St. Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program Parent Info Session

The Diocese will be offering Distant Learning for parents who will be choosing this option over Face to face instruction come this September.

Attached please find how to register for the informational meeting scheduled for Friday and Monday.  Parents interested in learning about this program and how it will be implemented should attend one of these meeting before choosing between “face to Face” instruction or Distant Learning.

Chose between Friday, August 21 at 12:oo pm or Monday, August 24 at 6:00pm. Click on the link in the document below to sign up for one of the information sessions.

St Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program_Parent Info Sessions Aug 21 Aug 24

Summer Assignments

We hope all are well, and you are enjoying the summer sunshine. Although, this year we did not send out a traditional summer assignment, we do want to share some resources that will help your children review grade level concepts, and keep their minds active. The students are already familiar with most of these online activities and many of them have been working on them since June. Continue to work hard and we are looking forward to seeing you all in September.

Resources for Students Entering First 

pbskids.org 

starfall.com 

littlebinsforlittlehands.com 

vooks.com or watch.vooks.com 

Getepic.com 

Super Kids Summer Packet 

Resources for Students Entering Second 

  • Complete the State Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUFeVKeKRQc 
  • Complete Unit 16 of Superkids online (This resource will be available until the 30th of June.) 
  1. Superkids review packet consists of 59 pages can be found by going to: 

https://media.zaner-bloser.com/reading/superkids-reading-program/pdfs/S K_1_Summer_Packet_Content_R1696B_Web.pdf 2. Backpack Pages workbook 3. Practice Pages workbook 

 

Resources for Students Entering Third 

Practice Math and ELA skills with abcya.com .. it is free and you do not need to join to play the games! 

 

Resources for Students Entering Fourth Summer Enrichment Resources 

https://www.starfall.com/h/talking-library/ (ELA) 

https://www.starfall.com/h/im-reading/ (ELA) 

https://pbskids.org/cyberchase/topics (MATH, ELA, SOCIAL STUDIES, SCIENCE) 

https://www.turtlediary.com/ ( ELA, MATH) 

https://www.highlightskids.com/games ( ELA, SCIENCE) 

https://jeopardylabs.com/ (MATH, ELA, SOCIAL STUDIES, SCIENCE) 

https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/z_tour-022.html ( SOCIAL STUDIES, SCIENCE) 

https://www.mathgames.com/grade4 (MATH) 

https://www.mathgames.com/grade4 (MATH) 

Engageny.org (MATH, ELA) 

 

Resources for Students Entering Fifth

https://www.education.com/exercise/measuring-angles/ https://www.education.com/download/worksheet/104643/crazy-story-summer.pdf https://www.education.com/game/converting-fractions-to-whole-numbers/ https://www.education.com/game/cody-3/ https://www.education.com/game/treasure-map-graphing/ https://www.education.com/exercise/multiplying-mixed-number-fractions-and-arra ys/ https://www.education.com/game/floyd-danger-sentence-sorting/ https://www.education.com/worksheet/article/secret-garden-reading-comprehensi on/ https://www.education.com/game/floyd-danger-sorting-sentences/ https://www.education.com/game/teeth-fractions/ https://www.education.com/game/pancake-fractions/ 

 

Resources for Students Entering Sixth- Eighth 

MATH During the summer weeks, take the time to review and master topics from the topics presented this past school year. This summer we will be using Khan Academy. Student’s progress will be monitored and as you join the class mastery topics will be assigned to you. Spend at least 30 minutes a day completing these Math topics and demonstrating your mastery. If you already have a Khan Academy Account, sign in and find Teachers Tab under My Account. There you will be able to enter the class code. If you do not have an account in Khan Academy, go to www.khanacademy.org/join then enter the class code and press “Add” . Next create a new account and fill out the information. Your username should be first and last name. Please do not use nicknames as your username. 

Let’s Get Ready for 6th Grade Math! Join Class Code: ZCG56UR9

 Let’s Get Ready for 7th Grade Math! Join Class Code: 2TYB9TEH 

Let’s Get Ready for 8th Grade Math! Join Class Code: AFXNKR6Z 

Once you are enrolled, I will be able to monitor your progress as well as assign specific topics to help you along with your mastery. Any assignments that are scored in Khan Academy must earn an 80% or above. You can redo any assignment to get a higher score. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Any questions please email me at jatangan@stclarecatholicacademy.org. 

ELA 

Epic https://www.getepic.com/students 

News ELA https://newsela.com 

Read Theory https://readtheory.org 

SCCA Strong

To our SCCA family,

We all miss each and everyone of our students and parents. Continue to stay safe and be well. Here is a video created by the teachers just for you. Enjoy!

Click here for Video

School Closing

Dear SCCA Family,

I just received confirmation that all Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn will be closed during the Week of March 16, 2020 to March 20, 2020.

In preparation for the success of Distant Learning:

SCCA Faculty will have a Professional Day on Monday to plan for distant learning, ways of assessing students work, and accommodating those without Wi-Fi accessibility.

Students will be bringing all books home today.

Parents will receive a code to join google classroom by Tuesday morning via option C.  In order to sign into Google Classroom, the student must have access to a valid gmail email address.  If you or your child does not have one it is strongly recommended to create one as soon as possible.

Each teacher will provide instruction and work through google classroom and /or the SCCA website.   Teachers will be able to communicate and assess student work. Grades 6-8 already have an account for Google Classroom.

In order for distant learning to be effective, students must have access to technology.  This Academy does have Ipads available to lend, but the number is limited.  If you need an Ipads please sent a request to SCCA@stclarecatholicacademy.org and we will try out best to accommodate. 

More information will follow as planning continues.

I will communicate with parents via Option C.

Thank you for your understanding as we continue to make accommodations for the continuation of academics and well-being of  all.

 

Mary Basile

A Visit from the Nature Company

On Tuesday March 10, the Nature Company came to visit our Pre-K classes and brought some friends with them. The children we able to meet a turtle, a bearded dragon, stick bug, and chinchilla. After they presented a puppet show to the class. What a wonderful time they had!

Awards Ceremony for First Trimester

Early January, we acknowledged our students who achieved honors for the first trimester. Grades Three to Eight, along with the teachers and parents gathered in the school auditorium to be presented of these awards. We are so proud of the students that continue to work hard to succeed academically. The teachers do their best to challenge the children and give them every opportunity to learn, achieve, and succeed.  Congratulations to the students.