Distance Learning Information

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you are all well as we begin this process of learning from home. Your children, I am sure, may be scared and confused at what we are going through. It is difficult to live through history, as we all know. However, we are blessed to know that all in our school community are safe and secure for now. We pray for those who may not be as blessed.

Thank you for your patience as we begin rolling out our Distance Learning Program. Today all of our teachers met to update their Google Classrooms and to post their lessons. They worked very diligently to develop lessons that will engage our children. We are also rolling out a website that will give you quicker access to other resources for engagement. I am attaching a link to a “Parent’s Guide to Google Classroom”. in slides.  This may assist you in navigating through the app.

Each child should have their class code and their username.  The stream section of the classroom is for students to communicate with teachers and each other in discussion.  As we move forward there might be other types of classroom engagement, but not this week. 

Teachers will be available to chat with your child in the stream section of the Google Classroom. Their time will be posted below.

iReady logins are with your child. If you do not have them please contact Mrs. Spordone or me.  The site is https://login.i-ready.com/. Kindergarten and Grade 1 children have their login cards which are made up of numbers and symbols. They are new to the iReady platform and may need assistance in accessing their account.

Attendance will be taken when your child logs into their classroom and fills out a form. This form will populate a spreadsheet that we will use for attendance every day. If we have not seen a login over a period of time, we will contact you to make sure you are not experiencing difficulties.

There is also a Sacred Heart distance learning website for grade K – 8. https://sites.google.com/sacredheartbayside.org/sacred-heart-online-learning/home

There are activities for all grades and links to google and iReady. I hope it assists you. More enrichment links will be added as companies open their sites to us and I am able to add them to the list.

I will reach out to you regarding report cards. At this time, we may be emailing them to you. Teachers will be available for email communication regarding grades.

Please let me know if you have any other questions regarding the next few weeks.

Stay well,

Mrs. Conlan

 

 

 

 

Teacher Times for Stream

Class                           Class Code              Name                          Time                                   

Kindergarten                 xaesubv                          Mrs. Bruno                     9:30 – 10:30

First Grade                     mporr2c                        Mrs. Reeves                    To be determined

Second Grade              77ekudr                          Mrs. Marsar                   To be determined     

Third Grade                   gtqlfxg                            Mrs. Day                         9:00 – 10:00

Fourth Grade                 waydckp                         Mrs. Kritikos                  10:00 – 11:00

Fifth Grade                     kfgxg4h                          Mrs. Trufelli                   10:00 – 11:00

 

 

JUNIOR HIGH INFORMATION SHEET – DISTANCE LEARNING

 

  • A GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODE IS POSTED FOR EACH HOMEROOM.  PLEASE SIGN INTO YOUR HOMEROOM.  USE THIS CLASS TO POST GENERAL QUESTIONS FOR YOUR HOMEROOM TEACHER.  YOUR HOMEROOM TEACHER WILL POST ANY GENERAL INFORMATION HERE.

 

Homeroom class codes:

 

6-1: dsqsw6v

6-2: g7ogcoz

7-1: dgezr4r

7-2: wr57vuv

8-1: aiy6dsn

8-2 nyg2mw7

 

  • EACH TEACHER WILL HAVE TIMES WHEN HE/SHE IS ONLINE FOR LIVE INTERACTION.  QUESTIONS CAN BE POSTED AT ANY TIME, HOWEVER, TEACHERS WILL BE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE AT THESE TIMES.

 

Time 6th grade 7th grade 8th grade
10:00-10:30 Math ELA Science
10:30-11:00 Science Math ELA
11:00-11:30 ELA/Social Studies Science Math
11:30-12:00 Religion  Social Studies Spanish
12:00-12:30   Spanish/Religion Social Studies

 

  • WORK WILL BE POSTED FOR EACH CLASS AT 9:00 AM EACH DAY.  BE SURE TO SUBMIT WORK TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM WHERE NECESSARY.  

