HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Preschool (Mrs. Kelly)

 January 2024

We hope that all of our preschool families had a happy, healthy, and restful Christmas and New Year’s. We are so happy to have the students back in the classroom learning and playing

Important Notice: At the beginning of the school year, we had a peanut allergy in our classroom.  We are letting all of our families know that as of January, there is no longer an allergy in our classroom.  Please make note of this when buying birthday treats for the classroom.  They no longer need to state made in a peanut free facility.  If the situation changes, we will let you know.  Thank you! 

A few reminders from Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Nowak:  

  • Progress Reports - Progress Reports will go home at the end of the month.  I will be working with the children individually this month to have them show me what they know. 
  • Please remember that drop off in the morning is until 7:45 AM.  Prayer is said at 7:50 AM and we need to be in our room ready.  We have been running later in the social center, and therefore missing part of morning prayers and important announcements.  When there is a birthday in our classroom, they do make an announcement over the intercom at that time.  The students love hearing their name over the intercom! 
  • If you are running late in the morning, please still go to the social center door.  Ring the buzzer and one of the preschool staff members will go to the door, ask what they are doing for lunch, regular pick up or after school, and bring your child to our classroom.  We created this late drop off for preschool so that the main office does not get inundated with more students during their already busy morning.
  • If your child wears his/her winter boots into school in the morning, please remember to have a pair of sneakers/shoes in their backpacks to change in to.  Winter boots are not allowed to be worn around the school, and wet boots make a mess in the classroom. If your child insists on wearing winter boots to school and you know that they really don’t need them (you know those mornings), please put the pair of sneakers or shoes in their backpack.  Please don’t make your morning harder with these arguments.  We will change them out of their boots at school.  
  • UGG style boots are acceptable to wear unless you would prefer to have us change them at school.  If they are used for winter wear, please send your child in with a pair of sneakers to change into to keep our classroom clean. 

 

Happenings in Pre-3

January 2nd – 5th:  Winter fun We will be doing some fun activities involving learning about snow and building snowmen. 

January 8th – 12th:  Arctic Animals We will be learning about all of the different kinds of arctic animals and where they live.  We will tie in some fun projects to go along with it.

January 16th:  Martin Luther King, Jr. We will be learning about Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 17th – 19th:  Jan Brett  We will be reading from books all written by Jan Brett who focuses on winter stories.  We will do some fun activities and projects to go along with the stories.

January 22nd – 26th:   Fairy Tales The students will learn about, read, investigate and dramatize some of the classic fairy tales. 

January 29th – February 2nd: Catholic Schools Week The students will learn about Catholic schools and what it means to us. 

NOTE:  If you do not see projects come home every day, we may be keeping them to hang in our room or decorate our bulletin board. 

Important dates:

January 15th - There will be no school in honor of Martin Luther King Day 

**Please keep in mind that there is no spaghetti supper this month.  PTO will be looking for volunteers for the rest of the school months to make the entire experience smooth for all.  I have been a part of these suppers in the past, and they need many volunteers in order for it to run smoothly.  It is also a great way to get those volunteer hours done quickly and socialize with our school and parish communities.  Please do not wait for field trips to get your hours as field trips DO NOT count toward volunteer hours.   

We will post on Bloomz when important dates come up during January.