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Welcome to Kindergarten!

November 15, 2017

Dear Parents,

We are headed into a busy and joyous time of year and we wanted to keep you up to date on life in kindergarten.

Religion:

This week we will be discussing the Liturgical Calendar. When we return from Thanksgiving weekend we will begin our exploration of Advent. We will learn about the three wise men, Balthasar of Arabia, Melchior of Persia, and Gaspar of India and their journey to reach the baby Jesus. Balthasar, Melchior, and Gaspar will be visiting the classroom similar to the way ‘The Elf on The Shelf” visits many of your homes. They will lead the children in learning about the story of the first Christmas that will include the Holy Family and our Christmas traditions.

Math:

We will continue to work on the concept of addition and the value of numbers into the teens. The centers will enhance learning with hands-on experiences using manipulatives. We will also use Christmas themes so that our learning reflects the season.

Language:

Even though our kindergarteners made it through “ABC Bootcamp” with flying colors, our letter sound work continues every day. We devote part of each day to practicing letter sounds, using letter sounds to form words and to decode words. We are also continuing to work on sight words and this week we will be sending home set three. Our stories during the month of December will reflect the season.

Reminders:

We are headed into colder weather and will continue to go outside everyday for recess. Please make sure your child comes to school with the proper outdoor clothing that is labeled with their name. Girls may wear sweatpants to keep their legs warm.



Thank you,

Lori and Marie

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WELCOME TO STJP KINDERGARTEN!
2017-2018

September 6, 2017

Dear Parents,

Just a few notes to help you ease into the school year:

  • Please pack a recess snack for your child each day. The information to order a daily pretzel will be coming out shortly. Also, please remember to pack a drink each day to have with lunch.
  • If you brought an “emergency snack” the night of the supply drop-off, we are returning it. Our school procedure has changed and it is no longer necessary.
  • Kindergarten boys are NOT required to wear a belt with their uniforms.
  • Your child will come home the first day with a blue ‘Take Home Folder’. This folder should travel back and forth with your child each day. It will be used for any communication between home and school.

  • SPECIALS:
    • Monday: Art and Music
    • Tuesday: Technology and Library
    • Wednesday: Gym (Gym uniforms to be worn on this day beginning Sept. 13th)

We are looking forward to an exciting school year!

Marie Ireland Lori Dolan

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Updated: 7/14/17

2017-2018

Dear Kindergarten Families,

We hope you and your child will enjoy working on our summer activity packet. We’ve put together a list of supplies and forms that are needed at the beginning of the year. To make the first day of Kindergarten easier for you and your child, we have scheduled a supply and form drop-off date. See details below.

Supply Drop Off-Tuesday August 29th 5:00-6:00pm in the gym

  • 3 containers of Wet Wipes or Baby Wipes

  • 1 container of Lysol or Clorox Wipes

  • 10 gluesticks

  • a set of Expo dry-erase markers (fun colors are acceptable)

  • 2 boxes of tissues

  • 2 rolls of paper towels

  • $10 for headphones (one time purchase)--in an envelope with student’s name

  • $15 for stationery -- in an envelope with student’s name

  • Old shirt to use for painting in art class

  • Directions Home form

  • CARES form- if needed

  • Emergency snack bag (plastic water bottle and non-perishable snack in a ziplock bag with student’s name on it)

  • Medical information and medicine with instructions, if required

  • An extra pair of underwear -- in a ziploc baggie with student’s name

  • Volunteer forms and clearances (forms are available on the STJP website)

Wednesday, September 6th –First Day of School (Full Day)

  • Arrive between 8:00 - 8:05; Bell rings at 8:10

For more complete information about our school and procedures, see the Parent/Student Handbook. All forms are available on the StJP website.

We are looking forward to a GREAT year!

HELPFUL HINTS:

  • Please label all uniform/gym items with your child’s name

  • Boys are NOT required to wear belts

  • Please practice tying shoes/sneakers during the summer

More Information

SEE 'NOTES' SECTION FOR EACH TEACHER

November 2, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I would like to thank EVERYONE who made our Halloween Party such a great success this past Tuesday. I think the kids had a great time and it was certainly so nice to have such great parent participation! A special 'thank you' to Christy, Andrea, Colleen, and Jackie (our Homeroom Moms) who organized all the supplies and volunteers.
Also, I would like to thank you for signing up for conferences early. I know it is/was an inconvenience for those of you with multiple children in the school. It is so nice to sit and have a little one-on-one time with you.
Thank you again,
Lori

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October 24, 2017

Dear Parents,


Important Reminders:

1. Bootcamp Finale is this Friday at 1:30pm in Father Fitzpatrick Hall! Your children will be coming home today with invitations. Please look for them in their folders. Grandparents and younger siblings are welcome to attend. Unfortunately, older siblings at St. Joseph the Protector cannot attend this event as it is during school hours.


