4 Year Old Preschool 2018-2019
St. Valentine's Day Activities
January 11, 2019
Hello Preschool Families,
Well, I think we have had enough "extra" days off. Lets all pray hard that the rest of the winter is mild and no more snow, cold or ice days!! These days off have proved to be a challenge regarding our lesson plans. I do apologize for delayed web site updates and newsletters. Hopefully these off days are behind us!!!
This week we will talk about our love for Jesus and one another and celebrate St. Valentine's Day on Thursday Feb 14, 2019. We will continue with our writing series, free draw and writing in our journals. We will send home information regarding our February Home Connection project- My Heart Belongs to Jesus.
I have updated our dates to remember all the way through the end of the year. Please review all the upcoming dates, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Outside day this Wednesday - pending, we will have to see exactly what the weather will be like. Please still send cold weather gear, if anything we can get ready and take a brief walk outside.
St. Valentine's Day Celebration - We will be having a Valentine's Day Celebration in our classroom on Thursday February 14, 2019. This will NOT be a parent attended event. The students will be making Valentine Bags in class for their Valentine's. We currently have 17 students in our classroom. When making Valentine's with you child, please do not make them gender specific or have student names on them, just have your child put their name on the Valentine. The students will drop one Valentine in each bag. This will make Valentine distribution much easier. We will be decorating cookies for our special snack and having some fun Valentine activities that day. Please see our Sign-Up Genius to sign up to have your child bring something to the celebration. Note: we will still have our Gym special that day.
Ash Wednesday- March 6,, 2019. We will be attending 10 am Mass on Ash Wednesday. Depending on how long Mass goes, our students that are 1/2 day may be a little late being dismissed this day.
Secret Message: Please remember to let your children know the secret message from the classroom web page or from the paper newsletter. They are so excited to tell Ms. Clarke or I the secret message!!
Colder Weather Information: Our Outside Day Will Be Wednesdays.
We will try to get outside every Wednesday for about 20 minutes, until the end of the school year. Since the cold weather is upon us, please send your child to school on Wednesdays with full cold weather gear; Snowsuit/Snow pants, heavy jacket/coat, winter boots, mittens/gloves, hat, scarf. etc. Please label all items with your child's name. If you would like to keep a set of cold weather gear at school, place all items in a large bag with your child's name on it and we will keep it on the shelf above their hook in the hallway. We will plan on going outside in all weather conditions except rain. If the wind chill is to low we will still get ready (practicing getting all our gear on) take a short walk, and then come back inside.
February Family Project: The February Family Connection Project will be "My Heart Belongs to Jesus". Your child will bring home a red heart with their name on it. Please take some time to decorate it with your child and talk about all the reasons that we love Jesus, some of the wonderful things he has done for us, (simple bible stories) and what we can do everyday to honor Jesus by what we say and do. These hearts are due back to school by February 25, 2019.
Snack Calendar: Please remember to send in enough snack for 15 students. We currently have 17 students in our class, however, two of our students have special dietary needs and will only be eating snacks that come from home. Healthy snacks are the best, some great choices are gold fish, pretzels, veggie/dip, fruit (please prepare fruit, peel/cut up), graham crackers, cheese/crackers, etc. Drinks are optional, we always have water.
Our special classes schedule:
Monday: Music 8:30 am
Tuesday: Library: 8:30 am
Wednesday: Computers 8:30 am
Thursday: Gym 8:30 am
Friday: Art 9:35 am
Scholastic Book Orders: February book orders were sent home last week. February book orders will be due February 17, 2019, on line by midnight. For every book ordered our class gets points that we can use to increase our classroom library.
February Birthdays: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
1/2 Birthdays: Rena - 5 Gwen - 13
Ellie - 10 Nora - 25
Letters : Lowercase o, a and d
Numbers: 62, 63, 64, and 65
Religion: Lesson 22- Valentine's Day, First Step Bible; Not I Could Hear ,Bible Stores; Loaves and Fishes Day by Day Devotional:A Very Good Shepherd and Father and Son. We will attend Mass of Friday at 8:30am
Writing/Drawing: We will continue with our handwriting series, ABC 123 Just For Me activity books, by Zaner-Bloser (ZB). This week in ZB we will cover; . We will continue to work on lowercase letters and writing in our journals.
Books this week: Valentine Friends, Valentine Cats, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose, Pink of Hearts, Pinkalicious, Valentine's Day, The Valentine Bears, Splat the Cat, Love Splat.
Information and Reminders:
- Please remember to send in a change of clothes for your child. Please send in replacements if we have used your child's extra clothes. (Shirt, pants, socks and underwear).
- All students must wear socks to school. Also all girls must have on shorts/leggings under dresses and skirts.
Outside Recess Days: Wednesdays
February 13, 20, 27, 2019
March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019
April 3, 10, 2019 (no April 17th Easter Classroom Celebration)
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019
Dates to Remember:
February 14, 2019 - St. Valentine's Day Celebration, Parents Do Not Attend (see info above)
February 18 & 19, 2019 - No School, Winter Break
March 2, 2019 - Star Auction
March 4, 2019 - Kindergarten Information Night, 6:30 pm.
March 6, 2019 - Ash Wednesday ( We will attend 10 am Mass - see 1/2 day dismissal for this day)
March 14, 2019 - St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Parents Do Not Attend (More info to follow)
March 14, 15 2019 - Star Musical Drama - Come and see our Middle School Drama Students Shine!
March 19, 2019 - Ms. Clarke's Birthday!
March 28, 2019 - Parent Teacher Conferences ( Sign up Genius will be posted soon)
April 16, 2019 - Easter Celebration (More info to follow)
April 17 - 28, 2019 - Easter Vacation
May 9, 2019 - Special Mother's Day Celebration (Mom or significant female person attend/more info to follow)
May 17, 2019 - No Preschool/Young Fives/Kindergarten, Kindergarten Readiness Screening
May 24 - 27, 2019 - No School, Memorial Day Weekend
May 30, 2019 - Last Day Preschool - Graduation (More info to follow)
Secret Word: Come on Spring!!