Welcome Back!

Social Studies and Literature

Mrs. Satkoff

email: satkoff@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Opportunity Session:  Wednesdays

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

Curriculum Social Studies

6th Grade:  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.

I am excited for the 2021-2022 year.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

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 the science lab. Students not picked up by 3:30 pm will be signed into extended care.

Zoom Login Information – Access to zoom lessons must be approved by Ms. Davis

Meeting ID: 251 637 8484

 

Mrs. Hoyos

hoyos@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

 

English & Literature, Middle School

volpi@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Day and Time of Help Sessions:  Help session will meet in the Science Lab on Monday, 2:50-3:30 p.m.  Students not picked up by 3:30 pm will signed into extended care.

Class Rules and Expectations:  Each student is expected to:  1.)  Be punctual to each class meeting.  2.)  Be properly dressed in school uniform; 3.) Have available all class materials (notebook, iPad, blue or black ink pen and/or pencil, etc..); 4.) Participate in class activities (please raise your hand until called on); 5.) Respect one another by being polite, civil and courteous.

 

Assignments and Assessments:  These are accessed and completed via the Schoology app, which is on your iPad.  Assignment due dates are posted therein.  It is the student’s responsibility to stay abreast of all upcoming assignments and assessments via the calendar.

Grades:  Each assignment is worth a total of (see below) points.  The student’s total course grade is determined by dividing the student’s overall earned points by the total amount of available course points.

  • Tests and Major Assignments:  up to 100 points
  • Quizzes:  up to 50 points
  • Class and Homework:  5-15 points

*During the first quarter, late work will receive half credit.  After the first quarter, no late work will be accepted.

Absence/Make-up Work Policy:  Students should 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.

Subject Focus:  6th Grade Homeroom, English, and Literature (Section 2); 7th Grade English and Literature (Section 2); and 8th Grade English and Literature

posted 8/02/2021

 

 

Mrs. Haynes

email: haynes@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org


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

Updated: January 16, 2022

In recognition of Catholic Schools Week, students are organizing “Blessing Bags” that will be distributed to underprivileged individuals. Gallon Ziploc bags were given to the 5th grade students and each bag should be returned with the following items: cleansing wipes, toothbrush, travel size toothpaste, travel size Kleenex, travel size deodorant, small bottle of water, small bottle of hand sanitizer, granola bar, & peanut butter crackers (or other type of snack crackers). Students who return the Blessing Bag with all 9 items by Friday, February 4 will receive a 100% project grade in Religion. If a students does not return the bag, it will not effect their Religion grade. Please do not write your name on the bag.

Fifth grade Help Sessions are Thursdays immediately after school. It is for students who are struggling (earning a grade of D or F) and need extra help. Sessions end at 3:30 PM. Any student not picked up by 3:35 will be sent to Extended Day at the parent’s expense.  

Important Dates to Remember:

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2022 —- Eagle T-shirt & jeans

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022 —- Class pictures

SUNDAY, JANUARY 30- FEBRUARY 5, 2022 —– Catholic Schools Week

TESTS, QUIZZES, & PROJECTS:

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Vocab Workshop —— Unit 11 TEST

Friday, January 28, 2022

Math —-Chapter 6 TEST

Social Studies — Unit 5, Lesson 1-2 TEST

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 

               ———— Spanish

Wednesday ——— Music

Thursday ———– PE ……….Students come to school dressed in their PE uniform 

Friday————— Media/Research …….This is taught as one class period block of time.

 


“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

January 21, 2022

Dear Families,

 Catholic Schools’ Week Service Project

Each student will be invited to make a Blessing Bag which will be distributed by BTCC’s Servants of the Servant Ministry to the homeless in Jacksonville.  The children have received a plastic zip lock bag.  We are asking that each bag be filled with a small or travel size of the following items: wipes, toothpaste, toothbrush, Kleenex, deodorant, water bottle, hand sanitizer, and a snack, such as crackers or granola or protein bars.  Each bag will also include a Prayer Card written by our students.

If you would like your child to participate, please return the bag on or before Wednesday, Jan. 26.  Students will earn extra credit in their Religion Participation grade. 

We will NOT have Help Session on Wednesday, Feb. 16.

The Third Quarter AR Snow Globe Book Report is due on or before Feb. 4.

QUESTION:  Is your child completing the assigned IXL Math & Language Arts objectives each week?

