Teacher's Name: Mrs. Jennifer Kaminska

Grade/Subject: Library/Media/Grade 8 Literature

Contact: jkaminska@stjohnskenmore.com 



April (Snow) Showers bring May's Sunshine & Flowers!

May is a busy month for the students of St. John's!  

As we enter the home stretch of the school year, let's continue to find a favorite book to read!

May is also a special month as we honor the Blessed Mother at the May Crowning and celebrate Ascension Thursday.

And, be sure to join us for the Rock Around the Block outdoor concert & food trucks. 

Please refer to the calendar below for some important dates.

Most Pure, Blessed Mother

Our Spring Book Fair!

Our Spring Book Fair takes place on Monday, May 7th to Thursday, May 10th.  

Students will have the opportunity to shop the book fair during the day.

A schedule will be sent home shortly with your child's assigned day/time.

Shop the book fair in the evening on Wednesday, May 9th from 6 - 8 PM.

Please use the main flag pole entrance to the library.

Thank you for your continued support!


Important Dates for May:

Tuesday, May 1st$1 Dress Down for Student Planners      

Sunday, May 6thFirst Eucharist for Grade 3 at Noon Mass

Tuesday, May 8th$1 Dress Down for Student Planners

Thursday, May 10th:  Ascension Thursday:  Join us for Mass at 9 AM; Progress Reports issued for Grades 1 to 8. 

Friday, May 11th:  No School.  Staff Development Day

Monday, May 14thMay Crowning at 9 AM in the church; please join us as we honor the Blessed Mother!

Tuesday, May 15th$1 Dress Down for Student Planners

Tuesday, May 22nd$1 Dress Down for Student Planners

Thursday, May 24th:  Kid-Biz (after lunch period); "Rock Around the Block"...Outdoor Concert & Food Trucks.  6-9 PM.  

Friday, May 25th to Monday, May 28th:  No School--In Observance of the Memorial Day Recess Holiday

Tuesday, May 29th$1 Dress Down for Student Planners


Grade 8 Literature


Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

  • We have been reading the beloved classic, Of Mice and Men
  • We are working on character development, explore plot and symbols, and analyze important themes in the novel.
  • We will begin addressing the greater societal implications brought up in the book through key motifs, including strength & weakness, loneliness & companionship, and  more.



We have digitized about our library! Thank you to those of you who donated books to our growing and changing library!

If you would like to view our digital site, please visit: www.stjohnskenmore.libib.com

Students in Grades 2 to 6 have enjoyed making poetry books in honor of National Poetry Month! 

Ask your child to describe his/her favorite poem!