Our Heavenly Friend


"Pray, hope, and don't worry."
--Padre Pio

Padre Pio is our classroom saint. Each day our students will pass by his image and enjoy his heavenly intercession. Saint Padre Pio, pray for us in Pre K 1!

April News

April is here!  

We started April in the middle of the Lenten Season as we continue on our Lenten Path towards

Easter.

We do the Stations of the Cross each morning in class and on Tuesdays during Lent we meet in the

hallway of the ELC to pray The Stations together as a building.  We celebrated Holy Mass on Friday,

April 7th and we will go to the Living Stations of the Cross on Wednesday, April 12th.

Our Fruit of the Spirit is Gentleness represented by a banana.  A good choice since you need to handle

a banana gently or you will have a bruised and smashed banana!  "I, then, a prisoner for the Lord,

urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness,

with patience, bearing with one another through love."  Ephesians 4:1-2

Letters for this month are X & Y.

We went on a field trip on April 5th to see the play Rainbow Fish.

First Friday Mass:  April 7th

April 12th Prayer Partners Visit to celebrate the Last Supper.

Easter Break is April 13-23.  School Re-Opens on Monday, April 24th

Our New Life Prayer Service and Celebration will be on Monday, April 28th.

Happy Easter!

Happy Spring! 

It's March!

"It's March and we hear the wind blowing!"  March is here; will we have a lion day or a lamb day?  

We are graphing the weather each morning to see which type of day we have the most of in March.  I

am definitely hoping for lamb weather!

We started March with Mass for Ash Wednesday.  We received ashes and started on our Lenten

Journey.  This Lent we will talking about different people in the Bible who said, "Yes to God" and

discussing how we can say,"Yes to God" too!  We will be celebrating the Feast Days of St. Joseph,

St. Patrick and The Annunciation of Our Lord.  St. Joseph is the Father of Jesus so we will be

celebrating our our Fathers too with Donuts for Dads on March 20th.  Each Tuesday in the ELC we

will be praying the Stations of the Cross.

March 9th we went on a field trip to see a play.  The children loved it and look forward to seeing

another play soon!  

This month we will learning the letters N, M, V and W.  Our themes will be Insects, Money, Spring

and Weather.  Our Religion Themes will be the season of Lent and the Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness,

represented by an orange.  "God is faithful and by him you were called to fellowship with his Son,

Jesus Christ Our Lord."  1 Corinthians 1-9

We will have two dress up days this month; Necktie Day and Wacky Wednesday!

We happily await Spring and have started creating fun Spring Crafts! 

March will bring lots of fun.  Check out the Documents section each week to see what special things

we have been doing! 

 

 

February Fun

FEBRUARY IS HERE!  THE MONTH OF LOVE!

OUR RELIGION THEME THIS MONTH IS THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT GENEROSITY.

WHAT A GREAT MONTH TO CELEBRATE THE GENEROSITY OF OUR LORD!

"YOU ARE BEING ENRICHED IN EVERY WAY FOR ALL GENEROSITY,WHICH THROUGH US PRODUCES

THANKSGIVING TO GOD."  2 CORINTHIANS 9:11

MRS. JONES WILL VISIT THE ELC TO TEACH US ABOUT THE GIFT OF GENEROSITY.

THE ALPHABET LETTERS WE WILL BE STUDYING THIS MONTH ARE B, R, K, AND A.

WE WILL BE MAKING SETS AND LEARNING TO IDENTIFY THE NUMBERS 16, 17, 18, AND 19.

WE WILL CELEBRATE THE FEAST DAYS OF ST. BLASE AND ST. VALENTINE, AS WELL AS HAVE A

SPECIAL ST. VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATION!

WE WILL LEARN ABOUT PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON ON

THEIR BIRTHDAYS AND HOW THEY SAID 'YES TO GOD". 

WE WILL HAVE TWO DRESS UP DAYS THIS MONTH WINTER WONDERLAND AND PAJAMA DAY!

FEBRUARY IS I LOVE TO READ MONTH SO WE ARE INVITING PARENTS TO SIGN UP AND COME IN

AND READ THEIR FAVORITE STORIES TO OUR CLASS.  OUR PRAYER PARTNERS WILL ALSO COME 

AND READ THEIR FAVORITE STORIES TO US!  IT IS ALSO DENTAL HEALTH MONTH AND WE WILL BE

LEARNING ABOUT OUR TEETH AND HOW TO CARE FOR THEM.

FEBRUARY WILL BE A FUN AND FULL MONTH FOR US!

THE LAST DAY OF FEBRUARY IS MARDI GRAS!  WE WILL EAT AND CELEBRATE AS WE GET READY

FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE LENTEN SEASON! 

Catholic Schools Week

Come join us on Sunday, January 29th for our Catholic

 

Schools Week Open House!  Check out our classroom and

then go look at what Kindergarten has to offer!  Hope to

see you there!

January News

Happy New Year!  Pre-K 1 celebrated 2017 with Hats, Noise Makers and Sparkling Cider!  We counted down the ball

drop with the help of a u-tube video of New York City! 