 

  • BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR E-MAIL DAILY FOR UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS.  

 

  • YOU CAN E-MAIL ANY TEACHER AT ANY TIME AND EXPECT A RESPONSE WITHIN 24 HOURS.

Support Our Boon Supply Fundraiser!

Please view the information below. this small fundraiser comes before the plastic bag ban in New York State. Please see what would help you and the school become proactive before the March 1st cut off. Click on the image to go to the Boon Supply website.  The Catalog orders must be in by this Monday, February 24th. Online Orders will continue for another week.  Thank you!!


Boon Supply

Pre-K2’s Round-Up for the Week of January 6, 2020!

A Note to Parents:

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday break! Thank you so much for your generous and beautiful gifts, I can’t express enough how grateful I am to everyone for their thoughtfulness. In this portion of the year we will be exploring Transportation, Light, Water, Plants, Babies, and Changes! Lots of exciting experiments are coming up as we look into these topics! Plus we will have parties to look forward to, especially our Luau this February! Aloha!

When last we met we were discussing and creating various kinds of homes we can find in New York City, in addition to celebrating the holidays with parties and crafts. This week our dioramas are due and I know the children will be very excited to explain what they created over break; I can’t wait to see them! Since we are learning about where we live, please work with your child to learn their address and phone number, two important pieces of information that each child should learn.

Please note a few important dates:
1. Monday, January 6, 2020 – Welcome back to school! Full day with aftercare available.
2. Friday, January 17, 2020 – Full day of school for Pre-K for All although the rest of the school will be closed;
3. Monday, January 20 – No class, school closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Once in the classroom, please help your child wash their hands before signing in; after sign-in they may play at any of the puzzles or table top toys left out for this purpose. Remember if you wish to provide a substitute meal for your child, this is a nut free classroom therefore no foods with nuts, Nutella, or other nut products may be brought into the classroom; thank you for your cooperation. Finally, I have posted the January/February Mystery Reader Sign-Up Sheet for sign-up; thank you to our many exciting Mystery Readers!

What We’re Learning:

This week we will finish our fourth unit of study: Where We Live. We will focus on the following concepts:
1. Where do I live? Where do my family members live?
2. Where do people and animals live?
3. What types of homes do the people in my city (NYC) live in?
4. How do people and animals make homes?

By the end of the unit children will understand that:
1. Homes are the places where we live;
2. Animals and people have many different types of homes;
3. Some animals live with people;
4. People and animals make homes.

This week we are focusing on how people and animals make their homes; we will talk about drawing plans for a home (people or animal) and creating it from materials in our classroom. We will discuss the use of blueprints, the materials real homes are made from, architects and their jobs and how animals make their homes and the materials they use. We will talk about shapes and how they are used in building our homes. We will continue to discuss how manners show others that we care about them and that kind words and actions are necessary to have a happy classroom. We will learn that each of us is a special and unique member of our class and our family and that we all have feelings which we must respect in order to live, learn and play safely together.

Finally, please help your child practice at home correctly signing their name using both upper and lower cases: initial letter capital, the rest lower case, thank you. Please also practice putting on and taking off coats and jackets; we are learning how to zipper and button and we need to practice at home, too! Please practice storing your mittens/gloves in your hat and your hat in your coat sleeve, this way all our clothes are available in one package for recess. Please check your clothing bins and switch to cold weather clothing for changes, many children still have summer clothes. Please make sure your child has warm outerwear for recess since we go outside for recess every day!

Vocabulary words for the week include: architect, backyard, blueprint, build, bricks, cement, concrete, construction, exit, fire escape, floor plans, glass, metal, shingles, and straw.

FEP: Animal Habitat Diorama. Please help your child pick a favorite animal and create a shoe box diorama of the animal’s habitat. Previously we discussed ocean, woodland, desert, and polar habitats and what animals we would find in each; we also discussed which animals we would find on a farm. Dioramas will be due on Friday, January 10 after we return from break. Please see the online directions. You may bring in your diorama early if it is ready.

