becahi football - Notre Dame of Bethlehem

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becahi football - Notre Dame of Bethlehem
BECAHI FOOTBALL
TRUST – LEADERSHIP – COMMITMENT
ADVERTISEMNET FOR SCHOOL, PARISH & CCD BULLETINS
Please post the following paragraph in your parent bulletin through
March and April if possible.
The Bethlehem Catholic High School Football Staff invites students going to
grades 3 thru 8 to participate in the 4th Annual Golden Hawks Youth Football
Camp from June 23rd to June 27th. The camp will provide the boys with an
opportunity to learn and develop numerous football skills and techniques.
They will work directly with our varsity football coaches, special guest
coaches, current Becahi football players as well as recent Becahi graduates
who are now playing college football. The camp consists of instructional
sessions, competitions and fun activities. For more information and a
brochure please visit http://www.bethlehemcatholichs.org/Page/397 or
contact Coach Henrich at 610-866-0791 ext. 313.
Thank you for your help and support.
Sincerely,
Joseph C. Henrich
Joe Henrich
Head Football Coach
Bethlehem Catholic High School
Head Coach – Joe Henrich 2133 Madison Ave. Bethlehem Pa 18017
Bethlehem Catholic High School
Spring Open House
Students in 5th to 8th Grades
& their Parents/Guardians
Sunday, March 16, 2014
2 – 4 p.m.
Freshmen Registration Available
(Act Now…Space is Limited)
▪ Tour the Campus
▪ Meet the Faculty & Administration
▪ Visit with Students and meet Coaches
▪ Raffle drawings for all grades
▪ Learn about the great opportunities at Becahi!
For more information contact:
Mr. Joe Henrich
Director of Admissions
[email protected]
610-866-0791, ext. 313
Changes in Yearly Calendar
Because of all the snow days, we have had to make adjustments
to our calendar. Please mark your calendars with these
changes:
Thursday, April 17th
Instead of school being closed, we will
have a 12 noon dismissal.
Friday, April 18th
SCHOOL CLOSED
Monday, April 21st
School will be open.
Monday, June 9th & Tuesday, June 10th
12 noon dismissal
Wednesday, June 11th
Last day of school –
10:30AM dismissal.
Reminder: We have a 12 noon dismissal on
Friday, March 21st.
Notre Dame of Bethlehem School Assessment Announcement
The tradition of a quality Catholic education in the Diocese of Allentown is based upon
the collaborative partnership between parents/guardians and the school. As part of the routine
Diocesan Administrative Assessment Process, a random sample of school families will be
selected to complete a parent/guardian component of the Administrator Assessment.
The input from this assessment will be kept confidential and will only be reviewed by the
Diocesan Office of Education. In order to insure a more thorough assessment this process is
taking place in a three year cycle: 2011-2012 Catholic Schools in Berks County; 2012-2013
Catholic Schools in Northampton and Carbon Counties; 2013-2014 Catholic Schools in
Lehigh, Schuylkill Counties.
Thursday, March 20th
The proceeds from this Dress Down Day will be used to help support the Bethlehem
Catholic Auction on Saturday, March 22nd. They will have a British theme for this year’s
auction – “Keep Calm and Bid On”.
Your generous donation of at least $1.00 for this Dress Down Day should be paid to the
homeroom teacher either on or before Thursday, March 20th. Please send the money to school
in an envelope marked with the student’s name, grade and “Dress Down Day”. If you have any
questions about Dress Down Day, please contact Mrs. Hopper, 8A or your child’s homeroom
teacher.
Listed below are some guidelines for this Dress Down Day:
Shirts to be worn MUST NOT contain any inappropriate logos, phrases or images.
Jeans or sweatpants may be worn, but they must be worn at the waist and should not be baggy. Notre
Dame gym pants can also be worn.
Flannel pants, pajama bottoms, jeggings or leggings are not allowed to be worn.
Hats and costume headbands MAY NOT be worn.
Shoes: Students may wear their Notre Dame regulation gym sneakers or school shoes only.
Clothing must be modest, clean and neat looking upon entering the school. No holes, rips, or tears are
permitted in any garment.
No shorts of any kind are allowed.
All accessories (i.e. hair or jewelry) worn must meet the criteria specified in the Notre Dame dress code.
