8th Grade

8th Grade

Hello!

My name is Paula Van Hollebeke and I am the 8th Grade homeroom teacher here at St. Pius X Catholic School. This is my second year teaching at St. Pius X and I love it! I manage the 8th Grade homeroom, teach 8th Grade Religion and 6th through 8th Grade Math.  I love teaching Religion and Math and doing so allows me to use the gifts that God has given to me!

I married into a big Catholic family to Paul and we have two daughters, Alaina (18) and Emma (15).  Both of our daughters attended catholic grade school (St. Matthew) and high school (Bishop Blanchet).  Alaina is now attending college at Western Washington University.  While the girls were growing up, I substitute taught at various catholic schools including St. Alphonsus, St. Benedict, Christ the King and St. Mark.  Before our children were born, I taught 1st Grade at Assumption-St. Bridget Catholic School in the U-District. 

Working at St. Pius X Catholic School has given me a wonderful sense of community.  I enjoy organizing experiences for the students here and giving all that I can to further their life experience in a joyful way.  Some of these fun experiences include field trips to Museum of Flight, Sacred Heart Radio, Camp Hamilton Outdoor Education Camp, Golden Gardens, Warm Beach, March for Life, St. James Cathedral, MOHAI, St. Cecilia's Retreat Center.

As 8th Grade homeroom teacher, I also manage the ASB which has 13 members.  Our ASB is an active, excited and productive group of students who make every effort to try to improve on things going on at school and around the world.  Currently, they are organizing a dance for middle school students where the proceeds will go to victims of the hurricane in Puerto Rico.  

I think that St. Pius X Catholic School is a hidden wonderful secret and that if more families were aware of this wonderful school, we would have lines out the door of people wanting to register!

Sincerely,

Paula Van Hollebeke

AKA, "Mrs. Van" 

pvanhollebeke@stpx.org

 

News Items

Current Classroom Newsletter

June 15, 2018 

Summer Math Homework:  

I am pleased to tell you that we will be using a website called IXL over the summer and in our classroom this year. IXL is a comprehensive learning program offering unlimited math practice problems in thousands of skills—all of which are aligned to the Common Core. One of the best things about IXL is that your child can access it from home, so you have a chance to see your child's progress!

All middle school students are required to work on IXL over the summer and will receive a grade in the fall for completion of this requirement.  Students need to work within the grade level that they just completed for a period of 45 minutes every 2 weeks.  Students will be completing review problems from the material that they learned this year.  I will be checking their progress over the summer.  The goal is to ensure that students retain the information that they learned over the academic year.

If students have completed their summer math work requirement, they will be invited to participate in an icecream party after lunch during the first week fo school!

Summer To Do List (To Make Freshman Year Less Stressful)

Your child will be going to a new school in the Fall.  It will be difficult for them in a variety of ways. They will not be familiar with their buildings, teachers, processes, schedules, classes, friends, etc.  Please spend the summer familiarizing yourself with their new school.  This may include requirements on how an absence for an orthodontic appointment is handled, the process for pulling them out of school early, or bringing them to school late.  The more that you know, the easier it will be for you and your child to feel at ease about the transition.  Below are some things for you to do during the summer that will help make your freshman year less stressful.

  1. Summer Reading List:  Check the website for your school and find out what their reading requirements are for the summer.  They will have to read something and then, either write about it, or participate in a discussion in the Fall regarding what they have read.  Don’t let your child wait until the last minute.
  1. Sports Physicals: Schedule your child’s sports physical during the summer. The school will not allow students to participate in sports unless they have these documents on file.  Go to the website of your school and find the necessary forms that you will fill out and bring to your doctor’s appointment.  This is especially important for Fall sports participation, as some of the practices begin in August before school starts.
  1. Community Service:  Check the requirements of your school and see if they require community service.  If they do, you can do it over the summer, get it done and not have to worry about it the rest of the year.  It is usually about 20 hours per year, and a reflection essay may be required.  They may have a reporting website for your student on which to log their hours.

Dates to Remember:

  • 9/04/18 - First Day of School

Paula Van Hollebeke

pvanhollebeke@stpx.org

School: (425) 778-9861

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Homework

Religion

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Math 

(Homework is due the day following assignment unless otherwise noted.) 

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  • Pre-Algebra: 
  • Algebra 1: 

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  • Pre-Algebra: 
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  • Pre-Algebra: 
  • Algebra 1: 

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  • Pre-Algebra: 
  • Algebra 1: 

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  • Pre-Algebra:  
  • Algebra 1: 

 

Science

Monday (6/04/18):  No hw, notes done during in class video.

Tuesday (6/05/18):  no hw

Wednesday (6/06/18):  8th grade Mass, brunch, and graduation!

         I will miss you, 8th graders!  Mrs. Morin

 

Social Studies - Week of5/29 - No Homework This Week

Monday:No School

Tuesday:In Class Work

Wednesday:No SS - Field Day

Thursday:Retreat

Friday:  Retreat

 

Literature (Updated 5/21)

Monday: No Literature Class on Mondays.  

Tuesday: Wizard of Oz through Ch 17 Due.  Read through Ch 20 by Thurs.  Hero Journey Chart.  Map Project Assigned. Due Friday.  

Wednesday: No Literature Class on Wednesday.  

Thursday: Map Project Work Period.  

Friday:  Map Project Due. 

 

Language Arts (Updated 5/21)

Monday: No LA Class on Mondays

Tuesday:

Wednesday: 

Thursday: No LA class on Thursday.  

Friday:

 

Spelling/Vocab (updated 5/21)

Monday: No LA/Lit on Mondays.

Tuesday: Spelling Ch 15 PT

Wednesday: 

Thursday:  

Friday: Spelling Test CH 15

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