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Welcome to Mrs. Mathew’s 4-1 class page! I look forward to this wonderful and exciting year!

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The following press release was sent to us this morning for your information from the Diocesan Superintendent’s Office.

As done last year, our academy will be opening for in-person instruction for our students.  All safety measures and protocols used last year will continue this year.   

As we approach the beginning of the school year, specific instructions will be sent to you regarding lunch, after-school, social distancing, daily health screening sheet, etc. 

We will do our very best, as we did last year to keep the children safe and still provide the best education they deserve.

God bless and watch over you,

Mrs. Frances DeLuca,



PRESS RELEASE: August 12, 2021 


The Office of the Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes 69 elementary schools in Brooklyn and Queens, today has announced the COVID-19 safety protocols that will be in place when school opens on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

In the absence of a mandate, the New York State Department of Health recommends school districts adopt universal indoor masking for all based on guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Therefore, Catholic Academies and Parish Schools in Brooklyn and Queens will require all students, faculty, and staff members to wear masks beginning on the first day of school.

In addition, school officials will continue to encourage vaccinations, social distancing, hand washing and hand hygiene, while maintaining the rigorous daily cleaning and sanitizing of facilities as well as enhanced ventilation. Parents will be reminded to keep their child home from school if they are sick, and their child will be required to receive medical clearance from a healthcare provider that they can safely return to in person instruction.

The Catholic Academies and Parish Schools will also continue to follow city and state guidelines regarding contact tracing, quarantine and isolation protocols.

“As the numbers of Coronavirus cases continue to spike in children, and the overall numbers of hospitalizations in New York City are on the rise, this is the most responsible approach to take when we begin the new school year. I know the return to these safety measures is not the situation parents, teachers or students were hoping to be the case in the 2021-2022 school year, but we cannot ignore the trends,” said Superintendent Dr. Thomas Chadzutko.

“Let us do our part from day one to prevent further increase of cases. If we are successful, as this academic year moves along, we will revisit these guidelines and adjust them accordingly. As much as we want a return to normalcy in our classrooms, we want our students, faculty, and staff to be safe,” continued Dr. Chadzutko.

“Looking at the trajectory of past pandemics, it seems that a virus such as this one does linger for some time even with the vaccination. I have received my vaccination and continue to encourage others to do so as well. It is our hope that the COVID-19 vaccines will help bring an

end to this terrible virus that has controlled our lives for much of the past year and a half,” said The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn.

Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens, in adherence to strict guidelines, opened on time for the 2020-2021 school year, and were able to offer five day a week instruction. Enrollment increased in nearly 40% of the schools last year in grades K-8. To learn more about Catholic Schools in Brooklyn and Queens, visit


All homework and tests will be posted here as well as in the student’s homework notebooks. Please only do the assigned pages and sign all homework.

Message for upcoming 4th graders….

Posted on June 27, 2022

Please have students log into Google and add this classroom code.

Here is the link:


Mrs. Mathew’s Amazon Wishlist:


Have a great summer!

Thank you!



Posted on June 17, 2022

Can you believe it is the last week of school?


Monday, June 20, 2022: NO SCHOOL

                  Observing Juneteenth


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Game hour at the end of the day- NO ELECTRONICS Please have your act/talent ready for tomorrow. (We will practice)


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Class party: Beach Theme

Please send in cold drinks if you’d like to.  



Thursday, June 23, 2022

 LAST DAY! Talent show for fun! 

Week of June 6

Posted on June 6, 2022

Monday: Science Written State Test

JUNE 6: 


MUST BE NEATLY WRITTEN at a 4th/5th grade level (sentences)

Monday: 3x each

Tuesday: ABC order

Wednesday: Sentences #1-20

Thursday: Turn in

  1. absence
  2. recommend
  3. already
  4. although
  5. January
  6. February
  7. September
  8. separate
  9. opinion
  10. thought
  11. interrupt
  12. invisible
  13. explanation
  14. rough
  15. ache
  16. everything
  17. scissors
  18. conscience
  19. physical
  20. decision



Textbook (back of book) ODD ONLY 

Problems must be written out and answers must be neatly boxed

(work is always shown)

complete practice 8-2; 9-1; 10-1; 10-2




Unit 5:

Lesson 39: Complete page 177 part B & page 181 Part B



Week of May 30: NO SCHOOL MONDAY

Posted on May 27, 2022

Tuesday classwork: Spelling 3x each

Tuesday: ABC order

Wednesday: Sentences #1-20

Thursday: Turn in signed homework


Spelling words:

  1. lemonade
  2. athlete 
  3. address
  4. visitor
  5. benefit
  6. eight
  7. environment
  8. definite
  9. either
  10. luggage
  11. rhythm
  12. surprise 
  13. usually
  14. which
  15. travel
  16. criticize
  17. complain
  18. classic
  19. vacation
  20. coconut


Tuesday: classwork

Review SS Chapter 11 vocabulary

and read through the chapter (Quiz Thursday)

Math: Textbook page 466 Practice 6-1 ODD ONLY

i-ready- 15 mins



Review SS Chapter 11 vocabulary

and read through the chapter (Quiz Thursday)

Math: Textbook page 466 Practice 6-2 ODD ONLY

i-ready 15 mins

Science: Chapter 1 Review due tomorrow for a grade on loose lined paper

               MUST BE NEAT & SIGNED 



Review SS Chapter 11 vocabulary

and read through the chapter (Quiz Thursday)

Math: Textbook page 467 Practice 7-1 and 7-2 ODD ONLY

Science: Chapter 2 Review due tomorrow for a grade on loose lined paper

                MUST BE NEAT & SIGNED



Have Reading Log & Spelling homework ready

i-ready MATH 15 MINS


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