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Ms. Katie Fadden, Preschool

Welcome to St. John Fisher Preschool! My name is Katie Fadden and I couldn't be more excited to be your child's teacher this year. This is my ninth year teaching Preschool at St. John Fisher and I truly love teaching this age group - Preschool is the best! Prior to teaching, I attended St. Germaine School, Mother McAuley High School and Saint Mary's of Notre Dame where I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and minors in Reading and Early Childhood Education. I have one older brother, Dan, who is a Northwestern University alumni - we love to tailgate at home football games in the fall! Spending time with my family is my favorite thing to do. I am so very blessed to work with the absolutely incredible Mrs. Beth Furlong each day. She is a mom to 5 amazing children (2 in high school, 1 in college and 2 recent college grads), a former Speech Pathologist and a Fisher Falcon alum, too! Together we really look forward to a wonderful year of learning, laughter, friendships and fun with your child in Preschool! 

Preschool News 10/14/19

Posted on Oct 13, 2019

Dear Parents,

We learned all about Fire Safety and the job of firefighters this week in Preschool as we celebrated national Fire Safety Week. We read tons of great fire safety and firefighter themed stories, talked about how to stay safe if there ever was a fire at school or at home and even finger-painted black spots on an adorable fire house Dalmatian dog (perfect since our letter of the week was letter Dd!)

It’s beginning to sound like Halloween in Preschool! We started learning many Halloween and fall themed songs and poems that we are excited to perform for you on Halloween morning! On the morning of Halloween, moms and dads are welcome to walk into school with their child to listen to some spook-tacular songs and poems and take some pictures of the cutest Preschoolers in costume! This should last about 25 mins or so for those of you who will need to continue on to work. In addition to learning and practicing our songs/poems, we painted and cut out large pumpkins that are on display on our windows, made spiders on a web out of our handprints and made the most unique jack-o-lanterns that are on display on our door. After talking about what a jack-o-lantern is and might look like, the preschoolers each drew and cut out their own orange circle shape, gave it a jack-o-lantern face and drew/cut out a green leaf. They are so special and we are so proud of their efforts! The Preschoolers also made and cut out their own unique Frankensteins which are on display on our hallway bulletin board. Frankly, they are doing awesome! :-)

We learned all about letter Dd this week. The Preschoolers practiced how to write the upper and lowercase letter and identified the special sound the letter makes. They brainstormed tons of new words that begin with the letter and sang some songs/did some dances to help us practice more with the letter! They sure are dynamite!

In religion, we read and discussed the story of Noah’s Ark. We learned a song about Noah’s Ark, too! After reading and discussing the story, the boys and girls worked on a dot-to-dot picture of the story to add to their bibles.

Just a reminder that Scholastic book orders are due tomorrow if you are interested in ordering! Orders will be received in plenty of time for Halloween! You can send an order in your child’s folder or order online at using our class code JT8JQ. Let me know if you have any questions! Thank you in advance for any orders!

As always, please feel free to email me at with any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful week!


Important Documents:

Preschool Handbook