Dear Pre-K Families,
Last week, we had a lot of fun with our new theme. We imagined we were going on a trip to outer space. We made a list of things we needed for our trip and then we pretended to gather them and build a spaceship. We also read a few fun books, including Not a Box by Antoinette Portis. Please visit our block area where we have student work on display. We also read 10 Black Dots by Donald Crews. Story extension artwork is displayed in the hallway.
We are in week 2 of our theme: Imagine it, Make it. This week we will explore tools. Tools we use to build, tools we use for science, technological tools and tools we use in the classroom. We will be revisiting patterns and rhyming words. Our letter this week is the letter Nn. We will start Show and Tell on Monday. Please see the calendar that went home last week with your child's Show and Tell day. A posted copy is on display in the classroom. Please remember not to send in toys. The theme is Something I Have Made. The Show and Tell item is something your child has been able to make or be made with your family's help.
We will continue to prepare for Valentine's day and also explore things we can do to be kind. We will have a special snack on Thursday. If your child will be bringing valentines for the class, please leave the To: space blank, but have your child sign their own name on each card in the From: spot. This is good name writing practice.
Our entire school will be closed next week for winter break. Please enjoy this time with your family. We will send your child's school supply box home at the end of the week, please check it for items that may be missing. If your child does not have the crayola glue, the Dollar Tree has them for only a $1. This glue really is the best for them. It doesn't get clogged like Elmer's. They will be less frustrated when they sit down to do a project.
Dear Pre-K Families,
Happy February!! We will be starting our new theme, Imagine it, Make It. Week #1 is about Using My Imagination. The BIG Idea Is: I can imagine all kinds of things. We will be talking about imagination and creativity. Our social emotional focus will be on initiative. During this theme, we will be doing show and tell. I will put out a calendar with each child's assigned show and tell day. Our show and tell theme will be something I have made. This will be a project that your child can do at home alone or with family members. Please send in your child's project on the day of their assigned show and tell. Please start planning your project now.
We have 2 weeks of theme before we leave for winter break. We will conclude our theme during the two weeks when we return.
There will be an OLM school Mass at St. Patrick's church during the 5:00pm Mass on Saturday, February 9th. If your family attends, please have your child wear their OLM t-shirt.
We will also be preparing for Valentines day. If your child would like to bring Valentine cards for the class, please have them prepare 25 cards. Please have them leave the To: space blank and have them sign their own name in the From: space. This is good practice writing their name. We will have a Valentine's snack on Thursday, February 14th, if your child attends school on that day.
Dear Pre-K families,
Happy Catholic Schools week!! Thank you for choosing our school for your child's preschool education. We started off our catholic schools week with a fun movie in the auditorium with our 5th grade reading buddies. Tuesday, is blue and white school spirit dress. On Thursday, students are donating a can of soup for "Souper" Bowl Day. Students may wear their favorite sport jersey. Friday, there is mass for the k-8th students. Preschool students will NOT attend mass because it is at the church. If your preschool student attends school on Friday, they should come to school like a normal day at the preschool.
Thank you to all for donating towards our preschool auction item. The auction was a great success and a fun evening was had by all. It was so nice to see so many of you there.
We are in our last week of our Awesome Animals theme. This week, our BIG idea is, Animals grow and change just like me. We will be learning about animal life cycles such as butterflies. We will also be talking about baby animals. We will have review of letters Aa - Ll. We will also be talking about vocabulary words, after, before, and during.
Dear Pre-K families
We hope you enjoyed your 3 day weekend. We are starting week 3 of our Awesome Animals theme. This weeks theme is Creepy, Crawly Insects. Our big idea is: I am very curious about bugs. We will continue to work on beginning sounds and segmenting words as well as rhymes. Our letter this week is the letter Ll.
Thank you to all the families that have so generously donated towards our preschool auction item. If you would like to contribute, please put your donation in the classroom donation bag. Any amounts are greatly appreciated. The Auction and Gala is this Saturday, January 26th, at the St. Patrick's Church Hall from 5:00pm - Midnight.
On Sunday, January 27th, we will kick off National Catholic Schools week with Mass at St. Patrick's Church at 9:00am. If your family attends, please have your child wear their OLM t-shirt.
Dear Pre-K families
We are in week 2 of our theme Awesome Animals. This week we will be learning about habitats. We have been busy making animal masks and will be creating a nest. We will also be working on counting to 10, beginning sounds, rhyming and the letter Kk.
