WE SEND OUR VERY SPECIAL TEACHER AIDES OFF TO COLLEGE WITH LOVE AND PRAYERS !!!
PK 4 made their own binoculars and went bird watching !
We had a wonderful day with our 7th grade friends - Happy Easter !!!
The preschool children are required to wear their winter uniform until after our May Procession on 5/7/19. The winter uniform consists of SFA sweatpants and SFA or spirit wear Tshirt. It is not necessary to wear the SFA sweatshirt ! No gym shorts are allowed until after 5/7/19
We appreciate your cooperation !
Spring is finally here !
Religion Themes this Month ":
God gives us new life
Lent and Easter season
Seeds magazine and Activity Book
Bible stories and Songs
We will continue practicing the Our Father and the Hail Mary prayers
Monthly Themes :
Alphabet wrap up with letters Y and Z and our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom party day
Investigator Club : Watch it Grow Unit
Weekly Specials :
Monday : Technology
Tuesday : Gym
Wednesday : Library / Spanish
Thursday : Church Visit / Science
Friday : Music / Fine Art
Dates to Remember :
Wednesday 4/3 : Free Dress Down Day
Friday 4/5 : School Mass 9:30
Friday 4/12 : Living Stations
Monday 4/15 : CLOSED - TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
Wednesday 4/17 : Easter Egg Hunt in the morning : Please note this is a change from the calendar
Thursday 4/18 : CLOSED : HOLY THURSDAY
Friday 4/19 : CLOSED ; GOOD FRIDAY
Monday 4/22 : CLOSED ; EASTER MONDAY
Happy Birthday to :
Miss Rose : 4/9
Joe Lis : 4/17
Maddie McCullion : 4/20
Matthew Nyugen : 4/23
Anna Cotterall : 4/25
If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday at school with a treat and coming in to read ( if you wish ) please contact Miss Anne
HAVE A BLESSED EASTER !
MARCH LEARNING FOCUS :
We are continuing our alphabet recognition / writing work with letters T-U-V-W this month. The children are using The Letter People , our handwriting books , writing centers and games and activities to further enhance their alphabet study.
The children are reviewing number recognition of the numbers 11-20. They are working on a number book that will be coming home shortly - they are working very hard on this activity and are proud of their work ! We are reviewing shapes by looking for shapes in our classroom and doing SmartBoard activities to help us learn all about shapes in our world.
Our sight words this month are : Big - Blue - Can - Come
MONTHLY THEMES :
Religion : Ash Wednesday , Lent , Seeds Magazine and Activity Book , Catholic Coloring Book , Stations of the Cross
In like a Lion / Out like a Lamb - Learning all about the unpredictable March weather !
Dr. Seuss - Games and activities celebrating this beloved author
St. Patrick’s Day - Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day - we will have a classroom celebration on Wednesday 3/13
Welcome Spring - we are looking forward to the first day of spring on Wednesday 3/20
DATES TO REMEMBER :
Wednesday 3/6 : Ash Wednesday - Prayer Service at 9:30
Thursday 3/14 : DRESS DOWN DAY - PLEASE BRING IN ONE (1) CAN OF FOOD
Investigator Club : Under Construction Unit
Spanish : Basic words
OUR LEARNING FOCUS THIS MONTH :
Religion : Seeds Magazine , Jesus is Baptized , Jesus in the Temple , The Good Samaritan , Bible Stories and Songs , Seeds Activity Book
Math : Number Review 10-15 , Recognition and Writing Practice , ABB Patterns , Bar Graphs , Learning Centers with Hands on activities
Literacy : Letters Q-R-S-T , Recognition and beginning sounds , writing practice , word wall , story recall and sequencing
Science and Social Studies : Groundhog Day , Presidents Day , American Symbols , Dental Health
UPCOMING EVENTS :
School Mass with Cardinal O’Hara Choir : Friday , February 1
Francis Fest : Saturday , February 2 , 7 :00pm - 12:00am
Valentine’s Day card exchange & Party : Thursday , February 14
Dress Down Day : Thursday , February 14 : PLEASE SEND IN $1.00
SFA SCHOOL GRADES K-8 IS CLOSED ON FRIDAY , FEBRUARY 15 - THE PRESCHOOL IS OPEN ! NO HOT LUNCH !!
President’s Day : Monday , February 18 , PRESCHOOL IS CLOSED TODAY !
SHOW AND TELL SCHEDULE :
WEDNESDAYS : 2/6 - 2/20-2/27
Bryce - Owen - Joey - Anna - Richie - Lincoln - Sophia
THURSDAYS : 2/7-2/21-2/28
Lily - Patrick - Joe - Mack - Maria - Ian - Maddie
FRIDAYS : 2/8-2/22-3/1
Matthew M - Matthew N - Declan - Addison- Kaylee - Lilly - Parker
PLEASE NOTE : NO SHOW AND TELL ON 2/13 - 2/14 - 2/15 !