Students having gym class on this day will be allowed to wear their dress down attire for gym.
Friday, March 14, 2014
For those of you who don’t know, Christian Loch, Kurt Loch’s son, has been very ill for
more than 3 weeks. He started with Pneumonia which turned into the flu (the H1N1 virus). His
heart is presently only functioning at 15%. He is in an induced coma and on a ventilator. He
was recently transferred from Bethlehem to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in
Philadelphia.
Christian is married and has an 18 month old daughter. His wife has had to give up their
home and has moved in with her parents. Christian is now on family leave, which means there
is no income for Christian.
The proceeds from this Dress Down Day will be used to help support Christian and his
family during this very difficult time. With our support, we may be able, in some small way, to
help alleviate the anxiety and worry because of Christian’s illness.
PLEASE NOTE: Our students and faculty will be praying the Rosary in Church in front
of the Blessed Sacrament throughout the day on Friday. Classes will go to Church at different
times to pray for healing for Christian. You are certainly invited to come and join us in prayer.
Your generous donation of at least $1.00 for this Dress Down Day should be paid to the
homeroom teacher either on or before Friday, March 14th. Please send the money to school in
an envelope marked with the student’s name, grade and “Dress Down Day”. If you have any
questions about Dress Down Day, please contact Mrs. Hopper, 8A or your child’s homeroom
teacher.
Listed below are some guidelines for this Dress Down Day:
Shirts to be worn MUST NOT contain any inappropriate logos, phrases or images.
Jeans or sweatpants may be worn, but they must be worn at the waist and should not be baggy. Notre
Dame gym pants can also be worn.
Flannel pants, pajama bottoms, jeggings or leggings are not allowed to be worn.
Hats and costume headbands MAY NOT be worn.
Shoes: Students may wear their Notre Dame regulation gym sneakers or school shoes only.
Clothing must be modest, clean and neat looking upon entering the school. No holes, rips, or tears are
permitted in any garment.
No shorts of any kind are allowed.
All accessories (i.e. hair or jewelry) worn must meet the criteria specified in the Notre Dame dress code.
Students having gym class on this day will be allowed to wear their dress down attire for gym.
Special Dress Down Day
Tuesday, March 18th
ONLY for the those students
who returned 3 names for Giant Rewards
(These students will receive a “Dress Down Day ticket” on March 17th.)
Listed below are some guidelines for this Dress Down Day:
Shirts to be worn MUST NOT contain any inappropriate logos, phrases or images.
Jeans or sweatpants may be worn, but they must be worn at the waist and should not be baggy. Notre
Dame gym pants can also be worn.
Flannel pants, pajama bottoms, jeggings or leggings are not allowed to be worn.
Hats and costume headbands MAY NOT be worn.
Shoes: Students may wear their Notre Dame regulation gym sneakers or school shoes only.
Clothing must be modest, clean and neat looking upon entering the school. No holes, rips, or tears are
permitted in any garment.
No shorts of any kind are allowed.
All accessories (i.e. hair or jewelry) worn must meet the criteria specified in the Notre Dame dress code.
Students having gym class on this day will be allowed to wear their dress down attire for gym.
A+ / KELLOGG’S PROMOTION RULES Giant /Martins
1. TO ENTER: Promotion begins March 1, 2014 and is open to ALL A+ registered
schools. Between March 1 and March 22, 2014 (the Promotion Period), when a holder of
a Giant Food/Martins® card purchases ANY Kellogg’s item, they will earn 5x A+ Bonus
Points for their designated A+ registered school in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, or
West Virginia.
2. ELIGIBILITY: SCHOOLS MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE 2014 A+ SCHOOL
REWARDS PROGRAM PRIOR TO PROMOTION. Void where prohibited by law.
Promotion subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
•
Schools are divided into three (3) brackets based on their enrollment size
(Bracket #1, 50 – 299; Bracket #2, 300 – 599; Bracket #3, 600+).
•
The top two (2) schools in each bracket in the division will each win $2,000,
based on the highest number of points earned during the promotion period.
3. NOTIFICATION. The top two (2) schools awarded $2,000 will be notified by phone or
email on or about April 1, 2014. School must acknowledge and accept the award within
seven (7) days.
