4th Grade

blessed trinity catholic school

February 16, 2018

Dear Families,

Enjoy your long weekend!

Please send us your Box Tops! The class with the most Box Tops by Feb. 23 will win a reward….and Grade 4 REALLY likes to win!

Grades 1-4 will visit the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens on Thursday, April 12. We will leave Blessed Trinity at 8:30 and return by 2:00. Student cost is $16.50, which includes bus transportation, Zoo entrance, String Ray Bay, Butterfly Hollow, and an educational workshop. Unfortunately, per Jacksonville Zoo policy, Season Passes for chaperones and children may not be used for school field trips.

Please let me know if you would like to chaperone this field trip. Chaperone cost is $19.95 which includes Zoo entrance, Sting Ray Bay, Butterfly Hollow and the educational workshop. All chaperones must have the appropriate eligible volunteer documentation on file in the Office.

Permission Forms and payment for students and chaperones are due on or before March 7.

Please join us for Stations of the Cross every Thursday at 2:15 beginning Feb. 15.

This year’s Tropicana Speech Contest topic for Grade 4: A Great Place to Visit in Florida!

Please see the letter in your child’s Red Folder for more information.

The timeline is as follows:    Topic due on or before Feb. 21

                                                First Round Practice Speeches Mar. 13-16

                                                Second Round Graded Speeches Mar. 19-23

                                                Third Round Speeches Mar. 26 (if necessary)

                                                Final Round March 27                                                                                                                                                              

February’s Habit of the Mind: Thinking Interdependently!


Social Studies: Wednesday, Feb. 21, FL on the Move (p. 102-105)

Religion: Thursday, Feb. 22, Chapter 15

Reading: Friday, Feb. 23, Seeker of Knowledge

Spelling: Friday, Feb. 23



Feb. 19: No School

Feb. 21: Confessions

March 5-9: Iowa (IA) Assessment

Mar. 9: 12:15 Dismissal

Marr. 12: No School

Mar. 15: Third Quarter Report Cards

Mar. 29- Apr. 6: Easter Break

Apr. 12: Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens Field Trip

Apr. 20: 12:15 Dismissal

Apr. 29: Fourth Quarter Progress Reports

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 Friday, March 2.  Please encourage your child NOT to wait until the last minute! Be sure to check out ARBookFind.com for book recommendations and AR levels.

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.




The following websites are available for additional practice:

Vocabulary: vocabularyworkshop.com/orange

Everything: www.khanacademy.org