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!

March Madness!

March came in like a lion (snow day March 1st) so let's hope it goes out like a lamb!

Our March Religion Theme of Rejoice in the Lord is the Seventh Commandment:  Thou Shall Not Steal.  The virtuous action is Honest in ones actions.

March also starts the season of Lent.  We will be learning about the season of Lent and creating different projects to help us to remember to pray, fast and give. 

Our letters this month are M,V, and W.

We will honor our fathers with Donuts for Dads on Tuesday, March 19th the Feast Day of St. Joseph.  We will also celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick with a little leprechaun magic and the Feast of the Annunciation by creating a special flower arrangement!

Report cards will be distributed this month as well.

Please check out the Documents Section to see more of what we are doing in March! 

FEBRUARY FUN!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

FEBRUARY IS THE MONTH OF LOVE!

I LOVE TO READ MONTH!  I LOVE TO TAKE CARE OF MY TEETH. (DENTAL HEALTH MONTH) I LOVE MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY! (SAINT VALENTINES DAY.) JOHN LENNON SAID IT ALL WHEN HE SANG, "ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE."

LETTERS FOR FEBRUARY:  R, K, A, N

RELIGION THEME:  YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY.  VIRTUOUS ACTION: LOYAL IN FRIENDSHIPS & RELATIONSHIPS!

DRESS UP DAYS:  WINTER WONDERLAND, VOCABULARY PARADE, SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY, PAJAMA DAY, NECKTIE DAY!

THEMES:  READ, READ, READ!, DENTAL HEALTH, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, BIRDS & NESTS, NURSERY RHYMES

FIELD TRIP TO CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL TO SEE THE PLAY HENRY AND MUDGE!

FEBRUARY IS FILLED WITH LOTS OF THINGS TO LOVE!  KEEP CHECKING THE DOCUMENTS SECTION FOR WEEKLY NEWS!

January Fun 2019

January is here!  Happy 2019!

We returned to school to celebrate the New Year with Hats, blowers and sparkling grape juice! The first week we celebrated the Feast of the Three Kings with a procession, crowns and cupcakes!  Joel got the baby Jesus cupcake!

This month we will explore the letters D,S,and P! We will have two special dress up days Space Day and Pirate Day!

Our Religion Theme will be Thou Shalt Not Kill with the virtuous Action of Compassion towards others.  We will also celebrate the Feast of John the Baptist.

Catholic Schools Week starts on January 27th with an Open House 11-1.  I hope to see you there!

Monday:  Celebrating Catholic Schools; Mass 9:15

Tuesday:  Celebrating Vocations

Wednesday:  Celebrating Our Community

Thursday:  Celebrating Our Students

Friday:  Celebrating Our Teachers

January will be filled with fun for the New Year!

Remember to check the Documents Section for weekly news!

December News

 And So It IS Christmas! December is here and we are starting to get ready for the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ!

We begin our Advent Season with a School Wide Prayer Service and creating Advent Wreaths with our Prayer Partners.  Each week we will light our Advent candles and pray as we prepare ourselves for Christmas Morning!  We will also have weekly Advent Prayer Service as a ELC community in the hallway each Tuesday morning.

This month we will learning the letters G and J as well as the numbers 3,4 and 5.

Our religion theme of Rejoice in the Lord brings us to the fourth Commandment:  Honor your Father and Mother with the virtuous action of being Respectful to Adults.  Mrs. Jones will be visiting to teach us more about this commandment.

Our Happy Birthday Baby Jesus Prayer Service is on Friday, December 21st at 10:00.  It will be held in the St. Luke Room of the ELC followed by a celebration in the classroom.  There was a Sign Up Genius sent out to parents so that you can help with the refreshments!

I hope all of you have a Holy Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

November News

November started with the celebration of All Saints Day.  The children wore saint capes and halos as Saints in the Making!  Parents gave Mrs. McGowan Special words that describe their child's saintly qualities.  The children wore their capes to church marching over to Mass singing When the Saints Come Marching in!

November 2nd is All Souls Day and we prayed for people and pets that have gone to live with Jesus in Heaven.

November is the month of giving thanks to God for all that He has given us.  We will have a prayer service and celebration of Thanksgiving on November 20th in the Parish Hall.  Parents please remember to RSVP.  Mrs. Kramedas will be contacting parents to help with food for our celebration.

Our Religion Theme:  Rejoice in the Lord continues this month with the Third Commandment:  Remember to keep holy the Lord's Day.  The virtuous action is Respectful of Adults.

The letters we are working on this month are C, O and Q.  O week our theme will be Commotion in the Ocean!  We will be creating many fun ocean critters.

Our special visitors this month will be Mrs. Jones teaching us about Commandment Three, our Third Grade Book Buddies and our Fun Food Friday parent!

We will end November with a celebration for Christ our King as we get ready for the Advent Season!

 

October News 2018

October has arrived and we are starting to get ready for Halloween.  We have a "pumpkin vine" starting to grow in our classroom and we have been learning about how a pumpkin grows.

We have a field trip planned to the pumpkin patch on Monday, October 29th.  We also will have our Halloween Parade and Celebration on Tuesday, October 30th.  The parade will begin at 10:00 in the field by the playground.

Please remember to send your child to school in their costume that morning!  

This month our Religion Theme of Rejoice in the Lord introduces us to the second commandment.  You shall not take the name of your Lord Thy God in vain.  The virtuous action is thoughtfulness in speaking about God.

The alphabet letters we will be learning are E, T, H, I and U.  Please bring in a Show & Tell, on Tuesdays,  that begins with the letter of the week.  The shapes we are learning are circle, square, oval, triangle and rectangle.  Each week there is also a different theme that we will be learning about.

Our Bishop will visit our school on Wednesday, October 17th and we will sing a song for him.  

A reminder that on Wednesday and Thursday October 24th & 25th, there will be 11:50 dismissal for Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Please sign up for a conference.  I would like to see all of you to discuss your child's progress in adjusting to the school environment.

Remember no school on October 31st it's our Faculty Retreat day!

Have a wonderful October!  

September Fun!

Welcome to Pre-K 1!

We are so excited to start a new year with a wonderful group of students.  The children have only been in school for three days and they already have the routine down pat!

We start out this year by learning about our school, ourselves, our five senses, our emotions, our friends and our family!  It is a full month! 

Our religion theme this year is REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS!  We will spend each month learning about each of the Ten Commandments and the virtuous action that is related to it.  September is I am the LORD your God you shall not have strange gods before me.  The virtuous Action is Faithfulness:  Keeping God First in our lives. 

This week we will have our opening Prayer Service and next week we will celebrate our Parish Feast Day:  The Feast of The Holy Cross!  We will have a School Mass in the morning and a Procession of the Cross down State Street in the afternoon! 

September will also bring the study of colors both primary and secondary colors.  

We will have several celebration days so check out our calendar for the dates!  My favorite is our classroom saint's Feast Day Celebration,  We will celebrate on Monday, September 24th with lots of Italian Singing Dancing and Food!

September will be a wonderful month!

It's good to be back in school with all of these wonderful children!

Suzanne McGowan