5th Grade Science extension of KARL in the classroom

We planted Hybrid Sweet Corn from the Harveyville Seed Company, Inc.

Cheryl McPherson

5th Grade February 2017 News Letter, Mrs. McPherson Class

5th Grade February 2017 News Letter, Mrs. McPherson Class

“All the words of Jesus recorded in the New Testament can be repeated in two hours…yet they changed the world!”

Congratulations!

 Jackson Woodson, December Student of the Month

                                 Nyree Walker, January Student of the Month

Makya Sanders, February Student of the Month

National Catholic Schools Week 2017 and HSCA Student Council Themes: 1/30/17 – 2/3/17

 Sunday: Celebrating Your Parish                                               HSCA Choir will sing at 11:00 am Mass

Monday: Celebrating Your Community                       Nerd Day – (It’s Great to be Smart.)

Tuesday: Celebrating Your Students                           Pajama Day

Wednesday: Celebrating the Nation                           Sports Day

Thursday: Celebrating Vocations                                                Twin Day

Friday: Celebrating Faculty, Staff and Volunteers      School Spirit Day

Saturday: Celebrating Families                                    Spend Quality Time with your Family

February 10:  3rd Quarter Progress Reports sent home with students.

February 10:  February Birthday Celebration day

February 15:  Muffins for Mom

February 17th and 20th:  Presidents Day, HSCA students are out of school.

February 22:  Late Start.

February 27:  Picture Day- Students will wear HSCA School uniforms.

February 28: Black History Month Program: the Holy Savior Catholic Academy Black History Program is February 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm, at Holy Savior Catholic Church. 5th Grade students will wear their “Sunday Best” attire.  This year the HSCA Black History Program will have works of art on display from the Washington Smithsonian African American Museum.  These art forms honor the men and women who helped pave the way for our success. This is a once in a life time opportunity.  I hope to see all the parents of our students at the program

February – March: Walk in Sisters Shoes Fund Raiser has started.  This is also known as The St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School Fund, money donated will benefit all our Holy Savior Catholic Academy students.  We all are called to practice Stewardship: Good stewards: Keep God first in their lives; give out of their substance, not their surplus; share generously, especially with those most in need; share the gifts that God has given them. 

5th Grade students Homework is due Monday, signed by a parent and the student.

 

5th Grade Math Power Hour (BMPH) Homework is due Tuesday, signed by a parent.

December and January 5th Grade Newsletter, Mrs. McPherson’s Class

December and January 5th Grade Newsletter, Mrs. McPherson’s Class

Christmas is Jesus Christ’s birthday.  God is always with us.  Let us celebrate Christmas with hope in our heart.  Prayer works. It is very simple to do yet it yields powerful results.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Mrs. McPherson

HSCA Coming Events: Mark Your Calendar

December 13: Christmas Program December 13 at Holy Savior Catholic Church

December 14: Late Start, Wednesday December 14 – School begins at 9:00 am

December 16:  Christmas Vacation Starts - December 16 through January 4, 2017

December 19: Teacher workday

January 4: “Stop Winter Brain Freeze” Homework is due today.

January 11: Late Start Wednesday January 11, 2017

January 20: January Birthday Celebration January 20, 2017

February 15: Muffins for Mom, February 15, 2017

Book It Program: Student who read for 30 minutes each night will receive a pizza certificate from Pizza Hut each month, ongoing until March 2017.

The 5th Grade is learning a variety of curriculum topics which include:  5th grade students will keep reviewing this information until it is mastered.

 

  • Religion: Study - Diocesan Religion Assessment Study Guide, Parts of the Mass, Saints and Missionaries, Prayer, and Sacraments
  • Language Arts: Reading Comprehension, Study Skills, Weekly Spelling Lists, Grammar Rules, Journal Prompts, and Monthly Writing Samples
  • Math: Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Decimals, and Geometry
  • Science: Life Science: Cells, Plants, and Ecosystems
  • Earth Science: Earth's Structures and Resources, Atmosphere, Solar System
  • Physical Science: Matter, Changing of State, Forces, Motion, Energy, Temperature and Heat
  • Social Studies: Unites States and World Maps; Regions in the United States; Land Forms and Bodies of Water; Geographer's Tools, the Evolution of Culture and Early Civilizations, the Role of Religion in History; Egypt, China, Greece, and Early Civilizations in the Americas.

5th Grade November News

Mrs. McPherson’s 5th Grade Class, November 2016 News Letter

5th Grade Conference Update:

Thank you for 100% attendance for the Parent-Teacher Conferences.

HSCA PTSO FUN at the ALLEY:

Thank you for attending the after school activity at The Alley, your support and participation was greatly appreciated.

HSCA November Dates to Remember:

Nov. 1st. All Saints Day- HOLY DAY

Nov. 4th Father Chester will visit Holy Savior Catholic Academy

Nov 7th Picture Day

Nov. 2nd. Winter Uniform begins

Nov. 9th. Late Start-Staff Meeting-No AM Extended Day/Breakfast will not be served

Nov. 11th. Birthday Celebration Day/UJAMAA

Nov. 21st - 25th. NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break, Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov. 28, - Dec. 2nd High School Placement tests at Grade Schools

Fundraiser: Walk in Sister Shoes

Please continue to send in your pennies for the Drexel fund supporting the economic needs of schools within the Wichita Diocese. 

HSCA Winter Uniform Policy:

November through March initiates Holy Savior winter uniform dress policy; please make sure that your child is dressed in the proper uniform.

