Blessed Trinity Catholic School

Mrs. Haynes

email: haynes@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org


“I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.”    John 13:34

Updated: March 21, 2020

We are three days in to our distance learning and I’m sure many of you still have questions. Unfortunately, we do not have a lot of answers to those questions. Everything changes daily. What I know and can tell you is that the Diocese has adjusted Easter Break. April 7th is the first day of our break and we are scheduled to return Thursday, April 16. We will have work packet drop offs & pick ups on Mondays from 6:30 AM until 11:00 AM. There will not be access to the classroom at this time. Scheduled dates are: Monday, March 30th and Monday April 6th. Because Easter Break is scheduled to begin Tuesday, April 7th there will not be much in the pick up packet.

This coming week we will begin Zoom office hours and  learning sessions. Parents will receive an email inviting the student to participate in one of two sessions with their teacher. It is a secure online meeting site reserved only for the teacher and the class. This is one way we can communicate with our class as a whole group and answer questions and teach.

We will try to reschedule the St. Augustine trip, but if that proves to be impossible, money will be returned. Mrs. Gunning and I have talked about going next year and maybe including  next year’s “6th”grade with 4th and 5th grade. It would all depend on the numbers though.

I know this isn’t an easy time for any of us. We are all experiencing something our world has never gone through before and hopefully will never have to do again. Please try to maintain a daily schedule for your child and stick to usual schooltime bedtimes. When your child complains about not being able to go anywhere or doing things with their friends come up with games to play at home: build forts, scavenger hunts, write letters to family or friends, write a journal about what is happening, try to invent a new game, etc…

Important Dates to Remember:

Monday, March 23, 2020……………… return work packet & pick up new work for the week of 3/23-2/27

Monday, March 30, 2020 ……………… return work packet & pick up new work for the week of 3/30-4/3

Monday, April 6, 2020…………………… return work packet & pick up work for Monday, April 6th

 

Upcoming Tests, Quizzes, and Projects:

Monday, March 23, 2020 —————-  Math QUIZ, Chapter 14, Lessons 5-9

—————- Science Extended Assignment ……. consists of various assignments that are to be completed & turned in together next Monday in the packet. Counts as a TEST grade for the Mixtures & Changes Unit.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 —————- Reading TEST, “why is the World Green?”

————— Religion TEST, Chapters 20 & 21, Lent & Triduum

Accelerated Reader:”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 range is written in the back of his/her Planner. Reading levels will be adjusted throughout the year.  Three AR Tests with a minimum score of 80% are due at the end of each quarter.  Please encourage your child NOT to wait until the last-minute! Be sure to check out `ARBookFind.com for book recommendations and AR levels.

Homework Policy:

— Neatly done and complete.

— If collected, the student’s name must be on the top right corner to receive full credit.

— If there is no name, there is no credit. Students are reminded to write their name before they turn anything in and it is the first direction given for tests.

— All Math homework is to be done in pencil, never in pen.

— A student will complete a Homework Notice for any assignment that receives a zero. This notice explains why the assignment received a zero and must be signed by a parent and returned the next day.  If the assignment is attached with the situation corrected, the student will receive 50% credit on that assignment instead of a zero.

Class Rules:

— Have all needed books, notebooks, spirals, and supplies at your desk for the portion of day because you will not be allowed to return to the cubby to get something.

— Respect all adults, faculty, staff, volunteers, and students. Speak kindly and treat each other as you want to be treated.

— Raise your hand to ask or answer a question.

— Pencils are to be sharpened at the beginning of the day OR during classwork time.

— Transition quietly from one subject to the next.

—- Remain in your sit. If you need to use the bathroom or get up for another reason, raise your hand to ask for permission.

Class Rules Violations:

— Verbal Warning

— Name in book

— Lose recess minutes

— Inform the assistant principal: a consequence may result

Resource Schedule:

Monday————- Art

Tuesday ———— PE……..Students come to school dressed in their PE uniform and bring the school uniform.  They will change into the school uniform after lunch.

               ———— Spanish

Wednesday ——–Music

Thursday ———– PE ……….Students come to school dressed in their PE uniform and bring the school uniform.  They will change into the school uniform after lunch.

Friday————— Media & Technology …….This is taught as one class period block of time.

The following websites are available for additional practice:

Religion:  religion.sadlierconnect.com

Click on the book with our cover (purple)

Click on the Home button, then the purple box in the lower right

Social Studies: www.sfsocialstudies.com

Vocabulary: www.sadlierconnect.com

Click on the Home button, then the purple box in the lower right