8th Grade

8th Grade

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November 27, 2017


NEXT ASB MEETING:  Monday, 1/8/18. 12:20-12:40pm. Bring red folder.

Brown Bear Car Wash Tickets

Sales for the month of November showed much improvement!  Thank you for your efforts! 94 Tickets were sold which is a $517 profit for us! Please keep up the good work.   These make great stocking stuffers for drivers!  If you are struggling selling the tickets, perhaps some parents can coordinate to set up a table after Masses to sell them.  All remaining unsold tickets will be collected at the end of January.  At that time, a determination will be made regarding the Warm Beach retreat in late May. 

!!NEW!! Advertisement for Brown Bear Carwash tickets will be in the parish Sunday bulletin this weekend, 12/17/17!  Take advantage of this and organize a table after Mass!  St. Pius X should have the cleanest cars in the NW!!!  Sell!  Sell!  Sell! :)

Private High School Applications

Now is the time to complete the financial aid applications for high school.  If the school uses FACTS for their applications, the Fulcrum Foundation application is already embedded into their application. One stop shopping!  Note the documents that need to be scanned and uploaded for the financial aid application.  Let me know if you have any questions. Financial Aid applications are due 12/31/17.  Financial aid information will be found on the high school's website under "Admissions", and/or "Tuition/Financial Aid". 

Applications for private high school are due 1/8/17.  Your child will need to complete the online, or paper application and submit the application fee.  Mrs. Poteet has been offering help on the essays.  Please encourage your child to get these done as soon as possible and not to wait until the last minute! 

Once the application is submitted, we await the award letters from the high schools that arrives mid-February.  Students and families need to make their decision by the enrollment deadline of March 1st. 

Volunteer Needed!

If you would like to get some volunteer hours and would like to help get the graduation gowns ready for graduation, please let me know!  They need to be washed, dried and ironed. They are located in the school office.  We will be taking our group graduation picture in early February, so they will need to be ready by then, Thank you! 

Save the Date!

  1. ASB is in the planning stages of hosting a Valentine themed middle school dance (7th/8th only) on Friday, February 9th from 7-9:30pm.  We will send more information home at a later date.  We will need volunteers to chaperone, help with traffic flow, sell snacks, manage coat check area. 
  2. Save the date for our overnight retreat to Warm Beach that may be happening May 31 to June 1st.  If we go, we will need 2 female chaperones and 2 male chaperones.  Don’t worry, the accommodations are new!  There is a queen size bed for each chaperone and all cabins have 3 bathrooms and 3 showers!  Please let me know if you are interested in being a chaperone.  We will need to make sure that your Safety Environment/Virtus paperwork is up to date and you can let your employer know that you need those two days off. 

Dates to Remember:

  • 12/18 - 1/1 - No School. Christmas break
  • 12/31/17 - Deadline for Private High School Financial Aid Applications
  • 1/2/18 - School Resumes
  • 1/8/18 - ASB Meeting. 12:20-12:40pm
  • 1/8/18 - Private High School Applications Deadline
  • 1/9/18 - Talent Show Auditions, gym. 3:30-4:30pm
  • 1/10/18 - 8th Grade Reads at Mass, 9AM
  • 1/15/18 - No School. MLK Day
  • 1/16/18 - Progress Reports
  • 1/22/18 - March for Life. Olympia, WA
  • 1/24/18 - 8th Grade Sings at Mass, 9AM
  • 1/29/18 - ASB Meeting. 12:20-12:40pm

Paula Van Hollebeke


School: (425) 778-9861




Monday (1/1/18): No School.

Tuesday (1/2/18):  

Wednesday (1/3/18): Mass, 9am. 

Thursday (1/4/18):  



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

Monday (1/1/18):

  • Pre-Algebra: No School.
  • Algebra 1:  No School.

Tuesday (1/2/18):

  • Pre-Algebra:  
  • Algebra 1:  

Wednesday (1/3/18):

  • Pre-Algebra: 
  • Algebra 1: 

Thursday (1/4/18):

  • Pre-Algebra: 
  • Algebra 1:  

Friday (1/5/18):

  • Pre-Algebra: 
  • Algebra 1: 



Monday (11/6/17):

Tuesday (11/7/17): 

Wednesday (11/8/17): Computer lab: Finish emergency brochures.

Thursday (11/9/17): 

Friday (11/10/17): No School.


Social Studies -Week of 12/11/17

Monday: Read Chapter 4 Section 3 for Tuesday discussion - 1 WS and Study Guide handed out Today - Test & hoemwork due Thursday 12/14.



Thursday: Homework Due - Test Today

Friday: Merry Christmas!  See you January 2nd.


Literature (Updated 12/4)

Monday: No Literature Class on Mondays.  

Tuesday: Dies Drear Movie - Bring Permission Slip.  Poem assigned. Read aloud Thurs.  Memorize by 12/12.

Wednesday: Dies Drear Movie - Bring Permission Slip. Poem assigned. Read aloud Thurs.  Memorize by 12/12.

Thursday: Dies Drear Essay Assigned.  

Friday:  Dies Drear Movie - Turn in Notes


Language Arts (Updated 12/4)

Monday: No LA Class on Mondays

Tuesday:  Read Compare and Contrast Section Pg 162-171. Prewriting  Create a Venn Diagram about three topics that you can compare and contrast for the Dies Drear essay.  Due Thursday.  

Wednesday: Pronouns Test

Thursday: In Class Essay Writing Day.  Rough Draft of Essay Due Wednesday.  Final Draft 12/15.  (Does not need to be typed).



Spelling/Vocab (updated 12/4)

Monday: No LA/Lit on Mondays.

Tuesday: Homework CH 4 1-20, 1-10



Friday: Spelling Test.  Vocab CH 4.  Test Thurs 12/14. 



Mon, 12/11:  p.172 (1, 2 & 4. Do 3-4 sentences for #4, include km!)

Tues, 12/12:  P. 176 (1 &2, and 3-4 sentences about seafloor spreading)

Wed, 12/13:  in the Computer Lab

Thur, 12/14:  p. 180, (1-3)

Fri, 12/15:  early dismissal

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