Boys Uniform: Shirts-   White, Red, or Black, long or short sleeved; oxford-style button down collar or turtlenecks toe be worn under oxford shirt (only) for warmth. NO LOGO

Belt- Brown or Black. MANDATORY ALL YEAR LONG.

Slacks- Solid Black or Khaki. No Denim or Jean-Type

Socks- White or Dark color. Visible above shoe. No Brand Logo

Ties-Solid Red or Black Only. MANDATORY All Grades. Clip-on, Adjustable or Regular.

Sweater- Solid Red, Black or white cardigan. School Logo Only.

Sweatshirts- Red, black or white sweatshirt.  No Logo except for School Logo or School Team Logo (Angels or Cougars)

Shoes/Boots- Boys and Girls Full-Enclosed Foot. No scuff soles. Brown or Black or acceptable shade variances. No heelies or crocs or predominantly (90%) black or white tennis shoes.

Girls Uniform:   Blouses- White, Red or Black, long or short sleeved, round collar, button down, oxford style or turtleneck. No Logo

Jumper- Red Plaid. Parker Uniforms, PreK- 5th. Grade.

Vest- Solid Red Only for 6th-8th. Grade

Belt- Brown or Black. Mandatory All Year

Pants-Solid Black or Khaki. No Jean-Type, NO Capris.

Socks- White or Black Only, visible above shoe. No brand logos. White or Black tights acceptable in winter.

Sweater- Solid Red, Black or White Cardigan. School logo only.

Sweatshirts- Red, Black or White sweatshirt.  No logo except for school logo or school team logo (Angels or Cougars)

Shoes- Boys and Girls full-Enclosed Foot. No scuff soles. Brown or Black or acceptable shade variances. No Heelies or Crocs or predominantly (90%) Black or white tennis shoes.

Thanksgiving Prayer for Family Gatherings

 

Jesus, thank you for loving us; providing food, shelter, and each other. Every moment of our lives is a gift; we appreciate all the time You have given us. Thank you for all our good fortune!

October News Letter

October News Letter, Mrs. McPherson’s, 5th Grade

  • 10/5 - Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Matt McKee, will be visiting Holy Savior Catholic Academy on October 5th.
  • 10/4 and 10/11- 3R’s “Cooking Matters for Parents” HSCA, 6-8 pm, Room 8.
  • 10/12 - Late Start (School begins at 9:00am), October 12.
  • 10/14 October Birthday Celebration Day, October 14.
  • 10/26 – Late Start (School begins at 9:00am), October 26.
  • 10/28 – Parent teacher Conferences (Report Cards distributed at conferences) October 28.
  • 10/31 – No School – Teacher –In-Service, October 31.

THE IMPORTANCE OF READING AT LEAST 20 MINUTES A DAY

No doubt, you’ve heard the advice. Reading with your children 20 minutes a day is important. But why is it so important? Here are some big results you can expect when you commit to a daily reading routine with your children.

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Family Bonding

Reading is a great way to spend quality time with your children. From nightly bedtime stories to trips to the library, your children will look forward to spending this one on one time with you every day.

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Practice makes perfect

The more you and your child read together, the more they will improve their vocabulary, comprehension, and sight reading skills. A reading routine goes a long way in building these reading foundations.

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Do you hear what I hear?

Reading to your child boosts their listening skills, which are important for later reading and understanding. Listening to a parent read aloud helps children increase their ability to concentrate in school.

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Get ready for school

If you want your child to walk in to their first day of school ready to succeed, the best thing you can do is read to them each day. This reading routine builds their vocabulary and benefits them when they start reading on their own.

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Know it all

All subjects, including science and math, require reading and comprehension skills. In fact, when kids read more outside of school, they have higher math scores.* Reading is an essential part of education from kindergarten through college no matter what you are studying, so starting early and reading often will set your children on the path to academic success

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Stop and give me 20 – exercise your brain

We all know the importance of exercise for the body, but it’s just as important for the mind. Reading every day builds new brain synapses and forges new connections. One study shows that reading instruction can cause the brain to rewire itself and produce new white matter, and it improves communication throughout the brain.**

 

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Reading is just what the doctor ordered

The American Academy of Pediatrics promotes that “Reading regularly with young children stimulates optimal patterns of brain development and strengthens parent-child relationships at a critical time in child development, which, in turn, builds language, literacy, and social-emotional skills that last a lifetime.”

 

 

Good Reads for 5th Grade Students

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Lois Sachar

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater

My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

Stuart Little by E. B. White

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

 

 

 

·        Be Safe and Forever Prayerful

5th Grade News August/September 2016

 

 

Holy Savior Catholic Academy, Mrs. McPherson, 5th Grade Teacher, Intermediate Team,

Saints Perpetua and Felicity Team

August 25, 2016

 

5th Grade Class Newsletter, August and September News

 

Dear Parents and Students:

 

Welcome to my 5th Grade Class.  This school year will be an exciting time of learning and discovery for your student!  Enclosed you will find important information to help your year run smoothly. In addition, if you have any questions or need any additional information Dr. Shropshire, Principal and the staff will cover them at Back to School Parent Night on August 25st at Holy Savior Church on 13th and North Erie from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.  This event will include a Pot Luck Dinner (School Council will provide the Meat; Parents please bring a covered dish) and Information Session at the church from 6:00 -7:00 and Open House/Meet the Teacher Event at the school 7:30-8:30 PM.

