Dear Pre-K Families,
It is a very busy time. We have been very busy in the classroom. Our dramatic play area has been transformed into an apple orchard. The children have been having a lot of fun playing there and also playing with the apple scented play dough. We have been having fun on 'fun Friday' we did some apple tasting and also created a jungle when we were learning about the letter Jj. I am finishing up assessments in preparation of upcoming parent teacher conferences. If you have not already signed up, please check your email from Mrs. Mary to sign up.
We are in our theme 'Our Community'. This week we will learn about people we meet. We will be talking about community jobs. We have been working on one alphabet letter per day. This week we will learn about Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn & Oo.
Monday, we will be learning about fire safety. It is also wear pink day for our school to support breast cancer awareness.
Tuesday, we will be making a chalk rosary in the back circle of the school with our 5th grade reading buddies. This will be our tenth year continuing with this tradition. Please have your child wear a warm coat as is may be cool outside in the morning.
Wednesday, please arrive on time, as we will be going to the back circle to pray around the rosary. Parents are invited if you would like to attend. October is the month of the rosary and we have been learning about how to pray the rosary. Again, please have your child wear warm clothes and a jacket as it may be cold. We will also have a visit from the fire department and they will be teaching the children fire safety.
Thursday, we will not be attending the library as Mrs. Poole will be setting up for the Book Fair. The Book Fair theme is Arctic Adventure. It will begin on Monday, October 21st and run thru Friday, October 25th. This day will also be picture re-take day or if your child missed picture day. Please see the flyer posted on the bulletin board for more information.
Friday will be fun Friday!
Saturday October 19th there will be a school Mass at St. Patrick's Church during the 5:00pm Mass. If you and your family attend, please have your child wear their blue OLM t-shirt.
The OLM Halloween Carnival is quickly approaching, this will take place on Saturday, October 26th. This is a fun family evening also open to the public. There are many sign up sheets posted on the bulletin board. Preschool is in charge of the cake walk.
-preschool families are asked to please contribute
---$3.00 to the carnival fund.
---2 bags of wrapped candy.
---$3.00 to the bag on our bulletin board towards our class raffle item donation of a movie basket.
---please sign up to bring a dessert item for our cake walk.
---please sign up to work a shift at our cake walk.
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Dear Pre-K Families,
We are beginning our new theme, Our Community. This week we will focus on Places We Go. We will be talking about maps of places in our community and in our classroom. We will focus on letters A-E this week and also focus on rhyming.
This week, our school will celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Friday October 4th. St. Francis is the patron saint for animals. This Mass will take place outside at 11:00am. Unfortunately, we will not be able to attend because this is during our lunch time. If you and your family would like to attend on your own, you are welcome to bring your pets/animals to be blessed during the Mass. Please do not send pets to the classroom.
With our social emotional curriculum, we will continue to explore more feelings like surprised and scared.
Saturday, October 5th is our schools Oktoberfest event at Hunter Farms from 6pm - 9pm. Tickets are available in the office. This is an adult only event and must be 21 or older to attend.
Please save the date of Saturday, October 26th. This is our schools Halloween Carnival. We will be posting sign ups for baked goods and shifts to work in our booth. The preschool is in charge of the cake walk. Each class will also be contributing to donate a gift basket for the raffle. This is a really fun event that benefits each classroom directly and is a wonderful night to meet other OLM families.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.
Dear Pre-K Families,
We are in the final week of our theme My Family. This week's focus is on All Kinds of Families. We are continuing with show and tell of the All About Me posters and their classroom family pictures. The kids are doing such a great job talking about themselves and their families. Show and tell gives them the opportunity to talk in front of the class using their strong respectful voice and answer questions from their friends. We will be working on diagonal lines in our Handwriting Without Tears book. In Math, we will be learning different ways to sort objects, and in science, we will review healthy food choices and do some apple tasting. This week in religion, we will learn about St. Vincent de Paul. Once a month, we will ask the children to color a lunch bag. We will send it home on Wednesday with those students that attend on Friday and ask each family to provide a sack lunch to donate to people who may not be able to have a lunch. Directions will be attached to the bag. Please bring it in on Friday Morning and we will take them to the office where they get picked up to be delivered to those in need.
We are beginning our new unit in our social emotional curriculum and we will be talking about feelings.
