Our class patron is St. John Bosco, the patron saint of schoolchildren. He stressed a system of education based on reason, religion, and kindness. Through his inspiration, many people became saints, including St. Dominic Savio and St. Maria Mazzarello. His life was filled with works of love and miracles from God.
At TCA, we believe that no person can be considered educated if they are ignorant or neglectful of their duties toward God. "For what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and suffers the loss of his soul?" Mark 8:36 We attend Holy Mass weekly and learn about basic Catholic Doctrine, the Sacraments, the 10 Commandments, Bible History, the Holy Rosary, and the Divine Mercy Chaplet along with other Catholic beliefs and practices. We ask that parents model and encourage regular prayer, Mass attendance, and the reception of the sacraments by their children.
Our school provides solid, orthodox teaching and practice of the Catholic faith as well as rigorous coverage of all the other academic disciplines. New students that are up to the challenge are always welcome to apply at TCA.
Thursday, August 13--Half day of school. 11:30 dismissal.
Friday, August 14--First full day of school- 7:50am - 2:50 pm
Saints of the day (July 20-August 4).
Monday, July 20: St. Margaret of Antioch
Tuesday, July 21: St. Lawrence of Brindisi
Wednesday, July 22: St. Mary Magdalene
Thursday, July 23: St. Bridget of Sweden
Friday, July 24: St. Sharbel Makhlouf
Saturday, July 25: St. James, Apostle
Sunday, July 26: Sts. Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Monday, July 27: Blessed Antonio Lucci
Tuesday, July 28: Blessed Stanley Rother
Wednesday, July 29: St. Martha
Thursday, July 30: Blessed Solanus Casey
Friday, July 31: St. Ignatius of Loyola
Saturday, Aug. 1: St. Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor of the church
Sunday, Aug. 2: St. Eusebius of Vercelli
Monday, Aug. 3: St. Peter Julian Eymard
Tuesday, Aug. 4: St. Jean Marie Vianney, Cure d' Ars (patron saint of all the priests of the world).
Feast Days for summer: Each day, go to Franciscan Media Saint of the Day to read about and view a video about the main saint of that day. The link is:
“At the day of judgment we shall not be asked what we have read but what we have done.” Thomas A Kempis, The Imitation of Christ.
"My people are perishing for lack of knowledge." Hosea 4:6
The Month of July is dedicated to the Precious Blood of Jesus.
The month of July is dedicated to the Precious Blood. The feast of the Precious Blood of our Lord was instituted in 1849 by Pius IX, but the devotion is as old as Christianity. The early Fathers say that the Church was born from the pierced side of Christ, and that the sacraments were brought forth through His Blood."The Precious Blood which we worship is the Blood which the Savior shed for us on Calvary and reassumed at His glorious Resurrection; it is the Blood which courses through the veins of His risen, glorified, living body at the right hand of God the Father in heaven; it is the Blood made present on our altars by the words of Consecration; it is the Blood which merited sanctifying grace for us and through it washes and beautifies our soul and inaugurates the beginning of eternal life in it."
Spelling: Each week we study 25 new spelling words as well as phonics and word attack skills in the Journeys Notebook Workbook. Please make sure your child is studying their words and properly completing the workbook pages. There is a test over the words every Friday.
Reading: A new story and vocabulary words are introduced each week along with relevant skills. We also use novels as guided reading in pairs each day. Please encourage your child to read books at their reading level as often as possible at home. We have a reading test every Friday.
Religion: Each week new concepts are introduced from our series and from supplementary doctrinal sources that should be reviewed at home. In addition, we practice and test the ability to recite a growing list of prayers and relevant Catholic information. Please encourage your child to study, master, and use these prayers daily. We also practice locating and interpreting daily scripture passages. Bible reading at home is certainly to be encouraged. Please be sure to have an official Catholic Bible in your home. There is a test each Friday.
Math: Math instruction is progressive. We have regular quizzes, so please encourage your child to regularly review their skills. Tests are given at the completion of each unit. Mastery of the times tables through 12s should be accomplished as soon as possible if they don't already possess this ability.
English: We study grammar regularly and work on compositions, poetry, and fluid writing. Please encourage your child to study and review these lessons as we have regular quizzes and have a test at the end of each instructional unit. Please encourage free writing at home when time allows.
Science & History: Our class studies various topics in these subjects as well as taking notes over relevant information. Quizzes are given regularly to encourage and assess learning mastery. Encourage your student to regularly review their lessons.
Study: Children often do not take textbooks home unless they have written work to complete. Please encourage your child to bring their books home to study the current content. Studying should be considered part of students' usual homework and not something to be done only the night before exams.
Note: Any missing homework assignments or "D" or "F" grades on tests will result in you receiving a sheet to sign in order to ensure that you are kept aware of your child's progress and academic needs. Please be sure to check your monthly calendar for important information, menus, etc. If something specific for our class is upcoming, you will receive a note via your child. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need to discuss anything regarding your son or daughter's academic progress.
We encourage love of God and Country through teaching respect for our Holy Father and all the teachings of Christ's Holy, Catholic Church as well as for our president and the high ideals of morality, freedom, patriotism, and civic responsibility that our country was founded upon.
“The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained in sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upwards in the night.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,