 

 Morning Drop Off:  Parents will drop your child off at the front south doors by the office. They need to walk to the classroom.  Class begins at 7:45 a.m.  If your child arrives before 7:40 a.m., he/she needs to go to extended day in the large portable. Students will be dismissed to their classroom from there. Every Friday, school begins at Holy Savior Catholic Church at 7:45 a.m. I will meet your child in the church.

 

 Afternoon Dismissal:   At 3:30 p.m. I will dismiss your child from our classroom. The Intermediate Teachers will escort the 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade students outside to the front of the school and their parents will pick them up outside. If someone other than a parent will be picking up your child, you must contact the office and they will let me know.  If another parent will be picking up your child, you need to let the office know first and they will contact me.  Any students that are not picked up by 3:40 p.m. will be sent to Extended Day. If you must pick up your child before 3:30 p.m., you will need to sign them out at the office and Ms. Santiago will call my room to send your child to the office.

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Behavior:  HSCA expects every student to come to school in control and ready to learn.

 

HSCA’s Two Standard School Rules

 

1.   It is never okay to interfere with learning.

2.   It is never okay to be hurtful to anyone.

 

Homework: Homework will be assigned every Monday and it is due on the following Monday.   You child will receive extra credit for homework turned in early.  Late Homework will have 10 points deducted for each day it is late. Every student in my class is challenged to read 40 books this school year.  This assignment will be part of my students reading grade.  The ongoing Homework is that each student read 30 minutes each night. 

 

Breakfast/Lunch:  The school offers a breakfast and hot lunch program.  Your child (or the youngest sibling) will bring a menu home at the end of each month for the next month.  If you have purchased hot lunches, but your child does not care for the lunch that day, please send a sack lunch with him/her so they’ll have a lunch.  We only charge for a breakfast or hot lunch if they eat that day.  Please do not send fast food, food that needs heated, pop or candy with your child.  Students cannot have pop or candy in their lunches as per the State Health and Wellness Program. All breakfasts and lunches will be ordered one day in advance. Make sure your child knows what they are eating the next day so they can let me know and/or please communicate with me.  A breakfast or hot lunch must be ordered in order for them to eat a school meal. It is imperative that you communicate with me when they will be eating breakfast or hot lunch the next day. I would appreciate it if parents would let me know what days your child will be eating a hot lunch and breakfast when you receive the menu write the dates down on a piece of paper or mark on a menu. If they are going to eat lunch and/or breakfast every day or bring a sack lunch every day, then please let me know that as well. If a breakfast or lunch was not ordered for your child the day before, you will be called to bring your child a sack lunch. Breakfast is served at 7:20 a.m. so children are not tardy to class. If you have ordered a breakfast, please be on time to class. J

 

Calling in Sick/Lateness: If your child is going to be tardy or absent, while calling in to excuse their tardy or absence, you must order breakfast and lunch for the following day. If your child arrives after 7:45 a.m., they must stop at the office to receive a late slip. They will be asked to go back to the office to get one, which will take away more class time.  I know that you want your child to receive the benefit of a full day of learning. Please avoid being late! Per Diocesan Policy #406, students who are absent 20 or more days of school will be mandated to attend summer school.

 

Tardy Policy: We count tardies from Thursday to Wednesday. Any student from Pre K 3 – 8th grade that is tardy three (3) times a week between Thursday of the current week and Wednesday of the following week will have to attend morning detention at 7:00 a.m. on the Thursday of that week. If a student misses Mass on Friday, that counts as two (2) tardies.

 

Student Information: If there is anything about your child’s health that I need to know about, notify HSCA as soon as possible.  (Example, food allergies or asthma) Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this matter.

 

Notice: August 2015; Per Federal Directive:

Due to the age of our building, our building has asbestos.  However, it is contained and under a care management plan.  Holy Savior Catholic Academy is inspected by META, Inc. every year.  our management plan is available for review.

 

Library Books: Our library day is Tuesday at 3:40 PM.  Once students begin checking books out, your child will bring home one library book a week. Studies show it’s a good practice to read a story over and over. Library books need to be returned by the following Tuesday to insure we have them for the next library day. The teachers keep track of who returns their library book. If your child forgets his/her book, they won’t check out another book until he/she returns the first book

 

Newsletters: At the beginning of each month newsletter on our school website (www.holy-savior.org- click on HSCA under the Quick Links then under teacher find me) to keep you informed of what your child is learning in our classroom.  I will let you know of upcoming events for our school, church and in our community.  I will also remind you of various items.  Our lives are very busy, and I like to keep you up to date with our classroom, meetings, and etc.  I hope you find them helpful! This will be the last paper newsletter that I send home. Please visit us on-line! J If you need a hardcopy, please let me know.

 

Birthday Parties: We will be celebrating all birthdays on one day during each month.  In staying with the State Health and Wellness Program, healthy snacks will be consumed at each month’s birthday celebration. Healthy Snacks that I would like you to choose from are: fruit snacks,granola bars, string cheese, graham cracker bears, animal crackers, carrot sticks, pretzels or popcorn. You only need to bring one or two items. Most months there are at least two birthdays if not more. You only need to send a snack when it’s your child’s birthday month. Once we get settled, I’ll let you know how many students we have in our class. Birthday celebration dates are all on Fridays:  I know we will have a blessed year.

 

Sincerely,

Cheryl Elizabeth McPherson

Cheryl Elizabeth McPherson

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5th Grade End of school letter

May 23, 2016

Dear Parents and Students:

The end of the school year is the shutting of one door and the opening of another.  Parents: THANK YOU for sending your child to Holy Savior Catholic Academy.

Students: A little bit of each of you will always be with me.  Always strive to do your very best.

