3 Day Preschool 9/16/2019

Dear Families,

We made it through our first week of school! The students were so happy and did a great job at following directions. This week we will continue to review our classroom rules, learning to clean up our toys and sharing with others.

Classroom Rules:

LANGUAGE ARTS

We will learn the sound of the letter Aa and will glue on Apple Jacks on the letter A

 SECOND STEP

The children will learn about the importance of following directions in school, how to make friends, and being kind to one another.

RELIGION

This week we will learn about our school theme, “Be Kind.” We will talk about God’s love for us and discuss how we can practice love, kindness and good deeds towards others.

STEM 

We will explore the differences and similarities in various types of apples, and will do a simple lesson with graphing.

 IMPORTANT REMINDERS

If you haven’t yet done so, please bring in a labeled zip lock bag with a set of extra clothes as soon as possible. This is in case your child has an accident or spills.  Please avoid using belts when possible to hold up It can be tricky when they need to use the toilet quickly.

Please send in your child’s Comfort Kit. This is for an emergency and should only include: A small flashlight, a warm hat, an extra pair of socks, a small container of wipes, and a letter with a picture to comfort your child.

REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR CHILD WEAR STURDY SHOES.  WE PLAY OUTSIDE, RUNNING AND CLIMBING EVERY DAY!

 SNACK

A Snack Calendar will be sent home next week. If the date you are assigned does not work for you, please trade dates with another family.

Each child will bring snack for 3 days for 14 students. No juice or water is needed. Preschool will provide this for the children.

Please send healthy snacks. Suggestions include:

Fruits and Veggies. Please be sure these are washed and cut at home.

Fruit leather

Crackers—Graham, Goldfish, Ritz, Wheat Thins

Cheese—String, cheese slices

Yogurt/Applesauce—squeezable only

Mini muffins, granola bars, rice crispy treats

**PLEASE READ ALL LABELS.  DO NOT SEND ITEMS THAT CONTAIN NUT PRODUCTS OR ITEMS MADE ON MACHINERY WHERE NUTS ARE USED.

JOG-A-THON

Our Jog-a-thon will be next Friday, September 20th. On this day you may come to run with your child or to just support our students and cheer!

Times for the preschool:

AM Classes, both 3 Day and 5 Day preschoolers will run from 10:00 to 10:30 am

This is a RAIN OR SHINE event, and one of our biggest fundraisers. Your participation is very much appreciated!

 PARKING REMINDER

Please do not park in the yellow zone of 79th St. during AM drop-off and PM pick-up.

Please share this request with your nannies, grandparents, etc.

This is especially important between 8:00am-8:30am and 2:45pm-3:15pm. Thank you so much!

VOLUNTEERING

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.

We thank you for your support! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Vanessa Castillo