Please call the Preschool phone 610-543-5308 if your child will be absent from school or if you need preschool information. Do not call the school office !
Please make every effort to have your child arrive at school on time. This sends the message that school is important . Many activities are planned for early morning learning !
Please label all outerwear your child wears / brings to school - Thank you !
OUR SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF MONDAY , JANUARY 28 - FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2 , 2019 CELEBRATING OUR WONDERFUL SCHOOL !
Monday , January 28 : Philly Sports Day - celebrate your favorite Philadelphia sports team with sports attire instead of your gym uniform today ! We will be doing sports activities throughout the day .
Tuesday , January 29 : The PRESCHOOL ONLY will have a CRAZY SOCK DAY ! Wear your silliest socks with your gym uniform and get ready for lots of fun activities.
Wednesday , January 30 : Dress Down / Comfy Clothes day - No PJ’S please ! Our Open House is 6:00-8:00PM , come visit our fabulous school and see all the areas of campus where your preschool child spends time during his/her school day !
Thursday , January 31: SFA Spirit Day - Wear a SFA tshirt / sweatshirt or any yellow / green attire you wish. Gym uniforms will be fine for this if you do not have any spirit wear. Minute to Win it games in the morning / Magical Assembly in the afternoon.
Friday , February 1 : School Mass at 9:30 / Living Rosary at 1:30 in the Gym.
FINAL CELEBRATION IS OUR ANNUAL FRANCIS FEST 2019 - SFA ROCKS ! JOIN SFA FAMILIES AND FRIENDS FOR A FUN NIGHT TO CELEBRATE SFA !
Happy 2019 to all our PK4 Families ! We are heading into the new year with lots of fun and learning !
Our Learning Focus this Month :
Religion : The Epiphany , Our Baptisms , Presentation , Guardian Angel Prayer , Seeds Magazine & Activity Book
ILA : Letters M-N-O-P Recognition and Sounds , My Big World with Clifford , Beginning sight words , Upper /Lower case matching , learning center activities
Math : Review 1-10 , shapes , patterns , graphing , learning center activities
Spanish : Animal words
SHOW AND TELL SCHEDULE :
Wednesdays : 1/9 - 1/23 - 1/30
Lincoln - Ian - Maria - Anna - Patrick - Joe - Sophia
Thursdays : 1/10 - 1/24 - 1/31
Mack - Richie - Joey - Owen - Maddie - Lilly - Bryce
Fridays : 1/11 - 1/25 - 2/1
Matthew N - Matthew M - Lily - Declan - Addison - Kaylee - Parker
Please be sure your child brings only 1 item to share with the class.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
We will be holding our winter parent teacher talks on Thursday 1/17 from 3-7pm and Friday 1/18 from 8-5. We will focus on kindergarten readiness at this meeting and share your child’s work with you. A sign up genius will be posted for available times. These conferences are not mandatory , if you will not be attending please let us know via email and your child’s work will be sent home .
PLEASE NOTE : PRESCHOOL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAY 1/18 FOR CONFERENCES AND MONDAY 1/21 FOR DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEKS :
Our celebration of Catholic Schools begins with the 4:00 Mass on Saturday 1/26/19 followed by a Pot Luck Dinner. The week will be filled with activities celebrating our school - you will find a list of activities in the Tuesday Envelope.
SPECIALS SCHEDULE :
Monday : Technology
Tuesday : Gym Class
Wednesday : Spanish / Science Experiment
Thursday : Library / Church Visit
Friday : Music and Movement
JUST A FEW REMINDERS FOR THE BUSY WEEK AHEAD !
Monday : Dress down day for St. Vincent De Paul Society - Please send in $1.00 if your child chooses to “ dress down “
Tuesday : Safe environment lessons will be taught. Please refer to Miss Carroll’s Tuesday envelope for information on the content of these lessons. If you do not want your child to participate , you must inform us in writing.
Wednesday : The preschool children will be attending the dress rehearsal of the Christmas Tableau in the Church
Thursday : Preschool pollyanna day. The children were given the name of their pollyanna last week and this information was sent home. Please send in a wrapped gift of a coloring book and 8 pack of crayons with your child’s pollyanna name clearly labeled on the outside so your child will be able to deliver his/her gift. A morning snack of Christmas cookies and chocolate milk will complete the festivities. The annual Christmas Tableau will be presented in the Church at 7:00PM tonight - the preschool children are NOT required to attend this evening event but you are most welcome to come and enjoy !
Friday : Preschool Christmas Program. The children are so excited about this event ! Please bring your child to our school library by 6:00PM . The program will begin promptly at 6:30PM and will last about 1/2 hour. You are most welcome to have family and friends attend. Dress code is Christmas attire / Sunday best. We ask that you keep your child’s coat with you. All children will be dismissed to families from the back of the Church ( Saxer Avenue doors ) at the completion of the program.