Dear Pre-K families,
Happy New Year and welcome back. We hope that you all enjoyed some time with your families during the Christmas vacation. This week we will start are new theme, Seasons All Around. We will be talking a lot about weather and conditions related to each season. Our Alpha Friend in Umbie Umbrella Uu. I will be working on midyear assessments in preparation for parent teacher conferences in March. There will not be school on Monday, January 15th so that we may observe the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.
Please remember to bring in your child's school supply box if you have not already done so. Also, please check to see if their extra clothes need to be re-stocked.
We are looking forward to our School Dinner and Auction fundraiser. It will take place on Saturday, January 27th at the St. Patrick's Church Hall. Tickets are available in the office. Our room parent, Mr. Van Hagen has been working on getting our class auction item ready. It is a beautiful American flag made out of fire hoses. The children have all painted their handprint on the back of it. It will be on display in our classroom in the next few weeks. We are asking for a donation of $5.00 per family to help with the cost of making it. A donation bag will be up in the classroom. We appreciate you support. It will be available to bid on the night of the auction.
Dear Pre-K Families,
We are on week 2 of advent. We 'lit' our second candle for love. We continue to be very busy with play practice. Our Alpha Friend is Jumping Jill Jj. We will have a special pizza snack on Wednesday, December 20th. We are asking each family to please contribute $2.00 towards the purchase of the pizza. There is a donation collection bag in the classroom. We will be sending your child's school supply box home. Please go through it and replenish anything that they will need for the second half of the school year. If their glue bottle is running low, I can refill it. We will be closing next week on Friday, December 22nd for the Christmas break. The entire school will close promptly at 12:30. There will not be any afternoon care. Classes will resume on Monday January 8th. We hope you enjoy your time off with your family.
Monday, December 18th we will have play practice in the morning. We would like the entire class to attend that morning please.
We will have full dress rehearsal for the Christmas program on Tuesday, December 19th at 8:30am. In the school Auditorium. We would like every student to attend that morning also, even if it is not your day. You are also welcome to watch.
On Wednesday, December 20th, We will need everyone to arrive at St. Patrick's Church at 6:15pm. We will meet in the cry room. We will put your child's costume on over their clothes. After the program, Please wait to pick up your child. They will be taking group photo. We ask that after the photos, you please meet with Mrs. Hermosillo, Mrs. Mary, or myself to turn in the costume and check out your child. There is a lot of commotion and we want to make sure everyone gets back to their parents.
This is a really special evening; I thank you in advance for allowing your child to participate in the Christmas Program. If you have any questions at all, please contact me.
Dear Pre-K Families,
This week we have been learning about the season of Advent. We have our Advent wreaths hung in the hallway and have 'lit' the first candle for hope. We have been talking about preparing ourselves for the birth of Jesus. On Wednesday, we will celebrate St. Nicholas Day and learn about St. Nicholas. On Friday, we will be in charge of Mass with our 5th grade buddies. Please remember to bring in the wrapped toy marked boy or girl and the age of the child it is appropriate for. We will be carrying the gifts up to the altar as an offering. We are also asking families to please donate to the spirit of Christmas food drive. Preschool has been asked to please donate canned fruit.
This week our Alpha Friend is Hattie Horse Hh,
We will continue to practice for the Christmas play. The play will take place on Wednesday, December 20th at 6:30pm at St. Patrick's Church. If your child will not be able to attend, please let me know.
We will be making a schedule change in events this month. On Wednesday, December 13, we will celebrate our December Birthdays. On Wednesday, December 20th, we will celebrate a special Christmas treat.
Dear Pre-K families,
Welcome back. We hope you had an enjoyable week off of school with your families. It's such a blessing to be back together with the children this week. I missed them very much.
This is a review week, we have been using our time to review our alpha friends as well as rhyming words, beginning sounds and blending words. We are also preparing for Advent that will begin next week. Advent is the time in which we prepare ourselves for the birth of Jesus. We have been making Advent wreaths so that we can count the 4 weeks before he comes. Thursday, we begin play practice and will be working with the 8th grade class to perform in the Christmas Program that will be on Wednesday, December 20th at St. Patrick's Church. I will give more information later as we receive parts.