TESTS:

Social Studies: Tuesday, Jan. 25, Effects of European Rule (p. 72-76)

Vocab Workshop: Wednesday, Jan. 27, Unit 10

English: Thursday, Jan. 27, Subject-Verb Agreement

Reading: Friday, Jan. 28, Fish for Jimmy

Spelling: Friday, Jan. 28

ACCELERATED READER (AR):

Students are required to read and take a minimum of 3 Accelerated Reader (AR) Tests and corresponding Vocabulary Quizzes (if available…not every book as one) within his/her assigned reading level range, striving for 80% accuracy, by Friday, March 4. Your student’s new Reading Level Range will be written in the back of the Planner upon completion of the STAR Assessment and is adjusted throughout the school year. Please encourage your student NOT to wait until the last minute to complete this AR requirement. Be sure to check out arbookfind.com for book recommendations and AR levels.

Please encourage children to read, read, read….every day! The AR Grade each Quarter is the average of the top 3 test scores.

LOOKING AHEAD:

Wednesday, Jan. 26- Group Class Pictures

Sunday, Jan. 30- Saturday, Feb. 5- Catholic Schools’ Week (more info will follow)

Friday, Feb. 4- 12:15 Dismissal

Thursday, Feb. 10- Third Quarter Progress Reports

Friday, Feb. 18 & Monday, Feb. 21- No School

Tuesday, Feb. 22- Terra Nova Testing Begins

Tuesday, April 5: St. Augustine Field Trip!

ACCELERATED READER (AR):

Students are required to read and take a minimum of 3 Accelerated Reader (AR) Tests and corresponding Vocabulary Quizzes (if available…not every book as one) within his/her assigned reading level range, striving for 80% accuracy, by Friday, March 4.  Your student’s new Reading Level Range will be written in the back of the Planner upon completion of the STAR Assessment and is adjusted throughout the school year. Please encourage your student NOT to wait until the last minute to complete this AR requirement. Be sure to check out arbookfind.com for book recommendations and AR levels.

Please encourage children to read, read, read….every day! The AR Grade each Quarter is the average of the top 3 test scores.

2021-2022 Schedule

The following websites are available for additional practice:

Religion: religion.sadlierconnect.com  *click on We Believe Grade 4

Math: www.sadlierconnect.com  *scroll to “Student & Family Resources”; *click “Let’s Go!” in the purple box; *click Sadlier Math Grades K-6; *click Sadlier Math Grade 4 (orange text)

Vocabulary Workshop: www.sadlierconnect.com  **scroll to “Student & Family Resources”; *click “Let’s Go” in the purple box; *click Vocabulary Workshop Grades 1-12; *click Vocabulary Workshop “orange”

Everything: www.khanacademy.org

ARBookFind.com

 

Third Grade


Mrs. Renee Bascon

email: bascon@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

Updated: January 21, 2022

Happy Weekend 3rd Grade Families,

I am happy with how the Friday Folders (manilla envelopes) are going so far! I hope you agree that this system works well with helping to keep track of all weekly work. 😊

We have been discussing Blessing Bags, our Service Project for Catholic Schools’ Week. Each student has received a large Ziploc bag. Please consider making a Blessing Bag with your child which will be distributed by BTCC’s Servants of the Servant Ministry to the homeless in Jacksonville. We are asking that each bag be filled with a small or travel size of the following items: wipes, toothpaste, toothbrush, Kleenex, deodorant, water bottle, hand sanitizer, and a snack, such as crackers or granola or protein bars. Please don’t put your child’s name on the bag! Our 8th grade students are working on creating prayer cards which will be inserted into each bag. Filled bags are due back by next Friday, 1/28. *Students who participate in this service project will earn 10 extra credit points (added to their lowest test grade in Religion for this quarter).

Remember to have your student practice their multiplication math facts. Besides using flash cards, they can go to ixl.com to practice.  Login to ixl.com. Their user name and password is in their planner. We use ixl in the classroom so they should know how to login and navigate the site. Go to Grade 3. Then go to the multiplication skills (work on any of the F skills: F1-F13).

Please work with your child on how to tie their shoes! A few students have told me that they have never learned.

We are running low on classroom snacks (for those students who forget a snack). We are also running low on large bottles of hand sanitizer. Please send one in this week with your student.

 

Assessments/ Projects this week

Mon., Jan. 24

  • Quiz on Multiplication Concepts Ch. 6 Lessons 1-6

Tues., Jan. 25

  • Constellation Project Due

Fri., Jan. 28

  • Spelling Test, Comprehension, Grammar, and Vocab Test- Unit 3 Less. 5

 

Unit 3 Lesson 5

Vocabulary

  1. Converted (verb) – changed from one thing to another thing
  2. Delicate (adjective) – finely skilled or sensitive
  3. Donned (verb) – put on
  4. Orderly (adverb) – free from disturbance, trouble, or violence
  5. Sweltered (verb) – suffered, sweat, or became faint from heat

 

