Happy Catholic School’s Week! We look forward to an exciting week ahead as we celebrate all the MANY things that make SJF such a special and incredible place! Your children and family are truly at the top of that list – thank you for choosing to be part of our SJF community! We are so grateful that you chose to send your child to St. John Fisher. We hope you feel it has been the best investment! As we look to welcome the newest SJF Falcons with registration for next school year opening this week, please help us spread the great word about our amazing school to your family, friends and neighbors! Your word of mouth recommendation is so valuable and we are truly very appreciative for your help in promoting our incredible school!
This week in Preschool we continued learning more about Penguins and Polar Bears (which was perfect because we also learned about letter Pp!) We read tons of fiction and nonfiction stories about both animals, learned more about where they live and some of the things they like to do, like swim! We went on a winter find it hunt, where we searched our room for hidden pictures of winter themed items, and made adorable Eskimos! We began talking about Valentine’s Day and the Preschoolers chose to paint a red, purple or pink heart that they also cut out (and are on display on our classroom windows!) We also talked more about what it means to be a good friend and how we can be loving and kind to all of our classmates. The Preschoolers worked really hard on drawing a picture of themselves where they also completed the prompt “I am a good friend because I …” by writing or tracing why they are such a good friend to others. We sure have the most loving and kind Preschoolers in Room 109!
We learned all about letter Pp this week! We learned the special sound the letter makes and practiced writing the upper and lowercase letter. The Preschoolers were blowing us away with how many words they could think of that began with Pp – they kept excitedly coming up to us with new words throughout the day each day this week as they thought of them! So sweet!!! We met Penelope Pig, read her story and made her puppet. We searched for the letter among others and listened to clues to guess letter Pp items. Of course, our favorite letter Pp words of all are…. Preschool and Play!!! :-)
In religion, we read the bible story of Jesus and the Children. We learned how Jesus always made time to talk about God with children, even when other adults thought he might be too busy. We read that Jesus taught that children are an important part of God’s Family! After reading and discussing the story, the Preschoolers drew a picture of the story to add to their bibles.
Some important reminders…
- This week is Catholic School’s Week – Hooray! We look forward to fun activities each day to celebrate our incredible school and amazing SJF community! Here is the schedule of events.
o Monday – Roll out Bed Day – Wear your pajamas to school! We will be playing all-school Bingo in the afternoon.
o Tuesday – Game Day – No need to bring or wear anything today, just get ready to play some fun games in Preschool!
o Wednesday – Wacky Wednesday – Dress in your wackiest outfit today! Feel free to bring in $1 to donate to the Ronald McDonald House.
o Thursday – Rosary – We will be saying the rosary as a school today. If you have a rosary for your child that you feel comfortable sending to school please do so. It would be so helpful if you could put it in a Ziploc bag in your child’s folder with their name on it. If you don’t have one available, no problem at all!
o Friday – Falcon Friday – Come to school dressed in your favorite Falcon gear, special tie-dye creation (see Mrs. Nash’s Notes!) or in Falcon colors! Please send your child with a special treat to enjoy today for our all-school movie!
- Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year is now officially open! If you did not yet register your child for Preschool OR Kindergarten yet for next year please do so as soon as possible to reserve your spot! Please also let us know as soon as possible if your family will not be returning to SJF next school year. Feel free to let me know if you need another registration form and we can happily send one home in your child’s folder! Please also spread the word that registration is open to family, friends and neighbors!
- As the year progresses, we are running very low on some crucial supplies and could greatly use your help in restocking our classroom! If possible for your family at this time, we would really appreciate if you could contribute 1-3 packages of Clorox Wipes (we are constantly cleaning and disinfecting with these each day!), 1 Box of Kleenex and 1 Bottle of Hand Sanitizer. Thank you SO much in advance!
As always, please feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com with any questions or concerns. Have a great week!