blessed trinity catholic school

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

October 11, 2018

Dear Families,

Many thanks to all of you who donated a Jaguar item for our raffle basket! Look for our basket after all Masses, and at the Fall Festival.

Grades 4 and 5 will have two field trips in November.  We will see an Icemen hockey game/STEM Challenge on Thursday, Nov. 8.  Students wear the regular dress uniform and a school jacket or sweaterThanks to Megan’s dad and Ayleen’s mom for chaperoning for us!

Our next field trip will be the Top to Bottom Walking Tour of Downtown Jacksonville on Thursday, Nov. 15. Permission forms will be sent home in the Yellow Weekly Folder on Monday. Permission Forms and $19.00 are due by Nov. 2.  I will need 3 chaperones for this field trip, so if you are an eligible volunteer and would like to join us for the day, please let me know! Chaperone cost is $15.00.

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for the afternoons of Oct. 18 and 19. Your scheduled 15-minute conference time was sent home last Friday in your child’s Red Folder. Please let me know via e-mail or the planner if you cannot keep your appointment time, and I will reschedule it for you. I can also meet at 7:20 on Thursday and Friday morning.

SLA will be holding its annual week-long food drive, “Cookies for Cans”. Students may bring in a canned food October 15 – 19 and receive a cookie at lunch. All cans collected will be given to the Blessed Trinity food bank.

Health Awareness Week (HAW) is October 22-26. This year’s Theme is: KIND is Cool!  Be KIND to your body physically, mentally, and spiritually! Important dates are as follows:

Oct. 15: HAW Posters due

Oct. 19: Students are asked to bring in TWO 30” square pieces of fleece fabric so we can make blankets for the homeless in our area. The fabric is available at Walmart, or any craft or fabric store.  

Monday, Oct. 22: PE Uniform & PINK; Kick-off Rally

Tuesday, Oct. 23: Wear PE Uniform & carry dress uniform & GREEN; Heart Healthy Eating

Wednesday, Oct. 24: Dress uniform and carry sneakers & RED; Game Challenges

Thursday, Oct. 25: PE Uniform & PURPLE; Yoga for Kids

Friday, Oct. 26: Dress Uniform & ORANGE; Living Rosary


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 Dec. 7.  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

Students must wear jeans and sneakers with socks on Eagle t-shirt days. If an Eagle t-shirt day falls on a PE Day, PE Uniforms must be worn in PE class, and students will change on Mondays and Thursdays, as usual. 


Math: Thursday, Oct. 18, Chapter 4 Quiz

Reading: Friday, Oct. 19, Scene Two

Spelling: Friday, Oct. 19


Oct. 11- End of 1st Quarter

Oct. 12- No School

Oct. 18 & 19- Parent/Teacher Conferences

Oct. 24- A & AB Honors Mass

Oct. 22-26- 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. Please write a note in the Planner if you would like your student to attend.

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





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”