From Mr. Michael A. Smith's November 3, 2014 letter:
I hope you noticed how great our campus looked for Halloween. A great big thank you to: Theresa F., Jerry R., Lucinda M., Sky K. and Monika P. for coming in on Monday to put a little "spirit" up!
On Monday, October 27, 2014 - Our K-3 students took a field trip to Underwood Farm from all accounts it was a great trip, the children learned a lot and many came home with fresh picked produce. While the K-3 students were enjoying the wonders of nature, Fr. Ken Deasy spoke to the 4th-8th grade students on his up-coming Mission to Haiti.
On Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - our 5th graders went to the Reagan Library. A big thank you to Debra R. for setting it all up and making it happen. The kids visited President Reagan's grave site, saw and touched an actual piece of the Berlin Wall, and even took part in a green screen activity where they starred in a movie opposite President Reagan. It was a great experience and they learned a lot
On Wednesday, at our morning all school assembly the middle graders under Mrs. Sall's direction conducted a living Rosary activity. The middle grade students read the stages of the Rosary and performed the prayers, they also helped our primary grade students physically take their spot on a giant Rosary that was drawn in chalk on the asphalt playground. It was a very moving activity. A job well done by all!
Our Make-Up Picture Day has been rescheduled to Friday, November 14, 2014. Pictures taken back on September 25th will be coming home on Monday, November 3rd. If you are not happy with the pictures of your student(s) you will be able to retake their picture on Nov. 14th, along with the students who were not here on Sept. 25th. Simply have your student(s) bring their pictures back and Cornerstone will retake a new picture.
On Thursday, our Girls Varsity Volleyball team played their final game of the regular season, which they won. It was a great way to end the season!
Thursday night the middle grade students had their first Student Council sponsored school dance. The Halloween themed event went off without a hitch. Thanks to Coach, Lexi Sall and Savannah Armour for chaperoning the event. Part of the admission,$80.00, will be donated to Homeboy Industries.
The fourth grade celebrated Halloween week as Mad Scientists, doing ten different spooky, creepy, and sick experiments in Room 4! We had great fun (and were sometimes grossed out) learning about how polymers behave in various liquids, what sound is and how it travels, how light bends, and how a bright light can make a substance glow. For our grand finale of Mad Science week, we did several experiments with dry ice to learn how it reacts in various liquids, and why it behaves as it does, including a very cool Dry Ice Crystal Ball!
Halloween was fantastic! The decorated pumpkins were imaginative, ingenious and so very well done. Likewise, the costumes were extremely creative. We ended the event with Mr. E getting shaved for his Movember commitment. Pictures are worth a thousand words.....
Remember, Monday, 11/3 and Tuesday, 11/4 will be your opportunity to donate any extra Halloween candy to our troops serving America through the Operation Gratitude program. This is an annual event we participate in as a school. So we will be very grateful for any extra, unwanted candy brought to the office.
This coming week we will be collecting household coins to fight pediatric cancer. Student Council Vice-President and 8th grader Jillian N. came up with the idea. So all next week, November 3rd to the 7th, we will be collecting any coins you might have laying around the house. Just drop them off in the morning as you Drive through the drop off line. Jillian will also speak at all three Masses this Sunday and collect from parishioners on November 8th & 9th. Jillian is being assisted by her sister Jacquelyn and two 8th grade classmates Harry C. and Teresa C. Anyone willing to help put the collected coins in rolls will be able to earn service hours. So start collecting those annoying coins that are just collecting dust around the house and drop them off next week.
Our Annual Parish and School Golf Classic is fast approaching. Want a chance to meet Martin Sheen or possibly win a walk on role in his new NetFlix television show? How would you like a day of fun and friendship on the links? Not a golfer? Not a problem! Sign up for the Beginners Clinic. Don't forget, a great dinner too! Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 15th at Westlake Golf Club. See flyer and registration info below.