Thursday, January 16, 2020

Week of January 20th

No School on Monday, Jan. 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Letter of the Week: Oo and it's phonetic sounds.
Number of the Week: 12 is 10 and 2 more
God's Time: Martin Luther King Jr. and in SEEDS - Jesus loves God's World
Shape and Color of the Month: Rectangle and Black & White
Unit Study: Differentiate between Seasons and Weather and List types of Weather

Conferences: Our Pre-K Parent/Teacher Conferences are on Thurs. Jan 23rd and Fri. Jan 24th. We will meet in the church. When you walk down the hall pass the bathrooms there are small offices. You will see my sign. Please be on time for your conference. They are only 15 minutes long and I have back-back scheduled for both mornings.
The children will have a regular school day on Thursday and Friday.

Catholic Schools Week: CSW#1920We will celebrate our wonderful school of St. Therese the week of Jan. 26th. 
Sun. 1/26- 9:00 Mass and Ring Ceremony. Open House for all from 12:00-2:00. Please invite family, neighbors and friends to come and visit our school. Feel free to stop by and see your child's work and walk on up to visit Kindergarten.
Mon. 1/27- Celebrate Community!- Wear Blue for Jersey City Det. Joseph Seals. Any donations collected will go to the Seals family.
Tues. 1/28 Celebrate Our Students! Wear your St. Therese Tshirts and Spirit Wear! Buddy Bingo!
Wed. 1/29 Celebrate Vocations: Open House from 9-11:00. Create a card for Clergy Wax Museum at 1pm.
Thurs. 1/30 Celebrate the Nation: AM Flag Ceremony Wear Red White and Blue. All donations will go to Wounded Warrior Project. Annual Volleyball Tournament.
Fri. 1/31 Celebrate Faculty, Staff and Volunteers- Closing Mass at 11am. Recognize our Volunteers and Room Moms!

Important Dates:
1/20 No School
1/23 &1/24 Conferences
1/26-1/31 Catholic Schools Week
2/7 First Friday Mass at 11:00?
2/14 Valentine's Day
2/17 No School-Pres. Day
2/21 STS Family Night- Talent Show
2/26 Ash Wed. Mass at 8:30

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Week of January 13th

The New Year is starting off Wonderfully! 

Letter of the Week: Nn and it's phonetic sound
Number of the Week: 11 is 10 and 1 more
God's Time: Baptism. The children are encouraged to bring in items and pictures from their baptism this month
Shape/ Color of the Month:Rectangle and Black&White
Unit Theme: Seasons, Weather and Calendar- What makes the Four Seasons?

Presidents Day: No School-There is no school on Monday Jan. 20th.

PreK Conferences: PreK Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thur Jan 23rd and Fri. Jan. 24th. If you do not remember your scheduled time, or have a conflict with your appointment,  please email me ASAP. The children will have a regular scheduled with a substitute teacher.

Tissue Boxes: We are in need of empty tissue boxes-Rectangular in shape and preferably with the slot (not puffs brand). We will be making our Valentine mailboxes from them.

Catholic Schools Week: CSW starts Sunday Jan. 26th at 9:00 am mass. We will be celebrating our wonderful St. Therese School all week with special activities and events for the students, staff and families. Please invite neighbors and friends to join you at our scheduled Open Houses: Sunday Jan 26th 12:30-2:00 (Note the correction on time) and Wed. Jan 29th 9:00-11am. This is a great time to check out our wonderful Kindergarten class!

Important Dates: 
1/20- No School-Pres. Day
1/23&24 Parent Teacher Conferences
1/29 Show N Tell
1/26-1/31 Catholic Schools Week

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Week of January 6th

Happy New Year! I hope everyone was able to enjoy time with family and friends over the break!

Letter of the Week: Mm and it's phonetic sound
Number of the Week: 10. Ten is Nine and one more. It is also 5 and 5
God'sTime: The story of the Magi
Shape and Color of the Month: Rectangle & Black and White
Unit Theme: Seasons, Weather, Calendar
                     Our weekly focus will be on Winter

There is no school on Presidents Day- Monday, Jan. 20th.

Pre-K Conferences: Conference schedules were sent home through your child's folder before Christmas Break. If you need a reminder please email me. Conferences are Thurs and Friday 1/23 & 24.

Catholic Schools Week: is a week long celebration of Catholic Schools, nationwide. This year Catholic Schools Week will be the week of Jan. 26th. It will begin with a School Mass at 10:30 and then an Open House from 2:00-4:00. Please spread the word of our wonderful school and invite family and friends to come and visit!

Tissue Boxes for Valentine's Day
We will need an empty rectangular tissue box to create a mailbox for our Valentines. Puff's brand does not have the correct slot opening , but most other boxes will work.

