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Mrs. Mary Fedora (Grade 6)

 Important Dates/Information: 

UNIFORM POLICY - Please refer to the MD School Handbook regarding the uniform policy.  Boys are to wear their navy blue uniform pants, and girls are to wear their uniform skirts.  Please contact the school office with any questions.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.

*Oct. 20th is a Diocesan Teacher In-Service Day.  There will be no school next Friday, Oct. 20th.

*Our Lady of the Cross/MD School Fall Festival is being held on Saturday, Oct. 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, October 22nd from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Pope John Paul II Social Center at Mater Dolorosa School.  Stop by the Theme Basket Raffle table to say hello.

*Oct. 26th and 27th are 1/2 days due to Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Please contact me if you would like a conference.  Dismissal is at 11:30, and ASP is offered until 5:30.  Please pack a lunch for your child if they will be attending ASP on these two days.

*Jr. High Halloween Dance is being held in our Social Center on Fri., Oct. 27th, from 6 - 8:30 p.m...  The fee of $10 can be brought in to me by your child.  Flyers went home over a week ago.  


 Sixth Grade

Week of 10/23 to 10/27

 Math - We will be finishing up our Topic 5 skills, and will spend the week on practicing the skill of dividing decimals by decimals.  Students will again be encouraged to use the self-checking strategy, and most students are taking the extra time to make sure their answers are correct using this tool.  Friday, Oct. 27th, will be the date of their math test on this skill.

Religion -Ch. 6 - 'Passover and the Eucharistic Celebration'.  We will finish watching 'Ten Commandments' movie on Monday, 10/23rd.  Ch. 6 test will be on Tuesday, Oct. 24th. 

Social Studies - Ch. 3 - 'The Fertile Crescent'.  Ch. 3 is quite long.  Part 2 vocabulary test will be Tue., Oct. 24th, on the last 12 vocabulary words.  Students were informed of this upcoming test date on Th., 10/19, and were encouraged to begin studying.

English - This week, we switch back to our Vocabulary Workshop lessons.  Students will be working with the Unit 3 list of 20 words.  Attention will be given to spelling, parts of speech, definition as well as meaning within context, synonyms, and antonyms. Unit 3 test will be the following week, date TBD. 

Reading - Students are continuing to work on their novels within their small group structure.  Their next comprehension test on their novels will be the following week, date TBD.  

As always, thank you for all you do for your child.  Have a good week.


Mrs. Fedora

Grade Five Math

Week of 10/23 to 10/27

Math - Topic 3 - We will finish practicing multiplying 2- and 3- digit numbers by 2-digit numbers on Monday.  Students will have a math test on the skills from this topic on Tue., 10/24.  Students are noticing they are making simple computation errors in addition.  Please continue to practice all math facts.

Have a great week.

Mrs. Fedora