1st Grade - Mrs. Catherine Ropars


Hi! My name is Catherine 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 seventh year teaching at St.Mark.  I love the children and teaching in a catholic school.  I am happy to assist you in providing the best education for your child at St. Mark 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.  I have taught children in Early Intervention, Pre-K, First Grade, and Second Grade. However, my most important job was being a mom.

My husband, Tom, and I raised three children, Katelynn, Shawn, and Lisa, and I am blessed to have two beautiful grandchildren, Thomas and Lucy.

I am looking forward to teaching this year.  I know the parents at St. Mark School are always supportive and work hard to help their child/children be successful.


Please click the link to see the homework sheet.
https://stmarkbristol.org/documents/Homework 10_25_21.pdf
Spanish homework is due on the following Monday.
Spanish homework and study pages are stored in the blue folder.

Thank you for your cooperation and support.
God bless you!


Reading-Weekly Test R.6
Spelling- Test R.6

Reading-Unit R Test

Religion- Test on Chapter 5, pages 37-44
Simple Solutions- Quiz on Lessons 25-29, pages 50-57

Math - Quiz on Chapter 2 Lessons 6-9:  Subtraction concepts and vocabulary words

Monday, November 1
Phonics- Test on consonant sounds


Math- https://tinyurl.com/yy3bdjt9 (addition vocabulary practice)
Educational Games
Spelling City
Religion-Christ Our Life (Use to prepare for tests and quizzes.)



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 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 5 sharpened pencils, 2 glue sticks, crayons, safety scissors, a 6 inch ruler, 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 and study the vocabulary words and meanings, also.

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


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.


Your child must take responsibility for his/her own actions.  We have discussed the following 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


Tuesday: Technology 
Thursday: Art 

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