Important Dates: 
1/3 First Friday School Mass
1/5 10:30 School Mass
1/20 Presidents Day- no School
1/23 &24 PreK Parent/Teacher Conference
1/26-1/31 Catholic Schools Week! Open House on Sunday 1/26 2-4pm

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Merry Christmas!

Mrs McDonald and I would like to wish you all the

Merriest of Christmases and the 
Happiest of New Years!

See you next year!
-Mrs. Reed

Friday, December 13, 2019

Week of Dec. 16th

What an amazing show!!!! The children did such a great job- we are so proud of them!

Letter of the Week: Ll and it's phonetic sound
Number of the Week: Review numbers 1-9. Complete "What's Missing" on a number line
Shape and Color of the Month: Star and Blue
God's Time: The Christmas Story- 3rd and 4th week of Advent
Unit Theme: Christmas Around the world- How to say Merry Christmas in other languages.

Show N Tell: Wed. Dec. 18th.
 Themes for Show n Tell: Letters Jj,Kk, Ll.  Numbers 8,9  Shape Star  Color Blue   Theme: Christmas

Pictures: I was not able to take many pictures at the show. If anyone has some to share please email me. -Thank You!

Friday Dismissal: The Big School is dismissing at 11:30 on Friday, Dec 20th. PreK will dismiss at 11:45. All families with older siblings please enter Big School carline first.

Important Dates
12/ 18- Show N Tell
12/20 - St Therese Christmas Brunch.
12/20 11:45 Dismissal- No Aftercare
12/21-1/1 Christmas Break
1/20 - No School
1/23&24 Prek Conferences

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Week of December 9th

So hard to believe we are in December!!! It is a wonderful time of year to spend with four and five year olds-the magic is so real!!!

Letter of the Week: Kk and it's phonetic sound.  Between the snow day and practice for our show we are a little behind.

Number of the Week: 9 Nine is one more than eight

Shape/Color of the Month; Star and Blue

God's Time: Advent is the time we wait for Jesus! We are getting ready!

December Unit Plan: In December we focus on the Advent Season and we discuss different ways around the world people celebrate Christmas. If you have any family traditions you'd like to share please send me an email or you can come in and share yourself!

Pre-K Christmas Show: Is Friday Dec. 13th at 9:00 am in the Big School Auditorium. Please invite friends and family to join in the festivities!!!
-Please keep practicing with the children at home.
-Room Moms are still looking for help with collecting for the party after the show. You can contact Mrs. Castellano if your not sure how you can help.

Advent Angels: Our Angels were so good to us! Please help your child create a card, prayer, picture or a small item to place in their Buddies stocking.

Important dates:
12/13 Pre-K Christmas Show               12/18 December Show N Tell
12/20 Noon dismissal-No Aftercare         1/2 Retrn to school       1/23,24 Pre-K Conferences

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Week of Nov. 25th

My apologies, but when opening to write this blog I realized I never sent last weeks blog! Yikes, let the crazy season begin!!!

Studies: This week we will be doing some review of our letters and numbers. It's good practice to try and rearrange the numbers and letters and see if the children can put them in order again.

Unit: We will wrap up our study on God's Creation with one of my favorite Stations Days-Worms!!!

God's Time: We will talk a bit more about Thanksgiving and we will being to discuss the season of Advent.

Schedule: Pre-K will have a Regular Day Schedule on Monday and Tuesday. Wed is an 11:45 dismissal. The Big School carline had to be adjusted to accommodate Roxbury buses and will begin at 11:30. Any families with siblings in the Big School should go to that line first and then the PreK carline second.

November Show N Tell: is Wed. Nov. 27th. Please help your child choose one item that reflects what we learned this month. Letters Hh, Ii, and Jj. Numbers 6,7,8. Shape Square and Color Brown. God's Time Thanksgiving and Unit Study-Living and Non living things.

First Friday Mass: Friday, Dec. 6th. Pre-K will be attending mass with our fourth grade buddies and the Big School. Please dress the children appropriate for church.

STS Santa Breakfast is Saturday, Dec 7th. It is such a nice event! You must pre-register for this event. Check the Friday Folder on the website. Following the breakfast there is Home for the Holidays, a wonderful Street Fair with all kinds of activities for the family. My daughter's Tap Company is Dancing at the fair!!

Pre-K Christmas Show: is  Fri Dec. 13th at 9:00 am. Please refer to the letter about dress, siblings, dismissal etc...
The Room Moms have sent out information on items needed for the reception.

Friday Dec 20th is a Noon dismissal for all. NO AFTERCARE

Week of January 20th

No School on Monday, Jan. 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Letter of the Week: Oo and it's phonetic sounds. Number o...