May 21, 2018

Dear Families,

We hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day with your family!

Our last day of preschool will be on Wednesday, June 6, for both AM and PM classes. We will follow the regular time schedule.

SNACK TIME:

Please remember to bring a of gallon water with your child’s snack. As the weather gets warmer the children are drinking more water.

LANGUAGE ARTS:

We’re finished with the alphabet! Now we are going to have fun exploring word families. Our focus will be the “at” family!

CULTURAL AND COSMIC STUDIES:

The Students will be planting sunflower seeds! Preschoolers have been working on a book to learn about the parts of a Sunflower.

RELIGION:

We are learning about Jesus’ teachings through stories from the Bible. This week we will listen to the story “Joseph and His Amazing Coat”.

SPANISH:

We will review greetings, colors, numbers, shapes, and learn

Summer Words!

  1. Sun =sol
  2. Hot= caliente
  3. Beach= playa
  4. Sand =arena
  5. Sunglasses= anteojos de sol
  6. Vacation=vacaciones
  7. Airplane= avion
  8. Sandals=sandalias
  9. Hat=sombrero
  10. Towel=toalla
  11. Pool=piscina
  12. Swimsuit=traje de baño

End of Year Picnic:

Mark your calendars! The Preschool End of Year Picnic will be held at Salmon Bay Park (2001 NW Canoe Pl, Seattle) on Thursday June 7, 2108 at 11:15am. Please join fellow students and Preschool teachers and bring a brown bag lunch to celebrate the start of summer break!

 

 

 

April 30th, 2018

Dear Parents,

On Tuesday we would like each preschooler to bring one flower (from your yard is great) to create a bouquet to place at the statue of Mary in our school courtyard.  We will also sing, MARY THE MOTHER OF JESUS, and say the Hail Mary.

LANGUAGE ARTS

This week we will focus on the letter and sound of the letter “Xx”. Enjoy the week!

RELIGION

This week we will honor Mary.  As the mother of God she is an example to all of us.  She loved and cared for Jesus in the same ways our mothers love and care for us. As our heavenly Mother she helps us to know God.

SPANISH

New Vocabulary: Family (familia)

Mother: mama                   Sister: Hermana

Father: Papa                      Brother: hermano

Grandfather: Abuelo

Grandmother: Abuela

PRESCHOOL AUCTION PARTY

Save the date! May 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the preschool classroom #6

LAST DAY OF PRESCHOOL

Our last full day of preschool this year will be Wednesday, June 6.  On Thursday, June 7, we will have our annual brown bag picnic. Time and Place to be determined.

 

April 22, 2018

Dear Families,

We want to thank you for participating, volunteering and contributing to our annual school auction! This was another successful year!

LANGUAGE ARTS

This week we will focus on the letter and sound of “Ww”and create the puppet “Wacky Walrus”.

RELIGION

We will hear and discuss the story “Jesus Meets a Woman at the Well”. This story teaches us the importance of being kind to people different from us.

SECOND STEP

We will learn about showing respect to one another and celebrating our differences!

COSMIC AND CULTURAL STUDIES

In honor of EARTH DAY we will read the stories MISS RUMPHIUS and BOB AND OTTO.

Miss Rumphius teaches us that it is important to make the world a better place in some way. In

the story BOB AND OTTO children will learn how worms help our plants grow well…creating tunnels that allow air and water to get to the roots of plants.

Last week we read MISTER SEAHORSE by Eric Carle. We will continue to learn about these interesting creatures, seahorses, and we will create a seahorse in Eric Carle fashion!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 16, 2018

Dear Parents,

We had a great week back at preschool! We are working hard as we head towards the end of the year.

Important: Please send 1 gallon of water on your snack day.

Language Arts:

This week we will focus on the sound of Vv and will create “Vam Vampire”.

Science:

Our butterflies hatched! The children had a wonderful time in our school garden letting them fly away!

Religion:

The children will  experience “The Breakfast On The Beach” story and how Jesus reminds us of his power, love and forgiveness.

Spanish:

We are going to learn about the names for baby animals!

Auction News:

A reminder that the preschool will have an ice-cream and movie party! You can sign up online!

 

 

 

March 26, 2018

Easter Greetings to Preschool families!

We are busy moving to our new rooms and we are looking forward to starting in our new spaces on April 9th.

*REMINDER: WHOLE CLASS PICTURES TOMORROW MARCH 28 !!!!!

*PROCEDURE FOR DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP IN ROOM 6
Please drop and pick up 5 day AM/PM preschoolers at the northwest doors (that face the church).

At pick-up we will deliver your preschooler to the door with their “cubby” items.

*SUMMER PLAYDATE COORDINATOR
Preschool and kindergarten are in need of parents to schedule summer playdates at local parks. Andrea Marquez has done it most recently and is willing to help you get started. Please consider volunteering for some fun, summer get-togethers. THANK YOU ANDREA FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!!!!

Thank you for your consideration and support during our move.

Happy Easter!

Preschool Teachers

March 12, 2018

Dear Families,

Our preschoolers are working hard every day. They have grown so much and continue to be curious about letters, numbers , and writing!

We have preschoolers at many different levels of learning who through their daily work and play teach each other. We are very proud of their accomplishments.

RELIGION

The children will listen and discuss the story of the life of Saint Patrick

SPANISH

To celebrate St. Patricks’s Day we are practicing naming green objects:

sapo verde-green frog

camion verde- green truck

hoja verde- green leaf

lima verde- green lime

manzana verde-green apple

SAVE THE DATE!  SPECIAL VISITOR’S DAY REMINDER!  

