Pre-Kindergarten

clark@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

“Serve the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful song.”

                                   Psalm 100:2

AUGUST 2022

Dear Families,

Welcome to Pre-Kindergarten at Blessed Trinity Catholic School!  We are looking forward to working with you and your child.  It will be an exciting school year, packed with fun-filled learning experiences and activities!

Throughout the school year, our class will focus upon learning to identify the letters of the alphabet and learning to produce the unique sound(s) of each individual letter.  Our literacy program will help the children develop phonological awareness (awareness of sounds in spoken words).  The program will also help expand vocabulary, and assist students in developing comprehension skills in reading.

During the school year, the Pre-K class will explore numbers from one to fifteen and learn to recognize a variety of colors and shapes.  Students will also learn about God’s everlasting love through Bible stories, songs, and various projects.

There will be a new classroom theme each month.  Together, we will explore many interesting topics.  During the first few weeks of school, we will be busy establishing our classroom routines.  The children will be learning about our rules and procedures in the classroom and around the school.  We will begin our alphabet study, starting with the letter Aa.  As September approaches, our first theme will be “All About Me/My Five Senses.”  Additionally in September, the color red, circles, and  letters Bb, Cc, and Dd, and the number zero will all be introduced.

In order to create a warm, caring and safe environment in the classroom, we will be asking the Pre-K students to follow five simple rules.  This will allow the children to know what is expected of them on a daily basis.  The five rules are as follows:

          1.  Use kind words – “Love other people and be kind.”
               Luke 6:27
          2.  Use your listening ears (follow directions) – “God gave us ears to hear… “
               Proverbs 20: 12
          3.  Use your walking feet (no running inside the classroom or school building).
          4.  Use helping hands – “Help one another.”  Galations 5:13
          5.  Do not hurt others – “Do to others as you want them to do to you.”  Luke 6:31

At the start of the school year, each student will be given a clear plastic folder.  Your child will be bringing it home every day.  You may see notes and updates from the teachers and from the school, as well as your child’s completed classwork assignments and art projects.  Since teacher and parent communication is very important, we ask that you please examine and empty the folder’s contents daily, and have your child return the folder to school on the following day.  Please feel free to drop a note in the folder, if you have any questions or concerns.

The Pre-K class has many resources (“specials”) each week.  P.E. class is scheduled for every Monday.  Please make sure your child wears his/her school uniform or PE uniform and tennis shoes.  No school shoes are required on this day.  Tennis shoes must be worn in order for your child to participate in P.E.  Girls are encouraged to wear shorts under their jumpers.  Music class is every Tuesday.  Library Day/Media is scheduled for every Wednesday.  Please remember to place your child’s library book in their folder or backpack, so they may be able to check out a new book.  The children go to the playground Tuesday through Friday.

As a reminder, we ask families to label all of your child’s outerwear (sweaters, jackets, vests, hats, scarves, etc.) and belongings (backpacks, water bottles, etc.)  Those children who plan to be here for lunch ( in Early Birds or Lunch Bunch), we also ask that their first and last names are written on their lunchboxes.

Each day students should bring in a full water bottle.  Please make sure it is one that your child can easily open and close, and that is no larger than 2 1/2″ in diameter.  Additionally, we ask that your child always has an extra change of clothing inside his/her backpack, since spills and accidents often occur in preschool.

If you have any questions or concerns, or need further information, you may place a note in your child’s folder or contact us via email.

Welcome again to Blessed Trinity Catholic School and to the Pre-K program!

                                          May God Bless Our School Year Together!
                                            Mrs. Meg Clark & Mrs. Susan DeFreitas

Mrs. Susan and I send a very heart felt “Thank YOU!” for all the cards and chocolate we received for Valentine’s Day. We are very blessed to share part of our day with the Pre-Kindergarten children.  This week they learned all about the letter Vv and how Valentine’s let us share with our family and friends how much they mean to us all.

Thank you also for those who have shared some spare change to fill our “Baby Bottle for Babies”. We have next week to continue the collection to help mothers and babies in need. We have also been presented with a challenge to collect as many Box Tops for Education we can. Please cut them out of the many products which support this program.

As a reminder there is no school on Monday, February 18th as we celebrate President’s Day. Enjoy the long weekend and we look forward to seeing the children on Tuesday.

Ms. Stahmer

Sra. Veronica Bolado

email: bolado@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org


Spanish Class: Bienvenidos!

Welcome to Spanish class! Speaking other languages gives ONLY benefits, including the skill to communicate with more people, to understand the enriching aspects of other societies, and to stay competitive in a world of globalization.

In order to enhance our foreign language program, this school year (2022-2023) we will continue with Middle School students mid-term and final exams for Spanish.

I highly recommend for all the students to practice at home and refresh vocabulary with the Duolingo app (free).

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at: bolado@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Best regards,

Señora B.

K- 5th grade

Materials: red plastic folder and pencil box.

Grading Policy:

  • 30% folder completed and neat.
  • 30% class participation and homework.
  •  40% tests and quizzes.

Text Books: provided by the school.

1st and 3rd grade :”The Complete Book Of Spanish” published by Carlson -Dellosa.

4th grade: “Spanish is Fun” published by An Amsco. Book A.

5th grade: “Spanish is Fun” published bt An Amsco. Book A. Second part.

Middle School

 


Physical Education & Health:  2021-2022

Mrs. McGuire

WHAT IS PE GOING TO LOOK LIKE THIS YEAR?

