Sunday, October 14, 2018

Week of October 15, 2018

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!

We continued learning about letter Cc and really enjoyed reading books about cars and making our own car craft.  We were busy making Halloween crafts to decorate our classroom and hallway.  Wait until you see how festive our Learning Center is beginning to look!  We also started learning a new Halloween song that we cannot wait to sing for you after our Halloween Parade on October 31st.

Fall Fun Day is rapidly approaching and we are looking forward to a great day!

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:  Sense of Hearing and Touch, Signs of Fall, Counting 0-2, Sorting and Halloween
Religion:  Sign of the Cross, Simple Prayers, Grace before meals, "My Name is Special" & Different names for God

Show & Tell:  On Friday, October 19th, please bring in something 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 orange or triangular to show and tell our 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 12th- Fall Fun Day payment was due, if you haven't submitted it please do so as soon as      possible 
October 24th- Fall Fun Day (Wear your St Therese t-shirt if you have one.)
October 31st- Halloween Parade and Party (Parade will take place at approximately 11:15.  I will send home a letter through your child's backpack this week detailing all the procedures for this exciting day.)


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

Monday, October 8, 2018

Week of October 8, 2018

I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend!
Even though we had a short week last week, we got so much done in PreK-3.
It was so nice to learn all about fire safety from our Roxbury Fire Department.  The children all really enjoyed their visit!
We began learning about letter Cc and really enjoyed reading Pete the Cat  and making our own cat crafts as well as learning cool fire fighter songs, playing firefighter puzzles and games and making fire fighter crafts.
Thank you for all being so flexible with our Fall Fun Day date change.  We are looking forward to a great day on October 24th!

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

Show & Tell:  On Friday, October 12th, please bring in something that starts with the "C" sound (car, cookie monster, cat, clown, etc.) or something orange to show and tell our friends about.

Dates to Remember:
October 12th- Fall Fun Day payment due
October 24th- Fall Fun Day
October 31st- Halloween Parade and Party (time TBD)


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

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Week of October 1, 2018

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.  We had fun going on our "bear hunt" and using our binoculars to explore our sense of sight.
This upcoming week we will have a visit from the Roxbury Fire Department and will spend some time learning about fire safety.  We will also begin learning about letter Cc and continue exploring the signs of Fall.
We are looking for 3 additional volunteers to our room parents for our Fall Fun Day.  Please note that the date is tentatively set for October 19th but may have to be postponed to the following week due to farm availability.  I will let you know the exact date as soon as it is confirmed.  Thank you for your flexibility.  We are collecting $14 per student for the expense of the farm animal visit as well as a pumpkin for each student.  Please return your payment with your child's name by Friday, October 12th.
Please be reminded that there will be no school on Friday, October 5th or Monday, October 8th due to Staff Development and Columbus Day.  Hope everyone enjoys the long weekend.

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

Show & Tell:  Due to the shortened week, we will not have Show and Tell this week.

Dates to Remember:
October 5th and October 8th - NO SCHOOL due to Staff Development and Columbus Day
October 12th- Fall Fun Day payment due
9/27 & 9/28- Stewardship forms, Chili Cookoff forms due
**Please return any unsold Calendar Raffle Tickets**

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


Saturday, September 22, 2018

Week of September 24, 2018

We had a wonderful second week of school.  The children are really settling in to our classroom routines and are developing sweet friendships.  They were such good listeners when their classmates presented their All About Me books.  I was so proud of each of them!  They also all smiled ear to ear for our school photos.  I can't wait to see them!

Next week we will have a visit from The Roxbury Fire Department with their amazing fire truck to teach us all about fire safety.  It should be lots of fun!  It is so important for children to feel safe and comfortable around fire fighters when they have all their gear on and our local fire department does such a wonderful job achieving this goal with our little ones.

This Week's Focus will be on:
Letter of the Week: Bb
Number: 1
Color: yellow
Shape: circle
Themes: Fire Safety, Sense of Sight, Signs of Fall
Religion: Sign of the Cross, Simple Prayers, Grace before meals, God loves us ALL

Show and Tell:
Friday, September 28th
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:
10/5 and 10/8  NO SCHOOL for Faculty In-Service and Columbus Day

Hope everyone has a great week!
Paula Dobres


Saturday, September 15, 2018

Week of September 17, 2018

We had a wonderful first week of school getting to know our new PreK-3 friends!  We worked on learning classroom routines, played some fun games and enjoyed our Silly Dance Contests.  Our theme for the week was All About Me!  We found out all sorts of things that make us special and learned all about each other.

Thank you for filling out all the welcome packet forms that went home on our Orientation Day and for all of your donations of tissues and wipes.  If you haven't sent your Star project back to school yet, please do so as soon as possible as we have already shared and displayed the stars that have come in thus far.

Dates to Remember:
School Picture Day is Friday, September 21st
No School 10/5 and 10/8 for Faculty In-Service and Columbus Day

This Week's Focus will be on:
Letter of the Week: Aa
Number:  0
Color: yellow
Shape: circle
Themes: All About Me, Apples, Sense of Taste
Religion: Sign of the Cross, Simple Prayers, Grace before meals

Show and Tell:  Friday, September 21st  Please bring in a favorite thing to play with to show and tell our school friends about.  (It should be small enough to fit in your child's backpack.)
***PLEASE LABEL WITH YOUR CHILD's NAME***

Thank you for sharing your sweet angels with us.  We are really enjoying getting to know each and every one of them!  Let's hope for some sunshine this week so we can finally make it outside to play on the playground!


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Looking Forward to a GREAT First Week!

It was so nice to meet all the Preschool children and families this week.  We are so excited for school to begin on Monday morning!  Mrs. Matthews and I will greet all of the children at the front door to the Learning Center at 8:15.  To make your good byes easier on both the parents and the children, we ask that you keep the drop off quick and happy.  If your child senses that you are worried, they will be worried too.  Keep a smile on your face, give your child a hug and kiss and say a quick "Good Bye."  We will bring the children into our classroom and let all the fun-filled preschool magic begin! We have so many fun activities planned to make your child's day fly by.  Before you know it, it will  be time for the 12:00 and 2:30 pick-ups!

Week of October 15, 2018

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...