Eighth Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Marsalek’s 8th grade web page!

(updated 03.05.18)

Can you believe that we are in the 3rd trimester already?  Time flies when you are having fun!  Please be sure to have your student turn in their report card envelope (for the LAST time!) by Friday of this week!

As we continue our journey through Lent, I keep encouraging your student to make time for prayer.  There is a special intention board up in our room if you would like to add to the experience.  We will continue to send home the rosary for our special intention, Mrs. Terri Garrity, a local parishoner and alumni parent, suffering with her second bout with cancer.  She is an extraordinary example of God’s love and service to others.  Also, we are in need of some students volunteers to bake cakes & help bus places at the Fish Fry this Friday.  Please have your student sign up in our classroom.

Some upcoming dates worth noting:

Friday, March 9, 2018 – Early Dismissal Schedule (2:00pm dismissal)

Monday, March 12, 2018 – Parent Information Night @ AGHS 6:00-7:30pm in the Gym

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – DC Parent Meeting @ 7:00pm in Room 6 or Science Room

Thursday, March 15, 2018 – St. Patrick’s Day Mass @ 9:00.  8th grade sponsored lunch – we are in need of volunteers for yard duty & helping provide lunch to the Faculty & Staff.  Please contact Gigi Carroll if you are at all available.  Wear as much GREEN as you can!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – Sacrament of Reconciliation during the school day

Thursday, March 22, 2018 – Science Fair & PE Department BBQ Fundraiser

Friday, March 23, 2018 – Field Trip to Ronald Reagan Library ($25 fee due March 1st, Parent Volunteer $45 fee due March 9th)

Thursday, March 29, 2018 – Stations of the Cross @ 9:30am.  The 8th grade class will be providing the prayer service for this powerful reflective time.  Today is a minimum day schedule.

March 30 – April 8 – Spring Break (Happy & Safe DC travels to you!)

Monday, April 23rd – Father/Son Basketball Game @ 6:00pm in the GYM! (need a parent volunteer to coordinate this!)

Wednesday, April 25th – ALL SERVICE HOURS ARE DUE!

Week of May 14th – Finals Begin

Friday, May 18, 2018 – Play Day (All hands on deck for this final fundraiser)

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 – Academic Awards in Mercy Gym @ 9:30am

Thursday, May 24, 2018 – 8th Grade Picnic (Location – TBD)

Friday, May 25, 2018 – GRADUATION!  Practice at the Church @ 9:00am (9-12:15); Students need to arrive dressed to line up by the Church Hall by 5:30pm.

More details will be coming home about Graduation activities as the dates approach (i.e. pictures, caps & gowns…) JUST MARK YOUR CALENDARS – so we can all help when & where we can!

I really appreciate the support of your student and of our class!  I can’t believe there is just a few more months left.

Any questions, please let me know!  I am best available by email at  However, I did get a new phone in my classroom, so I may also be reached at (805) 489-1210 ext. 28!


Service Hour Evidence Slip