Spelling

  1. snow
  2. happy
  3. unhappy
  4. town
  5. happier
  6. campers
  7. blue
  8. camping
  9. campus
  10. flew
  11. decamp
  12. refuse
  13. rule
  14. happily
  15. cue
  16. encampment
  17. polluted
  18. tissue

 

Upcoming School Information:

Wednesday, Jan. 26- Group Class Pictures

Sunday, Jan. 30- Saturday, Feb. 5- Catholic Schools’ Week (more info will follow)

Friday, Feb. 4- 12:15 Dismissal

Thursday, Feb. 10- Third Quarter Progress Reports

Monday, Feb. 14- No School

Friday, Feb. 18 & Monday, Feb. 21- No School

Tuesday, Feb. 22- Terra Nova Testing Begins

 

EAGLE T-SHIRT DAYS:  Jan. 20th. Only the new green Eagle t-shirt may be worn with jeans, socks, and sneakers.

NOT an Eagle t-shirt day – Tuesday, January 18th

 

Students must bring a water bottle (no larger than 2 ½ inch diameter) to school to be refilled daily.

We will be continuing to spread out as much as possible and working on keeping the classroom clean and sanitized. I will also make sure each child has a ziploc bag to store their mask in during the school day.

PE-

PE will be on Mondays and Thursdays. Please send your child to school on those days in their PE Uniform with sneakers. No jewelry except small post- style earrings on PE days!

 

AR (Accelerated Reading)-

Students are required to read and take a minimum of 3 accelerated reader tests per quarter within his/ her reading level, striving for 80% accuracy. Your student’s reading level is listed at the back of their planner. Please encourage your child to read 25 minutes daily!

Opportunity (Help) Sessions for 3rd graders are held on Tuesdays afternoons starting August 17th from 2:50-3:30 for students needing extra help with Math or Reading. All students not picked up by 3:30 will be sent to after school care. Please send a note or email if you’d like your child to attend.

 

Behavior System 3rd grade 2021.2022

BTCS Gr3 21-22 calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mrs. Jordan

Email: jordan@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

January 21, 2022

Dear Families,

Please check your child’s binder for a Valentine’s Research Project. It went home today.  The project is due on Monday, February 7th.

Monday, January 24th – Students can wear a t-shirt with 100 things on it in honor of the 100th day of school.

Tuesday, January 25th will be an Eagle t-shirt day

In recognition of Catholic Schools Week, students are organizing “Blessing Bags” that will be distributed to assist with individuals in need. Gallon Ziploc bags were given students today and each bag should be returned with the following items: baby wipes, toothbrush, travel size toothpaste, travel size Kleenex, travel size deodorant, small bottle of water, small bottle of hand sanitizer, granola bar, & peanut butter crackers (or other type of snack crackers). Students who return the Blessing Bag with all 9 items by MondayJanuary 31st will receive a 100% grade in Religion. If a student does not return the bag, it will not affect their Religion grade. The 8th Grades students will create a pray card to go into each bag. Please do not write their name on the bag. 

Homework this week will IXL ELA and Math.  Please have your child practice reading an analog clock and counting money.

Spelling Words:

  1. age
  2. peace
  3. pencil
  4. magic
  5. ice
  6. spicy
  7. face
  8. gem
  9. circus
  10. large

TESTS:

Jan. 26th – Math Test on Money and Time

Jan. 27th – Vocabulary Test

Jan. 28th – Spelling Test

Jan. 28th – Timed +4 Math Facts 0+4, 1+4, 2+4, 3+4, 4+4, 5+4, 6+4, 7+4, 8+4, 9+4, 10+4, 11+4, 12+4, 13+4, 14+4, 15+4, 16+4

Students will recite the Morning Offering starting Tuesday, Jan. 25th

Morning Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day for all of the intentions of your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, for the salvation of souls, the reparation of sins, the reunion of all Christians, and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father this month. Amen

LOOKING AHEAD:

Wednesday, Jan. 26th – Group Class Pictures

Sunday, Jan. 30th – Saturday, Feb. 5th – Catholic Schools’ Week (more info will follow)

Monday, Jan. 31st – Blessing Bags due

Friday, Feb. 4th – 12:15 Dismissal

Monday, Feb. 14th – No School

Friday, Feb. 18th & Monday, Feb. 21st – No School

Tuesday, Feb. 22nd – Terra Nova Testing Begins

March 26th – First Eucharist Retreat – bring bagged lunch 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

May 5th – First Eucharist Rehearsal 6:00 p.m.

May 7th – First Eucharist 10:30 a.m.