Next week, on Friday, December 8th, we will present the school Mass with our 5th grade buddies. We will be celebrating the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. During the presentation of gifts, we would like our preschool class to present a wrapped toy to donate to children who might not have a Christmas gift. Please bring in a new wrapped toy and mark the outside for a boy or a girl and what age. We would like to have them in the class no later than Thursday, December 7th.
A few fun things going on this weekend...
Saturday December 2nd, is the Merced downtown Christmas parade. It begins at 3pm. Our school student council members will have a float with a nativity scene of the Holy Family. I will be walking with the float and hope to see you along the way.
Sunday December 3rd, our school Choir will be performing at the Merced County Courthouse Museum open house at 2:30. We have a presentation of three Christmas trees to commemorate our 90th anniversary celebration. It's a fun after noon to visit the museum and enjoy a cookie treat. This is a free event and I hope to see you there. Please see our school Facebook page for more information.
We thank you so much for your continued support through out the year.
Dear Pre-K Families,
We are on week #2 of our theme In the City, in the Country. This week we are learning about what it is like to live in the City. Our Alpha Friend is Queenie Queen Qq. We are working on our thanksgiving costumes. Our class will be American Indians. Miss C's class will be Pilgrims. We will celebrate on Thursday, November 16th with a Thanksgiving Feast in our Classroom. There is a donation bag and we are asking each family to please donate $2.00 towards the cost of the food. We will have turkey, corn, fruit, corn muffin, and pumpkin pie. Before we eat, we will go on a parade around the school in our costumes.
On Thursday, November 9th, we will lead the school in the Pledge of Allegiance to begin our school's Veterans Day Celebration program. If you are a veteran or know of one, please bring them at 8:15 in the school auditorium. Please have your child wear their OLM T-shirt and add any patriotic accessories. Our entire school will observe Veteran's day by being closed on Friday, November 10th.
Our school is collecting food items to help out Catholic Charities with a Thanksgiving Food drive.
We are asking all Preschool families to please donate 2 cans of corn, peas, or cranberry sauce.
We will also be closed Monday, November 20th thru Friday, November 24 to observe the Thanksgiving holiday.
This week we will be receiving the music for the Christmas Play that our class will be in. I will send out more information as I get it.
Dear Pre-K Families,
It was so nice to see so many of your families at the Halloween Carnival on Saturday. On Monday, we will have large group in class to carve our class pumpkin. On Tuesday, we will celebrate Halloween in our classroom with a special Halloween snack. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to bring something. Please remember that children are NOT allowed to wear costumes to preschool on Tuesday. We will also have a 'pumpkin patch' in our yard for the children to select a pumpkin. If your child would like to bring a small treat for our Halloween treat bags, you are welcome to send in a bag of candy, there are 23 students.
On Wednesday, we will celebrate All Saints Day with an All School Mass in the Auditorium. The 8th graders will be dressed up as Saints.
Thursday, we are excited to have a visit from the California Highway Patrol. We are also hosting our preschool fundraiser dinner from Trevino's. If you have not already turned in your ticket/money, Mrs. Mary needs to please collect that.
This week we will also begin our new theme, In the City, In the Country. Our Alpha Friend will be Callie Cat Cc. We only have three weeks left until Thanksgiving break. Our class will be making American Indian Costumes to celebrate a Thanksgiving feast with Miss C's class who will be Pilgrims. When we return from break, our class will be in the Christmas program with the 8th graders.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Dear Pre-K families,
We have had a very busy week. We are so grateful that we are now able to get on our playground!! What a blessing. We hope you all had an opportunity to visit the book fair. If not, you may still purchase books online. I enjoyed visiting with many of you during parent teacher conferences. I look forward to meeting with more this week.
This week we will continue to work on our Alpha Friend Pippa Pig Pp. We will use this week to work on some Halloween projects, and review. On Wednesday, we will celebrate our October Birthdays. I have had the sign up sheet with me during conferences and it will now be posted in the class. Also, there is a sign up for treats for our Halloween class party. We will share a fun Halloween treat in our classroom on Tuesday the 31st. No costumes are allowed at school for the preschool. We will also have treat bags if you would like to send in a small treat from your child.