I hope you have a great summer.  I am glad you were in my class this year.  Be a Super Star Student next year!  Here are some Super Star Tips:

·         Read at least 20 minutes each day.

·         Go to the Library, join their Summer Reading program and check out new books to read!

·         Write about the places you visit and the things you do this summer.  Keeping a summer journal is a fun way to do this.

·         Play math and word games when you are traveling!  Try the Build a Word Game...each person has the group of letters and see who can build a word.

It’s been a rewarding year. Thank You!

Sincerely,

Mrs. McPherson

 

Have a safe summer!

5th Grade News May 2016

 Wrapping It All Up!

5TH Grade End of Year Newsletter, May 3, 2016, Holy Savior Catholic Academy, Mrs. McPherson

Please join me in acknowledging and celebrating the many wonderful learning experiences and educational opportunities that have taken place for our 5th Grade students at Holy Savior Catholic Academy this school year.  Thank you 5th Grade parents for your kind support.

I am Somebody

I am somebody.
I am capable and lovable.
I am teachable.
Therefore, I can learn.
I can do anything when I try.
I will not let others stand in my way of learning.
I am somebody.
I am somebody.
I am somebody.

HSCA May Events:

  • BMPH Incentive Trip May 13, 2016 – Remember to turn in your BMPH Packet every Tuesday, signed by an adult.
  • School Birthday Celebration Day, May 13, 2016
  • UBUNTU Village – 3:40 to 5:40 daily; Saturday 9-12. Last Day of Spring Session May 14, 2016.
  • Last day of BMPH, May 17, 2016
  • Baccalaureate Mass, May 20, 2016
  • Kindergarten Graduation, followed immediately by 8th Grade Graduation, May 24, 2016.
  • Field Day, at Genesis in AM., return to HSCA, Dismissal 3:30 pm, May 25, 2016
  • Summer School Session, June 13 – July 22, 2016

 

HAVE A BLESSED SUMMER!

5th Grade News March/April 2016

5th Grade March and April Newsletter, Mrs. McPherson’s Class

Parent Teacher Conference

I was happy to see my student’s parents at our Parent Teacher Conference.  As always if you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact me by email or phone. ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Kansas State Assessments

The 5th Grade students will be testing until April 14.  Please make sure they come to school rested and well fed.

He is Risen!  I am praying for you!

A Prayer for my Students: Heavenly Father, I pray the Armor of God over our school, our student, their families and their teachers:  the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the sword of the Spirit, the shield of faith, the belt of truth, and the shoes of the gospel of peace.

Father, as I end our time in prayer, I boldly ask that You would grow each of my students in wisdom and stature and favor with God and with man.  Thank You in advance for all You will do in and through our prayers.  We ask this in the powerful name of Jesus Christ our Lord!  Amen

5th Grade Assignments/Homework

Your Student has a Homework Packet every Monday.  The packet is due the following Monday.  Weekly Students will: Read out loud to someone in your family or a stuffed toy for 30 minutes each night. 

Weekly Practice 5th Grade Spelling/Vocabulary Word and usually; write the Dictionary definition for all the Spelling words on the list.  (Look up the words in the Dictionary and write the definition and the sentence from the Dictionary. Weekly: Write each Spelling word 2 times in your best Cursive.  Study!  Your Spelling Test is on Friday.

Math Power Hour (BMPH) Homework is due Tuesday, signed by a parent.

Monthly School Birthday Celebration

HSCA School Birthday Celebrations are March 4, and April 22.  The party will start at 3:00 pm on that day.

In School Field Trip

Botanica will visit our 5th Grade classroom on Thursday, March 31.

·         Teacher in –Service, Friday, April 15

No School Friday, April15, 2016.   (Teacher in –Service)

Pre-Enrollment Forms

 

Please make sure check you students’ Book Bag for Pre Enrollment forms and return them to school in a timely fashion.

5th Grade News February 2016

5th Grade January and February 2016 News Letter, Mrs. McPherson Class

Congratulations

Alexus Shaw 5th Grade Winner of the Sigma Gamma Roe Essay Contest.

 Saida Gandy Winner of the HSCA School Wide Spelling Bee.

January Student of the Month: Alexus Shaw

February Student of the Month: Gabriel Grajeda.

The Holy Savior Catholic Academy Black History Program is February 23, 6:30 pm, at Holy Savior Catholic Church. 5th Grade students will wear their “Sunday Best” attire. Holy Savior Catholic Academy presents a Black History Program yearly to honor the men and women who helped pave the way for our success.  I hope to see all the parents of our students at the program.  As you know, parent’s involvement in school is the key to student’s achievement.

We all are called to practice Stewardship: Good stewards: Keep God first in their lives; give out of their substance, not their surplus; share generously, especially with those most in need; share the gifts that God has given them.

Each 5th Grade student should be reading 30 minutes every night.  Reading is essential for a child’s success. Educational researchers have found that there is a strong correlation between reading and academic success. In other words, a student who is a good reader is more likely to do well in school and pass exams than a student who is a weak reader..  Parents without proper guidance from you, your child can not reach their greatest potential.

The St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School Fund will benefit all our Holy Savior Catholic Academy students.  Please be generous!

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¨  The St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School Fund was established to benefit financially-struggling parishes, so they can carry out the mission of Catholic education.

¨  Twenty qualified parishes across our Diocese have a significant number of families living at or below the poverty level, making it difficult to support the education of parish youth.

¨  The schools they support – like all parish schools in the Diocese of Wichita – work to form students as disciples of Jesus Christ.

