Thursday, July 19, 2018

2018-2019 Opening Letter and School Supplies List

August 19, 2018

Dear Parents,

     I am delighted to welcome you and your child to our Preschool Program. Let's work together to make this a joyous growing experience for your child.

    Our program is designed to develop awareness and nurturing of each child's precious spirit. Our program recognizes that our Pre-K students are eager learners even though their social, fine and gross motor skills, language and cognitive abilities are not fully developed.

     This program is designed to meet the individual needs of the early learner and teach children how to share, socialize and function in a group. The group lays the foundation of faith and guides the children in daily prayer and academic activities designed to prepare them for Pre-K second level.
    A typical Pre-K day entails:
  • Opening exercises (Welcome prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, calendar and weather)
  • Religion (lessons via circle time)
  • Math (positions and classifications, comparisons and patterns, number readiness and graphing, numbers 0-20, adding and subtracting, fractions, measurements, geometry)
  • Reading/Language (rhymes, little books, big books, oral language development, phonetic awareness activities, auditory discrimination and listening skills, visual discrimination, knowledge of the alphabet, development of writing activities, beginning print and book concepts, comprehension skills, learning center activities)
  • Science (life science, earth science, physical and body awareness)
  • Social Studies
  • Story time (theme of the week)
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nap
  • Bathroom
  • Center time
Supplies (Please have everything labeled with your child’s name)
  1. 3 plastic folders
  2. 1 Pre-K notebook (sold at the OLQM school supply room)
  3. 1 Coloring book
  4. 1 pack of triangular crayons (sold at the OLQM school supply room)
  5. Child baby picture
  6. Family picture
  7. A change of clothes
  8. Baby wipes
  9. Clorox wipes
  10. A roll of paper towels
  11. A can of Lysol spray
  12. Box of tissues
  13. 2 gluesticks
  14. Hand sanitizer
  15. 2 reams of printer/copy paper
  16. 1 ream of construction paper
  1. Bring your child to school on time (after 8:00 am your child needs a late pass);
  2. Bring absent note if your child is absent (IT’ S A MUST!) It is required by the Department of Education;
  3. Read calendar carefully for early dismissals;
  4. Send your child’s supplies on time;
  5. Bring Emergency cards on time;
  6. Send homework on time;
  7. If you want to throw a birthday party in the lunchroom, please inform me at least two weeks before the party date;
  8. If you need to talk to me about your child’s progress, you must see make an appointment;
  9. Please, no outside toys and blankets allowed;
  10. Read to your child every night (15 minutes);
  11. Label everything your child brings to class;
  12. Your child must wear a gym t-shirt and jogging pants on gym days (Gym day TBD);
  13. Children should have breakfast every day before 7:45am;
  14. No glass or plastic bottles allowed; juice should be in a juice box or the aluminum packaging;
  15. Full uniform required every day except gym day;
  16. Shoes should have velcro;
  17. No belts for boys; make sure pants fit properly.
Mrs. Fundora

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Thank You

Dear Parents,

Reminder, Our Moving Up Ceremony will be on Wednesday, June 20th at 10:00 AM.  Children should be in the classroom no later than 8:00 a.m. already dressed up.  Girls must wear a nice cotton dress, with shoes or sandals.  Boys must wear navy blue Bermuda shorts and short-sleeved collared shirt (any color). Three people per child may attend the ceremony.  This is the last day of school and after-school program.

Finally, the aides and I would like to thank you for entrusting your children with us and for choosing a Catholic School education.  We loved working with the children, watching them grow and be intrigued by the world around them.  We know we laid a strong foundation of learning and faith to follow them in the years to come. 

We hope you and your family have a wonderful summer!

Thank you.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

6/11/18 to 6/15/18

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow, June 11th and Friday, June 15th are noon dismissals.

Donuts with Dad on Friday, June 15th at 9:00 AM. Also, the Flynn & O'Hara Uniform Company will be  here 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM in the Science Room on Friday.

Our Moving Up Ceremony will be on Wednesday, June 20th @ 10:00 AM.  Girls must wear a nice cotton dress, with shoes or sandals.  Boys must wear navy blue Bermuda shorts and short-sleeved collared shirt (any color).


Mrs. Fundora

Sunday, June 3, 2018

6/4/18 to 6/8/18

Dear Parents,

Calendars will be distributed on Monday, June 4th.

Please make sure children have extra clothes in their cubbies.

Lessons of the Week:

Religion: Wonderful Me and Anti-bullying Curriculum

Reading: initial sound /z/; letter-sound correspondence; writing Zz

Math: subtraction

Science: Animal Homes

Lessons of the Week
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Mrs. Fundora

Monday, May 28, 2018

5/28/18 to 6/1/18

Dear Parents,

May Procession and crowning of an image of Mary on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Please have children bring rosary beads.

Please remember to bring Clorox wipes, tissues, and baby wipes.

Lessons of the Week:

Religion: See What I Can Do; The Life of Mary

Reading: Cause and effect; main idea; predicting outcomes; letter Yy - its corresponding sound and writing the letter

Math: Reviewing addition

Lessons of the Week
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Mrs. Fundora

Sunday, May 20, 2018

5/21/18 to 5/25/18

Dear Parents,

Noon dismissal for Monday, May 21st.  Parents are urged to attend Transiting to Kindergarten Workshop in library this Tuesday, May 22nd. NYCDOE Annette Pastor will be conducting workshop.

School is closed this Friday, May 25th and Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day weekend.

PreK Summer Program enrollment is closed. We have reached the targeted enrollment for the Summer Program.

Mrs. Campos, Sophie's mother, will be giving a lesson on Tuesday on dental hygiene. She is a pediatric dentist.  She will provide toothpaste and toothbrushes for every child.

I would like to thank Mrs. Song, Oliver's mom, for the Science lesson she gave to the students.

Please bring Clorox wipes, tissues, and baby wipes.

Lessons of the Week:

Religion: Families

Reading: Letter Ww and Xx, initial sounds, recognizing uppercase and lowercase

Math: Weight

Science: Dental hygiene; animal families

Lessons of the Week
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Mrs. Fundora

Monday, May 14, 2018

Class Activities

Replanting at the Greenhouse

Practicing the Letter R

Center Time

Using Our New Smart TV
Donated by the Moglia Family