Dear Pre-k parents,
Well, March is upon us, and the school year is at a very busy time. Our school’s biggest fundraiser is quickly approaching. The Auction will be held online next week. Please follow the Our Lady of Mercy School Facebook page for details. Pictures of the items should start posting beginning on Friday. Thank you for supporting already by contributing to our class projects, and donating items to add to the auction. We appreciate whatever way you are able to help. Thank you again to the Mahacek family for the beautiful Headboard Bench! It is fabulous and I know many people are going to bid on it. We have been filling up the baskets under the bench with all of our favorite things, including a copy of “THE RAINBOW BOOK!” It is the class favorite!
Wednesday night, March 10th, is Kindergarten Informational night!! I can’t believe it's time! This is a zoom meeting this year and Mrs. Gargano will be zooming live from her Kindergarten class room. Please plan to attend even if you don’t think you are going to attend OLM next year. It is definitely worth sitting through. Parents/Guardians in attendance will be entered into a raffle for a free registration. The meeting will be at 6:00pm. I hope to see you there. Please see me if you have any questions.
Registration starts March 5th. Please make sure that if you are planning on attending OLM school or preschool next school year, you need to turn in your registration ASAP to reserve your child’s spot, as space may be limited. If you are in need of child care during the summer, please let me or Mrs. Mary know. Children 6 years and under(2 ½) are welcome to attend as long as they have not entered 1st grade
If you have not purchased your See’s Candy, now is the time. Please support our preschool by sending the link to friends and family. Candy will be directly shipped to their choice of address. This is a perfect way to prepare for yummy Easter treats. Please get your orders in by Friday, March 12th. We are asking each family to sell $100 worth of candy for us to make our selling goal. Thank you so much for your support.
Thursday, March 25th, Jay Sousa will be on campus taking Easter pictures with the live bunnies. Please fill out a form to participate. Only children that have turned in the picture packet will go down to be photographed.
We will continue learning about Lent as we are focusing on learning to pray the Stations of the Cross, We are also starting our new theme Construction Zone. This is one of our favorite themes. It is a tradition in our class to sand, paint and hammer our own cross. During lent, we will have the crosses blessed by Father John and then they will be sent home for your family to enjoy. I know most of you already have one that your older child made when they were in my class. This is one of the most special projects we do and the children really enjoy it. Please be thinking about a project that your child can make at home with some assistance from family members. We will be doing a show and tell. Show and tell will be ‘something I have made.’ This should be something your child is able to make with some assistance if needed. It can be an art project, a wood project, baking or anything that they can make. This year we will do it on Zoom. You will need to take a video of your child talking about and showing the process of making their project. We will not be able to bring them to school this year, but we will watch the video in class and they can talk about it and answer questions in class. I will send more out about this project later.
I will continue to assess the children in preparation of parent teacher conferences that will take place the week of March 22nd. I will send out zoom links as it gets closer to conference week.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Thank you, Mrs. Veronica