Tuesday, December 20, 2011


A HUGE THANK YOU to all the volunteers who helped at the New Hope Food Pantry on Saturday!  We helped to serve 174 families for a total of 719 people and gave away 320 gift bags for children.  

Sunday, December 18, 2011

100 Pairs of PJ's!!!



WAY TO GO!!!!!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

PJ's and Books

We have collected a total of 77 pairs of PJ's!

We have over 300 used books being donated to Children's Hospital!  We also have 70 new books being distributed to a local Family Resource Center and children within our community for Christmas.  

Friday, December 9, 2011

WOW!  We have a total of 77 pairs of PJ's!! 

Our class would like to give a huge thank you to everyone who gave donations.  We are very excited to give our PJ's to a local Family Resource Center, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 6 local families and Interfaith Hospitality in Newport.

We still have one week to collect more PJ's so keep them coming :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thank you to all the student and parent volunteers who worked at the New Hope Food Pantry on Saturday.  

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Kentucky Adventure

The students in the 5th and 6th grade participated in the A Kentucky Adventure poster contest sponsored by the Campbell County Family Court.  The winner will have her poster hang in the Campbell County Courtroom for one year.  Congratulations!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

What a busy day!  We started our morning by learning how to thread a needle and tie a knot.  Students sewed the Fruits of the Spirit for a good portion of the morning.

This afternoon we began working on one of our Service Learning projects.  We made place mats for the Hosea House to use as they serve dinners to their clients.  This is a project we will continue throughout the year.  Unfortunately the students are too young to serve food at the dinners, but making the place mats allows them to still participate.  The Hosea House uses the place mats for every dinner and many clients take them home after eating dinner.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

On Friday morning we celebrated Mass with Bishop Foys.  After Mass he made a visit to each classroom.  He talked to the students about what they liked about Saint Philip School.  Some of the student answers included, computer class, the teachers, Smartboards and their friends.  He reminded them to thank their parents for making sacrifices so they could attend St. Philip School.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Attention 5th Grade Students

I received a phone call about a possible misprint on the Spelling Word Sort.  Please do the best you can and I will take a look at the Word Sort tomorrow in class.

Monday, September 26, 2011

      Today we started our second Unit in Religion.  In this unit we will begin to learn more about each sacrament.  We will first study Baptism.  We will each be writing letters to our Godparents during this chapter.  Each student will need the address for each of their Godparents, 2 letter envelopes and 2 stamps ($1.00 if you would like me to purchase the stamps).
      I have also asked each student to bring pictures of their own Baptism to share with the class.  Students do not have do bring photos, only if they want to share.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Spanish Test

Numbers 0 -15
Months of the Year
Interviews On Faith


1.  Are there some saints who are special to you?  Why are they special?

2.  Sacramentals are things like rosaries, statues and holy water.  Do you have any sacramentals?  If so, how do they bring you closer to God?

3.  In school we learn about different kinds of prayers and devotions.  What are some that are important to you?  Why are they important?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

     A huge THANK YOU to all the students who sent in cookies for our Service Learning Project Friday.  We had over 60 dozen cookies!  We were able to deliver containers of cookies to 15 different Police, Fire and EMT departments. 
      Thank you to all the students K-8 who helped write cards, create banners, divide and deliver the cookies to the First Responders. 
     Look for us in the Campbell County Recorder this week, and possibly the Messenger too.  We currently have photos on NKY.com under the September 9 articles or use this link http://local.cincinnati.com/community/LatestNews.aspx?c=100040  I will also have photos of the students working on the project posted on the Blog early this week.

Monday, September 5, 2011

I hope everyone is enjoying the 3 day weekend and the Fall weather today.

I just wanted to let you know I have updated grades.  You can view your child's grades on Engrade using the username and password you have set up.

Keep in mind some subjects do not have many grades posted, this will change as the year progresses.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

As a class we decided to make tonight a Study Night.  Please take the time tonight to study for our Science, Religion and Spelling Tests that we will take on Friday.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

  Last night was the first night of Spelling homework.  I would like to bring your attention to two items regarding Spelling.

1.  Every Monday night students will have Spelling homework.  This will include a Word Sort and Practice page.  The words used for the Word Sort are on the first page of the lesson in the text book.  There are 20 words for each lesson.

2.  This year we have introduced a new Spelling series called Spelling Connections.  You may have noticed last night that I am trying something new with the students. On Friday I gave the class a pretest and based on the score of the pretest I have assigned a Spelling List to each student.  Some of the assigned words are from the lesson list and some are from the teacher resource book.  Not all students have the same Spelling List, some are similar and some have 20 different words.  Please be sure your child is bringing home their list each night, they will not be able to call a friend if they forget their list and they will not be able to always go to the list in the text book. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.  Have a great week!