On behalf of myself, Mrs. Romanello, Mrs. LaTempa, Mrs. Lutzky, Mrs. Cosgrove, and Mrs. Conlan, I would like to thank all of our families for entrusting your children to our care; each child is a special gift and holds a very special place in our hearts; we are “ohana” (family). I would also like to thank our Mystery Readers and families who have contributed their time and talents to make our class exciting and interesting. We thank you all for your kindness and generosity over this holiday season and we are glad to be back with your children!

What’s Happening in December and January?

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope your family is enjoying this season of Advent. At school we are lighting the Advent wreath in the expectation that Jesus will soon be here. Monday we are off because of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of obligation. 

 

As you know, last month the children from grades 1 – 8 took the iReady diagnostic. We are using this as a starting point to determine where our children are and how we can grow as a school, academically.  We will also be using the Terra Novas for this. The iReady diagnostic also has an instructional component that will allow us to directly impact classroom instruction at each child’s level. I am very excited to use this as a piece of our instruction.  The Terra Nova Scores have just arrived. Unfortunately we did not have them for report cards. I am hoping to 

 

    On December 18th at 7:00 pm we will be having a Christmas Concert with the Nativity play. Grade K – 8 will be involved in the performances. Christmas concerts really allow us to feel that it is Christmas time. Miss Jessica has worked very hard to put this performance together and I am sure that your families will enjoy this experience.  

 

Breakfast with Santa  was a great success. Over 200 people attended. Thank you to the Kindergarten Parents and the rest of the school parents who did such a wonderful job and shared their talents. 

You can see that we have received some rather large equipment that is currently outside the school on 216th Street and in the Parish rectory.  These are the parts for the playground and basketball hoops that will be installed shortly. I can’t wait to see our children playing on them. Hopefully the weather will be milder and the construction can start. I think we will all be amazed when it is done. The new playground will not interfere with the areas the children currently use for recess and the basketball hoops will enhance the recess experience for all the students. They will be placed in the playground area on 217th. 

 

Catholic Schools Week is at the end of January and we will be informing you of the great activities that the students will be participating in. It will be starting on Sunday, January 26. As usual Sacred Heart will host an Open House after 9:30 Mass at the church, with breakfast in the cafeteria. Please be on the lookout for more information about the activities that the children will be engaging in. 

 

I wish you and your family a very Blessed Merry Christmas.  

 

Mrs. Conlan

 

Biografias Hispanas! Hispanic Biographies!

Learning about Hispanic people who made a global impact is key to learning about culture.The 7th grade Spanish class worked together in building this collaboration poster. They colored, cut and put each piece together as part of a team. Each class also created research posters on each individual represented in this beautiful mosaic. Thank you Mrs. Marino and 7th grade for all your efforts.This great image is displayed in our front hallway.

Breakfast With Santa

Join us on December 7th from 10:00 am  – 12:30 pm for

          Breakfast With Santa. 

All are welcome to participate in this wonderful event.  We will have Breakfast Goodies, Fantastic Toy Raffles, a Train display, and of course….Santa!!

$15 Advance Sale or $20 at the Door

Please see the Form below. You may pay with Cash, check or

                                                                                                        VENMO!  (@SacredHeart1)

                                                               We look forward to seeing you there. Click Here to get your form. 

 

 

 

Principal’s Message November

November 2019

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Isn’t it amazing how this school year continues to move quickly? This weekend our Eighth graders will be taking the TACHS Exam. This test will help determine what High School they will be attending after graduating from Sacred Heart.

Please keep them in your prayers.

 

Yesterday was the Veterans Day Celebration. I was so proud of our students as they sang and recited to the community of Veterans that came.  We also had representatives from Fort Totten. Sixth and second grade were very impressive in their participation. Many thanks to Mrs. Marsar Farrell, Ms. Shrinivas and Mrs. Valmond. Their work with the students was outstanding.   

