Pre-Kindergarten

clark@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

“Follow the Son”

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” ~ John 8:12

 

AUGUST 2021

Dear Families,

Welcome to Pre-Kindergarten at Blessed Trinity Catholic School!  We are looking forward to working with you and your child.  It will be an exciting school year, packed with fun-filled learning experiences and activities!

Throughout the school year, our class will focus upon learning to identify the letters of the alphabet and learning to produce the unique sound(s) of each individual letter.  Our literacy program will help the children develop phonological awareness (awareness of sounds in spoken words).  The program will also help expand vocabulary, and assist students in developing comprehension skills in reading.

During the school year, the Pre-K class will explore numbers from one to fifteen and learn to recognize a variety of colors and shapes.  Students will also learn about God’s everlasting love through Bible stories, songs, and various projects.

There will be a new classroom theme each month.  Together, we will explore many interesting topics.  During the first few weeks of school, we will be busy establishing our classroom routines.  The children will be learning about our rules and procedures in the classroom and around the school.  We will begin our alphabet study with letters Aa and Bb, and analyze likenesses and differences among objects and pictures.  As September approaches, our first theme will be “All About Me/My Five Senses.”  Additionally in September, the color red, circles, and  letters Cc, Dd, and Ee, and the number zero will all be introduced.

In order to create a warm, caring and safe environment in the classroom, we will be asking the Pre-K students to follow five simple rules.  This will allow the children to know what is expected of them on a daily basis.  The five rules are as follows:

          1.  Use kind words – “Love other people and be kind.”
               Luke 6:27
          2.  Use your listening ears (follow directions) – “God gave us ears to hear… “
               Proverbs 20: 12
          3.  Use your walking feet (no running inside the classroom or school building).
          4.  Use helping hands – “Help one another.”  Galations 5:13
          5.  Do not hurt others – “Do to others as you want them to do to you.”  Luke 6:31

At the start of the school year, each student will be given a clear plastic folder.  Your child will be bringing it home every day.  You may see notes and updates from the teachers and from the school, as well as your child’s completed classwork assignments and art projects.  Since teacher and parent communication is very important, we ask that you please examine and empty the folder’s contents daily, and have your child return the folder to school on the following day.  Please feel free to drop a note in the folder, if you have any questions or concerns.

The Pre-K class has many resources (“specials”) each week.  P.E. class is scheduled for every Monday.  Please make sure your child wears his/her school uniform and tennis shoes.  No school shoes are required on this day.  Tennis shoes must be worn in order for your child to participate in P.E.  Girls are encouraged to wear shorts under their jumpers.  Music class is every Tuesday.  Library Day/Media is scheduled for every Wednesday.  Please remember to place your child’s library book in their folder or backpack, so they may be able to check out a new book.  The children go to the playground Tuesday through Friday.

As a reminder, we ask families to label all of your child’s outerwear (sweaters, jackets, vests, hats, scarves, etc.) and belongings (backpacks, water bottles, etc.)  Those children who plan to be here for lunch ( in Early Birds or Lunch Bunch), we also ask that their first and last names are written on their lunchboxes.

Each day students should bring in a full water bottle.  Please make sure it is one that your child can easily open and close, and that is no larger than 2 1/2″ in diameter.  Additionally, we ask that your child always has an extra change of clothing inside his/her backpack, since spills and accidents often occur in preschool.  We also ask that you please pack an extra mask (or two) inside the backpack.

If you have any questions or concerns, or need further information, you may place a note in your child’s folder or contact us via email.

Welcome again to Blessed Trinity Catholic School and to the Pre-K program!

                                          May God Bless Our School Year Together!
                                            Mrs. Meg Clark & Mrs. Susan DeFreitas