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

Our Pre-K students had so much fun with all the activities during Catholic Schools Week. The hats, pj’s, team shirts, and story book character day were a hit. Thank you to the many families who brought in cans of fruit to support Catholic Charities and the Food Pantry. As a thank you, if your child brought cans, they will have a free dress day on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

In religion we began the 10 Commandments and your child learned that God Is number 1. Each week they will take home another commandment until we finish all ten. This is a great project to display either on the refrigerator or in their room to encourage them to remember the rules God asks us to follow.

Have a wonderful long weekend and remember there is no school on Monday, February 4th.

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: January 17, 2020

Catholic Schools Week is at the end of the month. Please pay attention to the special activities for the week so you don’t miss out a fun activity.

Monday, 1/27——Hat Day and State Fair

Tuesday, 1/28—— Flannel pajama bottoms with closed toe slippers and PE shirt or Eagle T-shirt and Patriotic Rosary

Wednesday, 1/29—- Nail polish

Thursday, 1/30 —— NFL or College Jersey day, hula hoop contest, & nail polish

Friday, 1/31——— Storybook character day & nail polish

Saturday, 2/1——- Father/Daughter Dance

Please remember to send in the signed permission slip and payment before February 19th for our field trip to St. Augustine.

Thank you to Ayleen’s mom, Eleroie’s mom, Kara’s mom, Dietman’s mom and Jacob’s mom for volunteering to chaperoning our trip. I’m sure you will enjoy spending the day with us and learning about the heart of our Diocese.

Important School Dates & Events:

Monday, January 20, 2020 ————— SCHOOL CLOSED, Martin Luther King  Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 —————– Eagle T-shirt with blue jeans day

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 ————— Class picture day

January 26-February 1, 2020 —————- Catholic Schools Week

Upcoming Tests, Quizzes, and Projects:

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 ————————- Religion, Gifts of the Holy Spirit poster is due

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 ——————— Reading TEST, “Heading Home”

——————— English TEST, Complex sentences & Participial phrases

Thursday, January 23, 2020 ———————– Spelling TEST, List 13 suffixes -ous, -eous, -ious, and root onym acronym, ambitious, anonymous, continuous, courteous, eponym, glorious, gorgeous, hazardous, homonym, humorous, igneous, industrious, miscellaneous, mountainous, nutritious, obvious, pseudonym, righteous, spontaneous, studious, synonym, tedious

 

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

January 17, 2020

Dear Families,

Second Quarter Report Cards have been posted. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress this year.

Diocesan Respect Life Contest Prayer Cards are due on or before Tuesday, Jan. 28. Please see your child’s instruction sheet and grading rubric in the Red Folder. Index cards have been provided.

Third Quarter AR Creative Book Reports will be presented Feb. 24-27. Please see your child’s instruction sheet and grading rubric for his/ her assigned day in the Red Folder.

Grades 4 & 5 will be going to St. Augustine on Friday, March 27. Permission Forms and money are due by Feb. 19. Student cost for this field trip is $36.00 which includes bus transportation, guided tour of the Castillo de San Marcos, Trolley Tour, walk down Historic St. George Street, the Basilica and lunch from Subway. Lunch will include bottled water, chips, cookie and choice of ham, turkey or veggie sub. Lettuce, tomato, and condiments will be served on the side.

Chaperone cost will be $39.50 which includes all the above. Chaperones can ride the bus with us which avoids the extra cost of parking. If you have the required volunteer documentation on file and would like to join us for the day, please let me know. We will leave BT at 8:15 and return at 2:00.

LOOKING AHEAD TO

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS’ WEEK: Jan. 27- Feb. 1

Mon., Jan. 27: Hat Day

Tues., Jan. 28: Silly Sock/ Flannel (or fleece) PJ Bottom/ Closed Toe Slippers (or sneakers) Day. Students must wear PE shirt, Eagle shirt, or Legacy shirt. We have recess, so please send in sneakers!

Wed., Jan. 29: Finger Nail Polish for the rest of the week! Please remove before school on Monday!