 

Tomorrow, Friday, November 8th,  school is closed for an EPAC meeting. PK4 All will be in session on that day. Our teachers will be with their peers from other schools receiving training. For the first half of the day they will be participating in active shooter training. This is a scary and  a necessary thing to do. It goes hand in hand with the security grant that we are working on. Please remember that there will be no after care on this Friday.

 

We are currently running 3 service projects. The two I have mentioned before are: Collecting gently used clothing for  Bridge for Life and the collection of used dance costumes. This month, until December 1 we will be partnering with Laffey Real Estate to help collect toys for Easter Seals.  It is a worthwhile effort. You will be hearing of other opportunities to give throughout the Holiday Season.

 

Breakfast with Santa will be on December 7th in the Parish Hall.  More details will be sent out soon. 

 

I wish you all a good weekend. Enjoy the four days off.

 

Regards,

Mrs. Conlan

Pre-K2’s New Round-Up for the Week of Oct. 28, 2019

A Note to Parents:

Ahhh, the yummy smell of cooking applesauce filled our room last week and we enjoyed the fruits of our labor on Thursday afternoon! This Thursday is our Fall Festival! Please note that unfortunately no costumes may be worn in school although a themed tee shirt would be great! Please note a few important dates:

1. October 31 – Thursday – 8:25 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in our classroom – Pre-K Fall Festival! If you wish to make goody bags for the class please include non-edible treats for the children and bring in by Wed, 10/30, thanks! No costumes; holiday themed tee shirts acceptable.
2. November 8, Friday – Pre-K for All is open, we have a full day. Early drop off available, NO AFTERSCHOOL TODAY.
3. November 11, Monday – Sacred Heart and Pre-K for All closed for Veteran’s Day;
4. November 18, Monday – Pre-K for All closed for teacher professional development;
5. November 27, Wednesday – Pre-K for All 11:30 dismissal, school closed for Thanksgiving until Monday, December 2.

At dismissal, please wait in the courtyard, not on the step, by the door and we will dismiss your child right after Nursery class is finished. If you will be using After School, please let us know at drop off in the morning. Drop off is from 8:10 through 8:25 am from the 217th Street entrance and pick up is at 2:45 pm from the same entrance. Please remember at drop off to put your child’s folder in the orange bin and the office papers in the red tray next to it. Every child should have a folder with their name on it. Please remember to label all backpacks, water bottles, blankets, folders, and clothes with your child’s name. If you have not already done so, please bring in a complete change of clothes for your child in a labeled, Ziploc bag.

Once in the classroom, please help your child wash their hands before signing in; after sign-in they may play at any of the puzzles or table top toys left out for this purpose. Remember if you wish to provide a substitute meal for your child, this is a nut free classroom therefore no foods with nuts, Nutella, or other nut products may be brought into the classroom; thank you for your cooperation. Finally, please note that the November/December Mystery Reader Sign-Up Sheet has been posted on the clipboard by our classroom door.  

What We’re Learning:

This week we will finish our second unit of study: Our Five Senses. We will focus on the following concept:
1. How do we use our sense of sight?
2. How do we use our sense of hearing?
3. How do we use our sense of taste?
4. How do we use our sense of smell?
5. How do we use our sense of touch?

By the end of the unit children will understand that:
1. There are five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch.
2. We use our senses to understand our bodies, to learn what they need and keep us safe;
3. We use our senses to learn about the people, places, objects and environment around us;
4. We experience and interact with the world differently when our senses, such as vision or hearing, are impaired.

This week we will be learning about our sense of touch. We will dissect a pumpkin in school and feel all the gooey, slippery, hard, soft, and smooth goodness of our pumpkins inside and out! In our Sensory Center we will test different surfaces: hard blocks vs. soft cotton; rough pine cones vs. smooth apple skins; wet sponges vs. dry sponges. We will learn that our skin, on every part of our body, gives us the sense of touch that is so important to our safety and learning. We will learn how touch keeps us safe and how we learn from touch if our sense of sight is impaired. In addition we will review class rules, fire drills, emergency drills, schedules and how we work with our Centers and care for each other’s feelings while we play and learn.

