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PRAYING AS A FAMILY
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MICROSCOPES
Our Middle School Science Lab received an upgrade in equipment this year with the
purchase of new microscopes funded by our PTO. The new microscopes are simple
compound light microscopes and are used primarily as part of the 7th grade Life Sciences
curriculum. In class, students learn how to correctly handle and care for the microscopes
followed by learning the names and functions of each part. Once they are competent with
the basics, students then use the microscopes to study a variety of things. They begin
with the study of cells to include plant cells such as elodea, animal cells, their own cheek
cells, and protists such as paramecia. Students study brine shrimp and attempt to feed
them under the microscope and they also create their own mini-ponds and study the
microorganisms found there. Thank you to our PTO for their fundraising efforts that allowed
for the purchase of new microscopes to enhance science class.
e were so pleased to offer to our families and to our three parishes a family Lenten
mini-retreat based on the book A Short Guide to Praying as a Family. Presented by
Sister Mary Johanna and the Dominican Sisters, this special evening was designed to
help participants learn new ways to connect to God as a family. Sessions were offered in both
English and Spanish and more than 100 families attended each session.
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