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Preschool Newsletter – October 13, 2017

Preschool Newsletter for October 13, 2017

This week we learned all about the letter F.

Our letter F story for the week was called FiFi Ferret’s Missing Flute.

Here are some new letter F words that we learned: Friend, Fun, Foot, Fox, Flute, Fish. We even came up with some friends that start with F as well: Fiona, Franklin, Fred.

Our theme this week was Scarecrows.

We read the book, The Little Scarecrow Boy and made our own scarecrow. Check them out in the hallway!

Center Activities:

  • Smartboard-Make a Pumpkin
  • F for Frankenstein and F for Fox
  • Pumpkin and Scarecrow matching
  • Allelu! God Made Us Wonderful
  • Paper plate scarecrow
  • Paper bag scarecrow
  • Scarecrow hats
  • Indian corn craft by painting with Legos
  • Handwriting letter F and names

Next week we will learn about the letter G and our theme will be pumpkins. Throughout the week we will read both fiction and non-fiction books on pumpkins. We will discuss the life cycle of a pumpkin and how a pumpkin grows. We will make various pumpkin art projects as well.

Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday, October 14th – Virtus Training from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Parish Center. Please register at OCS website.
  • Monday, October 16th – Hot lunch (Noodles & Co.)
  • Wednesday, October 18th – Hot lunch (Jimmy Johns)

 

 

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Preschool Newsletter – October 6, 2017

Preschool Newsletter – October 6, 2017

This week in Preschool we learned about fall. Throughout the week we read many stories about fall and how the leaves change colors. We even went outside to collect leaves and identify signs of fall around our school. Our letter of the week was letter E. We practice writing the letter and identifying what sound the letter makes.

Our centers included:

  • E is for Elephant
  • Leaf man people
  • Leaf painting
  • Graphing our favorite color leaf
  • Fall roll and cover math game
  • Handwriting journals
  • Religion “I Love God & God Loves Me”

Next week our theme will be scarecrows and the letter of the week is F. Throughout the week we will read various books on fall and scarecrows. In centers we will create scarecrow art project and practice writing the letter F. Please continue to encourage your child to practice writing their name and identifying upper-case letters.  Thanks for all your help! – Preschool team

Upcoming Events:

  • No School – Monday, October 9th
  • Hot lunch (Taco bell) – Wednesday, October 11th
  • All School Mass – Thursday, October 12th
  • Virtus Traning – Saturday, October 14th from 9 am till 12 pm (at Parish Center)

Apple Stand Picture:

 

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Preschool Newsletter – September 29, 2017

Preschool Newsletter –  September 29, 2017

This week we learned all about the letter D.

Letter D story- Detective Dog’s Missing Donuts

Letter D words- Dad, donuts, door, duck, dog, dinosaur

Centers included:

  • D for Dog, D for Duck, & D for Dinosaur
  • Alphabet /Number Bingo
  • Rainbow fish craft
  • Allelu (Religion) “God Made Me Wonderful”
  • Do a Dot
  • Roll & Cover math game
  • Playdough
  • Apple measurement activity
  • Family portrait

Out theme this week was Friendship, Family, and Apples. We talked about what we can do to be a good friend. We also discussed parts of an apple and how an apple grows.

Here is the list that we came up with on how to be a good friend: Share, Play nicely, Take turns, Help others, and Have play dates. We will continue to practice all of these during school.

Next week we learn about the letter E and our theme will be Fall.

Pictures from this week:

Have a good weekend!

-Preschool Team

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Preschool Newsletter – September 22, 2017

Preschool Newsletter – September 22, 2017

This week we discussed apples, friends, and family. Our letter of the week was C. Throughout the week we read various books on apples and families.

Centers included:

  • Apple crafts
  • Science: parts of an apple, life cycle of an apple, and will an apple sink or float?
  • Handwriting: name writing and letter C
  • Letter C crafts
  • Family self-portrait
  • Family house craft
  • Graph our favorite apple
  • Painting with apples

Next week we will continue our themes and start to learn the letter D. Throughout the week we will practice writing our names please continue this at home.

Upcoming events:

  • Please sure to check the lunch volunteer sign-up Genius and please indicate which Preschool room you are volunteering for. We appreciate all your help!
  • Monday, September 25 – hot lunch, pancakes
  • Wednesday, September 27 – hot lunch, Subway
  • Thursday, September 28 – New Family Welcome Night at 5:30 pm

Pictures from the week:

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Preschool Newsletter – September 15, 2017

Preschool half-day & full-day Newsletter:

This week our theme was all about Transportation.

