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

Mrs. Haynes

email: haynes@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org


“I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.”    John 13:34

Updated: May 27, 2020,

Can you believe we have only 4 days of school left? There are no more packets to return and all of our work will be assigned and corrected during the ZOOM sessions each day. Please remember to check emails 30 minutes before our scheduled time and try to sign in 15-20 before so we can try to solve any issues at that time. If you are having trouble signing in to the session, email me directly and I will try to fix the situation.

Students should be cleaning out the hardcover textbooks to return next week. This includes: Math, Science and Reading. The Science and Reading are brand new so there should be NO writing in them and the Math books were new last year. Before you return your books to school, please remove the covers and ALL Post-It notes and papers that may have been placed inside the books. Keep in mind that we are also respecting social distancing. I will be very pleased to see all of you next week, but we will be unable to have more than 2 students at a time in the classroom returning their books and picking up personal items. Please be respectful of this practice. Daniela and Thomas also need to return their copy of “Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key”

  • Be on time for ZOOM sessions. I will not admit anyone into our session more than 10 minutes after we have begun. I am aware that sometimes a sibling’s session runs long, but they need to leave that session so you can get into yours. All the teachers are aware that many of you share a device.  Likewise, I know my sessions may run long, so if you need to leave, please do so.  
  • Be in a quiet place with all your materials. We are limited on our time and when we have to wait for you to get your supplies or repeat information because of background noise, it is a waste of our time 
  • I need to “see” you during the session. If you leave, turn the camera away, or turn off the camera you risk being marked absent for the day. It is important that you are in attendance for at least one session per day to be counted in attendance.
  • Try to attend BOTH ZOOM sessions. The PM session is NOT a repeat of the AM session. In the AM we do Math and Language Arts. In the afternoon we do Religion, Science, & Social Studies. 
  • Keep up with work on IXL. Skills continue to be assigned in Math and now in Science and Social Studies. Completing these count towards your overall grade. Not completing them will lower your grade. Be responsible and continue with the good work habits that have been expected throughout the year.

Important Dates to Remember:

Monday & Tuesday, June 1 & 2, 2020 ——— textbook drop off and pick up personal items in the classroom. PLEASE, ONLY 2 STUDENTS AT A TIME IN THE CLASSROOM.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 ——– last day of school & last ZOOM session

 

Upcoming Tests, Quizzes, and Projects:

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 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


“I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me.”  Philippians 4:13

August 19, 2020

Dear Families,

Welcome to a new school year! My name is Mrs. Donna Gunning, and I am very pleased to be your child’s Fourth Grade teacher for the 2020-2021 School Year. Whether in school or distance learning, I have planned a challenging and extensive curriculum, and I truly hope it will be a rewarding experience for your child.

I believe Fourth Grade is the time to develop responsible, independent, and self-motivated students. Your child will learn note-taking skills, sharpen study habits, and most importantly, learn to organize and prioritize his/her schoolwork. We will build character, along with academic success!

We will spend a great deal of time the first few weeks organizing materials and establishing classroom routines. Organization is the key to a successful and stress-free year. Your child will write all assignments, tests and project due dates in the Student Planner. The students have been instructed to obtain your signature in the Planner every night. This will enable you to verify homework assignments are completed, and to keep track of schoolwork and activities. Your time to review and sign the Student Planner is very much appreciated. I check Student Planners each morning for your signature, as well as any notes or comments you may have written. The Student Planner will be placed in the Red Take-Home Folder every day, along with any letters/flyers from our School Office. Please make sure your child places his/her assignments, notes for the office, etc., in the Red Folder to be returned to school each day.

Your child’s work will be sent home every Monday in a Yellow Weekly Folder. Please review and sign the Test packet. There is a section for your questions or comments, if necessary, on the cover sheet. All class work and homework may be kept at home. Please return the signed Test Packets in the Yellow Weekly Folder by Friday.

Students must wear a mask and bring a water bottle (no larger than 2½” in diameter) to school each day. Students will keep water, tissues, masks, and hand sanitizer at their desks.

Students must wear BT’s PE Uniform, socks, and sneakers to school on Mondays and Thursdays. We will not change clothing at this time. Please remember: NO JEWELRY (except small post-style earrings) on PE Days!

Grade 4 Help Sessions are on Tuesdays until 3:30 beginning August 25.

My Classroom Discipline Plan is linked below for your review. This webpage is updated every Friday.

I am really looking forward to working with your children. Feel free to contact me for any reason, through the Student Planner or e-mail gunning@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org.

