Dear Pre-K Families,
We are getting down to the last two weeks. There are a lot of fun things to come.
We have completed all of our Alpha Friends and are working on our numbers and pre-kindergarten review. Please get with me if you have any concerns. We will meet with our reading buddies on Wednesday. Next Wednesday, we will have our last visit with them and we will share an ice cream snack with them as we celebrate our summer birthdays. If your child has a summer birthday, we will celebrate it on Wednesday, May24th. There will be a sign up posted in the classroom.
On Friday, May 19th, we will enjoy Family Field day. This is a day to enjoy our preschool as a family. The 8th graders will put on a carnival in the back of the school. You may attend as a family and enjoy the games. This begins at 8:30am. The carnival concludes for preschool at 10am and then we will come back to preschool and enjoy a hot dog lunch. There is a donation bag in the class room where you may contribute a $5.00 donation towards the cost of the morning. After lunch, you may leave with your child or leave your child in our care if it is their regular scheduled day. If you are not able to attend with your child and it is their regular scheduled day, they will be assigned to a 7th grader to enjoy the games.
On Saturday, May 20th, we will begin the demolition of our current playground. If you are able to help, please plan to attend and be ready to work. We will begin with digging out the bark.
Thursday, May 25th will be the last day for preschool. Friday there will not be classes for preschool.
If you are in need of summer care during the summer, please see Mrs. Mary for summer registration. We will open on Tuesday, May 30th for summer care.
It has been a pleasure and a gift to get to spend the year with your child. Each of them has left an impression on my heart and I will miss them greatly. It is always so exciting to see how far they have come throughout the year. I'm Very proud of each and every one of them.
Dear Pre-K families,
We have started our last theme, 'Ready for Kindergarten.' Our alpha friend is Larry Lion Ll. I would like to have each child bring in a baby picture of them self for a theme wall. Please send it in as soon as possible. 4 x 6 or smaller please.
Friday is our last wear Purple day in support of Relay for Life. Thank you to all who have donated money towards our OLM team. We are still collecting dimes and money until Friday. On Saturday, April 29th, I will be at El Capitan High School for the Relay for Life event. This is a fun family event and our OLM team will be hosting Kids Camp. We will have many fun games to play. I hope to see you there.
Next week, we will have a busy week. Monday, May 1st, we will be attending Mass in the auditorium. We will celebrate mass with the 2nd graders that will have made their 1st Holy Communion on Saturday. During the week, we will continue to prepare for Grandparent's Day on Friday, May 5th. We will also celebrate Mass and May Crowning when we honor Mother Mary. After Mass, there will be a breakfast for the student's with Grandparents that attend that day. Please have your child wear their OLM t-shirt on Mass days.
On Saturday, May 6th, the Knights of Columbus is hosting a Derby/Dinner that will benefit our preschool playground renovation. Please show your support by purchasing dinner tickets, or donating a dessert or raffle basket/item. There is a signup sheet in the classroom.
As summer is approaching, if you will be in need of summer care, we will be open during the summer for child care from 7am-5:30pm. Please see Mrs. Mary for registration information.
Dear OLM Pre-K Parents,
Last week our alpha friend was Dudley duck Dd. Thank you to all who attended the Spring Program on Wednesday, I hope you enjoyed the performance from the children. They worked really hard to learn their songs and did an amazing job!
This week is Holy week. The preschool, along with the entire school will close promptly at 12:30 on Thursday, April 13th. There will be no afternoon classes. There will be no classes on Friday, we will be on vacation and resume classes on Monday, April 24th.
Monday and Tuesday, we will have regular class days and will be review days and finishing up our projects in preparation of Easter. Wednesday, and Thursday, will be Easter activity days. Unfortunately, due to student/staffing ratio, we will not be able to extend an invitation to attend if it is not your child's regular scheduled day. If you have any question, please speak with Mrs. Mary. The children have made Easter treat bags, and if your child would like to bring in a small candy/treat to share, we would appreciate it. Treats can come in as early as Monday and we will start adding them to the bags.
