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

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: May 14, 2022

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. May 19th will be the last Help Session.

Important Dates to Remember:

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2022 —- MANDATORY DC TRIP meeting @ 6;00 PM for parents, chaperones, & patrols going on the trip. The meeting will be in the 5th grade classroom with the JSO officer going on the trip with us. This meeting will last approximately 30 minutes and is required for all those going on the trip. Each patrol MUST have a parent in attendance, as well.

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2022 —- Safety Patrol End of Year Party

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2022 —- NO SCHOOL….. Professional Day

MONDAY, MAY, 31, 2022 — SCHOOL CLOSED….. Memorial Day, Remember those who served and gave all.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2022 —-  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL….. Dismissal @ 11:30 AM, NO LUNCH SERVED, NO EXTENDED DAY

TESTS, QUIZZES, & PROJECTS:

Monday, May 16, 2022

Math —- Chapter 10  TEST

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Religion —- Chapter 18 TEST

Social Studies —- Unit 7, Lesson 3 TEST

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Reading —– “A Starving Time” TEST

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Science —– Matter & Properties TEST

Spelling —– List 21 TEST, suffixes -ology, and -ist  allergist, antagonist, anthropology, archaeology, astrology, audiology, biology, cardiology, cartoonist, chemist, cryptology, dermatology, ecology, florist, geologist, journalist, meteorologist, mythology, paleontology, protagonist, psychology, typist, vocalist

Friday, May 20, 2022

Vocabulary Workshop —- Unit 18 TEST

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Vocabulary Workshop —— End of Book 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

April 29, 2022

Dear Families,

4th Quarter AR Banana Split Fiction Book Report and accompanying AR Test due on Monday, May 2. Graphic novels (Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries, etc.) may not be used for this project.

May Crowning is Wednesday, May 4.  Students should bring a simple flower to honor Mary.

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

TESTS:

English: Tuesday, May 3, Comparative & Superlative Adjectives & Adverbs

Social Studies: Tuesday, May 3, Spanish-American War (p. 140-143)

Vocab Workshop: Wednesday, May 4, Unit 16

Religion: Thursday, May 5, Chapter 22

Reading: Friday, May 6, Our Constitution

Spelling: Friday, May 6

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 Tuesday, May 10. 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, May 4- May Crowning

Friday, May 6- 12:15 Dismissal

Friday, May 27 & Monday, May 30- No School

Friday, June 3- Last Day! 11:30 Dismissal (No Lunch, No Extended Day)

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: May 15, 2022

Dear 3rd Grade Families,

We have about 3 more weeks of school. It’s flying by, but we still have material to get through and assessments to take. Please speak to your student about listening and staying focused on what we need to cover. Many students are talking, playing around, and not completing homework. If they spend school time talking, we will simply spend recess time walking the halls silently.

The President Research Report is due this Friday! Remember 20 points will be taken off every day it is late. It needs to be typed. Please make sure your student answers the questions listed and includes a good introduction and conclusion, and where they found the information they used. We’ve spent some time in class researching on the iPads so I will remind them to bring those notes home if they haven’t already.

We are completely out of snacks if you’d like to send something in.

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

 

Upcoming Tests/ Assessments this week-

Mon., May 16:

  • Vocabulary Workshop Un. 9 Test

Tues., May 17:

  • Math Quiz on Ch. 11 Measurement

Wed., May 18:

  • Unit 5 Less. 2 Reading/ English and Spelling Tests

Thurs., May 19:

  • Religion Test on Ch. 16

Fri., May 20:

  • President Research Typed Report due!
  • Vocabulary Workshop Un. 7-9 Review Test (Open Book)

 

Upcoming School Information:

Friday, May 27 and Monday, May 30- No School

Friday, June 3- Last Day! 11:30 Dismissal (No Lunch, No Extended Day)

 

Unit 5, Lesson 2

Spelling Words

  1. disprove
  2. expand
  3. autopilot
  4. employ
  5. endanger
  6. distrust
  7. exact
  8. automatic
  9. empower
  10. extra
  11. automobile
  12. enact
  13. explode
  14. disband
  15. enable
  16. disagree
  17. autobiography
  18. encourage

Vocabulary Words

  1. immediately (adverb) right away
  2. numerous (adjective) consisting of a great number
  3. pace (noun) rate of speed
  4. participate (verb) join with others and take part in something
  5. prominent (adjective) well known or important

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

May 13, 2022

Dear Families,

Thank you for the thoughtful and generous Teacher Appreciation gifts!! I am blessed to have such sweet and amazing kids.

TEST

Friday, May 20th – Timed -9 Math Facts 20-9, 19-9, 18-9, 17-9, 16-9, 15-9, 14-9, 13-9, 12-9, 11-9, 10-9, 9-9

Spelling Test – Friday, May 20th

  1. argument
  2. hawk
  3. sauce
  4. payment
  5. walk
  6. bought
  7. caught
  8. treatment
  9. small
  10. lovable

LOOKING AHEAD:

Last Help Sessions will be on May 16th and the 23rd.

Friday, May 27th & Monday, May 30th- No School

Friday, June 3rd- Last Day! 11:30 Dismissal (No Lunch, No Extended Day)

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