Teacher's Name: Mrs. Marie Doyle
On Friday, October 5th we will be taking a Kindergarten Field Trip to Kelkenberg Farm!
Please watch the weather report and dress your child according to the weather!
Please be sure to pack a bagged lunch with a disposable drink for your child to bring with them.
If they need to order a lunch from the cafeteria, please let us know as soon as possible
so that we can be sure it will be ready that morning.
The bus will be picking us up at 9:15 a.m. and we will be returning to school by 1:15 p.m..
This is also the day of the Ken-Ton Early Dismissal Drill.
Dismissal will take place 15 minutes earlier than usual on Friday, October 5th.
NO SCHOOL/EARLY DISMISSAL
October is a very busy month! Please note the following schedule changes in October:
Friday, October 5th - Dismissal will be 15 minutes earlier due to Emergency Drill
Monday, October 8th - No School - Columbus Day Holiday
Tuesday, October 9th - No School - Staff Development Day
*Thursday, October 18th - Early Dismissal 11:00 a.m.
*Friday, October 19th - No School
The change in schedule is for the entire school.
*There will be Parent/Teacher Conferences for children in grades 1-8 only after dismissal on Thursday, October 18th & all day Friday, October 19th.
Kindergarten will hold their Parent/Teacher Conferences later in the school year.
SCHOOL PICTURE DAY
Dress up nice and wear your BEST SMILE for school Picture Day on
Wednesday, October 10th!
RACE FOR EDUCATION
On Friday, October 12th we will hold our Race for Education!
Thank you to everyone for returning their permission slips, addresses
and pledges for this important event!
Please be sure that children are dressed for the weather as this is an outside event.
Please have your children wear sneakers and their special St. John's T-shirts that were
provided for us by our wonderful Home School Association!
RED RIBBON WEEK
We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week Monday, October 22nd-Friday, October 26th.
This important week reminds us of the importance of being DRUG FREE!
We will wear special ribbons to remind us of the importance
of following a healthy lifestyle and remaining drug free.
H.S.A. HALLOWEEN PARTY
The Home School Association will sponser a Halloween Party for children grades
Pre-K 3 - 5th grade on Friday, October 26th at 6:30 in Klauder Hall (gym).
Information and reservation forms will be coming home in your child's take home folder.
On Wednesday, October 31st we will celebrate Halloween at St. John's!
Children may wear school appropriate costumes to school that morning.
We will have a Halloween Parade in the gym.
The Kindergarten Room Parents will contact you if it is your turn to bring in
supplies for a classroom Halloween party.
5th - Kelkenberg Farm Field Trip
Early Dismissal Drill (15 minute early release @1:45 p.m.)
8th - NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day
9th - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day
10th - School Picture Day
12th - Race for Education (wear sneakers and your H.S.A. T-shirt)
18th - Early Dismissal 11:00 a.m.
19th - NO SCHOOL
23rd - School Mass 9:00 a.m. in the Church - Please join us!
26th - H.S.A. Halloween Party grades Pre-K 3 - 5th grade 6:30 in the Klauder Hall (gym)
31st - HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
The following is a list of skills and ideas that would be helpful for you to work on regularly with your child:
- Read aloud to them daily and have them read to you!
- Identify their name (first, middle & last).
- Recognize the 26 letters of the alphabet (upper case & lower case).
- Identify the sounds that each letter makes.
- Print their first & last name.
- Identify the basic colors of the rainbow.
- Identify the basic two dimensional shapes (bonus for knowing three dimensional shapes).
- Recognize numbers 1-20.
- Practice counting by ones and tens (end of year goal is to count by both to 100).
- Counting out objects to make groups of up to 20.
- Help them identify and create rhyming words.
- Practice coloring.
- Practice cutting & gluing.
- Encourage them to follow simple directions.
- Practice being able to handle their own personal needs such as putting on and taking off their jacket. They should be able to zipper, snap & button most of their own clothing.
- Help them learn to tie their own shoes.
- Encourage proper handwashing & personal hygiene (use of tissues).
- Independently open their own food & drinks for snack and lunch.
- Practice address & phone number (end of year goal is to know both).
- Model and encourage respectful behavior and good listening skills.
Our year end goal in Kindergarten is for everyone to be reading and writing independently!
The following list includes the 100 sight words we will be introducing:
a did hot not ten
all down I of that
am drink if off the
an fast in on three
and find into one to
are for is pick too
ask full it play two
at fun its pull up
away get jump put upon
be go just ran us
best good let red was
big got let's run we
black had like said well
blue has little see went
brown have look seven where
but he make she with
can help me sit will
come here must six yellow
cut him my stop yes
do his no tell you