H a p p y  N e w   Y e a r!!


Hello Parents,

Welcome back to the start of a new Year. 2018 brings new hopes and possibilities.


We are eager to continue the Language Arts program we started in 2017.


This semester 

we will focus on the following:

1.Literature (William Shakespeare)


2. Online Research Paper.


3. Newsletter


4. Debating Team




Pizza Day - Thursday, January 18,



Graduation Pictures- 8th Grade

Tuesday January 23, 2018


Award Ceremony- Friday January 19,

2018 at 8:30am in the school gym.


Girl Scouts meet on Monday January

23, 2018.






 Test Dates

Spelling Tests

5th grade.....Friday, January 19, 2018

6th grade.......Friday, January 19, 2018  

8th  grade......Friday, January 26, 2018


Language Arts Test

5th grade.......Wednesday, January 17, 2018

8th grade.......Tuesday, January 23, 2018



For Week of January 16, 2018


Complete worksheets

5th Grade......pages 12, 13

6th grade.......pages 123, 124

7th grade.......pages 19, 20

8th Grade.......pages 19, 20


Complete worksheets

5th Grade.......pages 22, 23

6th grade........pages 37-39

7th grade........page 44

8th grade........pages 74-78


Complete worksheets

5th grade........pages 101,102

6th grade........pages  105, 106

7th grade........pages  107, 108

8th grade........pages  109, 110






For Week of January 12, 2018    

MONDAY - Romeo and Juliet

Google: Romeo and Juliet Act 2, Scene 2         

Read and write down as many Figurative Language as you can find.  For example: metaphor, simile, personification and other. See the bottom of page for the online link to Romeo and Juliet at: playshakespeare.com


TUESDAY  - Genres of Literature 

Complete worksheet

5th Grade  -  pages 48,49,52

6th Grade - pages 9,10,48-52

7th Grade - pages 3,4

8th Grade - pages 7,8


WEDNESDAY- Drawing Conclusion

Read the passage and answer the questions that follow.

5th  Grade “Meet Matt Lenyo“ page 77

6th Grade “The Three Wishes”, “ The Sausage” page 82-84

7th Grade “Scraping the Sky”, “The Bluebird House pages 96-98

8th Grade “My Best Shot” pages 102-105



THURSDAY- Run-On-Sentences

Complete The worksheets

5th and 6th Grades - page 57

7th Grade - page 58

8th Grade - page  



Student of the month:  

Jaime Calle 

All Christians Effort:

Katelyn Vadakkan 


Reminders:                                                      Wednesday, January 3, 2018 -

Dress Down $1.00

Friday, January 5, 2018 - Mass 9:00am 

Dismissal - 12:00 noon.


Homework - Week of January 2, 2018          

Tuesday - Figurative Language

5 and 6 grades - worksheet page 6 (selection background)

7th Grade - worksheet page 12  

8th Grade- worksheet page 46

Wednesday- Author’s Purpose

Read the passage and answer the questions that follow.

5 and 6 Grades - “Excerpt from Interference Power”

7th Grade - “Ideas that Work....and those that don’t“

8th Grade - “building for Pests”

Thursday - Run-0n-Sentences 

5th and 6th Grades - worksheet  page 57 (sentence errors)

7th Grade - worksheet page 58

8th Grade - worksheet page 5


 Reading Log - “Best Reader” (Monthly)

Please encourage your child to read chapter books.  Students may select books from the classroom library,  community library or from home.  Your child is required to read a minimum of 30 minutes per day and record minutes read on the Reading Log Sheet.  Starting the end of January, 2018 the “Best Reader” for the month will receive an acknowledgement. Best Reader is based on the child that has read the most books  and the most minutes read/recorded and signed off by a parent.

 Have a blessed week.

Mrs. Greyson.



















be  Joy to the world.  Peace and good will towards men. 




 Please allow your child to go on line to find the song "We are the reason" by Avalon. Learn the words of the song and practice the moves.(5th graders only).

Christmas Show

December 21, 2017 7:00 - 8:00pm. The kids will be doing a dance and a song.  The dance is entitled: "He is the Reason for the Season".  The song is "Joy to the World".

