blessed trinity catholic school

“I give you a new commandment: love one another.  As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.”  John 13:34

December 6, 2019

Dear Families,

Grade 4 will visit the Christmas Store on Monday, Dec. 9. Please place your child’s money in an envelope or baggie if you would like them to do some shopping.

Our Classroom Christmas Party will be Thursday, Dec. 19.  We will have an All-Day Game & STEAM Day and luncheon.  Students may wear PE clothes and bring games to play and share, with your permission.  Please send $10.00 to cover the cost of the food and drinks to our Homeroom Moms by Dec. 12.  And special thanks to our Homeroom Moms for organizing a special day for the children!

This year’s Christmas donation will be given to Family Support Services of North Florida.  This organization serves children 10 years of age to 22 years of age.  These children are most often left out of Christmas toy drives.  Suggestions include 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.  Think like a teenager when purchasing an item to donate this Christmas season. Donations will be collected through December 9.

Students will receive a non-uniform day on December 16 as a thank you for their donation. (FYI: This is the first activity on our Advent Journey!)

BT’s Annual Christmas Program is Tuesday, Dec. 17 in the church.  Please arrive by 6:30, and students should wear their “Christmas Best”. Please send me a note in the Planner if your child will not be able to participate in the program.

EAGLE T-SHIRT DAYS: Dec. 12, Jan. 10, Jan. 13, Jan. 16, Jan. 21, Jan. 27, Feb. 3

NO HELP SESSION DEC. 11 & 18.  HELP SESSION WILL RESUME WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8.

THINKING AHEAD SO YOU CAN PLAN AHEAD!  Grades 4 & 5 will be going to St. Augustine on Friday, March 27.  Permission Field Trip Forms will not be sent home until mid-January, but I wanted to make sure you were notified of the cost in advance.  Student cost for this field trip is $36.00 which includes bus transportation, guided tour of the Castillo de San Marcos, Trolley Tour, walk down Historic St. George Street, the Basilica and lunch from Subway.  Lunch will include bottled water, chips, cookie and choice of ham, turkey or veggie sub.  Lettuce, tomato, and condiments will be served on the side.

Chaperone cost will be $39.50 which includes all the above.  Chaperones can ride the bus with us which avoids the extra cost of parking.  I would like about 8 chaperones for this field trip, so if you have the required volunteer documentation on file and would like to join us for the day, please let me know.  We will leave BT at 8:15 and return at 2:00.

This year’s Spelling Lists are linked below for your convenience if you would like to print out a copy for home.

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, Friday, Dec. 13.  Your student’s Reading Level Range will be written in the back of the Planner 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.

Students should take a few minutes each day to practice Multiplication Facts. Our goal is to complete 100 facts in less than 5 minutes. Sing them, write them, practice them….anything to KNOW THEM! There are tons of math fact drill and game websites and free apps available.

Opportunity (Help) Sessions for Grade 4 are held on Wednesdays from 2:50-3:30 for students struggling with Math and/or Reading. Please write a note in the Planner if you would like your student to attend.

TESTS:

Religion: Tuesday, Dec. 10, Chapter 9

Math: Wednesday, Chapter 6 Quiz

Vocab Workshop: Wednesday, Dec. 11, Unit 7

Social Studies: Thursday, Dec. 12, Important Communities (p. 56-61)

Reading: Friday, Dec. 13, Fiona’s Lace

Spelling: Friday, Dec. 13

Reading: Monday- Tuesday, Dec. 16-17, Unit 2 Assessment

LOOKING AHEAD:

Dec. 9- Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Mass at 8:30

Dec. 16- Non-Uniform Day for CHS Christmas gift donation

Dec. 17- Christmas Program in the Church (Please arrive by 6:30)

Dec. 19- Classroom Christmas Party

Dec. 20- 11:30 Dismissal (NO Lunch/ No Extended Day)

Jan. 7- School resumes!

 

 

UNIT 1-6 SPELLING WORDS

 2019-2020 Schedule

Discipline Plan 

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