Pre-Kindergarten

clark@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

“Follow the Son”

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” ~ John 8:12

 

AUGUST 2021

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 with letters Aa and Bb, and analyze likenesses and differences among objects and pictures.  As September approaches, our first theme will be “All About Me/My Five Senses.”  Additionally in September, the color red, circles, and  letters Cc, Dd, and Ee, 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 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.  We also ask that you please pack an extra mask (or two) inside the backpack.

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

Don’t be left out!

PURCHASE YOUR YEARBOOKS BEFORE MARCH 18TH.

Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

Type in the school ID Code: 3860621

Order securely online using the above link.

Have a question?

Ask me, Mrs. Miller

miller@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.com

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

 

Posted 2/2/21

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  • Last call to order yearbooks before the price increases. Get your yearbook now for $35 before January 31st.
  • It is Read-a-thon time! If your student has not registered for the Read-a-thon, register today!
  • We are so proud of our readers and thankful for the donations!!!

 

Mrs. Miller

Media Specialist

miller@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Posted 1/26/21

 

 

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Deadline for the yearbook ads has moved to January 1st. This link will take you to the Lifetouch website to purchase and design your ad.

Please email me with any questions.

Yearbook Ad info 2020-2021

Mrs. Miller

Media Specialist

miller@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Posted 12/17/20

 

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Hello! This link will take you to the yearbook ad information. Deadline is by December 1, 2020.

Please email me with any questions.

Yearbook Ad info 2020-2021

Mrs. Miller

Media Specialist

Posted 10/19/20

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ATTENTION:

8TH GRADE PARENTS

It is that time of year to pick your favorite photo of your 8th grader for the “Guess who?” yearbook page.

Do not be left out! Email me the picture by Nov. 1st.

Go ahead and check it off your to-do list before the holidays.

Requirements:

  • Email me back letting me know you have read this flyer.
  • Email me the picture in JPEG or TIFF format only. No pdf’s please.
  • When emailing the photo, in the subject line, write Baby with your child’s name. Ex.) Baby photo: John Smith
  • Have questions? I am here to help.

 

miller@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

 

Thank you and have a blessed day!

Mrs. Miller

Yearbook Advisor

 

 

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PICTURE DAY IS COMING! 

Tuesday, September 8th

Guess what? You can now order online through Lifetouch. So stay tuned!

  • All the information you need will be on the form that is sent home.
  • So be on the lookout and check those backpacks.

Posted 8/21/20

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Welcome to Middle School Media Research & Technology!

miller@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

My name is Mrs. Miller. I am excited to be at Blessed Trinity Catholic School. We are going to have a great year!

Key points to remember when in the Library Media Center (L.M.C.):

  • Always stay socially distanced no matter where you are in the L.M.C.
  • Use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the room.
  • Always wear your mask.
  • Keep your hands to yourself.
  • Stay in your assigned seat. To get a book or move around the room, you will be called when it is your turn.
  • For both classes, always enter the room through the L.M.C. entrance door.

Grades:

  • You will get one grade for both Technology and Media Research.
  • Projects will be 100 points.
  • Classwork will be up to 25 points.
  • Participation will be 10 points.

Schoology:

  • All communication will be through Schoology.
  • Some classwork and assignments will be turned in through Schoology.
  • Please check for updates and assignment information often.

 

Posted 8/13/2020

Sra. Veronica Bolado

email: bolado@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org


Bienvenidos! Welcome!

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 (2019-2020) 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 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 2nd grade :”The Complete Book Of Spanish” published by Carlson -Dellosa.

3rd grade: “Discovering Languages: Spanish” published by An Amsco.

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

SPA INFo

 


Physical Education & Health:  2020-2021

Mrs. McGuire

                                           Teacher Web Pages Physical Education Department

WHAT IS PE GOING TO LOOK LIKE THIS YEAR?

Using the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control for both youth sports and classrooms, the following guidelines have been implemented:

  1. ALL students will WEAR THEIR PE UNIFORM TO SCHOOL on their scheduled PE days.NO STUDENTS will be changing into PE uniforms at school.
  2. All PE classes will be held outside, pending weather.
  3. PE classes will be held in various locations around campus including the parking lot, basketball court, and soccer field.
  4. Masks must be worn to and from all PE classes, however, will not be worn during PE class. Masks will be placed on an assigned number.
  5. Hand sanitizer will be used prior to class and before placing masks back on at the end of class.
  6. Students will be kept 6’ apart to ensure social distancing. Students will be assigned a number, letter, and color to help with social distancing in all locations.
  7. Equipment will not be used unless a 1:1 ratio of student to equipment can be implemented.
  8. All equipment will be sanitized immediately following use.
  9. All students MUST bring a water bottle to class that is labeled with their name. Water bottles will be placed on an assigned number.

