Grade Summer Reading List
The two following books must be read. • Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater • Superfudge by Judy Blume
There will be assessments given for both of these books. There will be a written test given for Mr. Popper’s Penguins and the students will take the AR test for Superfudge.
From the following list of six books, one must be chosen and read. The assessment for this book will be a book report. • Homer Price by Robert Mc Closkey • The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes •
Babe the Gallant Pig- by Dick King-Smith
• Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel-Smith • Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder • 7 x 9= Trouble! by Claudia Mills
Please, it is very important to frequently review the addition and subtraction facts over the summer. Ready knowledge of these facts is essential for success in third grade math. I cannot emphasize the importance of this enough.
Fourth Grade Summer Reading List The students will be required to read a minimum of 3 books over the summer.
All students must read: Frindle by Andrew Clements Students will then choose two additional books from the following: 1. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 2. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson 3. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Assessments: All assessments will be given during the first week of school. Reading must be completed before the first day of school. I suggest taking notes to use as a study guide. 1st Book: Frindle â€“ A book report will be assigned. The rough draft will be written and edited at school. A written test will also be given for this book. 2nd Book: The students will take an Accelerated Reader test and complete a story map. 3rd Book: The students will take an Accelerated Reader test. * Extra Credit Extra Credit points will be given for reading the 4th book and taking an Accelerated Reader Test on it.
5th G ra Summ de Read er ing List
Fifth Grade Summer Reading List All students must read: Sing Down the Moon by Scott O’Dell Choose 2 additional books: 1. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg 2. Missing May by Cynthia Rylant 3. Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix 4. Heartbeat by Sharon Creech 5. Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles 6. Any book of choice by Will Hobbs Assessments: 1st Book – Sing Down the Moon - A written test will be given the first week of school. Students may use written notes taken during the summer. 2nd Book – A book report will be assigned and recorded as a Language Arts grade. 3rd Book – Accelerated Reader Test will be recorded as a Literature grade. Additional Book - Extra Credit points will be given for passing the AR Test.
Kid’s Drowning Prevention and Safety Fair Saturday, June 6 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Emergency Department of South Seminole Hospital and the Seminole County Public Safety Department invite the public to a free safety fair for children ages 6 months to 12 years. The event will take place at the Medical Office Building adjacent to South Seminole Hospital at 555 State Road 434, Longwood, FL 32750. Learn how to prevent drowning accidents by learning the facts about drowning, drowning risk factors, and developing a water safety plan. Activities will include: • Classes on Drowning Prevention at 9:00 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. • Air Rescue Emergency Helicopter - Tours • Longwood Fire Department Ambulance – Tours • Longwood Police Department – Police Car Tour • Safety information and Displays on keeping children safe • Bake Sale to support Keeping Kids Safe • Face Painting and Balloons For additional information, or to register for a class, please call 321.8HEALTH (321. 843.2584). Seating is limited.