Thurs., Jan. 30: NFL/ College Football Day, jeans & sneakers. Bring PE clothes.

Fri., Jan. 31: Storybook Character Day! PLEASE: Characters from books, not cartoons or comics!

Sat., Feb. 1: Father/ Daughter Dance 6:30

Please send in 2 plastic cartons or cans of spaghetti sauce for Catholic Charities and BT’s Food Pantry. Students will earn a Non-Uniform Day on Tuesday, Feb. 4 for their contributions.

EAGLE T-SHIRT DAYS: Jan. 21, Jan. 27, Feb. 3

This year’s Spelling Lists are linked below for your convenience if you would like to print out a copy for home.

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 Wednesday, March 4.  Your student’s Reading Level Range will be written in the back of the Planner 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.

Students should take a few minutes each day to practice Multiplication Facts. Our goal is to complete 100 facts in less than 5 minutes. Sing them, write them, practice them….anything to KNOW THEM! There are tons of math fact drill and game websites and free apps available.

Opportunity (Help) Sessions for Grade 4 are held on Wednesdays 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.

TESTS:

Vocab Workshop: Wednesday, Jan. 22, Unit 8

Science: Thursday, Jan. 23, Rocks & Their Properties (p. 62-65)

Reading: Friday, Jan. 24, Fish for Jimmy

English: Friday, Jan. 24, Run-Ons & Sentence Fragments

LOOKING AHEAD:

Jan. 20- MLK Day No School

Jan. 22- Class Picture Day! Please wear your best dress uniform!

Jan. 26-31 Catholic Schools’ Week (More info will follow!)

Jan. 30- Open House 6:30

 

UNIT 1-6 SPELLING WORDS

 2019-2020 Schedule

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

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 2019-2020 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. I have previously taught 6th and 7th grade.  I cannot wait to begin the school year with our third grade class and dive into a fun and challenging curriculum.

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.

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.

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.

Behavior Management

I feel that it is important to provide my students with a safe, quiet, and respectful environment so each child can be successful in school. This can only be achieved if each student is respectful of themselves, property and others.  It is important that each child follow the rules and expectations of the classroom so precious classroom time will not be wasted on behavior issues.

I have put in place a money economy system to help the students monitor their own behavior in the classroom.  Students will earn money (coins) each day that can be used to purchase rewards on Friday. Please note, that your child may not have enough money to get the reward that they are working towards that week and will be able to purchase the following week. Rewards start at $.20 and go up to $2.00. Each student will be able to save and buy a reward. (Some of the rewards include bringing something). Students earn a salary for coming to school every day. If your child is absent then they will not earn “money” that day.

If students are off task or have chosen to not follow the class rules and expectations the consequences will be as follows:

  1. One Verbal Warning
  2. Pay a “fine” from the salary they earn – the amount dependent upon the behavior or rule not followed
  3. Asked to sit in the Reflection Zone for 5 minutes (A spot has been designated in the classroom where the child can get some distance, regroup, and write a note regarding the rule they did not follow and how the plan to improve on this)
  4. NO playground time
  5. Parent contact/office visit

Please note, there are some behaviors that are zero tolerance and for which an automatic discipline referral will be written.  This includes fighting, threatening, and stealing.

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.

P.E.

PE will be on Monday afternoon and Thursday morning. On Mondays, students must wear their regular school uniform and change into PE clothes. On Thursdays, students wear PE clothes to school and then change into their regular school uniforms.  Please place uniforms and sneakers/shoes in a separate bag (no hangers please!) Students may bring a water bottle for PE. Please remember: NO JEWELRY (except small post-style earrings) on PE Days! Lastly, please be sure all of your child’s belongings are clearly labeled!

Opportunity (Help) Sessions for Grade 3 are held on Wednesdays 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 Wednesday, Sept. 11.

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.  I do welcome and encourage parent involvement in my classroom.  If you wish to volunteer, please e-mail me for more information.