¨  But teachers at these schools earn 28 percent less than those at other diocesan schools. These schools lack support staff; they lack technology; they often lack a functioning library or gymnasium. And their nearly-2,000 students are more likely to depend on parish schools for meals, homework help and emotional support.

We are called to practice the Beatitudes - Who lives in the spirit of truth (CCC 2466) - Matthew 5:3-10

  1. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
  2. “Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
  3. “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.”
  4. “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.”
  5. “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”
  6. “Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will be shown God.”
  7. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
  8. “Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 

5th Grade Religion Learning Objectives

  • “Real Disciples Need God in Their Lives”
  • “Pain is the Touchstone of Spiritual Growth”
  • “Bullies Don’t Win in the Long Run”
  • “Doing the Right Thing Feels Right”
  • “Kindness is the Best Policy”
  • “Letting Jesus Clean Your Heart”
  • “The Real Heroes are the Peace Makers”
  • “Following Jesus Isn’t Always Easy”
  • Understand the difference between charity and justice.
  • Identify the key concepts of social justice.
  • Understand that we should share our gifts with others because God created us all and has blessed us with gifts.
  • Affirm that God has distributed talents equally.
  • Understand that as a result of God’s creation, each person enjoys special dignity

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We learned that a disciple is a brother/sister and follower of Jesus Christ:

Who keeps the faith, professes it, bears witness to it, and spreads it (CCC 1816)

Who loves one another as He loved us (CCC 1823)

Who carries his cross in the daily work he is called to accomplish (CCC 2427)

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5th Grade Homework Policy

The 5th Grade Class has Homework weekly.  It is received on Monday It is due the following Monday, signed by a parent.  Points are deducted for each day the homework is late.  Our Homework is a reinforcement of the topics we have studied during class. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th Grade Newsletter

August 16, 2013

Dear Parents and Students,

May the peace of Christ be with you and welcome to Holy Savior Catholic Academy’s (HSCA) 4th Grade Class. This 2013-2014 school year will be an exciting time of learning and discovery for your student!  Enclosed you will find important information to help your year run smoothly. In addition, if you have any questions or need any additional information Dr. Shropshire, Principal and the staff will cover them at Back to School Parent Night on August 21st at Holy Savior Church on 13th and Erie from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  This event will include a Pot Luck Dinner and an Information Session.

Morning Drop Off: Parents will drop your child off at the front south doors by the office. They need to walk to the classroom. Class begins at 7:45 a.m. If your child arrives before 7:40 a.m., he/she needs to go to extended day in the large portable. Students will be dismissed to their classroom from there. Every Friday, school begins at Holy Savior Catholic Church at 7:45 a.m. I will meet your child in the church.

Afternoon Dismissal: At 3:30 p.m. I will dismiss your child to you from our classroom.  If someone other than a parent will be picking up your child, you must contact the office and they will let me know.  If another parent will be picking up your child, you need to let the office know first and they will contact me. Any students that are not picked up by 3:35- 3:40 p.m. will be sent to extended day. If you must pick up your child before 3:30 p.m., you need to sign them out at the office and Ms. Santiago will call my room to send your child to the office.

 

Behavior: HSCA expects every student to come to school in control and ready to learn.

 

HSCA’s Two Standard School Rules

  1. It is never okay to interfere with learning.
  2. It is never okay to be hurtful to anyone.

Homework: Homework will be assigned every Monday and it is due on Friday.  You child will receive extra credit for homework turned in early.  Late Homework will be accepted at a reduction of 10pts per day. Every student in my class is challenged to read 40 books this school year.  The ongoing Homework is that each student read 20 minutes each night.

Breakfast/Lunch: The school offers a breakfast and hot lunch program.  Your child (or the youngest sibling) will bring a menu home at the end of each month for the next month.  If you have purchased hot lunches, but your child does not care for the lunch that day, please send a sack lunch with him/her so they’ll have a lunch.  We only charge for a breakfast or hot lunch if they eat that day.  Please do not send fast food, food that needs heated, pop or candy with your child.  Students cannot have pop or candy in their lunches as per the State Health and Wellness Program. All breakfasts and lunches will be ordered one day in advance. Make sure your child knows what they are eating the next day so they can let me know and/or please communicate with me.  A breakfast or hot lunch must be ordered in order for them to eat a school meal. It is imperative that you communicate with me when they will be eating breakfast or hot lunch the next day. I would appreciate it if parents would let me know what days your child will be eating a hot lunch and breakfast when you receive the menu. You can write the dates down on a piece of paper or mark on a menu. If they are going to eat lunch and/or breakfast every day or bring a sack lunch every day, then please let me know that as well. If a breakfast or lunch was not ordered for your child the day before, you will be called to bring your child a sack lunch. Breakfast is served at 7:20 a.m. so children are not tardy to class. If you have ordered a breakfast, please be on time to class. J

Calling in Sick/Lateness: If your child is going to be tardy or absent, while calling in to excuse their tardy or absence, you must order breakfast and lunch for the following day. If your child arrives after 7:45 a.m., they must stop at the office to receive a late slip. They will be asked to go back to the office to get one, which will take away more class time.  I know that you want your child to receive the benefit of a full day of learning. Please avoid being late! Per Diocesan Policy #406, students who are absent 20 or more days of school will be mandated to attend summer school.

Tardy Policy: We count tardies from Thursday to Wednesday. Any student from Pre K 3 – 8th grade that is tardy three (3) times a week between Thursday of the current week and Wednesday of the following week will have to attend morning detention at 7:00 a.m. on the Thursday of that week. If a student misses Mass on Friday, that counts as two (2) tardies.

