Blessed Trinity Catholic School

Mrs. Haynes

email: haynes@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org


Updated: February 16, 2019

SAVE THOSE BOX TOPS! The classes are currently competing to see who can turn in the most Box Tops. The winning classroom wins either a pizza party or an ice cream party. Send the Box Tops to school with your child in a Ziploc bag labeled “5th grade”. The competition is until Wednesday, Feb 27th. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents to school.

Information for the Tropicana Speech Contest was sent home Wednesday. The topic this year is: A Hero in American History.  Students must turn in their speech topic by Wednesday, February 13th. The other important dates are as follows:

First Round Practice Speeches——Feb.25-Mar. 1

Second Round Speeches———–Mar. 4 – 8

Third Round Speeches ———— Mar. 11-14

Final Round, (top three 5th graders & 4th graders compete)—–Mar. 26

At the end of this month, we will begin the Terra Nova Assessment which replaces the IOWA TEST. Students will be testing first thing in the morning, so plan now by not scheduling any appointments in the morning that will cause your child to arrive late between Feb. 25- March 8.  Thank you in advance for taking this into account. Your child will score better on the test if they take it during the normal administration times with their class rather than being pulled from a resource class to make it up at a later date.

 

School Events:

Monday, February 18, 2019 ————- SCHOOL CLOSED…..President’s Day

 

Upcoming Tests, Quizzes, and Projects:

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 ———— Reading, “Exploding Ants” TEST

Friday, February 22, 2019 ————- Vocab, Unit 14 TEST

Monday, February 25, 2019 ———- Reading, 3rd Quarter AR Book in A Bag Project due

———- Spelling List 19 TEST, Suffixes

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: Any student choosing to not follow the above will complete a Behavior Notification Slip informing their parent of conduct for that day. This slip must be signed by a parent and returned the next day. An accumulation of these slips will affect the student’s conduct grade for the quarter.

— Verbal Warning

— Name in book

— Lose recess minutes

— Silent lunch and inform the assistant principal

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