  1. ALL students should WEAR THEIR PE UNIFORM TO SCHOOL on their scheduled PE days. NO STUDENTS will be changing into PE uniforms at school.
  2. Students in Pre-Kindergarten through 1st grade MUST WEAR SNEAKERS on their PE days in order to participate.  Girls should wear shorts under their jumper.
  3. PE class will primarily be held outside, pending weather, at the following locations: soccer field, basketball court, or parking lot.
  4. Masks should be worn to and from all PE classes, however, will not be required to be worn during PE class.
  5. Hand sanitizer will be used at the beginning and end of each class.
  6. All equipment will be sanitized immediately following use.
  7. All students MUST bring a water bottle to class that is labeled with their name.

WHAT WILL STUDENTS DO IN PE THIS YEAR?

The OLYMPICS are coming to Blessed Trinity this year!  Throughout the entire first quarter, students will learn and practice five sports to allow them to achieve their dream of making the Olympics.  Olympic Trials will take place in late September with the official Olympics kicking off in October.

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!

As we continue to progress through these challenging days, I will do my very best to keep your child both active and healthy!  Physical activity is not only an important part of your child’s physical health but vital for their mental health as well.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I look forward to seeing your child and being active with our EAGLES once again!

Mrs. McGuire ~ mcguire@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Hello!

Thank you for visiting the Music homepage. Check back throughout the school year for updates, links to songs, even some sneak peeks into class!  Let me know if you have any questions or comments:)

I look forward to starting my third year here at Blessed Trinity!

Musically,

Mrs. Blind

blind@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

 

Music Rules 

Make good choices

Use kind words

Show respect

Involve yourself

Care for our room and instruments

 

Classroom Management Policy 

Students are expected to stay in their assigned (and socially distanced) spot for the majority of class, unless we are doing a movement activity. If a student is in violation of the Music rules, he/she gets one warning. The second warning, the student must take some time to regroup in the “rest area” which is by the risers. If there is a third warning, the student will be sent to the office and will be reflected in his/her music grade.

Happy Notes!

Every class, I will choose two or three students whose behavior and participation stood out and they will receive a happy note! (Every student in every class will receive a happy note before the end of the school year.)

 

 

 

Mrs. Strandes

Art Class 2022-2023

 

 

 

 

 

Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful song.

Psalm 100.2 

 

Welcome students to an “EPIC” art school year, starring the students at Blessed Trinity Catholic School!

Our “EPIC” art curriculum will be filled with engaging, creative projects that will be fun and challenging to keep us busy throughout the school year!

I look forward to working with each of you !

 

 

 

 

 

ART ROOM MOTTO

  I am Calm

I am Respectful

I am Encouraging

I am Attentive

I am Talented

I am Excited about ART!

 

Mrs. Strandes

Welcome Back!

Social Studies and Literature

Mrs. Satkoff

email: satkoff@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Opportunity Session:  Wednesdays

Updated August 10, 2022.

 Welcome to the 2022-2023 School year!

Serve the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful song.” Psalm 100:2

Curriculum Social Studies

6th Grade:  Ancient World History

7th Grade:  Civics with Economics

8th Grade:  American History

Grading for Social Studies and Literature

Grading is done on a point system.

Tests and Projects will be 100 points.

Quizzes can be 10-50 points depending on the type.

Classwork is 5-25 points.

Homework is 5 points.

Some assignments will be started in class and finished at home.  These assignments will count as classwork.

 

Schoology

All assignments, tests, and quizzes in Social Studies will have information on Schoology.  Students should check their calendar for upcoming due items and assessments.

 

 

“Serve the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful song.”

Psalm 11:2

Welcome to Middle School Math!

Classroom Rules:

“The 5 Ps”

Prompt: Be on time, enter the classroom quietly, turn in homework, and immediately go to your assigned seat.

Prepared: Bring all materials, necessary work, and proper uniform every day. Materials include charged iPad, notebook, and school supplies. Please note that late assignments received the next day will receive half credit for the first quarter. No late assignments accepted after the first quarter.

Productive: Maximize learning time by staying on task, following directions, and remaining seated unless you’ve been given permission to get up. Grades will be based on the point system. More information about the point system can be found on the BTCS website.

Polite: Be nice to everyone. Respect yourself, your classmates, your teacher, and your classroom. Keep your hands, feet, and object to yourself.

Patient: Wait respectfully and calmly for your turn. Listen when someone is talking.

Grading

The grading system for this class is called the Total Points System. It requires a simple understanding of addition and division and does not involve weighted assignments or category percentages.

Each assignment or assessment is assigned a total number of points. The student’s overall grade is calculated dividing the total points earned by the total possible points. To assure that homework and quizzes are not valued the same as tests and major assignments, their respective point values are adjusted to coincide with the amount of content covered.

Schoology

Schoology is the educational platform used by BTCS. The Schoology app can be accessed via your parent account. What you can find on Schoology:

  1. Course Content
  2. Homework Assignments and Due Dates
  3. Quiz Review and Quiz Dates
  4. Exam Review and Exam Dates

Absence

Students have the same number of days that he/she was absent to make up work. Absent work should be submitted via email instead of Schoology.

Opportunity Sessions

Opportunity Sessions for math will be held every Tuesday from 2:50 pm – 3:30 pm in room 210. Students not picked up by 3:30 pm will be signed into extended care.

 

Mrs. Hoyos

hoyos@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org