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First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

First Reconciliation

A parent meeting with Father Gideon will be on Tuesday December 1 at 6:30pm in the Church.

Students’ First Confession will be on Thursday December 3rd  at 6:30pm in the Church.


First Holy Communion

Students will be receiving their  First Holy Communion on May 1st at the 10:30am Mass.

Boys should wear dark or khaki dress pants, long-sleeve white shirt, and a tie. They may wear jackets. Boys can wear their SJV Mass uniform.

Girls should wear a white dress with wide straps, sleeves, or a white sweater.


Working Hard at Cross Country

The cross country team has been working hard this year! After practice on Thursday the kids were showing me how tired they were and I snapped a few pictures. Want to see the Wildcats in action?  We will run at Overbrook School on September 13, 20, 17 and October 4.

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Spanish Classes – Week of August 31, 2015



In Elementary Spanish Classes, grades PK through 3, we have been practicing our basic conversation skills and numbers in Spanish.



como te va red



In 4th grade Spanish, we are using a basic textbook to start the transition to more academically rigorous Spanish lessons that will begin in 5th grade.  We began the Spanish alphabet last week and will continue talking through the letters and letter sounds this week.




All 1st through 4th grade Spanish classes also complete the Spanish calendar every week, including counting the days in Spanish, knowing the days of the week, months of the year, seasons, and weather. Please see your child’s daily AscendSMS notification each Friday for specific comments on what was covered in Elementary School Spanish that day.


Spanish_Vocabulary_Logo-349x1455th-8th grade Spanish classes continue to receive 5 vocabulary flashcards per class, and have a 5 word quiz every Wednesday.  Students should be practicing words daily to learn and retain these words.  It is also important that students have some sort of container to keep their cards (a pencil pouch in the Spanish binder works great!).

Other concepts we are covering in Middle School Spanish right now include:

  • 5th Grade – Definite Articles, Masculine vs. Feminine & Singular vs. Plural nouns & adjectives.
  • 6th Grade – Telling Time in Spanish (quiz on Wednesday)
  • 7th Grade – Conjugating regular -ar verbs in the present tense (quiz on Wednesday)
  • 8th Grade – Conjugating regular -ar, -er, and -ir verbs in the present tense; Writing sentences in the affirmative and negative; Forming questions

PADRE NUESTRO COLORPrayer recitation is also part of the Spanish curriculum.  We will recite the following in Spanish at each grade level:

1st & 2nd grade:  Sign of the Cross (will begin after Fall Break)

3rd & 4th grade:  Sign of the Cross & Glory Be

5th & 6th grade:  Sign of the Cross & Hail Mary

7th & 8th grade:  Sign of the Cross & Our Father

Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions about what your child is doing in Spanish!

-Mrs. McCormick

What we did in PE this week

IMG_0064    IMG_0063IMG_0059IMG_0061The Pre-K through second grade students worked on hand eye coordination this week using balloons. We had a blast! I snapped pictures of the kindergarten class this week enjoying the activity.

This Week in 2nd Grade

Important Dates

8/26: Doubles Fact Test

8/27: Math Written Test; Back to School Night for Parents 6-8pm

8/28: Spelling Test; Reading Practice Test; Fun Run 12:30


SJV Fun Run is THIS Friday!

The fundraising goal for 2nd grade is $300. This is an average of $50 per student.

Students need to come to school in their P.E. uniforms. We decided as a class that our theme would be American soldiers. We will put some camouflage and American flags on our faces with face paint. If you would like to help with our theme, please bring in face paint on Thursday. We need green, brown, black, red, white, and blue. Also, if you are interested in helping us get ready for the Fun Run, please let Ms. Wright know by Thursday. Thanks!

Reading: We are starting our first unit in our reading books. The theme for this unit is Kindness. The first story we will be reading is called Because of You. We will be learning vocabulary words and working on comprehension skills with this story. There will be a test over the story on Friday; however, it will not be for a grade. This test will allow students and parents an opportunity to see how the tests look and how they are graded.

Language: We are learning about topic sentences. We are also learning about the different kinds of sentences and correct punctuation for each kind.

Spelling: The first spelling test will be on Friday. Spelling homework is given every Monday (or the first day of the school week) and is due every Friday (or the last day of the school week).

mild, care, pilot, lady, bake, time, sale, ride, able, kind, apron, final, quite, quiet, share

Math: We are continuing to practice doubles facts. A 2-minute timed test over doubles facts will be on Wednesday. A written test will be on Thursday. It will include concepts that have been practiced on the practice and homework pages. These concepts include: patterns, telling one more and one less than a number, telling time to the hour, finding missing numbers on a hundred number chart, and doubles facts.

Religion: We are learning about the Blessed Trinity.

Science: We are learning about the life cycle of a plant and will be planting our own seeds this week.