Student InformationIf there is anything about your child’s health that I need to know about, notify HSCA as soon as possible.  (Example, food allergies or asthma.) Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this matter.

Library Books: Our library day is Wednesday. Once the librarians begin checking books out, your child will bring home one library book a week. Studies show it’s a good practice to read a story over and over. Library books need to be returned by the following Tuesday to insure we have them for the next library day. The teachers keep track of who returns their library book. If your child forgets his/her book, they won’t check out another book until he/she returns the first book. We only have librarians here on Wednesday’s.

Newsletters: At the beginning of each month newsletter on our school website

(www.holy-savior.org- click on HSCA under the Quick Links then under teacher find me) to keep you informed of what your child is learning in our classroom.  I will let you know of upcoming events for our school, church and in our community.  I will also remind you of various items.  Our lives are very busy, and I like to keep you up to date with our classroom, meetings, and etc.  I hope you find them helpful! This will be the last paper newsletter that I send home. Please visit us on-line! J If you need a hardcopy, please let me know.

Birthday Parties: We will be celebrating all birthdays on one day during each month.  In staying with the State Health and Wellness Program, healthy snacks will be consumed at each month’s birthday celebration. Snacks that I would like you to choose from are: fruit snacks, chewy granola bars, string cheese, graham cracker bears, animal crackers, carrot sticks, pretzels or popcorn. You only need to bring one or two items. Most months there are at least two birthdays if not more. You only need to send a snack when it’s your child’s birthday month. Once we get settled, I’ll let you know how many students we have in our class. Birthday celebration dates are all on Fridays: August 23, September 13, October 18, November 15, December 13, January 24, February 7, March 7, April 25 and May 9. **** We have Mass on Friday’s and ride the bus back to school.  It is ok to bring your child’s snacks the day before on Thursday.

Yours in the Spirit of Community,

 

Cheryl Elizabeth Jackson

4th Grade Teacher, Intermediate Team Leader

Holy Savior Catholic Academy

5th Grade December 2015

Mrs. McPherson’s 5th Grade HSCA December News Letter

Dates to Remember:

December 8 – All School Mass, Holy Day, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Wednesday, 12/8/15.

December 11 - Holy Savior Birthday Celebrations

December 11 – No School Mass Today, Friday 12/11/15.

December 15 - HSCA Christmas Program, at Holy Savior Church, students arrive at 6:30 pm, Program starts at 7:00 pm.

December 21-January 4 – Christmas Break.

Advent a Time of Preparation

The Advent wreath is a popular Advent custom that originated in Germany. It consists of four candles (three purple, signifying penance, and one rose, signifying joy), surrounded by evergreen branches. One purple candle is lit the first week, two the second, two purple and one rose the third, and finally all four in the last week of Advent. The light of the candles signifies the light of Christ, Who will come into the world at Christmas.

 

Just for You: An Advent Family Prayer Service

Difficulty: Easy

Time required: 5 minutes

What You Need

  • An Advent wreath
  • Matches or a lighter
  1. Make the Sign of the Cross
  2. Light the Appropriate Number of Candles

Many families have adopted the following custom:

    • The youngest child lights the candle in the first week.
    • The oldest child lights the candles in the second week.
    • The mother lights the candles in the third week.
    • The father lights the candles in the fourth week.
  1. Pray the Advent Wreath Prayer for the Week

The father (or other leader) leads the family (or group) in the appropriate Advent Wreath Prayer for the week

Advent Wreath Prayer

O God, by whose word all things are sanctified, pour forth thy blessing upon this wreath, and grant that we who use it may prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ and may receive from Thee abundant graces “Through Christ our Lord. Amen.”

  1. Leave the Advent Wreath Burning

Most families light the Advent wreath before dinner and leave it burning throughout dinner. You can also light it before private or family prayer, or before engaging in an Advent devotion such as the Saint Andrew Christmas Novena or daily Scripture readings for Advent. (Dinnertime is a perfect time to incorporate one or both of those devotions into your Advent practices.)

  1. Extinguish the Candles

After dinner and/or your Advent devotions, carefully extinguish all of the candles on the Advent wreath.

  1. End With the Sign of the Cross

As with all devotions, the lighting of the Advent wreath should begin and end with the Sign of the Cross.

 

Winter Uniforms:

November through March initiates Holy Savior winter uniform dress policy; please make sure that your child is dressed in the proper uniform.

Boys Uniform: Shirts-   White, Red, or Black, long or short sleeved; oxford-style button down collar or turtlenecks to be worn under oxford shirt (only) for warmth. NO LOGO

Belt- Brown or Black. MANDATORY ALL YEAR LONG.

Slacks- Solid Black or Khaki. No Denim or Jean-Type

Socks- White or Dark color. Visible above shoe. No Brand Logo

Ties-Solid Red or Black Only. MANDATORY All Grades. Clip-on, Adjustable or Regular.

Sweater- Solid Red, Black or white cardigan. School Logo Only.

Sweatshirts- Red, black or white sweatshirt.  No Logo except for School Logo or School Team Logo (Angels or Cougars)

Shoes/Boots- Boys and Girls Full-Enclosed Foot. No scuff soles. Brown or Black or acceptable shade variances. No heelies or crocs or predominantly (90%) black or white tennis shoes.

Girls Uniform:   Blouses- White, Red or Black, long or short sleeved, round collar, button down, oxford style or turtleneck. No Logo

Jumper- Red Plaid. Parker Uniforms, PreK- 5th. Grade.

