October 30th, 2018
Dear Pre-K Families,
Thank you to all that made appointments for parent/teacher conferences. I really enjoyed sitting down with you. This week we will be doing some fun things for Halloween. We are doing some math and counting with '5 Little Pumpkins.' The children have been using the easel to paint pumpkins to add to our pumpkin patch. We will be going on a visit with our 6th grade science buddies to our school pumpkin patch to see how our pumpkins have grown and hopefully pick them. We will be doing some science and use our 5 senses to investigate as we turn our class pumpkin into a jack-o'-lantern. We will also combine religion with our pumpkin carving activity as we read The Pumpkin Gospel by Mary Manz Simon. This book will be on display in our classroom if you are interested in seeing it. On Wednesday, Oct 31st, we will have a special 'Pumpkin Patch' activity and treat. Please remember if your child attends school on Wednesday, the preschool children DO NOT wear Halloween costumes to school.
On Thursday, if you child attends school, we will be attending school Mass at 8:15am in the Auditorium. We will be celebrating All Saints day. Our 8th graders will dress up like saints. Please have your child at school before 8am so they can use the restroom and be ready to walk down. Please have them wear their OLM t-shirt.
The weather is getting a little colder, if your child brings a jacket or sweatshirt to school, please make sure that their name is in it. We have some jackets that have been found without names inside.
Looking ahead to next week, the entire school will close promptly at 12:30 on Thursday November 8th. There will not be school on Friday November 9th or Monday November 12th.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
October 23rd, 2018
Dear Pre-K families,
We are in week 4 of our theme My Community-Going Green. We are working on the letter Ii this week. Thank you to all who signed up for parent teacher conferences. If you were not able to sign up or need a different time, please let me know and I am happy to work with you. This week our school is celebrating Red Ribbon week. There are some fun dress-up days if your child would like to participate. Please follow the Facebook page for Our Lady of Mercy School. Ours is the one with the navy blue Lancers shield. On Wednesday, we will celebrate our October Birthdays.
The Library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair this week. We will visit on Tuesday. Please plan to visit and purchase books to support our Library.
This weekend on Saturday, our school will have a Halloween Carnival. It is a fun family event. All are welcome to attend, invite your friends. It will take place in the back of the school and the auditorium. This is a chance for your child to dress up in their Halloween costume.
Next week we will have a 'Pumpkin Patch Party.' This will take place in our classroom and in our backyard. We will have a special snack. Thank you to all that have signed up to bring something. If your child would like to bring a small treat to share with their friends, they may bring a bag of wrapped candy and will have the opportunity to pass them out. Please remember that preschool students are not allowed to wear Halloween costumes to school on Halloween day.
October 14th, 2018
Dear Pre-K families,
We are beginning our 3rd week of Theme 3, My Community-Things That Move. We will be working on letter Hh. This week we will be working on learning about transportation. We will continue to work on counting syllables. We will also continue to learn about praying the Rosary. Thank you to those families that have received the Rosary bag and prayed at home as a family. We will continue to send the Rosary bag home until each family has had a chance. October is the month of the Rosary and we wanted to send home this opportunity for your family to be able to pray together. We have made rosaries in the classroom and the children are excited to learn about it. On Monday. I will make a chalk rosary around the back circle. Our class will color it in with our 5th grade reading buddies. This is a tradition that has been going on for the past 10 years. Several years after that, the entire school joined in and now prays around the Rosary together. The school will pray the rosary on Tuesday, October 16th.
October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Monday, October 15th, our school will show our support by wearing pink. The Older kids will donate $1 to wear free dress and the proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Tuesday, October 16th will be picture re-takes. If you child would like to have re-takes, please return the entire picture package. If you child was not here on picture day, they will take it on Tuesday.
The week of October 22nd will be parent teacher conferences in the afternoon. Thank you to those that have signed up. If you need a different time, please contact me.
That week will also be our school library's Scholastic Book Fair. The book fair goes on for the entire week. Please visit and purchase to support our school library.
On Wednesday, October 24th, we will celebrate the October Birthdays in our class. A sign up sheet will be posted for those that have October birthdays and would like to bring something. We now have 25 students in our class.
Saturday, October 27th will be our school Halloween Carnival. The proceeds from the carnival go directly to our classrooms. This is a fun and safe evening for families and friends. Wristbands are available for purchase and the 8th grade families will be hosting food available to purchase in the auditorium. Preschool will be putting on the cake walk. There are sign ups in the classroom for parents that would like to work our booth and/or bake baked goods. Our Room Parents are collecting a fall item to donate a fall basket for the raffle. Please contribute by purchasing a fall item to add to the basket.
On Wednesday, October 31st, we will have a Pumpkin Patch Party in our class. There is a sign up for a special treat posted in the classroom. If you would like to send in a small treat for your child to share with their friends, you may bring it in also. We will be making treat bags. We have 25 students in our class. Please let us know it is for the class because they are also collecting 2 bags of candy for the carnival.
October 07th, 2018
Dear Pre-k Families,
This past week, we had a-lot of fun with our apple orchard. October is the month of the rosary. We have been learning about praying the rosary. We have also began making our own rosary. This week, we will be sending home a bag with information on how your family can pray the rosary. We invite your family to pray the rosary and add any prayer intensions to our prayer book. Every night, a different child will bring home the bag. Please return it the next day so that another student can take it home the next day. On the 15th, we will make a chalk rosary on the ground in the back circle with our 5th grade reading buddies. On the 16th, the entire school will gather around it and pray the rosary together.
On Friday, the school celebrated the feast of St. Frances. St. Frances is the patron saint for animals. Father blessed the animals after mass. We started to learn about St. Frances and will continue to learn about him this week.
We have also started learning about fire safety and calling 911. We will have a visit from the fire department later in the month.
We are in week 2 of our theme Our Community - People we meet. The Big Idea is The workers in my community help everyone. This week the children will learn about the role of the community in their lives and the importance of good citizenship. Our social emotional focus is on responsibility. We will be learning about the letter Gg. We have been talking about being responsibly at home and at school. Many of the children have shared how they are responsible at home and the chores that they do to help our their family.
Please remember that their is no school on this Friday, October 12th. The entire school will be closed.
Parent Teacher conferences are the week of Oct 22nd. Please sign up if you have not already. There are sign ups for the Halloween carnival posted.