Dear Pre-K families,
This week we wil continue into week 2 of our new theme, My 5 Senses. Our Alpha Friend will be Ozzy Octopus Oo. This week we will continue to work on shapes, colors, patterns and syllables. We will also continue to work friend of the day and show and tell of our All About Me Posters. We will also be learning about apples. We will do some apple tasting and we have turned our play house into an apple orchard.
We will not have music this week with Mr. Dimsey. We will have St. Vincent Lunches for Friday. We will send a bag home. If your child is at school on Friday, Please fill it with a lunch to share with those less fortunate that us.
Mrs. Mary sent home the questionnaire, please complete them and send them back no later than September 22nd. We will be using the information gathered for Parent Teacher Conferences in October. I will be posting a schedule in class to sign up for Conferences. They are October 19th and 20th. If you need to make arrangements for a different day or time, please let me know.
This Sunday, our 6th graders will be putting on a Pancake Breakfast to help with the cost of 6th grade camp. Please support them by purchasing tickets. It will be at the St. Patrick's church hall from 7am until 12noon.
We will also celebrate an all school Mass on Sunday at 9am at St. Patrick's Church. If you attend, please have your child wear their blue OLM t shirt.
Dear Pre-K Families,
Last week we finished up our first theme Welcome to School
Dear Pre-K Families,
Last week, we had a fun time getting to meet our 5th grade reading buddies. They will continue to visit us on Wednesday mornings to read to our class. We also had been able to visit Mrs. Poole in the Library the week prior. She visited us in our classroom to read some stories on Friday. Our normal Library day will be Thursday.
OLM school shirts were sent home last week. Please check your file box. Please have your child wear their OLM school shirt on Fridays and Mass Days.
This week, we will continue with our Theme, 'Welcome to School.' During week #2, we will be focusing on being friends. We will be reading stories about how to be a good friend. Please continue to reinforce our classroom rules of Nice Hands, Nice Feet and Nice Mouth.
If you have not already completed your All About Me poster, please complete it and bring it in as soon as possible. They will be hanging up for Open House this weekend and we would not like your child's poster to be missing.
On Monday, we will be coloring a brown paper lunch bag. The bag will be sent home with an informational note. Please bring it back on Thursday with a lunch inside to donate to St. Vincent DePaul. We will be doing this once a month throughout the school year. We appreciate your generosity.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, we will have school picture day. Please make sure that if you would like to have copies of your child's picture you have returned the white envelope picture package order form. If your child does not come on Tuesday, they will take their picture on Wednesday when they are at school.
On Wednesday. we will celebrate August Birthdays. Leanne's family will be providing us with a special birthday snack. Every month on the last Wednesday of the month we will celebrate the birthdays for the month. On months that multiple children celebrate their Birthday, we will have a sign up sheet for snacks.
Friday morning, we will attend Mass with the school in the auditorium at 8:15 am. If it is your child's normal day to attend, please have them at school on time so we can get to the auditorium and settle in before Mass. They should wear their OLM school shirt.
Friday will be a half day for the entire school. There will not be any afternoon classes or child care. The entire school will close promptly at 12:30 so that we can all attend the Our Lady of Mercy School 90th year celebration that will kick off with a golf tournament on Friday. If you are interested in participating, please sign up on our website. Saturday, there will be a dinner here at the school and Sunday will be 10:00am Mass outside at OLM school followed by Open House, lunch and a carnival for the kids. We look forward to seeing you all throughout the weekend.
Welcome to the first day of school!!! It was so nice to see most of you on Meet the Teacher Night. If you have any question, please contact me. You can stay informed by checking the blog weekly at olmlancers.com. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were not able to make it to Meet the Teacher Night, there is some paperwork in your child's cubby. Also, please pick up a show and tell poster. This is a poster about your child. It is a take home project. Please bring it back completed by Wednesday, August 16th. This will be your child's first show and tell for the year.
For the first day, please share a good bye with your child and it is always best if you exit the classroom. We will take care of things from there. This is the best approach if your child has a hard time with separation.
We will spend the first two weeks learning all the rules of our classroom. This is a very important time when we establish repetition and rules. Our main rules of preschool are 'nice hands, nice feet, nice mouth.' Remembering these three rules will help us stay safe and navigate through our day successfully. I have had much success with classroom management songs. So be prepared to hear a lot of singing!
Snack will be provided daily. There is a snack calendar on the bulletin board where you can sign up to bring snack. Milk will be provided.
It is very important to please sign you child in and out each day with a full signature.
Please check the file box for any information or take home items. The file box is for parents/guardians and teachers only.
If your child stays for lunch, please pack their lunch pail with cold packs. Please do not put lunch pails in the refrigerator. We are able to warm up food in the microwave if your child likes leftovers or frozen foods.
Please remember that we do not have room to store backpacks so please do not send them.
I am really excited to share my 10th year at OLM with your family and your student. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year.
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.