Hello Pre-K Families,
I'm so excited to start our first full week of preschool! We had a great "mini" week. We used our first 3 days to get used to our rules and routines. We use "nice hands, nice feet, and nice mouth." These 3 basic rules cover appropriate behavior while at school. You can also use them at home to reinforce what we are learning at school. We have been getting used to the new rules at preschool, such as having a little extra space between us and our friends and the importance of washing our hands. We have been learning to be 'super sitters,' and we have been learning to use our classroom boxes. Each child has a personal box in their cubbie. This box contains things that they can use during the day that only they touch. We started with magnets, paper and crayons and a few manipulatives. I will be introducing more things as we learn to use them. This week we will add play dough, and markers. They also learned to use their individual sensory 'sand box' and 'astronaut box.'
This week, we will continue to learn rules and routines and also begin using our Second Step social emotional curriculum. We will begin working in large group at the tables as we learn how to use and properly hold our crayons.
Over the weekend, I was able to set up our Seesaw class. I emailed a classroom code. Please scan the QR code to get signed in. I assigned the first 5 assignments that are about teaching them how to use Seesaw. The focus of these first 5 assignments is using the camera and microphone and just getting familiar with how things work. Seesaw will be a great tool for us so that I can take pictures of your child and share them with you through Seesaw. I am hoping to use this as a 'window' for our classroom since parents are not allowed inside this year. I have also posted some pictures on our classroom door so you can see what it looks like inside,
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Dear Pre-K Families,
Welcome to Our Lady of Mercy Preschool. Thank you for choosing to bring your child to our program. I am very excited and feel very blessed to have the opportunity to teach and get to know your child during this upcoming year. Please visit my blog at olmlancers.com Go to For Current Families, click on Classroom and OLM blogs. There you will find Pre-K with Mrs. Veronica. This blog will be the place to get information that pertains to our class. Please check in weekly.
I would like to welcome new families to my class and welcome back the many families that previously had older siblings in my class.
I know things are going to be a little different this year, but I am committed to making your child's experience the best that I can! I have been planning a lot of fun and exciting activities.
I am looking forward to your child's return to school. I will do my best to ring the bell promptly at 8:00am to begin morning prayer. Please have your child arrive prior to that so they will have time to get signed in and wash their hands. Please remember that our class will enter through the back of preschool from the playground side. Please be patient. I will be taking family pictures as you arrive, and there is a process to check in. Please remember to send in a water thermos. There will be a snack calendar on the sign in table.
This will be my thirteenth year in this pre-k classroom, and we have found it to be best for parents to share a hug and a kiss with your child, say goodbye and leave. When your child sees confidence in your eyes, they too will feel confident. If they are a little sad, usually by the time you get to your car they are already having fun. You are always welcome to call the preschool phone to check in.
The first week of school we will be busy learning the rules and routines of the classrooms. During the school year, we will focus on teaching curriculum, establishing routines and focusing on developmentally appropriate learning activities which are designed to nurture the total child. We believe that it is very important to have an open door policy with our students' families. If you should have any questions or concerns regarding your child, please feel free to contact me between the hours of 7:30 to 3:30 at (209) 722-6657 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am truly looking forward to this 2020-2021 school year. Together with you as your child's primary teacher, I hope to help plant the seeds to help facilitate your child to grow in their faith and learning experience.
Dear Pre-K Families,
I would like to thank each one of you for being a part of our preschool family. It has been a wonderful opportunity to get to know your children and your families. It has most definitely been a very challenging year and we have had to overcome many obstacles. I am grateful that we were able to stay together and stay healthy during these unprecedented times. I have learned to trust in God and take one day at a time. Like I had taught the kids, "we rolled with it!"
This week brings us to the end of our academic school year. We will have an online zoom class each day this week at 11:30. Monday, 5/25th is a holiday, and we will not have classes. Tuesday, May 26th we will have our last Zoom meeting. It will be just a fun day. We will have pajama day!! Kids can come to Zoom class in their pj's. They can bring their favorite stuffed animal for show and tell.
On Wednesday, May 27th and Thursday, May 28th, there will be final pick up days for the school year. This will be an opportunity to bring your child by the school for some end of the year closure and to pick up their belongings. The classrooms and play yard will be closed, and we will be out in the front grass area with their belongings. We will be practicing social distancing and virtual hugs.
Wednesday, May 27th pick up times are 10am - 12pm.
Thursday, May 28th pick up times are 3pm - 5pm.
If you have been using the school's electronic devices, please return them then.
Once again, thank you so much. If you have any questions or concerns, please call, text or email me.
May God continue to bless your families!
Dear Pre-K Families,
Here is the link to the live stream of the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from the chapel at Our Lady of Mercy School at noon, tomorrow, Friday April 10th.
Dear Pre-K Families,
It is with a sad heart that I am sharing this letter from the Fresno Diocese about the remainder of our school year.
I trust in God that he has a plan for us. We will continue to conduct online classes with the new Seesaw app. Please see your email for the QR code to join.
May God Bless your families
Good Morning Pre-K Families,
Today, we celebrate the feast of Saint Joseph. Today, Pope Frances has urged Catholics to unite spiritually and pray the rosary simultaneously on this Feast day of St. Joseph. Please join in as we pray the Luminous mysteries today at 9:00pm Rome time/1:00pm Pacific.
You can find it on facebook Archdiocese of Los Angeles, log in or create an account.
Also rosarycenter.org explains the rosary and guides you through it..
May God Bless your families.
Dear Pre=K Families,
I hope you are all doing well,
My Facebook page is up and running. Please continue to be patient with me while I get it all figured out. Please see the previous post for the link. If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com I would love to see work from you children on the page. If you have any questions or concerns or feedback, I am happy to connect. I am Available throughout the day to assist. I tried to send home progress reports to most of you. Please utilize the status as to which letters and sounds your child needs to work on. If you didn't get it, I can access it online and give you the information.
Thank you so much
Good Morning Pre-K Families
It's Monday morning and as we all are feeling a little out of sorts, today, I find myself in our classroom without the happy sounds of parents and children arriving to school. Please be assured, we the teachers have just met and are working on ways that we can still provide lessons to our children. Please be patient. My mind has been working overtime on thinking about ways to reach out. This morning, I will be working on making a facebook page. Those that know me know that I do very little social media. This will be a challenge, but I am up for it. This will be a closed page and only be open to members of our class. My hopes are that we will be able to communicate and stay in touch with each other, have a little fun and make the most of what we have been given. As soon as I get that up and running, I will get information out to you. I am also making a group email of our class, so I will also send that out.
We quickly put together the packet of things that went home on Friday. If you have not picked it up yet, please come to the preschool today before noon. It was our best attempt to get things out to you in a short notice. I will be giving out instructions over the week. Please have them sit tight on before they start working on it.
Most importantly, at this time, I hope your families needs are being met. We are in God's hands, and he will provide and take care of us. If there is anything your family needs, please reach out.
May God Bless us all,
Dear Pre-K Families,
Unfortunately, at this time, the Book Fair has been cancelled. Stay tuned.... they are trying to get an online event in place. We will keep you informed.