The students will wear: 

5th Graders Only

Boys will wear red or green long sleeve shirt with a bow tie, black pants, and black shoes.


Girls will wear red or green dresses  (dressy), black shoes and white stockings.

Report Card Day

Thursday, November 7, 2017

Early dismissal: half day

 Appointment Slips have been sent home. Please note the appointment time and if you require any changes to be made, please send me a note.


Pizza Day has been changed to Wednesday, December 13, 2017.  


Writing Prompt - " We found ourselves in a thicket

Students will use the writing prompt to create a story. If students have access to a computer/printer, please have it typed and submitted no later than Friday, December 15, 2017. If you do not have a computer, it must be clearly hand written in script.


Book Report 

Reading is an ongoing activity  Please encourage your child to read chapter books from the library at school and from home. The next book report is due Tuesday, December 19, 2017.


Christmas break assignment 

Essay: 3 pages long - typed, doubled spaced. Include drawings and/or pictures for illustratio.

Students will read St. Luke Chapter 2  - The Christmas Story.  Rewrite the story using a modern day approach from the point of view of Mary (Girls). Describe how she might feel being a young girl with such an honor and responsibility placed on her to be the mother of Christ.  Tell what fears and anxiety she might have and also the joy she experienced being chosen to be the mother of our Lord. Boys will write from the point of view of Joseph.  Describe the difficulties Joseph must have experienced when he had to relocate Mary to another town for her safety. Include the tiring journey on the donkey and the difficulties they faced when they could not find at room at the inn.  The 1st draft is due on    Tuesday, December 5, 2017.  The 2nd and 3rd drafts, if necessary, will he done during the course of the week. Students will be guided through the writing process.  The final essay will be the Christmas recess  assignment due when students return from the Christmas break.  You must follow the details of the story in the Bible.  You are allowed to make  some changes to match today's world but the important facts about the story must remain the same.  Your writing must be respectfull of the scriptures and give honor to the mother and father of Jesus.

Please be reminded to include in your essay an introduction giving some background information on Mary and Joseph, where they lived, their parents and what they did for a living.  The conclusion should include the significance of the birth of Christ to our world and how his coming has  changed mankind.  Due January 2, 2017.

HOMEWORK for Friday, December 8 and the weekend.  

 Using spelling words to do the following:                

 5th Graders - If the following activities were not done please completed even after testing.      

1. Write each spelling word three times each.

2.  Write the meanings of each spelling word.

3.  Use spelling words in sentences.

4.  Use at least 10 spelling words in a short story.


5th Grade              6th Grade       7th Grade 

1.Combustible        neutrality         concession  

2.succumb             campaign          confiscate

3.inquisitive           denominator      Penicillin 

4.tournament          fugitive             mythology 

5.admirable             Portfolio            meteorology

6.resilient                gemologist        discriminate

7.propeller               suspicious         meticulous 

8.devastating           tranquil             commemoration

9.primitive               medieval           bicentennial 

10.auctioneer           distraught          scenery

11.eccentric             pandemonium     itinerary 

12.patriotic              susceptible          introspective 

 8th Grade













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kids singing christmas carols








I hope you had a blessed


The following is

homework for week ending Friday,

December 1, 2017.


 Students had to create an invention and made a presentation in class. Students will answer questions 1 - 7 on the worksheet keeping in mind the consumer who will buy their invention.


Point of view worksheet,

questions 1 - 3.


Vocabulary workbook







Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude. This is one of the most favorite times of the year, when we are reminded to give thanks and count our blessings.  We realize how blessed and lucky we are.


Hello Parents: 

Students are learning about different types of letters, parts of a letter and how to address an envelope. In observance of Thanksgiving, students are required to complete the following assignments.  


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 -

Early Dismissal at

12:00noon(No Afterschool)

 Thanksgiving Break - November 23 - 24.

 Students should read 30 mins each day and

record the minutes read on the reading log.



