Mrs. Catherine Ropars

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Hi! My name is Mrs. Ropars.  I am thrilled to be teaching First Grade at St. Mark School.  Let me tell you a little about myself.  I am starting my third year teaching at St.Mark.  I love the children and teaching in a catholic school.

I have my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Chestnut Hill College.  I earned my teaching certification and I have taught children from birth to three years old in Early Intervention, as well as, Pre-K, First Grade, and Second Grade.  However, my most important job was being a mom.

My husband, Tom, and I raised three children.  Their names are Katelynn, Shawn, and Lisa. My children attended catholic school.  I believe a catholic school education was very important in our family. Therefore, I am happy to assist you in providing the best education for your child at St. Mark Catholic School.

A NOTE FROM THE TEACHER

Dear Parents,

 

It was great to see families from our class at the Mass held at the wharf. It was a beautiful place to celebrate World Mission Sunday together. Thank you for attending.

Progress Reports will be sent home on Friday to any student who has an I or U in any subject.  Please sign and return the report on Monday.

Scholastic Book orders are being accepted this week.  Please see the book papers in the school bag or visit the website.

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Ropars

HOMEWORK

TESTS AND QUIZZES

Tuesday, October 17-Reading/Spelling Test- Unit R Week 5

Tuesday, October 17-Simple Solutions Quiz (pages 34-41)

Wednesday, October 19-Nouns/Verbs/Adjectives Test

Monday, October 22-Math Test-Lesson 3-Solving Problems: Addition with 3 Addends

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Attendance:
It is very important for your child to arrive on time for the morning session by 7:35 a.m.  Your child is to come to the classroom upon arrival to unpack, put away his or  her belongings, and begin the assigned morning work.  If your child is arriving after 7:35, please tell him or her  to go to the office for a late slip.  The slip will be marked “Excused” if there is a valid reason for being late.  If there is a pattern of unexcused latenesses, the parents will be invited to attend a conference with the teacher.

Absence:
If your child is absent from school for any reason, a note must come in with your child the day he or she returns to school.  Please include your child’s name, the date of missed school days, and the reason.  This will ensure all school absences are documented properly.

Class Participation:
Students are expected to be prepared for class.  This includes having the necessary tools do school work and participate in all activities.  Your child should come to school each day with three sharpened pencils, 2 glue sticks, crayons, safety scissors, and a good eraser.

Written homework is to be done and returned the next day (unless it is other wise stated).  All work must be neat and complete.  Please follow the directions provided on the homework.  Studying should be on going, including practicing words you make on index cards from the word lists.  The children need to be able to recognize and say the word on sight.  Please drill addition and subtraction facts, also.

Also, students are expected to actively participate within the classroom by responding orally when requested and in all forms of written work.

Dismissal:
If your child is going home a different way other than normal, please send in a note. Tell your child when he or she has a note, so they know to look for it in their folder and bring it to my attention.  Also, it is important to inform your child of a change ahead of time so they are not surprised or unsure.

Responsibility:
Your child must take responsibility for his/her own actions. This includes behavior. We have discussed the rules for school: (1) Listen when others are talking. (2) Follow directions.  (3) Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.  (4) Work quietly and do not disturb others. (5) Show respect for school and personal property. (6) Work and play in a safe manner.

Grading Scale:

O-Outstanding              97 – 100

VG-Very Good               91 – 96

G-Good                          84 – 90

S-Satisfactory                77 – 83

I-Inconsistent Quality   72 – 76

U-Unsatisfactory          71 and below

 

 

 

SCHEDULE

 Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday   Thursday  Friday
ELA ELA ELA ELA ELA
Religion Religion Religion Religion Religion
Spanish ELA ELA ELA ELA
ELA Music Library Religion ELA
ELA ELA ELA ELA ELA
 
Math Math Math Math Math
 Social Studies  Science  Technology  ELA  Gym