As April comes to a close, the students at Holy Name School are preparing for a new month full of exciting learning opportunities. This column was written by Naveen Sirsikar and Joshua McCool.
Before Easter, the fourth grade celebrated a Seder meal with Sister Margie in the cafeteria. Not only did this opportunity to learn the significance behind the traditional foods shared at a Seder Meal help the students strengthen their faith, it also helped them understand a traditional Passover meal, the meal Jesus was sharing with his Apostles for His Last Supper.
Also the partnership between our fourth grade class and Target continues as the received a gift box containing shirts from the brand with the store logo. This partnership started when Helene Saxion contacted the Target Corporation when she was conducting her campaign to be elected the fourth grade homeroom representative on our Student Council. In appreciation of her letter that stated why the Target motto reflected her campaign platform for a good classroom representative, Target sent the fourth grade class a cardboard cutout of Bullseye the bulldog who became their class mascot. The shirts allow the students to match their mascot.
Tomorrow evening, the Student Council is sponsoring a dance for students in the Junior High Department. What a great opportunity for the students to have fun, socialize, and enjoy themselves.
We also encourage you to support our Scholastic Book Fair, which begins on Monday. All the proceeds from the book fair will fund Holy Name School’s library.
This week, students in eighth grade will begin their projects on creating a model tiny house. The students will use their skills in mathematical thinking, but also their own flare of creativity to create a livable tiny house. The students will be given a packet of required items, such as, a stove, bed, refrigerator, television, etc… all the items necessary in a house. Students will have to think outside the box to find a way to make all of their items fit in the space provided. They will also have to think about the exterior design of the house, brick, stone, siding, or wood. Students will also be given the opportunity to make 3-D objects in their house for bonus points to their project. This is an exciting real world project that allows students to apply their math skills.
Our final quote is from Basil Hume : “The great gift of Easter is hope – Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake.”
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