The Schools’ names will be posted to the web site at
www.giantfoodstores/aplus on or about June 13, 2014 and listed in the next A+
Newsletter.
4. AWARD VALUE: Total awards in each division will be approximately $12,000.
•
All taxes, and any other fees and expenses not specified associated with receipt or
use of any award, are the sole responsibility of the registered school.
5. This promotion is subject to all federal, state, and local laws, regulations and ordinances
and is void where prohibited.
6. No purchase necessary to designate your chosen school.
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Please help to make our
Grandparents/Grand-friends Lunch a “sweet”
success.
We are asking families to send in baked goods for
the grandparents and students to enjoy. Please
send items into school on the morning of
Thursday, March 27th. Thank you in advance for
helping to make this day a sweet memory.
(Please return this portion to the school office by Monday, March 24th.)
Grandparents/Grand-friends Lunch Baked Goods
____ Yes, I can bake for the Grandparents Lunch.
Name______________________________
Child’s Homeroom_____
The Notre Dame of Bethlehem School
faculty and students
cordially invite you
to our
Grandparents &
Grand-friends Luncheon
Lunch
Grandparents and other older people are very special in children's lives-so here's a celebration just
for you! Grandparents and Grand-friend Lunch recognizes the importance of our relationships
across generations.
We ask you to:
1. Please share this information with the grandparent(s) or grand-friend(s) you are
inviting.
2. Complete the RSVP form. The cost is $5.00 per person. Payment for all children and
grandparents/grand-friends MUST be enclosed with the reservation.
3. We MUST receive the RSVP no later than Tuesday, March 18th.
4. Please keep in mind that this activity gets filled very quickly. If you do not respond early,
you may not be able to reserve a seat.
***Please help avoid last minute confusion, misunderstanding, and hurt feelings by following these
requests.
If your child has a grandparent who cannot attend the event, please ask them to write a note to
their grandchild and put it in a sealed envelope for the child to open and read during
Grandparent/Grand-friend Lunch. Grandparents can mail the note directly to school or pass it along
through you. In this way, grandparents can still participate in the event with their grandchildren.
(All students without a grandparent or grand-friend attending will have lunch in the classroom.)
We understand that all children don't have grandparents and some grandparents will be unable to
attend. We encourage these children to bring another special adult - a family friend, other relative
like an aunt or uncle, or a neighbor. If you have a question on who to invite, please call the school, or
talk to your child's teacher.
This celebration is intended for children and their grandparents/step-grandparents or one special
grand-friend. Sorry, parents and siblings are not invited to this particular event because we have
limited space.
If you can attend Grandparents & Grand-friends Day, please ensure that the RSVP form is returned
by Tuesday, March 18th.
We look forward to seeing you and thank you, in advance, for joining us!
Notre Dame of Bethlehem School
Thursday, March 27th
at 11:30AM
PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM NO LATER THAN
Tuesday, March 18th
PLEASE NOTE:
EVERY student and adult attending this event must pay $5.00.
Red lunch tickets will not be accepted.
Please PRINT clearly.
Student name(s), teacher(s), room number(s)
Name
Teacher
Room Number
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
_______________________
Number of Grandparent(s)/Grand-friend(s) attending _________ @ $5.00 = ______________
Number of Students attending
_________ @ $5.00 = ______________
Total Payment
______________
Payment: Cash or Checks: Please make checks payable to Notre Dame of Bethlehem.
Payment must accompany this reservation
This celebration is intended for children and their grandparents/step-grandparents or one special grandfriend. Sorry - parents and siblings are not invited to this particular celebration because we have limited
space.
Thank You
*Tuition Raffle tickets will be available for “FREE TUITION” for next year at Notre Dame or $2,700
toward a Diocese of Allentown Catholic High School tuition.
WHO:
Grades 1 through 8
WHEN:
Homework help is offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
afternoon from 3-4 pm throughout the year. (Updates will be posted each week on
the Weekly Communication site on our website as to any schedule changes.)
SEE BELOW.
WHY:
Homework hour gives students the opportunity to work on their written homework
and/or study for tests under the supervision of a teacher from the Notre Dame
faculty. A teacher is available to help answer student questions and guide them in
organization, time management, and study skills. Our goal is to help lighten the
load for the children and their families when they go home. They may bring a snack
along in case they get hungry.
