March 6 – March 10, 2023
From the Desk of Mrs. Terri O’Daniel, Executive Director
IT IS TIME FOR ALL AUCTION ITEMS TO BE TURNED IN.
PLEASE BRING ALL RAFFLE TICKETS AND GIFT CARDS TO THE OFFICE, AND ALL LIQUOR, AND SILENT AUCTION ITEMS, INCLUDING EXTRAORDINARY ITEMS
TO ANN DUNN’S HOUSE.
Don’t forget you can always purchase items on the Amazon list for your Silent Auction Basket items and Extra Ordinary items.
CALL ANN TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS AT 314-705-1351
Just a reminder…No School on Monday due to
Please RSVP by Sunday, March 12 to Donuts with Dad via Evite.
Principal’s Corner – Mrs. Morales
No clubs until after Spring Break due to teacher conferences! If you would like to have a third-quarter parent-teacher meeting, please reach out via email.
The Academy of Saint Louis was fortunate to have Jack Jeffries for the past two months. Jack assisted in various classes and was a great role model for our students, especially our athletes. I’m sure your students came home and talked about Mr. Jefferies. Jack was on a Visa from Scotland, had a background in special education, and wanted to donate his time and learn more about our school. This week we had a send-off for him, and the kids made a video and got to say goodbye and play one less game of sharks and minnows. It was so much fun!
Last Saturday, we had some staff and students, and families participate in the Shamrock Shuffle at Holy Infant. Michael, Nathan, Leo, Allison, Eva, and Anna did so well and made it a great event! Thank you, Tara Curran, for bringing this to our attention and informing us!
THANK YOU, MR. JEFFRIES
On Thursday, we said goodbye to Mr. Jack Jeffries, who had been volunteering with the Academy since January. He is heading back to Scotland. We were blessed to have had him here at the Academy and so grateful to have gotten to know him.
Supporting Teachers and Reaching Students
Saturday, April 1, 2023
RSVPs are due by March 17, 2023
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MRS. LEWIS!
PRIMUS INTER PARES
Rolan lives in Ballwin and has a younger sister and two cats. He lived in downtown Saint Louis when he was little. He has been to Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Kentucky on vacation. His favorite music is Queen and classical, and he plays the piano. On weekends he likes building with legos (especially medieval and Mario sets), relaxing, bike rides, and video games. Rolan’s favorite place to do homework is the kitchen island. He knows a lot about history and his favorite subjects at school are math and science. Rolan goes to Media Club after school and his favorite sport is soccer. He is cooperative and kind and has helped with the food pantry at his grandma’s church. The biggest decision he has made was “opening my eyes in an upside-down roller-coaster.”
Interviewed by Samantha Cox
MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 & 3
We’re back on track with our “The Janitor’s Boy” literature study. This week students will be reading Chapters 10-12. Ask your child about our Vocabulary drawing!!
MIDDLE SCHOOL 2
We are reading about “fantastic animals” while practicing comprehension and vocabulary! Ask your child about the Gaur and the Flying Squirrel, or
The Horned Toad (it squirts blood)”!
HIGH SCHOOL 2
This week we finalized our drafts by adding a text feature and completed the final edits. We enjoyed a “Publishing Party” where students could read their reports to each other and enjoy some snacks. Well done High Schoolers!!
If your student is not able to type using all fingers, practicing at home would be particularly helpful for students with limited verbal communication skills or fine motor skills. Shy students, might be typing essays at college, or will be using computers at all, would also benefit from ten minutes a day.
As you start planning your summer, please know you are welcome to contact me regarding ideas for your student to develop skills, get experience in the community, volunteer, or find a paid job. It is valuable time to explore possible career interests, practice teamwork with new people, and develop social connections.
This week we learned the true story of Wilson Bentley, an American meteorologist, and photographer who discovered no two snowflakes are alike. He was the first person to take detailed photographs of snowflakes. After looking at a few of his photographs, we made our snowflakes. As we continue to learn about our wonderful country, we are beginning to learn about the different things we have adopted as symbols for America. After talking about our national bird, the Bald Eagle, we decided it would be fun to make bird feeders and watch the birds from our window. During music class, we made our own bright and beautiful maracas and shook them to the song Twist and Shout. We read a story called Bear Snores On and talked about how different animals hibernate during the winter. One of our favorite parts of the week was playing Sharks and Minnows with our school family as we celebrated our friend from Scotland, Mr. Jeffries. We will miss him, and we wish him the best of luck!