January will bring lots of fun adventures.  We will celebrate the Feast of the Three Kings with a special King Cake and

Holy Mass.  The next week will send us blasting off into space on Space Day! We will "walk with dinosaurs" and

learn about different kinds of dinosaurs and make our own fossils and we will "walk the plank" on Pirate Day!

 

Catholic Schools week is at the end of January and we will celebrate our Catholic School identity with many fun

activities and service projects.  There is even going to be a magic show!

Catholic Schools Week Open House is Sunday January 29th.  I hope to see you there!

 

Our Fruit of the Spirit for January is a Pineapple for Kindness.  Ephesians 4:32 "Be kind to one another,

compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ."

The letters we will be learning are G, S, J,D and P.  We will be learning numbers 11-15.  We will be learning to

identify them, write them and create sets.

January will be packed full of learning and fun!  We are hoping to pack a few winter snowballs as well!

Welcome to 2017!  I hope this year brings all of you many blessings! 

 

December News

December is here and we have started on our Advent Journey!  We each created an Advent Wreath

with the help of our Prayer Partners.  We brought it home to light with our families.  We continue to

light our classroom wreath each morning and sing the Advent Song.  We will be preparing for the birth

of Our Lord, Jesus through many classroom activities, songs and projects.  We will be attending

morning Mass each Friday with our Prayer Partners too!

Our Fruit of the Spirit this month is a Pear for Patience.  It is very appropriate for us since we are

trying to wait patiently for Jesus' birth on Christmas! 

We will also be celebrating the Feast of The Immaculate Conception, Feast of Saint Nicholas, Feast of

Saint Lucy and the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Of course our last day before Christmas we will

celebrate the wonderful Feast of Our Lord's Birthday, Christmas!  We will have a prayer service

followed by a special celebration.

Our class is in the school musical on December 13th.

The letters we will be working on are C, O, and Q.  The numbers we are working on are 8, 9, and 10.

We wish all of you a Holy Christmas and a Blessed New Year! 

 

November News

November is here!  It is a month of colors and thanksgiving!  The beautiful Fall colors are all around us

and their beauty reminds us of all the wonderful things that we are thankful to God for blessing us with.

November brings our Thanksgiving Prayer Service and we have started working on our projects. 

Please remember to send in a pillow case for our costumes!  RSVP for our Prayer Service is Friday,

November 11th.

 

This month our Religion Theme is the Fruit of the Spirit Peace represented by an apple.

"Peace I leave with you/ my peace I give to you.  Not  a the world gives do I give it to you.  Do not let

our hearts be troubled or afraid."  John 14:27 

We will be studying the letters I, U and C this month. We will have a Cowboy/girl day Friday December

2nd. Come dressed for the rodeo!

Our themes will be Who keeps you healthy?  Healthy Foods, Thanksgiving and Advent.

Chic-Fil-A night is November 15th.  Hope to see you there.

For Weekly News Please visit the Documents section of this webpage.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving! I am thankful for my family, friends, the Catholic Church and all of the

beautiful children and their parents, that God has blessed me with this school year! 

 

 

 

October News

October is here!  Leaves are falling, pumpkins are grinning and cool breezes are blowing!

We have an exciting month ahead of us!  

In Religion we will be celebrating Our Guardian Angels with our 8th Grade Prayer Partners!  We will  also

celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi and  The Feast of the Holy Rosary.

Our themes for this month will be:  Feelings, Fire Safety, Who Keeps Us Safe, Transportation and

Halloween.

We will "study" the letters L, F, E, T and H thi month!  In honor of the letter L we will have a class 

Luau!

We will have special class visitors for Fun With Food Friday, First Responders Day and Joy Fruit of the

Spirit (Joy) Activity Day.

We will also have our first field trip.....we are going to the Pumpkin Patch!

Check the Documents Section each week to read our weekly Our Saintly News!

October Fruit of the Spirit Joy; Represented by Grapes.

John 15:11  "I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete."

This Week in Pre-K 1

This week in Pre-K we Talked about our Friends and how to be a good friend.  We watched the Jesus of Nazareth Video and saw how Jesus called his friends Peter, Andrew, Phillip and John.  We talked about how we can be a good friend to Jesus.  We played a friends game and introduced ourselves to our new friends at school and told them some things about ourselves.  We also "made" a new friend.  

We had a teddy bear picnic this week and brought our friend bears to school and introduced them to our friends at school.  We ate teddy bear treats!  We sat on blankets outside and played with bubbles.  It was a fun day.

Wednesday was Pinwheels for Peace:  we prayed for peace and put our pinwheels outside for everyone to see and remember to pray for peace.

Thursday we celebrated Clifford the Big Red Dog's birthday!  We read Clifford books, sang Clifford songs, and counted "dog cookies" for Clifford.  We came dressed in red in honor of Clifford.

Friday was St. Padre Pio's Feast Day!  He is our Classroom Saint!!   We had a wonderful celebration!  We created a St. Pio shrine for our rooms at home, we danced to Italian music, we sang songs and learned about St. Pio.  We had a wonderful Italian Feast for lunch cooked with love from Enzo's Mom and Nona.  It was a wonderful day!

We had a great week and look forward to more fun and learning next week! 

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