COST:
The fee for homework hour is $7 per day (cash only, please).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Students are to be picked up at 4pm in the upper parking lot.
If their normal dismissal is to extended care, they will be taken
there at that time . Students will be dismissed near the St.
Joseph’s room door. No student will be allowed to leave unless
picked up by an authorized adult.
To register for homework hour, please detach the bottom of this form and return it to the
attention of Mrs. Weiss (6A).
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(Please return to Mrs. Weiss, 6A)
Homework Hour
Student Name_____________________________________________
Homeroom___________
My child will be attending homework hour on:
_____ Monday
_____Tuesday
Week of March 17th
Payment amount enclosed:______________
_____Wednesday
_____ Thursday
The Home and School Association is selling hot pretzels at
snack time every Thursday. If buying this yummy treat,
students should bring $1 to school on that day.
Thank you for your support!
Mrs. Cristin L. Eick
Director of Bands
Bethlehem Catholic High School
[email protected]
Office: 610-866-0791 ext. 320
Fax: 610-866-9892
2133 Madison Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Dear Parents and Students,
!
!
!
Bethlehem Catholic High School is busy getting ready to celebrate Music in Our School Month during
the month of March. This is an exciting time for us to take a chance to recognize the many talents of our
students and to highlight the incredible performing groups Becahi has to offer.
I would like to extend an invitation to your musician or future band front member to be a part of the 10th
Annual Little Hawks Band Festival held in our state of the art Richard B. Culver Performing Arts Center.
This day is filled with music, fellowship, and fun for all of our 7th and 8th grade musicians. Take advantage of
this opportunity to get a sneak peak at our established music program, the daily happenings of a typical school
day, and create incredible memories. Not an instrumentalist? Don’t worry, once again we will be offering a
band front portion to our Little Hawk Festival. Check out the FAQ sheet for more information regarding this
unique opportunity. I look forward to seeing you on stage!
Sample Little Hawks Itinerary:
7:15AM-815AM:
Registration
8:15AM:
Meet the Golden Hawk Band
9:00AM:
Take the stage and make some noise! (with intermittent breaks)
Noon:
LUNCH (provided)
1:00AM:
Rehearsal
1:45PM:
Gym Activity
2:30PM:
Final Dress Rehearsal (with intermittent breaks)
4:30PM:
Mass
5:00PM:
Recognition Dinner (provided)
6:00PM:
Auditorium doors open for seating
6:30PM:
CONCERT PERFORMANCE (Free Admission)
7:00PM:
Dessert Reception
Mark your calendars for this fantastic event on Wednesday, March 19th! If you have any questions
or would like to learn more about our music program or school, please do not hesitate to call 610-866-0791 at
extension 320 or email [email protected]
Musically yours,
Cristin Eick
Cristin Eick
Director of Bands
Mrs. Cristin L. Eick
Director of Bands
Bethlehem Catholic High School
[email protected]
Office: 610-866-0791 ext. 320
Fax: 610-866-9892
2133 Madison Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18017
!
!
!
Little Hawks Band Festival FAQ
EVENT:
Little Hawks Band Festival
WHERE:
Bethlehem Catholic High School
DATE:
Wednesday, March 19th
TIME:
Registration at 7:30am-8:15am - Concert at 6:30pm
WHY:
Music, Fun, Friends, Memories, Good Food, & Fellowship
WHO:
ALL 7TH AND 8TH GRADE MUSICIANS
&
ANY GIRL interested in becoming a MAJORETTE OR SILK
DRESS:
* no experience required *
Wear your school uniform and show off your school colors!
(bring sneakers and gym shorts for a fun gym activity)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does it cost? IT’S FREE!
Can I still be a part of it if I’m not in my school’s band? YES!
Do I have to be registered at Becahi to play? NO!
Do I have to pack a lunch or dinner? NO! MEALS are FREE!Do I have to bring my
instrument? Yes, if you currently rent or own your own instrument, including drum sticks and
mallets. If you are in need of a school instrument for this day please make note of that on the
registration form.
What if I’ve never twirled a baton or worked with a flag before? No experience is
necessary to be a part of these squads. These groups will work with batons, swing flags, and
full size show flags and put together a routine to one of our favorite stand charts.
