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					St. Bartholomew School
Fostering academic excellence and
   fellowship in a close Catholic
       community since 1962
          Community
• Small community made up of 160
  families, currently 220 students.
• Families live in Bethesda, Rockville,
  Silver Spring, Washington, D.C.,
  Gaithersburg, and northern Virginia.
• Most families are parishioners or
  become parishioners after joining the
  school. We also have non-Catholic
  students.
              Curriculum
• Archdiocese of Washington curriculum
• Accredited by the Middle States Association of
  Colleges and Schools.
• All major subjects are taught in each grade. Also,
  Religion (daily), Spanish (once in K, twice a week 1-
  4, three times a week 5-8), P.E. (once a week Pre
  K, twice K-4, 5-8 have twice a week every week
  and three times a week every month (single sex
  P.E. class)), Art (every day Pre-K,twice a week K-
  3, once 4-8), Computers (once a week Pre-K, K,
  twice a week in other grades), Library (twice a
  week Pre K-4, once 5-8), Music (Four times a week
  Pre-k,twice a week K-4, once 5-8).
 Middle States-Reaccreditation-
 ”Learning Together by Working
           Together”
• Project completed for our Middle
  States re-accreditation.
• Increasing number of peer learning
  activities used in each class.
• Teachers have found that students
  are more engaged and learn more
  about content when they discuss it
  with others.
   Student Engagement
• Teachers use many different
  techniques to engage students.
• By using peer learning, technology,
  hands on, white boards, activity
  centers, drama and more.
        Peer learning
• Shyer students learn to speak up.
• Leaders learn to listen to others and
  value what other have to say.
• Many teachers have already tracked
  an increase in test scores using this
  method as a review. Students seem
  to understand the content more
  deeply.
    Great reviews from
      Middle States
• Loving community
• Everyone is positive about project.
• Learning is happening in every
  classroom.
• Children are genuinely happy and
  engaged in the learning process.
      Resource program
• Resource teacher works four days a week.
• 1st-4th grade Small group for reading. Goal to
  bring up to grade level. (45 minutes-3 times a
  week for Reading)
• 5th-8th grade-Small groups-children have
  documented learning needs. Students meet
  instead of having Spanish. They work on studying
  for tests, working on projects, and getting
  organized. (45 minutes-3 times a week)
      Pre K program
“Childhood is a journey not a race”
        Pre-K program
• Guidelines from the Archdiocese of
  Washington, Montgomery County and
  the State of Maryland to establish
  curriculum and developmentally
  appropriate practices.
• Two teachers and an aide work with
  the children in small group rotations.
       Pre-K Program
• Program is a full day 8:00 a.m.-3:00
  p.m. Same arrival and dismissal
  schedule as the rest of the school.
• Emphasis is on preparation for
  Kindergarten-Social and Academic-
  more- developmentally appropriate
  activities in a loving, caring
  environment.
             Pre-K
          (specifics)
• Activities include drama, music, art,
  physical education using the teachers
  we have in our school.
• Free play and structured play.
• Emphasis on fine and gross motor
  skill development
• Academics include reading readiness,
  writing readiness, math readiness,
  hands on science and social studies.
              Pre-K
• Children wear the school’s P.E.
  uniform every day. In the warmer
  months, this includes St. Bart’s
  shorts and P.E. shirts. In the colder
  months, sweat pants, St. Bart’s t-
  shirts and St. Bart’s sweat shirts are
  worn.
           Sample Schedule
•   7:45-8:10 a.m. Arrival,         • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Unpack, prayers                   Lunch/Recess
•   8:15-8:45 a.m. Free Play        • 12:30-1:00 p.m. Story
•   8:45-9:00 a.m. Circle time        Time
•   9:00-10:30 a.m. Small           • 1:00-1:30 p.m. Music
    group ( 7 children per group)
    30 minute rotations of          • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Small
    Language Arts/Pre-reading,        group rotations-30
    Math, and Art.                    minutes-Religion, P.E.,
•   10:30-10:45 a.m. Snack            Activity time, circle time.
    and recess                      • 2:30- 2:45 p.m. Wrap up
• 10:45-11:30 a.m 15                  and prayers
  minute rotations-fine             • 3:00 p.m. Dismissal
  motor skills-cutting,
  tracing and handwriting.
