Posted on July 14, 2020
Welcome to Mrs. Medina’s 3-1 class page!
Happy Valentines Day!
ELA phonics packet due upon return Monday, Feb. 24th
Math multiplication table sheets done in class today. Practice your times tables, especially the tables you still maybe weak on.
Math multiplication quiz on all the times table on Feb. 24th.
I would like the best birthday wishes to my February and January students.
Enjoy your winter break!!!!!
Office of the Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services
Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn
July 13, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians of Catholic Academy and Parish School Students,
Catholic Academies and Parish Schools, within the Diocese of Brooklyn are planning to open in September! The Office of the Superintendent Re-Opening Task Force continues to work tirelessly to ensure that our students, faculty and staff remain healthy and have access to the most current information. Moreover, the Diocese of Brooklyn Re-Opening Task Force, led by Chief Esposito, has been most impressed with the thoroughness of the Office of the Superintendent’s Task Force’s comprehensive plan for a successful safe opening of our school buildings this Fall.
Principals have been working diligently, planning for a September re-opening. The New York State Education Department just recently shared the framework for school reopening plans with formal guidance. This framework will be disseminated later this week and will serve as a roadmap, providing schools with guidelines, expectations and mandates, to safely open our schools this fall. We also anticipate receiving information shortly from the New York State Department of Health and the Board of Regents. The Office of the Superintendent Re-Opening Task Force will continue to share all information with our schools.
Governor Cuomo will be informing us of his final decision on school openings, during the week of August 1-7. In anticipation of schools re-opening, please know there are essential elements included in all the re-opening plans being developed:
- Our goal for opening schools is a 5-day a week, in-school model, ensuring that as many students, using social distancing, can safely be in our buildings. We are aware that many buildings cannot accommodate their total student population, in a socially distant way, for a full 5 day Plans are being developed by principals, using alternative scheduling; hybrid learning, combining in-person and remote learning.
- We are deeply committed to ensuring that each Catholic Academy and Parish School continue to provide a loving, nurturing Catholic School environmen We will stand firm on continuing academic excellence. Social-emotional learning and mental well-being has been and will continue to be a priority.
- The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff will continue to be our number one priority, with enhanced cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing protocols, and the implementation of student and faculty wellness checks and symptom screening.
- We have and will continue to advocate for the many resources our students are entitled to under State and City law, as well as through the local school We will continue to stress that all public-school districts provide a nurse/medical professional to our schools and provide transportation for eligible students. Unfortunately, at this time, we are uncertain if they will be able to fulfill these requirements. We will continue to be persistent in engaging local school districts and lobbying for our students. Further updates on these issues will follow.
We have studied the re-opening plans from around the world, and across our country. We have worked collaboratively with Principals, Pastors and Academy Boards, to envision a re-opening plan that is safe and strong in academics and is Christ-centered.
As we continue to plan for September 2020, we must remember that all plans are based upon information we have presently received, never looking to compromise the health and safety of all. We will continue to work and plan, accepting changes with patience and common sense.
We thank everyone for their continued support through these unpredictable times and continue to ask for God’s blessings.
Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.
Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services
Posted on July 11, 2020
July 10, 2020
I pray you’re having a restful and safe summer. We are currently making plans for the
opening of our academy on September 9, 2020. At that time, Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Catholic Academy will be open to all students.
However, if you so wish, we are giving the option to those parents who would like to
continue with Distance/Virtual Instruction at home to have their child remain at home and receive
instruction through Distance/Virtual Instruction as has been done in the past few months.
Otherwise, we will begin classes with 12-15 students in each class depending on classroom footage, 6 ft apart,
and we will be following all social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required to be worn by
students while in the school building and, therefore, masks that accommodate your child should be sent in with your child daily.
All teachers, teacher aides, custodians, and staff members will also wear masks. We will have
hand sanitizers in each room, and disinfection of everything in the classroom and halls, etc.
every day and sanitizing during the day will occur. According to CDC regulations, students will remain in
the same classroom all day to allow for the least amount of contact to others. Teachers will shift from class to class.
Because we are not permitted to gather them together, they will also have lunch in the.classrooms.
