September 25 – September 29, 2023
FROM THE DESK OF…
Terri O’Daniel, Executive Director
NO SCHOOL ON OCTOBER 3
On Tuesday, October 3, a relic of the apostle St. Jude’s arm bone, “the apostle of the impossible,” will stop here in the St. Joseph Church as part of a national tour throughout the United States. We will not have school on Tuesday as the parish prepares for the thousands of visitors to view the relic. The Academy of St. Louis has been invited to view the relic before the public at 12:30. We ask families to arrive by 12:15 through Door 9 to avoid the crowds and gather before walking to the church together. The relic will be available for veneration beginning at 1 p.m. Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski will celebrate Mass at 7 p.m., continuing until 10 p.m. Please contact Mrs. Cantareira at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Sausage Supper Sign Up – Sunday, October 8
The Academy of St. Louis will have a Putting Booth at the 88th Annual Sausage Fest on Sunday, October 8, from 2-8 p.m.
Food will be served until 7:00 p.m., and live music will be played throughout the day.
Please look at the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!
We are starting to prepare for the Veteran’s Day Assembly, and we need your help. We will honor Academy Veterans and their families who have served or continue to serve in the military. If you have a service member you would like to honor, please email a picture with name, rank, and branch. If you know a Veteran who would like to attend our Veteran’s Day celebration
please contact Kathy Lagos at Klagos@acadstl.org.
We will be happy to send them an invitation to attend.
We are also looking for any Boy or Girl Scouts who want to help with the flag ceremony.
Thank you to all the family members of students at the Academy who have served or continue to serve in the military.
Friendship and family!
As we work hard on our academics, we take time to support each other, build friendships, and create an amazing class family. This week, we celebrated our friend, Ezekiel, as he persevered, finishing his lunch daily. This isn’t always easy for Ezekiel, so when he “pushed through,” our entire school family gave him a round of applause, shouting and whistling. Everyone enjoyed celebrating Ezekiel, and he felt so special. We thank God for our wonderful school family!
We have been learning about kindness and friendship this week in social skills and throughout our daily interactions with classmates. I love watching them play together and seeing the support they show each other! We continued learning how to tell time and made our clocks this week to help us learn the minutes. I was so proud of them for working hard during this craft and helping their friends. I am excited to see our classroom family continue to grow!
This Week in History: A Deep Dive into Early American Chronicles
We delved further into the captivating tales of early American history. Our journey took us alongside pioneering European explorers, shedding light on their profound influence on establishing colonies. The stories of colonies like Jamestown and Roanoke unfurled before us, revealing the challenges and triumphs of early settlers.
Throughout the week, students honed their note-taking techniques and study strategies and improved their organizational skills. In addition, they sharpened their critical thinking abilities, preparing them for more in-depth analyses.
Our ELA class began reading our first novel of the year, which takes place in the early Puritan colonies of Connecticut during the late 1600’s. We are discovering how the protagonist of our story, Kit Tyler, feels a little anxious about coming to this new world.
Congratulations to all the students who took their first chapter test in Environmental Science this week! Everyone scored above our goal of 80%. We will begin Ch. 2 on the Dynamic Earth on Monday.
Student Highlight: Kudos to Kathryn and Caitlyn for helping with the intermediate classroom this week! What a great opportunity to be positive role models for some of the younger students at the Academy.
We enjoyed a trip to the pig farm this week for our community outing. We’ve been reading Charlotte’s Web for ELA, so connecting our story to life on the farm was nice.
ACADEMY OF ST. LOUIS CLUBS
Drama Club was a hit, literally! We began rehearsing our drumline song for the Christmas Program. The kids had a blast beating the rhythm of our drums while singing “The Little Drummer Boy.” We will be using the For King and Country version of this song. I encourage you to play it aloud with your students. Yes, I know, Christmas music in October! Also, Drama Club members will go home with a song binder. We will continue adding to this binder, so please make sure they bring it back every Thursday!!!
The Yearbook Club enjoyed practicing scrapbooking and learning about picture layouts. Some of the students were put in charge of taking pictures at the Binglow event so we could start preparing for our first event to add to our yearbook.
Supporting Teachers and Reaching Students
STARS (ASTL Parent Association)
BINGLOW WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PREPARED AND PARTICIPATED IN THIS EVENT!
- Tuesday, October 3 – St. Joseph Manchester is hosting a relic of St. Jude
- Wednesday, October 4 – Pet Blessing
- Wednesday, October 11 – Parent Coffee
- Thursday, October 12 – Bhavik Patel-Parent Resource Night via Zoom 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 18 – Dr. John Bruno Presentation 7:00 p.m. Cafeteria
- Thursday, October 19 – End of First Quarter
- Friday, October 20 – Grandparents Day 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.