What's New at Cluny School? Here's The Connection...

The Connection/10 November 2016  

Congratulations to Mrs. Burgess and the Fourth Graders for a successful production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, which took place Monday,
7 November. Here's a beautifully painted stage prop depicting Dunsinane Hill, where Macbeth was defeated in battle.

Then live, Macduff. What need I fear of thee?
But yet I'll make assurance double sure,
And take a bond of fate. Thou shalt not live,
That I may tell pale-hearted fear it lies,
And sleep in spite of thunder.
Taken from Macbeth, Act 4, Scene 1

Thanksgiving Food Drive
"Show your thanks by GIVING!"

Hosted by Cluny School Student Council
Benefiting Seamen's Church Institute and the
MLK Center in Newport
Each grade is asked to donate the following items
by November 21st:

Grade 8 - Baking goods: flour, sugar, oil, spices
Grade 7 - Canned sweet potatoes/ yams & marshmallows
Grade 6 - Boxed cake
Grade 5 - Canned greens and stuffing
Grade 4 - Boxed mashed potatoes and canned gravy
Grade 3 - Cranberry sauce
Grade 2 - Canned corn and boxed cornbread
Grade 1 - Boxed brownies and cookies
Kindergarten - Napkins and cups
PreKinder - Plates / bowls and silverware
Preschool - Canned soup

Have items you'd like to donate that are not on this list?
Please send them in! Each class has a basket in their classroom for donations.
The food will first be donated to feed hungry men, women and children
on Thanksgiving Day at the Seamen's Church Institute.
'Extra' items will be donated to the MLK Food Pantry.
Cash donations are welcome, too. Please make checks payable to the Seamen's Church Institute or the MLKCC. The student council  will
safely deliver all donations to the proper institution. 

Cluny School Open House:
Thank You to All!

Our efforts to recruit new students continues! On Saturday and Wednesday,
5 and 9 November, open house events were held for prospective families. Thank you to faculty, parents and students for spreading the word about the benefits of a Catholic education at Cluny. Additionally, we thank student council members, Julia, Lassiter, Thatcher, Dylan and Connor, who served as tour guides.  Our next Open House will take place during National Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, 29 January 2017 from 11am -1pm!

For more information on National Catholic Schools Week 2017, click here!

Welcome, Mrs. Koen!

We are happy to welcome to Cluny School our new middle school math and science teacher. Mrs. Evey Koen.  An undergraduate major in biology, Mrs. Koen has an MA in teaching with a focus on special education.

Certified in two states, she enjoys the distinction of being highly qualified in middle school mathematics under the standard set forth by the No Child Left Behind Act. 

Mrs. Koen is not only as an addition to our faculty, but she a member of Aquidneck Island's community of military moms. Her husband, Michael, is a naval officer who recently began a three year term as an instructor at the Naval War College.

We are greatly impressed with the quality of Mrs. Koen's instruction, and we are confident that she will continue to build upon the excellence in middle school math and science instruction at Cluny School.

Upcoming Events!

Here are highlights of upcoming events and activities at Cluny School.
See SchoolSpeak for the full list!

Friday, 11 November
No School, Veteran's Day

Friday, 18 November
Multi- Cultural Day

Wednesday- Friday, 23 -25 November
No School, Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, 29 November, 9:30am
Picture Re-Take Day

Tuesday, 29 November
Giving Tuesday

Thursday, 8 December
Mass, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Monday, 12 December, Noon
Teacher Professional Development- Early Dismissal

Tuesday, 13 December
Children's Trim a Tree Competition Reception, The Breakers

Monday, 19 December, 6pm
Living Nativity (Rain Date 21 December)

Thursday, 22 December, Noon
Early Dismissal

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Cluny School, as a Catholic school, exists to educate the whole person, empowering its students to live lives of integrity based on the Gospel values.

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