May 6th Newsletter
COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE
We are holding an open house next Thursday, May 13th from 3:30-6:00 p.m.. We want to invite you to stop by, take a tour, visit the classrooms, meet and greet the staff. Have your child give you a tour and show you all the places they have been using throughout this year. The event is come and go.
We try to make the year especially memorable for these students. Today our fifth-grade school patrol was able to attend the traditional school patrol recognition game that the Twins host each spring. The Twins have very specific COVID protocols in place. Thank you to chaperones Tammy and Brian Joyer, Norb Kramer, Zac McCann, Colleen Kotila, Josiah Wig, and Will Johnson. It is so nice to be able to keep a few traditions.
Last week, the fifth graders attended the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center at Spicer, MN. Huge thanks to Will Johnson and Michelle Kramer for making this trip possible. They had a wonderful time. You can see pictures on our Facebook page. Next Friday, the fifth graders will be able to make their annual Diocesan pilgrimage including a stop at the Way of the Cross and the Holy Trinity Cathedral in New Ulm.
Plans for our Spring Carnival are shaping up nicely. We are mainly using games that the are used for the Church of St. Philip Bazaar. We still need games of jacks and card games, jump ropes, bubbles and bags of microwave popcorn. We are also asking for volunteers to run some of the games. The event is being held outside. If you are familiar with any of the games and/or would like to help with a game, please contact your child's teacher, send me an email or give the school a call at 693-6283. The carnival is May 25th from 11:30 to 2:00 p.m. Part of the day will be a chance for our Marathon donors to drive by and receive a special thank you from our school children. Please mark your calendar and plan to drive by!
We want to wish happy birthday to Mrs. Lenz (5-9), Sofia Dowdell (5-13), Andrew Bartes (5-14) and Eddie Kramer (5-15). May God bless each of them on their birthday and all year long.
This past week and next week all our students will complete the NWEAs (Northwest Evaluation Association). These assessments show us how much academic progress each child has made throughout the year. They also give us a picture of how well our curriculum is meeting the needs of our students and the state standards.
We are in the last weeks for students to read and test to reach their final reading counts goal for the year. The final day to test is Wednesday, May 19th. Many of them have already met their goal. Many are oh so close. Please ask them where they are at towards meeting their goal!
Sunday is Mother's Day. We pray that God with bless all mothers on this day that honors these special women.