5th Grade, February and March 2018 News Letter, Mrs. McPherson Class

“Black History Month is a time to pay homage to our great ancestor, their lifelong struggles and influences on the liberties we have obtained. Olinda Ricard” Black History is American History.

National Catholic Schools Week 2017 

February 9:  3rd Quarter Progress Reports sent home with students

February 9:  February Birthday Celebration day

February 13: School Wide Black History Month Project due to Dr. Shropshire

February 16th and 19th:  Presidents Day, HSCA students are out of school

February 21: Muffins for Mom

February 28:  Late Start

February 26:  Picture Day- Students will wear HSCA School uniforms

February 27: Black History Month Program: the Holy Savior Catholic Academy Black History Program is February 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm, at Holy Savior Catholic Church.

5th Grade students will star in a Wax Museum Project.  They will perform before the program so please have them at the church early, before 6:30 if possible.  Each 5th Grade student will dress as the character they portray and remain in character for the entire program.  I hope to see all the parents of our students at the program.  The characters are:

Treveon Beasley – Barack Obama, 1st Black President of the United States

Joyce Davis – Shirley Chisholm, 1st Black Woman Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives

Nevaeh Gorden – Maggie Lena Walker, African American Bank Founder and President

Alexander Grajeda – Robert L. Johnson, 1st African American billionaire, Founded BET

Elizabeth Mboya – Ruth Simmons, President of Ivy League, Brown University

Leslie Mwangi – Fannie Barrier Williams, Wealthy Black Community Activist

Alexander Nanninga – Booker T. Washington, Leader of Tuskegee Institute

Serah Ngauriya – Lorraine Cole, Top Officer of the YMCA

Chiderah Oterighobe – Wilma Rudolph, Black Athlete, won 3 Olympic Gold Medals

James Pugh – Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, performed historic open heart surgery

Erica Terrell – Madame C. J. Walker, Black Business Woman, Millionaire

Kahliyah VanArsdale – Bessie Coleman, 1st Black Woman Pilot

February – March 2: 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.

March 2, 2018 - March Birthday Celebration

March 14 – Late Start

March 16, Parent Teacher Conferences

March 19-23, Spring Break, No School

March 28, Late Start

March 30, No School, Good Friday

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.

HSCA November 2017 - News from Mrs. McPherson’s Class

  • Homework is due every Monday.  The Homework is an extension of our learning.  Students who turn in their completed Homework are successful students.

HSCA Events:

  • Fall Fundraiser now until Monday, November 6, 2017 (Cards for a Cause, 30 Cards for $30)
  • October 30, Parent-Teachers Conferences, 6-8 pm
  • October 31, Parent-Teachers Conferences, 8am-4pm
  • November 1, Wednesday, All Saints Day, School Mass
  • November 2, Scholars Bowl
  • November 3, School Mass, 8th Grade Inauguration
  • November 6, Monday, School Picture Day – Dress Up and Smile
  • November 8, Late Start, Staff Meeting
  • November 10, HSCA November Birthday Celebrations (5th Grade parents may send healthy snacks for 16 people to school for their students Birthday month celebration.)
  • November 11, Barnes & Noble Book Fair @ Bradley Fair, 1920 N. Rock Road, 9am-10pm,
  • November 20-21, No School for HSCA Students; Teachers attend Regan Institute
  • November 22-24, No School for HSCA students - Thanksgiving Break

Bring Headphones for the ComputersPlease allow your 5th Grade students to bring a set of headphones to use at school while they are on our classroom computers.  Headphones are needed during Success Maker instruction and for other technology programs.  Our software is individualized, animated and the sound carries around the room.

Start a Habit:  Encourage your student to treat studying as a daily assignment.  For example study and review Math facts 15 minutes each night.  Spend a few minutes reviewing notes and handouts.  Read 30 minutes every night.  Good habits make good students.

Notice:  When you see disrespectful behavior on TV (a child rolling his eyes or talking back to a parent) tell your youngster that isn’t okay in real life. Then ask them to be on the lookout for respectful actions by TV characters.

Demonstrate:  Your child will learn respectful behavior by watching the way you treat others.

Be There:  Regular and on time attendance in elementary school sets up a good pattern for your child’s entire school career.  Show them that school comes first by scheduling routine doctor and dentist appointments for after school or over school breaks. 

Genius is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration.  – A. Einstein

Work hard and be a genius!  - Mrs. McPherson



September and October News Letter,

Mrs. McPerson’s 5th Grade Class

Prayer for Our New School

Almighty God, because we love our students because our hearts yearn for our new school, we cannot remain silent. We will not stop praying until their righteousness shines like the dawn, and oursalvation blazes like a burning torch. May we be called the Holy People and the People Redeemed by the Lord.  May Holy Savior Catholic Academy be known as the Desirable Place.  We cannot do this on our own Father, so I ask for Your help in the name of the Son of God, Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Mark the Date:

September 20: Goodies for Grandparents- 7:15 a.m. – HSCA Library.

September 22: 1st Quarter Progress Reports sent home.

September 27: Late Start

October 7: Red and Black Banquet @ the Wichita Marriott Hotel.

October 13: October Birthday Celebration.

October 31: No School – Parent Teacher Conferences, 8am-4pm.

  • Daily Student Reading Homework Assignment: Students must Read 30 minutes every night. Students may read out loud to someone in your family or a stuffed toy for part of your 30 minutes reading each night.
  • Homework is due signed by a parent every Monday.
  • Prayer/ Religion Test every Monday.
  • BMPH packet is due signed by an adult every Tuesday.
  • Spelling Test every Friday.
  • HSCA request that you please send headphones to school with your student.  Holy Savior Catholic Academy (HSCA) has been blessed!  Our Faculty’s exemplary Grant Writing and Fund Raising efforts have enabled our school to provide one on one technology to HSCA students.  Our software is individualized, animated and the sound carries around the room. Each student needs their own headphones.


“From everyone, to whom much has been given, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.” Luke 12:48