 

2020-2021 Schedule

UNIT 1-6 SPELLING WORDS

Discipline Plan 

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. Sandford’s Third Grade Class

2020 – 2021 year

Dear Third Grade Families,

My name is Mrs. Ashley Sandford, and I am so excited to be your child’s Third Grade teacher and look forward to working with each of you to create a fabulous 2020-2021 School Year!  I am originally from Jacksonville, Florida and attended University of Florida for my undergraduate degree.  I then went to law school and practiced family law for three years before realizing working with and teaching children was my true calling.  I became certified while I lived in Corpus Christi, Texas at Texas A&M University as an elementary teacher. I previously taught 6th and 7th grade and this is my second year at Blessed Trinity teaching third grade.  I cannot wait to begin the school year with this third grade class and dive into a fun and challenging curriculum of learning!

I aim to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations to the classroom each day. I also strive to bring consistency, diligence, and warmth to my job in the hope that I can ultimately inspire and encourage present and future leaders.

I know that there may be some apprehension for the coming school year.  Please know that Blessed Trinity and I are committed to making the school as safe as possible.  With this in mind, please make sure social distancing, hand washing and other sanitary routines are discussed with your student so they are ready for the school year.  We will be reinforcing this every day in the classroom as often as possible as well as sanitizing our school environment repeatedly throughout the day.  Please also make sure that your student has a clean face mask every day for school.  (see school handbook/e-mails for requirements on masks) We have installed individual cup holders to each of our student desks as to avoid the use of the shared water fountain.  Please provide your student with a water bottle each day no larger than 2 1/2 in in diameter for their personal use.  With our combined efforts in educating our students and keeping a clean environment, we believe we will have a safe and successful school year.

Routines

We will spend time the first few weeks organizing materials and establishing classroom routines.  One such routine requires the students to write all assignments, tests and project due dates in the Student Planner in an effort to work on our organizational skills and becoming responsible learners. The students have been asked to obtain your signature in the Planner every night. Your time to review and sign the Student Planner is helpful in keeping everyone on track. I check Student Planners each morning for your signature, as well as any notes or comments you may have written.  The Student Planner will be placed in the blue folder every day, along with graded papers and any letters/flyers from our School Office.  Please empty these papers out and sign any necessary forms and return those in the blue folder.

Each student will be allowed to utilize an iPad as a learning tool in the classroom throughout the year. Students will be expected to comply with the school wide rules and expectations for technology use.

Homework

Students will have homework Monday through Friday.  Your student will bring it home in his or her take home folder.  Inside you will find a pocket for papers to be kept at home and a pocket for papers to be brought back to school.  Take home folders should be brought back to school daily.  Students will be given at least 30 minutes of homework daily.  This includes, but is not limited to, math skills practice and studying for their weekly spelling/vocabulary test.  In addition, they are also expected to read between 20-30 minutes a night.  Homework gives students the opportunity to practice the skills they learned that day while also providing guidance to me on how I may need to modify my instruction for future lessons based on their performance.  I appreciate your help in encouraging your students to complete their assignments. Missed assignments due to an absence from class are expected to be made up in accordance with the school handbook.

P.E.

PE will be on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. On these days, students will be allowed to wear their P.E. uniforms to school for the entire day.  Please remember: NO JEWELRY (except small post-style earrings) on P.E. Days! Lastly, please be sure all of your child’s belongings are clearly labeled!

Opportunity (Help) Sessions for Grade 3 are held on Tuesdays from 2:50-3:30 for students struggling with Math and/or Reading. Please write a note in the Planner if you would like your student to attend. Opportunity Sessions will begin Tuesday, August 25.

I am excited to have your child in class and look forward to working as a team. I value your input and insight as parents and hope you will feel comfortable sharing any questions or concerns you might have throughout the year.

As always, feel free to contact me for any reason, through the Student Planner or e-mail sandford@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org.

2020-2021.Schedule

2020.2021.WBT.Discipline System

Spelling and Vocabulary. Lessons. Unit 1. 1-6

Sincerely,

Ashley Sandford

“I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me.” – Philippians 4:13

 News and Notices

School Starts – August 19, 2021

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Updated 08/07/20

Unit.2.spelling.vocabulary.list

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Jordan

email: jordan@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

 

 

Kindergarten

Ms. Behrend

email: behrend@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

 

Homework

Week of Nov 11th: Sight Word homework, math worksheets (Wednesday and Thursday)

Week of Nov 18th: Sight Word homework, math worksheet Monday

 

Our resource schedule:

Monday: P.E (wear tennis shoes)

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

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Media

Friday: Spanish

Mass is held every Wednesday at 8:20

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

 

 Pre Kindergarten

clark@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org