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.