If your child's regular scheduled day is on Wednesday, there will be a sign up sheet in the classroom for a few items we would like to have for that day. We will be getting pizza and there will be a donation bag in the classroom if you would like to contribute $2.00. On Wednesday, we will start our morning off with Stations of the Cross in the backyard area. On Friday at Mass, Father Thomas blessed the wooden crosses that our class sanded, nailed and painted. We will carry them during our stations of the cross to remind us how Jesus carried his own cross.
If your child's regular scheduled day is on Thursday, we are in need of someone to sign up for snack. It is strawberries and yogurt. We would also like to have someone to sign up for 24 Easter cookies on that day. Thursday is Holy Thursday. We will Start out our day by attending prayer service in the auditorium with the big kids will do live Stations of the Cross. In preparation of Relay for Life, our school has a 'mini' Relay for life. This will be a fun event and the older kids will be teaching about healthy food choices, and sun protection as well as other preventative cancer practices. The entire school will be wearing purple to show our support. The student store has purple hair bows and may have some purple OLM shirts available for sale. Thank you for supporting our cause by sending in monetary donations. Please keep those dimes and pennies coming. Our water bottle is almost half full of dimes. When we get it filled, it will be a $100 donation from our class. The main Relay for Life will take place at El Capitan High School on Saturday, April 29th. Our school will have a very large camp set up as well as kids camp.
If you are in need of Summer care, we will be running our summer program. Please let us know if you need a registration form. This program runs from 7am to 5:30 Monday thru Friday.
We would like to wish you and your family a Blessed Easter Season. Enjoy your time off with your family.
Dear Pre-k families,
This week our alpha friend is Edna Elephant Ee. We are in week two of our theme 'Growing and Changing.' We will be talking about how animals and insects grow and change. We are on 5-9 of the Stations of the Cross and still learning about Lent in preparation of Easter. We are talking about praying, fasting and giving. We are collecting dimes and pennies for our Relay for Life team. If your child would like to contribute, please have them let me know. We have also been talking about taking care of ourselves by keeping clean, brushing our teeth and eating healthy foods. We are learning about "MYPLATE." MYPLATE is the guidelines set for healthy eating. This has replaced the "food Pyramid." You can check it out at choosemyplate.gov
We will celebrate Birthday's on Tuesday, March 28th this month. Thank you to those who volunteered to bring a treat.
We will be in the spring program next Wednesday, April 5th. We will be preforming two songs on the stage with Mrs. Mary and Miss C's class. We will need the children to arrive to the classroom at 6:00pm and we will walk to the auditorium when it is our time to preform. The program starts at 6:30pm. Please have your child wear their OLM t-shirt. If you are In need of another, please see Mrs. Mary.
Dear Pre-K Families,
I really enjoyed visiting during parent teacher conferences. It's that time of the year to share the growth and get a barometer of where they need to be for next year. If you were not able to sit down with me and would still like to, please let me know and I will be happy to schedule an appointment.
We are starting a new theme this week, Growing and Changing. Our alpha friend will be Gertie Gertrude Gg. We will continue to learn about Lent and prepare ourselves for Easter. As we are going through Lent, we have been talking about praying, fasting, and giving. We will be raising money for the Relay For Life Event that will take place on Saturday, April 29th at El Capitan High School. Our Lady of Mercy school has a team and we are raising money. Our class will be collecting dimes to fill a water bottle, pennies for an upcoming penny war class competition and any other donations for the general fund. If your child would like to contribute, they can bring in money to our class fund or you can actually join our school team. Please let me know if you have questions.
If you are in need of Kindergarten registration papers for next year, please let us know. Also, we will be running our Summer Program if you are in need of child care this summer. We are open regular hours. It is available for all children registered at OLM that are 6 years old or younger and have not started 1st grade yet. If you have questions, please speak with Mrs. Mary.
Dear Pre K families,
This week we will conclude our last week of our 'Animals Everywhere' theme. This week we will be concentrating on animal babies. We will also talk about sorting and classifying animals and other objects. Our alpha friend will be Zelda Zebra Zz. On Tuesday, we will celebrate Valentine's Day with a special snack. Thank you to all who have signed up to provide items towards it. Please remember that if your child wishes to share valentines with their friends, please have them only write their name in the from: section, and leave the to: section blank. This is great name writing practice. On Wednesday, we will celebrate February Birthdays.
