Hello Parents,

This week will be a short week, as we have Monday off in honor of Labor Day. Picture day will be on Tuesday. Students can wear something other than their uniform, just make sure that it fits within the guild lines set by the school. Since that is our P.E. day, I encourage you to think about what your child can wear and be able to participate fully in PE (make sure they are wearing athletic shoes).
Our social studies test has been rescheduled for Wednesday 9/9/20, Tuesday will be a review day. Friday we will have a phonics (closed syllables and /j/ spelled dge, /k/ spelled ck, /ch/ spelled tch), comprehension (“Ants and Aphids Work Together”), lesson 2 spelling test, and English test (action verbs). We will not have a vocabulary test this week; we will have it next week.

Today I sent home your child’s STAR reading results and a letter explaining Accelerated Reader. Please make sure that you read both papers. You do not need to send the STAR results back into me, this is for your records. Since we are starting our AR program, be sure to read with your child as much as possible. I also sent home any work that they have done so far. I plan to send home all work and graded papers on Friday’s.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please let me know.


Thank you and have a blessed day,

Mrs. Jaimi Boling

Hello Parents,
This week we will be beginning a more regular schedule for our class. Our assessments will usually take place on Fridays. This Friday we will have our Chapter 2 Religion assessment. I will have the students write about our Saint of the week, St. John the Baptist, for extra credit on their religion assessment. We will also have a spelling test, a vocabulary test, phonics test, comprehension test, social studies test, and an English test on common and proper nouns. You will find an attachment for our spelling words and our vocabulary words. You will also find the spelling words in your child’s planner. Every Friday the students will turn in their spelling homework and write their new spelling words in their planner. They will then have until Friday of the next week to do their spelling homework and turn it in. I will be sending out Star reading, and math results next week, along with a letter explaining the Accelerated Reader program and what is expected of your child. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

Many Blessings,
Mrs. Boling



Lesson 1 Spelling Words

1. ship
2. chin
3. that
4. march
5. which
6. shed
7. with
8. shark
9. chop
10. harsh
11. shoe
12. throw

Unit 2 Vocabulary

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 have the strength for everything through him who empowers me.”

                                                                          Philippians  4:13

Updated: February 26, 2021

Students are gathering information  to prepare for the Annual Tropicana/4H Speech Contest .  The topic for 5th grade is : A Great Place to Visit in the United States. Students must present their idea to me by Tuesday, February 23. Ungraded practice speeches will be presented in class the week of March 8th. The speeches will be graded the following in class and will count as a TEST grade for English.

Parents, please encourage your child to continue working on the IXL skills in both Math and Language Arts. These are meant to supplement what is being taught in the classroom. Students also have access to Reflex Math. This is another program that is used to help students improve and master basic math skills in a “game” format.

Important Dates to Remember:

Monday, March 1, 2021 —— Last Day for Terra Nova Testing

Monday, March 15, 2021 ——- No School….. Professional Day

Friday, March 12, 2021——– End of Third Quarter

Thursday, March 18, 2021——– Third Quarter Report Cards available on RenWeb

April 1- 11, 2021 ———- School Closed for Easter Break .



MONDAY, March 1, 2021

Science ——- Energy TEST

THURSDAY, March 4, 2021

Reading —–Unit 3 TEST, ( Word Analysis, Vocabulary, & Comprehension)

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021

Reading —— Unit 3 TEST, (Grammar & Spelling)

Vocabulary Workshop – Un 13 TEST

MONDAY, March 8, 2021

Social Studies —— Unit 6, Lesson 1 & 2 TEST

English —– Ungraded practice speeches begin for Tropicana/4H Speech Contest

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.


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

February 26, 2021

Dear Families,

Monday, March 1 will be our last day of Terra Nova Testing!

Question: Is your child completing assigned IXL objectives in Math & Language Arts? Please encourage your children to keep reading and practicing IXL and Reflex every day!

The last day to take an AR Test for the Third Quarter is Tuesday, March 9!

Grades 4 and 5 will participate in the Annual Tropicana/ 4H Speech Contest. Please see you child’s Red Folder for more details. Fourth Graders will present: A Great Place to Visit in Florida. Speech topics have been chosen. Now it is time to practice, practice, practice and time, time, time! Speeches must be between 2 and 3 minutes long. Students have been assigned a Practice Speech date between March 8-12, followed by Graded Speeches the week of March 16.

Grade 4 Help Session is held on Tuesdays until 3:30 for students needing some extra help in Math and Reading.

Do not forget 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 “orange”. No usernames or passwords needed! Please see the bottom of my BT webpage for additional resources.

