St. Edward School Happenings

Mrs. Jan Bot - Library

Mrs. Bot welcomed all the students back to the library on Tuesday, September 11th. There are several new books being put on the shelves these first few weeks of school. Hopefully, Mrs. Bot won’t see them on the shelves much but instead in the hands of the students! Our first storytime found us reading the book, “This Book Just Ate My Dog.” It was a fun read enjoyed by all the kindergarten, first and second-grade students.

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. Of course, at school, all students receive the privilege of a library card and the ability to check out books. With the help of our public library, Mrs. Bot found out that 66% of our students have a public library card of their own or use their parent’s card at the public library. If your family or children don’t yet have a public library card, make that your goal during the month of September!

Public libraries offer so much more than books!! Some offer puzzles, books on CD, movies, educational programs, entertainment and so much more! Get a library card and check out something incredible!!

Mrs. Katharine Rybinski - Music

In music class this week we were finding out if Brother John was sleeping and learning to sing rounds. We also had some fun with teamwork to create our own lyrics for the tune. We are learning the school theme song for the year, Confidence, and adding appropriate dance moves to it, thanks to the creative efforts of our 2nd and 3rd grade class. Ants were marching and bunnies hopping all over the Kindergarten-1st grade class, helping them to learn high and low, steady beat and listening (our number 1 music skill).

The 4th, 5th and 6th grade classes are discovering the relationship between music and math (note values). The 7th/8th grade class took time out from learning guitar to prepare to serve as song leaders for Wednesday mass.

Mrs. Emily Hennen - P.E.

Students in 2nd grade thru 8th grade have been actively participating in various forms of Capture the Flag. They have played 4 Corners, Capture the Flag (outside) and Fort Knox.

Students work on their dodging and fleeing skills as well as learn about offensive and defensive strategies. Students in K and 1st grade have been actively participating in various tag games learning to tag each other nicely without slapping or pushing. Students have played Pound Puppies, Johnny Cross the River, Bulldozers and Builders, and Jake the Snake.


  • September 26 – See you at the Pole; Mass – Grs. 3 & 4
  • September 27 – Birthday Lunch; Fire Prevention posters due
  • September 28 – AR prizes; Marathon Turn In Day
  • October 1 – NWEA testing continues
  • October 2 – Library Marathon Turn In Day

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