Vest- Solid Red Only for 6th-8th. Grade

Belt- Brown or Black. Mandatory All Year

Pants-Solid Black or Khaki. No Jean-Type, NO Capri’s.

Socks- White or Black Only, visible above shoe. No brand logos. White or Black tights acceptable in winter.

Sweater- Solid Red, Black or White Cardigan. School logo only.

Sweatshirts- Red, Black or White sweatshirt.  No logo except for school logo or school team logo (Angels or Cougars)

Shoes- Boys and Girls full-Enclosed Foot. No scuff soles. Brown or Black or acceptable shade variances. No Heelies or Crocs or predominantly (90%) Black or white tennis shoes.

 

Fundraiser: Walk in Sister Shoes

Please continue to send in your pennies for the Drexel fund supporting socio-economic schools within the Wichita Diocese.

Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th Grade News

5th Grade Newsletter

Mrs. McPherson’s Class

Homework: 5th Grade Homework is due every Monday.

Technology: Our Chromebooks are here! A Chromebook is a portable computer that is optimized by internet use and performs faster than a traditional computer notebook.

Headphones:  Your student needs a set of headphones at school.

Reading:  The Book It Reading Program starts the month. Reading 20 minutes every day is an ongoing assignment that will also be our class Book IT reading goal.

Math: Continue to study multiplication/division Math Facts.

Science: The 5th Grade will take a State Science Assessment.

Social Studies:  The 5th Grade will take a State Assessment.

Student’s should read the newspaper and watch the news.

Religion: Study and learn the prayers in the student Agenda.  Learning one prayer  a week will keep your student on task for the end of year Religion test.

Red and Black Banquet – A Benefit for HSCA is Friday, 10/16/15, at the Holiday Inn Select, 549 S. Rock Road. Tickets, Call – 682-8712, Holy Savior Church.

Birthdays – Birthday Celebration Day is Friday, October 16.  Please send Healthy Snacks to school with your student.

5th Grade Newsletter

August 16, 2013

Hello Parents and Students,

May the peace of Christ be with you and welcome to Holy Savior Catholic Academy’s (HSCA) 5th Grade Class. This 2013-2014 school year will be an exciting time of learning and discovery for your student!  Enclosed you will find important information to help your year run smoothly. In addition, if you have any questions or need any additional information Dr. Shropshire, Principal and the staff will cover them at Back to School Parent Night on August 21st at Holy Savior Church on 13th and Erie from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  This event will include a Pot Luck Dinner and an Information Session.

Morning Drop Off: Parents will drop your child off at the front south doors by the office. They need to walk to the classroom. Class begins at 7:45 a.m. If your child arrives before 7:40 a.m., he/she needs to go to extended day in the large portable. Students will be dismissed to their classroom from there. Every Friday, school begins at Holy Savior Catholic Church at 7:45 a.m. I will meet your child in the church.

Afternoon Dismissal: At 3:30 p.m. I will dismiss your child to you from our classroom.  If someone other than a parent will be picking up your child, you must contact the office and they will let me know.  If another parent will be picking up your child, you need to let the office know first and they will contact me. Any students that are not picked up by 3:35- 3:40 p.m. will be sent to extended day. If you must pick up your child before 3:30 p.m., you need to sign them out at the office and Ms. Santiago will call my room to send your child to the office.

Behavior: HSCA expects every student to come to school in control and ready to learn.

HSCA’s Two Standard School Rules

  1. It is never okay to interfere with learning.
  2. It is never okay to be hurtful to anyone.

Homework: Homework will be assigned every Monday and it is due on Friday.  You child will receive extra credit for homework turned in early.  Late Homework will be accepted at a reduction of 10pts per day. Every student in my class is challenged to read 40 books this school year.  The ongoing Homework is that each student read 20 minutes each night.

Breakfast/Lunch: The school offers a breakfast and hot lunch program.  Your child (or the youngest sibling) will bring a menu home at the end of each month for the next month.  If you have purchased hot lunches, but your child does not care for the lunch that day, please send a sack lunch with him/her so they’ll have a lunch.  We only charge for a breakfast or hot lunch if they eat that day.  Please do not send fast food, food that needs heated, pop or candy with your child.  Students cannot have pop or candy in their lunches as per the State Health and Wellness Program. All breakfasts and lunches will be ordered one day in advance. Make sure your child knows what they are eating the next day so they can let me know and/or please communicate with me.  A breakfast or hot lunch must be ordered in order for them to eat a school meal. It is imperative that you communicate with me when they will be eating breakfast or hot lunch the next day. I would appreciate it if parents would let me know what days your child will be eating a hot lunch and breakfast when you receive the menu. You can write the dates down on a piece of paper or mark on a menu. If they are going to eat lunch and/or breakfast every day or bring a sack lunch every day, then please let me know that as well. If a breakfast or lunch was not ordered for your child the day before, you will be called to bring your child a sack lunch. Breakfast is served at 7:20 a.m. so children are not tardy to class. If you have ordered a breakfast, please be on time to class. J

Calling in Sick/Lateness: If your child is going to be tardy or absent, while calling in to excuse their tardy or absence, you must order breakfast and lunch for the following day. If your child arrives after 7:45 a.m., they must stop at the office to receive a late slip. They will be asked to go back to the office to get one, which will take away more class time.  I know that you want your child to receive the benefit of a full day of learning. Please avoid being late! Per Diocesan Policy #406, students who are absent 20 or more days of school will be mandated to attend summer school.