We have had fun sharing pictures of our pets. If your child would like to share, please send in a picture of their pet. They can also draw a picture of their pet, or draw a picture of their favorite toy animal or a pet they might like to have.
We will also be learning about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The entire school will be closed on Monday, January 21st to observe his special day.
Thank you to the families that have donated the $10.00 towards our preschool auction item. If your family would like to contribute, please add it to the bag posted in the classroom. Any amount is greatly appreciated. The Auction is on Saturday, January 26th. This is our schools biggest fundraiser. If you are interested in attending, please contact Lisa Saling in the school office. It is a fun evening and a great way to meet other OLM families.
We will celebrate OLM schoool Mass on Sunday, January 27th at St. Patrick's Church during the 9:00am Mass. This Mass will kick off National Catholic Schools Week. If your child attends, please have them wear their OLM t-shirt.
We will celebrate January Birthdays on Wednesday, January 30th.
Dear Pre-K families,
Happy New Year!! Welcome back. I hope you and your families had a blessed Christmas holiday, Mrs. Hermosillo and I would like to thank you all for your kindness and generosity. We hope everyone is feeling well this year, as we had a lot of children out in December with sickness. Please remember that if your child has fever or has vomited they need to stay home for 24 hours before returning to school. We are officially half way through our school year and ready to jump right in.
We will start back with our new theme Awesome Animals. Our letter of the week is Jj. We will be learning about all kinds of animals. Our dramatic play area has been turned into a Pet Vet Clinic and we will be making animal homes in our block area.
If you have a pet at home and would like to send in a picture of your pet, we will make a collage of our family pets for our class.
January is a very busy month. The school will start off with memorial Mass for Deacon Joe who passed away in December. Preschool will not attend as sometimes it can be difficult for some to separate in the morning the first day back from a long vacation. Friday, January 11th will be Pajama Day at OLM. Children that attend that day are allowed to wear pajamas with appropriate school shoes(no slippers please).
Monday, January 21st, school will be closed to observe the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. January 26th will be the school Auction fundraiser. If you are interested in attending, please contact the office to secure tickets before it sells out. A letter will be coming home with more information on the preschool donation request of $10 per family,
Please remember that if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. I am usually in the class by 7:15am or you can email me at email@example.com. I am always happy to work together with any concerns that may come up!
Dear pre-k parents,
Please refer to the previous post/news letter for information about this week.
Please remember that if your child does not attend on Tuesday, please send them for the morning dress rehearsal. We will be getting dressed as they come in. Please make sure that they have used the bathroom.
If your child is a star, they can wear anything under their costume. They will wear a yellow 'gown' over their clothes and a gold headpiece.
If you child is an angel, they should wear a white shirt, if they have it. We will put a white gown over their clothes and and headpiece.
If your child is a shepherd, they can wear anything they want. We will put a shepherd gown and hat over their clothes.
If your child is a sheep, please have them wear black if they have it. They will wear a sheep hat and sheep poncho over their clothes.
Wednesday evening, please bring your child to the cry room at St. Patrick's church. I will be there at 6:15 to check them in and get them dressed. After the program, they will take pictures as a group on the alter. There will be a lot of commotion so please come to the front and get your child, Mrs. Hermosillo will be there to oversee them. I will be in the back of the church in front of the cry room window to receive their costumes. Please make sure to turn in their costumes to me before they leave. My daughters will be there to assist me that evening. The children know them as Sunshine and Bunny.
If you have any questions, please contact me. My cell phone number is 209 769-4639.
Dear Pre-K Families,
We have begun our first week of advent. The children will be learning about the true meaning of Christmas and how important Advent is. They each have their own Advent wreath hanging in the hallway. They painted it and it is made out of their traced hands. We will be 'lighting' our advent calendar to count down the 4 weeks before we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Only the 8th graders ended up practicing last week for the play, but we have been listening to the music. We will have play practice on Tuesday and Wednesday. The play will be on Wednesday, 12/19 at 6:30pmThis week we will also celebrate St. Nicholas Day on Thursday. Please remember to bring a wrapped toy to donate to a child less fortunate. A note went home last week with the information about this. The children will carry up their donated gift during the offering at Mass on Friday. Please have your child wear their blue OLM t-shirt.
We are also asking each child to donate a can of fruit for the spirit of Christmas dinner.
