Welcome Back! We hope everyone had a peaceful and relaxing break. We are ready to jump back in and get this new year started!
When we returned on Monday we were greeted with a wonderful new surprise, a gorgeous new space! We started Monday off with a prayer service in our new gymnasium to bless our new spaces.
We then had a surprise guest speaker, Mr. Moser, Loyola Rambler Basketball Coach. He led us in a few cheers, gave us some words of wisdom, but also left us with a few thoughts about the culture and image which we project through our actions towards others. Ask your student about “Put up’s” and see if they understand how we strive to not put others down, but to instead put them up here at SFX.
We were also lucky enough to get a personalized tour from Ms. Barrett on Wednesday!
Scholastic Book Club Orders
On Monday, January 14th, we will be sending home our next Scholastic Book Club Orders. Please take a minute to look them over and place your orders by Wednesday, January 30th. AND….don’t forget to help your child select their free book from us. We sent home the yellow Scholastic Book Club gift certificates as their gift from us before the break.
This week in science we started a fossils mini unit. We will analyze and interpret data from fossils to help us learn about the organisms and environments from long ago. Our fossils work will also connect to our study of living things earlier this year.
Math & EPIC Math
This week we began learning about multiplication through repeated addition, pictures and arrays. In EPIC math on Wednesday we focused even closer on arrays through the use of legos. We used legos to build arrays. Ask your child about it and see if they can explain it to you.
January 21st – No School, MLK Day
January 22nd – 3rd Quarter Starts
January 23rd – Birthday Celebration
January 28th – February 1st – Catholic Schools Week
January 30th – Scholastic Book Orders Due – Don’t forget to cash in your gift certificates!
February 6th – Box Top Dress Down Day
February 11th – Pizza Day
February 13th – Poetry Pals Field Trip to Islamic Foundation School
February 18th – No School, President’s Day
February 20th – Birthday Celebration
Where do Crusaders worship?
We added 10 new sites this week, including 2 new states! Several SFX teachers brought us sites as well, and we are excited to keep adding to our board!
- Sheil Catholic Center, Evanston, IL
- Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, IL
- St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Chicago, IL
- St. Edna, Arlington Heights, IL
- The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Austin, TX
- Westminster Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX
- Tarrytown United Methodist Church, Austin, TX
- Baha’i Temple, Wilmette, IL
- Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Syracuse, NY
- Holy Family Cathedral, Anchorage, AK