Dear Pre-K Families,
Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed your time off with your families. It was so nice to be back together in the classroom today. We jumped right in with a little review of our current theme, Nature All Around Us. We also continued to work on the letter Uu. This week, we are in week 3 of our theme and our focus is on the weather. Tuesday, we will introduce the letter V v and continue with V v for the rest of the week. We will be reading stories that are about weather this week. We will be doing a story extension on Ezra Jack Keats' The Snowy Day, and a large group activity about the weather forecast. Wednesday, we will have our weekly visit with our 5th grade reading buddies and Thursday we will visit Mrs. Poole in the library. We are also preparing for Grandparent's Day, which will be on Friday, May 3rd. If you have a grandparent or grandparents that would like to attend, please fill out the RSVP sheet that was in your family envelope so we can account for them attending. We will start with Mass on Friday at 8:15am and will also be celebrating the May Crowning of Mother Mary. Please have your child wear their OLM T shirt if they attend on Friday. Please also have them arrive to school early so they are able to use the bathroom before Mass. We will line up and leave by 8:05. Your child may wish to sit with their grandparent during Mass, and that is okay, please just let us know. After Mass, students, with their grandparents, may go to the front of the school and take a picture in front of the statue of Mother Mary, and then go to the auditorium for breakfast. There will be time for them to visit the classroom and we will have a small token gift for them. Many grandparents choose to take their grandchild home with them, or they can bring them back to class when it is finished. Please remember that if a child is signed in with us, they must be signed out by an authorized pick-up person before leaving the school.
On Saturday, our 1st graders will be celebrating Mass at St. Patrick's Church as they make their 1st Holy Communion. Our school will also celebrate a Mass for them on Monday morning, May 6th. We will again leave the classroom by 8:05 to walk to the auditorium.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.