Sunday, October 20, 2019

Week of October 21, 2019

Last week was another short but busy week in PreK-3.  I am so proud of all of the children for coming back to school, after a full week off, without missing a beat!  They all remembered our routines and came right in ready to learn and play!

Fall Fun Day was so much fun!  A big shout out to Mrs. Reed for organizing such a successful day and a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all of our amazing parent volunteers who went above and beyond their volunteer posts to ensure that all the children had a great time!  A big thank you to Mr Reed for making the amazing play dough that we all had so much fun playing with and sniffing and to Mr Dobres for helping pick out and load up the most perfect pumpkins for our pumpkin patch!
Halloween falls on a Thursday this year so we will celebrate it on Wednesday, October 30th in PreK.  We will have a special parade and sing some of our favorite songs afterwards.  Please refer to the information sent home with all the specific information for the day.

Christmas Show:  YES, we are already planning our PreK-3 Christmas Show!  It will be here before we know it so PLEASE mark your calendars!!  It will begin at 8:45am on December 13, 2019 in the All Purpose Room of the Church.  Plan on it taking about an hour or so.  The routine will be very different for this special day.  All children will arrive a little later and will be dismissed directly to you right after our Show and refreshments so you can spend the rest of your special day together with with your amazing little Preschool Performer!!  I will be sending more information in the upcoming weeks but please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you may have. 

This Week's Focus will be on:
Letter of the Week: Ee
Number of the Month: 2
Color of the Month:  Orange
Shape of the Month:  Triangle
Themes:  The Five Senses, Signs of Fall, Counting 0-2, Sorting, Halloween
Religion:  Sign of the Cross, Simple Prayers, Grace before meals, "The Good Shepherd Cares for His Sheep"

Show & Tell:  On Friday, October 25th, please bring in something that starts with the "E" sound (envelope, elephant, Easter egg, elf, eel, tell about an "exciting" time, eagle, etc.) or something orange or something triangular to show and tell our friends about.  If you have a hard time finding something, you can always send in a print out of a picture.  The children really do look forward to sharing their items with one another!

LOTS of Dates to Remember:

October 25th: Tag Day- Wear your favorite Halloween Colors
October 26th: Playground Mulching
October 30th:  Halloween Parade at 11:15 and Party beforehand

November 8th: HSA Tricky Tray
November 11th:  NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
November 27th: NOON DISMISSAL for all students- No After School Care
November 28-29:  NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

December 7th: HSA Breakfast with Santa
December 13th: 8:45 AM- PreK-3 Christmas Show (more information to follow)
December 20th: NOON DISMISSAL for all students- No After School Care
December 23- January 1st: NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break


Hope you have an "E"xtra special  week.  I know it will be an "E"xciting one in PreK-3!
Paula Dobres

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Week of October 14, 2019







The Roxbury Fire Department visited us this week and taught us some very important fire safety information.  They were fabulous presenters and we were a wonderful audience!

We had a great time reviewing our letters and exploring our sense of touch this week. 

This week was so much fun!  The photos above say it all!

Fall Fun Day is this Wednesday, October 16th.  It will be held rain or shine so let's all keep our fingers crossed for a dry morning!  Please dress your child for the weather as we hope to be outside for a large portion of the morning.

Halloween falls on a Thursday this year so we will celebrate it on Wednesday, October 30th in PreK.  We will have a parade and sing some of our favorite songs afterwards.  I sent home all the details through your child's folder this week so please take a look through it and let me know if you have any questions.

This Week's Focus will be on:
Letter of the Week:  Letter Review: Aa, Bb, Cc and Dd
Number of the Month: 2
Color of the Month:  Orange
Shape of the Month:  Triangle
Themes:  Sense of Touch, Signs of Fall, Counting 0-2, Sorting, Halloween
Religion:  Sign of the Cross, Simple Prayers, Grace before meals, "Jesus is the Good Shepherd"

Show & Tell: We will NOT have Show and Tell this week due to the shortened week.

Dates to Remember:
October 16th:  Pre-K Fall Fun Day
October 30th:  Halloween Parade and Party

Hope you have a super week!
Paula Dobres

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Week of October 7, 2019



Is it really just October?!?  Our little PreK-3 pumpkins have settled into our school and classroom routines with such amazing ease!  I am so proud of them!

We had a fabulous week learning about fire safety, letter Dd, dinosaurs, dogs and even dragons!  We explored our sense of smell too!  Some smells we unanimously disliked aka GARLIC!  And others we unanimously loved aka SYRUP!  We may also have come home with some colorful smudges on our sniffers... smelly markers were so much fun to create masterpieces with!!  Fun, fun, fun! 

We are learning some special seasonal songs that we absolutely love to sing and dramatize.  Ask your little musician to give you a little sneak peek at "Five Little Pumpkins!"  We can't wait to sing it for you after our Halloween Parade!