All those entering the building will be screened for fever every morning. Therefore, it is a
must that if your child does not feel well, they should remain at home. An isolation room for
parents to pick their child will be set up near the nurse’s office in the event your child becomes ill
during the day and must be removed from the classroom. All CDC precautions and
requirements will be adhered to at our academy. It is of the utmost importance to keep
everyone safe. Limited visitors will be in the building, and all visitors must follow the same
safety precautions such as coming with masks on while in the building.
If you choose to have your child remain at home for instruction, please send an email
informing me of this decision to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if your child will continue
with remote learning. If we do not hear from you, then I will count your child as being instructed
in our classrooms at school. This information allows me to judge accurately the number of
students we will be expecting to be home or in our building. More specific information will be
provided to you if the CDC adds additional requirements.
May God bless you and watch over you,
Mrs. Frances DeLuca
Posted on July 9, 2020
July 9, 2020
Dear Parent or Guardian:
It is with deep sadness we must announce the permanent closing of six of our Catholic academies, within the Diocese of Brooklyn, effective August 31, 2020, due to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 crisis on enrollment and finances – an issue faced by many Catholic schools in the region and across the nation.
This communication is to assure you that Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy, our school, is NOT included in this announcement and is planning to reopen in September 2020, when New York City and New York State determine it is safe to do so.
We want to share our commitment that the tradition of Catholic education in Brooklyn and Queens will continue. We are committed to giving all children an opportunity to receive a Catholic education.
The extended family of Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn must come together to mourn the losses suffered, pray for the future, and support our children, as many of them will need to transfer to a new Catholic Academy in the midst of very uncertain times.
Our smaller and caring community of Catholic Academies and Parish Schools have many advantages, as witnessed by how quickly we adapted to remote learning, to ensure and maintain our high standard of education. Our children knew that even though they were separated, they were not alone. Our devoted teachers and staff supported every child with the tools they needed to continue their education.
Planning is currently under way to serve all our students and school communities in the best way possible for the upcoming academic year, following state and health department requirements. More information about the reopening plan for your Catholic Academy or Parish School will be shared later in the summer, as guidance from the state and health officials evolves.
We look forward to continuing to care for and educate children with faith and knowledge in God’s plan for all of us.
Let us pray for every family, child, teacher, and school staff member at this time.
(from our Superintendent’s Letter to parents)
Posted on June 1, 2020
Today Join Mrs. Deluca 11:00 am for her weekly School Prayer. Information on your class announcement page.
Math Title 1 will be held today at 12:00 p.m.
Class Lesson zoom at 10:00 have your ELA notebooks ready.
ELA / Reading
Aim: To be able to identify the differences between Historical and Realistic Fiction Stories?
Rigor: What is a Realistic Fiction Story?
I can explain the differences between a Realistic Fiction story in a genre and a Historical Fiction Story
Classwork together on Zoom: Wonders page 276 -279 (Read-aloud) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejep3rrecv0&t=68s
- Based on today’s discussion on zoom, how can you tell that the story is Realistic Fiction? Explain and provide supporting detail.
- What is the difference between a Historical Fiction story and a Realistic Fiction Story? Compare the story from Jane’s Discovery and The Pet Show?
- How did Daniel use what he knows to save the pet show?
- What supporting detail in the story tell you that Dave was nervous and uncomfortable around animals?
- Why did Daniel feel better about becoming an announcer?
Aim: To identify what is the use of abbreviations in a sentence or phrase.
Rigor: What is an abbreviation?
I can write an abbreviation of a month, state, title or initial of a person and identify the abbreviation used in a particular sentence sentence.
Review from Zoom Lesson today what is an abbreviation.
Practice write the abbreviations of the states or titles. Grammar workshop pages 197 abbreviations problems 1-5
Complete the following game quiz, how many abbreviations can you get right?
Aim: To experience the events of Pentecost as the apostles.
Rigor: Why is Pentecost considered the birthday of the Church?
I can read from the act of the apostles to better understand how they can continue Jesus Ministry.
Classwork: Religion pgs 58 – 69
Answer the following questions based on page 58 Religion textbook
- Explain, what is Pentecost?
- Based on Act 2:1 -4 (page 58) Explain what happened to the apostles on Pentecost day?
- Was Mary present in the upper room with the apostles when Jesus promised them the Holy Spirit?
Homework: The apostles where first afraid when they say Jesus. Have you ever been afraid before? What are you afraid of? Submit illustrations with your story.
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