What if I’m not sure if I want to be in band next year? Then this is the program for you!
Come spend a day and find out what it’s really all about!
I came last year, will this year have different routines and music? Absolutely, come and
see how much you've grown as a musician the second year or how much easier it is to spin/twirl!
What if I used to play an instrument but gave it up? Then this is the day for you! More
often that not, playing an instrument is like riding a bike, you never forget! It might take a
little extra work, but this day is perfect to see what band is like on the high school level.
Mrs. Cristin L. Eick
Director of Bands
Bethlehem Catholic High School
[email protected]
Office: 610-866-0791 ext. 320
Fax: 610-866-9892
2133 Madison Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18017
!
LITTLE HAWKS
BAND FESTIVAL
!
!
REGISTRATION
FORM
Please mail, fax, or email this registration form to Becahi by Friday, March 14th
(This form is also available on the website)
! YES! ! I would like to participate in the Little Hawks Band Festival on
Wednesday, March 19th.
! NO! " I will not participate in the Little Hawks Band Festival.
Optional Reason: schedule conflict etc. Please help us make our programs better and leave your constructive feedback.
Please print clearly:
STUDENT NAME:
School:
Band Director:
Instrument:
Grade:
Band Front (circle one):
Phone: (
Majorette/Baton
or
7
8
Silks/Flags
)
PARENT EMAIL:
You will receive detailed instructions via email prior to the
festival. Please call if you have any questions.
Notre Dame Dollars Master
Please fill out this form & return it along with payment no later than March 24th to school, rectory or thru church, attn: ND$
Monthly Sale c/o Miranda 7A. Make checks payable to Notre Dame. Orders will be ready by April 5th. Questions: call Bev
Bruno at 610-882-1417 or email to [email protected] or Check us on the web at www.churchofndbeth.org
Please fill out top
of form completely!!!!!!!
Family Name:
Deliver to/Pick-up From:
Tuition Credit For:
Product
Ace Hardware $25
Aeropostale
Amazon.com $25
Amazon.com $100
AMC / Loew's Cinema $25
American Eagle/aerie
Applebee's $25
Arby's $10 Gift Card
Barnes & Noble/B.Dalton $10
Barnes & Noble/B.Dalton $25
Bath & Body Works $10
Bed Bath & Beyond/Christmas Tree Shop $25
Best Buy $25
Bonefish/Carrabbas/Outback
Bon Ton $25
Boscov's $25
Boston Market $10
Bravo $25
Brooks Brothers $25
Buca di Beppo $25
Buffalo Wild Wings
Burger King $10
Burlington
Cabela's $25 Card
Cabela's $100 Card
Chili's/On the Border $25
Chuck E Cheese $10
Claire's $10 (No fee card)
Cold Stone Creamery $10
Cracker Barrel $10
Crate & Barrel $25
CVS/pharmacy $25
Dick's Sporting Goods $25
Domino's
Dressbarn
Disney
DSW
Dunkin Donuts $10
Eddie Bauer
Express $25
Game Stop/EB Games $25
Gap / Banana / Old Navy $25
GNC $25
Hallmark
Amount Qty
$25
$25
$25
$100
$25
$25
$25
$10
$10
$25
$10
$25
$25
$25
$25
$25
$10
$25
$25
$25
$25
$10
$25
$25
$100
$25
$10
$10
$10
$10
$25
$25
$25
$10
$25
$100
$25
$10
$25
$25
$25
$25
$25
$25
Total Cost Discount Tuition Credit
4.00%
7.00%
4.00%
4.00%
7.00%
10.00%
8.00%
8.00%
9.00%
9.00%
13.00%
7.00%
3.00%
8.00%
8.00%
8.00%
12.00%
12.00%
16.00%
8.00%
8.00%
4.00%
8.00%
11.00%
11.00%
11.00%
8.00%
9.00%
8.00%
9.00%
8.00%
6.00%
8.00%
8.00%
8.00%
2.00%
9.00%
4.00%
10.00%
10.00%
3.00%
14.00%
8.00%
4.00%
ND Church
Notre Dame Dollars Master