MIDDLE SCHOOL 1
We are learning about the delegates at the Constitutional Convention, and how they compromised on key issues to create a plan for a strong national government.
MIDDLE SCHOOL 3
We are learning about the 1950s and 1960s organized movements demanding civil rights to change. This changed American society and led to a series of new federal laws.
MIDDLE SCHOOL 2
We are learning how to identify Native American groups that settled in Missouri. We are also learning about the Osage and its importance to Missouri history.
HIGH SCHOOL 2
We are learning about how the king of France challenged the pope and Rome.
This week we returned to our normal schedule! Everyone has done an amazing job this week with independence, confidence, and speaking up more about all different topics! We ended the week with a trip to a rescue ranch to see about volunteer opportunities there for the future! Pictures to follow next week! Happy weekend!
MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 & 3, and HIGH SCHOOL 2
We have been working on returning to our normal schedule. We have continued to work on using resources when working on new topics. We have also continued to work on our communication skills when not understanding concepts. Each student has been meeting with me individually to update their individualized plan and binder.
MIDDLE SCHOOL 2
We have been working on working independently and asking questions when struggling. Each student has been working on their individualized plan. We have been working on our preservation when dealing with new concepts. We have been working on using resources and what to do before asking for help. Each student has been individually meeting with me and getting 1:1 help when needed.
For the Media club this week one group of students continued their work on editing the yearbook and looking at formatting and design. The broadcasting group was excited to focus on sharing about current events, sports, weather, and much more. They hope to share their broadcast soon! The newsletter group did a nice job finishing up the bulletin board to display staff spotlight information!
MIDDLE SCHOOL 2
We began Ch. 7 this week with an overview of some of the vocabulary we will be using. We studied “agriculture” and planted a few herbs in the classroom ourselves, built a Lego City “development” and went “mining” for geodes. We ended the week learning about renewable and non-renewable resources. We will continue this unit next week as we learn about human activities and their effect on the planet.
MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 and 3
This week students completed all of Ch. 6 to culminate our Ecosystem Unit. We worked in our teams to improve our research papers and to create a poster display board of our aquatic ecosystems. We will begin Ch. 7 next week.
HIGH SCHOOL 2
We continued following our scientific method outline for our research paper on machines vs. humans in the workplace. Students were each given one section of the paper with a different viewpoint to write about using the data and information we collected as a class.
NEED A NANNY OR TUTOR THIS SUMMER?
My name is Kelsey Heying, and I have been a teaching assistant at the Academy of St. Louis for the past school year. I have enjoyed working with the kids here and would love to continue helping them realize their full potential by working as a tutor and/or nanny this summer.
I have a degree in psychology from MO State University and my primary strengths are patience, redirection, and having fun with the kids. I am also creative and have experience with canine therapy, as well as horticulture therapy. I am also CPR certified. I am available on weekdays and have a car, so I can provide transportation to and from activities.
Additional background information about myself, as well as references, are available upon request. My phone number is (636) 795-4597 And my email: is firstname.lastname@example.org
ACADEMY OF ST. LOUIS
FAMILY AUCTION CONTRIBUTIONS
Goal:Sell TWO Best of Live Raffle Tickets
Goal: Obtain three bottles of liquor & sign up for a committee.
(Only purchase liquor on the Sign-Up Genius & please keep liquor until after January 5, 2023.)
Goal: Obtain $250 (multiple denominations) in gift cards (Bring into the office in an envelope marked “Auction.”)
25 raffle tickets ($10/ticket) Prize $1000(Bring into the office in an envelope marked “Auction.”)
Obtain 3 Ads/Sponsorships
(See Donation Form)
Obtain items for 5 Silent Auction Baskets
(Stand-alone items or a group of themed items)
1 Extraordinary Item (>$250)
Each day the entree includes fruit, chips, and your choice of chocolate or white milk.
You can select additional items a la carte.
Please be sure to place your order by midnight the night before.
Please call Mrs. Cantareira with any questions at 636-534-5099.