Dear Pre-K Families,
We are on week #2 of our theme In the City, in the Country. This week we are learning about what it is like to live in the City. Our Alpha Friend is Queenie Queen Qq. We are working on our thanksgiving costumes. Our class will be American Indians. Miss C's class will be Pilgrims. We will celebrate on Thursday, November 16th with a Thanksgiving Feast in our Classroom. There is a donation bag and we are asking each family to please donate $2.00 towards the cost of the food. We will have turkey, corn, fruit, corn muffin, and pumpkin pie. Before we eat, we will go on a parade around the school in our costumes.
On Thursday, November 9th, we will lead the school in the Pledge of Allegiance to begin our school's Veterans Day Celebration program. If you are a veteran or know of one, please bring them at 8:15 in the school auditorium. Please have your child wear their OLM T-shirt and add any patriotic accessories. Our entire school will observe Veteran's day by being closed on Friday, November 10th.
Our school is collecting food items to help out Catholic Charities with a Thanksgiving Food drive.
We are asking all Preschool families to please donate 2 cans of corn, peas, or cranberry sauce.
We will also be closed Monday, November 20th thru Friday, November 24 to observe the Thanksgiving holiday.
This week we will be receiving the music for the Christmas Play that our class will be in. I will send out more information as I get it.
Dear Pre-K Families,
It was so nice to see so many of your families at the Halloween Carnival on Saturday. On Monday, we will have large group in class to carve our class pumpkin. On Tuesday, we will celebrate Halloween in our classroom with a special Halloween snack. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to bring something. Please remember that children are NOT allowed to wear costumes to preschool on Tuesday. We will also have a 'pumpkin patch' in our yard for the children to select a pumpkin. If your child would like to bring a small treat for our Halloween treat bags, you are welcome to send in a bag of candy, there are 23 students.
On Wednesday, we will celebrate All Saints Day with an All School Mass in the Auditorium. The 8th graders will be dressed up as Saints.
Thursday, we are excited to have a visit from the California Highway Patrol. We are also hosting our preschool fundraiser dinner from Trevino's. If you have not already turned in your ticket/money, Mrs. Mary needs to please collect that.
This week we will also begin our new theme, In the City, In the Country. Our Alpha Friend will be Callie Cat Cc. We only have three weeks left until Thanksgiving break. Our class will be making American Indian Costumes to celebrate a Thanksgiving feast with Miss C's class who will be Pilgrims. When we return from break, our class will be in the Christmas program with the 8th graders.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Dear Pre-K families,
We have had a very busy week. We are so grateful that we are now able to get on our playground!! What a blessing. We hope you all had an opportunity to visit the book fair. If not, you may still purchase books online. I enjoyed visiting with many of you during parent teacher conferences. I look forward to meeting with more this week.
This week we will continue to work on our Alpha Friend Pippa Pig Pp. We will use this week to work on some Halloween projects, and review. On Wednesday, we will celebrate our October Birthdays. I have had the sign up sheet with me during conferences and it will now be posted in the class. Also, there is a sign up for treats for our Halloween class party. We will share a fun Halloween treat in our classroom on Tuesday the 31st. No costumes are allowed at school for the preschool. We will also have treat bags if you would like to send in a small treat from your child.
Please look for the flyer that Mrs. Mary sent out. There are a lot of details that are important.
Please turn in your ticket money for the Trevino's take our dinner by Friday. We look forward to the take out dinner on the 27th.
We were not able to make the chalk rosary in the back circle due to rain on Friday. I believe we will make it on Tuesday this week with our 5th grade reading buddies and the entire school will pray around it on Wednesday.
If you signed up to bring baked goods, you may deliver them on Friday or bring them Saturday night to the carnival. There are also some shifts still available to work, please see the sign in sheet in the classroom.
Looking ahead, the entire school will be closed on Friday, November 10th to observe veterans day.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Halloween Carnival on Saturday, the 28th.
Dear Pre-K Families,
Welcome to October!!! We just started our new theme, My Family, My Community. We will be talking about families, and communities. This week will focus on family. We are talking about our own families as well as the Holy Family. Next week we will start a new show and tell calendar and the theme will be My Family. On the day designated for your child, please send in a picture of your family.
Our Alpha friend this week is Iggy Iguana Ii. We will be learning about St. Frances this week. His feast day is on October 4th. He is the patron saint of animals. Our school will celebrate the blessing of the animals mass on Friday morning at 11:00am outside in the front of the school. Unfortunately, preschool will not be able to attend because that is our lunch time. If you would like to attend, you will need to take your child on your own. You are welcome to attend the mass and bring in your pets to be blessed.
October is the month of the rosary, and we will be learning about the rosary. Our class usually does a giant chalk rosary in the back circle with our 5th grade reading buddies. I will send more information on this later.
October is also Fire safety month and we will have a visit from the Fire department on October 11th.
Please remember that if you have not already signed up for parent teacher conferences, please
sign up in the classroom. If the dates don't work for you, please let me know. I am also in need of a few ASQ questionnaires back. If you have not already turned it in, please remember to bring it in.
The School Halloween carnival will be on Saturday, October 28th. Preschool is in charge of the cake walk. Please sign up in the classroom to bake/donate cookies, cupcakes or a cake. Our class will also be donating a basket for the raffle. If you are able to donate $1.00 towards this, Mr. Van Hagen will put together a basket from our class. We will have a bag hanging on the wall to collect.
We had a lot of fun learning about apples. Please make sure that you were able to check out our apple orchard in the playhouse. It will be coming down in a few days.
Dear Pre-K Families,
As we enter into the last week of September, we also enter into our last week of our theme, My 5 Senses. We have had a lot of fun exploring our senses. We have touched many things that feel different in our science center. We have been exploring apples. We used our 5 senses to participate in apple tasting, smelled apple scented play dough, and played with apples in our apple orchard (play house). Last week we worked on color mixing. We read a great book called Mix it Up by Herve Tullet. This is a fun book to read and you can also watch a viewing of it on YouTube. This week we will explore some of Herve Tullet's other books, Let's Play and Press Here. We will continue with colors, shapes, patterns as well as rhyming words and syllables. Our alpha friend is Mr. X-ray Xx.
Thank you to those parents who turned in the questionnaire. If you have not completed it, please turn it is as soon as possible so I will have your results completed before Parent Teacher Conferences. The sign up for Parent Teacher conferences is hanging in the classroom, If the days don't work for you, please let me know and I can schedule something else.
There will be a Halloween Carnival Meeting on Wednesday, September 27th at 6Pm for room parents or anyone interested in being involved in the carnival. Preschool is in charge of the cake walk.
We will celebrate our September Birthdays on Wednesday, thank you to the families of the birthday children for providing a fun snack.
As you can see if you have peeked in the back, our play ground is in the process of being built. The end is near and we look forward to getting the children back to a fun playground. We continue to pray for it's speedy completion.
I will be out of town on Friday so Mrs. Romero and Mrs. Hermosillo will be teaching our class.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at email@example.com
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.