blessed trinity catholic school

“To be saints is not a privilege for the few, but a vocation for everyone.”    Pope Francis

August 17, 2018

Dear Families,

Important Notice:  Please send in 2 brown paper grocery bags so we can cover our textbooks by Friday, Aug. 17.


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 October 10.  Your student’s Reading Level Range is 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 for book recommendations and AR levels.

Calling All Super Readers! Be on the lookout for Mrs. Atkinson’s Super Hero Readers’ Wall outside the Media Center! Students will be rewarded after successfully scoring 80% or higher on 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or more books this year!

This year, each class will create a Gift Basket to raffle after all Masses, and during the Fall Festival on October 20. It is a wonderful fundraiser for Blessed Trinity, and the proceeds directly benefit our students. The Fourth Grade class will create a Jaguar Basket.  I am requesting that each family donate one brand new basket item. Use your creativity…anything Jaguar will do!  As always, any contribution is very much appreciated. Thank you for your continued support. Please send in basket items by Sept.28.


English: Thursday, Aug. 23, Declarative & Interrogative Sentences

Reading: Friday, Aug. 24, Because of Winn Dixie

Spelling: Friday, Aug. 24

Religion: Tuesday, Aug. 28, Chapter 1

Vocab Workshop: Wednesday, Aug. 29, Unit 1

Opportunity (Help) Sessions for Grade 4 are held on Wednesdays from 2:50-3:30 for students struggling with Math and/or Reading, beginning Sept. 5.

PE will be on Monday afternoon and Thursday morning. On Mondays, students must wear their regular school uniform and change into PE clothes. On Thursdays, students wear PE clothes to school and then change into their regular school uniforms.  Please place uniforms and sneakers/shoes in a separate bag (no hangers please!) Students should also bring a water bottle and remember NO JEWELRY on PE Days, Lastly, please be sure all of your child’s belongings are clearly labeled!

My Classroom Discipline Plan is linked below for your review.   This webpage is updated every Friday.

Feel free to contact me for any reason, through the Student Planner or e-mail


Aug. 28: Individual Picture Day

Aug. 28: Open House 6:00

Aug. 31: Dismissal at 11:30

Sept. 5: No School Labor Day

Sept. 20: First Quarter Progress Reports

Sept 28: Dismissal at 12:15





The following websites are available for additional practice:

Religion:  *click on We Believe Grade 4

Math:  *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:  **scroll to “Student & Family Resources”; *click “Let’s Go” in the purple box; *click Vocabulary Workshop Grades 1-12; *click Vocabulary Workshop “orange”