February 4 – 8

Happy Iowa Assessment week!  

Please remember to have your children get plenty of rest and eat a hearty breakfast every day, but especially this week.  Please send your child with a HEALTHY snack this week as well.  We also ask that all students be to school on time.  Remember, they may come up to the 5th grade classrooms starting at 7:25 am to get ready for the day!

I will not be assigning any homework this week…so be sure to get lots of rest and relaxation!

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Here are some important dates coming up:

Tuesday, February 5th – 9:00 Mass – 5A – Mrs. DeWolfe’s home base will be preparing the Mass; 6:00 p.m. Home & School; 7:00 p.m. SAC;

Thursday February 7th – Coffee with the Principal, Grades K-2, 8:00 a.m.;

Thursday, February 14th – St. Valentine’s Day (parties at 2:15 p.m.); DRESS DOWN DAY for faculty, staff and students.  Jeans and a pink, red, or white top or Valentine’s Day t-shirt;  Teacher Appreciation Luncheon hosted by Grades 3 & 4 parents.

Friday, February 15th – 11:30 EARLY DISMISSAL; Teacher In-service

Monday, February 18th – NO SCHOOL, President’s Day!




In him you also, who have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him, were sealed with the promised holy Spirit.
~Ephesians 1:13

Confirmation is the sacrament of initiation in which a baptized Catholic, through prayers, imposition of hands and the anointing with chrism, receives a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit that completes Baptismal grace. This sacrament impresses a character, and by it the baptized, continuing on the path of Christian initiation, are enriched by the gifts of the Holy Spirit and bound more perfectly to the Church. It strengthens them and obliges them more firmly to be witnesses to Christ by word and deed and to spread and defend the faith! The confirmation process helps the candidate prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation through the evangelizing and catechizing opportunities they offer.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the 2019 Confirmation classes!  All current baptized 5th graders who have received their First Communion are invited to register for the upcoming Confirmation Classes!  Classes run from March to November, so be sure to sign up soon!  The registration deadline is Monday, February 25th.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Catechesis at 303-770-0531

Please use the following link for information and registration guidelines.  https://www.stthomasmore.org/middle-school-confirmation/ 


We will continue working through the sacraments study, beginning with the Sacraments of Initiation.



Because of Iowa Assessments, we will not be having math classes Tuesday through Friday.  We will resume and complete chapter 4 next week.



The volcano projects turned out amazing!!  I am in the process of trying to post some pictures and videos on the blog so you can see them.  We will be working on wrapping up chapter 9 this week.


Social Studies

We will continue discussing the Revolutionary War this week.

Gretchen DeWolfe
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