On October 7th we will have a visit from the Roxbury Fire Department and we will be spending some time learning about fire safety all morning in preparation for their visit.  All morning children are invited to stay.  If you have not let me know of your intention to have your child stay, please do so as soon as possible.  Please see the notice that went home through your child's backpack earlier this week regarding lunch and pick-up procedures for morning children on that day.

Fall Fun Day is right around the corner!  It is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16th. We are collecting $7 per student to help cover the expenses for that fun filled day.  Please return your payment with your child's name by October 9th.  We are also looking for parent volunteers to help us run the stations that morning.  Please let me know in you would be interested in helping out.

Our Mums for Mulch fundraiser delivery and pick-up is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9th in the main building entrance.  A notice with all the details will be sent home through your child's folder.  Thank you for supporting this wonderful cause!

Halloween falls on a Thursday this year so we will celebrate it on Wednesday, October 30th in PreK.  We will have a parade and sing some of our favorite songs afterwards.  I will send home information through your child's folder this week so please take a look through it and let me know if you have any questions.

This Week's Focus will be on:
Letter of the Week:  Letter Review: Aa, Bb, Cc and Dd
Number of the Month: 2
Color of the Month:  Orange
Shape of the Month:  Triangle
Themes:  Fire Safety, Sense of Touch, Signs of Fall, Counting 0-2, Sorting, Halloween
Religion:  Sign of the Cross, Simple Prayers, Grace before meals, "Jesus is the Good Shepherd"

Show & Tell: We will NOT have Show and Tell this week due to the shortened week.

Dates to Remember:
October 9th: Mums for Mulch pick-up
October 7th:  Fire Fighter Visit 
October 9th:  Fall Fun Day payment due
October 11th and 14th- No School - Teacher Professional Day & Columbus Day
October 16th:  Pre-K Fall Fun Day
October 30th:  Halloween Parade and Party

Hope you have a super week!
Paula Dobres

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Week of September 30, 2019

Wow!  Pete the Cat was such a HIT with our preschoolers this week!!!  It was so much fun to read the story and to then sing and dramatize it together using our Smart Board!  It was the first thing they asked to do all week long... SO FUNNY!!

We also had a blast exploring our sense of hearing and making and using our very special rain sticks.  We used our school instruments as well as our rain sticks to make music all day long... We also had a very special classroom parade.  Be sure to ask your preschool musician all about it!

We are also enjoying observing signs of Fall and even made our own Fall Trees!  Be sure to check them out on display in our PreK-3 Art Gallery next time you are in our Learning Center!



On October 7th we will have a visit from the Roxbury Fire Department and we will be spending some time learning about fire safety all week in preparation for their visit.  All morning children are invited to stay.  If you have not let me know of your intention to have your child stay, please do so as soon as possible.  Please see the notice that went home through your child's backpack earlier this week regarding lunch and pick-up procedures for morning children on that day.

Fall Fun Day is right around the corner!  It is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16th. We are collecting $7 per student to help cover the expenses for that fun filled day.  Please return your payment with your child's name by October 9th.  We are also looking for parent volunteers to help us run the stations that morning.  Please let me know in you would be interested in helping out.

Our Mums for Mulch fundraiser is underway with all orders due by Tuesday, October 1st.  The mums will be delivered right to St. Therese School for your convenience.  Pick up date and procedure information will be available shortly.

If you did not receive my email last weekend regarding Emergency Alerts, please notify me and the main office as soon as possible so that we can update the system with all your correct contact information.

This Week's Focus will be on:
Letter of the Week:  Dd
Number of the Month: 2
Color of the Month:  Orange
Shape of the Month:  Triangle
Themes:  Fire Safety, Sense of Smell, Signs of Fall, Counting 0-2, Sorting
Religion:  Sign of the Cross, Simple Prayers, Grace before meals, "Jesus is the Good Shepherd"

Show & Tell: On Friday, October 4th, please bring in one item that starts with the "D" sound (dog, dragon, dinosaur, dots, a picture of Daddy or someone else whose name starts with the letter D, etc.) or something with a special scent or fire fighter related to show and tell our preschool friends about.  The children have been so excited to share their items as well as listen to their friends sharing their own.  It's never to early to practice public speaking as well as being a good audience!!

Dates to Remember:
October 1st: Mums for Mulch orders due
October 7th:  Fire Fighter Visit 
October 9th:  Fall Fun Day payment due
October 11th and 14th- No School - Teacher Professional Day & Columbus Day
October 16th-  Pre-K Fall Fun Day

Hope you have a wonderful week.  I know we will in PreK-3!
Paula Dobres

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Week of September 23, 2019

We had another fun filled week of learning this week.  The children loved spending the day with their teddy bears on Show and Tell Friday.  "Blue Bird, Blue Bird" was so much fun to make, play and sing too!  We had fun going on our "bear hunt" and using our binoculars to explore our sense of sight.  The children adored being adventurers and exploring our school grounds using our binoculars!  They made so many wonderful discoveries!  Be sure to ask them all about it. 



