Wednesday, October 18, 2017

BUSY, BUSY October and Parent/Teacher Conferences

Good Afternoon!!

**There are a lot of events taking place in October that our Civics Club kids are in charge of.....we will need any and all student help that is available!  Students have volunteered for different events, so please ask your child where they are to be and when!

  • Saturday, October 21:  PTO Spaghetti Supper
    • 6th Graders are asked to be at school at 4:45 if possible to help with setup.
    • Families have been asked to provide a dessert for either the cake walk or the Spaghetti Dinner.  If you are providing for the cake walk, please have your cakes/cupcakes in Mrs. Mitchell's room before 5:00.
  • Saturday, October 28:  PTO Vendor Fair
    • Students voted and agreed to provide concessions (baked goods, etc.) for the vendor fair at St. Malachy.  This will be from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  We will need to work until our items run out!  Please ask your child if they volunteered to bring baked goods or to work with us.
  • Tuesday, October 31:  Halloween
    • Civics Club students put on the Halloween party/activities for younger students.  
    • Our annual pumpkin decorating contest will be held this day.  We will decorate in the morning.  We will NOT be able to provide pumpkins for students this year, so please plan on bringing your own!  Students can bring these at any time.
**Sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences is ready to go!  Please follow this link to sign up!  I will be meeting with parents on Monday, October 30, Wednesday, November 1, and Thursday, November 2.      Mrs. Cline's Conference SignUp

**Don't forget!!! Muffins with Mom is tomorrow morning at 7:30!!  See you then!

**Friday is a Spirit Day!  Pay it forward, show your spirit for $1!!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Homecoming Week

Good Afternoon!  
Hopefully you are able to get outside and enjoy this beautiful day!!  Here are some things to update you on happenings in my classroom:

In Religion, 6th graders are currently working on "trust" stories in the Bible.  To start off the unit, we did our own "trusting" with "trust falls" with our classmates!  This was a lot of are pix of some of the falls:

Sixth graders showed their pride during the Iowa/Iowa State Friday at school:

We were honored to have Sr. Mary Vincent come speak to us about her journey to the sisterhood.  She is a good friend of Anthony Eblen's family.  

The Homecoming Parade is tomorrow starting at 2:00.  Any students who want to ride the float need to meet us at the corner of Prairie and Sycamore by 1:45. We need to have either the red permission slip returned to us, or an email, a note, or a text stating that you give permission, and listing your phone number.  Tomorrow is supposed to be a beautiful day!  Can't wait until the parade!

Any sixth grader who still wants to bring candy for the parade is welcome to do so tomorrow!

Monday, we are going to have a guest speaker come to talk about bullying in schools.  Students are encouraged to wear blue, the color of anti-bullying.

October is the month of the rosary.  Civics Club sold rosaries at school last year for $3 each.  We still have some left over if anyone wants to purchase one.  Middle school students need to bring rosaries to school for Religion class during the month of October.

Just a reminder that St. Malachy students DO NOT have school on Friday, October 13 or Monday, October 16 for Professional Development for teachers.  The public school DOES have school on Monday, October 16.  Don't be confused!

Have a fantastic weekend!!!!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Day 10 and Already Busy as Bees!!!

I am so excited for this new school year!!  We have an awesome group of middle schoolers, and everybody is off and running!!!  6th graders visited the Rectory ReRun this week for the first time, and were introduced to the variety of ways that we can offer our services to the volunteers there....I am very proud of the way they jumped in full of smiles!!  

First Day Helping at the Rectory ReRun!

Mrs. Simmons and I are trying to figure out how to allow parent access to Google Classroom, but are running into some roadblocks.  In the meantime, you can sign in to google classroom under your child's account and see activity there.  

Tomorrow is our first Spirit Day!!  Support your favorite Iowa team (or Nebraska 😉), and wear your sweat pants for $1!  These funds go into our "Pay It Forward" account when someone in the area is in need.  

Sunday is the Annual International Food Fair! Our Civics Club runs the carnival.  All St. Malachy middle school students are invited and encouraged to come and help out!!  We need help at 3:30 to set up starting at 3:30, then work the games and clean up! Kids may come and go if necessary.  Thanks in advance for your help!

6th grade Mass is on Wednesday, September 13.  Please join us in this celebration!

Reminder:  No School on Monday, September 18 for Professional Development.  

Friday, August 25, 2017

First Two Days....Awesome!!!

When your students are so surprised that the school day is over, and we are headed home, you know that it has been a great day!  In fact, this happened both days this week!  6th grade is and awesome group of kids....and our entire middle school rocks!!!  Can't wait to keep this year rollin'!!  These are the pix that I took for our birthday wall, and I thought they were too cute to not share with you!  Hence, the picture frame in the group picture also!  

Oh my!!!  💙 this group!!

Enjoy your weekend!  

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Back to School!!!! Yay!!!!

I am so excited for "Back to School" tomorrow!!!  I hope to see all of you tonight at our Open House, and I look forward to partnering with all of you throughout the school year!  If you would like to read more information, please follow this link: Welcome 2017-2018 School Year

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 31 - Last Day of School 2016-2017

Well, here it is....yesterday was a fantastic day for our field day!!!  The weather was perfect, and the Civics Club hosted a wonderful day of fun for all of the kiddos!  I didn't get a chance to get very many pix, but I do have a few action shots from 6th graders giving the obstacle course a try!!  Enjoy!

BUSY, BUSY October and Parent/Teacher Conferences

Good Afternoon!! **There are a lot of events taking place in October that our Civics Club kids are in charge of.....we will need any and al...