     K-8 program
“Learning Together by Working
          Together”
    Small groups in lower
           grades
• In Kindergarten, we have small groups to work
  with students to learn skills especially in math,
  pre-reading skills, and handwriting.
• In First grade, we have three groups for
  individualized instruction in math and reading
• We offered accelerated pace small groups in 2-
  4th grade so that students can work at a faster
  pace if needed.
• We also small groups for children who need
  additional help with the resource teacher.
        Kindergarten

• Small groups with rotations for major
  academic subject areas-math,
  language arts and reading.
• Two full time teachers take the
  groups.
Small groups in the upper
         grades
• Small groups allow for classes with sizes of 15 or
  less.
• In 5th-8th grade students are placed in math
  groups according to ability.
• In grades 5, 6 and 7, students are grouped for
  reading.
• Students in 5-8th who have documented learning
  needs may work in a small group with the resource
  teacher-three times a week in place of Spanish.
                   Faculty
• 19 teachers, 4 teaching assistants, a counselor, and a
  resource teacher.
• 10 teachers have 15 years or more teaching experience. 9
  teachers have their master’s degrees.
• Steve Bartl-5th-8th grade Math teacher Archdiocese of
  Washington Golden Apple Award Winner-2009. Montgomery
  County Teacher of the Year for the Archdiocese of
  Washington 2008
• Principal- 14 years at St. Bart’s, 11 years teaching at St.
  Jane De Chantal, two master degrees from Catholic
  University (one in education, one in Administration-Catholic
  School leadership)
               Typical Day
• 7:45 Drop off in carpool line (morning care begins at 7:00
  a.m.)
• 8:00 School begins- prayers and announcements
• 8:15-11:15 Classes
• 10:30-10:45 Morning Recess for Pre K-3
• 11:15 Lunch/Recess- 5th-8th grade/ Classes for lower grades
• 11:30 Pre-K lunch/recess
• 11:50 Lunch/Recess-K-4/Classes for upper grades
• 12:35- DEAR (Drop everything and read)
• 12:50-Classes Continue
• 3:00-Pick up in carpool line (aftercare begins at 3:15 and
  ends at 6:00 p.m.)
          Hot Lunch
• Hot lunch is offered for an additional
  fee Monday-Friday.
• Monday- Pizza-8th grade fundraiser
• Tuesday-Friday-Catered lunch
       Morning Care and
          Aftercare
• Morning care begins at 7:00 a.m. Any student may
  attend on a drop in or regular basis. Cost is $7.00
  per day.
• Aftercare begins at 3:15 p.m. and ends at 6:00
  p.m. Any child who is not picked up at carpool
  automatically goes to aftercare where he/she will
  be cared for until a parent arrives. Cost is $15
  per day, $18 on a half day. Any student may
  attend on a drop in or regular basis. Homework is
  a priority and is completed first. Snacks are
  provided and then children play outside.
• Aftercare is staffed by faculty members.
           Uniforms
• Students wear uniforms every day
  unless it is a “dress up” day.
• School uniforms may be purchased at
  March Uniforms in Rockville.
• Children in grades K-4 wear their P.E.