Please look for the flyer that Mrs. Mary sent out. There are a lot of details that are important.
Please turn in your ticket money for the Trevino's take our dinner by Friday. We look forward to the take out dinner on the 27th.
We were not able to make the chalk rosary in the back circle due to rain on Friday. I believe we will make it on Tuesday this week with our 5th grade reading buddies and the entire school will pray around it on Wednesday.
If you signed up to bring baked goods, you may deliver them on Friday or bring them Saturday night to the carnival. There are also some shifts still available to work, please see the sign in sheet in the classroom.
Looking ahead, the entire school will be closed on Friday, November 10th to observe veterans day.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Halloween Carnival on Saturday, the 28th.
Dear Pre-K Families,
Welcome to October!!! We just started our new theme, My Family, My Community. We will be talking about families, and communities. This week will focus on family. We are talking about our own families as well as the Holy Family. Next week we will start a new show and tell calendar and the theme will be My Family. On the day designated for your child, please send in a picture of your family.
Our Alpha friend this week is Iggy Iguana Ii. We will be learning about St. Frances this week. His feast day is on October 4th. He is the patron saint of animals. Our school will celebrate the blessing of the animals mass on Friday morning at 11:00am outside in the front of the school. Unfortunately, preschool will not be able to attend because that is our lunch time. If you would like to attend, you will need to take your child on your own. You are welcome to attend the mass and bring in your pets to be blessed.
October is the month of the rosary, and we will be learning about the rosary. Our class usually does a giant chalk rosary in the back circle with our 5th grade reading buddies. I will send more information on this later.
October is also Fire safety month and we will have a visit from the Fire department on October 11th.
Please remember that if you have not already signed up for parent teacher conferences, please
sign up in the classroom. If the dates don't work for you, please let me know. I am also in need of a few ASQ questionnaires back. If you have not already turned it in, please remember to bring it in.
The School Halloween carnival will be on Saturday, October 28th. Preschool is in charge of the cake walk. Please sign up in the classroom to bake/donate cookies, cupcakes or a cake. Our class will also be donating a basket for the raffle. If you are able to donate $1.00 towards this, Mr. Van Hagen will put together a basket from our class. We will have a bag hanging on the wall to collect.
We had a lot of fun learning about apples. Please make sure that you were able to check out our apple orchard in the playhouse. It will be coming down in a few days.
Dear Pre-K Families,
As we enter into the last week of September, we also enter into our last week of our theme, My 5 Senses. We have had a lot of fun exploring our senses. We have touched many things that feel different in our science center. We have been exploring apples. We used our 5 senses to participate in apple tasting, smelled apple scented play dough, and played with apples in our apple orchard (play house). Last week we worked on color mixing. We read a great book called Mix it Up by Herve Tullet. This is a fun book to read and you can also watch a viewing of it on YouTube. This week we will explore some of Herve Tullet's other books, Let's Play and Press Here. We will continue with colors, shapes, patterns as well as rhyming words and syllables. Our alpha friend is Mr. X-ray Xx.
Thank you to those parents who turned in the questionnaire. If you have not completed it, please turn it is as soon as possible so I will have your results completed before Parent Teacher Conferences. The sign up for Parent Teacher conferences is hanging in the classroom, If the days don't work for you, please let me know and I can schedule something else.
There will be a Halloween Carnival Meeting on Wednesday, September 27th at 6Pm for room parents or anyone interested in being involved in the carnival. Preschool is in charge of the cake walk.
We will celebrate our September Birthdays on Wednesday, thank you to the families of the birthday children for providing a fun snack.
As you can see if you have peeked in the back, our play ground is in the process of being built. The end is near and we look forward to getting the children back to a fun playground. We continue to pray for it's speedy completion.
I will be out of town on Friday so Mrs. Romero and Mrs. Hermosillo will be teaching our class.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at email@example.com