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Story time continues to be our basic activity with all classes and it is my hope this year to concentrate certain genres with some grade levels:

Pre K, K and Grade 1: A wide variety of stories and picture books
Grade 2: Different "versions" of stories
Grade 3: Aesop's Fables and the Parables of Jesus
Grade 4: New Hampshire Stories
Grade 5: Tall Tales and Poetry
Grade 6: Fairy Tales and Poetry 

After enjoying a week's vacation from school our first activity is the annual


 Each class will have 2 opportunities to visit the Fair during school time, and we invite

 families to drop in after school until 5:30 PM, Monday through Thursday.

Families please use the PreK door. 

See you at the FAIR!

Library class sche

Monday KB, 3B, 4A
Tuesday 4B, 6A
Wednesday 1B
Thursday 1A, Pre K, 5A, 5B
Friday KA, 2A, 2B, 3A

  Live like you're loved!
Mrs. Alice Gordan 
Mrs. Roux's 2nd grade students were delighted by an 
impromptu visit last year by 

Father Paul during their Library class.

Fr. Paul visiting with students in the library

Special Events
As part of Catholic Schools Week we all decorated our doors. On the Library door we added "and Read" to the national theme of Learn, Serve, Lead and Succeed.  "Reading snowmen" grace our door as seen below.
When our snowmen "retired" from gracing our door they were sent to the Holy Cross Nursing Home where they were hung on the hall walls to cheer up many of the patients there.

February Storytime

For Valentine's Day our third graders created the cheerful and colorful heart doilies to send to our two nursing home friends.

We are working with both 3rd grades to make simple crafts and send encouraging greetings to two nursing-home-bound women.  We have left the "Christmas trees" posted here to enjoy for another month.
 The valentines shown above will help our two friends celebrate this February holiday. Students have enjoyed this in the past and feedback tells us that the recipients have been thrilled. The students' beautiful creations are often displayed so that others at the nursing home may also enjoy them. 
We thank Mrs. Skoglund for her artistic assistance and Mrs. Speck-Tritter for her photography. Mrs. Champagne, our Library volunteer, helped with this project also.

We note that "a commitment to serve others" is an important component of our school's Mission Statement and participation with the nursing home is part of this commitment. 

New last year was the introduction of a 4-time after school "Story Time and Craft" activity for students (limited to 12) in grades 1 and 2.  
Halloween Theme      October 25, 2017 

Six students recently enjoyed 2 Halloween stories and then created the "pumpkins" you see in the above photos. We thank Mrs. Jacques, her granddaughter and Mrs. Skoglund for their talent and assistance. Photos by Mrs. Speck-Tritter.
ChristmaTheme      Decembe13 
For the Christmas story time we enjoyed Snowmen All Year and the students created their own snowmen ornaments with battery-operated tea lights.
Once again, big thank yous to Mrs. Skoglund for her creativity and assistance and Mrs. Speck-Tritter for posting our photos.
Valentine's Day Theme    February 7   See photo above below our door reading  snowmen! 
 EasteTheme     Marc21

Letters have gone home with the students asking families to make a donation to our "Buy-a-Book-for-the-Library" program and we thank all who have responded. I will be purchasing new selections for our collection so that students will have more to choose from.


                                                                                      MISSION STATEMENT
St. Catherine of Siena School, deeply rooted in its Catholic faith, fosters spiritual development, academic excellence, and a commitment to serve others.

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