We will also continue learning letter direction with Friend of the Day and I will continue to assess students in preparation for October parent teacher conferences.
Dear Pre-K Families,
I hope you had a nice long weekend and were able to enjoy some family time. It is a very busy week this week. Tuesday, we will begin using our Big Day for Pre-K curriculum. We will begin with theme two, My Family focusing on "who is my family." We will also be learning about syllables, and clapping syllables in our names. Our social emotional focus this week will be on self talk. We will also be learning about going to Mass and who Mother Mary is. On Wednesday, we have open house. The classroom will be open from 5:30pm to 7:00pm if you would like to look around. There will also be food available for purchase in the Auditorium. Wednesday will also be school pictures if your child attends that day. if not, they will take their picture on Thursday. On Friday, students that attend Fridays, will attend Mass in the school auditorium. We will celebrate Mother Mary's birthday and have a special snack. Saturday, will be the OLM Foundation event and fundraiser, International food fest. This is a fun event, if you are interested in attending, please see me for tickets.
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Dear Pre-k families,
This week as we continue learning routines and rules of the classroom, we will begin to use craft sticks
with the children's names to help us during center time to move
Dear Pre-K Families,
We had such a fun week getting to know each other. We have started with our new social emotional curriculum from Second Step. Some welcome letters were sent home with parent information and home links. I hope you will find it helpful. The first week was about welcoming friends and introducing ourselves to others. This week we will be learning about the listening rules. We have also been very busy learning how to play in our centers. We will continue to open new centers daily.
This week we will also continue to read social stories that help us to follow the classroom rules. We will talk about being a Super Friend and introduce the Bible. We have been learning how to hold our crayon and working on pre-writing skills. We will be learning how to use our school supply box as we learn scissor safety and proper ways to use glue. We will begin introducing nursery rhymes starting with Humpty Dumpty and also begin Friend of the Day. Friend of the Day is where we cheer a new friend's name each day and the class writes that child's name. It is a fun activity and helps us to recognize names as well as practice writing letters and letter direction.
Last week, the family envelope was sent home. Please go through the paper work and return the envelope with any papers you need to send back. You can hand it to a teacher or Mrs. Mary.
Please remember that I am here to help so if you have any questions or concerns please contact me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Pre-K Families,
Welcome to Our Lady of Mercy Preschool. Thank you for choosing to bring your child to our program. We are 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.
Thank you to all the parents that were able to attend 1st conferences. It was so nice to meet with you and it was a wonderful way to start our school year off. If you were not able to attend and would like a meeting time, please let me know. I am happy to meet with you. Thank you to all that were also able to attend back to school night. It was fun to see the children exploring the classroom.
Mrs. Romero and I are looking forward to your child's first day of school. The classroom opens at 7:50am and I will ring the bell promptly at 8:00am. This will be my twelfth 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 the classroom. 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 email@example.com
I am truly looking forward to this 2019-2020 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,
We are in week 2 of our theme Moving On. This week our focus is on trying new things. It may be a new food, a new chore, or even for some, getting dressed by themselves. I have challenged them each to try something new this week. Our letter this week is the letter Yy. we will continue to work on numbers, rhyming words, and blending sounds. We have finished our end of year projects and I would like to invite you to see them up in the classroom. This week we are reading Giraffes Can't Dance.
On Friday, we will have our Preschool Family Carnival. We will have regular school hours that day. If your family plans to attend together, its best to just arrive at 8:30am. You may check in to the classroom to pick up a bag for your child's prizes. The carnival is free for preschool. It will take place in the back of the school on the Jr. high side. If you are not able to attend with your child, we will pair your child up with a jr. high student. After the carnival, all students and family will come back to the back of preschool where we will have some parachute play followed by a hot dog lunch. After that, you are free to sign them out or leave them in our care.
School will be closed on Monday, May 27th, to observe Memorial Day. School will resume on Tuesday, May 28th. On Wednesday, May 29th, we will celebrate our May and summer birthdays. If your child has a May, June, or July Birthday, we will celebrate them on that day with an ice cream social with our 5th grade reading buddies. If you would like to sign up to bring something, there will be a list posted in the classroom. Thursday will be our final day of preschool. It has been a pleasure to spend the year watching your children grow. They forever will keep a space in my heart. I wish you each the best as your children move on to next year.