ANNUAL FUND DRIVE UPDATE:

posted Mar 25, 2019, 6:49 AM by Gary Clayton   [ updated Mar 25, 2019, 6:50 AM ]

As of March 21, we have received $27,755.00 in financial gifts, as well as several gifts of prayer.  17% of our school families have responded so far.  Thank you so much to those families.  For those who have not yet done so, please take time to think and pray what you and your family may be able to give to this year’s drive; then fill out the gift card and return it to the school office.  No gift is too small! If you are unable to give a financial gift at this time, please give a gift of prayer and pray for the success of our drive and our school. Thank you very much!


SEEKING SPONSORS OR DONORS FOR 6TH GRADE BUS TRIP TO JA BIZTOWN:

posted Mar 25, 2019, 6:47 AM by Gary Clayton

The 6th grade class will be traveling to Chesterfield by bus on Wednesday, April 3rd to participate in the Junior Achievement BizTown.  They will be joined by 6th grades from Blessed Sacrament, St. Peter, and St. Francis Schools. Our portion of the cost is $874.02, which includes $559.02 for the bus and $315.00 for the student fees to attend.  We are seeking sponsors or donations to help us pay for the bus.  If anyone would like to help sponsor the trip or give a donation toward the cost of the busing, please contact Tera Smith, the 6th grade teacher, or Sue Kelley, principal. Thank you!


QU SCIENCE FAMILY FUN NIGHT:

posted Mar 25, 2019, 6:45 AM by Gary Clayton

Quincy University’s Division of Science and Technology will host a Science Family Fun Night on Friday, April 5, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Connie Niemann Center for Music (17th and Seminary Road). This free and public event will feature hands-on activities for kids of all ages, exploring the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For more information about the Science Family Fun Night, contact Dr. Kimberly Hale at 217-228-5432 ext. 3262 or haleki@quincy.edu.


JUNEFEST UPDATE:

posted Mar 18, 2019, 6:14 AM by Gary Clayton

Please read the Junefest information that is being sent home today.  The chairpersons are still in search of sub-committee chairs for KiddieLand, Parking, and I Dood It.  If interested, please contact one of the co-chairs listed in the information being sent home.  


ANNUAL FUND DRIVE UPDATE:

posted Mar 18, 2019, 6:13 AM by Gary Clayton

Our School Annual Fund Drive continues.  Our goal is to reach $50,000, as well as to have 100% from our school parents and staff.  As of March 14, we have received $26,005.00 in financial gifts, as well as several gifts of prayer.  Just 16% of our school families have responded so far.  Thanks you so much to those families.  For those who have not yet done so, please take time to think and pray what you and your family may be able to give to this year’s drive; then fill out the gift card and return it to the school office.  No gift is too small! If you are unable to give a financial gift at this time, please give a gift of prayer and pray for the success of our drive and our school. Thank you very much!


SEEKING SPONSORS OR DONORS FOR 6TH GRADE BUS TRIP TO JA BIZTOWN:

posted Mar 18, 2019, 6:13 AM by Gary Clayton

 This year, our 6th grade class is participating in an amazing Junior Achievement program called JA BizTown.  

JA BizTown encompasses important elements of community and economy, work readiness, financial literacy, and business management.  As part of this Junior Achievement program, they will spend the day at the JA BizTown site in Chesterfield, Missouri on Wednesday, April 3rd.  This on-site visit will provide the students with an opportunity to apply what they have learned in a realistic setting.  Each student will assume a job, produce and/or sell products, receive a paycheck, work on a business team, repay business loans, shop, and manage a personal bank account.  It is sure to be a great experience!

The class will be traveling to Chesterfield by bus with the 6th grades from Blessed Sacrament, St. Peter, and St. Francis Schools. Our portion of the cost is $874.02, which includes $559.02 for the bus and $315.00 for the student fees to attend.  We are seeking sponsors or donations to help us pay for the bus.  If anyone would like to help sponsor the trip or give a donation toward the cost of the busing, please contact Tera Smith, the 6th grade teacher, or Sue Kelley, principal. Thank you!


CYO PARISH REPS NEEDED:

posted Mar 18, 2019, 6:12 AM by Gary Clayton

The CYO board is seeking a volunteer from each parish to replace outgoing board members whose term is done in May.  If you have interest in serving on the CYO board, please submit your interest to quincycyo@gmail.com  The CYO board meets approximately 8 times per year.


ALTAR SERVERS SEMINAR:

posted Mar 18, 2019, 6:12 AM by Gary Clayton

Deacon Harry will be offering a Servers’ Seminar for new and experienced servers on Sunday, March 31st.   The seminar is open to Catholic 3rd grade students or older from St. Dominic School or St Anthony’s PSR classes.  Parents are welcome to attend and learn how to serve.  The seminars will start after 10:30 Sunday Mass. Pizza will be provided, and the training should be finished by 2:30 p.m.  Please contact the church office (222-5996) to make a reservation so that they know how many will be attending. 


QCES Curriculum Mapping Update:

posted Mar 18, 2019, 6:11 AM by Gary Clayton

In March, the teachers from Blessed Sacrament, St. Dominic, St. Francis, and St. Peter continued working on their science curriculum maps.  The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teachers met in grade level groups to add details to their maps.  The maps contain seven components: standards, essential questions, content, skills, assessment, resources, and technology.  Below you will find information explaining the final three parts.

  • Assessment:  summative products and performances that show learning.

  • Resources:  major materials.

  • Technology:  hardware and specific applications.


Sample:

Standard

Essential Questions

Content

Skills

Assessment

Resources

Plants

K-LS1    From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

Plants

How do plants grow and change?



Plants

-Parts

-Life cycle

-Basic needs

Plants

-Identify roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and seeds of a plant

-Sequence the life cycle of plants

-Identify the five basic needs of plants

-Teacher observations

-STEM activities

-Test

-Science in Motion by Smith Publishing (20014)

-STEM activities

-Non-fiction books

-Science Buzz magazine by BKM Publishing

Technology

SMART Board, Elmo, laptop, iPads, YouTube, Mystery Science

IOWA ASSESSMENTS

posted Mar 11, 2019, 6:16 AM by Gary Clayton

IOWA ASSESSMENTS continue next week for some grade levels and for make-up testing for students who were absent this week.


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