December will be a very quick month at school! Please refer to the teacher's blogs for classroom information and special events.
Some housekeeping items:
Have a wonderful Christmas with your families! God Bless!
Many events are taking place in the next week:
Friday, November 9 and Monday, November 12: School is closed
Wednesday, November 14: The Thanksgiving Program at 6:30pm in the school auditorium. Miss C's students will perform. Please have your child at school by 6:15pm in the classroom. Please take your child's jackets/sweaters with you as the preschool building will be locked.
Thursday, November 15: The preschool's annual Thanksgiving Feast. We are asking $3.00 per family to offset the cost of the meal. Your donation is greatly appreciated. If you would like to volunteer, you must be safe environment trained through the Diocese of Fresno.
Friday, November 16: The Thanksgiving Prayer Service in the school auditorium at 8:15am.
The preschool staff wish your family a very blessed Thanksgiving! See you on Monday, November 26th!
Our Lady of Mercy Preschool
The Pre-Kindergarten classrooms are now implementing our new curriculum, Big Day for Pre-K. Please login to the Family Space and work with your child on Theme 2. Ms. Irma’s classroom begins Clifford’s Big World curriculum. The first theme is: Hello, School and Apples. Clifford’s Big Idea: We can share!
SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING
If you intend to volunteer in the classroom on a regular basis, you are required to complete the online safe environment training and be fingerprinted through the Diocese of Fresno. You can find the training at www.olmlancers.com under “For Current OLM Families” then click on Safe and Sacred Environment. You will have to pay the school $10 for the online training. Paperwork for fingerprinting is in the Preschool office. You will also have to provide a copy of your immunizations to include Tdap; Flu; MMR; and TB clearance.
Family envelopes are sent home once a month. Please empty the contents, read and return any forms in need of completion, and sign on the front of the envelope. This system ensures families receive school information and saves on postage.
Each student has a file in the classroom. This file is for the parents/guardians. Please do not let your child take the items from the file. We do teach them that these are for adults. Also, if you need two files, please talk to the classroom teacher. Please check your child’s file everyday.
ROSETTA STONE FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM
We will begin a foreign language program in the Pre-K classrooms by October. A form will go home regarding which language you would like your child to learn. Please fill out the form and return to the classroom teacher. Once the language is chosen, it cannot be changed.
AGES AND STAGES QUESTIONNAIRES
You received 2 questionnaires to fill out and return to school by September 14th. These questionnaires are very important as we get an overall view of your child’s development. The results of these questionnaires will be discussed at parent/teacher conferences in October.
Vision screenings will take place Wednesday, September 5th in the morning. Only students who have a signed permission slip will be able to be screened. If you need another permission slip, please stop by the preschool office or ask your child’s teacher for the form. Last year, these screenings were very accurate and helped several students in our school.
Monday, September 3: School Closed for the Labor Day Holiday
Wednesday, September 5: Vision Screenings
Friday, September 7: All school Mass 8:15am in the auditorium.
K-8 dismissed at 12:30pm.
Sunday, September 23: School Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, 9:00am. Pancake Breakfast in the parish hall from 7:00am-12:00pm.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 722-6657 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
God Bless You,
,The OLM Preschool Staff is very excited to begin the school year with your children! The first week has gone really well as the students have learned the classroom routine. They have gotten to know their teachers and are beginning to explore their environment.
Next week, the Pre-K classrooms will be attending Mass on Wednesday, August 15th for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a holy day of obligation and we look forward to celebrating the Mass with the older students.
Just a reminder~ if you have not turned in your child's physician's report, it must be in by August 31st. This is a licensing requirement and needed for your child to attend school. Thank you for your cooperation.
OPEN HOUSE is on Sunday, August 19th from 11:00am-1:00pm. Please plan to visit the school and see what your child has been learning these first 2 weeks of school! There will be a Tri-Tip/rigatoni dinner offered by the 8th grade class in the auditorium. If you are interested in buying dinner tickets, please see Mrs. Mary.
School Pictures will be Wednesday, August 29th and Thursday, August 30th. If your child does not attend on Wednesday, his/her picture will be taken on Thursday. Order envelopes are due back to school by the 28th.
Please take time to read the teacher's blog, the bulletin boards, and newsletter to keep up on what it happening in your child's classroom.
Thank you for choosing OLM Preschool!
ST. PATRICK’S DINNER-DERBY BENEFITTING OLM PRESCHOOL
SPONSORED BY KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA COUNCIL #2384
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018
ST. PATRICK’S PARISH HALL, 671 E. YOSEMITE AVE, MERCED
SPONSORSHIP TABLES: $360 includes preferred seating, 2 drink tickets per person, family/business name on table banner
TICKETS: $30 per person or $240 for table of 8
DINNER, HORSE RACES, A DESSERT SILENT AUCTION, RAFFLE ITEMS AND MORE!!
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT OLM SCHOOL/PRESCHOOL/CHURCH OFFICE
CHECKS PAYABLE TO KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 722-6657 OR 722-7496
Priority registration for returning students is now open. Please see Mrs. Mary or your child's teacher for the paperwork. New student registration begins Monday, April 9, 2018.
This is a very busy season for OLM Preschool! Here are few reminders:
The OLM Preschool Staff wish all our families a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!
The OLM Preschool Thanksgiving Feast is Thursday, November 16th! The students will dress up as Indians and Pilgrims and parade around the school wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. They will return to the classrooms and share a delicious Thanksgiving meal.
The preschool is open on Friday, November 17th until 5:30pm.
We will be closed November 20th-November 24th and resume school on Monday, November 27th!
The OLM Preschool Staff wish all of you a safe and blessed Thanksgiving Holiday!
JUST A REMINDER: YOUR DINNER MONEY OR TICKETS ARE DUE THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27TH FOR THE TREVINO FAMILY TAKE-OUT DINNER. PLEASE LET MRS. MARY KNOW IF YOU NEED MORE TICKETS.
THE HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH FROM 5-8PM. PLEASE BRING YOUR BAKE GOODS TO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY OR BY 4:00PM ON SATURDAY. THANK YOU.
OUR HALLOWEEN/PUMPKIN PATCH PARTIES IN THE CLASSROOM ARE ON HALLOWEEN. COSTUMES ARE NOT TO BE WORN ON HALLOWEEN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH FOR VETERAN'S DAY.