blessed trinity catholic school

“Follow the Son”

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”   John 8:12

November 23, 2021

Dear Families,

Best Wishes for a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving! Gobble ‘til you wobble!

Thank you all, again, for your generous contributions to our Thanksgiving Box! We sure did enjoy winning those yummy Klondike Bars for collecting 145 food items!

The Second Quarter AR Christmas Tree Craftivity Fiction Book Report is due on or before Wednesday, Dec. 1. The children have all received red construction paper for the background.

Grade 4 will visit BT’s  Christmas Store on Monday, Dec. 6 at 8:15.  Please place your child’s money in an envelope or baggie if you would like them to do some shopping, and don’t forget a Shopping List!

This year’s Christmas Toy Drive will be given to Catholic Charities.  This organization serves children of all ages.  Gifts for the younger children are welcomed; please remember those in that are teenagers and often forgotten.  Some suggestions are fast food gift cards, Walmart gift cards, Visa gift cards, etc.!  The teen girls always love and request Bath and Body Works items as well. Bluetooth ear pods are popular with the boys and girls.  Students will receive a non-uniform day on Thursday, December 16th as a thank you for their donation. DONATIONS MUST BE AT THE SCHOOL BY DECEMBER 8.

BT’s Annual Christmas Program will be held in the Church on Tuesday, Dec. 14.  Students should wear his/her “Christmas Best” and arrive before 6:45 for the 7:00 performance.  Please let me know if your child will not be participating in the Program.

Students will recite the Act of Faith on or before Wednesday, Jan. 19. The prayer is in the Planner and is a Religion Test grade.

EAGLE T-SHIRT DAYS: Dec. 7, Dec. 9, Dec. 13, Dec. 16, Jan. 4, Jan. 7, Jan. 13, Jan. 18, & Jan. 20. Only the new green Eagle t-shirt may be worn with jeans, socks and sneakers. 

QUESTION:  Is your child completing the assigned IXL Math & Language Arts objectives each week?

BT Choir Practice is on Tuesdays until 3:30. 

4th Grade Help Session will be held on Wednesdays until 3:30 for students needing extra help in Math and Reading.  If you would like your child to attend, please send me an e-mail or write a note in the Planner.  Students not picked up at 3:30 will be sent to After School Care.

TESTS:

Math: Tuesday, Nov. 30, Chapter 6 Test

Vocab Workshop: Wednesday, Dec. 1, Unit 8

Social Studies: Thursday, Dec. 2, Spanish Missions (p. 62-67)

English: Thursday, Dec. 2, Compound Sentences

Religion: Thursday, Dec. 9, Chapter 9

Reading: Friday, Dec. 3, The Unbreakable Code

Spelling: Friday, Dec. 3

ACCELERATED READER (AR):

Students are required to read and take a minimum of 3 Accelerated Reader (AR) Tests and corresponding Vocabulary Quizzes (if available…not every book as one) within his/her assigned reading level range, striving for 80% accuracy, by Friday, Dec. 10. Your student’s new Reading Level Range will be written in the back of the Planner upon completion of the STAR Assessment and is adjusted throughout the school year. Please encourage your student NOT to wait until the last minute to complete this AR requirement. Be sure to check out arbookfind.com for book recommendations and AR levels.

Please encourage children to read, read, read….every day! The AR Grade each Quarter is the average of the top 3 test scores.

LOOKING AHEAD:

Wednesday- Friday, Nov. 24-26: Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, Dec. 14: Christmas Program in BTCC at 6:45 pm

Thursday, Dec. 16: Classroom Christmas Party (more info will follow)

Friday, Dec. 17: End of 2nd Quarter & 11:30 Dismissal (NO LUNCH & NO EXTENDED CARE)

2021-2022 Schedule

The following websites are available for additional practice:

Religion: religion.sadlierconnect.com  *click on We Believe Grade 4

Math: www.sadlierconnect.com  *scroll to “Student & Family Resources”; *click “Let’s Go!” in the purple box; *click Sadlier Math Grades K-6; *click Sadlier Math Grade 4 (orange text)

Vocabulary Workshop: www.sadlierconnect.com  **scroll to “Student & Family Resources”; *click “Let’s Go” in the purple box; *click Vocabulary Workshop Grades 1-12; *click Vocabulary Workshop “orange”

Everything: www.khanacademy.org

ARBookFind.com