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Ms. Sue Power, Preschool

Hello! My name is Sue Power. This is my sixteenth year of being a teacher and my third year at St. John Fisher. I am so excited to be working with your children this year in the part-time preschool program. A few facts about me are: Ever since I can remember, I always wanted to be a teacher. My love for reading extends from getting engrossed in a great book to choosing and reading books to my students. I believe in daily exercise and if my knees would cooperate, I would love to run a marathon, if I could. I also like to incorporate exercise in my classroom with movement, dancing and yoga. I am interested in anything related to science and I love to see my students faces light up when we mix up something as simple as baking soda and vinegar. I live in Evergreen Park and I have four fantastic adult children who thankfully are all doing well and in great careers of their own. I love going to the city and am a big Sox fan. A great evening for me is coming home from school, taking a walk and then sitting down to a great meal or going out to dinner with friends. I am proud to say that I am a product of Catholic school and that tradition remained the same for my own children as well. I really enjoy teaching my preschoolers about all of the wonderful things God has given us. I also enjoy teaching and learning with my students ways we can be more like Jesus in everything we do. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you on August 25, 2016! We are going to have a terrific year!

Part Time Preschool for Week of 12/11 to 12/15/2017

Posted on Dec 17, 2017

Dear Preschool Parents,

     We had a busy week in Preschool.  This week we continued to practice for our Christmas Show.  Everyone is so very excited!

     We also continued on with a new letter which is Jj.  We read stories and practiced writing Jj.  We played some letter review games too.

     Our Art projects were "J" is for Jesus and decorating our special hand made ornaments for our families.  We hope you liked them and our reindeer bags too!

     For Religion we have been talking about the Advent season.  We will add our third Advent candle as we prepare for  Baby Jesus' birthday.  We have been reading stories from the Bible about Angel Gabriel, Mary, Joseph, the angels and the Three Kings.  We learned that the star led the Three Kings to find Baby Jesus.  

     The schedule for next week is:

     Monday - Full day

     Tuesday - Polar Express Day.  Students can wear their pajamas.

     Wednesday - NO SCHOOL.  Our Christmas play will be at 11:30 in Church.           Students arrive no later than 11:15 to the back of the Church for check in.             Parents find a seat and we will process in.  After the show, students will                process back with their class to back of the church for check out.  Students         wear their Christmas best. 

     Thursday - Full day

     Friday - Is a half day of school.  Morning class dismisses at regular time of            10:45 and there will not be any afternoon preschool.


On behalf of Mrs. Healy, Ms Starr and myself, we would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  We adore your children and because of them are able to see what Christmas is really all about through their eyes and their excitement.   Thank you again for being the great parents that you are!


Ms Power




Part Time Preschool for Week of 11/27 to 11/30/2017

Posted on Dec 03, 2017

Dear Preschool Parents,

     We are on to getting ready for Christmas at preschool.  Our classroom looks so festive as we prepare for Jesus' birthday.  We will "pretend" to light our first Advent candle this week as we continue to prepare.

     This week we worked on letter Hh.  We learned the sound and formation and many things that began with Hh.  We have been reading stories with Hh in the title and many Christmas stories.  We put things in a hat that began with H, and we also played an Hh "hide and seek" game.  We found pictures that began with the Hh sound and when we pulled it off the chart we found an Hh or a Christmas Tree.

     This week in Religion were learned the story of the Angel's Secret.  We learned how Angel Gabriel came to Mary and told her that she would be a mother to Baby Jesus.  We learned how at first Mary was afraid but then she was surprised and said she would do what ever God wanted her to do.  I sent the Advent calendar page home and told the children to keep it in a spot where they can color or draw something as each day of December passes.  

     We are also beginning to practice our Christmas songs and poems for our upcoming Christmas show on December 20th.  By now you should have received a letter with all of the details.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  

     We missed Math this week but we did begin counting to 100 while do the Macarena.  We will do this every Thursday until the end of the year.  

     Our Art projects were painting a paper plate green and then turning it into a tree that we decorated with buttons, gems and  and glitter.  We also put "happy faces" on our letter H.  

     Enjoy the rest of your weekend!