Friday, August 19, 2011

We had a GREAT first week of school!  We spent some time this week looking through our text books and talking about what we will learn this year.  We completed a Science experiment with the 3rd and 4th graders and read the first story in our Readers.

Next week we will begin our regular weekly routine, including our first chapter in Religion and Spelling. 

I hope you are all as excited as I am :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Quote of the Day from a 6th grade student, " Two days down, 175 to go."

Monday, August 8, 2011

One more week!  
I hope everyone is getting excited for the first day of school!  Although summer is coming to an end we will be beginning  many great adventures in the 5th and 6th grade.  I have made a quick list below of some topics we will be covering.  
See you Tuesday!!

Social Studies 

  • Ancient Worlds - China, Greece, Egypt, Rome
  • Middle Ages - Castles, Shields, Manors, Knights

  • Physical Science - Matter, Levers, Pulleys, Energy
  • Life Science - Classification, Cells, Plants, Biomes

  • Sacraments, Parts of the Mass

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

What a busy week!

Field Day Tuesday

Spring Concert Thursday

Field Trip Friday

Monday, May 2, 2011

Permission Slips for our Field Trip went home today, please sign and return by the end of the week.  

Friday, April 29, 2011

Lots of news!

We now have pictures from our National Park Projects posted to the Blog.  The students did a great job on the projects and presentations.
Our class has completed the Sanitation District Number 1 Lessons.  St. Philip will receive a discount on the water/sanitation bill for the past year because we completed the lessons.  We learned many facts about water, pollution, runoff and erosion.  There are photos on the Blog of our activities.

I have posted grades to Engrade.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hope everyone is enjoying their surprise day off :)

We will have our Spelling Test and Social Studies Test the next day we are in session.  The 6th grade will also be taking their Math test that day.  We might need an extra day to review with the 5th grade.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Click here to get more mini-SharkBreak widgets - www.SharkBreak.com
I am trying a few new things on the Blog.  My first attempt is to create a fish tank - it should be on the right top of the Blog, if it worked :)  You can feed the fish by clicking your mouse.  Once the black dot, food, is there the fish will swim towards it.  You can add several dots of food at a time, the fish will continue to move toward your mouse.  Have fun!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Welcome Back!!  I hope everyone had a nice restful Spring Break!  We have lots to do in the next 8 weeks :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Our Poems are now on the Blog.  Go to Poetry and hear our poems.
Book Talks will be complete this week, I hope :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Just want to let everyone know there has been a few minor changes in our lunch menu.  We will be switching the Monday's menu for Tuesday's menu the next two weeks.
I have updated grades on Engrade

Friday, February 25, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

At the Free-Tech Conference last week a learned a lot more about Blogger.  I am trying to get all of your Mars projects uploaded this week.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

VOTE for Mrs. Twehues and Mrs. Dee!  We have the chance to win a Smart Tech Slate for St. Philip!!

You have to have a Facebook page to vote.

Follow this link and like the Smart Tech Page, then find our video and LIKE it.  We need the most votes to win.

You can unlike the Smart Tech page after the contest is over if you like.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I hope the day went well today with the substitute teacher :)
I learned SOOOO much today at the Technology Conference!  I am glad I was given the opportunity to attend!!  
Just wait until I return, we have so many new and exciting activities and projects to try and complete!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Another successful Open House!  I hope everyone enjoyed our presentations on Rocks and Minerals and the activities we work on in the Computer Lab.  Thanks for coming :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

During the 3rd Quarter we will begin Spanish, Vocabulary Lessons and learn about resource books such as the Almanac, Encyclopedia, Atlas and Dictionary.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

If you would like to work on your ABC assignment at home use the following link to access Google Docs.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Don't forget to check out our Hot Chocolate Photos
A HUGE THANKS to one of our awesome parents for making hot chocolate for us this afternoon!!  While drinking our hot chocolate we enjoyed the Market Day graham crackers that we won for having the most parent Market Day surveys returned
A HUGE THANKS to one of our awesome parents for making hot chocolate for us this afternoon!!  While drinking our hot chocolate we enjoyed the Market Day graham crackers that we won for having the most parent Market Day surveys returned

Monday, January 10, 2011

Our class Advent photo was in the Sunday paper!!  Did everyone see it?

I now have the Advent Photos posted on the Blog!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Welcome Back!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas break!