Welcome to 4B

No homework, quizzes or tests will be given during quarterly exam weeks.

     How exciting it is to be part of such an amazing teaching staff here at St. Philip Preparatory School!  As an experienced Catholic school teacher, I know first-hand that an unwavering commitment to excellence is required to achieve the wonderful educational and spiritual experiences that a Catholic education provides. 

       I am committed to being the best teacher I can to all my classes.   And with the support of parents and the promise of working hard from the students, I know we can achieve much.  The prosperity of the students in all my classes has always been my utmost concern.

     As the homeroom teacher,  I instruct on the following subjects: Religion/ Family Life, Spelling, Language Arts (Grammar) and Penmanship.  I also teach both classes for 4th and 5th grade Math.

     The grading breakdowns for classes are as follows:

Math and Language Arts :  tests &  quizzes 60%,  homework  30%  and participation/behavior  10%;

Religion :  tests  50%,  quizzes  30%  and participation/behavior 20%;

Spelling : tests  80%, homework 20%;

Penmanship : 100% assignments.

Tests must be saved by the students to be used as additional study material for the quarterly exams.  Copies of tests are not made by me. Please view tests for better understanding of your child's understanding of material taught and for clarification of posted grades.

DISCLAIMER: Homework on this site is posted as a SECONDARY form of communication.  Students write down homework as instructed verbally in class and written on the board and may not leave class without first writing down assignments in their planner. This provides accuracy of assignment and the opportunity to ask any question about it. 

DISCLAIMER:  Pop quizzes, which are not announced prior to the class,  may be given in especially Math and Language Arts classes.  Also, there are no retakes or extra credit for any low or failing  grade.   Missed homework will be accepted up to 5 school days after the assignment is due.  After this time, a zero will incur.

     I can be reached at:   gina.perdek@stphilipprep.com.   Because I teach a full schedule, please allow me time to respond to your email after school or next prep period. (Email is not read during school or over the weekend and  holidays.) Any change to child's dismissal must be either written in a note or called to the office - not via email.

     Please remember that all money  sent to school (excluding the $1 for Tag Day) must be in check form, in a sealed envelope with your child's name and homeroom, who the money is directed to and the amount written in the front.  The school can not held responsible for lost cash sent to school.

     Snacks for celebrations need to be healthy, as instructed in the Handbook.  They include: small water bottles, juice boxes, chips and salsa, fresh fruit or fruit cups, Goldfish and Cheez Its, pretzels, graham crackers or pita chips, cheese and crackers, and string cheese.  If your child suffers from allergies which may be found in the products others bring in,  it is required that  your child bring in  a "safe snack," which you can guarantee the ingredients do not affect your child.  Please understand that anything unhealthy, such as cookies, chocolate or cupcakes, will be returned and sent home.  No gift bags please.

     Please inform me of updated  contact information (phone # and email address.)  Adherence to the Handbook will be expected and followed in Intermediate School. 

      I look forward to meeting and talking to as many parents and guardians as possible throughout the year. Together, we can achieve anything! 

           May God Bless!