2. Next Monday, October 30th, is Picture Day. Students come to school in their school uniform. Picture order forms were sent home last week; please return them to school by Monday.


3. As you know, Tuesday is Halloween. This is a regular school day. Students are to wear their uniforms (no costumes) but may add a touch of Halloween fun (socks, pin, hairband or ribbons for the girls). We will be having a party in the classroom that afternoon. Thank you to the parents who have volunteered their time or provided a treat. We are looking forward to a scary fun time!

4. A new list of sight words will be coming home on Thursday. Please continue to practice the old with the new each time a set is sent home. Thank you.


5. Wednesday, November 1st, is All Saints Day. This is a Holy Day and also a school day. We will be taking the students to Mass that morning. This is also the day that Winter uniforms begin.

6. A sign up for conferences will be coming this week. Unfortunately, I have been called for District Court jury duty on November 8 and 9 and will not be able to make conferences those days/evenings. I'm soooooo sorry for the inconvenience!


Hoping to see all of you this Friday!


Thank you,

Lori

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Week of October 10

Hi Everyone,

Better late than never - maybe!! A few notes for this week.
1.Check folders tonight!In your child's folder is a letter w/attachments regarding the first list of sight words. We will be working on a total of 100 words through the end of the year. These are EXTREMELY important to practice at home and there are so many fun ways to do it!
2. We are starting to prepare for our ABC Bootcamp Finale scheduled for Friday, October 27. Your child picked out their letters today and an information note will be in your child's folder tomorrow with a list of each student's letter, along with a link to visit for ideas. You will need a brown paper shopping bag for the vest. Parents are invited to attend on the 27th at 1:45 in Father Fitzpatrick Hall. Don't panic - this is very simple and nothing to purchase:)))
3. Pizza Day is Thursday.
4. October Scholastic orders are due on Friday. The order will be placed on Sunday.
5. On Thursday we will have a special visit from the Weldon Fire Company just for Kindergarten for fire prevention month.
6. Last Friday's session with Ms. McNulty, our school counselor, was cancelled and rescheduled to this Friday morning. The session in titled "Whole Body Listening". I'll take 'Part Body Listening' :)
I hope you are having a good week.
Lori

Week of October 2

Hi Everyone,

Wow, ripped September right off my calendar - that went very quickly!! We had a very busy week and fell right into the Fall spirit with plenty of apple work ending with apple tasting and graphing this afternoon. I'm ready for the weekend! I promise we'll have an October Newsletter this coming week, but for now here are a few notes/reminders:

1. Your child came home with an Apple Picking Fun booklet yesterday. We used these booklets in our Guided Reading small groups. Any booklets, including the Religion ones, can be used for reading with your child.

2.Thursday, October 5is Pizza Day.

3.Friday, October 6is our October First Friday Mass at 10:00. You are welcome to join us.

4. Also on Friday, we will have our school counselor, Bridget McNulty, join our class for a "Whole Body Listening" lesson.

5. I'm happy to tell you that we did get Scholastic orders totally $50, so each child will come home with a free Mo Willems book that they get to write - it's very cute. Have fun!!! The books from the September order will be coming home Monday.

6. An October Scholastic flyer will also be coming home Monday - again, no pressure!

7. Tonight is Movie Night at Conahan Hall and the H&S Clothing Drive this weekend.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Lori

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Wow, ripped September right off my calendar - that went very quickly!! We had a very busy week and fell right into the Fall spirit with plenty of apple work ending with apple tasting and graphing this afternoon. I'm ready for the weekend! I promise we'll have an October Newsletter this coming week, but for now here are a few notes/reminders:
1. Your child came home with an Apple Picking Fun booklet yesterday. We used these booklets in our Guided Reading small groups. Any booklets, including the Religion ones, can be used for reading with your child.
2.Thursday, October 5is Pizza Day.
3.Friday, October 6is our October First Friday Mass at 10:00. You are welcome to join us.
4. Also on Friday, we will have our school counselor, Bridget McNulty, join our class for a "Whole Body Listening" lesson.
5. I'm happy to tell you that we did get Scholastic orders totally $50, so each child will come home with a free Mo Willems book that they get to write - it's very cute. Have fun!!! The books from the September order will be coming home Monday.
6. An October Scholastic flyer will also be coming home Monday - again, no pressure!
7. Tonight is Movie Night at Conahan Hall and the H&S Clothing Drive this weekend.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Lori

 


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