We learned that Cars, airplanes, boats, buses, bicycles, trains, walking are all ways of transportation. Throughout the week we read various transportation books and discussed different types of transportation.

 Our letter of the week was B.

Our letter B story was called Bubbly Bear.

Here are the letter B words that we learned- Boat, bat, bubble, bear, bike. We have 3 friends whose names begin with B, too- Brendan, Benjamin, Bradley, and Bennett.

 Center activities:

  • B is for Bee & Bird
  • Building Blocks & transportation toys
  • Smartboard-Build a house & build a cupcake
  • Handwriting Book
  • Stop light craft
  • Watercolor painting
  • Transportation picture matching
  • Smartboard transportation sorting
  • Letter B smartboard game
  • Various transportation crafts
  • Name writing practice

On Wednesday Preschool attended their very first all school mass. We were able to sit with our 5th & 6th grade church buddies. The children are learning proper church behavior and please discuss these behaviors with your child.

Next week in Preschool:

We will be learning about apples, friends, and family. Our letter of the week will be C. Throughout the week we will discuss and read books about apples as well as our favorite kind of apple, how an apple grows, parts of an apple, and creating family self-portraits.

Reminder:

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures Return to Normal Starting September 18!

Hot lunch days on Monday, September 18 and Wednesday, September 20. Just a reminder that not all hot lunches include a side. Please be sure to send some healthy sides with your child to eat with their hot lunch.

 

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Preschool Newsletter – September 8, 2017

Preschool Newsletter – Week of September 4th

Half-day Preschool News:

This week our theme was Community Helpers and our letter of the week was letter “A.”

Here are some of our community helpers:

  • Teacher
  • Fireman/Fire-woman
  • Police officer
  • Garbage collector
  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Mail man

Activities included:

  • Sponge painting apples
  • Letter A Alligators
  • Letter A Do a Dots
  • Handwriting book
  • A for Ant

The weather has been beautiful so we have been playing outside everyday!

We hope to see you at Fall fest this weekend!!

Don’t forget that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 11th.

Full-day Preschool News:

Our theme was Community helpers and the letter A. Throughout the week we read both fiction and non-fiction books on Community helpers. We are continuing to practice writing our names and learning classroom rules and routines.

In centers we were able to create:

  • Police badges
  • Firefighter hats
  • Tool belts
  • Community helper puzzles
  • Letter A handwriting
  • A is for alligator
  • Letter A bracelets
  • Religion: Praise God!
  • Letter Memory

Next week our theme will be transportation and letter B. Throughout the week we will read books on different types of transportation.

Reminders:

  • NO SCHOOL: Monday, September 11th
  • Picture day on Tuesday, September 12th
  • All School Mass on Wednesday, September 13th
  • For oldest and only Preschool children: Regular pick-up (in the parking lot) will resume following Fall Fest clean-up and parking lot resurfacing on Monday, September 18th.
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Preschool Newsletter – September 1, 2017

Preschool Newsletter – Week of August 28,2017

Half-day preschool news:

We have had a GREAT first week of Preschool!! The kids have been so excited to play with their new friends!

  • This week our theme was superheroes and all about me.
  • On Monday, we had Spanish class. The kids had a fun time learning the hello song.
  • On Thursday, we celebrated Ben’s birthday!

Center activities:

  • Super hero masks
  • Super hero sticks
  • Super hero puppets
  • Playdough
  • Smartboard counting fish
  • Super hero hand prints

The weather has been perfect, so we have been able to play outside every day!

Full-day preschool news:

It has been a busy full week in Preschool! We have been focusing on learning our routines, our teachers, our school, and classmates.

This week our themes were all about me and superheroes. Throughout the week we read lots of stories and played in our centers. During morning meeting we continued to discuss our classroom rules and making good choices in school.

Centers included:

  • All about me pages
  • Superhero projects
  • Name writing
  • Playdough
  • Puzzles
  • Legos

98A Superhero cuffs

98B Superhero mask

Next week:

We will be focusing on the Letter A and community helpers. Throughout the week we will discuss different community helpers and their jobs. We will also practice writing the letter A and continue name writing.

