Dear Blessed Sacrament Parents and Guardians,
I am excited to have your student(s) join us for our 2022 Summer Programming here at Blessed Sacrament! This year, we will be providing two different academic programs. First, we will have two groups of students completing a STEM Camp. Second, we will have four groups of students working through an academic program that encompasses reading, math, STEM, and social-emotional learning (SEL).
Both programs are being coordinated by Catapult Learning and using funds given to Blessed Sacrament through the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) federal grant. These programs are free of charge to our students and hope to enhance the student learning experience.
I have provided some FAQs below for your review. If there is additional information that is needed, please let me know!
The School Office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We also have free coffee in the office every day, so if you need a cup or a refill when you drop your student off, stop by!
In service to the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament,
Dates and Times
The program runs Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Both camps begin on Monday, June 13, 2022 and conclude on Thursday, June 30, 2022.
Ms. Aguilar, our current Kindergarten Teacher, will be working with students entering Kindergarten and First Grade. Mrs. Jimenez, our current Second Grade Teacher, will be working with students entering Second Grade. Ms. De La Garza and Ms. Guerrero, our current Academic Intereventionsists, will be working with students entering Third Grade through Seventh Grade. Students will be placed into two groups – 3rd Grade/4th Grade and 5th Grade/6th Grade/7th Grade.
Catapult Learning is completing the onboarding process for the two STEM Teachers. Once that information is given to me, I will pass it along to those two cohorts of students.
Students with Ms. Aguilar and Mrs. Jimenez will be working in Building B (Upstairs Classrooms).
Students with Ms. De la Garza and Ms. Guerrero will be working in Building C (Downstairs Classrooms).
Students in the two STEM Camps will be working in Building C (Upstairs Classrooms).
Students are invited to dress appropriately, but comfortably. The only stipulations are that closed-toe shoes must be worn (i.e. no flip flops or sandals) and any t-shirt messages must be appropriate (i.e. no violence, inappropriate messages, or weapons).
Morning Drop Off
All students are asked to be dropped off at the School Cafeteria between 8:00 a.m. and 8:25 a.m. A member of the School Office Staff will be with the students. At 8:25 a.m., the teachers will come to the School Cafeteria and pick up students and personally walk them to their classrooms. This will ensure students are accounted for and allow for attendance to be taken. Once teachers walk students into the classroom buildings, the buildings will be locked. Students arriving late will need to be taken to the School Office.
Students are encouraged to bring a daily snack with them to enjoy during the designated time period(s). Students bringing water bottles may refill their bottles during designated break times in the School Office. Mrs. Martinez will also work with the school’s vendors to ensure vending machines are filled.
Afternoon Pick Up
Teachers will bring students to the area between Buildings A and B at 12:30 p.m. We kindly ask that you park and walk to the area to pick up your student. Any students not picked up by 12:35 p.m. will be walked to the School Office.
While teachers will not be collecting student phones, we kindly ask that you tell your student to keep their phones in the off position during instruction. If a phone goes off during class time, it will be collected and given to the parent/guardian at dismissal. Additionally, Blessed Sacrament Catholic School and Catapult Learning are not responsible for misplaced, damaged, or lost phones.
Teachers will inform students in the older grade levels if student devices are needed.