Vermont Catholic School Blog

A long overdue thank you…

A long overdue thank you…

Blog post by Mrs. Erica Silveira During a discussion about the recent struggles in Texas and Florida, the first graders decided we needed to send prayers, cards, and money. So we will! However, an interesting conversation followed regarding God’s power and prayers. So I told them a story I heard […]

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Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Blog post by: Mrs. Wilson Each year on the second day of school, I read a picture book to our students at morning assembly. I always pick a book that is one of my favorites: perhaps it’s a favorite because it was a book I enjoyed as a child. Maybe […]

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“If you’re not uncomfortable, you’re not growing!”

“If you’re not uncomfortable, you’re not growing!”

Blog post by: Mrs. Nordenson Change.  Change is hard.  Personally, I’m not a fan of change.  I like things that are routine, things that are predictable, but yet, I understand that change is necessary and change is good.  Recently, as many of you who faithfully read these blogs know, I’ve […]

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The Last 19 Years…By the Numbers

The Last 19 Years…By the Numbers

Blog post by: Mrs. Jennifer Nordenson The last 19 years…..By the numbers: 1998 the year I started teaching at BJAMS 19 years teaching second grade 280 students that have touched my life 40 teachers that I have worked with 10 years as division head 6 students in my first second […]

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Pre-Kindergarten Learns About Eucharistic Adoration

Pre-Kindergarten Learns About Eucharistic Adoration

Blog post by: Mrs. Wilson Late yesterday, Mrs. Flaherty approached me to ask where she might find the school’s monstrance. She piqued my curiosity and she explained that Pre-K would be learning about Eucharistic Adoration and the monstrance in class the following day.  I brought the empty monstrance down to […]

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You Can Always Come Home

You Can Always Come Home

Blog post by: Mrs. Wilson This time of year finds me a bit nostalgic. Spring is here and baseball gloves and lacrosse sticks begin to make their way in and out of school, car windows are down at pickup in the afternoon, and end-of-the-year field trip request forms start floating […]

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Kindergarten Roots

Kindergarten Roots

Blog by Mrs. Kate Curran The roots of a plant are critical to its survival.  Without the roots, the plant cannot what it needs to grow.  Even a big, strong, and healthy plant that gets cut off from its roots, will wither and die.  A plant that has weak roots […]

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The Importance of Active Play in Early Childhood Education

The Importance of Active Play in Early Childhood Education

THE IMPORTANCE OF ACTIVE PLAY ON SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD Blog post by: Mrs. Laurie Flaherty, Director of Pre-Kindergarten at BJAMS Times have changed and education is trying to keep up with those changes. For those of us old enough to remember a world without cell phones, […]

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Navigating Tech and Social Media With Children

Navigating Tech and Social Media With Children

Posted by Mrs. Wilson, Head of School – During a time when trends are fleeting, I think we can all agree that technology and social media are here to stay.  The conveniences and connections are indisputable; we can manage nearly everything using mobile apps and we are able to keep […]

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This Christmas Admire or Compare

Posted by Mrs. Wilson, Head of School –  This year, the Christmas music on our go-to radio station started earlier than ever, which made me panic a little, wondering if I was behind before the first flake of snow hit the ground and the first candle of Advent was lit. […]

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The Spirit of Giving

The Spirit of Giving

Posted by Mrs. Nordenson, 2nd Grade – For the past five years I drive myself crazy during the month of November.  Some of you who know me probably think it’s because of my self-proclaimed “foodie” status that drives me nuts.  With such a big feast this month, surely I must […]

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Strong School Communication

Strong School Communication

Posted by Mr. Olsen, Director of Advancement – When a parent enrolls their child(ren) at Bishop Marshall School, they are entrusting us with the most precious person in their life.  As a school, we know that strong communication is important to parents.  There are a myriad of things to communicate with you from […]

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