Reminders:

No School on Monday, September 4, 2017

Pick-up changes:

  • Beginning Tuesday, September 5th: We will walk all oldest/only early childhood students to Spring Avenue, on the east side of the back field.  Please pull up along the curb facing 55th Street (south) and a patrol will bring your child to you.
  • Regular pick-up (in the parking lot) will resume following Fall Fest clean-up and parking lot resurfacing on Monday, September 18th.
    • Thank you for your flexibility as we begin to setup for Fall Fest, a very important fundraiser for our school.  If you have any questions, please just ask.

 

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Preschool News August 25

Preschool Newsletter – August 25, 2017

PRESCHOOL is SUPER!

We had a great start to the school year! We have had a busy couple of days getting to meet our new friends and learning about our classroom.

Please be sure to check the St. Cletus “Parent” page to read our weekly newsletters that will be posted each Friday.

You can find the information following this link:

http://www.stcletusschool.com/–>PARENTS–>NEWSLETTERS–>Preschool

Activities this week included:

  • Superhero Masks
  • First day of school self-portrait
  • Name handwriting
  • Handprints

Upcoming Events/mark your calendars:

  • Virtus training for all school volunteers: in order to volunteer at school, you must complete VIRTUS TRAINING.  There is a session available this weekend at the parish center:

 Virtus Training Session

When: Sat, August 26, 9am – 12pm

Where: St Cletus School – Parish Center

Must register through OCS website

Reminders:

  • Half-day preschool will have Spanish in the classroom on a D day, but we will go outside or play in the new gym throughout the week.

Full-day Preschool Special Schedule:

Day Special
A Library
B Gym
C Music
D Spanish
E TLC
F Music

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Preschool Newsletter – June 2nd

Preschool Newsletter – Week of May 29-June 2

This week in Preschool we finished our last letter of the week, letter Z. We also discussed Father’s Day and completed various end of the year review activities. We have been busy practicing for our end of the year celebration (Wednesday, June 7th at 8:30 am). The children are very excited!

In center this week we worked on:

  • Letter Z (Z is for zebra)
  • Number bingo
  • Father’s day craft
  • Building with legos
  • Sorting our letters
  • Completing our handwriting journals

Next week we will complete some end of the year review of our letters and numbers to get ready for Kindergarten!

End of the year reminders:

  • Preschool End of the Year Celebration at Spring Ave. Park
    • When: 8:30 am followed by snacks at the park and then the children are free to go home
    • Please be sure – no backpacks should be brought to school that day
    • Also, please be sure to have your child at school on time that day as we are walking to the park as a class

Preschool 2016-17 Park pictures:

park1

park2

park3

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May 26th – Preschool Newsletter

Preschool Newsletter- Week of May 22-26

This week we focused on the letter Y and our theme was summertime. Throughout the week we practiced writing the letter Y, coming up with words that start with Y, creating a letter Y book, and sorting the letter Y by upper-case and lower-case letters. During the week we read various books about summertime.

Our centers included:

  • Ice cream cone craft
  • Sorting links by color
  • Letter Y book
  • Play-dough
  • Popsicle craft
  • Summertime bingo
  • Letter Y writing in our journals
  • Flip flop craft
  • Pattern blocks
  • Building with tinker toys

Next week we will learn about Father’s Day and work on letter Z. We will finish our letter of the week and continue to practice recognizing our letters till the end of the year!

Upcoming events:

-Monday, May 29th: NO SCHOOL

-Wednesday, May 31st: Hot lunch/pizza

-Wednesday, June 7th: Last day of school for Preschool following our celebration at Spring Ave. Park

Preschool Celebration – starts at 8:30 am and we hope to see you there!

Please be sure to check the signup-genius for any supplies needed for the Preschool end of the year celebration.

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0548afae28aaf58-preschool/22436355

Preschool Room 98B- sorting links by color

center pic

Preschool at the park. We are getting ready for our celebration!

park picture

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Preschool News – May 19th

Preschool Newsletter – Week of May 15th-19th

This week we focused on the letter X and our theme was bugs. We have been busy practicing writing our letters and recognizing both upper-case and lower-case letters. Throughout the week we learned about bugs and create various bug crafts.

Centers this week include:

  • X is for x-ray
  • Bug collection jar craft
  • Dragonflies
  • Butterflies
  • Letter X book
  • Peg boards
  • Journal writing

Next week we will learn the letter Y and our theme will be summertime! Throughout the week we will learn letter Y words and create some summer crafts. We will also practice our songs for our upcoming Preschool celebration (which is on June 7th at 8:30 am at Spring Avenue Park). We hope to see you there!

