St. John the Baptist Catholic School

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Mrs. Michelle Scaduto » 8th Homeroom (ELA, SS, & Religion) and 7th Language Arts

8th Homeroom (ELA, SS, & Religion) and 7th Language Arts

 


Mrs. Michelle Scaduto was born and raised in Menlo Park, California. She comes from a Catholic family and grew up going to St. Raymond Catholic School and Church.  Mrs. Scaduto and her husband, Chris and their 2 children, Logan, 3 ½, and Layla, 20 months, moved to Napa last summer and have loved calling it their new home!


Mrs. Scaduto attended San Diego State University and received her BA in Psychology.  She then returned to the Bay Area and earned a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and two credentials:  Multiple Subject and Special Education.   Mrs. Scaduto’s Master’s Thesis was entitled “Developing Social Skills in Students with Autism” which she completed by having her then-kindergarten class partner with a middle school class of students with Autism.  Her work was so profound, that a mother of an Autistic student cried as her nonverbal daughter hugged her kindergarten buddy on the last meeting.  This was a major breakthrough considering this student had never shown emotion in this way before.  Mrs. Scaduto continued in her role of Kindergarten teacher and also worked as a Resource teacher at a public elementary school.  This school was classified as a “Title 1” school, serving a diverse population identified as low-income.  Mrs. Scaduto motivated the students to succeed in school and opened their eyes to the benefits of being a good student and a life long learner.  

Prior to joining us last year in 2nd grade, Mrs. Scaduto had been working as the Kindergarten teacher at St. Raymond Catholic School in Menlo Park, the same school she and her husband attended when they were growing up.  She has loved working in a Catholic community and is ecstatic to continue her work in Catholic education.  

 

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Reminder $10 for Art and $5 for your planner

 Please bring in your money for your Art supplies and your planner.

Summer Reading Projects

 Just checking in on how our summer reading projects are going?  Remember they are due the first week of school!  No exceptions! Can't wait to see you all August 23rd!  Happy Summer!

Turn in First Communion picture info and $ by Friday

Please complete the info sheet and turn it in with $25 check or money order to Classic Photography by Friday.

Safari West Field Trip Monday

If it's raining please wear uniform, rain jacket, and rain boots or old shoes that can get wet and muddy! 

Dan Clark Donations For March 7th

2nd grade is responsible for donations of bottled water and/or baked goods for the Dan Clark Basketball Tournament on Tuesday March 7th.  Please bring your donations to school on or before March 7th. Thank you!

2nd grade is doing desserts for the Table this Thursday!

Just a reminder that we need 2nd grade students to bring dessert for the table this Thursday 3/2!  Thank you!

Mini Farmer's Market

Dear 2nd Grade Parents,
We have been learning about money over the last 2 weeks in school. We have done problems on paper and we have held and played with real money in class. However, there is no substitute for actually using money in a real life buying and selling situation. Therefore, next Monday, 2/ 6, I would like the second grade to host a mini farmers market for the first grade. They will be able to purchase fruit, veggies, and popcorn all bagged up in single serving sizes. The first grade will bring $1 bills to buy the items and the second grade will have to give them their correct change.
We will need about 5 small snack size bags of each :
apples (sliced)
oranges (peeled)
popcorn
carrots (either baby or cut up)
cucumber (sliced)
strawberries (cut up)
grapes
blueberries

Please contact me if you would like to make bags and deliver on Monday! That way I know who's making and bringing what.
Thank you in advance for your support of this project!
Mrs. Scaduto

2nd trimester book reports due before March 1st!!

Reminder that your 2nd trimester book reports are due before March 1st

Happy New Year!!

Reminder that our First Communion parent meeting is next Thursday, January 12th at 3:30pm!!  

Zumba

Last year we had an exciting opportunity to test zumba with our student body.  We had three session, one for each grade, and there was an overwhelming amount of enthusiasm in the class.  Martha Ledesma, who leads our parish zumba morning class in the hall, has agreed to lead our students in the exercise challenge.  She will meet with us on long Wednesdays when we don't have Faith Families.  Your child will be exposed to a great cardio workout that will challenge them and, with music, make it a fun activity.  Students in grades 3-8 are to bring their P.E. uniform and will be instructed to change by their teachers.  TK-2 grade girls can wear blue or black shorts under their shirts and jumpers to wear during Zumba, boys can bring shorts to change into.  Remember Zumba is on long Wednesdays so we will need to be in perfect uniform in the morning for Mass. Zumba will start tomorrow. Please bring $1 each as a donation for the teacher.