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
Worry
Travel
Signal
Frown
Fresh
Deep
Crowd
Cross
Bridge
Bench

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: November 28, 2020

I hope you enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday and found some time to relax. We have 3 weeks left in the grading period and then we will break for two weeks for the Christmas holiday. Please remember that if you have plans to travel outside of the country during this time, it is important to inform the school. Blessed Trinity continues to follow social distancing and sanitizing procedures and we appreciate your assistance in helping keep everyone safe and healthy.

Parents, please encourage your child to work on the IXL skills that are assigned in both Math and Language Arts. These are meant to supplement what is being taught in the classroom and the scores are counted towards their overall letter grade each quarter. In addition, students 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:

December 8, 2020 ——- 5th grade attends the Christmas Store

December 18, 2020 ——— End of 2nd quarter

 

Upcoming Tests, Quizzes, and Projects:

FRIDAY, December 4, 2020

Vocabulary Workshop —— Unit 8 TEST

Math —– Chapter 5 TEST

MONDAY, December 7, 2020

Reading —- “Year on Bowie Farm” TEST

TUESDAY, December 8, 2020

Social Studies — Un 4, Lsns 4-6 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

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

December 4, 2020

Dear Families,

Our class will be visiting BT’s Christmas Store on Monday, Dec. 7. Please place your child’s money in an envelope or baggie if you would like them to do some shopping.

The last day to take an AR Test for the Second Quarter is Friday, Dec. 11.

Eagle T-shirt Days: Monday, Dec. 7 & Friday, Dec. 11. Students must wear blue jeans and sneakers with socks. No athletic or sweatpants, jeggings, or leggings, please!

Classroom Christmas Pizza Party! I will host a very simple and COVID-conscious Christmas Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 18. If you would like your child to participate, please send $6.00 cash to me by Tuesday, Dec. 15. I will have individual bags of chips, drinks, and a dessert. If your child does not care for pizza, please send in a lunchbox. After lunch, Grades 4 and 5 will enjoy some Reindeer Games outside! (Please let me know if your child will not be attending school that day so I can plan accordingly.)

Students donating a new, unwrapped Christmas gift to Catholic Charities will receive a Non-Uniform Day on Monday, Dec. 14.

All students will have a Christmas-themed Non-Uniform Day on Thursday, Dec. 17. Students will be permitted to wear an appropriate Christmas Sweater or shirt with jeans and sneakers. Christmas socks and accessories are also allowed.

And a gentle reminder to encourage your children to keep reading and practicing IXL and Reflex every day!

We will not have Help Session on Tuesday, Dec. 15, or Jan. 5. Grade 4 Help Session will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

As we begin the holiday season with two weeks off over the Christmas break, please enjoy the time with family and friends in a safe manner.  If you plan to travel out of the country, it is very important that you notify the school of your travel plans.   Blessed Trinity continues to be diligent in keeping in place the sanitizing and social distancing protocols that have been in practice since the beginning of the school year.  We appreciate everything our Blessed Trinity families are doing to assist in keeping BTCS a safe environment.

Please don’t 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.

I am so proud of our class! Grade 4 has successfully answered 70,000 IXL Math questions and 20,000 Language Arts questions since school started. Way to go 4th Graders and keep up the outstanding work! Effort produces excellence!

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!

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, Dec. 11. 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.

IXL:

New Grade 4 IXL Objectives are opened and ready! Students should practice IXL 20-30 minutes every day.

TESTS:

Religion: Tuesday, Dec. 8, Chapter 9

Social Studies: Wednesday, Dec. 9, Spanish Missions (p. 62-67)

Math: Thursday, Dec. 10, Mid-Year Baseline Assessment

Reading: Friday, Dec. 11, Mid-Year Baseline Assessment

Reading: Friday, Dec. 11, Ben & the Emancipation Proclamation

Spelling: Friday, Dec. 11

No tests will be administered the week of Dec. 14!

LOOKING AHEAD:

Monday, Dec. 7: Christmas Store

Tuesday, Dec. 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass

Monday, Dec. 14: Non-Uniform Day for Catholic Charities Gift donation

Thursday, Dec. 17: Christmas Non-Uniform Day

Friday, Dec. 18: Classroom Christmas Luncheon

Friday, Dec. 18: End of Second Quarter (2:50 Dismissal)

Monday, Jan. 4: No School

Tuesday, Jan. 5: School Begins

 

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 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.

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 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.

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

Unit.3.Spelling.Vocabulary.words

 

Sincerely,

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

Unit 1 Social Studies Test – 12/01/20

Chapter 8 Religion Test – 12/02/20

Unit 3, Lesson 2 (English/Reading/Spelling) Test – 12/04/20

Chapter 5 Math Quiz – 12/07/20

SS.travelogue Due – 11/24/20

3 Accelerated Reader tests (80% or better and on their level) – completed by 12/11/2020

Christmas Store – 12/11/20

December 18  – last day of school before break – no extended care

Dec 21st – Jan 4th – Christmas Break

Jan 5th – return to school

 

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

ARBookFind.com

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Updated 11/29/20

 

Mrs. Boling

email: boling@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Hello Parents,

This week we will wrap up the social studies unit on civics and government on Friday 12/11/2020 (this will be an open book test) . In math this week we will test on  Chapter 5 two-digit subtraction Friday 12/11/2020.  Practicing Reflex math regularly will help your child be successful in this chapter. We will start Unit 3 of our reading/ language arts program.  This week we will be learning the long e sounds spelled  e, e_e, ee, ea, _ie_, _y, and _ey. The language arts concept for the week is comparative adjectives and articles.  We are going to finish our unit on The Gingerbread man.  We will be reading different versions of this story and practice summarizing the story, and understanding setting, characters, and refrains. I sent home a letter and a template for  the Gingerbread Man unit project on last Monday, the project is due 12/11/2020.   The tests for this week will include a vocabulary test for unit 13 on Thursday 12/10/20,  phonics, spelling, and Language Arts will be on Friday 12/4/2020.

Please make sure your child is reading their AR books and taking tests in class. I give them plenty of time during class to take AR tests and read their books. They have until December 17th to reach their AR point goal.

• Please review the Fry words list I sent home with your child last week. They will be tested at the end of this quarter.

• Also please make sure your child is getting at least two green lights this week in Reflex math. This is part of their math grade

• First reconciliation will be tomorrow Saturday December 5th at  9:30 a.m. 

Thank you and God bless,
Jaimi Boling

Unit 3 Lesson 2 Spelling Words

1. field
2. lady
3. money
4. breeze
5. stream
6. baby
7. speech
8. brief
9. monkey
10. teach
Bonus
seashell
squeeze

Unit 13 Vocabulary

accept-To take or receive something.

difficult- Something that is hard to do or understand.

address- Tells where a person or business is located; or to speak to people or groups.

excuse- A reason that explains a mistake; or when you forgive another person.

expert- Someone who knows a lot about some special thing or does something really well.

hollow- Has a hole or an empty space inside.

relax- To become less tense.

section- A part of a whole

stamp- A small piece of printed paper that shows when postage is paid; or to put your foot down with force.

whole- Something that is complete and has all its parts.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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: 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

 

 Pre-Kindergarten

clark@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

AUGUST 2020

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