Elementary and Middle School Blessed Trinity Catholic School

“Serve the Lord with gladness, come before him with joyful song.”    Psalm 11:2

September 23, 2022

Dear Families,

First Quarter Family-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for the afternoons of Thursday and Friday, Oct. 13 and 14.  Students will be dismissed at 12:15  both days.  Your assigned time will be found in Monday’s Yellow Folder.  Please contact me via e-mail if you need to reschedule our conference time.

Students will recite the Act of Faith for a Religion Test grade by Wednesday, Oct. 5. We pray it each morning and may be found in the back of your child’s Planner.

It is time for BTCS’s Fall Fundraiser! Each class will create a Gift Basket to raffle after all Masses and at the Fall Fest. It is a wonderful fundraiser for our school, and the proceeds will go directly towards our students.  Grade 4 will create a Jaguar Basket.  I am requesting that each family donate one basket item. Use your creativity…anything Jaguar will do!  Any contribution is very much appreciated. As always, thank you for your continued support. Please send in basket items by Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Grade 4 Help Session will be held on Wednesdays.  Students struggling with Reading and/or Math concepts are invited to participate. Please email me or write a note in the Planner if you would like your child to attend. Students will be signed into Extended Day if not picked up at 3:30.

EAGLE T-SHIRT DAYS: Sept. 29 and Oct. 6.  Students must wear the dark green Eagle T with jeans, socks, and sneakers.  If it is a Monday or Thursday PE Day, they may wear it with PE shorts.

TESTS:

Reading: Monday- Tuesday, Sept. 26-27, Unit 1 Assessment

Social Studies: Tuesday, Sept. 27, FL’s Weather & Climate (p. 24-27)

Math: Thursday, Sept. 29, Chapter 3 Quiz

Reading: Friday, Sept. 30, The Discovery Fair

Spelling: Friday, Sept. 30

First Quarter AR Biography Book Report Presentations are scheduled Sept. 26-29. Please see your child’s assignment for his/her presentation date.

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 Monday ,October 3. 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.

Fourth Graders can check out 2 books from the Media Center every Friday. Students are required to have one AR Book at his/her desk EVERY DAY, or they are not prepared for our day.

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:

Monday- Thursday, Sept. 26-29: First Quarter AR Book Presentations

Wednesday, Sept. 28: Jaguar Raffle Basket item due

Monday- Friday, Oct. 3-7: Book Fair during Media

Monday, Oct. 3: Non-Uniform Day for Basket Donation

Tuesday, Oct. 4: Blessing of the Pets 8:05 (Parking Lot next to the Rectory)

Wednesday, Oct. 5: Grandparents’ Day

Friday, Oct. 7: End of First Quarter

Wednesday, Oct. 19: First Quarter Awards’ Mass

Monday & Tuesday, Oct. 10-11: No School

Thursday & Friday, Oct. 13-14: Parent/ Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Oct. 19: First Quarter Awards’ Mass

2022-2023 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

Gentle Reminder… Per BT Policy, unless medically necessary, all cell phones,  Smart Watches, and other electronic devices MUST be dropped off to the Office every morning upon arriving to school and picked up at dismissal.  They may not be brought into the classroom or kept in backpacks. Thank you for your cooperation.