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4th Grade

blessed trinity catholic school

September 22, 2017

Dear Families,

Parent- Teacher Conferences will be held on the afternoons of Thursday and Friday, Oct. 12 and 13. Your scheduled conference time was sent home on Thursday, Sept. 21. Please let me know if you are not able to meet at your scheduled time, and I will reschedule it for you. I would be happy to meet at 7:30 am on both Thursday and Friday if mornings are more convenient for you.

Students received their individual pictures on Wednesday. Please return pictures or payment by Oct. 2.

Grade will visit the Scholastic Book Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 8:15. Please send money in an envelope or plastic baggie if you would like them to do some shopping.

Please send in your Box Tops! Grade 4 would like to win an Ice Cream Party!

First Quarter Progress Reports were distributed on Monday. If you have not already done so, please sign and return it at your earliest convenience. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me regarding your child’s progress this year.

Our Jaguar Gift Basket runneth over with your creative donations! Your generosity is very much appreciated. I believe we are going to raise some serious cash this year! Look for gift baskets after all Masses, and at the Fall Festival. Students who have contributed a Jaguar item will receive a Non-Uniform Day on Friday, Sept. 29.

St. Augustine Field Trip Permission Forms were sent home for Grades 4 and 5. It is an all-day field trip on Friday, Oct. 20. We will tour the Castillo de San Marcos, take a Trolley Ride, walk down St. George Street, and visit the Cathedral. We may also visit the Mission de Nombre if time allows. Student cost is $30.00 (children’s admission price) which includes lunch from Subway. Students and chaperones may choose a 6 inch Turkey, Ham, or Veggie Sub, large water, chips and a cookie. (I have requested tomatoes on the side!) Permission Forms and $30.00 due by Sept. 29.

I would like to thank all of you who volunteered to chaperone. There will be another field trip in the Spring. The six chaperones are: Mrs. Amadeo, Mr. Adams, Mrs. Ciampitti, Mrs. Santos, Mrs. Fraser, and Mrs. Basco. Chaperone cost is $34.50 (adult admission price and includes lunch) also due by Sept. 29. Please let me know if you are unable to join us and I will continue picking names from my hat. A chaperone letter under separate cover will follow.

EAGLE T-SHIRT DAYS: Sept. 25, Oct. 10. Students must wear jeans and sneakers with socks.

Thank you to Mrs. Basco and Mrs. Fraser for volunteering to be our Homeroom Moms this year. If you have not already done so, please forward your email address to Claire Basco cbasco22@gmail.com so they can keep you informed of upcoming events. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Your child’s Mathletics User Name and Password is located in the back of the Planner. If you haven’t already done so, please download the free Mathletics App on your mobile device. Mathletics can also be accessed using us.mathletics.com/signin.

TESTS:

Religion: Tuesday, Sept. 26, Chapter 3

Math: Tuesday, Sept. 26, Chapter 2 (Lessons 1-5)

Vocab Workshop: Wednesday, Sept. 20, Unit 3

Social Studies: Thursday, Sept. 28, FL’s Physical & Cultural Geography (p. 16-23)

English: Thursday, Sept. 28, Compound Sentences

Reading: Friday, Sept. 29, What Jo Did

Spelling: Friday, Sept. 29

 

Florida Symbols Mini-Book due on or before Wednesday, Sept. 27.

 

LOOKING AHEAD:

Oct. 2: Scholastic Book Fair 8:15- 9:30

Oct. 4: Blessing of the Pets 8:05

Oct. 5: Vision Screening

Oct. 6: End of 1st Quarter

Oct. 6: Exhibition of Padre Pio Relic At BTCC

Oct. 9: No School

Oct. 12-13: Dismissal 12:15 followed by Parent-Teacher Conferences

Oct. 20: St. Augustine Field Trip

Oct. 21: Fall Fest

Oct. 23-27: Health Awareness Week

 

Opportunity (Help) Sessions for Grade 4 are held on Wednesdays from 2:50-3:30 for students struggling with Math and/or Reading. 

Students will be required to read and take 3 Accelerated Reader (AR) Tests and corresponding Vocabulary Quizzes (if available…not every book has one!) within his/her assigned reading level range, striving for 80% accuracy, each Quarter. Your child’s Reading Level range will be adjusted throughout the year.  Three AR Tests are due by Wednesday, Oct. 4.  Please encourage your child NOT to wait until the last minute! Be sure to check out ARBookFind.com for book recommendations and AR levels.

LOOKING AHEAD:

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me via my e-mail address posted above or through your child’s Planner. My webpage is updated every Friday.

CLASS SCHEDULE

SPELLING LISTS

DISCIPLINE PLAN

The following websites are available for additional practice:

Vocabulary: vocabularyworkshop.com/orange

Everything: www.khanacademy.org

ARBookFind.com