Tardy Policy: We count tardies from Thursday to Wednesday. Any student from Pre K 3 – 8th grade that is tardy three (3) times a week between Thursday of the current week and Wednesday of the following week will have to attend morning detention at 7:00 a.m. on the Thursday of that week. If a student misses Mass on Friday, that counts as two (2) tardies.

Student InformationIf there is anything about your child’s health that I need to know about, notify HSCA as soon as possible.  (Example, food allergies or asthma.) Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this matter.

Library Books: Our library day is Wednesday. Once the librarians begin checking books out, your child will bring home one library book a week. Studies show it’s a good practice to read a story over and over. Library books need to be returned by the following Tuesday to insure we have them for the next library day. The teachers keep track of who returns their library book. If your child forgets his/her book, they won’t check out another book until he/she returns the first book. We only have librarians here on Wednesday’s.

Newsletters: At the beginning of each month newsletter on our school website

(www.holy-savior.org- click on HSCA under the Quick Links then under teacher find me) to keep you informed of what your child is learning in our classroom.  I will let you know of upcoming events for our school, church and in our community.  I will also remind you of various items.  Our lives are very busy, and I like to keep you up to date with our classroom, meetings, and etc.  I hope you find them helpful! This will be the last paper newsletter that I send home. Please visit us on-line! J If you need a hardcopy, please let me know.

Birthday Parties: We will be celebrating all birthdays on one day during each month.  In staying with the State Health and Wellness Program, healthy snacks will be consumed at each month’s birthday celebration. Snacks that I would like you to choose from are: fruit snacks, chewy granola bars, string cheese, graham cracker bears, animal crackers, carrot sticks, pretzels or popcorn. You only need to bring one or two items. Most months there are at least two birthdays if not more. You only need to send a snack when it’s your child’s birthday month. Once we get settled, I’ll let you know how many students we have in our class. Birthday celebration dates are all on Fridays: August 23, September 13, October 18, November 15, December 13, January 24, February 7, March 7, April 25 and May 9. **** We have Mass on Friday’s and ride the bus back to school.  It is ok to bring your child’s snacks the day before on Thursday.

Yours in the Spirit of Community,

 

Cheryl Elizabeth Jackson

5th Grade Teacher, Intermediate Team Leader

Holy Savior Catholic Academy

5th Grade News

Mrs. McPherson’s 5th Grade November News Letter

Conference Update:

Thank you for 100% attendance for the Parent-Teacher Conferences.

PTSO FUN at the ALLEY:

Thank you for attending the after school activity at The Alley, your support and participation was greatly appreciated.

Winter Uniforms:

November through March initiates Holy Savior winter uniform dress policy; please make sure that your child is dressed in the proper uniform.

Boys Uniform: Shirts-   White, Red, or Black, long or short sleeved; oxford-style button down collar or turtlenecks toe be worn under oxford shirt (only) for warmth. NO LOGO

Belt- Brown or Black. MANDATORY ALL YEAR LONG.

Slacks- Solid Black or Khaki. No Denim or Jean-Type

Socks- White or Dark color. Visible above shoe. No Brand Logo

Ties-Solid Red or Black Only. MANDATORY All Grades. Clip-on, Adjustable or Regular.

Sweater- Solid Red, Black or white cardigan. School Logo Only.

Sweatshirts- Red, black or white sweatshirt.  No Logo except for School Logo or School Team Logo (Angels or Cougars)

Shoes/Boots- Boys and Girls Full-Enclosed Foot. No scuff soles. Brown or Black or acceptable shade variances. No heelies or crocs or predominantly (90%) black or white tennis shoes.

Girls Uniform:   Blouses- White, Red or Black, long or short sleeved, round collar, button down, oxford style or turtleneck. No Logo

Jumper- Red Plaid. Parker Uniforms, PreK- 5th. Grade.

Vest- Solid Red Only for 6th-8th. Grade

Belt- Brown or Black. Mandatory All Year

Pants-Solid Black or Khaki. No Jean-Type, NO Capris.

Socks- White or Black Only, visible above shoe. No brand logos. White or Black tights acceptable in winter.

Sweater- Solid Red, Black or White Cardigan. School logo only.

Sweatshirts- Red, Black or White sweatshirt.  No logo except for school logo or school team logo (Angels or Cougars)

Shoes- Boys and Girls full-Enclosed Foot. No scuff soles. Brown or Black or acceptable shade variances. No Heelies or Crocs or predominantly (90%) Black or white tennis shoes.

Fundraiser: Walk in Sister Shoes

Please continue to send in your pennies for the Drexel fund supporting socio-economic schools within the Wichita Diocese.

November Dates to Remember:

Nov. 1st. All Saints Day- HOLY DAY

CSAL Coaches Certification Clinic-LOCATION TBD

Nov. 2nd. CSAL Basketball Practice can begin

Nov. 2nd Picture Day

Nov. 2nd. Winter Uniform begins

Nov. 11th. Late Start-Staff Meeting-No AM Extended Day/Breakfast will not be      served

Nov. 13th. Birthday Celebration Day/UJAMAA

Nov. 23rd. - 27th. NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov. 30th. CSAL Basketball games begin

Dec. 1st - 4th. ACT Placement tests at Grade Schools

A Thanksgiving Prayer

“I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.

For in him you have been enriched in every way...in all your speaking and in all your knowledge…because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you.

Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.  He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Holy Savior Catholic Academy
4640 E. 15th Street North
Wichita, KS 67208
316.684.2141
school@holy-savior.org  

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