3 Day Preschool 9/22/2019

Dear Parents,

I want to thank the parents who participated in the Jog-a-thon! Thank you for your wonderful support!

We are trying to teach the children to be independent, by having them do things on their own. Please continue to support our teachings and home by giving your child simple tasks or chores like helping set the table or by cleaning up their toys when they are done playing with them.

We also have been enjoying Mrs. Longton’s stories in the Library every Wednesday at 8:45 am.

This coming week we will focus on the following skills:

LANGUAGE ARTS

We will learn the sound of the letter Bb and glue on buttons on the letter Bb.

 RELIGION

B is for Baptism. We will learn all about becoming part of Jesus’ family.

CULTURAL AND COSMIC

We will learn about the life cycle of an apple.

METAL INSETS

This week we will learn how to work with the metal insets. These are metal geometric shapes the children can play/work with. They can match the shapes or use the metal shapes for tracing and making a shape book.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

 PLEASE REMEMBER TO LABEL ALL OUTDOOR WEAR ANDBACKPACKS.

This is in case your child has an accident or spills.  Send back extra clothes quickly if your child has anaccident.  Please avoid using belts when possible to hold up pants…it can be tricky when they need to use the toilet quickly.

 BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Our birthdays are very special. It becomes a true ceremony and it goes like this:

A candle, representing the sun, is lit in the middle of the room.  Labels with each month of the year are laid out in a circle radiating out from the “sun.” The children and teachers sit in a wide circle around the sun and months of the year, while the birthday child stands next to the month of his or her birth holding a globe to represent the Earth.  The child then walks around the sun one time for each year of his or her life.  As the child walks, the teacher talks about what the child was doing when he or she was that age. Parents usually write a sentence or two or send in pictures of the child. At the end the child may blow out the candle and the class sings “Happy Birthday”.

It really is a lovely ceremony.

SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING IS OCTOBER 1ST

In order to volunteer at St. John, you must complete a “Safe Environment Training” class.  This class will be held on October 1stat 6:30pm in Egan Hall. Please contact the parish office with questions.

ENDOWMENT DINNER OCTOBER 6th

This dinner helps support our school endowment fund. This year it is being held at Cortina Restaurant from 5pm -9pm. It is sure to be a fun filled evening! Please check the St. John School website for more information.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Castillo