At the end of the week, please take home your child's supply box. We would appreciate if over the vacation break you could please check over their supplies as many of them are running low. Please remember that all their supplies should fit easily in their box. Some boxes are a bit small and it makes it difficult for them to get to the table with all their supplies intact. Friday will be that last day before our week off. There will not be classes the entire week of February 20th.
When we come back to school on February 20th, we will begin our Construction zone theme. We will be doing show and tell and I will post a show and tell calendar when we get back. The show and tell theme will be 'Something you make'. This could be a project, a craft, a picture or anything you can think of as long as it is made by your child. This is a fun project to get creative and share some time together with your student. (Parental help is ok)
Also when we return, we will be starting the season of Lent. Lent will begin on Ash Wednesday. We will be attending Ash Wednesday mass in the school auditorium at 8:15 on March 1st.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Dear Pre K Families,
The Auction is now behind us. We would like to thank Mrs. Gibson, Tanner and Tyler's mom for getting our class project together. It was nice to see some of you at the event. It was really a fun evening and Mrs. Blackburn made our playground project the 'Fund of Need'. We were able to raise quite a bit of money to put towards our playground renovation. Thank you to all who donated.
We are into our theme 'Animals Everywhere' Last week our Alpha Friend was Fifi Fish Ff. We talked a lot about different kind's of animal and animals that were pets. In large group, we wrote the word 'Fish' and made a fish bowl. We also did a direct draw of a cat, wrote the word 'cat', and gave our cat's a name. Our Dramatic Play area is now a 'Pet Clinic.' We have many pets on display with print so that the children can write pet words. They have also been learning about how to take care of pets. Friday finished out with Catholic Schools week. We are so lucky to be a Catholic School.
This week, our Alpha friend will be Andy Apple Aa. We will talk about zoo animals and get prepared for Valentine's Day. We will be making Valentine treat bags. If your child would like to bring in valentines for the class, we currently have 30 children in our class. Please have your child write their name in the From: section and leave the To: section blank. Have them write a few valentines per day as this is really good practice for name writing. We will celebrate Valentines day on Tuesday, February 14th with a special snack. The Valentine list will be posted on Monday Morning. All are invited to attend. If you are interested in helping in the classroom that day, please contact me.
On Wednesday, February 15th, we will celebrate our February birthdays. A birthday wish list will be posted on Monday as well.
This week on Wednesday, February 8th, we will have International Night in the school auditorium. This event will start at 6:00pm and end at 7:30. The preschool will present the country of Madagascar. This is a fun event and each class puts together a display from a different country and provides a food sample to share. The event is free and we hope to see you all there.
Please remember to check the classroom board to sign up for snack. On most days, please plan to provide snack for 24 children. On Wednesday, please plan to provide snack for 25 children. On special party days, please plan for 30.
Looking ahead, the entire school will close the week of February 20th. Classes will resume on Monday, February 27th.
We have been having a lot of fun with our current theme, 'Seasons all around'. We have been learning about the 4 seasons and talking about how the seasons change throughout the year. Last week we learned about Yetta Yo Yo Yy. This week our alpha friend is Willie Worm Ww. We have been exploring Ice and water and currently have turned our play house into a 'Beach'. The children have also been learning about thermometers and how they measure hot and cold. We have really been concentrating on our names and I have been working with the children one on one as we have been making snowman names for our snowman math graph wall. We will have one more week of this theme.
With all the weather changes, please remember to send in a warm coat. On non rainy days, we try to get outside. On rainy days, we are doing our best to keep them moving inside with fun activities. We have also been doing health checks on a daily basis. Please refer to the school illness policy; children that have had fever or thrown up with in the past 24 hours should remain at home.
Our School Auction which is the biggest fundraiser of the year will take place on Saturday, January 28th. This will be a fun event with a 50's theme. We hope to see you there.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me or email me at email@example.com