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The Church season of Advent begins the Church's year. During Advent, we prepare for Christmas. We light candles to chase away the winter darkness. These candles remind us that Jesus is the Light of the world. 

Grade One is reading from A Pig Can Jig and working on short vowel a words.

Grade Two is reading Unit Two Working Together and learning about how we can work together.

Grade Three is reading Unit Two Smart Solutions and learning about what are smart ways that problems are solved.

Grade Four is reading Theme Two Side by Side and learning about the benefits of teamwork.

Grade Five is reading Unit Two Doing the Right Thing and learning about what makes people want to do the right thing.

Grade Eight is beginning a Unit on Short Stories in Literature.


Please remember to read. Reading a book can take you on an adventure where your imagination will lead the way.


Ashley Bowden
Ashley Bowden
Reading Teacher
Groups: Teachers
Employed Since: 11/10/2008
10 Years Experience At School

I began teaching at St. Pius V in September of 2009. I am a graduate of St. Pius V Class of 2001. After getting my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, I returned to St. Pius as a Pre-Kindergarten/ Kindergarten Aide. The following year along with completing my Master's degree in Elementary Education, I also became one of the First Grade Teachers which I taught for six years. Two years ago, I began my current role as the Support Service Reading Teacher. Many of my teachers instilled a love of learning that has always stayed with me. I hope to pass that same love of learning on to my students.