Pretzels are traditional Lenten food because they don’t contain any of the ingredients that were forbidden during Lent. In the Middle Ages, pretzels were the food of the poor during Lent; now they’re a popular food. Their shape reminds us of praying arms. In fact, the word pretzel comes from a Latin word meaning folded arms.
Third grade will be incorporating this Lenten practice into our classroom. The students will be making pretzels to sell to students during snack time.
6th grade has started learning about Ancient Greece. They will also be creating presentations on Greek Mythology. They are researching a topic and will present it to the class on Greek Day, January 19th!
7th grade will begin a unit learning about Russia. We will be learning about the differences and similarities in Russia as time has passed. Look for their “nesting dolls” in the hallway!
5th and 8th grade are beginning to learn about happenings and philosophies that lead to the Civil War. This unit will take a few weeks. Both grades will be ready for a test towards the end of this week. Next week we will start discussing important events of the Civil War!
Students Government did a wonderful job representing SJV at the Pull-tab Party at the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville on Friday. Thank you to all of the students that participated in bringing in pull tabs!
Believing that each child is a gift from God to be cherished, guided, and protected, the mission of St. John Vianney Catholic School is to assist families and the Church in their responsibility of forming educated Christians who lovingly serve God in this life, so as to be with Him forever in the next.