Please be sure to sign-up for any needed items for the celebration. Here is the link to the sign-up genius:

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0548afae28aaf58-preschool/22436355

 

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Preschool Newsletter – May 12, 2017

This week our theme was Mother’s Day and our letter of the week was W. We spent all week talking about why our Mom’s are special and what we can do to show them how much we love them.

Our centers included:

  • Watermelon art
  • Mother’s Day art projects
  • Play-dough
  • Math games – Roll & Cover
  • Math patterns
  • Number bingo
  • Journal writing – Letter W
  • Religion – Mary the Mother of all of us!

Next week our theme will be bugs and letter X. We will discuss the different parts of a bug and create a variety of bug art projects. Depending on weather we may go on a bug hunt outside!

Upcoming Events:

Monday, May 15th : Hot Lunch, Little Joe’s Hamburger/Cheeseburger

Wednesday May 17th: Hot Lunch, McDonald’s Sausage/Egg &  Sausage Sandwich

9:00 A.M 8th Grade Ribbon Mass

Thursday May, 18th: Open House & Registration 6:30 P.M

Friday, May 19th – 8th Grade Day

Wednesday, June 7th – Preschool End of the Year Celebration

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Preschool Newsletter May 1-5

Preschool Newsletter for the week of May 1-5

This week we introduced the letter V. We were able to make a word list, V is for vase art project, V is volcano project, and worksheets to sort upper-case and lower-case letters.

We also focused on Nursery Rhymes this week. Some of our favorite nursery rhymes include: Hickory Dickory Dock, Jack be Nimble, Baa, Baa Black Sheep and Hey Diddle, Diddle. Children learned various rhyming words and sequencing the order of events within a nursery rhyme.

In centers:

  • Sequencing – Jack and Jill and Little Miss Muffet
  • Play-dough
  • Peg boards
  • Letter V projects
  • Letter bingo
  • Math sorting games
  • Nursery rhyme crafts

Next week we will focus on the letter W and our theme will be Mother’s Day. We will begin our work on Mother’s Day projects and read various books about mom’s.

Upcoming Events:

Monday, May 8th –   Hot Lunch – Buona Beef – garden salad

Tuesday, May 9th – 9:00am All School Mass and May Crowning.

Wednesday, May 10th – Hot Lunch – Jimmy John’s – subs

Dress Down for $1 Student Council  sponsored.

Thursday, May 18th – Open House/Registration Night 6:30 pm

 

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Preschool News-March 23

This Week…..

We reviewed letters A-R.

The author of the week was Laura Numeroff. The preschoolers LOVED listening to her stories.

Below are the books that we read.

If You Give A Dog A Donut

If You Give A Cat A Cupcake

If You Give A Moose A Muffin

If You Take A Mouse To School

If You Give A Pig A Party

Center Activities:

  1. Play-doh cupcakes
  2. Smartboard-Counting
  3. Writing prompt-“If you took a mouse to school he would”
  4. Writing prompt-“If you gave a moose a muffin he would”
  5. Handwriting books
  6. Party Pig project

*On Wednesday, students attended a preview of the play Into The Woods. The students had a great time watching the show!

Next Week….

We will learn all about the letter S.

Author-Eric Litwin (Pete The Cat series).

Specials:

Monday-TLC

Tuesday-Music

Wednesday-Library

Thursday-Gym

Friday-Music

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Preschool News-March 17th

This week….

We learned all about the letter R.

Our letter story of the week was called Rosie Rabbit’s Radish.

Here are some letter R words that we learned: Run, rock, radish, red, rabbit, rake, rose, roll.

The author that we learned about this week was Kevin Henkes. The student’s really enjoyed listening to his stories- Birds, Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse, My Garden, Lily’s Big day, Little White Rabbit.

Center Activities:

1.Feather Painting

2. My Garden painting

3.Letter R tracing/writing

4. Smartboard-Alphabet Bingo and counting fish

5. R for Rainbow

6. Purple purse making

7. Name art

*On Friday, we were able to listen to Mr. Dayhill play his bagpipes! The kids loved it!

Next week:

We will review letters A-R.

Author-Laura Numeroff

Feather painting

Feather painting

feather painting

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