Mrs. Sanders’ Corner

April 16, 2018

This week we will be discussing our Solar System and celebrating our planet Earth.  We will also be discussing the 3R’s in our environment; reduce, recycle and reuse.

The campus will be quiet this week. The 6th, 7th and 8th grade are off campus, so our parking lot should be far less busy 🙂

This Friday is our Fine Arts Night from 7:00-8:30 pm. Students should be dropped off to their classrooms by 6:30. Please have your child wear a red shirt and khaki bottoms.

Our kindergarten play will be May 4th at 2:30 in the Smith Parish Center! This year we will be performing The Empty Pot – a wonderful Chinese story written by Demi. You won’t want to miss it! We have already begun rehearsing!


Monday- Math page 575-576

Home reading log/return

Tuesday- Math page 593-594

Home reading log/return

Wednesday- Math page 599-600

Home reading log/return

Thursday- Math page 605-606

Return library book

Home reading log/return

Friday- Return homework folder

Return Eagle Express


Mrs. Sanders’ Corner


We are looking forward to another busy week.  We will be discussing standard and non-standard ways to secure objects.  One cool thing to measure are…. Dinosaurs.  We will be talking about the various types of dinosaurs and what we know about them!

We also are leading Chapel all this month.  Each child will participate in some way.  I will send you email as to when your child will be assisting.  Our theme is truthfulness.

Buckle up, the time is really stating to fly!

Monday-Math page 539-540

Home reading log

Tuesday-Math page 545-546

Home reading log/return

Wednesday-Math page 567-568

Home reading log/return

Thursday-Math page 573-574

Home reading log/return

Friday-Return homework folder

Eagle express/ Reading log

4/9/18 A note from Nurse Huff

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Next week, your student will have his/her hearing checked by the school nurse (Grades K-2, Grade 6 and all new students.)  Hearing screening is a legislatively mandated program that requires all Arizona educational institutions to provide hearing screening and referrals to school-aged children. The mandate requires that all private, charter and public schools make available to its students a systematic screening for hearing disorders in order to allow early identification and appropriate intervention.This hearing screening is a very simple procedure and will only take a few minutes.  If you do NOT want your child’s hearing screened, please let your child’s teacher or school nurse know before the screening date.

If your child is absent or has problems with the hearing screening, his/her hearing will be rechecked in 30-45 days.  If there is still a concern, a letter will be mailed home to you for further examination with your student’s medical provider.

If you have any questions about the hearing screening or would like to talk to me, please email me at ehuff@stmichael.net or call me at 722-8478 x 219


Erika Huff, R.N.

Erika Huff, R.N.

Erika Huff, R.N.

School Nurse


St. Michael’s Parish Day School

602 N. Wilmot Rd.

Tucson, Arizona 85711

520-722-8478  Ext. 219



Mrs. Sanders’ Corner


Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  We are headed into a busy week full of fun and adventure.  We are continuing to be fabulous readers and are working hard on blends.  We are beginning to work on telling time and working with 3D shapes.  We are still chatting about spring and life cycles.  It is exciting to see all the stories that are circular!

April is busy! Here are a few dates…

April 4th – New Head of School Special Coffee Corner 7:30-8:30 am

Brendan Sullivan and his wife will be at a special coffee corner this Wednesday and we would love for you to stop by and say hello!

April 20th K-3 Fine Arts Night 7:00-8:00 pm

Always an amazing performance!

April 25th Tucson Symphony Orchestra Field Trip 8:45-11:45

This is a student only field trip in which grades K-2 will be riding the bus to visit the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and see a very exciting performance!

April 27th Rockets with Raytheon

Raytheon rocket scientists will be coming to our school and making rockets with the kids in the morning. They will launch their rockets outside on the playground and the students will be able to take their rocket home. Exact time TBD!


Mrs. Sanders’ Corner

March 26, 2018

Happy Easter

We are looking forward to a fun, short week.   We will be discussing circle stories and life cycles.  We are continuing to work on understanding numbers greater than or less than another number.  We are practicing our reading fluency and our writing skills.  We are also trying to be kind to our friends and use our “polite kite” words.  A huge “THANK YOU” to all our parent volunteers.  We think you are fabulous!