We also practiced our fine motor skills by making adorable acorns that are now on display in our classroom.  Be sure to take a peek at them next time you are in the Learning Center.

This week we will be learning the letter Cc, focusing on our sense of hearing, and learning about and observing signs of Fall.

If you are interested in having your child participate in The Little Gym after school program offered right at here at St. Therese School, please send back the registration form that went home in your child's backpack as soon as possible.  Please let me know if you need an additional form. 


This Week's Focus will be on:
Letter of the Week:  Cc
Number of the Month: 0 and 1
Color of the Month:  Yellow
Shape of the Month:  Circle
Themes:  Five Senses: Sense of Hearing, Signs of Fall, Counting 0-2, Sorting
Religion:  Sign of the Cross, Simple Prayers, Grace before meals, "Jesus Welcomes the Children"

Show & Tell:  On Friday, September 27th, please bring in something that starts with the "C" sound (car, cookie monster, cat, clown, etc.) or something yellow to show and tell our friends about.

Dates to Remember:
October 7th:  Fire Fighter Visit  (Information coming home in your child's folder this week)
October 11th and 14th- No School - Teacher Professional Day & Columbus Day
October 16th-  Pre-K Fall Fun Day

Hope you have a wonderful first week of Autumn!
Paula Dobres

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Week of September 16, 2019

We had a fabulous first full week of school learning all about our new PreK-3 friends!  The children LOVED sharing their amazing Stars!  What an incredible job everyone did creating their masterpieces!  Mrs Matthews and I were blown away by your creativity!!  All the children are such natural public speakers. It was truly remarkable to watch them share their posters!!

A great big thank you to our two Room Parent volunteers, Mrs. Selser and Mrs. Rozanski!!  We all appreciate your help!

The children are such natural students picking up on our classroom routines and expectations with such great ease.  We had to continuously remind ourselves that they have only been with us for a little over a week!

We had so much fun learning about apples and with our Apple Taste Test as well as learning to distinguish attributes in objects which are the same and different.

This week we will be learning letter Bb, focusing on the Sense of Sight and continuing with our All About Me unit.

This Week's Focus will be on:

Letter of the Week: Bb
Numbers of the Month:  0 and 1
Color of the month: yellow
Shape of the month: circle
Themes: All About Me, The Five Senses: Sense of Sight, Bears
Religion: Sign of the Cross, Simple Prayers, Grace before meals

Show and Tell:
Friday, September 20th
B is for Bear!  Please bring in a favorite Teddy Bear to show and tell our school friends about. If you do not have a bear, any stuffed animal will work.  ***Please label with your child's name***

Dates to Remember:

October 11th and 14th- No School - Teacher Professional Day & Columbus Day
October 16th-  PreK Fall Fun Day

It's going to "Bb" a great week!
Blessings,
Paula Dobres


Sunday, September 8, 2019

Week of September 9, 2019

We had a wonderful first day of school getting to know our new PreK-3 friends!  We worked on learning classroom routines, played some fun games and enjoyed a Silly Dance Contest.  We are in store for a wonderful school year with this adorable group of children!!

We will be kicking off our All About Me unit this week!  We can't wait to find things that make us special and learn all about each other.  We will also start learning our first letter of the week, Letter Aa, while having some Aa is for Apples fun while exploring our sense of taste!!

Thank you for filling out  the welcome packet forms that went home on our Orientation Day and for all of your generous donations of tissues and wipes. 

We are still looking for two Room Parents.  If you are interested in volunteering your time with our fabulous three year olds and their families, please reach out to me as soon as possible.  If you would like to learn more about the responsibilities involved, I would be happy to discuss them with you.

As the weather has been taking a turn for the cooler side lately, please be mindful of packing your child with an extra layer, sweatshirt/sweater/jacket, as we will play outside on the playground while the weather still permits.

Please remember to label all of your child's belongings with his/her name. 

Most of all, thank you for sharing your sweet angels with us.  We are really enjoying getting to know each and every one of them and are looking forward to an amazing school year with them!!!

Have a wonderful week,
Paula Dobres

This Week's Focus will be on:

Letter of the Week: Aa
Numbers of the Month:  0 and 1
Color of the month: yellow
Shape of the month: circle
Themes: All About Me, Apples, The Five Senses: Sense of Taste
Religion: Sign of the Cross, Simple Prayers, Grace before meals

Show and Tell:  Friday, September 13th-  Please bring in your All About Me Star.  We can't wait to learn more about each other!  ***PLEASE LABEL WITH YOUR CHILD's NAME***


Dates to Remember:

September 12th- Back to School Night
September 13th- School Pictures
October 11th and 14th- No School - Teacher Professional Day & Columbus Day
October 16th-  PreK Fall Fun Day


Week of October 21, 2019

Last week was another short but busy week in PreK-3.  I am so proud of all of the children for coming back to school, after a full week off,...