Finally, please help your child practice at home correctly signing their name using both upper and lower cases: initial letter capital, the rest lower case, thank you. Please also practice putting on and taking off coats and jackets; we are learning how to zipper and button and we need to practice at home, too!

Some centers we will work in:
Dramatic Play, Art, Science, Math, Blocks, Sensory, and Transportation.

Vocabulary words for the week include:
Dry, feel, fingers, hard, rough, skin, smooth, soft, touch, wet

FEP: None this week.

Books we will read this week:
Press Here, by Herve Tullet.

Some Standards: PK.PDH.9 (Physical Dev. & Health): Demonstrates awareness & understanding of safety; PK.PDH.1(Uses senses to assist & guide learning; PK.SED.1:Recognizes self as a unique individual with own abilities, characteristics, feelings & interests; PK.SED.6 (Social & Emotional Dev.): Understands & follows rules & routines; PK.CLL.1(Reading Standards for Literature): With support, can ask & provide details in a text; PK.AL.1 (Approaches to Learning): Actively & confidently engages in play as a means of exploration & learning; PK.AL.4(Approaches to Learning): Exhibits curiosity, interest & willingness in learning new things& having new experiences; PK.CKW.6(Sci.): Acquires knowledge about the physical properties of the world.

Pre-K2 News Round-Up for the Week of Sept. 30, 2019

A Note to Parents:

We worked hard on creating our class book! Two more classmates and I will laminate for our classroom library! We are looking forward to our Walk-A-Thon on Tuesday! Please wear sneakers for the Walk-A-Thon and gym, thanks!

1) Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 – Sacred Heart is open for class, we will have school both days;
2) October 4 – Pre K for All has a full day schedule although the rest of the school has an early dismissal.
3) October 9 – Wednesday – school is open;
4) October 14 – Monday – School is closed for Columbus Day Observance.

At dismissal, please wait in the courtyard, not on the step, by the door and we will dismiss your child right after Nursery class is finished. If you will be using After School, please let us know at drop off in the morning. Drop off is from 8:10 through 8:25 am from the 217th Street entrance and pick up is at 2:45 pm from the same entrance. Please remember at drop off to put your child’s folder in the orange bin and the office papers in the red tray next to it. Every child should have a folder with their name on it. Please remember to label all backpacks, water bottles, blankets, folders, and clothes with your child’s name. If you have not already done so, please bring in a complete change of clothes for your child in a labeled, Ziploc bag.

Once in the classroom, please help your child wash their hands before signing in; after sign-in they may play at any of the puzzles or table top toys left out for this purpose. Remember if you wish to provide a substitute meal for your child, this is a nut free classroom therefore no foods with nuts, Nutella, or other nut products may be brought into the classroom; thank you for your cooperation. Finally, please note that the Mystery Reader Sign-Up Sheet has been posted on the clipboard by our classroom door.  

What We’re Learning:
This week we will finish our study of Unit 1: Welcome to Pre-K. We will focus on the following concept:
1. What will I learn and do in Pre-K?
2. What do I bring to my classroom community?
3. Who are the people in my classroom community?
4. Who else is in my school?

By the end of the unit children will understand that:
1. My classroom and program are safe places where I learn, play and have fun.
2. I am an important member of my class. My thoughts, needs, ideas and abilities matter.
3. My family, my teachers and other children make up my classroom community; their backgrounds, thoughts, needs, ideas and abilities matter.
4. The teachers and adults in my program keep me safe, care about me and support my learning.
5. In my classroom I use materials carefully and make choices about where I work and play.
6. Classroom rules and routines help me learn and stay safe.

