‘Those who trust in the Lord…

will soar on wings like eagles.”

Based on Isaiah 40:31



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 will learn  to produce the unique sound(s) of each individual letter.  Our literacy program will help the children develop phonological awareness (the ability to recognize and manipulate the spoken parts of sentences and 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 numbers zero and one 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


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:

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:  2023 – 2024

Mrs. McGuire


  1. ALL STUDENTS (VPK – 8th) should WEAR THEIR PE UNIFORM TO SCHOOL on their scheduled PE days.
  2. All students MUST bring a water bottle to class that is labeled with their name.


Students will be participating in stations or games to help teach or refine skills needed to actively and successfully participate in the following sports: volleyball, soccer, softball, and basketball.  Students in grades PK – 4th grade will primarily use stations to learn and refine skills while students in 5th – 8th grade will engage in either a modified version or full version of the sport.

 I look forward to teaching your child and being active with our EAGLES!

Mrs. McGuire ~


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 2023-2024

“Those who trust in the Lord……will soar on wings like eagles.”

Based on Isaiah 40:31

“Once an Eagle, always an Eagle.”  BTCS Celebrating 25 years.



Welcome to the art room!  This school year students will be creating art through the EASE Curriculum, Exploring Art Supplies through Environments.  This curriculum focuses on art skills while exploring artistic abilities through different art mediums.  Students will express themselves authentically and have fun in the creative process.

Students are expected to follow art room procedures and classroom expectations.  I look forward to a successful, creative school year!




  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


Opportunity Session:  Wednesdays

 Welcome to the 2023-2024 School year!

“Those who trust in the Lord…will soar on wings like eagles.”  Isaiah 40:31

“Once and Eagle, always an Eagle”  Celebrating 25 years

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.



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



Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! I am beyond excited to begin another exciting school year of learning and growing both academically and spiritually. 



My teaching philosophy incorporates an array of teaching methodologies that integrates a multi-sensory approach to mathematics and a deeper understanding of concepts by continually aligning the standards to real world scenarios. 




Respect and Responsibility: 

  • Treat all classmates, teachers, and staff with kindness and respect. 
  • Take responsibility for your actions, words, and belongings. 
  • Listen actively when others are speaking and raise your hand to contribute. 

Punctuality and Preparedness: 

  • Arrive to class on time with all necessary materials. 
  • Complete and submit assignments by the given deadlines. 
  • Be ready to engage in learning from the moment the class begins. 

Active Participation: 

  • Engage actively in class discussions, activities, and group work. 
  • Ask questions, seek clarification, and share your thoughts and ideas. 
  • Participate in a positive and meaningful way, contributing to the learning environment. 

Academic Integrity: 

  • Always do your own work and give credit to others’ ideas when using them. 
  • Avoid cheating, plagiarism, and any form of dishonesty in your academic pursuits. 

Organization and Neatness: 

  • Keep your workspace clean, organized, and free of distractions. 
  • Maintain an orderly and organized arrangement for your materials and belongings. 

Effort and Growth: 

  • Strive to do your best and put in consistent effort in your studies. 
  • Embrace challenges as opportunities for growth and learning. 
  • Learn from mistakes and setbacks, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. 





Point System Grading: 

  • Scoring Basis: A point system assigns a specific number of points to each assignment, test, or project based on its difficulty and significance. 
  • Total Points: Throughout the grading period, you accumulate points from all completed assignments and assessments. 
  • Calculation: Your grade is determined by the total points you earned divided by the maximum points possible. 
  • Fairness: Each assignment’s point value reflects its importance, ensuring that major assessments have a greater impact on your grade. 
  • Focus on Mastery: Point systems emphasize mastery of content rather than the specific number of assignments completed. 


  • About: Schoology is an online platform designed to facilitate digital learning, communication, and collaboration between educators, students, and parents. 
  • Course Management: All course content including assignments and assessments will be managed via Schoology. 
  • Calendar and Notifications: The platform offers a calendar feature to keep track of assignments, due dates, and events, coupled with notification alerts. 
  • Parent Access: Parents can create accounts to monitor their child’s academic progress, view assignments, grades, and communication from teachers. 




  • RenWeb:  RenWeb is the official gradebook used by BTCS. Checking grades online provides you with real-time insights into your child’s academic progress. It’s an effective way to stay informed about their achievements and areas that may need extra attention. By regularly reviewing their grades, you can offer timely support and celebrate their accomplishments, contributing to their overall success in school. 
  • Missing Assignments: Math assignments are critical practice to ensure understanding of material. A student will receive a referral for every 3 missed assignments. 
  • Late Assignments: For the first grading period, late assignments will be accepted for half credit if received the following school day. Late assignments will not be accepted after the first grading period.  
  • Absences: 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. 

Those who trust in the Lord …will soar on wings like eagles.”  Isaiah 40:31 

Mrs. Hoyos