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: November 28, 2021

I hope all the Blessed Trinity families had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed the break. We still have 3 more weeks of school and plenty to do before the Christmas break so please help your child stay focused. There is plenty of activity going on in the classroom as we prepare for the many activities that go on in the school during this time so your help is greatly appreciated.

At this time of year we ask students to think of those less fortunate who might not receive a gift for Christmas. All items will be donated to Catholic Charities and must be turned in by Wednesday, December 8th. Gifts for younger children are always welcome, but don’t forget about teenagers. They would love to receive gift cards, items from Bath & Body Works, and ear pods. All students who turn in a NEW gift will receive a no uniform day on Thursday, December 16th. Please have your child bring the item to the homeroom teacher so we can keep track of who earns the no uniform day.

The Christmas Program has returned!  Mark your calendars for the evening of Tuesday, December 14 at 7:00 PM. Students are to arrive no later than 6:45 and should be dressed in their “Christmas Best”. Please, no jeans. If your child will be unable to attend, please let me know.

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.

Important Dates to Remember:

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2021-—— Eagle T-shirt & jeans day (only the new green shirt)

——5th grade visits the Christmas Store

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021 —– last day to donate Christmas gifts for Catholic Charities

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021 —– Eagle T-shirt & jeans day (only the new green shirt)

MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2021 —– Eagle T-shirt & jeans (only the new green shirt)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2021 —— Christmas Program @ 7:00 in the church

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2021 —— 5th grade class Christmas party, more information will come

—— Eagle T-shirt & jeans (only the new green shirt)

—— No Uniform for those who brought a Christmas gift for Catholic Charities

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2021 —– End of Second Quarter

—– Dismissal @ 11:30, NO LUNCH, NO EXTENDED DAY

TESTS, QUIZZES, & PROJECTS:

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Reading —- “A Handful of Dirt” TEST

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Reading —— Unit 2, Benchmark TEST

Friday, December 3, 2021

Social Studies/ English —— Research Paper Final Draft is due…………..European Explorer

Vocabulary Workshop —— Unit 9 TEST

Religion —– Chapter 13 TEST

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Math —– Chapter 5, Lessons 1- 3 QUIZ

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Social Studies—– Unit 4, Lessons 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

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

November 23, 2021

Dear Families,

Best Wishes for a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving! Gobble ‘til you wobble!

Thank you all, again, for your generous contributions to our Thanksgiving Box! We sure did enjoy winning those yummy Klondike Bars for collecting 145 food items!

The Second Quarter AR Christmas Tree Craftivity Fiction Book Report is due on or before Wednesday, Dec. 1. The children have all received red construction paper for the background.

Grade 4 will visit BT’s  Christmas Store on Monday, Dec. 6 at 8:15.  Please place your child’s money in an envelope or baggie if you would like them to do some shopping, and don’t forget a Shopping List!

This year’s Christmas Toy Drive will be given to Catholic Charities.  This organization serves children of all ages.  Gifts for the younger children are welcomed; please remember those in that are teenagers and often forgotten.  Some suggestions are fast food gift cards, Walmart gift cards, Visa gift cards, etc.!  The teen girls always love and request Bath and Body Works items as well. Bluetooth ear pods are popular with the boys and girls.  Students will receive a non-uniform day on Thursday, December 16th as a thank you for their donation. DONATIONS MUST BE AT THE SCHOOL BY DECEMBER 8.

BT’s Annual Christmas Program will be held in the Church on Tuesday, Dec. 14.  Students should wear his/her “Christmas Best” and arrive before 6:45 for the 7:00 performance.  Please let me know if your child will not be participating in the Program.

Students will recite the Act of Faith on or before Wednesday, Jan. 19. The prayer is in the Planner and is a Religion Test grade.

EAGLE T-SHIRT DAYS: Dec. 7, Dec. 9, Dec. 13, Dec. 16, Jan. 4, Jan. 7, Jan. 13, Jan. 18, & Jan. 20. Only the new green Eagle t-shirt may be worn with jeans, socks and sneakers. 

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

BT Choir Practice is on Tuesdays until 3:30. 

4th Grade Help Session will be held on Wednesdays until 3:30 for students needing extra help in Math and Reading.  If you would like your child to attend, please send me an e-mail or write a note in the Planner.  Students not picked up at 3:30 will be sent to After School Care.

