Academic Newsletter

September 2016: A Tribute to Saint Teresa of Calcutta

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"Do Small Things With Great Love"

Mrs. Vanderhoof's fourth grade class used this famous quote from Saint Teresa of Calcutta, and applied it to their own lives in the form of writing. Here is the connection that Clara made from this quote:

"My friend Anabel showed compassion when I fell down. I was playing on the slide at my old school and I fell and scraped my elbow and my knee. I was crying. The teacher gave me an ice pack and a big Band-Aid. It was at the beginning of recess so there was a lot more time and I had to sit down. Anabel sat down with me for the rest of recess".

Here at St. Timothy School, we make writing a top priority. Our Six Traits writing program encourages students to think creatively, and to write in great detail. It sounds like fourth grade is off to a great start!

Honoring Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Below is a picture taken from Mrs. Moskowitz's second grade classroom. The class shared their artistic abilities while honoring this great Saint.

Technology in the Classroom

Scantron Testing Information

As most of you are well aware, this year we have shifted away from the Terra Nova testing format, and are diving into Scantron testing. There are a lot of perks that come from this new form of testing. We at Saint Timothy School firmly believe that this testing furthers our initiative towards an individualized approach to education.

Below is a link that can answer a lot of your testing questions.

This is My Kind of Town

These first weeks have flown by! It has been a pleasure meeting so many of you, and I look forward to meeting the rest of you as well. My contact information is below should you have any questions.

Thank you for welcoming me into your school community!