WHAT WILL STUDENTS DO IN PE THIS YEAR?

Activities such as team sports and games will not be possible due to the lack of social distancing and sharing of equipment.  However, there is still a lot that we can do to have fun!  It is up to the students to be respectful, responsible, and safe!  As students learn to move within their assigned space, we will be able to add more activities and leave our spaces……but this will take practice and time!

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!

We are learning as we go, and I will do my very best to keep your child safe and active during this challenging time!  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

 

 

 

    Get your YEARBOOKS!!!!
    Don’t be left out!
    PURCHASE YOUR YEARBOOKS BEFORE MARCH 18TH.
    • Go to

https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

  •  Type in the school ID Code: 3860621

Posted March 2, 2021

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  • Last call to order yearbooks before the price increases.
  • Get your yearbook now for $35 before January 31st.
  • It is Read-a-thon time! If your student has not registered for the Read-a-thon, register today!
  • We are so proud of our readers and thankful for the donations!!!
  • Go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJobType in the school ID Code: 3860621

 

Mrs. Miller

Media Specialist

miller@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Posted 1/26/21

 

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Media Research

miller@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Hello! This is a friendly reminder that yearbooks and ads are available for purchase online.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Posted 10/19/20

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Distance Learners,

This is the link for the AR tests.

https://global-zone52.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/1293466

Posted 9/17/20


PICTURE DAY IS COMING! 

Tuesday, September 8th

Guess what? You can now order online through Lifetouch. So stay tuned!

  • All the information you need will be on the form that is sent home.
  • So be on the lookout and check those backpacks.

Posted 8/21/20

 

Welcome to the Library Media Center!

My name is Mrs. Miller. I have been a Media Specialist for 6 years. I am married with three children and have two dogs. I am excited to be at Blessed Trinity. Most of all, I am excited about getting to know all of you. We are going to have a great year reading, researching, typing, and using our technology skills.

Key Points to remember when in the Library Media Center (L.M.C.):

  • Always stay socially distanced no matter where you are in the L.M.C.
  • Use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the room.
  • Always wear your mask.
  • Keep your hands to yourself.
  • Stay in your assigned seat. To get a book or move around the room, you will be called when it is your turn.

Book cleaning:

  • It is important for each student to keep their checked-out books clean.
  • Before reading the book, make sure your hands have been washed or have used hand sanitizer.
  • Do not share your book with anyone else. When you are finished with your book, make sure you put it back in your backpack.
  • When the books are returned to me, I will wipe the covers down and then they will sit for a week before being placed back on the library shelves.
  • I will be doing everything possible to keep the Library Media Center clean. The effort of the student’s book care is very important.  Keeping their books clean, ultimately, helps us all.

What I expect from you:

Be Respectful. Be willing to give your best every day. Ask Questions. Be Persistent with your effort.

Definition of effort

1: conscious exertion of powerhard work

//a job requiring time and effort

“Effort.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/effort.

No matter what your current ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment – Carol Dweck

 

Mrs. Miller

Media Specialist

Blessed Trinity Catholic School

miller@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Posted: 8/18/20

 

Mrs. Strandes


Welcome back parents and students to a new school year at B.T.C.S –

Lots of energy and creativity will be seen and felt as we reconnect, express, imagine, learn and have fun creating in the art room!

The ART ROOM will respectfully and safely adhere to CDC guidelines:

  • 6 ft. social distancing will be practiced in transition to & from class.
  • Masks are worn to, from & during art class.
  • Seating at the art table is spaced safely, 3 students per table, personal plastic partitions used for safe distancing & hygiene.  Students will have assigned seating.
  • Each student will use hand sanitizer upon arrival & dismissal of art class.
  • Art tables will be sanitized between each class visit to the art room.
  • Students will receive their own personal art supply bag, labeled & stored for each art class.

ART ROOM MOTTO

  I am Calm

I am Respectful

I am Encouraging

I am Attentive

I am Talented

I am Excited about ART!

I look forward to working and supporting your child this school year!

Mrs. Strandes