We are writing more and more every day. It is important that the Kindergarteners know their sight words and alphabet sounds (phonics). Review these daily. Also, please help your child practice at home writing simple sentences (ex. I see a rainbow. It is big. It is pretty. I like the rainbow.) Concentrate on how the word sounds and use "Just for now" spelling.
OLM Annual Auction:
The auction is January 27th. It is always a fun night and a great opportunity to support our school.
Kindergarten Auction Class Project: Thank you to all those who have sent in $20 to help fund this project. If you forgot to send in your money you can still send it in! Please send it in ASAP.
Drivers Needed for Catholic Schools Week:
Parents will drop off their children at St. Patrick's Church on Friday, February 2nd. We will need drivers to bring us back to school after Mass. This counts for service hours. You must have attended the safe environment meeting, cleared fingerprints and turn in driving forms into the office.
Catholic Schools Week:
A full list of activities for Catholic Schools Week will be coming home soon. January 28th will kick off Catholic Schools Week. Mass is at St. Patrick's Church at 9am. Make sure your child wears their school uniform to the Mass if they are attending.
Please follow the dress code as outlined in the parent handbook. Some items that are worn are not acceptable. Remember, leggings are not allowed only socks and tights are acceptable. Boots are not part of the dress code.
1/27 OLM Auction
1/30 Buddy Day, School Spirit Free Dress
1/31 No Hot Lunch
2/2 ALL-SCHOOL MASS 9 am at St. Pat’s, 12:30 Dismissal.
Christmas Party: A sign up sheet will be outside the classroom door. Come sign up to bring something for our Christmas party. The party will be Friday at 10:30.
If your child is sick they may not return to class unless they do not have a fever or diarrhea and are not vomiting for 24 hours. While this may be inconvenient our goal is to provide a healthy environment for all the children. Please do not send your child to school if they are ill. Your consideration in this matter will help our little ones stay healthy this winter.
Spirit of Christmas: Student council is sponsoring an all school Christmas Food Drive. Please bring in a can of green beans, corn or peas. Thank you for those that have already brought in a donation.
Mrs. Yorba is collecting donations for our Classroom Auction item. Thank you to all who have sent in their contribution. If you have not done so, please send in $20 as soon as possible. Our class is donating a playhouse to the auction. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.
No homework will be sent home this week. Homework will be sent home the Friday that we return to school.
Please continue to practice letter and number recognition (upper and lower case) letter sound association, and sight words. We are also working on ordinal numbers (first, second, third, etc.) rhyming words, in addition to blending and segmenting words (b-a-t, bat), and writing.
Dates to Remember:
12/20 Christmas Program 6:30 at St. Pat’s
12/22 Free Dress & Minimum Day 12:30 Dismissal.
1/8/18 School resumes
Don’t forget Friday dismissal is at 12:30.
There is no Extended Care on this day!
Wishing you all a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Our field trip is tomorrow and the children are very excited!
Don't forget: .
Students must bring their booster seats.
Students are to wear their uniforms.
We will depart by 9:30.
Thank you to all those who volunteered to drive. This day wouldn't be possible without your help. See you tomorrow :)
November 28, 2017
Please continue to practice: letter and number recognition (upper and lower case), letter sound association, and Quarter 2 sight words. We are also working on ordinal numbers (first, second, third, etc.), writing our numbers 1-30, rhyming words, in addition to blending and segmenting words (b-a-t, bat), and writing.
Uniform Dress Code:
Please be aware, the only sweatshirt allowed is the OLM sweater/sweatshirt. Jackets (any color) may be worn at recess on the playground only.
Dates to Remember:
12/1 Early Dismissal
12/17 School Mass at St. Patrick's Church 7am
12/20 Christmas Program 6:30pm at St. Pat’s
12/22 Free Dress & Minimum Day. 12:30 Dismissal.
NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE
12/22 End Quarter 2
12/22- 1/5 Christmas Vacation
1/8 School Resumes
Has your child used the Superkids program at home yet?
Continue working on letter recognition and phonics everyday.
Home Work: Homework is to be done in crayon and/or pencil. Please do not use markers or pens.
Dress Code: Don't forget the fall/winter dress code means no more shorts. Boots are not allowed. Also, the only sweatshirts that may be worn on campus are the OLM sweatshirts. Jackets may be any color but can only be worn during recess. Please refer to the handbook if you have any questions.
Hair: Boys--hair must be above the ears, eyebrows and collar. Girls--only Black, brown, white or OLM hair clips (etc.) may be worn (no pink, purple, aqua, etc., hair ties, clips or rubber bands).
Thanksgiving Snack: It is tradition here at OLM for the kindergarten (Native Americans) to share a Thanksgiving snack for the first graders (Pilgrims). We will have a small Thanksgiving snack with the first grade class. I am asking each child to bring an adult sized white t-shirt to make our costumes. We will be decorating them on Wednesday 11/8.
Please bring in two packets of gravy mix by Thursday November 9th
Fall Program: Kindergarten in is the Fall program Wednesday, November 15th. We will meet in the classroom at 6:15.
Operation Christmas Child:
Kindergarten is to bring in 2 wash cloths and 2 bars of soap. These are due by November 9th.
We will be making gift boxes to give to needy children all over the world at Christmas time. Your generosity and good will are greatly appreciated.
Dates to Remember:
11/9 Veteran’s Day Program at 8:30. All are welcome.
11/10 No School
11/9 Bring in 2 Wash cloths, 2 bars of soap, 2 packets gravy mix
11/15 Fall Program/Thanksgiving Dinner at 6:30pm
11/20-25 Thanksgiving Vacation
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!