TESTS:

Math: Tuesday, Nov. 30, Chapter 6 Test

Vocab Workshop: Wednesday, Dec. 1, Unit 8

Social Studies: Thursday, Dec. 2, Spanish Missions (p. 62-67)

English: Thursday, Dec. 2, Compound Sentences

Religion: Thursday, Dec. 9, Chapter 9

Reading: Friday, Dec. 3, The Unbreakable Code

Spelling: Friday, Dec. 3

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. 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- Friday, Nov. 24-26: Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, Dec. 14: Christmas Program in BTCC at 6:45 pm

Thursday, Dec. 16: Classroom Christmas Party (more info will follow)

Friday, Dec. 17: End of 2nd Quarter & 11:30 Dismissal (NO LUNCH & NO EXTENDED CARE)

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: Nov 28, 2021

Dear Families,

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

There was no homework this Thanksgiving break but I reminded the students they should be reading at least 25 minutes a day! Also, they need to start memorizing their multiplication and division math facts. Multiplication and division flash cards are great to help the students review at home daily. Flash cards are very inexpensive and easy to find at dollar stores or Walmart. We are starting this week with multiplying by 2, 5, and 9.

This coming week will be a review week in Language Arts for Unit 2. We will have a review Spelling list this week but there will not be a new Vocabulary list. We will be reviewing and testing a little each day on comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary from Unit 2.

This year’s Christmas Toy Drive will be given to Catholic Charities.  This organization serves children of all ages.  Gifts for the younger children are welcomed; please remember that teenagers are often forgotten.  Some suggestions are fast food gift cards, Walmart gift cards, Visa gift cards, etc.!  The teen girls always love and request Bath and Body Works items as well. Bluetooth ear pods are popular with the boys and girls.  Students will receive a non-uniform day on Thursday, December 16th as a thank you for their donation. DONATIONS MUST BE AT THE SCHOOL BY DECEMBER 8.

BT’s Annual Christmas Program will be held in the Church on Tuesday, Dec. 14.  Students should wear his/her “Christmas Best” and arrive before 6:45 for the 7:00 performance.  Please let me know if your child will not be participating in the Program.

The 3rd grade students will be shopping at BT’s Christmas Store on Tuesday, Dec. 7th from  8:15-9:15. Please send any money in for your child to shop with in an envelope with his or her name.  Also include the total amount.

 

Classroom items needed for this month: Antibacterial hand wipes.

For our Christmas crafts (if you are able, please consider donating any of these items by this Thurs., 12/2): Popsicle sticks, mini pompoms (all colors), regular sized paper plates, and small paper bowls.

Thank you 😊

 

Tests/ Assessments this week:

Friday, December 3

-Spelling Unit 2 Review Test (list attached)

-Religion Unit 1 Test

 

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.

 

Behavior System 3rd grade 2021.2022

BTCS Gr3 21-22 calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

November 19, 2021

Dear Families,

Blessed Trinity’s Annual Thanksgiving Feast will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 11:00 in the Parish Hall.

Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

TESTS:

No test next week. Also, there will be no homework next week.

LOOKING AHEAD:

Tuesday, Nov. 23: Thanksgiving Feast at 11:00 in Parish Hall

Wednesday- Friday, Nov. 24-26: Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, December 4th: First Reconciliation at 10:00 a.m. at the Church. Please wear Sunday best.

Tuesday, Dec. 14: Christmas Program in church at 6:45 pm

Thursday, Dec. 16: Classroom Christmas Party (more info will follow)

Friday, Dec. 17: End of 2nd Quarter & 11:30 Dismissal (NO LUNCH & NO EXTENDED CARE)

Spelling Words: Friday, Dec. 3rd

  1. real
  2. reel
  3. we
  4. eve
  5. steel
  6. steal
  7. creek
  8. creak
  9. knee
  10. sleep

Vocabulary Words: Thursday, December 8th 

  1. agree – When you agree with someone, you think the same way as the other person.
  2. bare – If something is bare, it is not covered.
  3. famous – A famous person is someone who is known by many people.
  4. feast – A feast is a very large meal on a special day.
  5. gentle – If something is gentle, it is very soft and mild.
  6. hero – A hero is a person you look up to for having done something good and brave.
  7. leader – A leader is a person who shows people where to go or how to do something.
  8. notice – If you notice something, you see it.
  9. search – If you search for something, you look for it.
  10. weak – If you feel weak, you do not feel strong.

ACCELERATED READER (AR):  Many students have not made their goal. Please ask your child how many test they have taken. 

Students are required to read and take a minimum of 3 Accelerated Reader (AR) Tests within his/her assigned reading level range, striving for 80% accuracy, by Friday, Dec. 10th. Test will be taken at school. 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.

 Please help your child memorize our Mission Statement.  We will practice it each morning in class.

Blessed Trinity Catholic School provides all students the opportunity to flourish in a Catholic Christian environment through inspired academics, spiritual growth, and service to our community.

  • 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