We will have a Special Visitor’s Day for all preschool classes. Each preschooler may invite one or two special people to class to make a craft and enjoy refreshments.

Below are the class visitor schedules:

Mrs. Castillo’s 3 day Part-time class—Wednesday, March 21st  at 10:15.

Quigley AM class — Thursday, March 22nd at 10:15.

Quigley PM class—Thursday, March 22nd at 12:15.

 

Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

 

 

 

February 26, 2018

 

Dear Families,

We are at the end of February! Thank you to all of our generous preschoolers and their families for the beautiful valentine greetings and candy. We all enjoyed the day!

Language Arts

We will focus on the letter and sound of “Rr ” and will make Racing Raccoon. Have a great week!

Religion

This week we will hear the story of Jesus and how he encouraged the fishermen to follow him. Jesus asks us to do the same.

Cultural Studies

On Friday we will meet with our 4th grade buddies to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss! Each 4th grader will read a Dr. Seuss book to their preschool buddy!

Spanish:

Review of Greetings, numbers, colors, shapes and learning the phrase:

Adonde esta? (Where is?) and the answer: Aqui esta (Right here) or Ahi esta (Right there)

Reminders:

No school on March 16 Teacher Development Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 12, 2018

Dear Families,

It was wonderful to meet with all of you at conferences. We love being with your children and your support is fantastic. We are looking forward to enjoying the remainder of the year.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Next week we will focus on the alphabet letter and sound of “Qq” and make Quacky Quakers . Have a great week!

SECOND STEP:

“Fair Ways to Play” Lesson 19 Unit 4

The students will learn that playing together, trading, and taking turns are fair and fun ways to play.

RELIGION:

This week we are learning the names of symbols of the Church which we call LOVE SIGNS (cross–represents Jesus, Alpha and Omega–God was and always will be, light–God, Jesus, God’s love, water—life, blessings, Baptism, fish—Christian, Chi-Rho—Jesus Christ, flame—Holy Spirit,

Clover—Trinity. The children will soon bring home MY BOOK OF LOVE SIGNS.

PRACTICAL LIFE:

Valentine’s day theme:

Sorting beads into heart trays.

VALENTINE’S DAY

The children may make and send one large, special, decorated,

Valentine to decorate our class and/or individual valentines for your child to pass out. If your child is giving individual valentines please just sign your

child’s name. IN ORDER TO KEEP IT SIMPLE WE ASK THAT

YOU DO NOT ADDRESS VALENTINES TO INDIVIDUAL

CHILDREN IN THE CLASS.   AM Part-time Class —Tuesday, February 13 and 5 Day AM and PM Classes—Wednesday, February 14.

REMINDER:               WINTER BREAK: No school February 16, 19, and 20.

January 22, 2018

 

Dear Families,

We are having such a fun month in the preschool as the children are showing a lot of growth these days! They is nothing more rewarding to us than to see them achieve a skill they were not able to achieve at the beginning of the year!

All School Open House is Sunday, January 28th after the 10:30 Mass and lasts until 1:00.  The children are excited to show their work and their classroom.

EXTRA SNACK

We always send the extra snacks home . If your child goes to XDC after school, please make sure you ask the XDC staff to give these to you.

VALENTINES DAY

You may bring one large decorated Valentine to decorate our classroom and/or individual Valentines for your child to pass out.

If your child is passing out Valentines, please just sign your child’s name.

PARENT-TEACHER SIGN UP FOR CONFERENCES

Please make sure to return your conference form by Thursday, January 18th.  Slots fill up quickly.

We are looking forward to meeting with you at conferences

LANGUAGE ARTS

This week we will focus on the sound “Nn” and create “Noisy Newt”.

GERM EXPERIMENT PERMISSION SLIP

Please return the germ experiment permission slip by Friday, January 26th.

RELIGION

This week we read the story “Jesus is Lost in the Temple”. Students will learn that when Jesus was in the temple at age 12 He was showing He was God’s Son who came to do God’s will. They will also learn about Jesus’ family activities during this time in history.

SPANISH

Children will review greetings, colors, numbers, Como te llamas?, and will learn Adonde esta? (Where is?) and answer Aqui esta! (here it is!)

Shapes:

Circulo: Circle

Cuadrado: Square

Triangulo: Triangle

Rectangulo: Rectangle

DATES TO REMEMBER

*Preschool Conferences will be held on the afternoon of January 31, February 1st and 2nd.  There will be preschool classes on Wednesday the 31st .  NO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY THE 1ST OR FRIDAY THE 2ND.

ALL SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE will be held on Sunday, January 28th at 12:00 pm after the 10:30 Liturgy.

 

 

 

January 16, 2018

 

January 16, 2018

Dear Families,

All School Open House is Sunday, January 28 th after the 10:30 Mass and lasts until 1:00.  The children are excited to show their work and their classroom.

PARENT-TEACHER SIGN UP FOR CONFERENCES

Please make sure to return your conference form by Thursday, January 18th.  Slots fill up quickly.

We are looking forward to meeting with you at conferences

LANGUAGE ARTS

This week we will focus on the sound “Mm” and create “Merry Mouse”.

GERM EXPERIMENT PERMISSION SLIP

Please return the germ experiment permission slip by Friday, January 26th.

RELIGION

This week we read the story The Child Jesus which describes Nazarath and the everyday life of the Holy Family.

DATES TO REMEMBER

*Preschool Conferences will be held on the afternoon of January 31, February 1st and 2nd.  There will be preschool classes on Wednesday the 31st .  NO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY THE 1ST OR FRIDAY THE 2ND.

ALL SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE will be held on Sunday, January 28th at 12:00 pm after the 10:30 Liturgy.