October 24th, 2021
Dear Pre-kindergarten parents,
We have concluded our theme, My Community. This week, we are having a flex week; we will concentrate on having fun Halloween activities. We will be using our 5 senses to carve our class pumpkin as we read the Pumpkin Gospel book. On Wednesday, we will be celebrating October Birthdays and on Thursday, we will have our special Halloween snack. Thank you if you signed up to bring something; please remember that we have moved our snack from Friday to Thursday. Please bring items on or before Thursday. If your child would like to bring a small special pre-packaged treat to share with their friends, please bring it before Thursday so that we can add it to their Halloween treat bag. Please remember that students in preschool do not wear Halloween costumes to school.
During the week, we will also continue with our Heggerty phonemic awareness program as well as ABC Bootcamp. This week, we will be working on letters Uu, Vv, Ww and Xx. Please remember to work on your ABC Fashion show vests at home. If you have any questions about our fundraiser event or your child will not be able to attend, please let me know. We are looking forward to our first fun ABC Fashion show event on Wednesday, November 10th at 4:00pm. Please feel free to invite friends and family members as we are planning this event to be outside. In our Second Step social emotional program, we will be learning about Caring and Helping. You can follow along by logging in to Unit 2, Week 12.
This week, we will also be celebrating Red Ribbon week. At the preschool level, we will talk about making safe healthy choices. We can join the main school with fun dress up days. These are the dress up days: Monday - wear the color red, Tuesday - wear Hawaiian style clothes, Wednesday - wear 50’s style, Thursday - wear your favorite team shirt or jersey.
I will be out of town on Monday, October 25th. Mrs. Mary will be teaching our class. I will return on Tuesday, October 26th.
Have a blessed week,
October 18th, 2021
Dear pre-kindergarten parents,
October is the month of the Rosary. Last week, we continued to learn about the Rosary. Please practice at home by praying the prayers of the Rosary, the Hail Mary, the Our Father and the Glory Be prayers that are all in the small prayer book along with other catholic prayers that went home last week. The children have been making Rosaries at school out of beans. This has been a great opportunity to learn about how to pray the rosary and count to ten as we counted out the beans for each decade of the Rosary, and it was also a good opportunity to use our fine motor skills as we glued each bean onto our paper. We were gifted our own rosaries from Mrs. Gaby. We took them to Mass on Friday, and Father Antonio blessed them for us. They will be coming home. Please remind your child to take very good care of it as it is special because it is blessed. This week, we will be making a chalk Rosary in the back circle of the school with our 5th grade buddies. This is a tradition that I have been doing for the past 12 years. On Thursday, the entire school will pray around the chalked rosary together.
Last week, we continued to learn about our theme, My Community. We talked about different people we meet in our community. Our focus last week was on fire safety. We learned about what to do in a fire emergency, how to stop, drop and roll, and how to call 911. Please talk to your child about having a plan at home in case of an emergency. It is always a good idea to have an emergency plan and a designated meeting place. This week, our focus will be on ‘Going Green.’ We will be talking about taking care of our community and recycling. In math, we will be talking about How Many is 5? In ABC bootcamp, we are learning about letters Qq, Rr, Ss & Tt. In our social emotional curriculum, we will be learning about accidents. You can follow along at home with the home link by logging into Second Step, Unit 2, week 11. In religion, we will learn about the Saints.
SAVE THE DATE!! Wednesday, November 10th. Preschool is planning a celebration to the upcoming completion of ABC Bootcamp. The children have worked very hard learning their letters and sounds. We will celebrate with an ABC Bootcamp Fashion Show!!!. Each student will be receiving a paper bag vest with one letter from the Alphabet on the back. This will be a take home family project. Please decorate your child’s bag with things that start with the letter on their bag. The fashion show/fundraiser will be a fun evening dedicated to celebrating our students and supporting our preschool.
Help support our Library… This week, our school is having a Virtual Book Fair. A flyer went home on friday. Please purchase online; your books will be delivered right to your home. You can follow the link, and you can also share the link with family and friends. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ourladyofmercyschool7 This is a great opportunity to add to your child's home library and support our school. The book fair runs from October 18th - October 22nd. OLM receives 25% rewards from all books purchased during this time. After the 22nd, OLM will receive 2% rewards for the rest of the year. Thank you for your support.
October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month. We wear pink to support this cause. If you have extra change, we are collecting in our pink jar to contribute along with our school. There will be ‘pink’ dress up days, and at the end of the month our school will make a donation with the money we have raised.
Progress reports will be going out this week. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with me on the Playground APP.
Let's talk all things Halloween!! Halloween is coming. We will celebrate in class with a special Halloween snack. The snack list was posted last week and was so generously filled up with signatures to contribute. Thank you. Our Halloween snack has been changed from Friday, October 29th to Thursday, October 28th. If you have signed up to bring something for our special snack, please bring it before Thursday, October 28th. If you are planning to bring a special treat to share in the kiddos Halloween treat bags, please bring it in before Thursday, October 28th. Please remember that treats to share must be store-bought and prepackaged.
Please remember that Halloween costumes are NOT to be worn to preschool.
Our school will be having a Drive-thru Halloween event the night of Friday, October 29th. Please plan on attending to support our school. More details to come.
Our entire school will close early on this day. Pick up time for Friday, October 29th will be 12:30 for all students including preschool.
We will attend Mass the morning of Friday, October 28th with Father John. Father John has been reassigned to Chowchilla and this will be his last Mass with our school. We wish Father John the best.
One final note. OUR BLOG IS BACK!! You will once again be able to get all this weekly information by logging into our school blog at olmlancers.com. Click on OLM Preschool, click on OLM Preschool Faculty, click on Mrs Veronica, and then click on Pre-k Mrs. Veronica: Blog. Please resume checking the blog weekly for this weekly post on what's happening in our class for the week.
Have a blessed week,