St. Bernard School
320 W. Mansfield St.
New Washington, OH 44854
May 5, 2017
May 6th – Recycle (Ackerman and Phillips)
May 9th – Geranium Pick-up 2:30 – 4:30
May 7th – 10th – 7th/8th grade Mission Trip (Franciscans for the Poor)
May 13th – Rosary @ the Gazebo in New Washington 12:00
May 14th – Hospitality Sunday – Mother’s Day
May 17th – Spring Concert 7:00
May 23rd – 8th grade Graduation @ 6:00 Mass
May 24th – Last Day of School
Dear St. Bernard Families,
Thank you so much for your support in our main fundraiser of the year, the Wine and Cheese event. It was nice to see a lot of you there and the classroom baskets, that you helped to furnish, were very well received.
The talk for next year is a German theme. We will keep you informed.
The end of the year can be stressful for your child. It is important that they get enough sleep and that they eat breakfast. They also need to keep up with their classwork. There will not be an opportunity to turn in late homework after this grading period.
On the Tuesday before the last day of school, Mrs. Cok has agreed to come in and run our Field Day. On the last day we will be having a pot luck. The school will provide hotdogs and buns and students will be asked to bring in particular sides.
Yearbook Sales – Our year book is on sale for 15 dollars. It is 40 pages of class pictures along with candid pictures and events. Get yours ordered today. Order sheets went home with your child.
Registration – We just have a few registrations still out. Please get these in as soon as possible.
Primary – Mrs. Hancock
It is hard to believe that it is the month of May already. Where has the time gone? The primary students have been noticing the change in season from Winter to Spring. They have been seeing lots of God's creation and new life. They learned about Earth Day and how important it is to take care of God's world. In light of the new life, they have been learning about different kinds of animal homes and habitats. They even painted a birdhouse for the birds. They also made egg carton chicks and baskets to share with the local nursing homes.
Elementary – Miss Brown
In Social Studies, the third, fourth, and fifth graders are learning about economy, needs versus wants, goods and services, and competition in business. To end the lesson, the students will be doing a partner project and creating items to sell for as a business. We will make it a little competition to see who can use the least amount of money to make their items and who can make the most selling their items.
We are also celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a potluck of delicious foods to eat together as a class during lunch as our last class meal this year.
In Math class, we are finishing up our introduction to fractions with a test. After the test, we are going to look at working with fractions like adding, subtracting, and multiplying to start with.
In Reading, we are finished with Matilda and are working on our projects. We will view the movie after projects are completed. In order to compare and contrast a little further, they listened to some of the songs from the Broadway musical version.
We are getting ready for the end of the year tests to assess their growth for the year.
Religion - Mrs. Weithman
In religion class, the 8th grade has started Theology of the Body and grades 6/7 will soon follow. Grades 6-8 are also doing a religion project of their choice. The topics are very interesting and greatly vary from one student to the next. The 4/5th graders just presented their projects last week and they did a marvelous job! Grades K-5 are now studying Jesus' glorified body after His Resurrection and the Ascension and Pentecost. All of the kids are excited to have their body glorified in heaven someday, because they want to move with their thoughts!
Science – Mrs. Obringer
The Elementary class is wrapping up their light unit. We are currently looking at color and will finish with invisible light and a lab with lasers. They will then start looking at soil and plants which will take them into the Fall.
The Middle School students are building a Rube Goldberg machine that uses particular energy transformations. The goal is to feed our resident dog, Angus.
MS Math – Mrs. Walsh
In 7th grade math, we have finished the chapter on fractions! We have now moved on to percents. This new chapter incorporates our knowledge of both decimals and fractions in working with percents.
In 8th grade Algebra, the students have finished the on-line Diocesan course and completed the end-of-course exam administered by the state! These milestones have been successfully met! We are now covering some additional topics in the classroom.
Music - Mr. Heydinger
The music students are perfecting their assigned instrument parts for the spring program on May 17th. The upper grades are working on improvising on recorders and a Celtic Sword Dance. Train songs and Gospel tunes are the themes for K-5. Our last Hospitality Sunday is May 14th. I have been talking about the importance of service to our church community and the importance of the Mass. I would love to see ALL 3-8 in the choir loft to end the year. Happy Mothers Day!!!
Peace to you and yours,