Important Dates for December check list
__Wed 12/5 - bring wrapped toy donation
__Fri 12/7 - Mass 8:15 for students that attend on Friday.
__Wed 12/12 - December Birthday Celebrations
__Sun 12/16 - School Mass at St. Patrick's church 7:00am
__Tues 12/18 - Christmas Program Dress rehearsal 8:30am in the OLM School Auditorium. All Children should attend even if it is not their regular scheduled day.
__Tues 12/18 - Please donate a can of fruit.
__Wed 12/19 - Please arrive to St. Patrick's church at 6:15pm to get dressed. We will meet in the cry room. The program will begin at 6:30pm with a presentation from the school band.
*After the program, please meet me in the back of the church to turn in your child's costume.
__Friday 12/21 - We will attend the Christmas Assembly in the auditorium at 8:30am. For students that attend school on Friday, we will have a special snack. The entire school will close promptly at 12:30pm. There will be no afternoon child care. School will resume on January 7th.
Dear pre-k families,
Welcome back! I hope you have all enjoyed your Thanksgiving break and spending time together as a family. We will be having a lot of fun during the next 4 weeks until we break for Christmas. This week, we will focus on transitioning our classroom to Christmas. We will also be preparing for the upcoming Advent season. Advent is the 4 weeks that lead up to the birth of Jesus.
We will have a flex week this week and will use it to explore the books by Herve' Tullet: Press Here, Mix It Up, and Let's Play! These books have been favorites of our classes in the past, and we will be engaging in many story extensions throughout the week.
We will also begin practicing for the Christmas Program. The Christmas program will take place on Wednesday, December 19th at St. Patrick's Church in the evening. We will appear in the play along with the 8th grade class. Please let me know if your child will be unable to attend on that evening so that we can plan the parts.
Some upcoming events for OLM... This Saturday, December 1st, the OLM student council will be in the Merced City Christmas parade. This is a fun event that takes place on Main Street. Please attend with your family and cheer on the OLM float as it goes by. Sunday, December 2nd, please visit the Merced County Courthouse Museum. Open house is from 1:00-4:0pm. Admission is free and the OLM Christmas Choir will sing from 1:30-1:50pm in the old courtroom. This is a fun event and cookies are provided. Please visit the 3 OLM Christmas trees set up in the old courtroom.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Dear Pre-K Families,
I would like to thank Reed's mom, Ryan's Mom and Rylee's Grandmother for helping us in our classroom on Halloween day. I would also like to thank all those who donated items towards our Pumpkin Patch Party. It was a really fun week. It was so nice to see so many of our families at the Halloween carnival. Thank you to all the bakers that made our cake-walk so festive.
We have just two weeks until we break for Thanksgiving week. This week we will be talking about the first thanksgiving and what kinds of things we are thankful for. We will start making our Native American Indian Costumes to wear on the day of our Thanksgiving Feast. We will be joining with Miss C's class who will be the Pilgrims. During this time we will also continue to review what we have learned during the first 3 themes. We will be learning some fun Thanksgiving songs. On Wednesday, we will walk down to the auditorium and visit the 8th graders as they will be presenting what they have learned about saints during their 'Wax Museum.' They have researched a saint of their choice and will be dressing up as the saint. If you are interested in walking through please join in. It is a very beautiful tradition.
On Thursday, our school will celebrate Veteran's day. We will attend the presentation beginning at 8:30am in our school auditorium. Our class along with Miss C's class will be on stage and lead the school with the Pledge of Allegiance. Please have your child wear their OLM t-shirt. Please feel free to add any red white and blue to show patriotism. This is a really wonderful presentation. If you are a Military Soldier or Veteran or know someone that would like to attend, they are welcome.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE ENTIRE SCHOOL WILL CLOSE PROMPTLY AT 12:30PM ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH. THERE WILL NOT BE ANY AFTERNOON DAYCARE. SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH AND MONDAY NOVEMBER 12TH. CLASSES WILL RESUME ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH.
We will be welcoming the Accreditation team to our school this week. We are excited to share with them the things we have been doing.
Looking ahead to next week, Wednesday November 14th we will be watching the Thanksgiving program in the morning in the auditorium. Wednesday evening will be the OLM Thanksgiving program and dinner. Our class is not in this program but all are invited to attend. The turkey dinner is delicious. Miss C's class will perform. Thursday November 15th, the preschool will celebrate the Thanksgiving Feast. We will have a special Thanksgiving turkey meal. The preschool children will go on parade around the school in our costumes. Please let me know if you are interested in helping out that day.