December 13th, 2019
Dear Pre-K Families,
The children have been working very hard learning their parts. The Christmas Program is this upcoming Wednesday, December 18th. It will be at St. Patrick’s Church. Please have your child arrive by 6:15 so that we may get them in their costume. We will be in the back of the church in the cry room. It is by the ladies restroom. Please make sure that your child uses the restroom before you leave them with us. The band will begin at 6:30. The play will start when they finish.
After the program is over, your child will be on the front altar. There will be a lot of commotion and a lot of pictures being taken. Please come up to the front and collect your child. Mrs. Mary will be in the back of the church in front of the cry room windows to collect the costumes. Please check out with her before you leave with your child.
Monday, December 16th. We will have play practice in the morning. We would like to have everyone at school monday morning as it will be our last practice. If it is not your child’s day, please bring them if your family is able. They may be picked up by 11:30.
Tuesday, December 17th. We will have a full dress rehearsal at the school. We will perform at 8:30 am in the auditorium. Parents are welcome to attend. Please have your child at school by 8:00am so he/she can get dressed in costume.
Wednesday, December 18th. Will be a ‘NORMAL’ day at school. The other classes will go to the church to practice, however, PRESCHOOL WILL NOT ATTEND WEDNESDAY MORNING PRACTICE AT THE CHURCH. We will have normal class at preschool.
If your child is an angel, please have them wear something comfortable and white. We have a white gown that goes over their clothes. They will have gold accents.
If your child is a shepherd, Please have them wear something comfortable, we have a gown that goes over their clothes.
If your child is a sheep, please have them wear black pants/sweats/or leggings if you have them. If not, jeans are good also. Their shirt should be comfortable to them as we have a white sheep poncho that goes over their shirt.
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In case you need to get in touch with me the evening of the program, please call or text me (209)769-4639.
If you child will not be participating in the program, please let me know as soon as possible.
December 08th, 2019
Dear Pre-K families
This week we will begin play practice. Our schedule will be changing from day to day. Each child will be assigned to an 8th grader, and they will guide them through the program. The program will take place on Wednesday evening, December 18th. Arrival time will be between 6:00pm and 6:15. We will meet in the cry room to get dressed in our costumes. Their costumes will fit over their clothes so the simpler the better for what they arrive in. The band will play first starting at 6:30pm. The play will begin after they are finished. We will have a dress rehearsal at the school in the morning on Tuesday, the 17th at 8:30am.
This week, we will continue to learn about the season of Advent as we prepare for the birth of Jesus. We will work on letters F, L, M, and O. We will also be working on rhyming and learn about Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego.
On Sunday, December 15th, we will have school Mass at St. Patrick's during the 7:00am Mass. If your family will be attending, please have them wear their OLM t-shirt.
We will be celebrating December birthdays with a special snack on Wednesday, December 18th. If your child has a December birthday, I will post a sign up for snack.
If you have any questions. please contact me at email@example.com
December 01st, 2019
Dear Pre-K Families,
We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break and were able to enjoy this time off with your family and friends.
As we return back to school, we begin the liturgical season of Advent. Advent is the time we prepare ourselves for the birth of Jesus Christ. It is a time of waiting. This week, we light the first Advent candle. The first candle is purple, and we light it to remind us of the 'hope' we have in our hearts that Jesus will be born soon. There are four weeks in Advent. We will be learning about Advent and preparing for the coming of Jesus. The children painted a wreath and traced their hands so we could make an Advent wreath to hang up. Each week we will 'light' a new candle as we learn about its significance.
Please remember to save the date of Wednesday, December 18th. This is the date of the OLM Christmas program. The 8th graders put on a play and our class joins in on the fun. This will be at St. Patrick's church at 6:00pm. We will provide costumes for the children. As I receive more information, I will keep you informed. We will start practicing this week. If, for any reason, your child will not be able to participate that evening, please let me know as soon as possible.
This week we will also be working on letters V, Z, and P. We will also be working on sentence segmenting and fine motor skills. We will also be learning about St. Nicholas as we celebrate St. Nicholas Day on Friday, December 6th. That is also a Mass day for students that attend on Friday. Please have your child wear their blue OLM t-shirt that day. We will be helping out at the mass along with our 5th grade reading buddies.
We are also seeking donations of canned fruit for the Spirit of Christmas dinner. If you are able, please also send a wrapped toy and indicate whether it is for a boy or girl and the age appropriateness for the present. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions, please contact me.