Sixth Grade & Science

Pre-School through 8th Grade. Accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association and by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


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24 January 2019

We are now in the second half of the school year. Students are learning so much. Level 6 math is into higher level geometry for this year. They can find the surface area of 3-dimensional prisms, and had fun building the shapes. We all wrote haikus describing a winter scene. These are fantastic. What is really catching their attention are the trout eggs which we received on 18 Jan.

STEM Fair has successfully ended with wonderful projects from grades 5-8. The judges are always amazed at the quality of our projects. Four will go on to the regional SIM Fair in early April. The STEM Fair is a big project for students and teachers alike, and I am always so proud of their work. All classes will be visiting the 6th grade to keep an eye on the trout eggs. That is a rewarding project for all of us, as we study the trout life cycle then send our fingerlings off to a great adventure in Lytle Creek. 


Christmas blessings to all, and to all, a blessed new year.


24 October

We’re halfway through the school year – and we have accomplished so much! Most students have earned their community service hours for at least one of the semesters. They put in many hours helping with the Carnival chores. Earlier, the students proudly and competently handled their bake sale. We’ll enjoy planning how we will use the funds. So many parents helped with the bake sale, and we are most appreciative of their assistance.

We’ve started practicing with the recorders. Students are learning how the visuals of the finger placement translate into reading music. The program we are using offers all of this, and they are fascinated. If their enthusiasm continues, we may decide to purchase better quality instruments.

I am proud that the sixth graders are analyzing reading selections according to their skills and the STAR suggestions. The students discuss tenets of the stories with each other, then answer the questions based on their Reading Raptor group.

Mr. Frank is leading them along in their religious studies, and our faith is a dominant part of all aspects of our school days. They are growing more appreciative of each other and they are quick to say so. Sixth grade is a time of new experiences, and with the Lord by our side, we are meeting the changes with enthusiasm and courage.


27 August

Week II, and all is well.  We are preparing to present Wednesday’s Assembly about friendship. We received our Bible verses today and the students wrote scripts for their part. All students have a role in the Assembly presentation. Please come and share the good news with us!

The All About Me posters are starting to come in, and these will be available for viewing at Back to School Night, 30 August, 6:00 pm. I can hardly wait to get to know our students better through their definitions about themselves. These are works of art and we look forward to sharing them. I look forward to meeting you, too.

Blessings to all of you!

Mary Pettitt  


18 August

It’s getting closer! I will see you all in 2+ days. Be sure you are here before 8:00 am. Sixth grade handles the flags, and I’d like to put opening day’s flag up together as a class. I’ll teach you the proper flag folding when we take the flag down at 11:45.

You’ll get to meet the new middle school teachers, Mrs. Khan (7th) and  Mrs. Taylor (8th). You will remember Mrs. Khan as Miss Hanna, last year’s resource teacher. I’m Mrs. Pettitt, and yes, I still teach science. 

Students will go home with a St. Adelaide folder filled with important information, including the All About Me project packet. This is due August 27/28, so the creative work needs to be started immediately.   

Remember that Tuesday is a half day. Dismissal is at noon. The staff has an important class to attend Tuesday afternoon. Yes, we go to school too!

Blessings to all of you. We will have a great year.

Ms. Pettitt


14 August

One week! I will see you all in one week! Now is the time to stock up on supplies that you will need more of, this year. Get extra notebooks and pencils. Remember your inexpensive calculator. You will want this for calculator math games. We have fun while we learn. I can hardly wait to see you next week, 21 August. Be here by 0800. Be sure to wear your school uniform.

With God beside us, we will have a wonderful school year!

Ms. M. Pettitt  


St. Adelaide School Supplies for Sixth Grade 2019-20

  1. 1 – (12ct) #2 pencils
  2. 1 – (12 ct) blue pens
  3. 1 – (12 ct) black pens
  4. 1 – highlighter
  5. 1 – (12”) flexible ruler
  6. 1 – (8ct) long colored pencils
  7.        1 – (8ct) broad washable classic markers
  8.        1 – (200 pg) college lined filler paper (buy extra & keep at home)
  9.        6 – folders pocket only, one folder with 3-prong
  10.       1 – (7”) pair of scissors
  11.       1 – (80 pg) 4×4 graph paper
  12.       2 – boxes Kleenex (large boxes)
  13.       2 – large containers of Lysol type disinfecting wipes & 8oz hand sanitizer
  14.       8 – (70 pg) 1 subject spiral notebooks (wide) (buy extra & keep at home)
  15.       1 – white board pen
  16.       1 – white board eraser
  17.       2 – composition books
  18.       1 – pocket dictionary
  19. Simple calculator
  20.   Binder with dividers
  21.   Flash drive, low capacity
  22.   Pencil box, small
  23.   Backpack – wheeled ones are handy

Please ensure that your child replenishes his/her supplies throughout the school year.

Please be sure your child’s name is on all of the supplies.