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

 

Sincerely,

Ashley Sandford

 

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

 News and Notices

Unit.3.Spelling.Vocabulary.words

Continue to Review Letters A, B, C, D and P in IXL as review

IXL math practice –  Concepts in letters E and I for Chapter 4

 

Reading/English/Spelling Test – Unit 3, Lesson 3  – 01/24/20

 

Eagle T-Shirt Day’s for January – 01/27/20

Class Picture Day – 01/22/20 – wear your best school uniform!

Catholic Schools Week – 01/27/20 – 01/31/20

Open House – 01/30/20

Updated 01/21/20

 

 

 

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

Second Grade

Angela Ferry

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

 

Jan 20, 2020

Greetings!

Our second graders are All Stars!

Language Arts: We will complete Unit 4, L1 this week. We will practice fluency and decoding; Develop and increase their comprehension; Develop Vocabulary; Language Arts (Compound words, Synonyms, Antonyms; Write an Informative writing); Practice our Handwriting, Vocabulary, and Phonics. Our Spelling and Lesson assessment will be given on Friday.

Math: We will begin Ch 7 (Place value to 1000).

Social Studies: We will finish the unit about Martin Luther King. I have attached our Black History Project and Rubric due the end of February.

Science: We will Continue our unit on the Human Body (Circulatory and Respiratory System)

Religion:  Students will learn about the Liturgy of the Word.

***Important Dates

Jan 20- No School (MLK Day)

Jan 21- Eagle Shirt Day

Jan 22- Class Picture Day

Black History Month Project

Black History Month Project Rubric

Homework Jan 20-24

Spelling Words Jan 21-24

 Thank you as always for your love and support!

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Happy New Year!

God Bless!

Mrs. Ferry

Mrs. Golino

email: golino@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Week of January 20 – January 24

 

Phonics-

We are beginning our study of long vowels.  We are learning the sound of long vowel i.  We see it in words like:  bike, pie, night, and sky.  Practice comparing short i and long i sounds.  Practice finding long vowel i words in the world around you.

Language-

Each letter makes a sound.  Some letters make more than one sound.  Words are made up of letters put together.  Words put together with a finger space between them, make a sentence.

A Noun names a person, place, or thing.  Singular nouns have no s at the end.  Plural nouns have an s at the end.

A complete sentence tells a whole idea.  An example is:  My puppy naps.  An incomplete sentence is missing information.  An example is:  My puppy.

A Naming Part of a sentence tells who or what.  Example:  Two frogs

A Telling Part of a sentence tells what happened.  Example:  jump.

Proper Nouns are special nouns that begin with a capital letter.  Examples are:  Mary, Publix, Beach Boulevard, Blessed Trinity Catholic School.

A Telling Sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a period.  Example:  My cat sleeps with me.

An Asking Sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a question mark.  Example:  When will we go to the park?

A verb is an action word.  It tells what someone or something does.  Examples:  run, jump, and sleep.

An adjective is a describing word.  It describes a noun.  Examples:  tall, blue, four, sour, stinky, bumpy, loud, and sunny.

Spelling-

Our new spelling words are:  dice, mice, rice, price, twice, line, nine, pine, vine, shine.  Our Spelling Test will be Friday.

Handwriting-

We are learning how to write our D’Nealian letters.

Religion –

We are learning about …

  • A parish is a group of Catholics who join together to share God’s love.
  • When we worship God, we give Him thanks and praise.
  • Church is a holy place where God is with us in a special way.
  • The leader of our parish is the pastor.
  • We worship with our parish.  We help and serve others.

Mathematics-

Practice identifying numbers from 1-100.  We will recognize, count, and order numbers.  Practice finding numbers before, between, and right after.

Practice addition facts with sums to ten.

Practice subtraction facts with a whole of 10 or less.

We are learning about Fact Families.  An example is:

2+4=6, 4+2=6, 6-4=2, 6-2=4

We will begin to learn to measure.  We will learn how to use a ruler.  We will learn about inches and centimeters.

We are learning about place value.  We will study two digit numbers.

We are learning addition facts with sums up to 20.

We are learning subtraction facts from 20 or less.

We are gathering data and organizing this information onto charts and graphs.

 

 

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