Our Homeroom Moms have a Facebook page for the class! If you are not already on it, please let me know and I will pass on your email address to Mrs. Williams. I know it has lots of good posts and she would be very happy to invite you!


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 Tuesday, March 9. 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.


Religion: Tuesday, March 2, Chapter 15

Reading: Tuesday, March 2, Quarterly STAR Assessment

Vocab Workshop: Wednesday, March 3, Unit 11

Social Studies: Thursday, March 4, FL on the Move (p. 102-105)

Reading: Friday, March 5, Masters of Illusion

Spelling: Friday, March 5

Math: Friday, March 5, Chapter 10


Friday, March 12: End of Third Quarter

Monday, March 15: No School

Thursday, March 18: Report Cards

2020-2021 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



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 having to use a shared water fountain.  Please provide your student with a water bottle each day no larger than 2 1/2 inches in diameter for their personal use.  We now have a refilling station for these bottles that the students will use when needed.  With our combined efforts in educating our students and keeping a clean environment, we believe we will have a safe and successful school year.


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 yellow 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.


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.


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.


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Ashley Sandford

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

Be the Plant that Grows out of Concrete — SpartanRaceGuy

 News and Notices

Chapter 7 Math Test – 03/05/21

Unit 4, Lesson 4 (English/Reading/Spelling) Test – 03/05/21

3 Accelerated Reader tests (80% or better and on their level) – completed by 03/10/21

February 26th – Half Day (no lunch, bring snack)

February 22nd – March 5th – Terranova Testing

March 12th – End of Third Quarter

March 15th – No School

March 18th – Report Cards

The following websites are available for additional practice:

Religion: religion.sadlierconnect.com  *click on We Believe Grade 3

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 3 (green 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 “green”

Everything: www.khanacademy.org



Updated 02/26/21


Hello Parents,
These next two weeks we will be taking the Terra Nova and InView tests in the mornings.  Since we are doing testing for the next two weeks the class will take a break from all regularly scheduled tests (there will be no spelling or vocabulary).  We will be learning about poetry for the next two weeks which includes alliteration, rhyme, rhyme schemes, rhythm, and main idea of a poem.  We will continue math chapter 9 (three digit subtraction).  We will also begin a Science chapter on soil.  Please make sure that your child is reading their AR books and taking tests on them at school.  We are getting close to the end of the quarter and Accelerated Reader will be counted as two grades (one for reaching their point goal and one for the average of the tests).

  • Part of your child’s Math grade is getting 2 green lights a week on Reflex Math.  Please make sure your child is logging on at least twice a week and getting those green lights.
  • We are starting  Terra Nova testing 2/22/21.  The testing will last two weeks and be broken down into small parts of testing every day.  Please make sure your students are prepared to test by having them get a good nights sleep and eating a healthy and filling breakfast.

Many Blessings,

Mrs. Boling



Mrs. Jordan

email: jordan@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

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


Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I am so excited to begin our First Grade adventure with all of my students and families!


Our resource schedule:

Monday: P.E (wear tennis shoes)

Tuesday: Music and Media

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: P.E (wear tennis shoes)

Friday: Spanish

Mass is held every Tuesday at 8:20

We have playground time on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday


Classroom Expectations

  • Be prepared
  • Enter the room quietly.
  • Wait your turn to speak.
  • Follow the directions right away.
  • Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  • Always follow The Golden Rule.

Newsletter August 31st







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: Media and Music

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: P.E (wear tennis shoes)

Friday: Spanish

Mass is held every Tuesday at 8:30

We have playground time on Tuesday, Wednesday, 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





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 ten 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.  As September approaches, our first theme will be “All About Me.”  Additionally in September, the color red, circles, and the letters Aa and Bb will be introduced.

     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.
      Library Day is 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.
     Since spills and accidents often occur in preschool, we ask that there is always a change of clothing inside your child’s backpack.
     Please know that the staff at Blessed Trinity is committed to making the school as safe as possible.  Before school begins, we ask that you please discuss the idea of social distancing and the importance of hand washing and other sanitary routines with your child.  We will be reinforcing these measures every day in classroom, and sanitizing our school environment repeatedly throughout the day.  We ask that your preschooler has a clean face mask daily, with his/her name written on the front.  In addition, please provide at least one extra face mask inside his/her backpack.  We also ask that you please provide your child with a water bottle each day, that is no larger than 2 1/2 inches in diameter for their personal use.  The school has installed individual cup holders to each of the children’s tables, to avoid the use of the water fountain.
     If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me through the school office (904) 641-6458 or through my school email:  clark@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org
     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