Home Depot $25
iTunes $25
iTunes $15
Jumbars Restaurant
JCPenney $25
Jiffy Lube
KFC $5
Kmart $25
Kohl's Dept. Store $100
Kohl's Dept. Store $25
Lands' End $25
Lane Bryant/Fashion Bug/Catherine
Little Ceasars
LL Bean $25
Lowe's $25 Gift Card
LOWE'S $100 Gift Card
Macy's/Federated $25
Macy's/Federated $100
Martellucci's
Michaels $25
Old Country Buffet / Ryan's $25
Panera Bread $10
Panera Bread $25
Payless Shoes $20
PetSmart $25
Pizza Hut $10
Red Robin
Red Lobster/Olive Garden $25
Regis Salon $25
Ruby Tuesday's $25
Sears $25 Gift Card
Sephora
Sheetz $25
Sheetz $100
ShopRite $25
ShopRite $100
Sports Authority $25
Staples $25 Gift Card
Starbucks $10
Starbucks $25
Subway $10
Talbots $25
Target
Texas Roadhouse $25
TGI Fridays $25
The Children's Place $25
TJ Maxx/Marshall's $25
TJ Maxx/Marshall's $100
Ulta Salon $25
Walmart/Sam's Club
$25
$25
$15
$20
$25
$30
$5
$25
$100
$25
$25
$25
$20
$25
$25
$100
$25
$100
$25
$25
$25
$10
$25
$20
$25
$10
$25
$25
$25
$25
$25
$20
$25
$100
$25
$100
$25
$25
$10
$25
$10
$25
$25
$25
$25
$25
$25
$100
$25
$100
4.00%
5.00%
5.00%
10.00%
5.00%
8.00%
8.00%
4.00%
4.00%
4.00%
16.00%
6.00%
8.00%
15.00%
4.00%
4.00%
10.00%
10.00%
10.00%
4.00%
5.00%
9.00%
9.00%
13.00%
4.00%
8.00%
9.00%
9.00%
8.00%
8.00%
4.00%
4.00%
3.00%
3.00%
4.00%
4.00%
8.00%
5.00%
7.00%
7.00%
3.00%
13.00%
2.00%
8.00%
9.00%
12.00%
7.00%
7.00%
4.00%
2.00%
NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL
THEATRE COMPANY
TICKET ORDER FORM
APRIL 10, 11 & 12
7:30 PM
FOR INFORMATION:
(610) 515-1686
[email protected]
TICKETS – $10
SENIORS (65+) AND STUDENTS – $8
PERFORMANCE
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
ND THEATRE COMPANY
MAIL TICKET ORDER TO:
LORA DURIGAN
3380 ROCKY LANE
EASTON, PA 18045
NAME
EMAIL
LEXI CAB ON E ‘13
DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR
FLOWERS AND CANDYGRAMS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
# OF ADULTS
# OF SENIORS/
STUDENTS
TOTAL
THURSDAY, APRIL 10
X $10
X $8
$
FRIDAY, APRIL 11
X $10
X $8
$
SATURDAY, APRIL 12
X $10
X $8
$
TOTAL
$
PHONE
(CONFIRMATION WILL BE SENT)
Monday, March 31st
On Monday, March 31st, we will have a “Spring Picture Day”.
ALL students will be photographed by Bishop Photo. The
students will not have to wear their uniforms that day but it is
imperative that all students are dressed appropriately.
The portraits will be done a little differently this year. You
will be receiving a “proof” of your child’s picture along with an
order form. At that time you may place your order and send
payment back to school in an envelope marked Bishop Photo. All
checks should be made payable to Bishop Photo. There is NO
OBLIGATION TO PURCHASE!
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school
office.
REMINDER: ALL students MUST wear school shoes.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Kathy Maziarz
Principal
Together, may we remain committed
to live our mission ~ “to teach as Jesus
taught” ~ both in word and example.
PARENT DIRECTIVES
1. Children should have appropriate sleep
the night before testing.
2. Children should eat a good breakfast
the morning of testing and provide them
with a morning snack.
NOTRE DAME OF
BETHLEHEM SCHOOL
CALENDAR OF TESTING
Children in grades 2-7 will be administered the
ITBS on March 24 – 27, 2014.
Children in grades 3, 5, 7 will be administered the
COGNITIVES on March 12 – 14, 2014.