Thanksgiving Assignment  (See handouts)

 1.  Write the things and people we are thankful         for.

2.  Write "Thank you" letters to the special people in your life. (Mom, dad, grandparents, aunt, uncle).

3.  Address the envelope made in class. You may need to make or get additional envelopes for more letters.

 4.  Put the letters in the envelopes and give them to loved ones as your Thanksgiving gift.

5.  Create/design your own STAMP putting the value of your choice.  Place the stamps on the envelopes.

6.  Write a friendly letter telling about your favorite pet.

Assignment due on Monday, November 27,2017 

ELA Test Dates

5th Grade-Friday,December 1,2017   6th Grade-

Thursday, November 30, 2017.




"Give Thanks"

in all Things

fall pumpkins and leaves

Hello Parents:

November is the month to remind us to be thankful for the many positive things happening in our lives.

Project Updates:

 Book Report

Students have completed the book report for October.  Continue reading and recording minutes read on the reading log.  The next

Book Report is due on December 4, 2017.


Choral Speaking

Continue to memorize the poem "Jonathan Brown"                                              


Create your own invention. Write a description of how it works. Presentation on Monday, November 20, 2017.


We are currently working on putting together our newsletter committe.  Students have expressed interests in the following: graphic designers, writers, editors, photographers, news reporters and publisher.  We are very excited to get this going for the new year.





1.Continue to memorize the poem "Jonathan Brown"        

2. Chester could not stand the cold. His ears would freeze whenever he plays outside so, he created the ear muffs.  Create an invention of your own.  Make a prototype and write a description of how it can help others. Due Friday, November 17, 2017.   



Using the story read in class from the book Vocabulary Workshop, complete the story Grammar Wheel.    

5th Grade - "Sempter Fidelis" pgs.13,14   

6th Grade - "Alex, the talking Parrot"  pgs. 9,10         

7th Grade - "Fear in the Night" pgs 13, 14                 

8th Grade - "Golden Glass" pgs. 51 - 55



 Having read the stories in class, complete the Graphic Organizer to show comparisons between both stories. 

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5th Grade - Worksheet pg.9                             

6th Grade - Worksheet pg.12                    

7th Grade - Worksheet pg.  4                      

8th grade - Worksheet pg.  4    


Preparing for oral presentation on Monday. Poetry/scripture writing.

Spelling Test Dates:

5th Grade......Tuesday, November 28, 2017

6th Grade....Wednesday, November 29, 2017

7th Grade....Friday, December 1, 2017

8th Grade.....Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Have a great week.

Be blessed!

Mrs. Greyson










Good morning parents:

I hope you had a very restful weekend. 

The homework for week ending Friday, November 10, 2017 is as follows:

Monday (5th to 8th Grades) 

Choral Speaking (The Story of Jonathan Brown)

Students will memorize the words of the poem ( paragraphs 3 and 4)

This will be recited in class.

Tuesday (5th and 6th Grades)

Writing - Summarizing/Paraphrasing

Read the story "Seeing Eye Dogs" In a brief paragraph, summarize the steps it takes for a puppy to become a guide dog.

Tuesday (7th and 8th Grades)

Read the story "The Two Brothers "  What do the proverbs in the story mean?  Paraphrase them in your own word.

Wednesday (5th to 8th Grades)

Comprehension - Cause and Effect

Using one of the following scenarios complete the graphic organizer to identify the relationship between an event and its result:


1.  The earth shook for 30 minutes.  The Meteorological Office reported that it     measured  .9 on the Richter Scale.

2. The student paid very close attention in class.  She took very clear notes and asked the teacher questions.  She spent hours studying and preparing for the test.

3.  It rained for 3 days none stop.  They had very poor drainage and some drains were not cleaned for years.

Select one and descrube at lease 4 effects.


5th Grade - Worksheet page 9 (Combining Sentences)

6th Grade - Worksheet page 12 (Locating Subject in Sentences)    

7th Grade - Worksheet page 4 (Parts of Speech in Sentences)

8th Grade - Worksheet page 4 (Parts of Speech in Sentences)

Have a great week

Be blessed.


Mrs.  Greyson