Teacher's Name: Mrs. Marie Doyle

Grade/Subject:  Kindergarten   

Contact: mdoyle@stjohnskenmore.com 


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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.



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.


Dress up nice and wear your BEST SMILE for school Picture Day on

Wednesday, October 10th!


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! 


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.


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