Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Season of Giving


TOYS FOR TOTS

We are collecting for TOYS FOR TOTS again this year. Please help us by sending in a new toy. All toys will be collected and picked up by our local police officers where they will be given out at the police station to many children in our area. Boxes will be located in the front lobby for collection. Please make sure the toys are not wrapped. Please return all donated toys to school by Wednesday, December 14th.

S.O.M.E

This year, St. Pius X Regional School participated in a Christmas project to help the homeless. The organization S.O.M.E., So Others Might Eat, asked for our assistance in providing gifts for the homeless.  Each shoebox gift contained the following items: shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap (regular size), comb/and or brush, razors, knit hat, scarf, socks, gloves, deodorant, lotion, and underwear.  Thank you to all our families that donated.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Flea on Santa's Tree

Written by Debbie Kucevich

The kindergarten classes are busy practicing for their upcoming Christmas Play,"The Flea on Santa's Tree".  Mrs. Seppi and the children will present their performance on Thursday, December 15th.  All the actors have been busy practicing their parts in the play.   The performance should a fun and festive.   Here are some photos of the KB Kids at their practice.



Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Case of the Purloined Purple Clipboard

A crime occurred in room 7B last week!  Ms. Feronti’s precious purple clipboard was stolen.

Six St. Pius teachers were named as suspects in the crime: Mrs. Baden, Mrs. Farina, Mrs. McGinnis, Mrs. Neitzey, Mrs. Prendergast, and Ms. Kucevich.

Students examined the crime scene and made observations about the evidence that was left behind in room 7B.  Students also scrutinized the suspects’ profiles, and conducted interviews with the suspects about their whereabouts at the time of the crime.  Officer Stephen McGinnis also spoke with students about how to examine evidence and conduct an investigation.  In Mrs. Norris’ science class, the students analyzed the evidence in the “crime lab” to determine which evidence pointed to the criminal.  In Mrs. McGinnis’ social studies class, students created maps of St. Pius which corresponded with route 450.  Students utilized their knowledge of directions, and clues that were provided around the school to locate the missing clip board.  Finally, students had to submit their crime report to Ms. Feronti, explaining who stole the clipboard, why the clipboard was stolen, and how the crime was committed.  It was revealed, finally, on Thursday, November 17, that Mrs. Baden, stole the beloved clip board, and that the clip board was stashed in the SSC.

The activity was engaging for both students and teachers.  It was an exciting cross-curricular collaboration that we hope to continue in the future.








Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Meeting Jeff Kinney

Written by Mrs. Neitzey, our Librarian

Yesterday evening, Caitlyn Cavanagh, Delaney Daffan and her mother Jessica, Cooper Mowrey and his mother Jackie, and myself had a great opportunity to go to The Avalon Theatre in DC to meet the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Jeff Kinney. He spoke about how his stories began, and how his stories have grown to books printed around the world, movies (one is being filmed right now and the next one is being written), and to a stage production (with a hope to move the stage show to Broadway!) After he spoke with the group, he was available for photos, autographs, and a quick conversation. We were all thrilled to get the chance to meet Mr. Kinney! 


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