“I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.” John 13:34
January 17, 2020
Second Quarter Report Cards have been posted. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress this year.
Diocesan Respect Life Contest Prayer Cards are due on or before Tuesday, Jan. 28. Please see your child’s instruction sheet and grading rubric in the Red Folder. Index cards have been provided.
Third Quarter AR Creative Book Reports will be presented Feb. 24-27. Please see your child’s instruction sheet and grading rubric for his/ her assigned day in the Red Folder.
Grades 4 & 5 will be going to St. Augustine on Friday, March 27. Permission Forms and money are due by Feb. 19. 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. 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.
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CATHOLIC SCHOOLS’ WEEK: Jan. 27- Feb. 1
Mon., Jan. 27: Hat Day
Tues., Jan. 28: Silly Sock/ Flannel (or fleece) PJ Bottom/ Closed Toe Slippers (or sneakers) Day. Students must wear PE shirt, Eagle shirt, or Legacy shirt. We have recess, so please send in sneakers!
Wed., Jan. 29: Finger Nail Polish for the rest of the week! Please remove before school on Monday!
Thurs., Jan. 30: NFL/ College Football Day, jeans & sneakers. Bring PE clothes.
Fri., Jan. 31: Storybook Character Day! PLEASE: Characters from books, not cartoons or comics!
Sat., Feb. 1: Father/ Daughter Dance 6:30
Please send in 2 plastic cartons or cans of spaghetti sauce for Catholic Charities and BT’s Food Pantry. Students will earn a Non-Uniform Day on Tuesday, Feb. 4 for their contributions.
EAGLE T-SHIRT DAYS: Jan. 21, Jan. 27, Feb. 3
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, by Wednesday, March 4. 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.
Vocab Workshop: Wednesday, Jan. 22, Unit 8
Science: Thursday, Jan. 23, Rocks & Their Properties (p. 62-65)
Reading: Friday, Jan. 24, Fish for Jimmy
English: Friday, Jan. 24, Run-Ons & Sentence Fragments
Jan. 20- MLK Day No School
Jan. 22- Class Picture Day! Please wear your best dress uniform!
Jan. 26-31 Catholic Schools’ Week (More info will follow!)
Jan. 30- Open House 6:30
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”