Teacher's Name: Mrs. Marie Doyle

Grade/Subject:  Kindergarten   

Contact: mdoyle@stjohnskenmore.com 

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It's hard to believe that our first trimester of Kindergarten is over!

Report Cards will be sent home with your children on Friday, December 7th.


Parent/Teacher Conferences for Kindergarten will be

Thursday, December 6th from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m and

Friday, December 7th from 8:00 - noon.

Kindergarten students will have a regular school day on both conference days.

Confirmation Notes were sent home verifying the time for each conference.

Conferences should take about 15 minutes each.

We will try to adhere to the schedule as best we can.


St. John's will be collecting new, unwrapped toys to donate to those less fortunate than us

from December 3rd - December 7th.

Please send your donation in with your child any day that week.


Our School Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 7th at 9 a.m. in the Church.

Please feel free to join us!


Kindergarten will be performing in the Christmas Concert on

Thursday, December 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the Church.

Children should dress in there Christmas Best and arrive by 6:15 p.m. to meet their class.

They have been working very hard on the words and hand gestures for their special song!

Please encourage them to practice at home.

We look forward to celebrating the season with you.


On Friday, December 14th we will have a very special day in Kindergarten!

Children may wear their pajamas to school where we will enjoy watching

a special Christmas movie while enjoying a special snack!

(Children will not need to bring their own snack from home on that day.)

We will also be making our very own Classroom Gingerbread House!

Please watch your child's take home folder for more information about this fun day!


The school children will have the opportunity to get some Christmas Shopping done at

our very own pop up store on December 17th & 18th.

Please watch your child's take home folder for more information.


The children will be learning about Advent...our time of waiting

throughout the entire month of December.

We have many special activities and rituals planned to celebrate the Advent Season.

We will come together as a school community on Thursday, December 20th in the Gym

for a special Advent Prayer Service.



Please note that Friday, December 21st will be an 11 a.m. Early Dismissal Day.

There will be NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE available on this day.

School will resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2019!


We would like to wish everyone a very


We hope everyone has a Happy New Year!



  3rd - 7th - St. Nicholas Toy Drive

  6th - Kindergarten Parent/Teacher Conferences 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

   7th - Kindergarten Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00 a.m. - Noon

           School Mass 9:00 a.m. in the Church. 

13th - Christmas Concert 6:30 p.m. in the Church (children should arrive by 6:15p.m.

14th - Special Kindergarten Pajama Movie/Craft Day

17th & 18th - Santa's Secret Shop

20th -  Advent Prayer Service 8:30 a.m. in the Gym

21st - Early Dismissal 11:00 a.m. - NO After School Care

24th - January 1st - NO SCHOOL - Christmas Recess

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - School Resumes


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 hand washing & 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