  uniforms on P.E. day and the children
  in 5th-8th grade bring their uniforms
  and change before P.E. class
      Student Activities
• Student Council           • Bobcat Newspaper
• Safety Patrols            • Yearbook
• Altar Servers             • Liturgy Committee
• CYO Sports                • Golf
• Flag football
                            • Band
• Spanish Lab
• Tuesday and Wed. Tutors   • Bartholomew House
• Yoga                      • Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts
• Enrichment Algebra for    • Student Ambassadors
  Advanced Students         • Girls on the Run/Girls on
• Mad Science                 track
• Tea with Mrs. B.          • Drama
      Parent Participation
•   Home and School Association
•   Room parents
•   CYO coaches/ CYO Board
•   School Advisory Board
•   Hot Lunch
•   Fundraising/ Development
•   Building Committee
•   Share a Talent- Examples: Renovation Committee
             Special Events
•   Back to School Night         •   Spirit Week
•   St. Bart’s Weekend           •   Field Day
•   CYO Picnic                   •   Seder Meal
•   Honors Mass/Special          •   Geography Bee
    liturgies/School Liturgies   •   May Crowning/Candle
    (2 p.m. every month)             lighting ceremony
•   Halloween Parade             •   Grandparents Day
•   Christmas Pageant            •   8th grade v. Faculty
•   Catholic Schools Week            Basketball game
•   Annual Gala                  •   Donuts with Dads/Muffins
•   Bingo Night                      with Moms
                                 •   St. Bart’s Night out
                   Service
• Thanksgiving Baskets
• Shower for Baby Jesus at Christmas (Mary House)
• World Hunger Day Food Collection
• Candy Canes for the Missions
• Joining the Holy Childhood Association
• Response to needy families, natural disasters, and poverty
  abroad.
• Out of all the schools in the Archdiocese of Washington, we
  have been awarded 1st, 2nd or 3rd place from the
  Archdiocese of Washington every year for our outstanding
  service efforts.
     What sets us apart?
• Small caring community.
• Excellence in academics-students are successfully placed in
  most competitive high schools in the county.
• More flexibility- we can tailor programs to suit the needs of
  different classes.
• More attention to individual students- Advisory groups,
  Steps to Respect
• Students have the opportunity to assume more leadership
  roles.
• Experienced faculty made up of reflective teachers.
  Emphasis on professional development-always learning
   Plans for the future
• Updating our technology so that
  teachers can use it more efficiently
  for classroom instruction.
• Our plans include at least 3 more
  smart boards for classrooms.
• New computers for the lab and the
  resource room.
• New projectors for the classrooms
  that do not have smart boards.
Benefits of Small School
• Small classes with individual attention.
• Enrichment groups for accelerated pace.
• Remediation groups for students who need
  support.
• Children assume leadership roles. They have more
  opportunities to read at mass, to lead the school,
  to lead the sports team, etc.
• The children know all the other students.
• Teachers can communicate with parents more
  regularly.
• Families help each other.
        Public vs. Catholic
• Emphasis on caring for others-service to school, community,
  church.
• Values taught and modeled by teachers and students.
• Archdiocese of Washington curriculum- room for creativity
  in methods of teaching and pace of teaching.
• Development of the individual child is emphasized.
• Catholic School is a caring community of families that
  support each other while helping to raise children.
• Size gives students opportunity to shine and develop gifts
  that may stay hidden in a larger environment.
            Catholic
• Opportunities to go to mass regularly
• Prayer every day
• Model our life after Jesus-What
  would Jesus do?
• Opportunities to serve others
• Learn to put God and others before
  self.
• Spiritual greater than material things
    Where do our students go
        to high school?
•   Gonzaga           •   Visitation
•   Georgetown Prep   •   Holy Child
•   Good Counsel      •   Holy Cross
•   St. John’s        •   Stone Ridge
•   DeMatha
•   Landon
•   Whitman (public
    school)
     Registration Process
• Fill out registration form   • Non-refundable check for
• Also supply:                   $500 for all grades. This
      birth certificate          check will pay for your
                                 book/supply fee for the
      baptismal certificate      school year 2011-12
      transcripts and          • If we do not have space
  recommendation forms           your money is refunded.
  from previous schools
                               • You will know within 2
                                 weeks if you have been
                                 accepted.
    What happens after
      acceptance?
• You will be notified of your acceptance by
  mail.
• Mark your calendar for our new family
  orientation day in June. Parents will have a
  brief orientation, a chance to meet other
  parents, and an opportunity to order the
  school uniform. Students will have an
  opportunity to meet their teachers.
Thank you for coming!
    REGISTER TODAY!

				
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