blessed trinity catholic school

“I have the strength for everything through Him who empowers me.”  Philippians 4:13

January 15, 2021

Dear Families,

No school Monday! Enjoy your long weekend!

Question: Is your child completing assigned IXL objectives in Math & Language Arts? Please encourage your children to keep reading and practicing IXL and Reflex every day!

Please help your child memorize their address and phone number. They should also know how to ENTER the number on a phone, NOT JUST PRESS A PHOTO! For the children’s safety and well-being, as well as our peace of mind, they will be tested on Wednesday, Jan. 20, as a Religion grade. I have a “touch tone“ phone for dialing practice, too!

BT’s First Read-a-thon begins Monday, Jan. 25! Be on the lookout for more information soon!

Grade 4 Help Session is held on Tuesdays until 3:30 for students needing some extra help in Math and Reading.

Do not forget students can get some extra Vocabulary Workshop practice by visiting: 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”. No usernames or passwords needed! Please see the bottom of my BT webpage for additional resources.

I am so proud of our class! Grade 4 has successfully answered 90,000 IXL Math questions and 30,000 Language Arts questions since school started. Way to go 4th Graders and keep up the outstanding work! Effort produces excellence!

Our Homeroom Moms have a Facebook page for the class! If you are not already on it, please let me know and I will pass on your email address to Mrs. Williams. I know it has lots of good posts and she would be very happy to invite you!

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 Tuesday, March 9. 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.

TESTS:

Science: Tuesday, Jan. 19, Forms of Energy (take home assignment)

Religion: Wednesday, Jan. 20, Address & Phone Number Assessment

Vocab Workshop: Thursday, Jan. 21, Unit 8

Math: Thursday, Jan. 21, Chapter 8 Test

Reading: Friday, Jan. 22, My Diary from Here to There

Spelling: Friday, Jan. 22

The Snow Globe AR Book Report is due on or before Friday, Jan. 29.

LOOKING AHEAD:

Monday, Jan. 18: No School

Monday, Jan. 25: Read-a-thon begins! (More info will follow)

Wednesday, Jan. 27: Class Group Picture after Mass

Friday, Jan. 29: Dismissal at 12:15

Sunday, Jan. 31- Feb. 5 Catholic Schools’ Week!

Monday, Feb. 8: Non-Uniform Day for donating spaghetti sauce.

Thursday, Feb. 11: Third Quarter Progress Reports

Friday, Feb. 12: Valentine Exchange

Monday, Feb. 22: Terra Nova Testing begins

2020-2021 Schedule

UNIT 1-6 SPELLING WORDS

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