Preschool (Mrs. Kelly)

Wow! We can’t believe we are in our final two months of preschool.  This school year has just flown by! The students have matured, made many new friends, and they have learned so much.  We are so proud of each and every student, and we thank you for sharing them with us.  It has truly been a pleasure getting to know all of our wonderful students and families. 

The next few weeks are a very busy time of the year.  Please be sure to check our classroom Bloomz page for any updates.  There are MANY volunteer opportunities coming up.

Spring weather

A reminder to parents: May and June are wonderful weather months. Preschool will take advantage of this weather. We will be spending more time outside when we can. Please make sure your child is wearing sunblock and dressed for the temperature of the day. We would like to give a gentle reminder that sandals and flip-flops are not good school shoes. Students who wear these shoes spend most of the recess fixing their shoes and dealing with prickly, uncomfortable mulch on their feet. Please try to send your student in sneakers every day. If it is a difficult morning, please put the sneakers in the backpack, and we can help them change at school.

Important Dates

  • May 3rd Spaghetti supper 4-6:30 PM in the Social center (volunteer opportunity)
  • PTO meeting TBD
  • May 10th Battle of the Books For the upper grades in the gymnasium
  • May 12th  Walk-a-thon - More information has been sent home for pledges and student colors (volunteer opportunity)
  • May 13th First Communion for the second graders
  • May 15th - May crowning of Mary 1:00 PM at the Mary statue
  • May 16th  Holyoke Gas and Electric 10:15 AMBike Safety and Electricity Safety
  • May 18th - School mass Ascension of Jesus 10:15 AM in the gym
  • May 19th Preschool in-house Field trip Details posted on Bloomz
  • May 26th Step Up Day All of our students will get the opportunity to visit their classrooms for next year.  Students only and paperwork will be sent home from next year’s teacher.  There will be an Orientation night that will include parents in August.
  • May 30th Memorial Day- there will be no school
  • June Spaghetti supper Not confirmed yet-TBD (volunteer opportunity)
  • June 1st Field Day and BBQ  (volunteer opportunity)
  • June 2nd  Field Day, no BBQ - rain date (volunteer opportunity)
  • June PTO meeting - TBD
  • June 14th  Last day of preschool - Full day
  • June 16th Last day of school for everyone else- Half day 11:30 AM dismissal - No ASP

Curriculum Themes:

May 1st-5th Careers/Community helpers Preschoolers will learn about the many careers that are in our own community. 

May 8th – 12th Things that go This theme we will discuss things in motion.

May 15th – 19th  Zoo Animals What is a zoo? What will we see in a zoo?

May 22nd – 26th Farm animals What is a farm?  What will we see on a farm?

May 29th – June 2nd Ocean Life What do you see in the ocean?  The preschoolers will discover the animals they may see.

June 5th – June 9th Summer What are all of the fun things that we do during the summer months when we are not at school?  Can’t wait to find out!