Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018 marks the beginning of Lent, a 40-day period of prayer and fasting for many Christians. Lent is a season of prayer and penance in the Christian church and a period of preparation for the Easter season. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in our Catholic church.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
All of the 1st - 8th grade St. Damian students can enhance their math skills by using Mathletics. Mathletics is designed to provide students with an interesting and fun learning experience. The content is structured and aligned to the standards, provides interactive support, and allows the students to play engaging games with rewards. Your child’s login and password were sent home this week. Please encourage your child to work at home on the site to strengthen and build their math skills.
Thank you for all that you do!
St. Damian Technology Department
Mathletics Develops Core SkillsFluency:
Are you looking for some fun Valentine's Day themed STEM projects to do with your child? Check out this website....it has some amazing activities! https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/valentines-day-physics-activities-experiments/
Many parents and students have asked what are some safe search engines available for children to use when researching on the internet.
Below are a few search engines that are safe and narrow searches down to make searching easier.
kiddle.co: Has large thumbnails and fonts for easy reading. It uses .co instead of .com because co stands for children only.
KidRex.org: Uses Google Custom Search and Safe Search to eliminate most inappropriate material.
KidsClick.org: Designed for kids by librarians and has a great category search.
St. Damian's Thanksgiving Break starts on Tuesday, November 21st at 11:30 am! The students will be be dismissed at 11:30am and will return to school on Monday, November 27th.
On Tuesday we will have a Para Liturgy in the church at 10:00am, all are welcome! Please come celebrate and give thanks for all of the wonderful things in our lives.
I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving!
WOW! What an amazing month we had in STREAM!!! The October Family Challenge was a huge success! 78 students and their families made a project out of a cereal box! All of the students, teachers, and staff enjoyed the projects displayed in the library. The next challenge will be to create something from an aluminum can or a plastic water bottle!