This week we will be learning about who else is in our school and we will take a tour of the school to meet some of the people who work in our school. We continue to talk about feelings and how each one of us is a very special member of our classroom community and we will also talk about Fall/Autumn and the changes we will be observing. In addition we will review class rules, fire drills, emergency drills, schedules and how we work with our Centers.
Finally, please help your child practice at home correctly signing their name using both upper and lower cases: initial letter capital, the rest lower case, thank you. Please also practice putting on and taking off coats and jackets; we are learning how to zipper and button and we need to practice at home, too!

Some centers we will work in:
Dramatic Play, Art, Science, Math, Blocks, Sensory, and Transportation.

Vocabulary words for the week include:
Custodian, director, nurse, principal, secretaries, security guard

FEP: Nothing new, a catch-up week to turn in missing Puzzle Pieces and Family Trees.

Books we will read this week:
I Like Myself, by Neil Gaiman.

Some Standards:
PK.PDH.9 (Physical Dev. & Health): Demonstrates awareness & understanding of safety rules;PK.SED.1:Recognizes self as a unique individual with own abilities, characteristics, feelings & interests; PK.SED.6 (Social & Emotional Dev.): Understands & follows rules & routines; PK.CLL.1(Reading Standards for Literature): With support, can ask & provide details in a text; PK.AL.1 (Approaches to Learning): Actively & confidently engages in play as a means of exploration & learning; PK.AL.4(Approaches to Learning): Exhibits curiosity, interest & willingness in learning new things& having new experiences.PK.CKW.1: Develops basic awareness of self in context of family & community.

Pre-K 2’s News Round-Up for the Week of June 17, 2019

Can you believe that this is our last newsletter! All too soon we must end our school year! On behalf of Mrs. Romanello, Mrs. La Tempa, Mrs. Lutsky and myself, I would like to thank each of you for entrusting your child to our care this year. It has been a busy and exciting year and all of the children have grown so much! It has been our pleasure to guide them and share with them the exciting adventures of Pre-K; we will miss each and every one of our children! We wish our alumni a wonderful summer vacation and all the best in Kindergarten, wherever they may be! Remember to watch for our butterflies in your garden this summer and remember what fun we had raising and releasing them! A great big “Thank You!!!” to our two wonderful class parents, Mrs. Stacey Capeleris and Mrs. Rosemary Cipriani Sklar for all the help you provided throughout the year, you have truly made my job a little easier! Also a huge “Thank You!!!” to all our many Mystery Readers, the children loved the anticipation and excitement of guessing who it would be and truly enjoyed each of the stories you have shared with us!

Step Up Ceremony Information:

Please bring your child directly to the classroom at 8:10 a.m. on Tuesday; they will not need their backpacks. You may also drop off your party supplies at this time (remember: 18 children + parents and guests) and then please leave. We will need a few minutes to toilet the children and prepare them for their procession into the gym.

Parents and guests may enter the gym at 8:45 a.m. to find seats.

Children should wear comfortable, light clothes as the gym and the classroom will be warm. No loose shoes or long dresses on girls please as we must use the stairs and these items are a tripping hazard; no loose shoes on boys and please no suits that will be too uncomfortable in the heat, thanks.

The children will process in and up the center aisle; please remain in your seats so as not to frighten the children, thank you.

After the ceremony is completed children will process back to our classroom and will be seated at a table waiting your arrival. There will be whatever light refreshments parents have supplied arranged about the room.

Before you leave the school, please remember to take your child’s goody bag and transitional bucket along with the folder that contains your child’s certificate. You should also take your child’s work off the walls and bulletin boards to keep as cherished mementos of your child’s educational beginnings and the fun you had working together on some of these items.

Please do not bring in balloons/balloon bouquets as they are a hazard with the fans we will be using, thank you in advance.

After the party, children will leave with their parents; we should be done by 11:30 at the latest.

Once again, thank you for this opportunity to work with and get to know your child; each one of my students always holds a special place in my heart and a special, wonderful memory. Enjoy your summer!

Love,

Mrs. Lake

Enjoy Your Summer!!