Please continue to practice recognizing and writing: sight words, letter recognition and phonics. We will continue working on these skills in class. In addition, we will continue practicing identifying beginning, middle and ending sounds, rhyming and writing numbers to 1 -30.
Please bring in a plain white men's sized t-shirt (new or gently used). We will use it to make a Native American costume.
Halloween Carnival: Thank you to all who helped run our booths. The evening was a lot of fun for the children.
Uniform: It is time to put away the shorts and bring out the pants. Boys must wear the navy corduroy pants and girls must wear the plaid jumper. Pink socks, shoes, and shoelaces can be packed away till next year.
Fall Program: We are in the Fall Program. Children are to wear their Sunday best and meet in our classroom by 6:15 p.m.
Uniforms: Its cold out there! Time for sweatshirts/sweaters. Please label them. We try very hard to make sure your child does not lose their sweatshirts, labeling them helps.
Thanksgiving Snack: It is tradition here at OLM for the Kindergarten (Native Americans) to host a Thanksgiving snack for the First graders (Pilgrims). We will have a small Thanksgiving snack with 1st grade class on Thursday November 16th..
10/31 Halloween Costume Parade - wear your costume.
11/1 Mass Day. Boys wear pants and girls wear the jumpers.
11/3 Blue and White Free Dress/ Early Dismissal
11/5 School Mass at St. Pat's
11/9 Veterans Day Program
11/10 No School
11/15 Fall Program 6:30
11/17 Thanksgiving Program
11/20-24 Thanksgiving Vacation
Tomorrow is our Pumpkin Patch field trip.
We will leave after morning prayer (8:15 ish) and return around 11:30.
The children may wear free dress along with crazy socks and boots.
DON'T FORGET THE BOOSTER SEAT.
See you tomorrow!
RED RIBBON WEEK
MONDAY - Superhero Day
Wear your uniform with your favorite super hero cape
TUESDAY - Too Smart for Drugs
Wear Red Free Dress
WEDNESDAY - GIVE Drugs the BOOT & Sock It To DRUGS
Wear crazy socks and boots
Hunter Farms Field Trip
Free Dress with crazy socks and boots
THURSDAY - TOO BRIGHT for DRUGS
Wear sunglasses with your uniform
FRIDAY - TEAM up against DRUGS
Wear favorite team gear
Pink Free Dress is on Wednesday.
Rosary: During the month of October we pray the rosary as a school. Please help your child learn how to move from one bead to the next and practice saying a decade. This is a wonderful opportunity to brush up on our faith, start a family tradition and teach our children the importance of prayer.
Halloween Carnival: Thank you for bringing in the bags of candy. Your help is greatly appreciated. Also, stop by the classroom and sign up for a time to work at our class booth. This qualifies for service hours!
Box Tops & Labels for Education: Please clip the labels and bring them in to class. Every month the class that brought in the most box tops and labels will win one free dress day. Ask your friends and family to help you win!
Fall Program: We will be performing in the fall program.
Parent/Teacher Conferences: Conferences are this week. I am looking forward to meeting with you to discuss your child's progress.
Only OLM uniform sweatshirts/sweaters can be worn at Morning Prayer and inside the classrooms. Jackets may be worn during recess only.
Label all outerwear. Please check that your child brought home their own sweater/sweatshirt.
Remind children to put their sweater or sweatshirt in their backpack when not in use.
Dates to Remember:
10/17-21 Parent Teacher Conferences/Early Dismissal/Book Fair
10/28 Halloween Carnival
10/31 Halloween Parade
Blessing of the Animals Mass:
Mass is on Friday 10/6 at 11:00 am. My apologies, in the last newsletter I gave the wrong date. All are welcome to attend. Children will sit with their class for the Mass. Parents and animals will sit in a designated area. At the end of the Mass the children may go to their parent to walk their pets up for a blessing. After the blessing of the animals, the children need to return to their class for dismissal. Because Mass is held outside, students may also wear the uniform shorts for the Mass.
Month of the Rosary:
Every Thursday the students will meet and recite the rosary as a school family. If your child has a rosary, they are welcome to bring their own. Please review how to hold a rosary and practice the prayers. We will also practice in class to help the students become more familiar with praying the rosary.
Adoration in the Chapel:
Adoration and rosary is held every Friday morning at 7:15. Parents and children are welcome to attend.
Sweatshirts and Sweaters:
Please label all sweatshirts and sweaters. Clothing labels are a great way to do this. You can write your child's name on them, they stick on (no ironing), and stay on in the washer and dryer. They last a very long time too.
Please turn in the permission slips and money by October 19th. Chaperones must have completed the required safe environment training, cleared fingerprints, and turned in the forms for driving (see office for these).
Dates to Remember:
10/6 Blessing of the Animals Mass 11:00 am
10/6 12:30 Dismissal/End quarter 1
10/16 No School
10/17-20 Parent/Teacher Conferences/Book Fair/Early Dismissal
10/21 School Parish Mass 5pm St Pat's
10/23-27 Red Ribbon Week
10/25 Pumpkin Patch Field Trip to Hunter Farms
10/28 Halloween Carnival
10/31 Halloween Costume Contest/Parade
Author: Mrs. Gargano
Hello. I am the Kindergarten teacher at OLM. I have been teaching for over 24 years and have been with Our Lady of Mercy school for about 12 years. While I have taught and enjoyed teaching many different grades, Kindergarten is my heart!