From the Desk of Mrs. Bartholomew
Posted by Bridget Bartholomew on 12/03/20
A Few Thoughts on Standards Based Grading
It’s not quite Shakespeare, but the question often has come up over my years as an educator: What’s in a grade?
Apparently, for one class I met, quite a bit of Kleenex.
At a school in Minnesota where I worked many ... Read More »
Posted by Pam Merkel on 7/21/20
Social distancing will be a consideration for all schools in the fall, per the guidelines published this week by DPI.
With our LARGE classrooms and small class sizes, St. Gabriel Catholic Parish School will be working to keep students and staff SAFE and HEALTHY so that daily teaching and ... Read More »
Posted by Bridget Bartholomew on 3/28/20
(CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, pool via Reuters) Pope Francis offered prayers in his address to 'the city and the world' (Urbi et Orbi), which included a meditation on Mark's gospel account of Jesus calming the storm. A video of the event along with the full text of his ... Read More »
Posted by Bridget Bartholomew on 3/23/20
As an English teacher, I always enjoyed asking my new students the name of their favorite book--or books!--at the start of the school year. It's a question I still like to ask students, as the answers so often give insight into their personalities and interests. Given everything going on ... Read More »
Posted by Bridget Bartholomew on 1/23/20
Catholic Schools Week is upon us!
Having attended Catholic Schools from kindergarten through graduate school, I always look forward to this annual celebration of Catholic Education. Catholic Schools Week begins this year on January 26 with our annual Pancake Breakfast and Open House. Many volunteer hours already have gone ... Read More »
Posted by Bridget Bartholomew on 11/05/19
Fall has been moving along so quickly here at St. Gabriel Catholic Parish School. We had a very busy month in October. October, of course, is the Month of the Holy Rosary, with the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary celebrated on October 7th. In honor of Mary, ... Read More »
Posted by Pam Merkel on 9/21/19
September is National Literacy Month, something near and dear to my heart as a former English teacher. As the graphic below indicates, parents can do so very much to position their children for lifelong academic success by reading with their children and encouraging their children to read independently.
An ... Read More »