8:30-10:00 AM
4.Children are required to bring in two
#2 pencils as well as a book to read upon
completion of tests.
5.Children will not be given additional
tests during this week. They will, however,
continue their day with regular classes and
homework will be assigned.
7.Because children are not able to
prepare for these tests at home, we ask
that you encourage your children to relax.
Parent Reference Guide
HOURS OF TESTING
Children will be tested:
3.All testing will take place in the
morning.
6.Make up testing will begin on Friday,
March 28th for the ITBS (Monday, March
17th for Cognitives)
Iowa Test of Basic Skills
Notre Dame of Bethlehem School
1835 Catasauqua Road
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone (610) 866-2231
Fax (610) 866-4374
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Standardized Test
1.A standardized test is an assessment
tool given under the conditions where all
factors are identical. The tasks that
children are asked to complete, the
procedures used to administer the test, and
the method used to score the test are alike.
2.The purpose of the ITBS, Iowa Test of
Basic Skills, is to: evaluate academic
progress of each child, identify children in
need of remedial assistance, identify a
school’s strengths and weaknesses,
determine the educational ability of each
child, determine if children are performing
at his/her ability, and evaluate Diocesan
children compared to national averages.
GENERAL INFORMATION
This year the Diocese of Allentown will
use the new IOWA Assessments (1A)
Form E, and Form F, and the new
Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT), Form 7,
for Spring 2014. The children in 2nd grade
will take the Core Battery Test where they
are tested in vocabulary, word analysis,
reading,
listening,
language,
and
mathematics and computation. The
children in grades 3-7 will take the
Complete Battery Test which includes all
the areas listed above along with social
studies, science, capitalization, punctuation
and computation.
AREAS OF THE CURRICULUM TO
BE TESTED
Vocabulary
Measures children’s pure word knowledge.
Reading Comprehension
Measures children’s ability to make inferences, draw
conclusions or make predictions based on a reading
selection.
Listening
Measures children’s ability to comprehend material
presented orally.
Word Analysis
Measures children’s ability to understand and
differentiate between words as it relates to literacy.
Language
Measures children’s ability in writing conventions
such as punctuation, capitalization, spelling as well
as usage and expression.
Math
Measures children’s ability of computation skills,
mathematical concepts and problem solving.
Questions are based upon the NCTM Standards.
Science
Measures children’s ability of scientific concepts as
well as their ability to classify, hypothesize, infer,
measure and explain.
Social Studies
Measures children’s ability to understand broad
concepts and topics in areas of history, geography,
economics and government and society.
TYPES OF SCORES
Percentile Rank (PR)
A child’s percentile rank is a score that tells the
percent of children in a particular group that
received lower raw scores on a test than that
particular child did. It shows the child’s
relative position or rank in a group of children
who are in the same grade and who were
tested at the same time of year (fall, mid-year
or spring). Thus, for example, if Toni earned a
percentile rank of 72 on the Math Problem
Solving test, it means that she scored higher
than 72 percent of the children in the group
with which she is being compared. Of course,
it also means that 28 percent of the group
scored higher than Toni. Percentile ranks
range from 1 to 99.
National Percentile Rank (NPR)
A child’s national percentile rank shows their
standing within the group with children in the
same grade who were tested at the same time
of year (fall, mid-year or spring) during the
national standardization. This large group of
children attend schools that are representative
of schools throughout the nation in terms of
region, enrollment size, and socioeconomic
status.
Grade Equivalent (GE)
This score is a decimal number that describes
performance in terms of grade level and
months. For example, a child in the 6th grade
receiving a 7.8 in vocabulary is comparable to a
child at the end of the eighth month of the 7th
grade.
Notre Dame of Bethlehem School
Testing Information
To:
Parents
From:
Mrs. Maziarz
Date:
March 10, 2014
Re:
Cognitive and ITBS Testing
IMPORTANT TESTING DATES:
COGNITIVE TEST - Grades 3, 5 and 7 ONLY
March 12th, 13th, 14th
Make-up testing will begin on March 17th.
ITBS - Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
March 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th
Make-up testing will begin on March 28th.
NOTE: Children tend to do their best after a good night’s sleep and a good breakfast.
Please remind your children to bring to school at least two #2 pencils for the tests.

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