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


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

                                                                          Philippians  4:13

Updated: May 27, 2021

Congratulations, 5th grade, or should I say Middle Schoolers? You did it! 2020-2021 was an unusual year and through PERSERVERENCE, you came through it like champions. Now is the time to relax celebrate your achievement and enjoy the summer. Don’t get too comfortable. I hate to remind you that you do have summer assignments to complete. Remember all that we talked about this year as I tried my best to prepare you for Middle School. Don’t wait until the last moment to begin, because it will seem like a formidable task. Do a little each day and before you know it you will be done.

Thank you very much 5th grade Class of 2021 for my gifts. I love the Tory Burch wallet and will enjoy using the water bottle with my name on it.  The Target gift card will come in handy and I will have no problem using that. It will look good in my new wallet.

Enjoy your Summer and don’t forget that I”ll be checking on you in the middle school hallway.

Important Dates to Remember:

Friday, May 28, 2021 —- Last day of school, 11:30 dismissal for ALL STUDENTS. There is NO AFTER CARE.

TESTS, QUIZZES, & PROJECT:

 

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

Dear Families,

Welcome to a new school year!  My name is Mrs. Donna Gunning, and I am very pleased to be your child’s Fourth Grade teacher for the 2021-2022 School Year.  I have planned a challenging and extensive curriculum, and I truly hope it will be a rewarding experience for your child.

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

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

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

Students must bring a water bottle (no larger than  2½” in diameter)  to school and may be refilled throughout the day.  Water, tissues, masks, and hand sanitizer are kept at students’ desks. Students must also bring a lunch from home every day. The Office Staff will contact families to bring forgotten lunch boxes to school.

Students must wear BT’s PE Uniform, socks, and sneakers to school on Mondays and Thursdays.  Please remember: NO JEWELRY (except small post-style earrings) on PE Days!

My Classroom Discipline Plan and Class Schedule are linked below for your review.  This Webpage is updated every Friday.

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

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.

2021-2022 Schedule

Discipline Plan

UNIT 1-6 SPELLING WORDS

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 Sun”

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

Dear Families,

Welcome to 3rd Grade at Blessed Trinity Catholic School! I hope everyone had a fun and restful summer break. My name is Mrs. Renee Bascon and I am very excited to be joining the BTCS family! I promise to do my best to help your child grow and succeed this year.

This is my first official year teaching, though I have been an educator in both Public and Catholic schools as a full-time substitute for the past 10 years! I am so looking forward to having my own class and instilling in them a true love of learning, and most importantly, helping to create in them a strong foundation of our Catholic Faith.

 

For the first couple weeks we will be reviewing important routines which will help set each student up for success. Your child will have at least 30 minutes of Homework each night Monday through Friday. Homework gives the students an opportunity to practice skills they have learned in class. They must also read at least 25 minutes a day.

All 3rd Graders will receive a planner to keep track of all HW assignments, projects, and assessment dates. Please initial your child’s planner EVERY NIGHT. Communication is vital to your student’s success! Please write any notes/ questions to me in your child’s planner. Your child will also bring TWO folders home nightly.

The yellow folder will contain all flyers/ notes from the me and/ or the office and all graded work. Please review all papers, clean out this folder nightly, and send it back with any notes/ forms for the office or for me.

The green folder is the homework folder for worksheets/ papers to be completed and returned every day. *Please make sure the planner, the yellow folder, and the green folder are returned to school every day. I want them to get into the routine of bringing these two folders (even if empty!) and planner home daily.

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

Opportunity (Help) Sessions for 3rd graders are held on Tuesdays afternoons from 2:50-3:30 for students needing extra help with Math or Reading. Please send a note in the planner if you’d like your child to attend.

 

Your child will learn so much this year- spelling, vocabulary, grammar, writing, reading, handwriting, math, social studies, science, and religion.

The most important lessons I hope they learn, and I aim to teach are:

1.      Be responsible, organized, and prepared.

2.      Always try your best even when it’s difficult.

3.      Love learning, especially reading (which is at the core of all academic subjects).

4.      Love of our Lord and our Catholic Faith.

I am so excited to have your child in my class and look forward to a fun and successful year with them! Please feel free to contact me with any questions, issues, or concerns throughout the year. bascon@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org.

Behavior System 3rd grade 2021.2022

BTCS Gr3 21-22 calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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