Vocabulary Test – Thursday, Jan. 27 

  1. dive – When you dive, you go head first into water with your arms stretched out in front of you. 
  2. enemy – An enemy is a person or animal who doesn’t like, or wants to harm, another person or animal. 
  3. frighten – When you frighten someone, you scare the person. 
  4. herd – A herd is a group of animals. The herd may feed or travel together. 
  5. pack – When you pack, you put things into a container, such as a bag, box, or suitcase. 
  6. prove – When you prove something, you show that it’s true. 
  7. seal – A seal is a sea animal that has thick fur and flippers. It can swim and live in cold places. 
  8. smooth – If something is smooth, it is flat and even, not rough and bumpy. 
  9. soar – To soar is to fly very high in the air. 
  10. steady- If something is steady, it continues and does not change much. 

ACCELERATED READER (AR):  Many students have not made their goal. Please ask your child how many test they have taken. 

Students are required to read and take a minimum of 3 Accelerated Reader (AR) Tests within his/her assigned reading level range, striving for 80% accuracy, by Friday, March 4th. Test will be taken at school. Your student’s new Reading Level Range will be written in the back of the Planner upon completion of the STAR Assessment and is adjusted throughout the school year. Please encourage your student NOT to wait until the last minute to complete this AR requirement. Be sure to check out arbookfind.com for book recommendations and AR levels.

Please encourage children to read, read, read….every day! The AR Grade each Quarter is the average of the top 3 test scores.

Please help your child memorize our Mission Statement.  We will practice it each morning in class.

Blessed Trinity Catholic School provides all students the opportunity to flourish in a Catholic Christian environment through inspired  academics, spiritual growth rooted in the Eucharist, and service to our community. 

  • Help Sessions for 1st Grade will be held on Mondays from 2:50 – 3:30 for students struggling with Math and/or Reading. Please write a note and place in their Take Home Envelope if you would like your child to attend.
  • P.E. Days – Monday & Thursday – Please wear tennis shoes and P.E. uniform.

This year we will begin Vocabulary Workshop.  Each Unit will be covered over a two week period. Students can get some extra Vocabulary Workshop practice by visiting: www.sadlierconnect.com

  • scroll to “Student & Family Resources”
  • click “Let’s Go” in the purple box
  • click Vocabulary Workshop Grades 1-12;
  • click Vocabulary Workshop “PURPLE”
  • No usernames or passwords needed!

Our resource schedule:

Monday: P.E (wear P.E. uniform)

Tuesday: Music and Media/Research

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: P.E (wear P.E. uniform)

Friday: Guidance (every other Friday) and Spanish

We attend Mass every Wednesday at 8:20am.

We have playground time on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Opportunity Session will be on Monday from 2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Ms. Molly Carlson

Email: carlson@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

 

Hello First Grade Families!

I am grateful to become part of the Blessed Trinity family this year. While this is my first year at BTCS, I have 7 years as an educator in the public school system. I am eager to grow a love of learning with your children and look forward to sharing our Catholic faith. Your children will be valued, respected, challenged, and loved here. I look forward to working with you for a fun-filled year of learning and teaching!

~May God Bless Our School Year~

Warmly,

Ms. Molly Carlson

 

Please check binders nightly for homework and any school/classroom information.

Our resource schedule:

Monday: P.E (wear tennis shoes)

Tuesday: P.E (wear tennis shoes) and Music

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Media/Research

Friday: Spanish

 

*We attend Mass every Wednesday at 8:30am.

**We have playground time on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

 

In order to create a loving, safe, academic environment, students are expected to follow our classroom and school rules. Please ensure your child understands what is expected of them, and arrives prepared for learning. Daily uniform checks are included as part of school expectations.

Classroom Expectations:

  • We follow directions and transitions quickly.
  • We use our hand signals and communicate clearly.
  • We stay on task and always try to do our best.
  • We use active listening when a speaker is talking.
  • We keep our hands, feet, and belongings to ourselves.
  • We show respect to our classroom, teacher, students, and selves.
  • We make smart, thoughtful choices.

Classroom Behavior Management:

  1. Redirect
  2. Sideline
  3. Note home
  4. Skill coaching

 

Kindergarten

Ms. Behrend

email: behrend@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Please check folders nightly for homework and any school/classroom information.

Our resource schedule:

Monday: P.E (wear tennis shoes)

Tuesday: P.E (wear tennis shoes) and Music

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Media/Research

Friday: Spanish

 

We attend mass every Wednesday at 8:30am.

We have playground time on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

 

Classroom Expectations

  • We use kind words
  • We follow directions the first time
  • We we raise our hands to speak
  • We work quietly when we need to
  • We always try to do our best
  • We share with one another
  • We don’t hurt others on this inside or outside
  • We show respect when we work together
  • We tell the truth