Mrs. Sanders’ Corner

Happy Spring!  We hope everyone had a lovely weekend and got to enjoy our wonderful weather.

Last week we measured the circumference of a peach pie and then ate it!

We also made leprechaun traps… We will see if Danny O’Leary (the leprechaun), had a party on St. Patrick’s.

This week, we will be talking about spring, insects, the water cycles and graphs.  We will continue being busy, learning and having fun!


Monday – Math pages 483-484

Home reading log

Tuesday – Math pages 489-490

Home reading log/return

Wednesday – Math pages 495-496

Home reading log/return

Return library books

Thursday – Home reading log/return

Friday – Return homework folder

Eagle express and Reading log





Mrs. Sanders’ Corner
March 12, 2018

What a great “Love of reading” week we had! Wilber and Wilma came in and were really entertaining! Everyone was surprised when Wilber tried to eat the glue and he fell out of our chairs! It was so much fun to wear our pajamas, eat cookies and read with our buddy KB class! Fun!
This week, we will continue working on place value, math skills to 120, and reading. We will also be discussing spring, weather and ROY G. BIV. We will see what kind of notes Danny leaves us! An exciting week!

Friday is a relaxed dress day in honor of St. Patrick’s day!


Mrs. Sanders’ Corner



Welcome Back!

We hope everyone had a wonderful vacation.  It is hard to believe that we are heading into our last trimester!  It will be busy and fun filled!

This week, we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday with plenty of rhyming and reading.

  Friday we are going to the Teddy Bear Clinic at the Tucson Medical Center from 9:00-10:00. Look for a sign up sheet to be posted for drivers and volunteers on Monday morning. We will be departing campus at 8:30, and should be back by 10:30. Your child needs to bring one small to medium sized stuffed animal! This field trip is a wonderful way for our kids to interact with medical professionals in a non-emergency environment.


Mrs. Sanders’ Corner

February 12, 2018

Happy Valentine’s!

We are going to have a sweet week!

It will be rather busy!

Monday 2.12

Edible Car Race – during all school chapel

Dr. Priya (Raj’s mom from KB) is coming in to teach kindergarten about dental health!

Tuesday 2.13

Mardi Gras Pancake Lunch – students will be treated to pancakes and the Tucson High Steel Drum Band. If you don’t want your child to have pancakes and sausage please send them to school with a lunch, thanks!

Wednesday 2.14

Ash Wednesday

Valentine’s Day – we will be sharing some treats and playing some heartfelt games.

Thursday 2.15

STEM Night 5:30-7:30 – this is such a fun night! Please come and enjoy food, science experiments, math games, and talk with real local scientists! I’ll be at the music maker station with Mrs. Faltico and Ms. Hart, in Tanksersley Hall.

Friday 2.16

Rodeo – free dress! Wear your favorite western attire (i.e. boots, hat, belt buckle, jeans, bandana etc). KA & KB will be having our very own rodeo – such fun!!


Mrs. Sanders’ Corner


Wow!  We had a great time on Friday!  Half of us were right about the groundhog seeing his shadow.  We also did quite a few “100” things!  It was a lot of fun!

This week, we will be going to Sabino Canyon. Please remember to leave your child’s car seat on the bench outside our classroom in the morning with their name on it. All students must wear their red uniform shirt but may wear jeans rather than khaki bottoms if they’d like. (They must be in long pants.) This is a docent led field trip that includes short hikes, puppet shows, hands on investigations, and the opportunity to identify plants and animals living in our desert habitat. We will be leaving at 8:30 and will return by 11:30. We will be back in time for school lunch and will eat snack at the canyon. Please put sunscreen on your child before school! We will be bringing hats and water bottles with us as well.

Don’t forget that valentine’s cards are due tomorrow.  We will finish putting our Post Office and get it up and running on Tuesday.

Have a great evening!

Go commercials!

Laura Sanders